GT Education Month: February 2016

Gifted Education Month
Posted on 02/12/2016
Proclamation Signing

February is Gifted Education Month in Pulaski County

February is recognized as gifted education month in the state of Kentucky.  Various school districts participate in signing a proclamation locally in February as state government officials sign a proclamation in Frankfort.   The proclamation of celebrating February as gifted education month is to raise awareness among legislators, parents of gifted students, leaders in our school systems, and community partners in education that gifted students exist as the school districts as top leaders and academic performers.  Focusing attention on Gifted Education Month collectively enables us to work to make an impact on gifted education as we concentrate on meeting the needs of gifted students.

On Monday, February 1, representatives from Pulaski County Schools Gifted Education Department including gifted students met with school board members and officials to proclaim the month of February as Gifted Education Month in Pulaski County Schools.  This proclamation was signed by Pulaski County Schools Superintendent, Steve Butcher; Chairperson of Pulaski Board of Education, Brandy Daniels; and school board member, Dana Whitis. 

Pulaski County Gifted Education strives to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders. It creates models of educational excellence for students through academics, technology, leadership, entrepreneurship and community service.   Many of Kentucky’s most talented gifted students are leaders in Pulaski’s schools and community.  Therefore, each school principal in the district chose a gifted student representative from their school to attend the ceremony.  The gifted students were given an opportunity to discuss their accomplishments as well as activities they had participated in that have been provided by Pulaski County Schools and planned through the Pulaski Gifted Education Department. 

The Pulaski County Schools also recognized a community partner during the Gifted Education Proclamation ceremony.   Partners are professionals that give of their time by providing mentorships to high schools students and/or workshops or seminars to gifted students in Pulaski County Schools.  Pulaski is very fortunate to have an abundance of professionals who so willingly devote their time and expertise, free of charge, to offer gifted students opportunities that extend beyond the classroom.  This year’s Community Partner recipient was:  South Kentucky RECC accepted by Corporate Communications Coordinator, Joy Bullock on behalf of Alan Coffey.   Superintendent Butcher and the Pulaski County school board members have always supported the importance of gifted education in Pulaski’s Schools.  These individuals believe that as young minds are allowed to pursue their passion for learning and maximize their potential early on, they will grow up to become better engineers, doctors, computer programmers, and teachers.  Pulaski County Schools’ board members and Superintendent, Steve Butcher are ensuring a brighter future for our children in the years to come by supporting gifted education now.  We can make a difference in gifted students’ lives in Pulaski County and in the state of Kentucky by working together as a common goal and focus for our student’s success.



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