Southlake Association for Gifted and Talented


Friday, November 11th

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Dragon Observatory at Johnson Elementary

1301 N. Carroll Ave.

Navigating the CISD 2022-23 Academic Planning Guide

Wednesday, February 21st

11:00am - 1:00pm

Carroll Admin Bldg - Lonesome Dove

Congratulations to our membership contest winners!

Elementary school- Walnut Grove Elementary School

Secondary school- Eubanks Intermediate School

Our winning schools received gift cards to use for their GT classrooms!

GT Teachers - do you have classroom needs?

We're here to help!

Teacher Grant applications will open Nov 18 and close Dec 2 at 8pm. A link will be sent when applications open.

* Please note that any items that require additional district approval, and may arrive late in the year, will not be considered. Requested items for consideration should be items that students will benefit from for the current school year.

Questions? Email us at

Texas Association of Gifted and Talented

Did you know your SAGT membership comes with a complimentary membership to Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented?

SAGT members who opted-in to TAGT membership can now log-in to their accounts to access TEMPO+ and other TAGT resources.

TEMPO+ offers 40 years of archived content from TAGT’s former magazine, TEMPO, while incorporating new resources like templates, checklists, lesson plans, video presentations, and much more! There are many wonderful resources for educators and parents.

To log-in:

  • go to

  • enter your email address in the username field (must use the same address listed on SAGT membership)

  • click ‘forgot password’ to create their password and gain access

Please contact with any questions.

Student Programs

Stargazing, Friday November 11th- FULL

Join SAGT at the Dragon Observatory at Jack D. Johnson Elementary School for a stargazing session with Mr. Graff, CISD Physics & Astronomy teacher. Jupiter, Saturn, possibly Neptune, Uranus, and a number of stars, including binary stars and a planetary nebula will be on view through two 14-inch Celestron telescopes.

The Observatory is housed at the southeastern end of the field past the playground. This event is free and open to all SAGT members in grades K-12.

When: Friday, November 11 from 7:00-9:00PM (please choose one 30 minute time slot as the observatory gets crowded and we want to accommodate as many SAGT members as possible)

Where: Dragon Observatory at Johnson Elementary, 1301 N. Carroll Ave.

Questions?: Email

Parent Programs

Navigating the CISD 2022-23 Academic Planning Guide

Wednesday, February 21st

11:00am - 1:00pm

Carroll Admin Bldg - Lonesome Dove

This members-only parent-to-parent forum will discuss the Intermediate, Middle and High School Academic Planning Guide from a GT perspective. Gina Peddy, CISD Exec Director of Curriculum & Instruction, will address new courses and course changes. She and our parent panel will provide tips and insights on helping your students plan for next school year.

Recommended for parents of 5th-12th grade students. This is a Brown Bag Series event, so feel free to bring your lunch, and questions.

Questions about this event? Send an email to

We had a great time at our SAGT members only Art House Event!

Participants painted acrylic on wood to create citrus slices!


Andre Bradford, aka “S.C. Says”, an Austin-based slam poet and the 2022 Texas Grand Slam Champion, visited us on Sep 21st and gave us some really poignant and relatable stories and helped us examine our Culture of Comparison. SAGT loves to provide these high quality events for our community!


A special message from From John Patton, Center Director at Code Ninjas Southlake:

We had a great time at the SAGT Code Ninjas event. The kids were great to work with and we appreciate you choosing us to spend your time with. If anyone is interested in doing our program, I’ve listed some information below:

SPECIAL OFFER for SAGT- $49 for the first month! (no long term commitment).

Our coding hours are Tues – Fri from 3pm – 7pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm. For 4-6 year olds, we recommend coming in 1 hour a week. For 7 and up, we feel 2 hours is best (one 2 hour session or two 1 hour sessions). We are very flexible in that you can choose to come in whenever you’d like. We primarily do our coding curriculum, but also get into 3d printing, robotics, etc.

4-6 year old registration –

7 and up registration –

Questions? Contact John at or


SAGT kiddos having a great time at our Code Ninjas Event!


Thank you to everyone who brought their students out bright and early on Saturday, August 27th for our Study Skills Workshop!

Over 100 students in grades 5-12 joined Mrs. Leslie Andre (a former CISD teacher) to learn about how to set themselves up for school success, with tips on things like getting organized, how to take effective notes, and understanding different types of learning styles. The morning was capped off with an amazing student panel where Maddie Byrne (12th), Megan Ganier (11th), Lily Garland (11th), Megan Ihle (12th), Bryce Inouye (12th), Carter Ruck (12th), and Caroline Schilsky (11th) offered their own personal advice and answered questions from the audience. Thank you to Mrs. Andre and these awesome students for such a great event.

If you have any feedback about the workshop, please email

Amazon Smile

Support SAGT when you make purchases from Amazon.

Go to and follow the prompts to set up a charity to support. Search for Southlake Association for the Gifted and Talented, and start shopping! Amazon Smile will donate a portion of qualifying purchases to help support our GT teachers and student and parent programs. If you have your account linked to another charity, you can change the charity under Account/Your AmazonSmile.

Click here for a direct link to SAGT AmazonSmile


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