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Speaker – Ann Batenburg – March 1, 2017

Presentation on Gifted Talent Development

Speaker — Ann Batenburg, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor of Gifted Education at SMU

Wednesday, March 1   7-8pm
Lovejoy High School Lecture Hall
2350 Estates Parkway, Lucas, TX 75002.
The Talent Development Perspective is a new way of looking at giftedness based on the latest research and thinking in the field of Gifted Education. Talent Development sees giftedness as centered in a specific field, developed over time, and dependent upon non-cognitive skills, like interest, perseverance, and beliefs. This presentation will outline the main ideas of the Talent Development perspective, and then leave time for discussion with participants about what this new idea could mean for Gifted Education as a whole.
Free for Lovejoy Gifted Association members and their families
$5 per adult for non-LGA members — accompanying children/students are free

LGA Grant Program for GT Teachers is now open

2015-16GrantPerezWhat is it?  Every year the Lovejoy Gifted Association funds many grant requests for Gifted and Talented Teachers in Lovejoy ISD that are too small to be considered by the Lovejoy Foundation.  Examples are math manipulatives and artwork for all 3 elementary schools that pairs with their lessons, kid -friendly books about great artists and inventors and a Jeopardy-like buzzer set for fun test reviews at Sloan Creek,  a worm farm and spectrometer for Willow Springs, and a visiting author that speaks to GT English students at LHS every year.  Too see previous grant awards click here go to our website “LGA Grants”.


The Process:  Starting in January, GT teachers apply on our website for items they would like to use in their own classrooms to benefit their students or enhance their GT curriculum.  These grant applications are then evaluated by a committee of Lovejoy Gifted Association members. The ones that will benefit the most students, make sense– in that there are not additional yearly operational costs, are within our budget, and generally provide the most “bang for the buck” are approved.  We have been blessed to be able to fully fund about 90% of these requests so far, mostly due to your generosity.  Many donations added together meet bigger needs than we can individually.


How can I help?  Please donate to our grant program this year by clicking on the button below.  100% percent of your donation is tax-deductible since we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization!  You also don’t need to be an LGA member to donate to this program and enhance your child’s experience in the GT classroom!  If your child has any GT teachers that want enrichment items for their classroom, please encourage them to apply for a grant on our website . Applications are due by Feb. 24th this year.  If you are interested in serving on the grant committee to decide which requests to fund, please contact Geri Anne Larimer via, but there are only a couple of spots available.

Independent Studies Presentation 2016-17

Independent Studies Presentations

Monday, February 13th at 12 noon
Board Room at Red Schoolhouse
259 Country Club Road, Allen, TX

Feel free to bring your lunch to eat while you watch


We cordially invite you to join us for Independent Studies presentations given by Lovejoy students on Monday, February 13th at noon, following our Lovejoy Gifted Association meeting.  If you have ever considered enrolling your child in a Lovejoy independent Studies course, this is a great opportunity to see what students accomplish through such a course and what kinds of things they study.  You are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy while you are watching the presentations.

For more information on the Independent Studies Classes see the links below:
Independent Studies at Willow Springs Middle School
Independent Studies at Lovejoy High School