Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education
PAGE is an active committee of parent volunteers and educators of gifted students in Southeast Wisconsin. By combining resources from our individual school districts, we collaborate to provide educational and enrichment opportunities for gifted students and their families in the greater Milwaukee area.
Past events and projects have included author visits, activity nights for families, an annual opportunity fair, and donations of gifted education books to our county library systems.
Our current member districts include: Elmbrook, Franklin, Germantown, Grafton, Greendale, Indian Community School, Kettle Moraine, Milwaukee, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, Racine Unified, South Milwaukee, Waukesha, West Allis-West Milwaukee, Whitnall. Any district within CESA 1 is eligible to become a member of PAGE. We welcome new member districts. For more information contact your district's gifted education coordinator or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Our PAGE representatives are working hard to develop exciting programming for the 2022/2023 school year!
UWM Planetarium (April 13, 2023 & May 4th)
On April 13th (3rd-5th) and May 4th (6th-8th) students and families will have the opportunity to explore our solar system at the UWM Planetarium. Elementary students will learn about the "LIfe of a Star" while intermediate students will be guided by Jean Creighton through an exploration of the "Scale of the Cosmos". When registering please make sure each student has an adult also registered for the event. Space is limited!
Milwaukee Art Museum (April 15, 2023)
Join us for a fun morning at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Students in grades 3-12 will be grouped with like-age peers and assigned a docent and volunteer chaperone. Each student will be given a sketchbook and they will tour the art museum and stop to write and draw during their experience. Parents may chaperone free of charge, or for $10 they can get their own sketchbook and participate with their child(ren). Parents can also wait for their child(ren) in the cafe or reading area in the lobby. The tour will take 90 minutes. Families should arrive promptly at 10:00 when the museum opens. There are two parking garages onsite. The cost to park for 90 min is $8-9. Parking is not included. There are 50 spots available for students, 10 free chaperone spots and unlimited paid adult spots. Please make sure to sign up by April 1.
Improv Workshop (April 29, 2023)
These improv workshops are for young folks who want an introduction to the art of improvisation! This class uses the tenets of improv-like agreement, listening, and emotions to teach basic life skills. With instruction from Milwaukee Repertory Theater Education staff members, Ro Spice-Kopischke and Brittany Sue Hines, these workshops will get students out of their heads and active while showing them new ways they can work with and learn from others. We look forward to teaching the building blocks of basic improv and featuring games and exercises to help develop emotional intelligence and communication, while also focusing on having fun! We will learn about physical expression as well as verbal communication in order to develop individual skills in a low-pressure environment.
As for parents/guardians, we would prefer that they drop off/pick up. However, Milwaukee Rep is located inside of the Associated Bank River Center which is a public building with a hotel bar/café and lots of open space seating. Parents/guardians are more than welcome to wait somewhere within the building during this time – we just ask that they do not wait on the Rep’s 4th floor due to COVID protocols.
Eagle and Friends @ Schlitz Audobon Nature Center (May 7, 2023)
Bring your family to learn about raptors and witness the awesome power, spectacular strength, huge wingspan, and massive talons of
the Bald Eagle. Also in accompaniment will be falcons, hawks and owls. Registration is required. Event from 10:30-11:30AM.
VIRTUAL Parent to Parent Night (May 9, 2023)
Do you have an exceptionally talented, highly creative, or academically advanced child? Children with gifts and talents are different academically ... and, at times, psychologically. Parenting these children can be both a joy and a challenge. Parents of children with gifts and talents are invited to attend
A facilitated parent discussion group. The purpose of the discussion group is for parents to interact with each other and the facilitators so that they can receive support and guidance. Parents share concerns, ideas, and strategies for nurturing their children's self-concept and emotional development.
Family Trivia Night (May 12, 2023)
Come play trivia with other families at Indian Community School in Franklin. Pizza will be served at 5:30 PM, with trivia begining at 6:15 PM. This event is for students in grades 3-5.
Please check back here for updates and information.
For additional information about an event or registration details, please contact your district’s PAGE Representative.