"High Flying"

GATE Grades 9-12: Fall 2015

Gearing Up for College

If you have a student in the Class of 2016, graduation will be here before you know it. Now is the time to start acting on what college or career pathway your student is going to go down.


Here are some to-do's during the Fall to consider:

  • Visit and finalize potential college lists
  • Continue to focus on high-standards and achievement during this last year
  • Retake the ACT or SAT, if necessary
  • Ask for letters of recommendation
  • Pay attention to college application deadlines
  • Have teachers, the guidance counselors, and others review college essays
  • Search for scholarships at sites like https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search or http://www.fastweb.com


Source: Petersons.com

Dealing with Stress and Multiple Activities

Our CHS students enjoy being involved in a wide variety of activities, both in and out of school. We are very fortunate there are many extracurricular events for students to be engaged in. After-school and weekend jobs also take up their time. But when is too much, too much? Do you find your student becoming irritable, anxious, or overwhelmed due to a grueling schedule? If so, the article link below will explain how stress manifests itself in gifted learners and how you can help your student. http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/siegle/tag/Digests/e488.html

"For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." African Proverb

New Robotics After-School Program

This year, identified gifted students are given the first right of refusal to participate in an after-school robotics program. Space is limited to twelve students for this year. If spaces remain after GATE students have had the opportunity to join, all CHS students will be allowed to apply for a spot through an application and recommendation process. Starting on October 28, students will meet on Wednesdays in Room 202 from 3:45 to 4:45 PM.


This program revolves around erosion and erosion control, and how this affects us locally in our valley and mountain road systems. In teams to simulate erosion control techniques, students will design and build their robot to either scoop small rocks or pick up and plant fake grass stems. Students will learn about electrical components and how to solder them on to a breadboard (AKA circuit board). They will learn how to program and troubleshoot their robot as well.


Identified gifted students at CMS will also be involved in this program during their "Gifted Studies" class period. They will compete against the CHS students in a timed event in May. More specific information about this date will be forthcoming.

Upcoming CHS Events

Oct. 14: Picture Retakes

Oct. 16: Full-Day Friday

Oct. 17: State Marching Band

Oct. 19: Choir Concert (CHS @ 7:30 PM)

Oct. 26: Parent-Teacher Conferences (4:30 to 8:00 PM)

Oct. 30: NO SCHOOL


Nov. 6: Full-Day Friday

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Choir/Band Concert (Gym @ 1:30 PM)

Nov. 20: 2nd Mid-Term Grades

Nov. 21: Winter Formal (9:00 to 11:59 PM)

Nov. 25: Early Dismissal @ 12:45 PM

Nov. 26-27: NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving)


Dec. 12: ACT Test @ CHS

Dec. 17: Band and Choir Concert (TBA)

Dec. 21: Semester 1 Finals (Adjusted Schedule)

Dec. 22: Semester 1 Finals (Adjusted Schedule)

Dec. 24-Jan. 3: NO SCHOOL (Christmas/Winter Break/New Year)

Gifted 101: Understanding Your Gifted Learner

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 5-6pm

2901 Cougar Avenue

Cody, WY

If you have a newly identified gifted student, or want a refresher on gifted learners, this is the workshop for you. We'll be discussing the different theories of how gifted learners are categorized and how this may related to your student.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.