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Why we chose Discovery

0 Comments April 20, 2019

Why We Chose Discovery Owen Gabrielson My spouse and I chose Discovery to surround our child with focused, quirky, intense, weird, smart kids. Below, I describe what Discovery is, what led us to it, and why it works for us. Your mileage may vary. What is Discovery? Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) […]

School Board report – Mar 26, 2018

0 Comments March 28, 2019

This week, I attended the school board meeting with Laura Myers—a PATH parent and the CRES PTO president. Here are our main takeaways: 1 – The board spent a significant amount of time carefully considering a decision in front of them: how to balance the desire for smaller K-3 class size with the constraints of […]

PATH talks with Scouting BSA about working with gifted students

0 Comments March 19, 2019

Exciting news! I recently was invited by Scouting BSA (formerly called Boy Scouts of America) to give a presentation to all the units in our region about how to work with gifted kids in the scouting program. It was a whirlwind overview in which I introduced them to what being gifted actually means, why the […]

Linda Silverman’s Advice to Tahoma

0 Comments March 13, 2019

I recently attended a lecture by Linda Silverman, one of the leading experts in the field of gifted education. (See my notes: Part 1, Part 2).  After the lecture, I had the opportunity to ask her about Tahoma’s current middle school needs: Q: We have an opportunity provide input to our district regarding the first […]

School Board report – Feb 26, 2018

0 Comments March 7, 2019

Three cheers for our first PATH reporter! Katie Smith attended the school board meeting on and took notes for us. Although minutes of the meeting will be posted online by Tahoma School District (TSD), Katie was able to catch more detail than the minutes provide. Here are some of the tidbits she and I heard […]

PATH approved for Fred Meyer Community Rewards

0 Comments February 20, 2019

Running PATH isn’t free. We at PATH care deeply about advocating for our Highly Capable kiddos. While most people don’t see it, we have spent hundreds of hours and hundreds of dollars keeping the advocacy going. We can’t burn our personal resources forever, though–we need your help! Our main expenses include: – Website maintenance and […]

Seeking Volunteers!

0 Comments January 28, 2019

Exciting developments are happening with PATH.  We recently received our 501(c)3 designation and are now officially recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt, charitable organization. More information on that can be found here: 501(c)3 Certified.  PATH board president Michelle Smart reported that Tahoma School District is engaged and reviewing options for highly capable classes in […]

501(c)3 Certified

0 Comments January 21, 2019

Exciting PATH update! One of our board members, Owen Gabrielson, worked like crazy and got PATH 501(c)3 certified. Practically speaking, that means that the IRS agrees that we are who we say we are, and that if you donate to PATH, it’s a tax break. Hooray! Be on the lookout for some efforts we have […]

PTA Roundtable

0 Comments January 8, 2019

A few weeks ago I attended a meeting for PATH that brought some unexpected excitement our way. I was invited to attend the TSD PTA Roundtable meeting in December, to give them an intro to PATH. Don’t know what the PTA Roundtable is? You’re not alone! I hadn’t heard of it ‘til this past summer. I […]

School Board Report – Dec 18, 2018

0 Comments January 7, 2019

I attended the school board meeting on December 18, 2018, and there were a couple items I’d like to share. First, it was the board’s annual reorganization. Didem Pierson was elected as board president. Bill Clausmeyer, after many years of serving on the board, announced his resignation so he could have more time with family. […]