Celebrating Gifted

October 2022

Campus Contacts

Your campus contacts include the COGS (Champions of Gifted Services), GT Counselor, and GT Administrator. A full breakdown of who to contact by topic, as well as searches for campus-specific representatives, is located on our Contacts Web Page.

PACE (Parents for Academic Excellence) 7th Annual Lunch and Learn, sponsored by Code Ninjas

Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 10:30am-12:30pm

3119 Sweetwater Boulevard

Sugar Land, TX

This is a free event, but participants must register. See the event registration button below.

Topic: FBISD and Community Extracurricular opportunities for students

Representatives from Fort Bend ISD and local area business will be providing a brief description and participation information for various opportunities offered to students outside of school.

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2022

Lunch and Learn events are for parents and guardians only. This session is intended for parents of students in Grades K-12, but all parents are invited.

LIVE EVENT: FBISD GT Information Download

Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 6:30-7pm

This is an online event.

Please join us online for a brief Fort Bend ISD GT Information Download session to hear updates from the GT Parent Advisory Committee (GT PAC) and District GT Department.
Click Here to Join the Live Event

This October Information Download is scheduled for Wed., October 12, 2022, from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Gifted Speaker Series: The Gifted Twice Exceptional (2e) Learner

Monday, Oct. 17th, 7-8pm

This is an online event.

This is a free event but participants must register. See the registration button below.

Stefanie McKoy (University of Arkansas Ph. D. Student, Graduate Assistant Curriculum and Instruction; College of Education and Health Professions) and Krystle Merry (University of Arkansas Ph. D. student, Special Education Curriculum and Instruction; College of Education and Health Professions) will share information regarding the qualities of twice exceptional gifted children. Teachers and caregivers will add resources to their toolbox to assist 2e students to succeed in the classroom and through adolescence.

Fall Family Series Challenge - October/November 2022


"THE WORLD AROUND US" challenge allows gifted students the opportunity to use their creativity and thinking skills to develop a product of interest. Options include creating a leaf structure, building a device that can do 3 different creative things, or committing to building a culture of kindness with family, friends, and/or teachers! Registration dates are October 1 - 14, 2022, and video submissions are due by November 14, 2022 for upload onto the GT YouTube Channel. Please use the buttons below for registration and link to the Family Series web page.

Fall Family Series Registration

Family Series Web Page

GT Parent Advisory Committee (GT PAC) News

There was a total of 64 participants representing various campuses in FBISD at the GT PAC's first meeting of the year! The GT PAC is still looking for representatives for most campuses. If you are interested in representing your child's campus by joining the GT PAC, please take a moment to complete the GT PAC Interest Form. The GT PAC offers an opportunity for parents to serve as liaisons between the GT Department and the campus.

ASE, BBE, CWE, HE, LVE, CVME, PE, SOE, SWE, SCE, QVMS, CHS, DHS have met the maximum number of parent representatives.

GT PAC Web Page

TPSP In FBISD (Texas Performance Standards Project) - October Happenings

During the month of October, GT students participating in TPSP should be engaged in conferences to review completed research plans/proposals. Students and teachers will also collaborate and complete the Project Due Dates form and discuss the assessment rubrics.

TPSP Web Page

GT Learning Plan - October

Students and teachers have been working on crafting both academic and affective goals for the 2022-23 school year, inviting parent input, and finalizing those goals. Once goals are complete, they will be uploaded to Skyward Family Access for parent signature. October 6 is the official GTLP signing day!

The GT Learning Plan is in place for all elementary students, 6th graders, and 9th graders for the 2022-2023 school year. CMS, FSMS, and SMS will also include 7th graders, and AHS, BHS, and THS will also include 10th graders.

GT Learning Plan Web Page


The GT PAC Parent Symposium is coming soon! This annual online event is scheduled to take place in November. This is an event hosted by GT parents for GT parents. We would love for you to join us this year! More details will be shared soon.

What do GT Teachers Know about GT students?

All core teachers working with GT students must complete a minimum of thirty (30) hours of foundation training. That 30 hours consists of six (6) hours EACH of five (5) core knowledge areas:

  • The Nature and Needs of Gifted Learners
  • The Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners
  • Differentiated Instruction for Gifted Learners
  • Creativity and Instructional Strategies for Gifted Learners
  • Identification and Assessment of Gifted Learners

Upon completion of foundation training, GT teachers must complete six (6) hours of update training in at least one of the core knowledge areas each year.

Campus GT Web Page Updates

Our campus COGS have been working hard to update the campus GT pages to provide parents and students a "one-stop shop" for information about GT programming and what is happening on the campus. To navigate to the page, please go to your Campus' Home Page, select the "Students and Parents" tab, and then select "Gifted and Talented." Here you will find more detailed information on the GT Learning Plan, TPSP in FBISD, Parent Meetings, and New to GT information. Additionally, you will find your child's campus contacts and links to other district resources. Thank you to our campus COGS for enhancing our communication with our families!

GT Mentorship Program

The GT Mentorship Program in FBISD serves a cohort of 25 seniors across the District's high schools. Students participate in a fall seminar to hone professional etiquette and original research skills, as well as prepare for a professional mentorship in the spring. Our professional mentors are the cornerstone of this program, so we would like to honor a few of them each month as a small token of our thanks.

GT Mentorship Web Page

Mentor Spotlight