Celebrating Gifted

December 2022

Greetings, GT Families!

We hope you enjoyed a relaxing week over Thanksgiving and had the opportunity to eat, play, decorate, and shop with family and friends. This month, we are pleased to share information about the GT PAC Parent Symposium, an event BY GT parents and FOR GT parents, taking place virtually December 6-8. Additionally, you are invited to join Coffee with PACE on December 9. Read on for full details on both parent events. Enjoy the upcoming winter break!


Sincerely,

FBISD GT Department

GT PAC Virtual Parent Symposium

The GT Parent Advisory Committee will be hosting its annual GT Parent Symposium. Please join us for the Fall 2022 GT Parent Symposium on December 6 – December 8, 2022 starting at 6:30PM nightly.


The full schedule will be posted in GT Communication Schoology Courses

on December 5, 2022.


Please click here to access the online event!


GT Parent Symposium Web Page

Parent Event - Coffee with PACE

When: Friday, December 9, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.

Where: University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479 (Mtg Room 2)

Registration: Please click HERE to register.


PACE (Parents for Academic Excellence) presents, "Coffee with PACE," an event geared toward nurturing the relationships among GT parents in our community. This session will focus on communication at the school level and district level, as well as how communication is a helpful tool for supporting children, parents, and teachers in the educational process. Click HERE for the full flyer.


PACE Website

Email PACE

GT Parent Information Download Re-imagined

The GT Parent Information Download monthly sessions are moving to the Zoom platform. We are excited about the change and are hoping to minimize technical issues so parents will receive a better experience during these sessions. If you have had problems in the past - give us another try!


You are invited to join us at our upcoming session on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 6:30 PM. You can access the GT Parent Information Download session by clicking on the link below. We look forward to seeing you there!


Information Download Access Link

FBISD Coding and Filmmaker's Academy

Registration will open on December 5, 2022, for FBISD students in grades 3-8 to attend the Coding and Filmmaker's Academy on Saturday, January 21, 2023!


Detailed information and the registration link are located on the Coding and Filmmaker's Academy Web Page.


Coding and Filmmaker's Academy Web Page

"The World Around Us" Family Series Submissions Published

The Fall 2022 Challenge, The World Around Us, was published on November 14! Please visit all of the students' videos to see how they ran with their imaginations to create a hands-on product based on an area of interest!


Family Series YouTube Channel

"It's Cold Outside" Family Series Challenge

The "It’s Cold Outside" winter challenge encourages gifted students to use their creativity and thinking skills to develop a product of interest. Options include creating a marshmallow structure, a winter photo challenge, or building a reindeer using sticks that are collected from outdoors. Registration dates are December 5 - 16, 2022, and video submissions are due by January 13, 2023 for upload onto the GT YouTube Channel. Please use the buttons below for registration and link to the Family Series web page.


Winter Challenge Registration

GT Family Series Web Page

Class of 2024 GT Mentorship Program Information Meetings

Representatives form the Gifted and Talented Department will be visiting campuses in January to share information and application requirements with current GT-identified juniors about the Gifted and Talented Mentorship Program. GT Mentorship is a for-credit, honors-level elective available to GT-identified seniors, and juniors apply during the spring semester of junior year. Students will receive meeting attendance information from their campus directly.


Information Meeting schedule (chronological order):

Elkins High School -- Monday, January 9, 2023 (morning)

Austin High School -- Monday, January 9, 2023 (afternoon)

Dulles High School -- Tuesday, January 10, 2023 (morning)

Ridge Point High School -- Wednesday, January 11, 2023 (morning)

Hightower High School -- Thursday, January 12, 2023 (morning)

Bush High School -- Wednesday, January 18, 2023 (morning)

Clements High School -- Wednesday, January 18, 2023 (afternoon)

Willowridge High School -- January 19, 2023 (morning)

Kempner High School -- January 19, 2023 (afternoon)

Travis High School -- Wednesday, January 25, 2023 (morning)

Hightower High School -- Thursday January 26, 2023 (morning, if needed)

Marshall High School -- TBD


Parent information meetings will also be held via Zoom at the following dates and times:


Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 12:00 p.m. LINK TO JOIN

Thursday, January 19, 2023, 6:30 p.m. LINK TO JOIN


Gifted and Talented Mentorship Web Page

TPSP in FBISD

The Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) campus showcase committees and campus showcase dates have been submitted! Students should be continuing with their project research and planning their final products during this time. Please be looking for campus-specific information and dates regarding the spring showcase on the campus Gifted and Talented web pages!

To navigate to your campus GT web page, please go to the campus home page, click the "Students and Parents" tab, and select "Gifted and Talented."


TPSP in FBISD Web Page

GT Learning Plan

GT students continue to work toward completing the academic and social & emotional goals identified for the school year. In January, students will review their goals to clarify their next steps and make any adjustments necessary to meet their goals.


GT Learning Plan Web Page