March 29, 2017

Abby's Journey to College - Article 2

The College Journey

presented by Barb Cousins, MBA      

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017  FREE 
Location:  Stonegate Village Community Center, 10326 Stonegate Pkwy, Parker, CO 80134

Each student and their family's College Journey is different but there are many standardized pieces. Join us for an evening of the college basics.  The end result is a personalized plan of action and where to go for additional resources. Students of any grade are welcome and the program is designed mainly for 9th to 12th grade students and their parents.  Topics include resumes, finances, standardized tests & grades, college visits, the high school counseling office, national data banks, Google, applications and offers. For some students, college is not the answer and alternatives are also highlighted. 
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Abby’s Journey to College – Article 2 of 3

Our daughter Abby is in her last year of high school and thus, her journey to college will conclude this spring.  I often get questions from other parents about what she has been doing, including parents of GT students.  This is the second of three articles, I hope to share highlights of what Abby, my husband and I have learned during this journey. 
Abby's Journey to College Article Two

Abby's Journey to College Article One from 10/2016

March 23, 2017

2nd Annual Personalized Learning Community Resource Fair

A Collaboration with DCSEAC, DCAGT, DCSD, Latino Community & Cultural Outreach of Douglas County
     Date: April 5, 2017
     Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
     Location:  Chapparral High School, 15655 Brookstone Drive, Parker, CO 80134

     DetailsMeet local/national groups providing families a variety of support services for: 

  • Special Education
  • Gifted Education
  • English Language Development
  • Health and Wellness
  • Mental Health
  • Literacy . . . and more!
~ Connect and network with district specialists and representatives
~ Get answers to “what’s next?” for your child or “what can I do” to help your child be successful in school and in the community. 

     View the Flyer to learn more. 

March 5, 2017

Different By Design

Different by Design: Moving from Feeling Defective to Being Distinctive

presented by Sharon Barnes, MSSW, LCSW, Therapist For Sensitive And Gifted  

Thursday, March 9, 2017  FREE
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Stonegate Village Metropolitan District, 10326 Stonegate Pkwy, Parker, CO 80134

Gifted and 2E / Twice Exceptional students often notice early on that they’re different than others. This can lead many GT/2E kids to draw a secret inner conclusion that there is something essentially wrong with themselves.  This can be the hidden link to many of the emotional and behavior problems common to gifted and 2E kids and teens - emotional meltdowns, verbal outbursts, hitting, kicking, punching AKA violence, going silent, underachievement, discouragement and despair. In this session, you will learn four stages of discouragement; how to identify discouragement before it takes over; and four stages of overcoming discouragement. We’ll also share powerful tools to help parents and teachers help their GT and 2E students overcome their discouragement and develop their true distinctiveness and make their unique creative contributions.