A reminder: People do not have to be BADGE members, have a child in the gifted program, or even live in Bensalem Township in order to attend BADGE meetings.  We encourage you to invite any friends, neighbors, or relatives who might be interested in learning more about gifted education to join us.


Several times a year, BADGE schedules informative and thought-provoking programs ranging from presentations by experts in the field of gifted education, to forums for parents and teachers, to presentations by teachers, students, and former students.

Additional issue-oriented meetings are called as they are needed, and frequently committees are formed to work together on solutions to specific problems.

2016-17 BADGE meetings:

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - Curriculum Updates

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Gifted Questions and Answers - Parent to Parent

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Spotlight on Middle School GT

 Information Tables

Often the parents with the most questions about gifted education are those whose children have not yet been identified. To reach these parents and others, BADGE volunteers offer information and handouts at the Back To School Nights, at 9th grade orientation, and at Bensalem Fall Festival http://www.tdbankamphitheater.com/fall-festival.html.  

In you are interested in volunteering for one of these events or would like more information about how you can help, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If not, please stop by to say hello!


2016-2017 "Back to School Night" Dates

If you are able to assist in any way or would like more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, email and phone number.   Thank you.

Cornwells Elementary School-- Thursday, September 8

Belmont Hills Elementary School-- Thursday, September 29

Bensalem High School-- Thursday, September 15

Robert K. Shafer Middle School--Wednesday, September 7

Russell C. Struble Elementary School-- Wednesday, September 21

Samuel K. Faust Elementary School--Monday, September 19

Benjamin Rush Elementary School--Tuesday, September 13

Cecelia Snyder Middle School--Tuesday, September 20

Valley Elementary School--Thursday, September 22


5th Grade Transition Party

In June,  BADGE sponsors a bowling party for the 5th grade SIP students.  This event provides a chance for the children to meet their new classmates and ease their concerns about starting middle school. Parents of children currently in 5th grade are asked to consider volunteering to help organize this event.


Other Social Events

We are always interested in providing opportunities for BADGE families and friends to connect socially.  We participate in the Bensalem Library's Family Game Nights and welcome suggestions and assistance in planning other activities.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.