Tomball ISD GT Program Newsletter

Winter/Spring 2020


We want to thank our parents and community for the support they provide to their students. We know that in Tomball ISD, we really are a 'Destination District' largely in part due to the culture of collaboration that transcends across district campus boundaries because we are ALL focused on student success everywhere!

TISD Parent Engagement Resources

1. This Fall we provided two Parent Engagement sessions for parents of students participating in our TISD GT services.

2. In January we provided a Parent Information Night for parents interested in learning about the referral process for TISD GT services.

->If you would like to review or share the materials presented, click this link provided to our district website:

TISD 2019-20 Parent Advisory Committee

We are very grateful for the parent volunteers who are serving our district this year as members of the Parent Advisory Committee!

A BIG Shout out to the following parents~

Candy Mejia, WCES

Erica Bachmann, CES & CPJH

Janice Waggoner, RES

Stacey McDonald, DPES

Anita Andrews, TCES

Avery Unser, TCES

Melissa Semmler, LES

Syed Monowar, OIS

Alex Leslie, CFES

Marcial Vilchez, CPES

Amy Austin, NIS

Krishna Lanka, WES

Ellen Wangsmo, TIS

Jamie Zwerneman, TES

Amanda Loftin, TIS

Sharon Way, TJHS

Anne Miller, WWJH

Spring Meeting Dates:



*Contact your campus representative if you have any questions or concerns you would like to be included in our meeting discussion.


*Click this link to share electronically:

GT Advocacy Needs YOU!

Effective advocacy is more than being passionate about gifted education. An effective advocate knows how to convey the message that needs to be heard and knows how to frame information in a manner that drives the point without alienating those who influence the decision-making process.

Check out how you can make YOUR Voice heard:

GT Parent Support Groups Information

TAGT(Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented):

A group of connected parents using their experience in guiding gifted children can accomplish much more than parents working alone. Whether united in advocacy at the state level or simply for mutual support, establishing a Parent Support Group (PSG) strengthens the benefits gifted education can have in homes, classrooms, school districts and even at the post-secondary level.

SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted):

SENG Model Parent Groups (SMPGs)~

SMPGs bring together 10-20 parents of gifted and talented children to discuss such topics as motivation, discipline, stress management, and peer mentorships. The co-facilitators of these groups are knowledgeable about parenting and educating gifted children. However, they do not attempt to give expert advice. Instead, their facilitation provides a non-judgmental and nurturing atmosphere.

Kenneth Barron, Houston

Kevin Gray, Houston

Online Support Groups~

TISD 2nd - 8th G UIL Tournament

Saturday, Feb. 1st, 8am

30403 Quinn Road

Tomball, TX

Doors for Awards open at 5:00 pm.

DI Regional Tournament

Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 8am

Klein ISD ~ Campus TBD

DI State Tournament

Saturday, April 4th, 8am

701 South Nedderman Drive

Arlington, TX

TISD GT Showcase

Thursday, April 16th, 5:30pm

30330 Quinn Road

Tomball, TX

TISD Chess Tournament

Saturday, April 25th, 8am

18202 Shaw Road

Cypress, TX