Primary SAGE

March, 2022

SAGE Mission

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!

Portrait of Graduate and Illuminator's Mindset

Each month, we are introducing a different North Kansas City Portrait of a Graduate Competency. Our next competency is Problem Solving. We are problem solvers when we identify, evaluate, and prioritize creative responses to complex situations. We are problem solvers when we identify and analyze underlying causes of issues. We are problem solvers when we maintain curiosity to advance our understanding of issues to complex challenges. Problem solving aligns with the Illuminator's Mindset skills of Problem Finding and Observing.

Learning to be problem solvers helps children to persevere and remain curious when working to understand complex challenges in the world around them.

Student Spotlight

Problem Finding

SAGE Illuminators gain these skills as they develop the competency of problem finding:

  • Consider new possibilities
  • Consider local and global issues for authentic problems that might be solved
  • Propose deep questioning that requires analysis, synthesis, or evaluation of ideas


SAGE Illuminators gain these skills as they develop the competency of observing:

  • Make observations using the information gathered from the surrounding environment
  • Continue making observations throughout the creation process
  • Link connections from the world to personal ideas

What We Have Been Learning

Upcoming SAGE Events

May 4 Primary SAGE Spring Showcase, 4:30-6:30pm
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Behavior Matrix

We have been so proud of students following the Behavior Learning Expectations of being Respectful, Responsible and Professional. We discuss these during our class morning meetings. See below for a copy of the expectations we are following. As students follow these expectations, they can earn Lumens. When a student earns ten Lumens they may select a non-tangible in-class reward. Rewards vary by teacher. Ask your student how many Lumens they have earned.
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The lunch time for Primary SAGE is 11:30-12:00. Online payments may be made at any time to a student's account. School lunches are free again this year. The adult lunch price is $3.75. In addition, students may purchase a la carte items. Menus are found on the district website or the link below. Please be aware that the SAGE Center's menu is different than your student's homeschool menu. Students may draw money from the account they have established at their homeschool to pay for their lunch.

Extension Calendar for March

Check out these boredom busters below with the March Enrichment Choice Board which promotes creative thinking.
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Digital Extension Activities

Click the link for high interest digital activities.

Family Resources

Click the links below to learn more.

PAGS Corner

We appreciate our incredible PAGS (Parents of Academically Gifted Students) for their awesome support of our students and families! We encourage ALL of our SAGE families to join our PAGS family.

We hope that PAGS and the SAGE Center can count on your support through our membership program. The dues we collected last year allowed us to put on amazing events like:

  • Back to School Social
  • Guest Speakers
  • Field Trips
  • Various supports of Units of Studies
  • Teacher development opportunities
  • Farewell party for middle school SAGE students
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Breakfast

So what are you waiting for? Dues are only $10 per family. We now have an on-line option for our membership form and can take credit card payments via Square!

Thank you for your continued support of PAGS and the SAGE Center. Here's to another successful year!



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