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Newsletter - October 2016

Let's Get Creative

A FREE Webinar from Guilford County PAGE

This fall, Guilford County PAGE is pleased to present a FREE webinar for parents, educators and others interested in sparking creative thinking among K-12 gifted students.

What: “Creative Thinking: The Key to Your Gifted Child’s Happiness and Success”

Who: Hosted by Kathryn Haydon, Founder of Sparkitivity ( and co-author of Creativity for Everybody

When: Thursday, Nov. 3, 12-1 p.m. (EST) and Sunday, Nov. 6, 2-3 p.m. (EST)

Cost: FREE and open to the public

Registration: CLICK HERE to learn more and register. Space is limited, so early registration is advised.

GCS AG Update

The Plan, the Flipbook, and a Parent Guide 

The state required, updated three year Guilford County Schools’ (GCS) Academically/ Intellectually Gifted (AIG) plan for 2016-2019 was approved by the Guilford County School Board in June 2016  and is in effect. The AIG plan in its entirety is on GCS AG website.

A simpler, quick reference, GCS AIG Identification and Service Flipbook is available at the front desk of all schools and with the elementary AG teachers to answer teachers’, administrators’, and parents’ frequently asked questions.

The GCS AG department is in the process of making a guidebook specific for parents of AG students. They are asking for your feedback for information you would like in the parent’s AG guide beyond identification and service. Think of one question or point of confusion you have had in the past about AG students or AG services in GCS and relay that to the GCS AG Executive Director Dibrelle Tourret or to the Guildford County PAGE AG liaison, Katherine Humphreys.

HPU STEM Creativity Event

Learning math with Legos

Thanks to our partners, Forsyth County PAGE and High Point University (HPU) School of Education, Guilford County PAGE members with students in third through eighth grade enjoyed a free four-hour event on Sept. 10 replete with Lego-powered fun. From simple machines to race tracks and hands-on math activities, there was something for everyone. While the students enjoyed rotating through various sessions, parents learned about gifted education, summer camps and more from HPU’s Dr. Shirley Disseler, Associate Professor, Education Chair, Elementary and Middle Grades Education Coordinator: STEM Education Program. 

Ace the College Application with Susan Goodkin

Membership in Guilford County PAGE has its perks!Our members save $80 on Susan Goodkin's Ace the Application webinar.

"What makes Susan a stand-out college counselor is her uncanny ability to look for and package a student's best-self."

-  Yale admit

Do you know everything you need to know to help your student build a strong college application? Does your college-bound student have what it takes to get into the best schools? With Susan Goodkin, one of the nation’s leading national college application consultants in your corner, you’ve got this!

Over the last two years, Guilford County PAGE has been proud to partner with Susan Goodkin, Executive Director of California Learning Strategies Center. Susan has helped student clients get into elite colleges such as Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Brown, Duke, Columbia, and many more.

Through November 30, 2016, PAGE members can receive an $80 discount on Ace the College Application, a recorded three-hour webinar, which will walk you – and your high school student – through everything you need to know to create a stand-out college application. When you purchase access to the webinar, you can listen and re-listen at your convenience.

Ace the Application covers:

  • Writing a great common application essay - includes a discussion of each prompt

  • Crafting persuasive "why here" essays

  • Drafting powerful resumes, activity lists, and honors lists

  • What colleges want to see in recommendations

  • How to prepare for and shine in college interviews, and more!

To learn more about the webinar and register, visit: In honor of each Guilford County PAGE registrant, Susan will make a donation to our non-profit organization.

About Susan Goodkin
Susan is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School and Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. As a national college consultant, Susan helps students across the country get into their dream colleges. Susan also writes and lectures nationally on the college application process.


Hosted by Guilford County PAGE, “Creative Strengths: Key to Your Gifted Child’s Success and Happiness” is a FREE webinar hosted by Kathryn Haydon, Founder & Creative Learning Expert with Sparkitivity on Thurs., Nov. 3, 2016 (12-1 p.m. Eastern) and Sun., Nov. 6, 2016 (2-3 p.m. Eastern). Register now.



Through Mar. 25, 2017
Incredible Journeys: The Life Histories of Museum Objects
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem

Oct. 8-Nov. 20
Carolina Renaissance Festival
Carolina Renaissance Festival Grounds, Huntersville
Cost: $13-$23

Oct. 8-31
Zoofari, an African Wildlife Adventure
North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro
Cost: $20.00 + park admission

Oct. 7-Dec. 31
Free Family Night at Greenhill
ArtQuest, Greensboro

Oct. 22, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Reynolda SKETCH: Veggie Power
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem
Students, Grades 7 - 12
Limited Enrollment
Call (336) 758-5599 to register
Cost: $25.00 - $35.00

Oct. 28 and 29, 7 p.m.
Legends and Lanterns Halloween Tours
Old Salem: Frank L. Horton Museum Center
Old Salem, Winston-Salem
Call to register: (800) 441-5305
Cost: $40.00

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