January PACE Meeting
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Berwick Alternative K-8 School
2655 Scottwood Rd. Columbus, OH 43209
Summer Enrichment Programs
Thinking about ways to keep your child engaged over the summer months? We have reached out to these organizations to invite them to provide information about their summer programs: The Support for Talented Students, OAGC (Ohio Association for Gifted Children), OWLJ Camp (for middle schoolers at Ohio Wesleyan University), Direct Martin Essex School for the Gifted Summer Program at Otterbein University, Columbus College of Art and Design, COSI, The Columbus Zoo, CATCO Performing Arts Theater, Thurber House and The Ohio State University. Join us to see what your child might be interested in.
The Ohio Department of Education has unanimously voted to adopt new gifted standards. For more information on this story from the Ohio Association for Gifted Children, click here:
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”