DMS Gifted News

December 2021

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HCD Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas - Christmastime Is Here (Instrumental) by HCD Christmas

Time to Celebrate!

The DCS Gifted Specialist team was awarded a $27,000 ALSDE gifted grant! The grant will fund a projects focusing on Career Awareness & Exploration, Social & Emotional Learning, Gifted Reading, and Program Improvement. This is the fourth grant our team has been awarded by the state.

Alabama Association for Gifted Children is happy to celebrate January as Gifted Education Month (GEM)! During the month we are asking all gifted educators, students, and parents to work together to raise awareness of the importance of gifted education.

Contests/Competitions for Students

Opportunity for 7th grade students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Young Scholars Program application will open February 7, 2022. The Young Scholars Program is a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship program for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. Along with financial support for school, summer programs, and other enrichment opportunities, it provides personalized academic advising and connection to the thriving community of Cooke Scholars.

Eligible applicants should:

  • Be currently in 7th grade/entering 8th grade in the fall of 2022.
  • Have earned all As and Bs since the beginning of 6th grade.
  • Reside in the United States and plan to attend high school in the U.S.
  • Demonstrate financial need with a maximum adjusted gross income of $95,000.

If you know of a student who should apply, contact one of the gifted specialists.

Parent & Guardian Announcements

NEW - LEGO Brickfair, January 15-16, 2022. Birmingham, Alabama.

NEW - Communication & Social-Emotional Engagement Webinar, from Let's Talk 2e! Webinars.

Students in grades 7-10 can register for classes in The Writing Room. The courses are Creative Writing: Generative Approaches and World-building.

BYJU's Future School Free Coding Class - For kids ages 6-18

Podcasts for Parents

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Amanda Bohler & Lindsay Sims

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