Wow! September flew by! I am really enjoying all of my groups at each school. We have lots of great thinkers!
Students are working on a unit titled “Becoming An Olympic Learner.” We spent the first few sessions together working on the goals of RESEARCH and COMMUNICATION as we learned about the Ancient Olympics, the traditions that began, and the traditions that continue to this day. We watched the lighting of the Olympic Torch at Rio and learned about how the flame was first lit in Olympia, Greece. We are moving into some challenge activities that will allow us to focus on the other goals of the Henrico gifted program.
A parent/guardian, professional educator, community member, self, or peer may refer a student for a Gifted Referral. Referrals are accepted in writing by the school’s Gifted Identification Coordinator during the specific dates for specified grades:
October 10-28 – Referrals accepted for Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students
January 2-20- Referrals accepted for Kindergarten, First, and Second grade students
Parents/Guardians must send an email or submit a request in writing to the Gifted Identification Coordintaor from October 10-28 or January 2-20 of the appropriate referral window. An Academic Referral Form and the Parent/Guardian Questionnaire will later be sent home to be completed and returned.
For more information, please check out the HCPS Gifted Page:
If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teacher, your administration, or me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Priceless Parenting Workshop with Dr. Joy L. Davis
October 26, 6:30-8:30 at Adams Elementary
This is a great opportunity to learn new ways you can support and advocate for your gifted learner. Registration is required. Please call 804.652.3765 to reserve your space.
HCPS Gifed Programs Informational Sessions
**Please make plans to attend one of the sessions that is most conveniently located for you. The same presentation will be made at all sessions.
October 24th: Twin Hickory Elementary
October 25th: Pemberton Elementary
October 27th: Harvie Elementary
November 1st: Longan Elementary
November 2nd: Baker Elementary
All sessions are 6:30–8:00 p.m.
This session will give you information about the eligibility process as well as services that gifted students receive.