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Gifted and Talented



(Services for Unlimited Multi-Talented Minds and Inspiring Talents)

Welcome to the Warren County Public Schools Gifted and Talented Website! We are delighted with your interest in services for gifted students.  The old adage that special people have special needs has never been more accurate than it is today.  The S.U.M.M.I.T. program is designed to offer these special students a continuting experience of support, challege and success.  From primary through high school, students are encouraged to maximize their abilities and prepare for a wide range of opportunities.  We are proud of the hard work and dedication of the district and school teams that we have assembled to help these special students reach their full potential.  Together, we can help our gifted and talented students to reach their own S.U.M.M.I.T. of excellence!


Gifted & Talented District Handbook - S.U.M.M.I.T. Handbook
(Services for Unlimited, Multi-talented Minds & Inspiring Talent)



World Council for Gifted & Talented Children
23rd Biennial World Conference
Nashville, TN - July 24-28, 2019
HERE for Save the Date Information!




                   Two Students from 212° Academy win Young Author's Contest!

                                                                 SOKY Book Fest Winners 

                                                                        Haley Graham
                                                              Jody Richards Elementary



                                                                SOKY Book Fest Winners

                                                          Virgina Stewart & Bella Wahbeh
                                                           Cumberland Trace Elementary


Each year students from the 212° Academy are provided the opportunity to participate in a special interest lab that is focused on book publishing. Students in the Lulu Online Book Publishing class wrote, illustrated, and published original books which were entered into the Young Writers Contest. Two books are chosen as winners for the contest and are showcased at the Southern Kentucky Book Fest on April 20-21 at the Knicely Convention Center.  The authors of the two books are also invited to sign copies of their books, along with published authors such as Loren Long, Maggie Stiefvater, and over 140 additional authors. This year the featured books are Slivers of Hope by Haley Graham and Quest for the Gemstone coauthored by Virginia Stewart and Bella Wahbeh. We look forward to seeing these young authors and many others at the SOKY Book Fest!            


Districts were asked to submit photographs and narratives of Gifted & Talented students participating in enrichment activities to be compiled into a district poster that is now on display in the State Capitol during the month of February. Nearly 70 Kentucky districts responded to the request, which made an impressive display showing our legislators the importance of gifted education as we celebrate Gifted Education Month in Kentucky. 




            Gifted and Talented 

 School S.U.M.M.I.T. Coordinators



Alvaton - Susan Pfefferman             North Warren - AmiBeth Blair

Briarwood - Ceann Cassady               Oakland - Molly Grimes

Bristow - Misti Logsdon                    Plano - Kaleigh Davenport

Cumberland Trace - Ruth Wix          Rich Pond - Bobbie Noall

Jody Richards - Katie Decker          Richardsville - Manesha Ford

Lost River - Cheryl Hume                 Rockfield - Natalia Estes

Natcher - Neesa Richardson            Warren El - Michele Neal



             MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Drakes Creek - Emily Duryea   

Moss - Stephanie Miller

South Warren - Karen Furlong 

Warren East - Marnie Beckham



                            HIGH SCHOOLS

GEO International - Maddie Johnson

Greenwood - Holly Bush

South Warren -  Anne Woodward

Warren Central - Amber Thompson

Warren East - Jennifer Mantlo




Additional Info


  Lorie Richey,

Gifted and Talented Director


212° Academy Website


212° Academy Spring 2019 Application Information - Coming Soon!


Activities to Use with Gifted Students

48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids & Teachers!

Biographies to Use with All Gifted Students

Female Biographies to Use with Gifted Girls

Powerpoint for Female Biographies

Activities for Teachers of Gifted Students (PD)

Article - "Tools to Enhance Young Children's Thinking"

SchoolTube Video - 10 Myths of Gifted Students 

Bright vs. Gifted Handout 

Movies for Guided Viewing with GT Students

Picture Book Biographies with GT Students 

KDE's GT Resource Book of Activities


Chess Website

District Chess Meets - 2018-2019 Calendar
  Like us on Facebook!


District Gifted and Talented Policies


Duke TIP (Talent Information Program)
4th - 6th Grade Website
7th Grade Website 

Future City - Helpful Information   
Future City Website
Powerpoint Presentation for Teachers
Virtual City Benchmark Worksheet
Virtual City Sample
Virtual City Template


Gatton Academy 
2018 - 2019 Fact Page
Access website here


Gifted and Talented Assurances


Gifted Articles of Interest 


Gifted Student's Bill of Rights


GT Ignite Website


Top 6 GT Resources


GT- Preschool Checklist of Gifted Behaviors


Honors College at WKU
Class of 2018 Profile Sheet
Honors College Booklet
Honors College By the Numbers 
On-Line Viewbook


IdeaFestival Bowling Green  - February 13, 2019



K.A.G.E. (Kentucky Association of Gifted Education Website 
Advocacy Article

20 Most Important Ponts from A Nation Deceived

20 Types of Acceleration

Calendar of Events - March 2018 - February 2019

Early High School Graduation


Financial Assistance Information

Foundation Donation Form

Service & Advocacy Nomination Information

Nurturing our Future - A Parent's Guide 

Primary Talent Pool - Frequently Asked Questions 

Prichard Committee - Varied Needs Article

Resources at Your Fingertips

Traits of Giftedness

Kentucky Administrative Regulations 
*What's in place for Gifted Education? Click


Kentucky Department of Education Information


Links of Interest


National Association of Gifted Education (NAGC)
Brochures - Identifying & Serving GT Students

Online Resources
Gifted Guru
nRich Consulting


WKU Center for Gifted Studies 

Berta Excellence in Education Workshops 

Masters of Arts in Education in Gifted Education and Talent Development

Opportunities for Educators & Young People - 2018-2019

Super Saturdays Registration Information - Fall 2019 


Summer Camp 2018 Information
Camp Explore - June 3 - 7, 2019
Grades 1 - 3


Camp Innovate - July 8 - 12, 2019
Grades 3-5

S.C.A.T.S. - June 9 - 21, 2019
Completing Grades 6 - 8


V.A.M.P.Y. - June 23 - July 13, 2019
Completing Grades 7 - 11 - Residential Camp


Wedge Annual Scholar Presentation