As the heart of the gifted community, the mission of the SAGE Center is to ensure all students, as members of a global society, foster their uniqueness, develop their potential, and embrace their true belonging through learning experiences distinguished by:
- Courageous exploration and discovery of passions in a flexible and innovative environment
- Support systems for students, staff, and community
- Ownership and self-regulation in a student-driven culture
Home of the SAGE Illuminators
Welcome to 2023 at SAGE! It's hard to believe that we've already wrapped up 1st semester of the school year and we're already into second semester! Here at SAGE, our Staff is reflecting on the many things our students have accomplished in the first half of the year and have geared up for second semester after a wonderful winter break.
Second semester will be a busy one as always! We have many things planned and prepared for our students as we continue to focus on academic excellence. Our staff will continue to support student successes both academically and socially through our Big Three Expectations of Being Professional, Being Respectful, and Being Responsible each day at the Center. Please encourage your child to do his/her best in following our expectations every day. We know that following these big THREE expectations will help each child be a wonderful learner at the Center and beyond.
Please continue to check out our social media platforms and email reminders for upcoming Learning Expos, special events at SAGE, and other important information. Information about the SAGE Center can also be found on our website. You can find our website on the NKC Schools home page under "Our Schools" > "SAGE" or under "Departments" > "SAGE."
We continue to be so proud of the work of our Illuminators each and every week!
Your Partner in Education,
SAGE Student Spotlight
Anna consistently responds positively to challenges that are presented to her. She demonstrates an attitude of reflecting on her learning process including accepting feedback and persevering through challenges to grow as a learner.
Caitlin does an exceptional job persevering towards her goals. She keeps an amazingly positive attitude when her ideas are not working. She understands that making mistakes or errors along the way, are part of finding the solution, which she does a fantastic job reminding herself and others during our STEM challenges. She helps promote a growth mindset for us all!
Aloni shows resiliency in so many different areas of SAGE! When something is challenging for her, she responds positively, and she often uses her own time to learn strategies and practice if she doesn’t understand something. She also shows resiliency when she interacts kindly with others, helping her classmates with frustrations and overcoming obstacles.
Hudson has shown great resilience in Universe this semester. He learned a new program, Tinker Cad, to design his settlement & persevered through challenges. There were challenges in 3D printing his settlement also, but Hudson had a great attitude, rebounding, & persisting.
Adrian has demonstrated resiliency this year in Photography. He has shown that he can bounce back from setbacks & work to strengthen his skills, improve his attitude, & develop a positive growth mindset. He has worked continually to overcome challenges & produce quality images with his work.
The First Lego League (FLL) team, SAGE Superheroes from Antioch Middle School, took first place at the SAGE home competition in December and went on to a regional FLL competition on December 17th at North Kansas City High School. The students did a fabulous job at their FIRST competition and earned the "Rising All Star Award!"
Congratulations Team SAGE Superheroes!
Coach: Mrs. Cindy Turner
Arrival / Dismissal Procedures:
- Car riders who are dropped off or picked up from the SAGE Center should enter and exit from the South double doors of the Center. Please ring the door bell for admittance.
- Students who ride the bus will be delivered and dismissed through the lower level bus loop. Please avoid this area when visiting the SAGE Center. All car riders should enter through the South door of the Center - near the 1st floor circle drive.
Public Entrance Only:
- Students should not be dropped off or picked up near the main entrance of the Northland Innovation Center as this is a public entrance for all tenants of the building.
- If your child becomes ill, he/she will be seen by our SAGE Nurse. Nurse Latz will then contact the parent if the student needs to go home. For the safety of all students and staff, we appreciate parents making arrangements for their child to be picked up as soon as possible.
- Please remember to conduct a quick well check with your child before sending them to school to ensure that he/she is not exhibiting symptoms of illness.
- Thank you for for remembering that all Visitors to the SAGE Center should enter / exit through the South doors of the Center - near the 1st floor circle drive.
- Visitors will be required to show proper ID and receive a Visitor's badge before entering the educational wings.
- Please make an appointment with the SAGE teacher when requesting a conference.
- If you’re eating lunch at the SAGE Center with your child, please remember parents must sit at a designated table only with his/her child.
- You may also bring food for only your child. Food may not be shared or purchased for other children.
Thank you for adhering to the above policies and procedures.
NKC Inclement Weather Updates
As SAGE follows all inclement weather procedures for NKC Schools, the first three inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no in-person or virtual classes. It is our hope that our students, families and staff will use these days to rest, relax and recharge!
Beginning with the fourth snow day, if needed, we will implement virtual learning days. This will include who would attend SAGE on that particular "Snow Day." Virtual lessons will be available for students in Canvas.
Additional information can be found by clicking the button link below.
SAGE Dates to Remember
It is typically under the Middle School tab, but the menu is for all K - 8 SAGE students.
Recess for Elementary SAGE
Gifted Association of Missouri - Online
Become a member of GAM to help lend your voice/strength to our advocacy for gifted students. Every member is important! Purchase your t-shirt to show your support for gifted education. Follow the latest news from the Missouri Gifted Advisory Council Click here Summer Academies Nominations Open Missouri Scholars Academy deadline for Nomination Want to support gifted students in Missouri?
Congratulations to two of our very own SAGE teachers for being elected to the Missouri Gifted Association of Missouri (GAM) Board! Way to go Mrs. Fuller and Mrs. Turner!
The Road to Future Endeavors
SAGE Parent Handbook
We encourage all of our families to become familiar with the Parent Handbook as it provides important information about the procedures and policies of the SAGE Center.
Location: 6889 North Oak Trafficway, Gladstone, MO, United States
Phone: (816) 321-5350