Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Let's Innovate Student Conference

The Math Science Innovation Center will host the next Let's Innovation Student Conference on Dec. 5.  This conference is for middle school students.  Detailed program and registration information is available at: http://tinyurl.com/nkf8j22

Friday, October 23, 2015

Focusing on the Future at the College of William & Mary

Focusing on the Future (FOF) exposes high-ability learners to career opportunities related to the arts, humanities, mathematics, and sciences. The program also informs parents of considerations and guidelines for effective career and academic planning.  Detailed information is available at: http://tinyurl.com/pjszre6

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Saturday Enrichment at William & Mary

The Center for Gifted Education is accepting registrations for the Spring 2016
Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP). The Spring program will be held February 20
to March 19, 2016 in Williamsburg, consisting of 5 Saturday sessions. SEP is
an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning
for students enrolled in grades K–12. It is not meant to supplant the regular
school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able
youngsters to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics,
humanities, and the arts. The program’s brochure is accessible through the
Center’s website at
http://education.wm.edu/centers/cfge/precollegiate/sep/index.php. If you have
any questions, please contact the Precollegiate Learner Program office at (757) 221-6198
or sep@wm.edu.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

2015-16 Officers

Last night, the Colonial Heights Gifted Advisory re-elected Beth Knight, Audrey Dube, and Kim Boyd to their leadership positions.  Thanks to each of you for your support and dedication to the Gifted Advisory Committee.  Beth will serve as Chair, Audre will serve as Vice-Chair, and Kim will serve as Secretary. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

First Gifted Advisory Meeting

Remember that the first Gifted Advisory meeting will take place on Monday, October 19.  This will be the High School Focus Night, which will make attendees aware of opportunities and challenges available to gifted and high ability students at the high school.  All meetings begin at 7:00 pm and are held in the AV room at the Technical Center. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

William & Mary Enricchment Opportunities

The Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary is accepting registration for the Fall 2015
Saturday/Summer Enrichment Program (SEP). The 2015 Fall program will begin on
Saturday, November 7 to December 12 (no class during Thanksgiving week) in
Richmond, consisting of 5 Saturday sessions.  Classes will be held at William and Mary and in Richmond.  Additional information is available at: http://cfge.wm.edu.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Welcome Back to School

Welcome to the 2015-16 School year.  I met with the Gifted Advisory Committee officers yesterday to discuss plans for the year.  Please see the Committee meeting dates below.  Please note that all meetings take place at 7:00 pm in the AV room at the Colonial Heights Technical Center.

Monday, October 19
Tuesday, January 19
Monday, March 21
May TBD if needed

I would also like to call your attention to the ap, "Remind."  Remind is an ap that provides subscribers with information and reminders in the form of short text messages.  I think this might be an additional way to keep parents and teachers better informed about opportunities available to gifted and high  ability students.  You can subscribe to the ap by texting to number 81010.  Write @giftedser as the message.

I also want to extend a warm welcome to Amber Underhill and Glenice Burchard who agreed to join the GAC this year.  Their nominations will be reviewed by the  School Board next week.  Please join me in welcoming them to the group.

Opportunities Available to Gifted & High Ability Students

The Discoverers 4-5 Program allows students to work in depth with science, technology, and mathematics topics. Fourth and fifth grade students select the topic that piques their interest and attend that class for three consecutive Saturdays. Classes are taught by MSiC educators, K-12, university and community leaders. All classes are inquiry-based and have significant “hands-on”, group work and problem-solving embedded. Classes may also have guest speakers, field trips, and design-and-build stations as part of the enrichment as students experiment, explore and discover how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fit into the world around them.  Detailed information is available at: