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The February PACE meeting will be held at Berwick K-8, 2595 Scottwood Road, Columbus, Ohio 43209, on Thursday, February 15, 2018, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Come out and meet the Gifted Resource Specialists and Primary Enrichment Specialists assigned to buildings accross the district and see how they can help you maximize your student’s gifted learning experience. This will be an informal meeting with Gifted Specialists and parents. Join PACE for light refreshments, good discussions, and giveaways. All attendees will be entered into chances to win some great reading materials on raising gifted children this evening. 

PACE Flier 

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Posted Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Columbus City Schools Gifted & Talented Department held its Winter Middle School Debate Tournament on Friday, December 8, at Capital University. Fifteen teams from 8 schools sent participants to argue the topic of the federal government increasing the minimum wage. Two divisions including nearly 75 students competed in three rounds of debate, which were judged and scored by volunteers from Columbus City Schools, Capital University, the English Speaking Union, and others in the community. Additionally, about 45 new debaters from seven schools came to participate in a debate workshop in order to prepare for their first debate competition in the spring. A special thank you goes out to Dr. Stephen Koch and the team at Capital University for serving as our hosts and the other volunteers to helped make this happen.

Congratulations to the following debate finalists!

Division 1 (Grades 5-6):

  • 1st - Devonshire – Elyjah Johnson, Tomarieous Smith, Edwin Rivas, and Zainab Waseem
  • 2nd - Ridgeview – Maya Sims, Janelle Harris, Kenda Al-Shamrookh, and Maryah Stith
  • 3rd - Woodward Park O – Haneen Al Bayati, Maya Gonzales, Patience Ogundare, and Alexis Stokes (Dominion MS)

Division 2 (Grades 6-8):

  • 1st - Dominion X- Henry Smith, Sophia Hand, Patrick Knostman, and Maddie Hainen
  • 2nd – Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls X- Diana Pierce, Myanah Beck, Frankie Madosky, and Taylor Joyce
  • 3rd – Columbus Gifted Academy X and Dominion O - Luka Bastin-Howes, Nyrobi Whitfield, Gabrielle Michaille, Lilyann Johnston, Anna Wilming, Quinn Sebetich, Addison Jensen, and Jaziel Cortez

          
    Devonshire - Division 1               Dominion X - Division 2   
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Posted Friday, December 22, 2017
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the PACE Selective Admissions meeting at Eastmoor Academy tonight has been cancelled.  If interested in learning more about the Selective Admissions process, please visit our website at .  To learn more about the selective admissions school for which your student may be eligible, please contact the school for information or to schedule a tour. http://www.ccsoh.us/SelectiveAdmissions1.aspx 
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Posted Friday, December 22, 2017
The December PACE meeting will be held Thursday, December 7, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Ecole Kenwood French Immersion School (3770 Shattuck Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43220). Several organizations will be on hand to share information about the summer opportunities they offer along with applciation procedures. STS will also be there to share information about summer scholarship opportunities for Columbus students.

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Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The October PACE meeting will be held Thursday, October 26, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Linden Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (2223 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43211). This will be a chance to talk with other PACE parents about how to meet your children’s diverse needs. Ideas on future meeting topics will be discussed in an effort to tailor PACE meetings to the needs parents and guardians of Columbus City Schools gifted students. Please come and bring your ideas and questions!

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Posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Applications are being accepted now through November 3 for students to be considered to enter Kindergarten or 1st grade for second semester if their birthday was after the September 30 cutoff date.  Interested families should complete the application below and return it to the Gifted & Talented Office no later than November 3.  Testing will be scheduled for early December to determine eligibility to begin school in January.

Second Semester Early Entrance Application
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Posted Monday, October 2, 2017
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