What’s Happening 2019-2020
For 2019-2020, the GCCS Program will draw upon the theme of “Patterns of Change” as students in intermediate elementary grades work on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, poetry writing with an academic focus on word choice for precision, Project Based Learning, Hands-on Equations, and Versatiles supplemented by games and activities requiring higher order thinking skills. Three seminars, two of which are provided through the Indiana Arts Commission,
Culbertson Mansion (Indiana Arts Commission Grant)
Culbertson Mansion seminars for high ability 3rd-5th-graders will be on Oct. 16 for NWES,
JJES, and UES and on Oct. 17 for BPES, MES, NES, PWES, RES, SHES, TJES, and WES. Students should bring a sack lunch. Students should bring a bottled water to drink per the rules of Culbertson. This trip is made possible by an Indiana Arts Commission Arts in the Parks Grant. Thank you IAC!
The Frazier Museum Seminar
Intermediate high ability elementary students will travel to the Frazier Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The focus of this seminar will be on the Lewis & Clark Expedition Exhibit and the Underground Railroad Exhibit, including a historical interpretation. Students should bring a sack lunch and beverage. This trip is made possible by a grant provided through the Frazier Museum. Thank you!
Jeffersonville Library/Shakespeare/Stone Carving/Geology (IAC)
An intermediate high ability elementary seminar will take place April 1 (NWES, UES, and JJES) and April 2, 2020 (RES, BES, SHES, MES, NES, PWES, WES, and TJES) at the Jeffersonville Library. The Indiana Arts Commission Grant will bring KY Shakespeare’s Boy Meets Girl Meets Shakespeare to the library. In that performance, students will see and discuss the interconnectedness of scenes from three separate Shakespeare plays. In addition they will work with artists and educators Al Nelson (created the stone mitt sculpture at the Louisville Slugger Museum) and his wife Penny in carving a Shakespeare-inspired visual onto a reading bench for the library. In addition to the academic components, the intent of this seminar is help young people feel empowered to make a positive impact in the community. Students should bring a sack lunch and bottled water (only). This seminar is made possible through an IAC Region 12 Grant. Thank you IAC!
Websites of Interest for Parents
- National Association for Gifted Children https://www.nagc.org/
- Indiana Association for the Gifted http://www.iag-online.org/
- SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) http://sengifted.org/
The Broad Based Planning Committee for the Advanced Program
The BBPC, comprised of teachers, parents, administrators, students, and community leaders, is the steering committee for the Advanced Program and reviews progress, policy, and programming. If you have questions, please contact the coordinator at 812-288-4840 ext. 50223.