Gwinnett County Public Schools eNews

Dec. 17, 2009, Vol. 7, No. 5 
GCPS Seen & Heard
Alcova Elementary 
 students share
holiday spirit  
 Alcova Elementary students strike a holiday pose
 On Veteran's Day,
students at Alcova Elementary pledged to send 50 treat-filled stockings to servicemen and women serving overseas. One month later, the students stuffed 176 stockings that will help brighten the holidays for those serving our country. 
Principal for a Day... 

"You gave me a new insight that further strengthened my resolve that Gwinnett County has a world-class educational system and that our schools are probably the most precious of jewels in Gwinnett County's crown."

-- Comment from a 2009 Principal for a Day participant. Click here for more information about the program, and scenes from around the county.
Check out these links and stay current on GCPS news and events:
Winter Break begins Dec. 21 Be There banner hanging in Discover Mills
Fri., Dec. 18 is the last day of classes before Winter Break. GCPS offices will reopen on Mon., Jan. 4. Schools will reopen for students on Tues., Jan. 5Click here for a holiday message from CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks, and click here for a reminder on school closing procedures as winter begins. Have a safe and happy holiday season! 
Meeting notes: Gwinnett County Board of Education
At the Dec. 10 Board meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Education took action on the following items:
  • The Board of Education named Kerensa Wing the principal of Lanier High, a new Gwinnett high school opening in August of 2010.
  • The Board of Education voted to officially change two school names adopted last spring. The new Shiloh Cluster elementary school, formerly called Snell Elementary, will be Anderson-Livsey Elementary and the new South Gwinnett Cluster middle school, formerly referred to as Midway Middle, will be Grace Snell Middle. Both schools open in August.
  • School boundaries were adopted for new schools opening in 2010. Click here to learn more.
  • Beginning in January, Board meetings will move to the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. All meetings are held in the Board Room at the Instructional Support Center in Suwanee.
  • Latest Communiqué is now available
    Read Communique for GCPS newsLearn about instructional technology in Gwinnett's classrooms, online support for students and families, tips for parents, and more. The print edition is available as a PDF file on the school system's web site, and Communiqué Connection provides expanded information and helpful resources accessible online. Click here to view the Communiqué archive.
    All are welcome to these upcoming eventsGCPS Calendar...
  • Gwinnett parents and students are invited to attend Grayson High's Technical Education Program open house on Jan. 14Click here to learn more.
  • The registration deadline for the 2010-11 freshman class of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) is Jan. 22.
  • Maxwell High School of Technology will host its open house on Jan. 28Click here for more information.  
  • Keeping up with GCPS
  • GCPS Honors and News - Click here for more on AP Scholars; a U.S. Senate Youth Program delegate; a top social studies teacher; International Media Festival awards; state One-Act Play honors; and more. 
  • Board news - Click here for the summary from the most recent Board of Education meeting.
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    2009 Gwinnett County Board of Education
     Daniel D. Seckinger, Chairman; Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, Vice Chairman;
    Carole Boyce; Dr. Robert McClure; and Louise Radloff. CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks