Celebrating Gifted

February 2023

Greetings, GT Families!

We hope February finds you back into a routine, enjoying the spring semester. The application process has started for both the Middle School GT Academy and GT Senior Mentorship programs and course selections are in full swing on our secondary campuses. Additionally, we are piloting the first GT-specific summer camp for elementary students in June 2023 and we have created an online resource for our parents and students who are transitioning to new grade bands.

As always, please join us for our "Information Download" on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 6:30 p.m (Zoom link below) for Department updates and information on the importance of engaging with like-minded peers.

Very Sincerely,

FBISD GT Department

GT Middle School Academy at Quail Valley (current 5th graders)

The GT Middle School Academy at Quail Valley is now accepting applications through Friday, March 10, 2023, for the 2023-2024 school year. All GT-identified 5th graders are invited to apply. Please see the GT Middle School Academy Web Page for detailed information.

GT Middle School Academy Application

GT Mentorship Program (current 11th graders)

The GT Mentorship Program is now accepting applications through Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. for the Class of 2024. All GT-identified juniors are invited to apply, and all applicants will receive an invitation for an interview.

GT Mentorship Web Page and Application

Transition Information

The GT Department has added a resource for general information regarding elementary students transitioning to middle school and middle school students transitioning to high school. This information is organized to help parents and students understand what will stay the same and what will be different during the transition in the areas of GT Identification, GT Course Selection, GT Programming, and Credit by Exam.

Grade Band Transition Web Page

Summer Camp 2023 (grades 3-5)

FBISD is happy to announce the pilot of our new GT summer camp in the summer of 2023. Our STEM-based camp will be offered to rising 3rd through 5th grade gifted students, with other grade-bands to follow in subsequent years.

Registration for summer camp will open on February 13, 2023 at 12pm. Summer camp details and registration information is available on our website, along with the registration information link.

As logistics and decisions are finalized, we will release them to applicable stakeholders. We look forward to launching our camp this summer and providing an opportunity for our students to enhance and showcase their skills.

Gifted and Talented Summer Camp Website

GT PAC Information Download and Parent Chit Chat

Our upcoming GT Parent Advisory Committee “Information Download” and meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. All parents of gifted students are invited to join the “Information Download” portion of the GT PAC meeting, which will begin promptly at 6:30 PM. This is an opportunity for parents to hear updates on District and GT PAC initiatives.

In addition, the newly added “Parent Chit-Chat” topic this month is “The Importance of Spending Time with Like-Minded Peers” To access this meeting, use the following link:

FBISD GT Department Information Download Zoom Link

PACE Lunch and Learn - Fact vs. Fiction

Friday, February 10, 2023, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

James Reese Career and Technical Center, 12300 University Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479

We invite parents, including parents of GT students and other community members, to join the Annual PACE Lunch and Learn session. Participants will engage in discussion regarding issues that impact our children, our school district and instructional programs. During this session, PACE leaders will share research and resources to help clarify myths versus reality associated with GT programming and support for highly capable learners.

Please register for the event HERE!

PACE Website

Event Flyer

Family Series

The "It's Cold Outside" Winter Challenge student entries are now available for viewing! Thank you to all of our creative students who crafted marshmallow structures and reindeer models!

Student Entries

GT PAC (Parent Advisory Committee)

We need your input! The GT PAC is planning a spring social event for GT families. Please take a moment to provide feedback by completing a survey. To access the survey click here!

GT Parent Advisory Committee Web Page

TPSP in FBISD (Texas Performance Standards Project)

Students should continue compiling their research on the topic they have chosen for their project, as well as starting to design a final product for presentation. Be on the lookout for campus showcase dates on the campus GT web pages!


GT Learning Plans

GT students continue to work toward completing the academic and social & emotional goals identified for the 2022-2023 GT Learning Plan. In February, students will review their goals to monitor their status and make any adjustments necessary to meet their goals by May 2023. GT Learning Plan progress checks will be available on the student’s Skyward GT Learning Plan by February 24, 2023. If you have questions about your child’s GT learning Plan progress, please contact your child’s teacher after February 24.

GT Learning Plan Web Page

GT Mentorship Spotlight