This summer, the GCPS Book Mobile will travel in the Meadowcreek Cluster each week, checking out school library books to students who may not have easy access to the public library.
A statewide partnership has launched a campaign to stress the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy this summer. GeorgiaSummer.org highlights the importance of summer access to healthy meals, safe environments, and books and educational opportunities for children.
On the site, parents and children can access a toolkit full of links to reading resources and summer activities as well as a mapping tool for finding free meals this summer for children who might otherwise go hungry. (Most summer meal sites are located in schools, community facilities, worship centers, and apartment complexes.) The Look Again campaign reminds families and caregivers of the dangers of leaving children unattended in a vehicle, especially during hot weather.
Public and private partners across the state include Get Georgia Reading, Georgia Department of Education, Bright from the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, Georgia Public Library Service, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas-Atlanta Division.
On May 19, friends, family, and Gwinnett sports fans gathered at the 8th annual induction ceremony for the Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame. The Class of 2017 inductees are Tony Akins (Berkmar HS, basketball), Coach Jack Britt (the old Grayson and Lawrenceville high schools), Chad Hall (Wesleyan School, football), Kyle Maynard (Collins Hill HS, wrestling), and Courtney Puckett Oro (Providence Christian Academy, gymnastics). Head Coach Dan Quinn of the Atlanta Falcons was the keynote speaker for the ceremony to honor the five elite Gwinnett County inductees. All proceeds from the event benefit the student scholarship fund of the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund.
562 veteran educators and support staff members marked their retirement from GCPS.
Congratulations to Jamie Lynn McFarland, the district’s 2017 Teacher of the Year. Ms. McFarland has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the title of 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year.
In a special issue of Communiqué, we've captured a snapshot of the Class of 2017.
Staff, parents, and community members are invited to review and provide input on proposed teacher resources for Language Arts for grades 6-8. The review will run through Friday, May 12, on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the review, print resources can be reviewed in the hallways between buildings 100 and 200 at the Instructional Support Center, located at 437 Old Peachtree Road NW in Suwanee.
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. 2, 2017. 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. 25, 2017, 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. The downloadable application can be found on the GCPS website. On the GCPS Home Page select "GEMS Application" from the I Want To... Apply For... drop down menu.
You’re invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new GCPS Book Mobile!
May 11 at 4 p.m. is the registration deadline for families of rising kindergartners who are interested in GCPS’ dual language immersion (DLI) program.
June 1 is the deadline to register for face-to-face summer classes that will be offered at four locations--Central Gwinnett, Meadowcreek, Mill Creek, and Shiloh high schools-- from June 13 to July 11. (No classes will be held June 16, June 23, June 30, and July 4.)
Fast-paced and fact-filled, this informative program gives parents, teachers, students, and the community a quick five-minute update on the latest good news in education from Gwinnett County Public Schools.
During School Nutrition Employee Week, we salute the important work of our SNP staff members.
We salute our dedicated teaching corps during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1-5) and on National Teacher Day (May 2)! Our teachers keep The Promise of Gwinnett every day… teaching knowledge and skills for 21st century learners, encouraging Gwinnett students to dream big, expanding the walls of the classroom through innovation, and nurturing dreamers and doers in our schools.
GCPS teachers are champions for all children and are passionate advocates for strong public schools, believing that public education is essential to America’s prosperity.
Because teaching is both a science and an art, our teachers work tirelessly to improve their craft to benefit students-- through ongoing professional learning, collaboration with colleagues, and reflection on their practice.
Gwinnett’s forward-leaning educators transform instruction to prepare students to reach their “real world” potential in college and careers. In fact, the relationships that our teachers cultivate in the classroom give our kids a safe zone to explore, experience, and excel as they discover their own Promise.
This week, give a shout out to teachers, and let your teachers, past and present, know how they make a difference in your life!
#Thankateacher #TeacherPromise #GwinnettTeachersRock
Students from Oakland Meadow School researched influential, African-American public figures and their contributions to society for a special schoolwide project.
Mark your calendar for the Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame event on May 19.
Members of the Class of 2030—next year’s kindergartners—are getting ready for the big day… their first day in “big school” on Aug. 7. Gwinnett County elementary schools will welcome the next class of kindergartners at registration events held at local schools on May 4. Parents can begin registration on the school's website now, but must complete the process with a visit to the school for the May event to submit birth records and required health and residence information. On the Kindergarten Registration web page, learn more about the event, documents for registration, tips for parents, and more.
Vulcan Materials Company will host its 2nd annual Vulcan Materials Quarry Crusher Run on May 6 at its Norcross location.
Each year, GCPS conducts a meeting for the families of children with disabilities (birth to age 21)