Celebrating Gifted

March 2022

Campus-Level GT Showcases

Be looking for information about your child's campus GT showcase. Students will be sharing the results of their hard work on their TPSP tasks!

FBISD GT Family Series March Challenge

IMAGINE, INNOVATE, AND INVENT

Students have a choice of "Amusement Park Mania," "Sneak Peek," "Fun and Games," and "Organ Art" to create a final product and video submission! Registration is open from March 1 - March 10, and video submissions are due March 21!

Scholarship Opportunities

TAGT

TAGT offers four student scholarships annually:

  • Summer Enrichment Scholarships (rising grades K-12); $400 maximum
  • Education in Action's Lone Star Leadership Academy Camp Scholarship (4th - 8th grade); full program scholarship
  • Laura Allard Future Vision Scholarship (graduating GT senior), $2500
  • Adelle McClendon Young Leader Scholarship (graduating GT senior), $2500


Jack Kent Cook Foundation Young Scholars Program

5-year, pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th graders with financial need. It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school, Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities.

Gifted and Talented Middle School Academy

The GTA application closes on Monday, March 7, 2022.

Notification letters go out March 25, 2022.


Gifted and Talented Middle School Academy Web Page

Gifted and Talented Mentorship Program

Interviews are taking place February 28 - March 3 and March 7-10, 2022.

Notification letters go out March 25, 2022.


Gifted and Talented Mentorship Web Page

GT PAC Parent Symposium

The GT PAC hosted the annual GT Parent Symposium at the end of February. This virtual event included an opening session facilitated by Dr. Westphal (Director of GT) discussing the “State of GT in FBISD”, 10 parent-led sessions, and the keynote address “There are 2E’s in CrEativE: Attention Divergent Hyperactive Giftedness” from Dr. C. Matthew Fugate (Assistant Professor, University of Houston Downtown). Dr. Fugate's address focused on increasing understanding of the importance of creativity in education for both the individual and society as a whole. If you were not able to attend this event, recordings of the various sessions are available on the GT Symposium webpage (https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/133019) for all GT parents.