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.
Each year, the Gwinnett County Public Schools recognizes a school media specialist whose service has resulted in an exemplary media program. Does your student love visits to the media center? Have your participated in fun and engaging literacy activities at your child's school? If you know an innovative and enthusiastic media specialist who plans collaboratively, promotes literacy, and integrates technology, please nominate him or her for GCPS Media Specialist of the Year. Email nominations by Friday, Jan. 27, to Cindy Weaver (Cindy_Weaver@gwinnett.k12.ga.us) in Media Services and Technology Training.
The deadline to register for Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) for next school year is Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. The registration lottery will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 30 at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center. The school will accept 375 students for its 2017-18 freshman class.
Revisit the Sounds of the Season with holiday performances of music, dance, and drama from around Gwinnett County. GCPS TV made stops at Duncan Creek ES, Riverside ES, Collins Hill HS, Parson ES, Jones MS, Grayson HS, Brookwood HS, Crew MS, Five Forks MS, Sugar Hill ES, Cooper ES, Sweetwater MS, Peachtree Ridge HS, Lanier HS, Kanoheda ES, Mill Creek HS, Suwanee ES, Burnette ES, Roberts ES, and North Gwinnett MS.
Branch Out!— a partnership between GCPS and the county library system— is available for all GCPS students. With Branch Out!, a student's school ID doubles as a library card, giving access to the county's extensive collection of digital and print resources for students who opt into the program. Even better, overdue library fines are a thing of the past for Branch Out participants. Students who registered for Branch Out! at the beginning of the school year already have access, but it's not too late to take advantage of the program. Just fill out the online registration form and return it to your student's school. To access library resources, participating students need their GCPS ID number and a PIN (preset for birth month and day as MMDD). Students may change their PIN anytime via the GCPL website or by calling or visiting any library branch.
Visit the GCPS website regularly to discover the Promise in our young people. Throughout the year, watch for photo profiles of students and staff, Promise videos, special messages, and more as we focus on promising students, promises made, and promises kept! Click on the icon to the right to learn more about the Promise of Gwinnett!