Two groups of students— one in Liberia and one at Collins Hill HS— have different backgrounds, cultures, and educational experiences, but once a month they share a common classroom… 5,000 miles apart.
During the month of February, GCPS schools celebrated Black History Month and the many contributions of African Americans to our great nation.
Get #curious at the upcoming Atlanta Science Festival! The festival is an annual public celebration of local science and technology. From March 14 to March 25, curious people of all ages will explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives in 100 engaging events, including hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances throughout the metro Atlanta region. Many activities are free or low-cost, some require pre-registration, and all are recommended by age group. On March 18, check out the 5th Annual Latino College and STEM Fair at the Georgia Tech Student Center or Discovery Day at the Petit Science Center at Georgia State University.The Festival culminates in the free, family-friendly EXPLORATION EXPO, an interactive day of demos, hands-on activities, and stage shows at Centennial Olympic Park. Get a taste of the excitement in this video.
Gwinnett County Public Schools will host a Certified Teacher Job Fair on Saturday, March 25, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.
The fair is by invitation only for those who are certified (or will be by August 2017) in the following fields: Mathematics (4-8) and (6-12), Science (4-8) and (6-12), Special Education, Engineering, Health Occupations, Elementary, Foreign Language, Career and Technical Education, Dual Language Immersion, English/Language Arts (4-8) and (6-12), and Speech-Language Pathology.
Once an applicant is registered at gcpsjobs.org, files are reviewed and interviews will be extended based upon file
Interested in an interview?
1. Complete a GCPS online application @gcpsjobs.org, and submit at least one current supervisory reference along with a copy of GACE Program Admission Assessment and GACE Content Assessment and/or state certification documentation. If currently student teaching, a copy of partial transcript and one supervisory reference from cooperating teacher is acceptable.
On Feb. 24, nearly 900 students participated in the 2017 Gwinnett Regional Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair.
On March 4, Peachtree Ridge High School will host GCPS’ 11th annual Transition Fair for students with disabilities, their families, and educators.
Peachtree Ridge HS's Eric Yan and Sabarish Sainathan, a senior from GSMST, will share the title of Gwinnett 2017 STAR Student.
GCPS’ Substitute Teaching Job Fair is set for Tues., Feb. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Baldwin ES (123 Price Place in Norcross). At the event, learn more about being a Gwinnett substitute and complete an online application. All applicants are required to have at least 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of college credit, but teacher certification is not required for substitutes. Compensation ranges from $87 a day up to $97 per day for long-term subs (10 consecutive days in the same classroom). Apply today at www.GCPSjobs.org.
GCPS celebrates the creative work of our students with a three-week visual arts exhibit at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center (ISC) in Suwanee.
Lanier HS students designed a simpler way to apply eyeliner, and now that creative idea has earned a patent from the U.S. Patent Office.
During the last few months, schools and departments around the county have had an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of staff members recognized with nationaland state honors.
Archer HS' Parent Teacher Student Association is sponsoring its first-ever Historically Black College and University (HBCU) College Fair and Step Show on Feb. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. This college fair is open to all high school students and offers an opportunity to learn about the diversity, affordability, and academically competitive programs found at HBCUs. The school is located at 2255 New Hope Road in Lawrenceville. RSVP for the fair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the event, prize drawings, and more online.
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) was named a College Board Advanced Placement District of the Year for being the national leader among large school districts
Rising kindergartners have an opportunity to say “!Sí!” and “Oui!” with GCPS’ dual language immersion (DLI) program
Students in grades 6-12, do you have a favorite Gwinnett teacher? Each year, Barnes & Noble Booksellers (B&N) conducts the “My Favorite Teacher” contest. Middle and high school students can write a poem, essay, or thank you letter to their favorite teacher. (Teacher must currently be teaching.) March 1 is the deadline to submit an entry to a B&N store. Gwinnett has four locations (The Shoppes at Webb Gin, The Mall of Georgia, The Forum on Peachtree Parkway, and the Georgia Gwinnett College campus). A local winner is chosen from each store and honored in that store. Local entries are sent to the regional competition where the winner receives a $500 B&N gift card and moves on to the national competition. The national winner receives $5,000 and the school of the honored teacher receives $5,000. Questions? Contact Leslie Hale at email@example.com or call 770-209-4431.
This year the Office of Advisement and Counseling honored three students with the inaugural Promise of Gwinnett Caring Award.
Hurry and register for the 3rd annual Concussion Baseline Day, set for Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at several high schools, with additional locations and times around the county. At the free event, participants will learn about concussions and baselines, complete the baseline testing, and finish with an informative Q&A session. Appointments for testing are still available. Learn more about the event, presented by GCPS and Gwinnett Medical Center's Concussion Institute.
February is Black History Month and Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is marking the occasion in schools around the county.
More than 1,500 students, parents, and community members from across the Brookwood Cluster gathered on Feb. 4 to celebrate STEAM activities at the inaugural Brookwood Maker Faire.
Parents of GCPS students with disabilities are invited to attend the next Balanced Lunch Bunch session— "Behavior Strategies to help Parents"— which will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 21, 9:30-11 a.m., by Kris Keeney, behavioral specialist for Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS).
Balanced Lunch Bunch (BLB) is a monthly learning series for families of children with disabilities, presented by the Gwinnett County Parent Mentors in collaboration with GCPS' Special Education Department coordinators.
Typically, BLB sessions are held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Building 200 at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center (ISC), located at 437 Old Peachtree Road, NW, in Suwanee. Parent Mentors are parents who work within GCPS' special education department, providing information and support to other families who have children served in special education. The mentors have first-hand knowledge of raising a child with special needs, as they each have a child who is served in GCPS.
RSVP for the BLB meeting by Feb. 20. Contact Parent Mentor Dawn Albanese by phone at (678) 301-7212 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership, go to www.parentmentors.org.