Family Support Groups

Parent Advisory for Gifted Education (PAGE)

Our parent advisory group is made of parents representing all schools in our district. Parents that are involved attend quarterly meetings, give input and advice, help with the annual fund raiser, and are an advocate for gifted education.

We have set the dates for our four meetings this year.

PAGE Meetings:
Tuesday, September 26th 
Thursday, November 16th 
Tuesday, February 27th
Tuesday, May 7th

We meet at the GATE office (490 N. Diamond Room #6) from 6:00 to 7:00pm.

SENG Parent Discussion Group (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) *Offered every-other-yea...will be back in the winter of 2025

SENG is a six week (January/February) guided discussion and support group for parents of gifted and talented children lead by trained facilitators. Each week a new topic relevant to raising gifted children will be the focus. The book A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children provides rich information for discussion.

Contact Shyla Christiansen for more information on upcoming parent support.


  • Establish an environment in which parents of talented children can receive support, guidance, and professional advice through discussion with other parents and trained leaders.
  • Develop parenting skills to nurture the self-concept and emotional development of talented children and their families.

Session Topics:

  • Introduction and Characteristics 
  • Motivation and Discipline
  • Perfectionism and Stress Management
  • Peer Relationships
  • Idealism, Unhappiness, and Depression
  • Sibling and Parent Relationships
  • Communication of Feelings