Community Resources for Parents of Gifted Children
Lewisville Elementary School Guidance Counselor – Allison Mathews
Our school guidance counselor offers individual, small group, and group counseling. She has special training regarding the social and emotional needs of gifted children. Please don’t hesitate to contact her if you have questions or concerns.
Forsyth County Public Library
Our public library is a wonderful resource for gifted students who love to read or are working on a project. What you may not know is that you can have online access set up so you (or your child) can search the public library catalog from home. Once you have located the correct resources, you can have them delivered to the branch library located just one block from our school. This makes finding the right book for that book report a breeze!
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Council of PTAs
Parents often start down the road of advocacy by speaking for their own children at parent-teacher conferences or with the school principal. They then begin to recognize that the other children in the classroom or school have similar needs. Eventually, activities can build to the point where parents are advocating on the local, state, and national levels for all children. These resources from PTA should help you on your road to effective advocacy of children.
School Psychological Services
School psychology is a specialized area within psychology which concerns itself with applying the knowledge and research of psychology to improve the learning and education process within schools. The focus is upon the educational development of individual children,their skills and abilities, and the social and emotional factors which affect their learning process in the classroom.
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
This museum offers camps, special programs, and birthday parties in addition to regular exhibits.
Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University
The Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University creates awareness of global cultures by collecting, protecting, managing, and exhibiting archaeological artifacts, ethnographic objects, and visual arts of past and present peoples, and providing opportunities for intercultural learning.
SciWorks is an environmental park that offers unique facilities. These facilities include a planetarium,outdoor park, and exhibit space. Permanent exhibits offer experiences centered on sound, physics, health, biology, and special children’s activities. There are also animal habitats and interactive exhibits.
Winston-Salem Little Theatre
Twin City Stage is the longest-running theatre in Winston-Salem, presenting affordable, professional-quality productions in one of the largest venues in the Triad. The theatre was founded in 1935 as "The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem".This will be the 78th season.
Winston-Salem Recreation and ParksDepartment
The Forsyth County Parksand Recreation Department offers recreational activities for all ages. Their nine parks are designed to offer opportunities to enjoy nature and the out-of-doors. Programs are offered which help recharge physical and mental energies in a recreational atmosphere.Winston-Salem Youth Chorus
TheWinston-Salem Youth Chorus is dedicated to educating the talented and diverse youth of our community in music and choral skills while offering them abundant opportunities to share their talents. They offer a wide range of programs throughout the year from main choirs to summer camp. Members learn music theory, sight reading, proper vocal technique, choral style, and music in many languages within its unique cultural perspective. A variety of performance opportunities are available. All of these activities help the singers gain a music experience unlike any other that prepares them for a lifetime of music enrichment. Most importantly, the chorus brings together children from many backgrounds that learn teamwork and build lasting friendships, all centered on the universal language of music.
YMCA of Northwest North Carolina
TheY works with children and teens to help them learn values and positive behaviors while exploring their unique talents and interests. As the Y helps each child realize their potential, the child’s self-confidence grows.