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 also join the Washington County Gifted & Talented Remind group to receive messages about upcoming events and also to contact me that way. Just follow this link for instructions. Washington Co. Gifted & Talented Remind
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.
Super Saturdays at The Center for Gifted Studies (WKU) – October 20 & 27, November 3 & 10, February 2, 9, 16, & 23
Saturday classes allow high-ability and high-interest students in grades 1-8 to broaden the scope of their interests and interact with other bright young people on WKU’s campus and at the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville. Students choose one course from a wide selection covering a variety of academic disciplines. The Center for Gifted Studies
Entrepreneurship Academy- Northern Kentucky University, November 10th
For students in grades 4-9 is filled with intensive and interactive experiential learning focused on entrepreneurial dispositions, design thinking and innovation strategies. The Entrepreneurship Academy program is designed to teach students skills needed to be successful leaders and innovators throughout their lives while cultivating critical and entrepreneurial thinking. Register by October 29th.
See more information here: Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy Flyer November 2018 2-Page
IdeaFestival Bowling Green- February 13, 2019
This one day annual celebration of ideas brings motivated middle and high school students and interested community members from throughout the region to the WKU campus for speakers and activities focused on innovation, curiosity, and creativity across a variety of fields. The Center for Gifted Studies
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
GEMS: Girls in Engineering, Math & Science- Saturday, Nov. 10th
GEMS is an event held by the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics and the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council. GEMS is a one-day event featuring workshops facilitated by local women in STEM. This event is an opportunity discover, explore and create through various STEM activities. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend GEMS! This event is open to any and all girls, grades 4-12 in Kentucky. The Craft Academy GEMS
Homeland Security Internships (SENIORS Only)
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program offers stipend-paid summer internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate level university students pursuing STEM degrees, as well as upper-level high school students; select locations also offer internships to university students pursuing education-related degrees and K-12 professional educators. The selected interns gain valuable hands-on experiences working with full-time AFRL scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology and are able to contribute to unique, research-based projects. Graduate interns are able to collaborate with AFRL on current research and incorporate the research into their graduate work. See more at this link The Air Force Research Laboratory
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
Simons Summer Research Fellowship
The Simons Summer Research Program gives academically talented, motivated high school students who are between their junior & senior years the opportunity to engage in hands-on research in science, math or engineering at Stony Brook University. See More Info: Simons Summer Research Program
PEPP–UK Professional Education Preparation (SENIORS Only)
The University of Kentucky Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) administers a residential Summer Program and provides supportive services throughout the academic year to students who reside within the under-served counties of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and who wish to pursue a career in Medicine or Dentistry. Designated rural counties and two urban areas are included on the list of PEPP-eligible geographic areas. See More Info at this link: UK Professional Education preparation Program
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
Berta Seminar- November 9, 2018
Will feature Lisa Van Gemert who will facilitate the day with a focus on the social-emotional needs of high ability young people. The Center for Gifted Studies
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!