Films by Lanier HS and Brookwood HS filmmakers (including some 2018 graduates) have been selected for the 2018 All American High School Film Festival!
Parents of students receiving special education services in Gwinnett are invited to attend a back-to-school session on Tuesday, Aug. 21, part of the Gwinnett County Parent Mentors Present” series. Parent Mentors Jackie McNair and Dawn Albanese will share their insights on “Starting the New School Year on a Positive Note,” with a focus on Communicating with Teachers, Supporting Children at Home to Improve Educational Outcomes, Homework Strategies, Establishing Daily Routines, and Organizing Your Documents.
This monthly learning series is designed for families of children with disabilities, and presented by the Gwinnett County Parent Mentors in collaboration with GCPS' Special Education Department staff and community leaders and organizations. Typically, the 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 both have a child who has been served or is being served in GCPS.
To RSVP for the meeting by Aug. 20, contact Ms. Albanese by phone at (678) 301-7212 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership, go to www.parentmentors.org.
In this gallery, look for a few first-morning poses from both students and teachers as well as students diving right into another great year of learning!
Nine GCPS schools will have a new leader at the helm this school year:
Mary Taylor, Suwanee ES
Jeremy Reily, Bay Creek MS
Dr. Kimberly Birds, Creekland MS
Kimberly Bussey, Dacula MS
Todd Marschke, Pinckneyville MS
Marci Sledge, Discovery HS
Dr. Jonathon Wetherington, Paul Duke STEM HS
Dr. Donna M. Bishop, GIVE Center West
Kim Mankin, Northbrook Center
We know that, August 6, the first day of school, was circled on your calendar. Do you have other important GCPS dates handy as well? The 2018-19 Student Calendar is as close as your computer or web-enabled device.
NOW HIRING! Attend our Bus Driver Recruitment Fair on Sat., Aug. 11, 8 a.m. to Noon, at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center (Café 437 in Bldg. 200). We’re looking for school bus drivers to “drive success” in Gwinnett County Public Schools!
Our bus drivers are the first and last GCPS staff members to connect with nearly 130,000 Gwinnett students every day. Our Transportation Department consistently delivers reliable, safe, and efficient service for the students of Gwinnett County Public Schools.
Gwinnett 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 have a good driving record and a high school diploma or GED. Apply for posting #56860 at GCPSjobs.org. For more information, call 678-225-7670.
2 unique high school options are available this year.
Every new year brings exciting changes and new and expanding programs. Here are just a few highlights for the coming year…
For 2018-19, we’ve made additional improvements in school safety and our efforts to communicate with our families.
There’s nothing quite like the first day of school! This morning, Gwinnett families sent more than 180,000 students to school for the first day of the 2018-19 school year. Our teachers, administrators, and other support staff are excited to get this new year underway! We’re all looking forward to the promise we see in our students and their future. Here’s to another great year for Gwinnett County Public Schools!
Celebrate the first day with us!
Summer is the best time to get ready, get set, and get registered for students who are new to Gwinnett or changing schools due to a move!
522 veteran educators and support staff members marked their retirement from Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS).
Gwinnett high school students have just a few more days to register for summer classes. Registration is open for online classes and for face-to-face summer classes available at three locations. June 3 is the deadline to register for online summer classes through Gwinnett Online Campus (GOC). The face-to-face summer program is conducting online registration through June 4, with in-person registration for face-to-face classes set for June 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Discovery HS. Online, learn more about summer options for high school students, including rising 9th graders.
We believe in the Promise of Gwinnett and we see that promise in the Class of 2018!
GCPS will host a Special Education Teacher Job Fair on Wednesday, May 30.
This summer, students in the Meadowcreek and Norcross clusters will be able to "choose their own adventure" and those adventures will be arriving every week on a converted school bus!
On April 30, the Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2018.
So, here's your chance to brag on some of Gwinnett's awesome educators! Again this year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is sponsoring its community recognition program to make sure the “best of the best” in the classroom get the recognition they deserve.
Selection of the winners of the AJC Celebrating Teachers Awards will be based on how nominees went above and beyond to educate, inspire, and encourage students during the 2017-18 school year.
Students can nominate their own teacher. Parents can nominate their child's teacher. Or, you can nominate an incredible co-worker or a friend who is amazing, in and out of the classroom. Just make sure to submit your nomination by the May 27 deadline. Be prepared to share how your nominee inspires and encourages students, helping to prepare the next generation for college, career, and life.
Ten honorees will be selected from among the nominations by a panel of academic leaders representing Georgia’s local universities and professional education standards, specialize in a variety of fields. Winners will be honored at a special event hosted by the AJC.