You’re invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new GCPS Book Mobile!
Vulcan Materials Company will host its 2nd annual Vulcan Materials Quarry Crusher Run on May 6 at its Norcross location.
In the IT Girls Club at Berkeley Lake ES, 4th and 5th grade girls have the opportunity to learn more about STEM-related careers
Simulation of an automobile extrication gave Maxwell HS of Technology students a chance to see a possible future career in action.
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.
A series of Monday evening read-alouds will help stock home libraries for students at Gwin Oaks ES.
GCPS TV was there as students, staff, and administrators of years gone by joined current school communities for special anniversaries at Harris ES and Norton ES.
American Education Week brought 138 community leaders, including business people and elected officials, into local schools to serve as “Principal for a Day.”
One recent Friday evening found students from Coleman Middle School and Duluth Middle School turning up the STEAM for the Duluth community.
The GaDOE has posted an online survey to get the public's feedback on the state's proposed plans under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
For one Oakland Meadow School student who gets around in a wheelchair, this may have been the best-ever Halloween, thanks to the efforts of a group of Central Gwinnett HS students and staff and the Magic Wheelchair non-profit.
Don't forget that you can vote daily (once from every email address you use) in the Farmers Insurance $100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge. And, of course, we hope you'll vote for i-BLAZE, an innovative after-school intervention program for students at Brookwood ES and Meadowcreek ES. Check out the proposal by Dr. Sharon Smith and cast your vote every day through Oct. 31. (Each time, you'll be asked to verify your vote via an email link. If you don't, it doesn't count, so please take this extra step.) Six Dream Big winners will be named in December, earning $100,000 each.
Parents, community members, and GCPS staff members can give their feedback on proposed changes and additions to the district's Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. This review is addressing AKS for Social Studies (K-12), Science (K-12), American Sign Language, a few Language Arts courses, and a Mathematics course. Review the proposed AKS online and offer your feedback through an online survey. Feedback will be accepted through Oct. 13. Changes in the AKS will be considered at the GEMS Oversight Committee meeting on Nov. 3. The committee will make recommendations to CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks for adoption by the School Board.
Almost 30,000 Gwinnett middle schoolers will get a glimpse of their future during a hands-on experience at the Junior Achievement (JA) Discovery Center at Gwinnett in 2016-17.
Sept. 23 is the deadline to register as a golfer or sponsor for the 7th annual golf tournament to benefit GCPS’ Community-Based Mentoring Program. For more information about the Oct. 10 tournament or the mentoring program, check out the Mentoring Program web page, email the program’s director, James Rayford, or call 770-277-4485.
GCPS’ Community-Based Mentoring program pairs caring adults with middle school boys whose attendance and behavior are having an adverse impact on their grades and classroom performance.
Once again, mentors and community leaders are hitting the links at the Château Élan Golf Club to benefit GCPS’ Community-Based Mentoring Program. The 6th annual golf tournament is set for Oct. 12. The GCPS Foundation Fund is still looking for golfers and sponsors at all levels for the event so pass the word. The deadline to enter is Oct. 2. Find registration on the GCPS Foundation website. For more information about the tournament or the mentoring program, check out the Mentoring Program web page, e-mail the program’s director, James Rayford at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 770-277-4485.
The new Norcross Cluster elementary school opening for the 2016–17 school year needs a name and you can help! Based on input from community members, a school naming committee will develop a list of recommended names to submit to the superintendent. Following the district’s policy for naming new facilities, the committee gives consideration to individuals (last name only) who have made a significant social contribution, names of communities served by the school, roads, landmarks, and geographical locations in the proximity of the school. Submit suggestions by the Sept. 8 deadline. The School Board is expected to make a decision at its Sept. 17 meeting.