Nov. 11, 2018, marks 100 years since the armistice between the Allied Nations and Germany at the close of World War I.
Families are reminded that Tuesday, Nov. 6, is a holiday for Gwinnett students. Adults and older students (age 18 as of Election Day) who are registered to vote and haven't advance voted yet are encouraged to vote at their regular polling place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day. Find poll locations and a sample ballot on the Secretary of State’s (SOS) website at MVP (My Voting Page). Georgia voters can expect a lengthy ballot, including local, state, and national races as well as a G.O. Bond referendum for Gwinnett schools, and additional local measures for some municipalities. Registered voters are encouraged to learn more about the issues and candidates under consideration this election cycle, and to be certain to complete the entire ballot.
GCPS’ Substitute Teaching Job Fair is set for Tues., Oct. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Shiloh HS.
Parents of students receiving special education services in Gwinnett are invited to attend upcoming informational sessions.
Mentors and community leaders are hitting the links at Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course in Buford to benefit GCPS’ Community-Based Mentoring Program. The 9th Annual Golf Tournament is set for Oct. 8 (a student holiday). Registration is open for both golfers and sponsors at all levels so pass the word. The deadline to enter has been extended to Monday, Oct. 1. The money raised will go toward college scholarships, resources, enrichment activities, and background-building experiences for students in the mentoring program. For more information about the tournament or the mentoring program, check out the Mentoring Program web page or call 770-682-8086.
Congratulations to our semifinalists for Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY)!
Friday, Oct. 5, is the last day for GCPS parents, staff, and community members to review and provide feedback on proposed curriculum resources. The review is for student textbooks, digital resources, and associated teacher resources for Fine Arts for grades K-12, and is available on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the review, both print and digital resources can be reviewed at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center, located at 437 Old Peachtree Road NW in Suwanee. For more information about the instructional review process, contact Jadd Jarusinski, director of Instructional Resources and Support, at 678-301-6828 or by email.
Looking for a way to give back to your community? Community members from across the career spectrum are needed for “show and tell” interviews and activities at the upcoming Career Connections event, set for Tuesday, Oct. 16. The event supports college- and career-readiness for the district’s College and Career Academy 8th graders. The 5,000+ student participants attend the 11 middle schools that feed into our seven College and Career Academy high schools: Berkmar, Central Gwinnett, Discovery, Lanier, Meadowcreek, Shiloh, and South Gwinnett. Prospective exhibitors who can find information about the event and a sign-up form online. There's no cost for exhibitors to participate in the event. To learn more, contact Billy Sayers in the Office of Academies and Career and Technical Education at 678-301-7050 or by email.
Citizens can register by mail, online, or in many public buildings, including Gwinnett schools and the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center in Suwanee.
With uncertain forecasts associated with Hurricane Florence, GCPS is monitoring the weather and assessing any possible impact to our area.
Staff, parents, and members of the community are invited to participate in a review of proposed curriculum resources for Fine Arts to provide their input.
Nominate an outstanding teacher or school leader today for the 2019 Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education!
Community members from across the career spectrum are needed for “show and tell” interviews and activities at the upcoming Career Connections event, set for Oct. 16. The event supports college- and career-readiness for the district’s College and Career Academy 8th graders. Prospective exhibitors can find information about the event and a sign-up form online. To learn more, contact Billy Sayers in the Office of Academies and Career and Technical Education at 678-301-7050, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle and high school students interested in serving as an advisor to State School Superintendent Richard Woods have until Sept. 1 to submit an application for a spot on the 2018-19 Student Advisory Council. Selected students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom and other issues related to education during council meetings at the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) offices in Atlanta. Past topics discussed by the advisory council include the school dropout rate, student leadership, communication/messaging, the Georgia graduation rule, testing, school climate, and career, technical, and agricultural education. In addition, council members will serve as the Superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools, and participate in community service projects to benefit Georgia students and schools.
Middle school advisors will meet Oct. 10, Nov. 28, Feb. 5, and May 13, and the high school council will meet Oct. 11, Nov. 29, Feb. 6, and May 14. Applications should be emailed to email@example.com by the 5 p.m. deadline on Sept. 1. Selected students will be notified via email, and names will be posted on the GaDOE website on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m.
Circle Oct. 8 on your calendar and plan to hit the course for GCPS’ Community-Based Mentoring Program's 9th Annual Golf Tournament!
Apply to become a school bus driver! Our Transportation Department trains and supports new drivers through the process!
GCPS has openings for community members from across the career spectrum to serve as exhibitors for the district's 5th annual Career Connections Exhibition, set for Oct. 16.
Looking for a job with the same schedule as your school-age kids?
Join us for an Open House and Bus Driver Job Fair on Sat., Aug. 25 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and learn how you can “drive” student success as a GCPS bus driver!
The event will be held at GCPS’ Hurricane Shoals Training Center, located at 720 Hurricane Shoals Road in Lawrenceville.
Our drivers enjoy competitive hourly wages, excellent benefits, paid training, and a great work schedule. Drivers work the student calendar year and enjoy the benefit of time off on student holidays and summer vacation!
Applicants are required to be 21 or older, have a good driving record, and have a high school diploma or GED. Apply for posting #56860 at GCPSjobs.org. For more information, call 678-225-7670.
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is inviting parents, community members, and school district employees to apply for the GEMS Oversight Committee, a group of community and school system representatives charged with the annual review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. The next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 1, 2018. After the review, the committee recommends revisions and additions to CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks for adoption by the Gwinnett County Board of Education. Committee members serve three-year terms. Completed applications should be returned by Aug. 24, 2018, to the attention of Jadd Jarusinski, director of Instructional Resources and Support, at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center, located at 437 Old Peachtree Rd. NW in Suwanee.