G/T Monthly

A Newsletter for Lewisville ISD Parents of Gifted Students

January 2023

This newsletter provides LISD families with information and resources to support their gifted learners.

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Sparking Curiosity and Delight -- When children show strong abilities in one academic area or another, the adults in their lives often encourage them to pursue hobbies and careers that play off those strengths. That may certainly be an advantage, but sometimes the strategy can leave children feeling incomplete. In this webinar, explore a path that supports academic growth while sparking curiosity in childhood. Learn how to come alongside your kids as they dive deeply into the passions and interests that make them come alive! This webinar also had a live Spanish interpretation during the event.

Click HERE to view the English and Spanish webinar videos.

Free LIVE Webinar: Raising Your 2E Child

Thursday, February 9, 2023
8 to 8:30 pm Eastern
Raising Your 2E Child
Ashley Carpenter
William & Mary

Description: Parenting is hard but parenting a twice-exceptional student can feel like you are constantly fighting for what your child needs in a land of people that just don't understand. In this session, Dr. Ashley Y. Carpenter teaches you about both the lands of gifted/talented education and special education. Learn the terminology, what to ask for, and who to talk to on your advocacy journey. She is the parent of a twice exceptional child, a former special education teacher, gifted teacher, and is now an Assistant Professor of Gifted Education.

Click HERE for more information.

College Board AP Potential

Did you know that students in grades 8-11 who have taken the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or PSAT 8/9 can view their online report for information about AP courses they are likely to do well in? Students can view Advanced Placement (AP) course recommendations by logging into College Board.

*Please note that the AP Potential list will include all College Board AP courses, some of which may not be offered on LISD campuses.

Click HERE for more information about AP Potential.

Course Selection for Secondary G/T Students

Soon students will be choosing courses for the 2023-2024 school year. G/T students are encouraged to consider courses that provide appropriate challenge and/or that align with their personal interests or passions. Our middle and high schools offer a variety of G/T, Honors, and AP courses to meet our gifted students' needs.

All G/T students are required to take at least one advanced course in order to retain their G/T status. Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and Level 3 or 4 CTE courses count as advanced coursework.

Click HERE to learn more about the learning experiences offered in Honors and G/T courses.

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Follow your child's teachers on social media and LISD G/T Services on Twitter @LISD_GT and Instagram @lewisvilleisd_gt .

Check out a few samples below of the amazing things happening across #lisdGT.

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Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays | Astronomy Education Program | UNT Sky Theater

January 14 | Family Workshop: Art in Motion | Dallas Museum of Art | 1:00PM - 2:30PM

January 18 | Teen Time | Flower Mound Library | 4:30 PM

January 21 | Homestead Open House @ LLELA | 201 Jones Street | 12:00PM - 3:00PM

January 21-22 | KidFilm Festival | Angelika Film Center

thru February 12 | A Knight's Tale | Arlington Musuem of Art | Tues-Sat 10:00AM-5:00PM

thru February 20 | Dinosaurs Live! | Heard Natural Science Museum |

February 2 | Groundhog Day Celebration | Grandscape | 6:00PM - 8:00 PM

February 4 | Family Concert: Heroes at the Symphony | Bass Performance Hall | 11:00 AM

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LISD Gifted & Talented Services

We strive to identify and engage a diverse population of gifted/talented students, build relationships that support student growth, ignite within students a desire for learning, and provide services and supports to meet students' unique social-emotional and educational needs every day.