Southlake Association for Gifted and Talented

Thank you for supporting SAGT with your membership this 2021-2022 school year!

SAGT President, Stephanie Williams with Gina Peddy, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Carroll ISD


It’s been a privilege to be part of the team leading SAGT this year, as we returned to in person events.

Thanks to the work of our SAGT Board along with the membership fees and donations of all our members we were able to:

  • offer 4 in person events for SAGT parents including college prep guidance and academic planning

  • host star gazing and art classes and socials for our students

  • award over $13,000 in grants to our GT teachers including TAGT registrations

  • send 21 GT teachers to the TAGT conference

  • award a $1500 scholarship to a deserving student

  • share images and information with our community through our social media and newsletter

  • fund IB training for 4 teachers totaling $3600

Thank you for your support, patience, and work to make for a successful year for our GT students, families, and teachers.

A huge thank you to Gina Peddy, executive director of curriculum and instruction. Thank you for always advocating for what is best for students and teachers even when that isn’t easy or popular. We appreciate you.

Thank you for a wonderful year and I’m excited about what’s ahead for SAGT.


The schools with the most SAGT members received an amazon gift card and a bundt cake!



2022 National Recognition Program application

The 2022 National Recognition Program application opens on April 15. Eligible sophomores and juniors will receive an email from College Board inviting them to apply, and educators will receive a list of eligible students from their school. If you know a student who meets the eligibility criteria but hasn't received an invitation on April 15, please encourage them to self-nominate through the website.

Students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher, take the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, or AP® Exams, and identify as African American, Hispanic, Indigenous, or attend school in a rural or small town may be eligible for national recognition.

Students must identify with at least one of the four groups listed to be eligible.

The application deadline is Wednesday, June 15, at 11:59 p.m. ET. This application is free of charge.

Questions, please contact

Big News! Another week of Camp Invention has been added!

With our first week filling up so quickly, we decided to add on another week of Camp Invention! SAGT is hosting Camp Invention again this summer June 13-16. This is a fun-filled, STEAM-focused camp for our learners that have completed K- 4th. Campers will adopt an aquatic friend, develop inventions for space exploration and more! There are leadership intern opportunities for students that have completed 7th-9th grades, and Camp Invention Leadership Interns positions (completed 10th-12th) can earn 30 volunteer hours, plus a letter of recommendation for college resumes! Click here for more information and discount codes:

There are only 103 spots open. Register ASAP, this camp will fill up FAST!

Questions? Email Lisa Timmerman Specialist, WGES

The College Board and the Jed Foundation

is pleased to share a co-created resource on strategies to help students calm their nerves before, during, and after a test. Check out and share these tips with your students. Although the Tips for Reducing Test Anxiety – Developed by College Board and the Jed Foundation focuses on SAT taking anxiety tips, they can be helpful for any low or high-stakes exams like the upcoming AP administration. Thank you for taking the time to share with your students.

Parent Programs Road Map to Your Child's Success

THANK YOU to our Carroll Administrators for a wonderful, informative presentation!

Student Programs Stargazing with Mr. Graff

Mr. Graff (astronomy/physics teacher at Carroll High) not only showed the groups the moon, nebulas, and constellations, but shared a wealth of information about the night sky with the attendees.

Student Programs Rocket Success

CISD's own Rachel Mahlow and her talented Rockets students helped SAGT students build and launch bottle rockets!

2021-2022 SAGT Teacher Grants Awarded

The SAGT Grants Committee is pleased to announce we have presented a check to the CISD School Board in the amount of $13,212.50 to be applied directly to the enrichment of the CISD GT community!

This year SAGT awarded 8 teacher grants totaling $5,088.50 to teachers at Rockenbaugh, Walnut Grove, Durham, Eubanks, Carroll Middle, Dawson, and Carroll High school. The money will be used to support gifted students in the classroom with items including alternative seating, bulk headphones, density column labs, indoor vegetable growing systems, and a class stage. In addition, SAGT contributed $8,124 to help send 21 teachers to the Texas Association of Gifted and Talented conference in December. This conference provided continuing education and new, creative ideas for GT instruction.

This contribution to the CISD GT program would not have been possible without the generous dues and donations of SAGT members. Thank you so much for your financial support! You have made a true difference in the lives of our children.

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