Dear Families and Students,
Welcome to the Gifted and Talented Page for the Washington County School District! I look forward to working with students and families throughout the year. My goal for the Gifted and Talented Program here in Washington County is to provide quality programming for families and students, while addressing the specific needs of gifted students in classrooms across our district.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments at email@example.com. I look forward to working with you. You can see information about current events GT students are participating in or opportunities to get them involved in on this page or on our twitter account. The handle is @washcogifted .
District Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher
2018-2019 WCSD Gifted and Talented Identification Information
Kindergarten: WCSD-Early-Kindergarten-Information 18-19
2018-2019 Programming Opportunities/Resources
Jr. Leadership Washington County- Throughout the 2018-2019 School Year **For 7th Grade Students Only
This program helps students learn valuable leadership traits that include team building, learning styles, how to conduct an interview, dinner etiquette, and more! Register using the link below or also find the link on the Resources page on the district website under student/parent resources.
Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge- Deadline April 30th, 2019
High School Songwriters, you could have your music recorded and published by professional artists. Information and Application at arts.gov/songwriting
UK’s Expanding Your Horizons Conference- April 20, 2019
Kentucky’s middle school girls and their parents/guardians are invited to attend this Saturday conference on the University of Kentucky campus, from 10 am-4:30 pm. This day of hands-on workshops will give middle school girls the chance to meet STEM role models and get exposure to opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math. Here is a 1- min video to highlight the conference.
Parents and guardians who attend will get information on important topics like planning for college. Registration is $25 and includes lunch. Scholarships are available!
To find out more or to register visit: https://www.uky.edu/bae/eyh . Spots are limited so register soon!
Camp Explore– June 3-7, 2019
Camp Explore is a day camp for children with advanced ability and high interest who have been in grades one, two, or three during the 2018-19 school year. The experience features minds-on and hands-on instruction designed to engage children in learning at advanced levels. The Center for Gifted Studies
Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS)– June 9-21, 2019
This two-week camp provides a wide range of classes for academically talented students who have been in grades 6-8 during the 18-19 school year. Students take four courses from a wide array of choices, and campers can be residential or nonresidential. The Center for Gifted Studies
SPACETREK- Space Science Camp for Young Women July 12-20, 2019
SpaceTrek is a one-week space science and engineering camp for girls entering 10th grade. www.spacetrekky.org Camp fee $800
Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY)– June 23-July 13, 2019
Students who have been in grades 7-10 during the 18-19 school year qualify for VAMPY by taking the ACT or SAT and scoring at or above the average for college-bound seniors. In this three-week residential program, students spend 6 hours each day in a challenging academic environment. The Center for Gifted Studies
Camp Innovate- July 8- 12, 2019
Camp Innovate is a day camp for children with advanced ability and high interest who were in grades 3, 4, or 5 during the 18-19 school year. The experience features minds-on and hands-on instruction designed to engage children in learning at advanced levels. The Center for Gifted Studies
Northern Kentucky University’s Institute for Talent Development & Gifted Studies Camp Innovation Programs See information below or at the following link: http://gifted.nku.edu
Philanthropy Academy Grades 3-8, Saturday, April 27, 9 am-1pm– This academy is filled with intensive and interactive experiential learning focused on developing the positive dispositions to be young philanthropists.
You Can Be An Author Academy- Grades 3-6, Saturday, May 11, 9am-1pm– This academy is filled with intensive and interactive experiential learning focused on developing writing and communication skills. Students will discover the power and excitement of writing in a fun, interactive environment. It is designed to teach students skills needed to be successful writers, leaders and innovators throughout their lives while cultivating critical and creative thinking.
Camp Innovation Pathways to College Program- June 3-7, 8:30-11:30 am at Northern Kentucky University Grades K-9
Camp Innovation encourages students to pursue their passions outside of the regular school day. Through interactive, minds-on approaches to learning, students explore and investigate diverse transdisciplinary topics of interest with like-minded peers. They offer the Camp Innovation Pathways to College Program three times each year: October, March, and June. Talent Development & Gifted Studies at NKU
Interlochen Arts Camp- Summer 2019
Interlochen was founded in 1928 and is located in beautiful northwest lower Michigan. Each year, thousands of artists and arts patrons come to Interlochen to experience world-class educational and cultural opportunities. Students study music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance, guided by an outstanding faculty and guest artists, and inspired by the scenic beauty of our campus. To check out the variety of summer camps offered and their dates, visit the website below.
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs
Deadline: Applications open January 2019
Learn computer science through real-world projects in art and storytelling, robotics, video games, web sites, apps and more! See more at the following link: girls who code summer immersion programs
Rensselaer’s PREFACE Engineering Program (JUNIORS Only)
The Rensselaer PREFACE Program is a two-week residential summer experience for talented high school sophomores and juniors, who will enter 11th or 12th grade in the fall of the coming year and who have expressed a strong, early interest in pursuing a career in the engineering and technological professions. It is for high school students from groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and technological fields. See more information at the following link Rensselaer Pre-College Initiatives
NASA Internships and Fellowships
Several STEM opportunities, not just Rocket Science! See more information at this link: Nasa Internships and Fellowships
The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science– Western Kentucky University
The Commonwealth’s first high school for students interested in pursuing advanced careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Instead of spending their junior and senior years in traditional high schools, our 190 students take all their coursework through Western Kentucky University with regularly-enrolled college students. The Academy empowers Kentucky’s exceptional young scientists and mathematicians to live and learn in an environment which offers advanced educational opportunities, while preparing them for leadership roles. For more information please click the link below.
The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics- Morehead State University
Advanced Placement Summer Institute – June 24-28, 2019
This one week institute is designed for high school teachers who are presently teaching or preparing to teach College Board Advanced Placement classes. Numerous courses are offered for both beginning and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The Center for Gifted Studies
Created by teacher Ian Byrd- this website offers a plethora of resources for teaching G/T students
He also has this great site with puzzles.
KAGE Parent Night- February 25 2019, Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington (Cost is Free)
A session designed to provide parents with information and ideas to use in parenting their gifted children. Teachers are also welcome to attend! For more information and registration for the September date click on the link below
Resources for Parents and Families of Gifted Students
Commander Day Resources
The following links allows students to engage in enrichment and acceleration opportunities during Commander Days.
Students in all grades can access over 45 subjects to brush up or accelerate their learning.
K-8: Kids Know It
Games and activities for reading, math, science, and social studies.
DIGITAL CAMPUS TOURS
8-12: Campus Tours
Students can digitally tour hundreds of college campuses around the country.
Reviews and practice for the ACT exam.
North Washington 8th grade students and WCMS 8th Grade GT students recently enjoyed a Shakespeare play titled “The Comedy of Errors” at the Norton Center in Danville. This trip was sponsored by Washington County GT.
The Washington County Gifted & Talented Recruitment night for the Gatton & Craft Academies was very successful. There were almost 50 students and parents in attendance!
4th/5th grade GT and Music GT students recently visited the Norton Center for the arts at Centre College to see The Sounds of Zamar and Gabriel Royal.
GT 11th grade students recently visited the University of Kentucky to eat lunch, experience an admissions presentation, and tour the campus!