ORMS GT Newsletter

August/September 2021

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Welcome to ORMS GT!

We are so excited to be back and ready to go with a "normal" GT school year filled with advisory/Unicorn Time activities, field trips, Parent Expo and evaluations! We started the year with our GT Parent Meeting right before Open House. If you missed it, please watch the video below when you get a chance and feel free to contact your child's GT teacher if you have any specific questions about what they're doing this year in GT.
2021 2022 GT Parent Night

6th Grade

Personality Zoo

6th grade had Winki Smith, former educator for NBISD, come and do the personality zoo quiz with the students so they could figure out their strengths and weaknesses and how that applies to GT. (see photos below)

6th grade is also working with the website Thrively this year in order to help students find their personality traits, future career and college pathways and set goals based on their gifts and talents.

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Ms. Shelton

6th GT Advisory



Ms. Grieve

6th GT Advisory



7th Grade

Getting To Know You

7th grade spent the month of August/September completing some get-to-know-you activities, games, team building, personality challenges and more in order to learn more about their gifts and those around them.
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Ms. Stanush

7th GT Advisory



Ms. Hubbard

7th GT Advisory



8th Grade

8th Grade GT Parent Meeting

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8th grade spent the beginning of the year getting to know their gifts through personality tests, group games/activities, etc. and then students were placed into the groups they're going to compete with for the remainder of the year. They also created a team shield, team motto and presented these to the class. See winning teams below.
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Infinity Squad Skit

Ms. Bryant

8th GT Advisory



Ms. Cowan

8th GT Advisory



Upcoming Events

GT Evaluations

Friday, Dec. 17th, 10am

415 Oak Run Point

New Braunfels, TX

In December we will be emailing the second semester GT evaluations so you can see what your child and GT advisory teacher have to say about their experience this school year in GT. Your child's evaluations will go in their cumulative folders.

Amanda Hunt, Librarian and NBISD Secondary GT Facilitator

Please contact me or your child's advisory teacher if you have any questions or concerns about the GT program at ORMS.

Blake Haygood

Blake is our district's GT Advanced Academics Specialist.
NBISD GT Differentiation

NBISD is dedicated to providing differentiation in the classroom for your gifted child. This website is a place for teachers to get lessons, ideas and resources for their classroom. It's also a place for parents to get resources for their GT child.