CHS 8th Grade Parent Night

The CHS annual 8th grade parent night is scheduled for Monday night, January 27th at 6:30 PM.  This annual event begins with a 6:30 PowerPoint presentation to parents in our auditorium.  After the group presentation, they will dismiss the parents to the gym so that they can visit with all the CHS departments.  CHS typically has around 40-50 tables set up in the gym representing sports groups, elective areas, core areas, clubs, CTE, etc. Please stop by Table 6 to ask several of the current ISM students any questions about the CHS ISM program offered to students in their junior and senior years (your children have heard about the program from the director himself and a few of his students).

See the map to find Table 6: 8th grade night map 2014

Frisco Gifted Association Kick-off Event!

Frisco Gifted Association Kick-off Event!

Sci-Tech Discovery Center
8004 North Dallas Parkway, Frisco
Friday, January 31, 2014  from 6-8 PM

Please RSVP by email: communication@friscogifted.org

  •  Come and explore NEW Sci-Tech Discovery Center exhibits
  • FREE to FGA members, FGA non-members $5 pp/ $20 family cap  (Sci-Tech membership  will not apply for this event)
  • Staff will guide kids through the exhibits at this Private Event
  • Light refreshments will be provided for all who attend
  • Find out more about the Frisco Gifted Association (FGA) and all that they have to offer!

Please join us and bring the whole family! Food and drinks will be provided, new exhibits, lots of great information and so much more!

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information please visit us on Facebook and like our page: https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/FriscoGiftedAssociation
Become an FGA member in advance by clicking this LINK for a form, emailing membership@friscogifted.org for a form, or you can join at the door.

FISD January GT Game Night

JANUARY GAME NIGHT INFORMATION:
Thursday, January 16, 2014
from 6:00-8:00 PM
Wakeland High School
10700 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034


THIS MONTH’S TOPIC:  
  • Bibliotherapy: 10 Books that Represent Giftedness
  • Presented by NuMinds Enrichment speakers

Additionally, you got a preview of Frisco Gifted Association at the last meeting.  Find out more about this exciting new opportunity for our GT and high-achieving students and families.  This is a great way to get involved in an up-and-coming advocacy group at the ground level.  If you want to know more now, LIKE their Facebook Page to get updates!

Finally, after many requests, we are adding the dinner element back into our program with the help of Frisco Gifted Association.  This is as a convenience to parents and students and their busy schedules.   We want to make your attendance at game night as convenient as possible.  Meals will be $4 each and will be pizza, side and drink.

Please let us know when you RSVP how many people plan to eat & if you prefer vegetarian options.  
RSVP’s for food should be sent no later than Tuesday, January 14 at midnight. 

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q.  What kind of games should my child bring? 
A.  The best games for game night are ones that require skill and strategy, not just luck alone!
Q.  What if my child is not identified as GT by the district?
A.  If your child would enjoy the challenge of strategy games or you would enjoy the topic in the parent program, we welcome you to attend!
Q.  Can siblings attend even if they are not GT students?
A.  This is for the whole family.  Preschool siblings must be supervised by a parent at all times.
Q.  What if I don’t bring a game or do not have a game that seems like a good fit?
A.  There are always plenty of games and plenty of kids looking for someone to play the game they brought.  
Q.  Will there be a meal that we can purchase this month?
A.  YES!  By popular demand, Frisco Gifted Assocation has agreed to handle this for us!  
Q.  Is it necessary to purchase a meal in order to attend?
A.  No!  This is offered as a convenience and not a requirement.
Q.  Do parents have to attend the parent program?
A.  No.  You may stay and play games if you wish, but most parents choose to attend the program.
PLEASE RSVP TO FriscoGifted@gmail.com with the following information:
1.  Number of students attending game night.
2.  Number of parents attending parent program.
3.  School your child(ren) attend(s).
4.  How many will be eating. (FOOD RSVP’s need to be sent by Monday, December 16 at midnight!)
5.  If you want to volunteer to help with game night or with FGA in general, please let us know when you RSVP!  We are looking for committee members!

Five Challenges of Gifted Learners

From Gifted Challenges:

“Most gifted adolescents breathe a sigh of relief when they enter college. Finally, they will be with their intellectual peers. Finally, they won’t have to hide their abilities. Finally, they will be able to fully, unapologetically immerse themselves in their interests.

Yet, gifted college students often face unexpected hurdles that must be overcome.

The academic and social challenges they encounter can lead to self-doubt and uncertainty. Any nagging doubts and fears that developed in high school can intensify in college, as gifted students take a sobering inventory of their limitations and face a harsh dose of reality. This leads to questions about their abilities, their choices, and even their sense of self. Gifted students (and their parents) should assume that some self-reflection and second-guessing will emerge during college.”

To continue reading, please visit http://giftedchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/12/five-hurdles-gifted-college-students.html.