Mentors and community leaders are hitting the links at Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course in Buford to benefit GCPS’ Community-Based Mentoring Program. The 9th Annual Golf Tournament is set for Oct. 8 (a student holiday). Registration is open for both golfers and sponsors at all levels so pass the word. The deadline to enter is Sept. 28. The money raised will go toward college scholarships, resources, enrichment activities, and background-building experiences for students in the mentoring program. For more information about the tournament or the mentoring program, check out the Mentoring Program web page or call 770-682-8086.
Are you 65 years of age or older and a resident of Gwinnett County? We’ve got your ticket to Gwinnett County Public Schools fine arts and athletic events. And, it’s free! You can use your Senior Pass to enter any GCPS-sponsored athletic or fine arts event— from football games and track meets to school plays, recitals, and concerts. (The passes are not valid for region or state competitions.) Find upcoming events on school websites. Call 678-301-7274 with questions. Learn more about the Senior Pass in this GCPS TV video.
Community members from across the career spectrum are needed for “show and tell” interviews and activities at the upcoming Career Connections event, set for Oct. 16. The event supports college- and career-readiness for the district’s College and Career Academy 8th graders. Prospective exhibitors can find information about the event and a sign-up form online. To learn more, contact Billy Sayers in the Office of Academies and Career and Technical Education at 678-301-7050, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.