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:

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: