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Oct. 20, 2008, Vol. 6, No. 3 
GCPS Seen & Heard
Atlanta Falcons bring their Hometown Huddle
to Lilburn Elementary
Lawyer Milloy shows a throwing stance to a Lilburn Elementary student 
Lilburn Elementary students were treated to a Hometown Huddle with Atlanta Falcons players on Oct. 7. Player #36, Lawyer Milloy, takes a moment to show a Lilburn Elementary student the best throwing stance. Click here to view a slideshow of photos captured by Josh D. Weiss, photographer for the Gwinnett Daily Post.

"This year we collected food for the food drive, beautified J.E. Richards Middle School with plants and benches, and received supplies to help our needy families. These opportunities have given us the chance to support our parents and the learning community."

--Saxon Rucks Cronin, parent involvement coordinator at J.E. Richards Middle School. Click here to learn more about GCPS' contributions to this year's Gwinnett Great Days of Service.
 
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New leaders named for three schools 
2008 Education in Gwinnett
 Click here for more on recent leadership appointments for Lovin Elementary, South Gwinnett High, and Susan Stripling Elementary.

2008-09 TOTY graphicSix educators are named finalists for GCPS' top teacher
Six teachers have been selected as finalists for the 2009 GCPS Teacher of the Year (TOTY) honor from among 20 semifinalists and 112 local TOTYs. GCPS extends congratulations to Jodi Sanchez of Bethesda Elementary, Sue Tavernier of Mulberry Elementary, Aimée Burgamy of Trickum Middle, Ken Leach of Collins Hill High, Mike Reilly of North Gwinnett High, and Todd Shultz of Phoenix High. Gwinnett's top teacher will be announced at a banquet on Nov. 6. Click here to learn more about the finalists, here for news on semifinalists, and here for a list of local school TOTYs.

Community input needed on curriculum materials and AKS  With the right tools, our students are ready to learn
Materials used in the classroom are invaluable tools that support student achievement. Parents, staff, and community members are invited to review and provide input on proposed curriculum materials for grades K-12 Health and Physical Education, grades 10-12 Mathematics, and grades 9-12 Reading Intervention. All materials will be available for review at the Instructional Support Center (ISC). Click here for directions to the ISC. The instructional materials review run through Oct. 31. Citizens also may give input on the system's Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum through Nov. 9. Click here for more on the materials review and here for AKS review details.
Check out the great opportunities with GCPS!Certified Teacher Job Fair set for Nov. 1
Mark your calendar for the GCPS Certified Teacher Job Fair, set for Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Gwinnett Center. Click here for more information about the Job Fair and access to current GCPS openings.
Every vote makes a differenceReminder: Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 4
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 4, for Election Day. Many school locations are used as polling places.  Click here to view the 2008-09 calendar for other important school days, and here to view the 2009-10 calendar.
Upcoming dates and GCPS news
  • GCPS Honors - Click here for more on top art educators, 22 "Georgia Title I Distinguished Schools," nine Georgia Department of Education "Distinguished Achievement" schools, one of "America's Healthiest Schools," and more.
  • GCPS News - Click here to see the latest press releases and updates from around the system, including a college fair at Meadowcreek High, Adequate Yearly Progress results, a royal invitation from Queen Elizabeth II, and more.
  • Board news - Click here to learn more from the most recent Board of Education meeting held Oct. 9.
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