Archive for November, 2010

TIP Academic Adventures session at UGA in January

November 23, 2010 1 comment

If your 5th or 6th grader has taken part in Duke TIP’s talent search, they’re eligible for the TIP Academic Adventures session coming up in January at the University of Georgia in Athens.

The full-day program will be held on Saturday, January 22. Courses for this session include plant pathology, “mini medical school,” and aircraft and spacecraft design.

The registration deadline is January 7, but if history is any indication, the most popular classes will fill up before then.

(Editor’s note: If you want to learn more about Duke TIP’s 4th/5th Grade Talent Search, watch for a post on that topic, coming soon!)


Categories: Enrichment

CORRECTION: Meeting with legislators is THURSDAY

November 16, 2010 Leave a comment

I guess it’s good that I read other DeKalb blogs. It turns out the Atlanta Journal-Constitution got the date wrong on the legislative forum for DeKalb schools parents. The forum is Thursday, not Wednesday as previously posted. Time and place are correct — 7 p.m. at the administrative building. Please accept my apologies for having had this listed incorrectly.

Categories: Advocacy and policy

Meet your local legislators this Wednesday

November 14, 2010 Leave a comment

CORRECTION: This meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, NOT Wednesday the 17th. I got my incorrect information from the AJC.


Want to see Georgia law become friendlier to gifted education? A good way to start is by developing a rapport with your local legislators.

This Wednesday offers the perfect opportunity to be introduced to the men and women from our county who create state policy. The DeKalb County PTA Council has invited DeKalb county parents and the DeKalb legislative contingent to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the school administrative offices, located at 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd. in Stone Mountain.

Categories: Advocacy and policy

"Chemistry Night In" at Fernbank

November 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Have a science lover in 4th-6th grade? Take a look at “Chemistry Night In,” Dec. 10 from 6-9 p.m. at the Fernbank Science Center.

Kids will do hands-on physics and chemistry activities, led by Fernbank scientists and AP science students.

Cost is $15 for the first child and $10 per sibling. Registration opened yesterday and the web site advises that spaces go fast.

Categories: Enrichment

Free NAGC presentation at Davis Academy

November 5, 2010 Leave a comment

When the National Association for Gifted Children comes to town for its national conference next week, two of its experts will offer a free presentation at The Davis Academy, a private school in Sandy Springs.

Dr. Robin Schader and Katie Augustyn will present “Raising Gifted Children,” a discussion of how to foster the talents and abilities of elementary-age children.  The program, which is open to the community, will be Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 6:30-8 p.m., at Davis Academy’s middle school building, located at 7901 Roberts Drive, 30350.

Thanks to Dr. Spomenka Newman for alerting me to this program.


Categories: Parenting