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.
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.
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.
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.
Full-time students who will be in grades 4-12 next year can register for Gwinnett Online Campus (GOC) during the month of February on a first-come, first-served basis. An informational meeting is set for Feb. 28, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
The registration process is not complete until all required documents are presented to the school office. The school registrar is available Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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!