Watch your school newsletter and this website for announcements of additional programs offered throughout the year. GATEway wishes to thank RCTC, Mayo Clinic, and Rochester Public Schools for allowing us to use their facilities for our programs and meetings.
"High School Registration for the College Bound Student - Tips From the Trenches", Wednesday January 18, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Century High School Forum
*** Free and Open to the Public ***
Do you have a student entering high school next year with plans for college? Have you wondered how to plan high school classes to your student’s best advantage? Are you in the high school years and wondering about new class options?
There are more high school course choices than ever available in RPS. Planning class choices to best prepare your college-bound student can be a challenge. We invite you to learn from experienced parents about class planning and course registration.This program will highlight useful questions and identify helpful resources you may need as you and your student navigate high school choices. Topics include:
* Using the course registration guide
Your high school guidance counselor is your official resource for information about the registration process and specific questions about classes.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information or have questions about this event.
"Gifted Children and Gifted Education - The Basics", Thursdays in August 2015, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, Rochester Public Library Meeting Room C
Have you heard the term “gifted”? Have you wondered if your pre-school age child is gifted? Has your elementary age child been identified as gifted? What services and resources are available during the school day and outside of school? How do you best help your gifted child, not only academically but socially and emotionally as well?
We can help answer those questions!
We invite you to join members of the Rochester GATEway Board to hear about the basics of giftedness in children from birth on, about gifted education, and how to support and advocate for your gifted child. GATEway has a 26 year history in Rochester and its members have a wealth of experience in raising and advocating for gifted children. Each session will begin with a panel presentation on the topic, followed by time for questions. You are welcome to attend any session individually but it will be most beneficial to attend all four.
August 6th: “What is Gifted? Is my Child Gifted?”
Discussion will include characteristics of gifted children from birth on, the concept of IQ, types and levels of giftedness, identifying very young children, being aware of factors like over-excitability and twice-exceptionality.
August 13th: “Identifying and Serving the Gifted in Public School”
Discussion will include when and how Rochester Public Schools identify children for gifted services and what programs are offered for gifted learners during the school day.
August 20th: “What Next? What Else?”
Discussion will include ideas for working with your school, advocating for services in school, and finding alternatives for your gifted child’s education as well as ideas for enrichment activities outside of school.
August 27th: “Advocating for and Parenting the Gifted”
Discussion will include ideas for ensuring your child’s social and emotional needs are addressed, understanding thechallenges of raising gifted children (over-excitability, dual diagnosis, perfectionism, underachievement, friendships).
The presenters have raised and advocated for gifted children in elementary, middle, and high school, and beyond! Between them, they have years of experience on the GATEway board, on the MCGT board at the state level, working with the RPS Gifted Services, serving on gifted services task forces and serving on parent advisory councils.
October 30, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, GATEway Fall Social
Rochester GATEway invites you to join parents of gifted children in grades K-8 for a presentation and facilitated discussion with Carol Malueg on helping our children form friendships and build social connections. We invite you to bring questions you have on that topic.
This is a free event and you do not need to be a member of GATEway to attend. Please register via our website at www.rochestergateway.com. Click on Fall Social under Hot News on the main page. Child care for school age children will be provided for – but only for – families who register and request child care by October 27th.
The evening will start at 6:30pm in the John Marshall Rocket Room (main entrance then straight ahead) where your family can join us for a dessert potluck and social time. You may bring a dessert or healthy snack to share. Drinks and serving items will be provided by GATEway. At 7:00pm, we will begin the presentation and discussion.
Our guest speaker, Carol Malueg, currently serves as Vice-President on the state board of directors for the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT). A Master Facilitator and Trainer for Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted children (SENG), Carol facilitates groups around the Twin Cities. She works with the Center for K-12 Guidance (formerly a division of CollegeSphere) as an Independent Educational Consultant, specializing in K-12 educational planning for gifted and talented and twice exceptional students in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
November 8, 2014, Annual MCGT Conference, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis
December 2 (6:30-8:00 p.m.) and December 6, 2014 (1:00-2:30), GATEway Science Fair Workshops, Century High School CafeteriaThese are free “how to” workshops for families interested in participating in the GATEway Science Fair. It’s a great learning opportunity for students who have never done a science fair project before. Pre-registration is required and will open in November.
February 21, 2015, GATEway Science Fair, Landow Atrium, Mayo Clinic Gonda Building
This science fair is for students in grades 3-6. Look for more details on our website and in the fall and winter Community Education brochures. Co-sponsored by the Mayo chapter of Sigma Xi.
May 2015, Family Program and Annual Election, TBD
The event will begin with a brief meeting to vote for the next year's officers and will end with an educational family program.
October 10, 2013, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, GATEway Fall Social
Does your child need more? More options to develop their interests outside of school? More challenge during the school day? Do you ever wonder how other parents have provided for the needs of their gifted children? We’ve been there, done that and are doing it! Rochester GATEway invites you to join parents of gifted children for a panel discussion. The parents on the panel have a wide range of experience in nurturing their gifted children’s development. Come to hear ideas you might not have thought of and learn options you might not know you have. This is a free event and you do not need to be a member of GATEway to attend.
We will start by having the panel members share some of their experiences. We invite you to bring your own questions.
The evening will start at 6:30pm in the RCTC Heintz Center room HA102 where you can join us for a dessert potluck and social time. Please bring a dessert or healthy snack to share. Drinks and serving items will be provided by GATEway. At 7:00pm, school age children will move to room HA104 for supervised games and activities while the adults stay for the panel discussion.
The RCTC Heintz Center is located at 1926 Collegeview Drive SE in Rochester. Please park in the parking lot east of the building. We want to thank RCTC for co-sponsoring this event. RSVP is appreciated especially if you will be using the child care. Contact Dee Voldal at 285-1658 or email@example.com with any questions. If you haven’t already, “like” us on Facebook at Rochester GATEway.
This conference is an opportunity to learn more about gifted education and parenting issues. Breakout sessions on a variety of topics are offered for the adults, while students in grades K-7 may attend fun classes especially for gifted children. Registration information will be included in the Sept/Oct issue of the Outlook newsletter and will be available on MCGT.net in September.
These are free “how to” workshops for families interested in participating in the GATEway Science Fair. It’s a great learning opportunity for students who have never done a science fair project before. Watch for details in November school newsletters and take-home flyers. This event is co-sponsored with Rochester Community and Technical College Community and Youth Programs.
This science fair is for students in grades 3-6. Look for more details on our website and in the winter Community Education brochure. Co-sponsored by the Mayo chapter of Sigma Xi.
May 2013, Family Program and Annual Election, date and location to be determinedThe event will begin with a brief meeting to vote for the next year's officers and will end with an educational family program.
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Please check back later. Other programs will be added as information becomes available.
A Sample of Past Events
October 25, 2012
2011 Annual MCGT Conference
2012 GATEway Science Fair
Saturday, February 25, 2012
2012 Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011,
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 or
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Jan 15th Swim/Skate/Game Day
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
March 15, 17, 22, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
May 13, 2011
Jenson Lake Picnic Shelter, Lebannon Hills Regional Park, Eagan
Noon - 5:00 PM
July 24, 2011
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009