To learn more about gifted education in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) and how GEAC and its members support the LWSD highly capable community, please read through our website and feel free to join us at any of our monthly general meetings listed below.
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GEAC Monthly General Meetings
Monthly general meetings are always open to the public; it is not necessary to be a GEAC member to attend. Typically Heather Sanchez, LWSD Director of Accelerated Programs, starts each meeting with an update on highly capable programs such as Quest and Advanced Placement, as well as any relevant LWSD developments.
2016-2017 Meeting Schedule
With occasional exceptions as noted, all meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of each month, scheduled from 6:30-8:30 pm, and are held at the LWSD Resource Center at Redmond Town Center (driving directions).
September 14, 2016 – Parent information night for students new to Quest. October 5, 2016 – Austina De Bonte, President of the Northwest Gifted Child Association, “What Parents Need to Know About Smart Kids.” November 2, 2016 – Guided tour of resources for gifted parenting and discussion roundtables
December 7, 2016 – Susan Jackson presented “Pursuers of Excellence: Looking at Healthy vs Unhealthy Perfectionism in Gifted Children” No meeting in January
February 1, 2017 – Dr. Nancy Hertzog of Robinson Center spoke about programs for gifted youth. March 1, 2017 – Speaker GEAC President Carol Lewis presented: Twice Exceptional – Gifted with Learning Differences. 2E Power Point presentation here. April 12, 2017, 6:30-8:30 – Family Games Night and Living with Intensity book discussion. May 2, 2017, 6:30-8:30 – Q and A for New Quest Families at Evergreen Middle School
Meeting Power Point here
June 7, 2017 6:30-8:30 – Board Elections and Saving our Sanity (SOS)
This will be our last general meeting of the school year. We will be electing our new GEAC Board and our meeting topic will be Saving Our Sanity (SOS) round table discussions on strategies for ways to have a great summer with our highly capable children. Come share what works for your family and hear new ideas from other parents. Heather Sánchez, Director of Accelerated Programs will also provide a quick update and Q and A time.
Missed a meeting? Check out our Meeting Minutes to get filled in!