Irmo, South Carolina - 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. In addition to wanting to achieve 501(c)(3) status before the end of the school year, they also want to focus on rebranding the organization and providing innovative programming to meet the needs of PAGE Five’s diverse membership.
“We are all passionate about the mission of PAGE Five,” said Telesia Davis, chair of the planning committee. “We know first-hand some of the rewards and challenges of parenting gifted and talented kids, and we want to be a resource to other parents who share many of the same issues and concerns. We hope that by making these changes, parents will get to know and consider getting involved in PAGE Five.”
The planning committee aims to put measures in place to spread awareness about PAGE Five among parents and educators of gifted and talented students (GT) in the district, as well among the local business community. They hope this awareness will lead to mutually beneficial partnerships that will enhance the learning experiences of GT students – both inside and outside the classroom. Through this awareness, they hope to form mutually beneficial partnerships that will enhance learning inside and outside the classroom.
PAGE Five is a volunteer, non-profit support network for parents, educators, policy-makers, and residents of School District Five of Lexington and Richland counties who are interested in enhancing and advocating education for gifted and talented students in School District Five. Members of the organization promote education for gifted and talented students, disseminate information on and build awareness about gifted education, provide enrichment opportunities, and assist families with scholarships and tuition aid for gifted students.