Southlake Association for Gifted and Talented

Welcome back!

This is the time to join/renew your SAGT membership for 2023-2024 school year!

 "No Hard Feelings"

Parent/Student Event 

Sunday, November 5th


Carroll Senior High School, Fine Arts Complex Concert Hall 

Andre Bradford is back by popular demand! 

For the first time, SAGT Parent Programs and Student Programs have teamed up!

After inspirational speaker Andre Bradford, aka SC Says, wowed us last year, parents asked that he return to speak with their students too. We are excited to offer an encore presentation of "No Hard Feelings," as we explore our culture of comparison, the big emotions and pressures students often feel, and how social media can exacerbate that.

Because Andre's presentation and slam poetry covers a gamut of topics, including "hard feelings" like disconnection, depression, and anxiety, we recommend that middle school students attend with a parent. High school students and parents of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend this powerful, inspirational speaker.

No need to pre-register. This event is free to SAGT members, and $20 per family for non-members. Visit for more information and to join SAGT.

*Please allow extra time for parking as the CSHS holiday craft fair is on the same day

Upcoming Events

Parent/Child Event - Andre Bradford, aka “S.C. Says”

Sunday, November 5, 2023 4-6pm

For the first time, we will be offering a parent-child event! Speaker Andre Bradford will perform inspirational slam poetry that explores hard topics and offers a springboard to important conversations with your child.

Student Event - Stargazing

Friday, November 10th. Sign up for a time slot

Mr, Graff, CISD Physics & Astronomy teacher, will be pointing out stars and planets. The Observatory is housed at the southeastern end of the field past the playground. Event is free but please sign up for a time slot here 

Brown Bag Series - Navigating the 2024-2025 Academic Planning Guide

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 11am-1pm

Gina Peddy, CISD Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, will present with a parent panel the updated Academic Planning Guide for the 2024-2025 school year.

Annual Spring Speaker - Dr. Mary Christopher

Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 11am-1pm

Dr. Christopher, expert in leadership development and parent support, will speak about overcoming perfectionism and anxiety and building resilience in gifted students.

Brown Bag Series - Roadmap to your Child’s Success

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 11am-1pm

Gina Peddy will present with a panel on navigating the best academic path for our K-8 kids.

More information will be communicated through our monthly SAGT newsletter 

Questions? Contact Parent Programs at

Complimentary Week!

Back by popular demand, on August 26th, your amazing Student Programs committee in conjunction with Chelsea Hall hosted the Study Skills Session. 

We had record attendance for this event, and because it was so impactful, Chelsea Hall has graciously given our members this complimentary week of study hall for all SAGT members! Reference this gift card when booking. 

Expires 5/24 

Just as we do every year, SAGT will offer events of interest for the parents of students as well as opportunities for students and parents to learn together. 

Here is a reminder of all the wonderful things your SAGT membership gave you access to last year!

Thank YOU for your membership! We look forward to another successful year!



Each year, through membership and donations, SAGT is able to offer a $1500 scholarship to one Carroll High School Senior. The senior selected is one we believe has developed his or her special gift, and through leadership and community service, used that gift to positively impact the community or world.

SAGT is proud to present the 2023 SAGT Scholarship to senior, Sydney Fraser.

Sydney has a gift for leadership, public speaking, and youth advocacy. Sydney leads the Carroll Speech Team, is Captain of Emerald Belles, founded a new Carroll Model United Nations Team, was chosen to represent Carroll at Texas Girls State which is an elite leadership development program for young women. Of the 600 girls attending Girls State, Sydney was chosen as one of two girls to represent Texas at Girls Nation where she was honored at The White House and Captiol Hill. 

Sydney's teacher recommender states: "What sets this student apart is their gift of leadership. People are drawn to this student. (She) has a lot of energy, is full of ideas, and is always ready to try something new."

"Many of (my students) are sharp, critical thinkers – and this student is too – but at the heart of it, this student is a gifted public speaker."

"It’s their intense focus on being excellent at everything they do that makes this student special."

Sydney is planning to attend University of Michigan in Ann Arbor this fall where she plans to continue building her skills in public speaking and advocacy. Her hope is to work on Capitol Hill. She believes she can be a "change-maker in our world".



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