Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Season & Gifted Children

The holidays are already upon us. Are you looking for gift ideas for your gifted child? Do you have suggestions for other parents? If you are an online shopper, you may want to take a look at the Hoagies website which has suggested links and even some coupons:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Summer Science Program - deadline November 5

The Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program is an interactive on-line science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning experience highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton. Students selected to participate are immersed in NASA-related research through interaction with scientists, engineers and technologists.

Who can apply?

•Be a U.S. Citizen and Virginia resident
•Be currently in their junior year of high school and at least 16 years of age
•Have interest in or an aptitude for math, science, engineering, or technology
•Have a minimum GPA of 2.7
•Commit to a one-year relationship with VASTS, including a designated six-day residential Summer Academy experience
•Have access to email and the Internet (home, school, or public library)

Ferrum College Open House: November 13 & December 4

Here is an opportunity to find out more about the school and what they can offer your child!

Details at:

So many scholarships! Too many to post here...

Check out this week's announcements link on the CHS guidance page:

There are so many scholarships listed and even a $10,000 one for creating a greeting card. then click on "Weekly Announcements"

Thursday, October 21, 2010

HUGE Science & Engineering Event This Weekend in DC on the Mall! Oct 23&24

A fascinating, FREE, two day event sponsored by national science organizations with a myriad of events, speakers, famous scientists and hands on activities. Metro accessible.

A quick link to the map:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Do you have a writer or artist in your house?

Young Writers Workshop at Shenandoah University on Saturday, November 6 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. The workshop is $40 and there is some scholarship money available for students who have need. Grades 5-12. For more information contact call the Project office at 703-993-1168, or email Erin Hubbard at Registration deadline is October 25.

Parents are invited to attend a free workshop on supporting your young writer. There is also a 90 minute writing class for parents.($15 fee)

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is now accepting 2011 art and writing entries for students in grades 7-12. All the details and interesting particulars can be found at:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

GATE Local Advisory Committee Meeting

This Friday! All GATE parents welcome!

October 8: 1:00 p.m. - Join us for the Local Advisory Committee meeting.

Where? Come to the training room at School Board office located in the County office building in Woodstock.

What is the LAC? Learn more at:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Back to School in Shenandoah County

School has begun and with it the latest opportunities for GATE students and their parents. We hope you check the new blog often as it will be regularly updated with meeting dates, activities, deadlines, links and other relevant information.

October meetings include:

October 8: 1:00 p.m. - Local Advisory Committee meeting takes place at the School Board Office.

October 25: 6:30-8:30 p.m. - GATE Parent Night at PMMS, details forthcoming!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Starting a New Adventure

Welcome to a forum for Parents of Gifted Students!
We look forward to hearing from lots of you. This will be a way for us to keep each other up to date without bombarding your emails.

What are your plans for the summer? What are your kids doing? Know about any good programs in our area?

Can't wait to hear from you!