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Gwinnett County Public Schools eNews

Feb. 22, 2008, Vol. 5, No. 10 
GCPS Seen & Heard
GCPS celebrates its global flavor
2008 Education in Gwinnett
  
Berkeley Lake Elementary's learning community celebrated the global village during its recent International Night. Click here to see a few scenes from international celebrations around the county, and to meet an international visitor.

"Hooper Renwick means a lot to me. I went to school here from the 1st grade through the 12th grade. This is where I got my foundation, for me to go on to undergraduate school and graduate school."

--Viola Hutchins McCalla, Hooper Renwick graduate interviewed for GCPS TV at a recent reunion. Click here to learn more about Hooper Renwick's history.

 
Check out these links and stay current on GCPS news and events:
2008 Education in GwinnettGO Bond approved by citizens
Feb. 5 really was a super Tuesday for GCPS, with 73.5% of voters saying "yes" to bonds for school construction. Click here for more on the vote and Phase II building plans.
Onsite interviews taking placeTeacher job fair set for March 3 
GCPS is looking for a few great teachers-- about 1,700 to be exact. The Certified Teacher Employment Fair is an excellent opportunity to meet with school administrators. The fair is open to certified teachers and those seeking alternative certification. Click here for more on scheduling interviews and applying online.
GCPS Foundation Fund, Inc. logo...enhancing student achievement in GCPS
Recently, the Wachovia Foundation presented a $50,000 check to the GCPS Foundation Fund to help increase Advanced Placement opportunities for Gwinnett students. However, you don't have to be a corporation to support the Foundation. Click here to learn how to make a gift in support of education in Gwinnett. Click here to read more about the grant.

February is Technical Education Month! Technical education programs are available in all GCPS high schools, as well as middle school Connections classes. Two facilities have extended programs: Maxwell High School of Technology and the Grayson High School Technical Education Program.

  • Click here to read about the system's technical education curriculum. 
  • The state is looking for input from parents and educators on its statewide technical education plan. Click here to learn more about the plan's direction and goals.
  • Click here to learn more about Maxwell High School of Technology, and here for more on the Grayson High Technical Education Program. The Grayson program is accepting Phase II applications for school year 2008-09 until all spots are filled. Click here for details. 
  • Click here to learn about a 2008 National Program of Excellence in technical education and engineering.
  • GCPS' top technical education students and educators will be named at a banquet later this month.
  • GCPS kudos...

  • Click here to learn about top cultural educators, a citizenship award, music excellence, counseling honors, spelling and reading success, and more.
  • Click here for weekly updates, honors, and events.
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