Gwinnett County Public Schools eNews

Aug. 2007, Vol.5, No.2 
GCPS Seen & Heard
Welcome aboard!
Brannan scholars
J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools, welcomes Gwinnett's newest teachers during New Teacher Orientation on Aug. 3. Click here to read insights from six teachers new to Gwinnett.

"We are amazed that children from all over the world are succeeding in such a creative, dynamic environment."

--Marta Zubek,
principal of St. Kostka Primary School in Poland, observing students at Riverside Elementary during her visit on Aug. 20.
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Board's beliefs, commitments are foundation for school improvement 
In 2007-08, GCPS enters the second year of a two-year program focused on improving the governance of public schools to make an impact on achievement. Click here for a message from J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent, with his insights about the Board's participation in the Reform Governance in Action (RGA) program, its impact on the system's success, and how it guides the Board's spirit of "continuous improvement."
ACT scores are on the rise in Gwinnett; SAT remains above state, nation Brannan scholars
Gwinnett's students made gains on ACT scores, posting a record-setting average composite score of 21.8 out of a possible 36. Gwinnett's composite score of 1524 on the SAT is 13 points above the national average and 52 points above the state. The ACT and SAT are tests used by colleges and universities to predict how well students will perform at the postsecondary level. Read about Gwinnett's results on the ACT and click here for more on the test and online test preparation for students. For more on SAT results, click here.
Little student bus ridersMeet me at the bus stop...
The school year is off and rolling, just like Gwinnett's 1,565 buses. GCPS transports more than 120,000 of the school system's 150,000-plus students to and from school daily during the school year! Click here to learn how GCPS' Transportation department makes safety and timeliness a priority, and partners with parents and community members to make the ride to and from school as smooth as possible.
School nutrition can help keep students fit... and it does!  Minor ES breakfast kid
Gwinnett's students are returning to healthy, nutritious meals served daily in the system's 106 cafeterias. Click here for an article from Ken Yant, director of GCPS' School Nutrition Program, on the important role the program plays in supporting student learning and building healthier communities.

©2007 Gwinnett County Public Schools. All rights reserved. 08/07

GCPS: 437 Old Peachtree Road, NW, Suwanee, GA 30024-2978 (678) 301-6000

2007 Gwinnett County Board of Education
Louise Radloff, Chairman; Carole Boyce, Vice Chairman;
Dr. Robert McClure; Dr. Mary Kay Murphy; and Daniel D. Seckinger,
CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks