Welcome to the LWSD GEAC Website!

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.

2018-2019 Meeting Schedule

September 12 – New Parents Meeting

October 3 – Preparing for College: The Things That Really Matter

Additional resource: Powerpoint presentation on College and the Gifted Student from February 2016 meeting can be found here.

November 7 – Board Game Night

Bring your favorite board game(s) and join the LWSD highly capable community for our popular pizza and game event at the LWSD Resource Center.

December 6 – High School Feedback: Listening Session

We are inviting elementary and middle school parents to come listen to high school parents share insights into the transition from middle school to high school. This is part of our ongoing advocacy efforts as we work to understand the needs of highly capable students in higher grades and share that with the administration.

January – No Meeting

February 6  – Julia Robinson Math Festival 

GEAC is pleased to host the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF) for the second time in a row.

Date: Wednesday February 6th, 2019

Time: 7:00-8:30PM

Location: Evergreen Middle School  6900 208th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053

Age range: Grades 2 through 5

Cost: $12

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/geac-presents-the-julia-robinson-math-festival-tickets-54813361239

What is JRMF?

JRMF is a celebration of math, where students problem solve through several tables of games, puzzles or problem sets with mathematical themes. At each table, they work as long as they would like, while a facilitator provides support and encouragement. They are motivated by the social and cooperative setting, rather than from any prize, grade, medal, or ranking.

For more, see https://www.jrmf.org/about-jrmf/

Have a younger sibling? (PreK- Grade 1)

If you are registering one or more older child, you are welcome to bring their younger sibling. We will have some free activities for them, they do not need to be registered. We request that the younger siblings remain under parent supervision in the free area.

Note: this is not a drop off event, we require a parent/guardian to remain on premises.

We ask that parents explore the GEAC information tables while their child works with the trained facilitators. In other words, please, NO parents or PreK-Grade 1 siblings at the activity tables.

Would you like to be a table lead or help behind the scenes? Signup at the signupgenius link below:

https://tinyurl.com/GEAC-TableLeads

Questions? Write to us at info@lwsdgeac.org

March 7 – Topic TBD

Location: LWSD Resource Center

Time: 7-8:30 PM

April 10 – Board Game Night

Location: Redmond Elementary Gym

Time: 7-8:30 PM

May 15 – Info Night for Newly Qualified Quest Families

Question and Answer session for incoming Quest parents.

Location: LWSD Auditorium

Time: 7-8:30 PM

June 5 – Topic TBD

Location: LWSD Resource Center

Time: 7-8:30 PM

With occasional exceptions as noted, all meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of each month, scheduled from 7:00-8:30 pm, and are held at the LWSD Resource Center at Redmond Town Center (driving directions).

If you are interested in serving on the GEAC Board, please email us at info@lwsdgeac.org. Information about the GEAC Board can be found here: http://lwsdgeac.org/about-geac/geac-board/.

Missed a meeting?  Check out our Meeting Minutes to get filled in!