Gwinnett County Public Schools eNews

Mar. 31, 2010, Vol. 7, No. 7 
GCPS Seen & Heard
Happy 25th Birthday,
 Brookwood Elementary!
Brookwood Elementary students celebrate the school's 25th anniversary
Students and staff at Brookwood Elementary enjoyed a spirited 25th birthday celebration for the school on March 25, 2010. Former principals Hal Beaver and Maxine Rithmire joined staff. students, and Principal Karen Head for the festivities. 
"We know that you expect us to manage well through this difficult economic time so that we are prepared for the better days that are sure to come. That is precisely what the Gwinnett County Board of Education and I, along with the entire workforce of Gwinnett County Public Schools,
are intent on doing."
 J. Alvin Wilbanks,
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Five Area Board Meetings will be held in April 2010Plan to attend an Area Board Meeting in April
In April, the Gwinnett County Board of Education will go on the road, as it does each year, meeting once in each Board member's district. The meetings are a time for the School Board to share information with the public and for citizens to discuss education topics with their elected officials. They are also an opportunity to hear CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks' 2010 address on the state of the school district, focusing on the development of the district's strategic priorities and current budget challenges. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the meetings will begin at 7 p.m. in the host school's theater.
Meet principals named for 2010-11   
Each new school year brings a group of new principals to Gwinnett schools, filling leadership spots opened by retirements, transfers, and new school openings. 
Gwinnett's Sports Hall of Fame launched    
Nominate your favorite Gwinnett athlete or coach for the newly established Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame by April 18
The Hall of Fame's first induction ceremony is set for Sun., June 6, during a Gwinnett Braves game at Coolray Field.
Critical needs job fair set for April 24     
Peachtree Ridge High will host the GCPS Critical Needs Certified Teacher Job Fair on Sat., April 24, between 8 a.m. and noon. If you are a certified teacher in these critical areas-- special education, mathematics, or science-- complete your online application and request an invitation to the fair.
Time flies... and so do the daysTake note of these dates...  
  • Fri., April 2 is a holiday for students and some staff, leading into Spring Break, which is set for April 5-9. All GCPS offices will be closed for a Spring Holiday on Fri., April 9.
  • Gwinnett students will take state and local tests in April. Check out the upcoming testing dates and a few tips and helpful hints to prepare your student.  
  • Kindergarten registration is May 6 at local schools. Families of rising kindergarteners can learn more on the system's web site about what to bring for registration and what to expect in Kindergarten. 
  • The Class of 2010 graduates in May. The graduation schedule includes dates, times, and locations of ceremonies for Gwinnett's 18 high schools.
  • Keeping up with GCPS 
    GCPS Honors and News- Check out the latest headlines including state award-winning employees in foreign language, fine arts, social work, and special education, plus the county's top media specialist and transportation employees.  
    Board news- Read the summary from the most recent Board of Education meeting. The next scheduled monthly meeting is on Thurs., April 15 at 7 p.m. in the ISC's Board Room.

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