Southlake Association for Gifted and Talented
Navigating the CISD 2023-24 Academic Planning Guide
Tuesday, February 21st
11:00am - 1:00pm
Carroll Admin Bldg - Lonesome Dove
Safari Overnight at the Fort Worth Zoo
Saturday, March 4th, 8pm-
Sunday, March 5th, 10am
2023 Scholarship Dates
Feb 1 - Deadline to join SAGT for scholarship eligibility
Feb 15 - Scholarship applications open
Mar 31 - Deadline to submit scholarship applications
Student Program Safari Overnight at the Fort Worth Zoo
Please plan to join us for our 2023 SAGT Safari Overnight
Fort Worth Zoo
Saturday, March 4, 8 pm – Sunday, March 5, 10 am
$75 per person
Bring your sleeping bag and explore the Fort Worth Zoo after hours with other SAGT members!
On Saturday evening, attendees will explore the Fort Worth Zoo on a guided tour followed by a tasty snack, fun activities and a live animal presentation. On Sunday, attendees will enjoy a continental breakfast, morning tour before the Zoo opens and all-day admission. A giraffe feeding voucher is included.
Please note that in the event of inclement weather, some activities may be substituted.
The Education Center is climate-controlled.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
SAGT Safari Overnight at the Fort Worth Zoo Registration
This event will sell out, so please register early. Registration will close on February 20.
Safari Overnight is a SAGT Member-Only event. All participants (including friends & guests) must be members of SAGT. If you are not a SAGT Member but would like to join, please click here.
Once registered, please be sure to print and bring your SAGT Zoo Waiver to the event.
All children must be accompanied by an adult, and no more than five minors per adult. If you plan to bring and supervise other SAGT children, please make sure to have their parent sign the waiver prior to arriving at the zoo.
Tickets are non-refundable.
Questions about this event? Contact send an email to SAGTstudents@gmail.com
Navigating the CISD 2023-24 Academic Planning Guide
Tuesday, February 21st
11:00am - 1:00pm
Carroll Admin Bldg (2400 N Carroll Ave.) - Lonesome Dove Room.
Check-in will begin at 10:45am
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 rising 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 SAGTparentprograms@gmail.com.
Click on the link here in order to expedite your check in process.
The Southlake Association of Gifted and Talented (SAGT) scholarship application process is OPEN.
One 2023 graduating senior will be selected to receive the SAGT Scholarship!
Please visit scholarship page for details on how to apply.
Texas Association of Gifted and Talented
TAGT Scholarship Opportunities!
With the help of generous donors, TAGT offers almost $30,000 annually in student scholarship opportunities. By providing the right opportunities we may just spark the minds that will discover innovative answers to the most challenging questions of their generation. These scholarships have the potential to change a student’s life forever.
The 2023 TAGT scholarships will open in Mid-February 2023 and close March 31, 2023. All awardees will be notified on or before May 1, 2023.
When 2023 scholarships open, you will be able to find the online scholarship application on this page: https://www.txgifted.org/scholarships
Summer Enrichment Scholarships
Awarded to identified gifted students grades K- 12, who are currently participating in a gifted program and who want to enrich their learning experience during the summer months. The maximum summer scholarship award is $400. Students may use these scholarships to attend programs with academic, fine art, or performing arts focus. *Students may only qualify as a recipient of a Summer Scholarship once every three years. Summer Scholarship recipients must wait two years before applying again.*
Laura Allard Future Vision Scholarship
This scholarship of $7,500 is awarded in honor of Laura Allard, a Founder and the first Executive Director of TAGT, to two (2) graduating G/T high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement; possess a strong sense of purpose with clearly defined goals and a long-term plan for achieving those goals. Students from underserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply (e.g., culturally, linguistically, ethnically diverse students; first generation students; rural populations; free or reduced lunch; twice exceptional; etc).
Adelle McClendon Young Leader Scholarship
A $2500 scholarship awarded to a graduating G/T high school senior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership.
Since 1982, TAGT has awarded over one million dollars in assistance for gifted and talented learners. These contributions have provided scholarships to almost 4,000 students. The TAGT Scholarship Fund is sustained by donors, like you, who believe that today’s gifted youth are tomorrow’s leaders.
2022-2023 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 $6,718.64 to be applied directly to the enrichment of the CISD GT community!
This year SAGT awarded 5 teacher grants totaling $4,384.64 to teachers at Rockenbaugh, Eubanks, Carroll Elementary, Carroll Middle, and Carroll High school. The money will be used to support gifted students in the classroom with items including alternative seating, alternative desks, aqua culture growing systems, and board games that support argumentative units. In addition, SAGT contributed $2,334 to help send 6 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.
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!
SPECIAL OFFER FOR OUR SAGT MEMBERS!
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 – https://registration.codeninjas.com/cn-tx-southlake/?facilityProgramGuid=3455cbe5-440e-4932-9f79-d3145c9cbedb&fullDay=False&appSource=1
7 and up registration – https://registration.codeninjas.com/cn-tx-southlake/?facilityProgramGuid=ff2e22bb-da49-46c8-8984-46e00fbd7143&fullDay=False&appSource=1
Questions? Contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 SAGT1stVP@gmail.com.
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Go to smile.amazon.com 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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