Gwinnett County Public Schools eNews

July 2007, Vol. 5 
GCPS Seen & Heard
Brannan Scholarships Awarded
Brannan scholars

Joseph and Dottie Shafer, pictured center,
 congratulate the first six GCPS seniors to receive Brannan Scholarships, awarded through the Shafers' endowment to the GCPS Foundation Fund.


"We are Gwinnett County Public Schools. . . where a staunch commitment to student learning connects all we've done and achieved in the past with what we intend to do and achieve in the future."

--J. Alvin Wilbanks,
CEO/Superintendent, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Check out these links and stay current on GCPS news and events:
92 Gwinnett schools make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) 
Gwinnett's 2006-07 AYP results, an indicator of student achievement under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), spotlight the school system's efforts to focus on teaching and learning and its impact on student achievement.
Cap and diploma 
Class of 2007: Bright future ahead
GCPS congratulated more than 8,000 graduates from its 16 high schools in May and summer graduation exercises. Read some impressive statistics about these bright students, and inspiring words from this year's valedictorians. Also, college-bound students and their parents should be in the know on the state's changes to eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship Program.

Welcome back! School starts August 13! Brannan scholarsTeachers head back to the classroom in the coming weeks to prepare for their students and the first day of school... August 13. Check out other key dates on the 2007-08 calendar.

  • Here are tips for being active in your child's education.
  • No crystal ball needed! Preview the 2008-09 and 2009-10 calendars.
New schools, new leaders on board Lovin
Back-to-school time brings new places and new faces to the school system. Among the additions to the GCPS family are
three brand-new elementary schools and a replacement facility for Oakland Meadow School. Two new charter schools also open this fall, Gwinnett School of Mathematics Science, and Technology and New Life Academy of ExcellenceClick here to meet our new principals. Curious about what the building program holds for the future? Learn about 12 new schools opening in 2008 and 2009.
Want to join the GCPS team?
With growth and staff retirements, GCPS will hire some 1,500 new teachers for the new school year, along with 500 support staff, including drivers and school nutrition staff. While most spots are filled, if you're interested in employment with GCPS, apply online today.

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

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