Talented & Gifted Family Newsletter

Quarter 1


Greetings parents and guardians of students identified as talented and gifted! It is our pleasure to serve the district as the gifted coordinators for the 2020-21 school year. This quarter we are busy collaborating with your child's teacher to create WEP goals for your student in their area(s) of identification. Your child's Written Education Plan will be available soon. Below you will find parent/guardian resources that may be beneficial to you as you support your gifted child. Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to working on behalf of MCSD's gifted youth this year!

Veronica Williams Payne & Leah Barger

District Gifted Coordinators

Hoagie's Gifted Education

Visit Hoagie's Gifted Education page for all-things-gifted! This site is full of resources, articles, books, and links to help and support parents, teachers, and gifted children alike. Pick your path, and explore them all!

Kids and Teen Links for Gifted Education

Parenting Gifted Children Webinar

Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School: A Strength-Based Approach

Upcoming Event-Ohio Association for Gifted Children Parent Day

Sunday, Oct. 18th, 2-5pm

This is an online event.

Join the Ohio Association for Gifted Children as they explore the complexities of parenting a gifted child. The cost of registration is $5.00. See the registration form below.


NAGC's The Gifted Child's Bill of Rights

You have a right to

  • know about your giftedness.
  • learn something new everyday.
  • be passionate about your talent area without apologies.
  • have an identity beyond your talent area.
  • feel good about your accomplishments.
  • make mistakes.
  • seek guidance in the development of your talent.
  • have multiple peer groups and a variety of friends.
  • choose which of your talent areas you wish to pursue.
  • not to be gifted at everything.

-National Association for Gifted Children-

Parenting Gifted Children 101: An Introduction to Gifted Kids and Their Needs

This practical book explores the basics of parenting gifted children, truly giving parents the "introductory course" they need to better understand and help their gifted child. Topics include myths about gifted children, characteristics of the gifted, the hows and whys of advocacy, social and emotional issues and needs, strategies for partnering with your child's school, and more.

NAGC Parent Tip Sheet

Working collaboratively with the teacher will be important to your gifted child's success in school. Check out NAGC's Parent Tip Sheet for working with your child's teacher as we approach conferences.

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