Governor’s School for the Arts
The virtual information night for the Governor’s School for the Arts is Tuesday, October 27 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Scholars must register to attend at https://www.gsarts.org/admissions
Scholars in grades nine through 12 are eligible to attend the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia. Scholars must complete an application and audition for the intensive programs in dance, music, musical theatre, theatre and visual arts. The applications are available from the school all year and the adjudication process takes place in January.
Click on the flyer to register for the event
Use the following links to receive more information and resources.
This is a reminder that our VBCPS Academy Edcamp will be Monday, Oct 26 from 2 pm-3pm. Attendance is mandatory. To access the meeting use the link in our Schoology Group.
Lynnhaven Middle School
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Lynnhaven Middle School! My name is Tina Cerja and I am the gifted resource teacher (GRT). This year begins my 28 year as a middle school educator and my fourth year serving our Bluefish school community as GRT.
Gifted scholars at Lynnhaven Middle School are provided instruction via a differentiated curriculum that is responsive to the academic and social and emotional needs of the student utilizing the resource-cluster model. The resource-cluster model promotes optimum understanding of the needs of gifted scholars without creating an isolated learning environment. Gifted scholars interact with myself, cluster teachers, and classmates in a heterogeneous grouping while benefiting from the modification of content, process, product, and learning environment. The pace in these classes is rapid and scholars explore subjects in greater depth and with additional intensity.
LHMS Gifted Bluefish are very active on social media to promote gifted awareness & communication between gifted scholars, parents, and staff. You can follow us on Twitter at @tinacerja_grt and @LMSGifted. Also follow us on our blog LMS Gifted Bluefish.
My office hours are on Mondays from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Questions can also be answered by contacting Martha Palmer by email email@example.com or call 757.263.6870.
Again, welcome to LMS and have a fantastic 2020-2021 school year!
OLD DONATION SCHOOL GIFTED DANCE UPDATE
Gifted Dance Education (Addendum)
3rd Quarter, Week 3 – February 17th – February 21st
- Due to the delayed arrival schedule today and the cancelled dance classes, the Love and Freedom Concert has been rescheduled to Friday, February 28th for our Friday dancers. (10:50 – 11:50 a.m.)
Contact (Email) Information:
Kimbra Cowan – Department Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
MaryAnn Laverty – email@example.com
Allexis Smith – firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamella Washburn – email@example.com
ODS Website: https://olddonationschool.vbschools.com/ Twitter: @BrickellAcademy
Here is a list of some do’s and don’ts for raising gifted scholars from SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted. SENG is a nonprofit organization that empowers families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
Do give compliments to your child for his abilities and efforts.
Gifted children need recognition for their abilities from people whose opinions matter most to them just as much as anyone else. Try to be particularly aware of when your child really has put a great deal of effort or thought into something and needs encouragement or positive feedback.
Don’t over-schedule your gifted child; that is not the same as providing challenge.
Don’t judge the value of your child’s choices during the free and down times (except for safety and health issues). Give your child exposure to many different skills and activities that may uncover talent and passion in the child. Give your child the freedom and opportunity to make choices regarding clubs, activities, and extra-curriculars.
Do demonstrate how to prioritize, schedule, and let go.
Gifted individuals discover early that they have many interests and can get more done—wear more hats—than most other people. Sometimes they get over-involved and can’t decide how to lower their stress and their commitments. Help them learn to recognize the difference between their own goals and someone else’s. Help them learn that some goals are necessary “hoops.”
For more information on do’s and don’ts: https://www.sengifted.org/post/some-do-s-and-don-ts-for-raising-your-gifted-kids