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PAGE Five to Sponsor Webinar on Resilience during COVID-19 Pandemic
Telesia Davis
Published on: 8/3/2020
Parent Advocates for Gifted Education in Lexington-Richland School District Five (PAGE Five) will host a webinar on coping with the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, August 13 at 6:00pm featuring speaker and behavior specialist for School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties, Lucy Bailey.
PAGE Five Awards Merit Scholarship to Dutch Fork High School Student
Published on: 7/20/2020
Blaisdell Aplin, recent graduate of Dutch Fork High School and daughter of Susan and Ben Aplin, is the recipient of PAGE Five’s annual $1,000 merit scholarship. She will be attending the South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina where she will major in business. She also plans to pursue a master’s degree in business and hopes to one day own her own business or work in the marketing or data analytics department of a large company.
PAGE Five Board of Directors Elected for 2020-2021 School Year
Telesia Davis
Published on: 7/20/2020
Five parents of gifted students in Lexington-Richland School District Five were recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of PAGE Five. They include Andrea Wildemann, representative for parents of gifted students in elementary school; Barbara Graham, representative for gifted students in intermediate/middle school; Ava Dean, representative for parents of gifted students in high school; Katie Phillips, at-large director; and Brandi Sturdevant, at-large director.

“Our members are so fortunate to have each of these individuals as part of the Board of Directors,” said PAGE Five President, Dr. Telesia Davis. “They each bring with them a wealth of professional experience, in addition to personal experiences with having children in District Five."
PAGE Five Elects 2020-2021 Officers
Published on: 6/3/2020
Members of PAGE Five recently elected officers for the 2020-2021 school year. The officers-elect include Telesia Davis, president; Barb Waldman, vice president; Satya Koganti, secretary, and Rebecca Albrecht, treasurer. After a couple years hiatus from elections, this year’s election coincides with a move to reinvigorate the organization and build on its past success. Waldman, active since 2004, and Davis, active for about six years, will welcome newcomers Koganti and Albrecht to the Board of Directors when their terms begin on July 1.
Applications Open for PAGE Five Annual $1,000 Merit Scholarship
Published on: 5/9/2020
Applications are open for the PAGE Five Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating senior who is in good standing at a District Five high school, a participant in Gifted and Talented courses (IB, AP and/or Honors), and an applicant to college for the Fall 2020 term.
PAGE Five Achieves 501(c)(3) Status
Published on: 3/30/2020
The Board of Directors recently announced that PAGE Five, registered with the state and federal governments as Parent Advocates for Gifted Education in LRD5, is now officially recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization. This comes a little over three months after convening a planning committee to re-invingorate the organization.
PAGE Five Announces Winners of Entrepreneurship Challenge
Published on: 3/9/2020
PAGE Five, in partnership with the College Funding Center of SC, announced winners of its Junior Achievers Challenge (JAC) during the District Five School Board meeting in March. Directed at gifted learners from elementary schools in the district, the JAC focused on inspiring entrepreneurship in ambitious business-kids through hands-on business ventures.
Parents Make Connections at PAGE Five Summer Camp Expo
Published on: 2/20/2020
PAGE Five hosted its Second Annual Summer Camp Expo on Wednesday, February 19 at CrossRoads Intermediate School. Event coordinators aimed to connect parents looking for summer enrichment activities with programs and camps geared to gifted and talented students.
Parent Roundtable to Focus on ADHD and Twice Exceptional Children
Published on: 1/8/2020
PAGE Five will host a casual and informal roundtable discussion for parents of gifted and talented students (GT) with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at Richland Library Ballentine in the main meeting room.
PAGE Five Offers Information Session about Tri-district Program for Gifted Arts Students
Published on: 11/19/2019
PAGE Five presented an information session for gifted arts students and their parents on Monday, November 18 at the District Five Office to provide them with information about the Tri-District Arts Consortium (Tri-DAC) Summer 2020 Program. The program is a hands-on, three-week summer experience for rising sixth through rising ninth grade students who are gifted in creative writing, dance, music (vocal, strings and wind-percussion), theatre, and visual arts.
Planning Committee Convened to Achieve 501(c)(3) Status and Re-Launching
Published on: 11/5/2019
With a desire to achieve 501(c)(3) status and to re-energize PAGE Five, a planning committee convened on November 4, 2019, for the first of many meetings to achieve these goals. Members of the committee include Telesia Davis, Ava Dean, Barbara Graham, Barb Waldman, and Andrea Wildemann.
PAGE Five Presents Information Session on IB Programmes at Irmo High
Published on: 9/26/2019
PAGE Five is offering an information session on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes at Irmo High School for parents of elementary, intermediate, middle and high school students on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office Boardroom.
PAGE Five Program Will Focus on How Parents Can Save for College
Published on: 9/16/2019
PAGE Five will sponsor a free information session for parents of elementary, intermediate, and middle school students featuring Certified College Planning Specialist Rob Mendenall of The College Funding Center of SC on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office board room