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PAGE of Wake County
P.O. Box 485
Morrisville, NC 27560
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WCPSS Parent Academy: Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children

Are you interested in learning more about the social and emotional needs of your gifted child(ren)? Wake County hosts a number of classes through their Parent Academy program and have three upcoming classes on this very topic. For information about the Parent Academy program, you can read the link here.

From the Parent Academy website:

  • Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children (While individual differences (and exceptions to the rule) abound, there are strong tendencies among gifted students regarding their social and emotional development that can inform parents and teachers, to help them understand their children and students.  Awareness of these characteristics can turn the “rough seas” of interactions in school and in the home into “smooth sailing” for everyone involved.)
    • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at Athens Drive HS
    • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at Reedy Creek MS
    • Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at Millbrook HS

Interested parents can enroll here. Space is limited.

Register for Super Saturday Today!

It’s time to register for Super Saturday! Please use this EventBrite link. Classes are filling up fast!

You can use this link to renew your annual PAGE membership if you have not already done so or if you are not already a member. Please note that only members may register for classes, but you only need one membership per family!

Super Saturday Update- October 25

We are in the process of finalizing our list of classes for Super Saturday!

As a quick overview for those who have not previously attended, Super Saturday classes are available to any PAGE members. We have had students from charter schools, public schools, private schools and homeschool attend…every PAGE member is welcome! The student sessions have a small cost attached, and our parent sessions (which give overviews of topics of interest to parents of gifted children and allow you to network with others in the area) are free. These classes are a fun and exciting way to extend your child in their area of interest (or one they’d like to know more about!)

In the past, the most popular classes have sold out quickly. We will announce on the PAGE listserv in the very near future that the link is up to register for classes, so keep an eye out!

Save the Date–Super Saturday October 25th!

The next Super Saturday is planned at Meredith College for October 25th. Registration information will be forthcoming. We’re looking forward to seeing you and your child there for this exciting event!

Meeting the intellectual and emotional needs of gifted children in school and in life: The roles you play

Wake County AIG will be hosting Dr. Jim Delisle on the important topic of meeting the social and emotional needs of our gifted kids. Two sessions will be held on June 19th. The first will be from 10-11:30 at Davis Drive Elementary. The second will be from 6-7:30 at Ligon Middle School.

June 1st Spelling Bee Meeting

*Meeting June 1st at 3:30pm for next year’s Bee team*
It is near the end of the Bee season for this year!  Congratulations to Suzanna Murawski, of Ligon Middle School, who will represent Wake County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC!   You can watch the finals of the National Bee on May 29th.  You can also go see the Bee in person — tickets are not required and are first-come, first-served.  Get more information at spellingbee.com.
Congratulations again to all who participated and to their families and school communities!  We are very proud of all the contestants and thankful to the community for supporting this activity.  PAGE had a full-page ad in the News & Observer on May 3rd congratulating all our contestants — I hope you had a chance to get a copy.  (I’m sorry that I did not let you know ahead of time but I didn’t know myself until after it came out.)
Our next Bee season begins in August.  Please keep the Bee in mind as the year ends and your schools make budgetary plans for next year.  Registration for the 2014-2015 season opens on August 15th.
Finally, we need your help.  In addition to supporting the Bee at your home schools, we are looking for folks to join our team at the regional level.  Some of us are moving on to focus on other activities at PAGE and we are looking for 5-7 volunteers to join our team under the directors.
We need leaders to head the following committees and volunteers to help on these teams:
1.  Sponsorship — this committee looks for sponsorship opportunities and works with sponsors throughout the Bee season.
2.  T-shirts — from working on the design to getting it produced to getting it to students, this committee makes the t-shirts happen.
3.  Communication — this team handles ongoing email communication, welcoming registering schools, getting information to Bee coordinators, families and students competing at the regional bee.
4.  Venue — this team manages the logistics of the Bee venue, choosing a site and communicating with site team as to Bee needs.
5.  Media — Get the word out about the Bee to help schools register and to folks learn about it, work with media.
6.  Volunteer Coordinator — help find and manage volunteers for Bee day and other tasks.
If you are interested in joining us at the Regional level, please come to a meeting at the Hoffman Room at Community United Church of Christ at 3:30pm on Sunday, June 1st.  814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607.  Children are welcome and we will provide games for them as we talk.  If you are interested but cannot attend, please email and let us know.
What:  Meeting for next year’s Bee team
When:  3:30pm June 1st
Where:  Hoffman Room, Community United Church of Christ
814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Congratulations to all for a wonderful Bee season and we hope to see you on June 1st!

Summer Camps

As families make their summer plans, PAGE of Wake County would like to draw your attention to the businesses that have sponsored and donated time and energy to PAGE events like Super Saturday and the Spelling Bee.  Many of these businesses have summer camps for advanced students.
Advanced Placement Academy — http://www.advancedplacementacademy.com/
STEM for Kids — http://www.stemforkids.net/
North Carolina School of Science and Math — http://ncssm.edu/
New Accelerator Summer Program:  http://www.ncssm.edu/accelerator
Robotics and Innovation of Wake Forest:  https://www.robotics-wf.com/

Is Your Preschooler Gifted?

Curious about whether or not your preschooler is gifted? There’s an info session hosted by the Advanced Placement Academy on May 14th at 6:30 pm. RSVP here:

http://www.wakegiftedacademy.org/resources.html

Single Subject Acceleration 2014-2015

Single Subject Acceleration is the process in WCPSS by which students may accelerate one grade level in either English Language Arts or Math. The process has changed for the 2014-2015 year, with details posted at  http://wakeacceleration.weebly.com/.

Any parent wishing to nominate their child may do so using the form found at this link. Testing windows vary according to school calendar, and any parent may nominate their child prior to the closing of the testing window.

Track 1 & Modified: May 2-15
Traditional: May 15-29
Tracks 2-4: June 2-13

If you are curious about the qualification criteria for your child’s grade level, you may find that information here.

In addition, regional parent sessions will be held as follows. All sessions are from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Thursday, May 1, Heritage Middle School

Monday, May 5, Davis Drive Elementary School

Tuesday, May 6, Fuquay Varina Middle School

Wednesday, May 7, Lufkin Road Middle School

Thursday, May 8, Rolesville Middle School

Monday, May 12, Carroll Middle School

Tuesday, May 13, Wiley Elementary School

If you need school specific information, you may find the individual at your child’s school through this link.

Middle School Math Pathway Info Sessions

If you are interested in learning more about the math pathways in middle school, several information sessions are being held for interested parents.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/03/17/3709096/wake-county-holding-info-sessions.html