GCPS eNews

Summer 2010, Vol. 8, No. 1
GCPS Seen & Heard
GCPS TV team wins 
EMMY award

GCPS TV team members accept EMMY award
  GCPS TV's Greg Lahatte and Faraz Ahmed accept an EMMY award for "What is the School Effect?," a video created for the 2009 Area Board Meetings.  
"In difficult times like this, an organization can lose its focus and become less coherent. But I believe Gwinnett County Public Schools is in a better position than most to resist that tendency. Time and again, this school district and its people have proven we're up for whatever challenges we're presented. 
 --CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks, Gwinnett County Public Schools. View his entire Back-to-School message and the system's Back-to-School programming.
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GCPS goes 'Back to School'GCPS students begin the 2010-11 school year on Mon., Aug. 9 on Aug. 9    
GCPS' K-12 students begin the new school year on Monday, Aug. 9. Take a look at what's ahead for 2010-11:
  • Find the 2010-11 school calendar and starting and ending times online.  
  • Maxwell High School of Technology has received charter status.
  • The system will open eight new facilities in 2010.  
  • GCPS will welcome about 240 new teachers this year.
  • GCPS buses will test drive bus routes during the first week of August.
  • GCPS students topped state averages on the CRCTGCPS' CRCT results top the state
    The results of the 2009-10 administration of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) are in, and more GCPS test-takers met or exceeded the state standard than their peers statewide at all grade levels. In addition, Gwinnett students surpassed the state average for students performing at the highest level-- Level 3-- exceeding state standards.
    105 Gwinnett schools make AYP 
    Even as state standards rise, 89 percent of Gwinnett County's schools met the state's accountability goals. Of 118 Gwinnett's schools required to meet state standards, 105 schools made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the 2009-10 school year. Richards Middle and Meadowcreek High moved off the needs improvement list, having made AYP for two consecutive years. Read more about the system's results. 
    Learning can be fun in the summer sunLearning resources online
    It's not too late to reinforce what your child learned during the school year and to prepare for the coming year with back-to-school learning tips. Use these resources to polish your student's skills in reading, math, and science, or to support a student who struggles academically.
    Mentors make a difference... you can, too!
    GCPS' Community-Based Mentoring program connects caring adults with middle school students. Volunteers are welcome to contact their local school or Academic Support.
    Keeping up with GCPS 
    GCPS Honors and News- Check out the latest headlines about the Class of 2010, National Merit winners, Gwinnett's School Nutrition professionals, and more.  
    Gwinnett County Board of Education- Read the June and July summaries from the most recent Board of Education meetings.
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       Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, Chairman; Dr. Robert McClure, Vice Chairman;
    Carole Boyce; Louise Radloff;
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