GT Parent Update
May 5 | Last Day of GT Groups
May 24 | Last Day of School | Half day (11:15)
Summer Enrichment Packets
Thank you, parents and guardians, for all you do for your children. Our hope for you this summer is that you get many opportunities to learn and grow together doing things that you love! Whether it is outside playing ball, hiking, swimming, or inside watching movies and playing games, we hope you enjoy being together!
For those rainy days, feel free to check out the enrichment packet linked below. Your child may have come home with a paper copy of this as well. If interested, feel free to print the packet of the grade that your child just completed in the 22-23 school year. Please do not let them work ahead, as we will use these packets again in future years.
Click below for parent access to the summer enrichment packet! Have fun thinking and problem-solving!
22-23 GT Grade Level Cohort
Shout out to our amazing GLC team of teachers who have been working hard with the GT Department this school year! The Grade Level Cohort is made up of 4 primary teachers; Sarah Pope and Ali Thompson from Northshore Elementary and Rachael Brantley and Ashton McNabb from Sequoyah Elementary. These four educators have used their expertise in their knowledge of students and curriculum, while receiving professional development about gifted education, to adapt, enhance, or create advancing resources for ALL primary teachers across the county. These resources provide opportunities for ALL students to have access to challenging thinking and problem-solving activities. Rachael, Ashton, Sarah, and Ali have also presented and shared their work at our Knox County District Learning Day for teachers and will continue to next school year. Please join us in thanking each of them for going above and beyond to support teachers and students across Knox County!
Calling ALL Treasure Hunters!
If you love a good scavenger hunt, then try out geocaching and earthcaching. Similar to an outdoor treasure hunt, you search for hidden “caches” and geological features using the GPS right on your smart phone. The mountains are in our backyard, so why not get out there and try something new together?
Click below to read and find out more information about these games of seeking natural treasure.
Want to keep your children active this summer?
1. In-State Gifted Summer Camps
Tennessee Gifted Summer Camps | KidsCamps
iD Game Dev Academy for Teens - Held at Vanderbilt Experience a game development startup At this intensive game design and development program, teens ages 13-18 receive elite instruction in a collegiate setting, interact with industry pros, and network with peers.
2. Out-of-State Gifted Summer Programs
Gifted Summer Programs: Listed by Topics of Interest - Davidson Institute
The following is a list of summer programs organized by topics of interest in two separate categories, summer programs specifically for gifted youth and summer programs that may interest gifted students. The topics of interest include: Arts, Enrichment, Leadership, Literature, Math, Outdoor, Precollege, Science, Technology, Engineering, Varies (for programs that vary in subject category), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and more.
3. Knoxville Summer Fun
Gifted and Talented / Gifted and Talented
The Gifted and Talented (GT) Coaching staff welcomes you and your family to our website. On this page, you will find links to information about your GT Coach, program and curricular details, and other gifted education resources. GT Coaches emphasize creating and maintaining stimulating classroom environments with academic rigor for our advanced and gifted learners.