December PACE Meeting
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30pm-8:00pm
417 S. Weyant Ave. Columbus, OH 43213
Selective Admissions School Fair
Five Columbus City Schools are part of the Selective Admissions lottery program, which provides an opportunity for gifted and talented students to apply through a selective lottery. Eastmoor Academy and Columbus Alternative High School (CAHS) are academic high school options. For our gifted and talented arts students, there are opportunities on the high school (Fort Hays Arts and Academic High School), middle school (Arts Impact Middle School [AIMS]) and elementary (Duxberry Park Arts Impact) levels. These schools, as well as Central Enrollment, will all have representatives at this meeting to help you plan and navigate the Columbus City Schools Selective Admissions process.
Attached are handouts from the October 13th PACE meeting where Dr. Susan Rakow presented about “Raising Gifted Achievers and Addressing Underachievement.”
Ohio Association for Gifted Children Fall Conference
October 16-18, 2016 – Easton Hilton, Columbus, OH
The deadline for the OAGC Fall Conference early registration is 10/3/16. To get the reduced rate, please fax (614-337-9286), email (to sktarbutton [at] sbcglobal [dot] net) or postmark your reservations by the end of that day. OAGC has a fantastic conference lined up, so please register soon! The link to the registration form and all information about the conference can be found at: http://oagc.com/fallConference.asp.
Ohio Association for Gifted Children Parent Day
Sunday, October 16, 2016
See this document for more information and registration:
MAY PACE MEETING
Thursday May 26th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Woodward Park Middle School
5151 Karl Rd., Columbus, OH 43229
Elementary to Middle School, Middle School to High School, onto higher education, even the transitions from one year to the next, can be hard for some of our students. Please join us at this month’s meeting for guidance in helping your students navigate these changes. Principals, guidance counselors and gifted specialists will share their tips for making these transitions.
Reminder – it is election time at PACE. Next year’s officers will be elected at the May meeting. Please contact PACE at pace [at] ColumbusPACE [dot] org if you are interested in this opportunity.
APRIL PACE MEETING
Gifted and Intense
Thursday April 28th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Ridgeview Middle School
4241 Rudy Rd., Columbus, OH 43214
Dr. Colleen Boyle, Supervisor of the Columbus City Schools Gifted and Talented Division, will be speaking about understanding the intense experiences, as explained by “overexcitabilites,” of gifted children and teens. She will share strategies for helping our students deal with these experiences. Parent Christina McMenemy will be joining us to share her experiences in parenting gifted and twice-exceptional students.
Next meeting, May 26th: “Transition Meeting – Elementary to Middle School, Middle to High School, High to College”
You may have seen a few things in the Dispatch lately about potential school closings, and changes. (More details of this came to my attention via my civic association – Forest Park Civic Association).
Besides regional plans, there is also a plan for Citywide Alternative Programs Options. Some of these may have a significant impact on Columbus Alternative High School, as well as other programs of interest.
Please plan to attend meetings scheduled to discuss the work of the Columbus City Schools Facilities Master Plan Ad Hoc Committee.
Citywide Alternative Programs Options (PDF City-wide Alternative)
Wednesday April 20th—Fort Hayes Campus, Building 110 (cafeteria), 7:30-9:30pm
Info on regional meetings can be accessed through
Columbus City Schools: Facilities Master Plan
Facilities Master Plan Ad Hoc Committee
Interested in wearing your support for PACE on your sleeve? Order a PACE t-shirt so we can spread the word about how we:
- Support gifted children and their families.
- Advocate to see that needs of gifted children are met.
- Work with Columbus City Schools to advocate for and develop programs for children gifted in academics, cognitive ability, creativity, and the visual and performing arts.
Shirts are $10 each. For order info, send a message to pace [at] columbuspace [dot] org or order one personally at the . . .
FEBRUARY PACE MEETING
Parents Supporting Parents
Thursday February 25th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: John Burroughs Elementary School
551 S. Richardson Ave, Columbus, OH 43204
Main Entrance – East Side
Come hear parents discuss raising their gifted children. This meeting is all about parents coming together as a community to help support their gifted kids. Share your ideas, triumphs, even your disasters, with the group. Learn more about dealing with emotional needs, educational needs, advocating for your child, anything that other parents can share about raising a gifted child.