Celebrating Gifted

August 2022

Welcome to 2022-2023!

Welcome our new families! Please use this newsletter as a monthly resource for district-wide programming and events, but also use your campus GT web page for campus-specific information. From the campus home page, use the Students and Parents tab to navigate to the Gifted and Talented page. This issue's contents are broken down by grade level for easy navigation.

Auto Enrollment in Schoology for GT students

New this year, all students who are identified for gifted and talented services will be auto-enrolled in a GT Schoology course specific to each campus. The course will be managed by the Campus COGS and will include campus-specific information and materials regarding GT programming and events.

Structured Time for Secondary Students

New for 2022-2023! Secondary gifted and talented students (grades 6-12) will be clustered together to experience Social-Emotional lessons pertinent to GT students on topics identified by GT students. This time will also be afforded to teachers and students to discuss GT Learning Plans. Each campus will structure this time differently. Be sure to visit your campus GT web page for specific information.

GT PAC 2022-23

The Gifted and Talented team is now recruiting parents to serve on the GT Parent Advisory Committee (GTPAC) for the 2022-2023 school year. The Gifted and Talented Parent Advisory Committee (GTPAC) is comprised of parents of gifted students in Fort Bend ISD who support the GT program offered by Fort Bend ISD. The GTPAC allows parents the opportunity to collaborate with the Fort Bend ISD Gifted and Talented Department and provide feedback related to Gifted and Talented programming. The 2022-2023 GTPAC Membership Drive will run from August 1st to August 31st. If you are interested (or know another GT parent who is), please take a moment to complete the GTPAC Interest Form by Wednesday, August 31, 2022. For additional information, please contact Aisha Coleman-Holmes (Aisha.ColemanHolmes@fortbendisd.com).

GT PAC Open Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 24th, 7pm

This is an online event.

We will be hosting a virtual PAC Open Meeting on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM. During this meeting, returning members and interested parents will receive an overview of the GT Parent Advisory Committee and the vision for 2022-23. The meeting details are as follows:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89555887161?pwd=REtCaUhzWE1waWVtRmxFSC83cHRhUT09

Meeting ID: 895 5588 7161

Passcode: 530829

We look forward to collaborating with you this school year!

GT Learning Plans

A GT Learning Plan is a recommended program service based on the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted and Talented students. The FBISD Gifted and Talented Learning Plan will be launched on all campuses beginning in Fall 2022. GT students will create at least one academic and one social-emotional goal to identify an area of growth and measure progress. GT students who participated in the GT Learning Plan pilots will continue implementing GT Learning Plans at all grade levels. A list of pilot campuses is available here. GT Learning Plans will be implemented in grades 1st-6th and 9th for GT students who have not previously participated in the pilot. Additional information including a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about GT Learning Plans is available on the GT Learning Plan web page.

TPSP in FBISD

The Texas Performance Standards Project (GT Showcase) is designed to provide Fort Bend's Gifted and Talented population rigorous, differentiated independent research opportunities that are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). TPSP creations are an opportunity for every gifted and talented student on every campus. In grades 1-7, participation in TPSP is mandatory. For grades 8-12, TPSP is optional but strongly encouraged. The projects are designed to support reaching the state goals for gifted and talented students.

Each month, the newsletter will outline the month's tasks on TPSP to ensure both parents and students are on track with the TPSP timeline for the school year.

August Tasks:


  • GT Showcase introduction to student on campus
  • GT Showcase Student Profile and Participation Agreement forms shared on campus
  • Student Profile and Participation Forms due to campus

Please see the campus GT Web Page for specific dates.

Curricular Alternatives for Elementary

Curricular Alternatives are available to any elementary student reaching early proficiency in a unit or concept being taught in the core classes. Students demonstrating early proficiency will be offered an alternate assignment that allows the student to experience more depth, breadth, and original thought processing on the unit or concept. This alternative assignment takes place in the classroom, and students work independently while the teacher facilitates the learning experience during regular instruction.

Innovation Hour: Participating Campuses for 2022-23

Arizona Fleming Elementary

Blue Ridge Elementary

Colony Meadows Elementary

Cornerstone Elementary

Goodman Elementary

Lantern Lane Elementary

Lexington Creek Elementary

Madden Elementary

Malala Elementary

Meadows Elementary

Palmer Elementary

Patterson Elementary

Settlers Way Elementary

Walker Station Elementary

Sartartia Middle School

GT Mentorship Class of 2023

We would like to recognize the GT Mentorship Class of 2023 and congratulate them on their selection! Shail Adtani (CHS), Amani Bass (THS), Sabrina Canales (DHS), Veda Chinapuvvula (HHS), Hannah Chu (DHS), Avani Desai (DHS), Sanjana Dhakshinamoorthy (DHS), Darya Erdogan (RPHS), Emma Huo (DHS), Daniel Ihe (THS), Anuhya Juturi (CHS), Ashley Kurian (DHS), Ralph Louis (BHS), Andrew Lu (CHS), Noah Luke (DHS), Adam Monroe, Jr. (MHS), Makhi Moore (THS), Lana Nguyen (THS), Anya Patwa (EHS), Eric Qin (DHS), Mikhaila Reid (THS), Tejaswi Sriram (THS), Shray Thotangare (AHS), Bhargav Vaidya (DHS), and Katherine Yue (DHS).


We know these outstanding students will represent Fort Bend ISD with professionalism!