Fuentes Elementary G/T Newsletter

Spring 2021

Different on Purpose

At Fuentes, we value your student's potential and learning through academics, the fine arts, and his/her individual interests. We hope to offer you resources that will engage and encourage your student. Please contact us if we can assist you in any way.

Please join the Schoology Group for parents of Gifted/Talented students using code PPW5-P8P8-ZK3B2.

Congratulations, Mrs. DeChick

Our Counselor, Mrs. DeChick is the recipient of the Hays Campus GT Spotlight award. She is attentive and works hard to accommodate the needs of all learners, and has made time in her schedule to address learning concerns of gifted students in both academic and social-emotional needs. She is an excellent example of a campus leader who differentiates instruction and accommodations to make all students successful as they grow.

Arts Experiences for G/T Students

"From an early age, gifted children often demonstrate thinking that is abstract, complex, insightful, and logical. Artistic projects and endeavors—like creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts—can provide a framework that permits the gifted child to express ideas and impressions in ways that might be otherwise difficult to demonstrate. Furthermore, a gifted child’s vivid imagination and ability to make unlikely connections often make his drawings, paintings, compositions, interpretations, performances, and writings unique."


More information from nagc.org here.

Books to Support Parents of Gifted Students

TAGT Legacy Book Award Winners for Parents The Legacy Book® Awards, a service from the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT), honor outstanding books published in the United States that have long-term potential for positively influencing the lives of gifted individuals and contribute to the understanding, wellbeing, education and success of gifted and talented students. The following books have been chosen as the award-winning books for parents of gifted children:

Coming this Spring! G/T Virtual Showcase

Our students will share some of their work from this school year through a virtual showcase in May. Students who are in person and virtual will have this opportunity and are researching, writing, creating in their classrooms now! Stay tuned for more information from your child's teacher as projects progress.

G/T Services, Hays CISD

Please visit our Hays GT Services information portal and follow our campus website and media for updates on events and opportunities.