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This page was created to share news and information for parents of GT students in Tomball ISD.  Please feel free to contact us at  if you have any questions or if you would like more information.

Attention Parents:
Take a look at info from the GT Department of TISD

Link:  TISD Parent Engagements


Gifted youth don't come with a handbook or manual to help parents understand their needs.  Our TISD GT Parent Advisory Council (GT PAC) is a parent association designed to offer support and assistance.  This support may include program planning, mentorship, independent study programs, and professional learning opportunities.
Although each campus has a designated GT PAC Rep, any GT parent is always welcome to attend these meetings.
2019 - 2020 GT PAC Meeting locations:
TISD Staff Development Center at 1302 Keefer Rd., Tomball, TX 77375.
Dates:  10/4 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm at the Staff Development Center (address above) Room 109
12/6 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Staff Development Center (address above) Room 109
              2/21 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Staff Development Center, Room 109.
               5/8 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Staff Development Center, Room 109
Getting to know your child can be a struggle sometimes, especially when kids are not likely to elaborate on their day or feelings.  Here are some questions you can use to get some insight into your child.  
1.  What is your happiest memory?
2.  What is your proudest accomplishment?
3.  What are you most grateful for?
4.  What do you wish your parents knew about you? 
5.  What do you wish your friends knew about you?
6.  What are your goals for this school year?
7.  What kinds of things do you worry about?
8.  Who do you talk to when you are worried or upset?  Does it help?
9.  Where do you feel the safest to just be yourself?  Why?
10.  What does failure feel like?  What are some ways to learn from failure?
11.  What is something nice you can say about yourself?
12.  What do you do when you are feeling down?  
13.  What is something that an adult has said to you that really stuck with you?  Do you think they're right?
14.  What do you like about yourself?
15.  If you had one wish, what would it be?


GT project-based learning opportunities are starting soon.  Ever wonder why GT students investigate and work on project-based activities?  Click here for some additional information from the National Society for the Gifted and Talented.  This year, projects will be based on grade level identified Texas Performance and Standard Projects designed for GT students.  




Are Gifted Children Born or Made?

Discussion points→

  • remembering that kids are still kids, no matter what their capabilities
  • seek balance in the dynamics of raising a gifted child
  • allow your kids to pursue their ideas and interests
  • Don’t expect perfection from yourself or your child


7 Ways to Foster Creativity in Your Kids

TAGT - Overexcitabilities



Parent Resources


Reading Lists For Our Gifted Readers and Additional Parent Resources:

Here are several sources for reading lists that are appropriate for our gifted students and our very high readers.  You will still want to look through the lists carefully for books that are appropriate for your child because you know your child the best.


GT World Reading List

Parents of gifted and talented children are faced with many unusual challenges. With many of our children very early readers, the question is often asked "What books are good for my 4 or 5 year old who's already reading chapter books?" or "My fourth grader would rather read adult books, but I'm not comfortable with the topics. Help?" These lists are a summary of the reading recommendations from members of our GT-Families mailing list - parents and children - to answer these tricky reading list questions for our gifted children.


A Gifted Kids Story: A Gifted Kids Guide to Life

These are time-tested books for gifted young children and students in elementary and middle school. 


Mensa Reading Challenge

To encourage the joy of reading, the Foundation has developed the Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Program. Earn a commemorative certificate in recognition of your outstanding achievement and get an Excellence in Reading T-shirt, too!


Kyrene Reading List for Parents

A reading list for the parent of the gifted child provided by Kyrene School District in Tempe, Arizona.


National Association for Gifted Students

NAGC works to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research.


National Society for the Gifted and Talented

NSGT's mission is to advance the development of gifted, talented, and high potential youth, in the United States and abroad, through opportunities, advocacy, and exemplary programs and practices.


Summer Institute for the Gifted

The mission of NSGT is to advance the development of gifted, talented, and high-potential youth, in the United States and abroad, through opportunities, advocacy, and exemplary programs and practices.


Supporting Emotional Need of the Gifted

SENG is a nonprofit network of people who guide gifted, talented, and twice-exceptional individuals to reach their goals intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.


Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented

TAGT connects and empowers educators and parents to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented students from every cultural background who see the world in unique ways and are developing minds that just might discover innovative answers to the most challenging questions of their generation.