Michigan Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference

Have Gifted Children?  Work with Gifted Children?  Have questions about education for Gifted Children in Michigan?  Here’s the perfect event for you!

Come and join our friends at the annual Michigan Association for Gifted Children (MAGC) conference, Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at the Roeper School, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

If you are a parent, educator, or friend of gifted children, this conference is for you!

The team at MAGC has put together  a great list of speakers, including:

  • Tom Clynes – Opening Keynote Speaker, Author, The Boy Who Played With Fusion
  • Dr. Michele Kane – Closing Keynote Speaker, Living with Asynchrony: Living with Intensities Gifted Education Program, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Andy Mahony, Mark Talaga – Center for Identity Potential
  • Ellen Fiedler, Sherry Sparks – MAGC

Please feel free to share this information with other interested parents or teachers. Looking forward to seeing you there!

More details.
Register here.

SEMMer Bash 2017

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The annual SEMMer Bash is the time we come out and meet each other over food and games. If you are a new member or you haven’t yet been to a Mensa event, this is a great opportunity to see what Mensa is all about. Our Gifted Youth Coordinator has even prepared a whole day of fun and educational activities for the kids.

We will be at the Bluebird Shelter located at the northeastern point of the park.

Island Lake State Park
12950 East Grand River Avenue
Brighton, MI 48116

Saturday, July 15, 2017
11:00 a.m. until dusk

Admission fee to picnic:

Park entry fee: $11 for the state park recreation passport, payable at the gate

Slides from “Paint With All the Colors of Wine!”

Presented by Kathleen Giesting and Spencer Wolff at SEMMantics 2017.

There are more choices than Red or White or Rose! Let’s look (and taste) a rainbow of colors you may not have realized exist. No artistic experience required. It’s all about the grapes and how you treat them!

Download here: SEMMantics2017 Wine Tasting Slides

Questions may be sent to Kathleen at ‘kgiesting at gmail.com’

Free Screening of “Gifted” for Mensa Members

FOX Searchlight has extended free screenings of its newest release, “Gifted,” for members of American Mensa in select areas. Frank Adler (Chris Evans), is a single dad raising a child prodigy — his spirited young niece, Mary (Mckenna Grace) — in a coastal Florida town. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are disrupted when the 7-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.

The showing in the Detroit area is on 4/4/2017 at 7:00 PM at AMC Livonia 20, 19500 Haggerty Rd.

If you would like to attend, visit this link: https://www.us.mensa.org/welcome-to-our-site/free-screening-of-gifted-for-mensa-members/

All seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis. “Gifted” releases in select theaters April 7 and nationwide April 21.

MAGC Scholarships

*** UPDATE: The deadline has passed. ***

The Michigan Association for Gifted Children is pleased to announce that in 2017 it will once again offer Summer Scholarships. This year, two $300  scholarships will be awarded. Interested students can use our online application, which provides applicants with an easy, streamlined method of applying.
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be nominated by a current MAGC member (parent, teacher, family friend, etc.). You can also become an MAGC member in order to sponsor someone. Membership is only $25 per year, and you can join online using the Membership Application. Membership status will be verified prior to award announcements. Winners must agree to submit verification that the scholarship money was used as planned, as well as a short review of the summer experience for possible publication in the MAGC newsletter.
The online application will be available from now until the deadline of 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2017- less than a week from now. Applications must be received online by the deadline to be considered for an award. There are no exceptions to the due date. Scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, March 31, 2017. Check out the website, www.migiftedchild.org, for more information, or go directly to the scholarship application form at scholarship application.
We look forward to hearing from you, and good luck to all our applicants!