FEBRUARY
1st - Board Meeting 11:30am


2nd - Student Program
Art Classes


12th - Parent Program
Navigating the APG for the GT Student


MARCH
1st - Board Meeting 11:30am


APRIL
5th - Board Meeting 11:30am


MAY
3rd - Board Meeting 11:30am


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SAGT's 2018 Teacher Grant Disbursement
 
At the Dec. 3rd CISD School Board meeting, members of the SAGT Board presented a check to CISD from SAGT in the amount of $16,125 - so exciting!  
Especially exciting for us: $6,155 of this total funded a record number of  CISD teachers' attendance at this year's TAGT (Texas Association for GT) GiftED conference in Ft. Worth. This annual conference provides new, creative ideas specific to GT learning. Many school districts across the state have trouble funding teachers to the conference and even have trouble finding teachers who are willing to attend. It was a real gift to our GT students that 23 CISD teachers attended GiftED this year (when we thought last year’s 14 in attendance was excellent representation)! The information presented at GiftED is so helpful and innovative, that five of our teachers asked if they could attend an additional conference day - and we were happy to make that happen! Teachers returned to their GT classrooms charged and refreshed - with many new, creative ideas!  
 
Also this year, SAGT Teacher Grants totaled $9,970. These funds go directly into our GT specific classrooms and serve to enhance, enrich and contribute to creative instruction.
 
Thank you so much to the SAGT Grant Committee, Alyce Ohser and Lori Davidson, for their many hours of collecting grant requests, reviewing the requests and disbursing funds. Also, working hard behind the scenes were Cathy Kolto, SAGT 1st Vice President, and of course, Gina Peddy, CISD Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction. You ALL did an amazing job! 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.

Membership Contest Results 

And the winners of the SAGT 2018 Membership Contest are...   
Johnson Elementary  and  Eubanks Intermediate  
 
We were so happy to present the winning campuses with a $100 Amazon Gift Card for the JES Quest classroom and a $200 for the EIS GT team! Thank you so much to all CISD schools for participating in our Membership Contest!


SAGT 2018 Membership Contest Winners:
  1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director
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Parent Program
Navigating the CISD 2019-20 Academic Planning Guide 

Tuesday, Feb 12th
11:00am - 1:00pm 
Carroll Admin Bldg - Old Cafeteria


This members-only parent-to-parent forum will discuss the 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. The APG lists High School course selections with their prerequisites and credits. 
 
Recommended for parents of 7-12th-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   [email protected]

Student Program Nurturing Creativity  

Let's get inspired and create a work of art! Sign your kids up for our a SAGT painting class taught by local artist, Dragon mom, and owner of Vidisha Art Studio, Vidisha Bajpai. Attendees will enjoy step-by-step instruction and will leave class with a one-of-kind acrylic painting.  Classes are open to SAGT members in K-8th grade. No experience necessary!
When: Saturday February 2nd, 2019 
    Session 1 (K - 4th Grade): 2:00-3:30pm 
    Session 2 (5th - 8th Grade): 4:00-5:30pm


Where: Vidisha Art Studio (in-home) 
         2304 Palmetto Way 
         Southlake, TX 76092

Cost - $27 per student (includes supplies)

*Each session is limited to 10 students so register early to secure your spot!  
SAGT Members only, please


Register Here
Congratulations to… US!

SAGT has been named the 2017 TAGT Parent Group of the Gifted! The Texas Association for Gifted & Talented (TAGT), supports education and advocacy for the GT population state-wide. The annual TAGT Parent Group of the Gifted Award is presented to one parent group in the state that has demonstrated exceptional efforts to support the advancement of gifted students. The winner receives a $1,000 cash award and one designee is provided with a 2-day hotel stay and registration for the giftED 2017 Conference in Houston.   

We are honored to have been enthusiastically nominated by Gina Peddy, CISD Executive Dir. of Curriculum & Instruction, and by GT teachers across the district. Thank you for taking the time to nominate SAGT for this award! We definitely feel love and support from CISD faculty & staff!
 
This award would not have been possible without the participation, dues, and donations from our dedicated members - or without the amazing hard work of our SAGT Board Members! Thank you ALL so much!

Please CLICK HERE for more info about TAGT’s award winners.

2018 Texas State Award Winner:
Karen Otto, CISD GT Teacher 

The Texas Association for Gifted & Talented (TAGT) presented Karen Otto, CHS English 2 GT teacher, with the 2018 TAGT Educator of the Gifted Award at their 2018 GiftED conference on Nov. 28! We are so proud of Mrs. Otto for receiving state recognition for all she does to bring innovative, creative teaching to her students. Thank you Ms. Otto - this award is well deserved! For more info about this award: CLICK HERE
SAGT has official Dragon Rubik's Cubes for sale!
This one is more challenging than a traditional cube because of the two logos. Please bring $20 cash or check to any of our events.

Einstein Level:

Gina Aalund Family
Laura Avalos Family
Michaelann & Ty Bush Family
Eric & Beth Chernik Family
Katy & Richard Chung Family
Kathleen Coburn Family
Gunter Daley Family
Victoria Dang Kelly Family
Lori Davidson Family
David & Yolanda De Fazio Family
Danielle Farrand Family
Mark & Lisa Fraga Family
Jeff Govek Family
Jennifer     Graul Family
Ana & Scott Greenberg Family
Scott & Laura Grosskopf Family
Trina & Brad Hall Family
Joanna Johnson Family
Mayank Kamalia Family
Cathy & Ed Kolto Family
Robert & Cyril Lim Family
Jenny & George Louros Family
Kelly Lyman Family
Nikhila & Machaiah Madhrira Family
Aimee Martin Family
Audra McCormick Family
Jennifer Millimet Family
Lee & Jessica Nester Family
Alyce Ohser Family
Nathan Pailes Family
Lauren Pham Family
Vijay Pitta Family
Seema Ponoth Family
Sridhar & Harshi Reddy Family
James Robinson Family
Raman Sanapala-Venkata Family
Aneet Sareen Family
Lynn Shelton-Hay Family
Tia Smith Family
Basanti Vrushab Family
Scott & Kelli Walters Family
Kavya Yalamanchili Family

Socrates Level:

Vezir Ajro Family
Vishnu & Swathi Ammareddygari Family
David & Erin Bradford Family
Jennifer & Kevin Casey Family
Katherine Fisher Family
Erica Hall Family
Sydni Kahle Family
Jeanne Noon Family
Rakesh Patel Family
Anh Singhania Family
Yihua Sun Family
Bridget & Tom Sweeney Family
Pooja Tolaney Family
Geanne Weaver-Hepler Family

Da Vinci Level:

Cathryn Ammermann Family
Mathew & Mollu Augustine Family
Lara Crump Family
Nancy D'Amico Family
Rupal Dave Family
Tracie Davis Family
Collin Dolecheck Family
Ginger Forst Family
Nimmi Gambhir Family
Kiran Gangi Family
Paige Green Family
Erin Hall Family
Shannon Hall Family
Anuj Harkauli Family
Danie Hatcher Family
Jennifer Hibbs Family
May Hoang Family
Brandy Hybarger Family
Meiyappan Kalidass Family
Smitha & Suresh Kankanala Family
Courtney & Doug Keady Family
Ryan & Jessica Kirby Family
Russell Lawrence Family
Claudia Leong Family
Peter Lin Family
Kara & Jason Mann Family
HaeJung Marr Family
Melissa Mazey Family
Shannon & Greg McConnell Family
Kirran Moss Family
Amy Omar Family
Randy & Tobin Osterberg Family
Theresa Rhoades Family
Smita Rumalla Family
Bernie Sanouvong Family
Delia Schneider Family
Anna Sheehan Family
Preetu Ashoo Shetty Family
Cristina Sierra Family
Andy & Laural Skiendzielewski Family
Karey Skiermont Family
Myrna Solomon Family
Teresa Spiegelman Family
Brandy & Matt Strange Family
Angie Tade Family
Vinny & Suruchi Taneja Family
Sonya Tang Family
Beena & Verghese Thomas Family
Ann Vincent Family
Kelly Walters Family
Xin Wang Family
Stephanie Williams Family
Dongdong Zhang Family

Jinggen Zhao Family