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    #98044 - 03/28/11 12:35 PM DYS??
    Lukemac Offline
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    Registered: 11/19/10
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    Any one else checking their email every 4 minutes to see if they heard from the admissions of DYS?? I am so sure we will hear "no" but still can't help but hope... and check!!!!!!
    Good luck to all those who are waiting to hear!!!

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    #98060 - 03/28/11 02:54 PM Re: DYS?? [Re: Lukemac]
    radwild Offline
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    Registered: 12/31/10
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    Loc: Iowa
    Yes! I was successful at putting it out of my mind until this week with the end of the month looming. Good luck to you too!

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    #98085 - 03/28/11 07:41 PM Re: DYS?? [Re: Lukemac]
    Nan Offline
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    Registered: 12/01/08
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    Yes! I'm waiting over here. It wasn't bothering me until today, but now I'm starting to get to the point where I really want to know!

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    #98258 - 03/30/11 12:58 PM Re: DYS?? [Re: Lukemac]
    Lukemac Offline
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    Got a "need more info" email... just as I suspected. Sad.

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    #98261 - 03/30/11 01:26 PM Re: DYS?? [Re: Lukemac]
    Grinity Offline
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    Registered: 12/13/05
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    Originally Posted By: Lukemac
    Got a "need more info" email... just as I suspected. Sad.

    Ok 'need more info' isn't as good as the thick envelope, but many many kids who got the 'need more' have eventually gotten in. Did they say what kind of info they needed? Will the new school folks help by documenting what they saw that convinsed him that he would be one in only 3 in their history to skip?

    Love and More Love,
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    #98264 - 03/30/11 01:43 PM Re: DYS?? [Re: Lukemac]
    Lukemac Offline
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    Grinity - that is a great idea re: the grade skip... They said, and I quote "Because L's achievement scores meet our criteria, we would greatly appreciate additional work samples tp supplement any portfolio items you already sent...... The committee is requesting at least 3 pieces of L's work that clearly demonstrates his advanced abilities...." and on and on.

    SO hard to get that from a 5 year old.... I will have to take out the video camera and hide it in his room. Or wait until he turns 6 and have him take the WISC..... but if I do that, I will have to fully resubmit the application because they said the app remains open for 6 months.... and if i wait until he turns 6, that time period will have elapsed and I will have to start from scratch......


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    #98266 - 03/30/11 01:59 PM Re: DYS?? [Re: Lukemac]
    Kate Offline
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    Registered: 02/24/10
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    Lukemac, We had the same problems with coming up with portfolio items, so we just had the required testing done instead. I procrastinated forever while trying to get the items and finally said forget it and coughed up the money for the test. *sigh* Nan

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    #98271 - 03/30/11 02:51 PM Re: DYS?? [Re: Lukemac]
    Grinity Offline
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    Get that video camera out and start filming. Do you have an out of town relative who needs cheering up? That could be a good pretext.

    Yippee!
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    #98298 - 03/30/11 08:31 PM Re: DYS?? [Re: Lukemac]
    CAMom Offline
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    Registered: 08/13/08
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    Lukemac- Grinity is totally right, just get out the camera! We sent a video of our then 5 year old playing Pokemon cards with dad and playing Monopoly, after the urging of people here. It doesn't have to be a complicated math worksheet. Most 5 year olds can't play complex board games and really can't do the math, or explain their rationale for why a water Pokemon has a better hit on a fire Pokemon or whatever crazy thing he was jabbering about!


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    #98356 - 03/31/11 11:06 AM Re: DYS?? [Re: Lukemac]
    Nautigal Offline
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    Registered: 04/22/09
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    Yes, sneak up on him with the video camera!

    I don't know why, but it's so hard to get samples of work out of a kid who (if you didn't need samples) probably churns out a ream of paper a week on whatever his favorite topic is! At least, that's how it was with mine.

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