What’s Happening 2018-2019
For 2018-2019, the GCCS Program will draw upon the theme of “Networking: The Interconnectedness of Your Life” as students in intermediate elementary grades work on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, short stories from the IDOE High Ability ELA units, Project Based Learning such as Engineering Is Elementary kits, Hands-on Equations, and Versatiles supplemented by games and activities requiring higher order thinking skills.
“Much Ado about Something” (Indiana Arts Commission Grant)
Through KY Shakespeare submitting a grant to the FFTA IMAGINE Program, all intermediate high ability students will see The Taming of the Shrew at their home school. Thank you FFTA and KY Shakespeare!
A second intermediate elementary seminar will take place offsite at The Gray Whale Art Center and Vintage Fire Engine Museum on April 3, 2019 (NWES, UES, and JJES) and April 4, 2019 (RES, BES, SHES, MES, NES, PWES, WES, and TJES). Our organization will use an Indiana Arts Commission Grant to bring KY Shakespeare’s Boy Meets Girl Meets Shakespeare to Greater Clark School elementary high ability students. In that performance, students will see and discuss the interconnectedness of scenes from three separate Shakespeare plays, take a walking tour of the Arts District led by Jeffersonville Art Administrator Dawn Spyker, conduct informational interviewing with both Dawn and the city engineer about their careers and how networking came into play in developing the arts district, work on their collaboration skills creating a community mural, and create a clay relief self-portrait of themselves in their chosen profession. Specific emphasis will be placed on the need for them to achieve the highest level of post-secondary education possible and to understand and apply the concept of networking in order to add stock to their positive influence in the community. Thank you IAC, City of Jeffersonville, and Dawn Spyker!
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.