Tag Archives: Fairview High School

Keep Calm and Believe You Can Do It

I recently gave a “Pep Talk” to 75 high school second semester juniors. These students have self-selected into the most rigorous program our school offers, the IB Diploma. At our high school, this is a program that any junior can enter – … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Keep Calm and Believe You Can Do It

Talented and Gifted at Fairview High School Explained

The TAG (Talented and Gifted) program at Fairview High School was the focus of a project called Spotlight. Various school clubs, programs and causes had videos created by the advanced film students in Lanny Boyer’s class. Why a TAG video? With … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Talented and Gifted at Fairview High School Explained

Starting A New School Year – Ready…Set…

It’s the start of a new school year. I was part of freshman day at my high school where all of the wide-eyed 9th graders are coming to their first day of high school. Some are cautious and scared to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Comments Off on Starting A New School Year – Ready…Set…

Jonathan Mooney Wants Us To Re-Imagine Education

The evening was an extraordinary success! My group, Boulder Valley Gifted & Talented (BVGT), joined with our school district’s Office of Advanced Academic Services and the Parent Engagement Network (PEN) to bring author and education reformer Jonathan Mooney to Boulder for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Jonathan Mooney Wants Us To Re-Imagine Education

ACT Scoring By State Revisited

I received a thoughtful comment about my last blog post on ACT scores.  It’s from my friend Tricia Carpenter, a former Talented and Gifted Advisor at Platt Middle School in Boulder.  Tricia writes: I saw your ACT article on your blog. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on ACT Scoring By State Revisited

Good News, Bad News For Boulder And Colorado ACT Scores

First, the good news. High school juniors in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) continued to be above the Colorado state average on the 2011 ACT and scored the highest in the Denver metro area. Fairview High School, where I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Good News, Bad News For Boulder And Colorado ACT Scores

What I Do As A Gifted Advisor In High School

I wanted to tell about my position as the Talented & Gifted Advisor at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado. Students at Fairview are fortunate to have a wide variety  of challenging and enriching classes and activities from which to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on What I Do As A Gifted Advisor In High School