Photo courtesy SISD
In the spring of the 2019-2020 school year, the Socorro Independent School District celebrated an event to showcase the district’s Gifted and Talented program and the opportunities it provides for students at various grade levels.
The GT Family Fun Night on March 5 was filled with numerous activities and games for GT students and their families to enjoy. They were invited to participate in brain challenges, logic puzzles, karaoke fun and other activities together.
SISD Advanced Academics and GT Coordinator Nancy Franklin said GT students’ learning needs are unique and the event allowed them a chance to combine learning and fun together with other peers and family.
“We do this twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring,” Franklin said.
The family fun night put smiles on the students’ faces as they were able to interact with their parents, siblings and friends in the brain-stimulating activities and puzzles.
Kara Duncan, a third grader from Horizon Heights Elementary School, said she enjoys the board games she gets to play in GT class at school. She also liked the variety of activities offered at the fun night.
“I think this is very cool,” Duncan said.
SISD also invited parents who are new to the district so that they could learn more about the GT program. Mario Muro said this was a special night for his first-grade son.
“This is the first GT program ever to invite us for a night like this,” Muro said. “Everyone is so interactive and welcoming… I can’t wait to have my son learn here and one day be my valedictorian.”