Heroes Wall In honor of our members who over the years have invested uncountable time, talent, blood, sweat, tears,
laughter, cuss-words, praise, beer, wine and great food to make Oregon Mensa the resounding success that it is today.
We'll mention Newsletter Awards, Group of the Year Trophies, Website Awards, The 2009 Mind Games, The 2011 AG (Annual Gathering), 16 BeaveRGs (Regional Gatherings),
44 Longbows, Sweet Sundays, Oregon Mensa Presents, First Saturdays, Games Nights, Movie Nights, Trivia, Slackers AND a hugely successful
scholarship program. And there is always so much more.
In the days before social media, and photoblogging, we hosted galleries of photos of Mensa events; local regional and national.
Today everyone posts this type of image to Facebook, Google+, Flickr, Postimage, SmugMug and more. We still host over 300 Meg of images for the world of Mensa to Enjoy.
Illinois Association for Gifted Children
Read the IAGC publication, A Guide for Parents: Overseeing Your Gifted Child's Education, by Sally Walker
(IAGC Executive Director) and Sandra Schmulbach.
Find answers to these questions:
How do I know if my child is gifted?
What kind of education does my child need?
What is a quality gifted program?
Does my child's school have to have a gifted program?
How can I guide my child at home?
How can I speak up for my child?
How can I effectively advocate for my child in school?
What is the legislative process in Illinois?
Are there other ways or places where I can get support?
Also included are:
Text of a Suggested Legislative Letter
Web sites for Parents and Educators
Periodicals that are parent friendly
Volume discounts are available at their forms page
GATE / AP Chatboard and
GATE / AP Teachers Chatboard Both from teachers.net
GATE = Gifted and Talented Education.
AP = Advanced Placement.
These chat boards may bring some insights when you take the time to look at the issues from the POV of teachers.