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Gifted Matters – September 2014

September 4, 2014

Welcome to the Septemer 2014 edition of Gifted Matters.  Summer has flown by,  and it’s hard to believe we’re all back to school!  We hope you had a great beginning of the school year.  Please take a few minutes to read and enjoy some of the articles we have put together in our newsletter. (If you are not already a CGA member this year, be sure to join CGA, as the future 2014-2015 editions of Gifted Matters will be only available to members).


CGA Speaker Series:  Join us for an informative session with CISD’s director of Advanced Academics, Deana Harrell.   The topic of her session will be “The State of Gifted Education and Advanced Academics in CISD” and it will be held on September 18, 2014  at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at Coppell High School.  This session is open to everyone, and there is no admission fee.

Parent Memberships:  Whether you are new to CGA or have been a past member, it’s time to join CGA for the 2014-2015 school year.  To learn more about our membership options, click here.  Why join the CGA? The benefits are plenty, including (but not limited to) access to our monthly newsletter, podcasts, the CGA lending library, free admission to CGA speaker programs, early registration discounts and priority access to Mosaic enrichment programs. Most importantly, the CGA provides a platform, an opportunity for YOU, as a parent, to be heard. Join CGA now (early bird pricing effective until Oct 15, 2014) and make the most of your annual membership.

CISD Educators:  CISD Educators can join CGA for FREE until October 15, 2014.  As an educator and CGA member, you could be eligible for scholarships to conferences and training throughout the year, receive regular information about gifted education and additional resources targeted specifically to educators, plus enjoy all the other membership benefits. Click here to find out more.

Scholarships:  CGA offers the opportunity for CISD educators to apply for scholarships to attend the TAGT  (Texas Association of Gifted and Talented) Conference this year (being held December 3rd-5th in Fort Worth).   Click here to find out more.

Creative Writing:  It’s never too early for your child to begin writing for our Annual Creative Writing Competition. The competition, in its 7th year, is open to all students grades 3-12. Students can submit entries in 3 categories- fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The deadline for entries is December 4, 2014. For more information on the competition, click on the Competitions tab above. Please note that the process for submission is different than in previous years. We also have a new FAQ section.

SED:  Have you heard about Science Entertainment and Design?  This science enrichment for kids is  located in Coppell.  Click here for more information.

We hope that you will enjoy the information included in this newsletter and find it useful. We’d love to have your feedback on how we are doing, and what you’d like to read about in the future. Email us, comment on the blog or Facebook, or contact your campus rep; we’d love to hear from you.



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