Gifted & Talented Hays High School

Spring Newsletter

Spring 2023

As Hays High School students finish up the school year, so many great works are celebrated! Students have completed course work and earned merits and distinctions across the disciplines. Campus culture includes a rich display of success and support for kids who have multiple curricular and extracurricular interests. This newsletter highlights a range of talents and gifts among our students at Hays!
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2022-2023 Gifted & Talented Referral and Testing

Thank you for allowing the Hays CISD Gifted/Talented Department to screen your student for potential gifted/talented services. The Hays CISD Gifted/Talented Campus Selection Committee met to review student assessment data and to make placement decisions. Using these directions, parents are able to access students' placement decisions in the Project Education Parent Portal.

AP College Board Exam Dates

Testing season is here! AP College Board exam dates can be found below. Check with teachers for details on crash course reviews and study sessions that will be offered in April and May. Parents can also help students with prep tips in advance of testing dates.

Hays HAWKS Happenings


Ms. Ramon's classes offer a showcase of cultures and demographic information. Poster design and layouts demonstrate collaboration, technology-driven research, statistical analysis, and fine arts skills.


Ms. Ramon's students display excellence in use of art and research as well as written analysis while highlighting themes in agricultural development throughout the world.


Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Anzures' classes explore the Harlem Renaissance and showcase their studies in a colorful display. Collaboration, design, and research skills are employed in this comparative analysis of music and poetic literature across eras.


Ms. Gwin's students collaborate on creative visual timelines to trace historic turning points of the Russian Revolution. Art History students make personal connections to themes such as the 6 Degrees of Separation, depicting the ideas in display boards.


Ms. Duggan's students create vision boards, connecting events of 2023 to goals for their future beyond Hays High School.

United States History

Ms. Wensmann's students reflect on conservation efforts championed by President Roosevelt during the Progressive Era of United States History.
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Ms. Robinson's classes create focus collages as they explore transcendentalism in literature. Students make personal connections to nature and the modern world to generate thought for their written analysis. Students also design character analysis posters to interpret through character to plot and conflict relationships.


Know someone who is doing an awesome job supporting the needs of gifted and advanced students? Nominate them today for the G/T Spotlight Award here: G/T Spotlight Award Nomination