Gwinnett County Public Schools eNews

Feb. 23, 2009, Vol. 6, No. 7 
GCPS Seen & Heard
"Classroom to Career" brings the future into focus
at Science and Engineering Fair
   Brian Sterner of Adopt-A-Stream speaks with a student participant

More than 270 students from 11 high schools participated in the 2009 Annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair, held Feb. 6 at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. More than 80 companies supported the event as career fair participants, judges, speakers, and sponsors. Click here to see more scenes from the event. 

"Our nation has raised the call for the next generation of scientists and we want GCPS to be the solution to this increasing demand. By providing students access to the work that is done in the science and engineering fields, it is our hope that they will be able to see themselves on the other side of the lab bench in the coming years."

--Mary Elizabeth Davis, Director of Science, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Check out these links and stay current on GCPS news and events:
Q&A on IE2 available online
As Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) enters into its IE2 Partnership Contract with the state, learn more about the contract and how schools will develop improvement plans when you click here.
Submit new school names by Feb. 25 
The process to name seven new Gwinnett schools is winding down. The new schools are scheduled to open in 2010 and 2011. School naming committees are developing a list of recommended names to submit to the Superintendent. The deadline for individuals and organizations to submit potential names for the new schools is Feb. 25. Click here to learn more about how to get involved in the process.
New high schools unveil mascotsGCPS welcomes Archer and Mountain View High Schools
Make way for the Mountain View High Bears and the Archer High Tigers! The county's newest high schools have adopted school colors and mascots. Both schools will open in August 2009. Click here to learn more about the schools, meet their new principals, and visit their web sites. Click here for a list of the system's other new schools opening in 2009.
Gwinnett BOE appoints new leaders 
New school openings in 2009-10 and retirements mean that you'll also see new faces among Gwinnett's leaders. Click here for recent leadership appointments.
Shhh... student preparing for successStudents get ready for spring tests
Gwinnett students at each level will take state and local tests in March and April. Click here for more information about upcoming assessments and the testing calendar and here and here for test day tips.

Mark your calendar for these dates...Take down these dates...

  • The system's Certified Teacher Employment Fair will take place on Sat., Feb. 28 at the Gwinnett Center. Click here for more details about obtaining an interview appointment and click here to complete an online application.
  • Take note that Fri., March 13 will be observed as a student holiday or a snow make-up day.
  • This year's Transition Fair for students with disabilities will be held Sat., March 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Peachtree Ridge High. Click here for more information.
Keeping up with GCPS
  • GCPS News and Honors - Click here for more on Academic Bowl winners, a Georgia Arts in Education Leader, Gwinnett's top counseling professionals, state-honored GCPS student artists, award-winning Science Fair projects, and the latest news releases and updates from around the system.
  • Board News - Click here for a summary of the most recent Board of Education meeting, including the call for student mentors, an IE2 update, and more.
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