Celebrating Gifted

August 2021

Welcome, 2021-2022!

The new school year is just around the corner, and we have a lot to share with our GT families! The newest addition to our monthly communication is a section on the GT Showcase (TPSP) Tasks for the month. We will also share GT Learning Plan dates beginning in September. Please see below for details on these initiatives.

New campuses have been added to our pilot programs for Innovation Hour and GT Learning Plan, so see if your campus is participating this year!

Campus GT Webpages

Each campus has a dedicated webpage for GT information and dates specific to the campus. You will find it under the Parents and Students tab on the campus home page.

2021-2022 Pilot Programs and Campuses

Innovation Hour

Participating campuses:

  • Arizona Fleming Elementary (2nd and 4th grade)
  • Blue Ridge Elementary (2nd and 3rd grade)
  • Colony Meadows Elementary (2nd grade)
  • Cornerstone Elementary (2nd and 3rd grade)
  • Goodman Elementary (2nd grade)
  • Lantern Lane Elementary (2nd grade)
  • Lexington Creek Elementary (2nd and 3rd grade)
  • Madden Elementary (2nd grade)
  • Malala Elementary (2nd and 3rd grade)
  • Meadows Elementary (2nd grade)
  • Palmer Elementary (2nd grade)
  • Patterson Elementary (2nd and 3rd grade)
  • Settlers Way Elementary (2nd grade)
  • Walker Station Elementary (2nd and 3rd grade)
  • Bowie Middle School (6th grade)
  • Garcia Middle School (6th and 7th grade)
  • Quail Valley Middle School (6th and 7th grade)

Innovation Hour Webpage

GT Learning Plan Reimagined (GTLP)

Participating campuses:

  • Austin Parkway Elementary
  • Burton Elementary
  • Commonwealth Elementary
  • Cornerstone Elementary
  • Glover Elementary
  • Heritage Rose Elementary
  • Jones Elementary
  • Jordan Elementary
  • Lantern Lane Elementary
  • Leonetti Elementary
  • Malala Elementary
  • Neill Elementary
  • Oyster Creek Elementary
  • Scanlan Oaks Elementary
  • Walker Station Elementary
  • Crockett Middle School
  • Fort Settlement Middle School
  • Sartartia Middle School
  • Austin High School
  • Bush High School
  • Travis High School

GT Learning Plan Webpage

Upcoming Events for August

GT Referral Window Opens

Wednesday, Aug. 11th, 8am


Eligibility: FBISD-enrolled students in grades K-11 NOT receiving GT services in any content area.

Students must be referred through the GT online referral app located on the GT Department Home page: www.fortbendisd.com/gifted

The fall referral window will be open from August 11 through September 30, 2021.

GT Parent Advisory Committee Open Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 18th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Welcome Back Parents! The GT PAC Executive Board is seeking parents to serve on the GT Parent Advisory Committee (GTPAC) for the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 GTPAC Membership Drive will run from August 1st to August 31st. If you are interested (or know another parent who is), please take a moment to complete the GTPAC Interest Form by Tuesday, August 31, 2021. For additional information, please contact Aisha Coleman-Holmes (Aisha.ColemanHolmes@fortbendisd.com).

You may RSVP for the GTPAC Open Meeting and join in with the Zoom link below. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Zoom Link

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Gifted and Talented Showcase (TPSP) August Tasks

  • GT Showcase Introduction on campus
  • GT Showcase Student Profile and Participation Agreement forms shared on campus
  • Student Profile and Participation Agreement due to campus

Please see your campus GT webpage for specific dates.

Having Trouble Receiving Messages?

You can add message recipients through the District's mass communications platform, Blackboard Connect. Currently the system will only message the Parent/Guardian 1 listed in Skyward. The Parent/Guardian 1 may set up additional recipients such as Parent/Guardian 2 or students to receive messages from the system. Please go to the Communications department webpage for detailed directions and a video on how to complete this process.

Communications Department Webpage