GCPS eNews

Aug. 25, 2010, Vol. 8, No. 2
GCPS Seen & Heard
Lady Broncos celebrate #22
Former team members surround Amanda Riley's retired jersey 
Brookwood High teamed up with the Atlanta Dream to share some Bronco pride and retire #22. The Aug. 19 event honored Amanda Riley, a member of Brookwood's Lady Broncos basketball team who lost her battle with cancer in April. Amanda's #22 jersey was retired during a special ceremony. 
"Is it the school that makes the community or the community that makes the school? It really is a total blending of both because an excellent school is just such a vibrant force for the entire community."
 --Board Member Carole Boyce during the Board's tour of Burnette Elementary and Lanier High, two of Gwinnett's new schools.
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GCPS students topped state averages on the ACTHS test results top state averages
  • Student performance on the 2010 ACT Assessment continues to show steady improvement as more students take the ACT. Last year's test-takers posted an average composite score of 22.3 out of a possible 36, a new record for the system and well above the state and national averages.
  • Gwinnett junior surpassed state averages on all subtests of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests by 3 to 9 percentage points. Check out these web resources on the GHSGT.
  • As students prepare for fall testing, take a look at the 2010-11 testing calendars for elementary, middle, and high school levels. 
  • Watermelon is SNP's featured fruit for AugustSNP introduces Farm-to-School initiative
    Gwinnett's award-winning School Nutrition Program (SNP) is partnering with local farmers to provide fresh, Georgia produce as part of healthy and nutritious meals in Gwinnett cafeterias. Learn more about the system's nutrition programs online.
    Get the 2010-11 flu vaccine and be ready for flu seasonPrepare for an unpredictable flu season
    The flu can be unpredictable. That's why health officials suggest getting the 2010-11 flu vaccine once it becomes available this fall. Health precautions like covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands, and staying home when ill can help prevent the spread of germs and keep kids healthy.  
    The tournament will benefit student workshops, college visits, etc.Mentoring program tees up for First Annual Golf Tournament
    The GCPS Foundation Fund, Inc., invites all golfers to support the First Annual Golf Tournament to benefit GCPS' Community-Based Mentoring Program on Oct. 11 at Château Élan Golf Club. Find information about tournament registration and sponsorship opportunities online.
    Take note of these dates...Time flies... and so do the days   
  • All GCPS schools and offices are closed for the Labor Day holiday on Mon., Sept. 6.  
  • School dedications for Ferguson Elementary and Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology are set for Sept. 19 at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively.
  • Keeping up with GCPS 
    GCPS Honors and News- Check out the latest headlines about the 14 GCPS high schools among Newsweek's best in the nation, 11 Georgia Scholars, a nationally recognized middle school, a finalist for National Online Teacher of the Year, and more.  
    Gwinnett County Board of Education- Read the summary of the August Board of Education meeting.

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