What's Happening this 6 weeks
GT Nomination Process
Nomination Forms may be picked up in the campus office between November 27 and December 15.
Anyone may nominate a student (student, parent, guardian, relative, teacher, staff member, community member, etc.)
Only the parent/guardian may give consent to test and for the school to provide Gifted/Talented services
For additional Nomination Forms, contact Cyndi Nyvall.
Nomination Forms must be returned to the campus office no later than December 15, 2017.
Completed Nomination Forms should be given to the campus counselor.
Campus Counselor will create a folder for each nominated student
Campus Counselor will secure parent/guardian consent to test and provide service by obtaining the parent/guardian signature on the back of the nomination form and place in student’s GT folder.
Campus Counselor will notify teachers of nominated student and collect
Slocum Payne Inventory (currently on order - will be given to the counselor for distribution when received.)
student portfolio products
Campus Counselor will score the Slocum Payne upon return from teacher and place in student’s folder.
Nomination Parent Meetings: Nomination Process
Pine Tree Community Center
6:00pm - 6:30pm
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Definition: Gifted and Talented Students
Gifted and Talented students are
those who perform at or show the potential for performing at a remarkably high
level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or
environment and who exhibit high performance capability in an intellectual,
creative, or artistic area, possess an usual capacity for leadership, and/or
excel in a specific academic field. Gifted and Talented students are also
defined as those who excel in their ability to think, reason, judge, invent, or
create to the degree that they need special facilities and/or educational
services in order that they may have the opportunity to achieve their potential
while making increased meaningful contributions to society.
Texas State Plan
The State Plan provides
requirements for and guidance to districts as they meet the unique needs of the
gifted/talented population in Texas.
Texas Alliance for Minorities in
Since 1976, TAME has worked
to encourage the participation of women and minorities in STEM (science,
technology, engineering & math) careers through innovative, hands-on
science programming for K-12 students across Texas. Their strong network of
K-12 educators, institutes of higher education, and industry partners helps
them share ideas and concerns and to deliver targeted, relevant, and
cutting-edge programming. TAME offers age-specific programs to spark and
support student interest in STEM; professional development and curriculum ideas
for teachers; and locally relevant events to educate families and communities
about opportunities in STEM. Please click on the link to learn more.
Every child has a genius - that
combination of passion and unique strengths in which they absolutely
thrive. It's Thrively's mission to uncover that genius in everyone!
PTISD GT students are given opportunities to explore their genius through
Thrively.com in their homogenously grouped ELAR classes. Teachers use
this site to see how to make learning relevant to their students and students
are able to learn more about what they are passionate about in the
process. Parents can also connect to Thrively.com to access local
opportunities for their student to experience real events related to their
interests. Please click on the Thrively link to learn more.
Pine Tree Junior High School
Physical Address: 2100 NW Loop 281 Longview, TX 75604
Mailing Address: P O Box 5878 Longview, TX 75608
Campus Telephone Number: (903) 295-5081
Fax Number: (903) 295-5082
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