- Welcome to TGCS 2015!
Another new year and welcome to the exciting, new things happening at TGCS in 2015!
- Saturday Workshop Fall 2015 Registration is now open!
We have some very exciting new course offerings this fall session that we know your children will truly enjoy! Saturday Workshop Fall classes will begin on October 3rd and run thru December 19th. The medical form that you will need to submit as part of your child's registration is under the Forms link. Be sure to register early as classes fill up quickly, so your child does not miss out on all the inspiring fun!
- Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM 2015 was a great success!
Our Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM 2015 program concluded on August 7th, with our annual end-of-summer picnic at Krucker's Picnic Grove in Pomona, New York. Camp STEAM was chock-full with learning, field trips, swimming at the lake, and FUN! We had a wonderful time being back at Northern Highlands Regional High School and our campers were inspired by our extraordinary instructors and exceptional curricula. Between the engaging classes and recreational activities at the lake, our campers learned a great deal in a very short amount of time. To all our Members: be sure to mark your calendars and join us next year for Summer Super Stars Camp in 2016!
- Special Introductory Classes For Three Year Olds
Do you have a bright three year old? Do you know someone who does? TGCS offers special, one-time introductory classes for bright three year olds who would like to experience the unique and specialized instruction offered by TGCS to advanced learners. Classes are offered as part of The Saturday Workshop program and are limited to one class choice per child. Child(ren) must be three years old prior to the start of the Saturday Workshop session. Membership is not required until they are four years old.
- Attention, Potential New Members
To determine eligibility to The Gifted Child Society, TGCS offers an onsite intelligence testing option, for a fee. Please contact the TGCS office at (201) 444-6530 to schedule an appointment.
- TGCS Facilities
The TGCS office is located at 190 Rock Road in Glen Rock, NJ. TGCS Management and intelligence testing is located at the Glen Rock office. TGCS specialty programming is run out of Northern Highlands Regional High School (NHRHS) in Allendale, New Jersey, including The Saturday Workshop and Summer Super Stars camp. 2015 marks the beginning of an entirely new era for TGCS as we have many extraordinary things planned for this year and beyond, and we look forward to seeing all our gifted learners this year!
- TGCS is Looking for Unique, Dedicated Instructors
TGCS is actively looking for dynamic and dedicated instructors with a passion for a variety of subject matter. If you are a teacher or a professional with an interest in sharing your wealth of knowledge with our exceptional gifted learners in pre-K through grade 8, you may be a potential candidate for a TGCS Instructor position with our Saturday Workshop or Summer Super Stars Camp programs. Please forward your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
- Jim Delisle - Parenting Precocious Kids
TGCS Member, nine year old Mark Leschinsky, was the youngest of six students nationwide to be selected as an Inductee to the National Gallery for America's Young Inventors on September 12, 2015 at the Thomas Edison National Historic Park. This is the Nation's Top Honor as a Hall of Fame for inventors up to age ninteen. He received an Edison Innovation Induction Award 2015 for his invention of a "Self-Disinfecting Hazmat Suit for Healthcare Workers" that he invented last year to protect healthcare workers from the Ebola virus. Congratulations to Mark, what a fantastic achievement!
Mark receives an Edison Innovation Award from John Keegan, The President of Edison Innovation Foundation.
Cole Pryor, a Saturday Workshop participant and Summer Super Stars camper, has achieved 2nd place for the 2015 Most Philosophical 3rd Grader in America from Kids Philosophy Slam contest. TGCS congratulates Cole on his accomplishment! The topic was; Violence or Compassion: Which has a greater impact on society? Read More >>
The Early Childhood 2015 Summer Super Stars STEAM campers chose to support the Hayden's Heart Memorial Fund this past summer. The EC Camp Store raised over $700 dollars that they donated to the fund that helps fight juvenile congenital heart defects and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Our EC campers should be very proud of their accomplishment!
Exploring The World at TGCS
One of our Saturday Workshop students was so inspired by his Passports to the World course he created a trifold board of all the countries of the world, with their flags, capitals, and currency. He did this on his own time at home and brought it in to share with his instructor and classmates. We are so proud of him! He is five years old.
The Gifted Child Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1957 by parents of New Jersey to further the cause of gifted children. To achieve its mission, The Gifted Child Society is committed to providing the following:
- Superior programming and experiential opportunities for gifted children, to equip them with the means necessary to enjoy a full and productive life.
- Extraordinary support services and resources for families of gifted children, for all developmental stages.
- Cutting-edge professional training opportunities and support for educators and administrators, to ensure early identification and the best possible learning environments and opportunities within school districts, to meet the needs of these unique children.
- Conspicuous and dedicated advocacy of gifted children throughout local, state and federal venues to ensure public recognition, acceptance and timely responsiveness to their unique needs.
Since 1957, the Society has served over 60,000 children and their families. In 1975, the U.S. Department of Education named it a national demonstration model.
Our deepest gratitude goes to Mrs. Katie Basler and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Bradley for their generous donation of a professional microscope for TGCS. This microscope was donated in memory of Mr. Michael Pezzuti, Mrs. Basler's cousin, who was studying to be a doctor when he was diagnosed with cancer and passed away before earning his medical degree. Michael's family has informed us that Michael would have been incredibly proud to know that his microscope will be used to benefit and inspire our gifted students. Students in our Saturday Workshop's fall course, Master Your Mind, will be the first to use Michael's microscope as part of their brain dissection activities. Many thanks to Mrs. Basler, and Mr. and Mrs. Bradley!