Gwinnett County Public Schools eNews

Sept. 9, 2008, Vol. 6, No. 2 
GCPS Seen & Heard
Atlanta Falcons visit
Mill Creek High
Falcon fan receives autograph 
Birds of a feather flocked together for thrilling NFL action at Mill Creek High's stadium on Aug. 1. The Falcons' offense-defense scrimmage drew a near-capacity crowd. Click here to see more scenes from the gridiron and here for the GCPS Athletics and Extracurricular Activities page to check schedules for your favorite high school teams.

"We value the support we receive from parents, community members, the Chamber of Commerce, area clergy, and others... and we work hard
to earn it."

--J. Alvin Wilbanks,
CEO/Superintendent, Gwinnett County Public Schools, in a community message airing on GCPS TV this month.

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2008 Education in Gwinnett
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GCPS students... full of potential and promiseGwinnett ACT and SAT scores top state, national averages 
Gwinnett's students posted average ACT and SAT scores above the state and national averages. In fact, two GCPS high schools' scores were among the top 25 schools in Georgia. Both the ACT and SAT are used by colleges and universities to predict how well students will perform at the postsecondary level. Click here to learn more about the Class of 2008's performance on the ACT and click here to read about their SAT results.
Welcome to the new school yearWelcome new students and new principals!
Since the start of the 2008-09 school year, GCPS has seen the addition of 5,254 new students, bringing current student enrollment to 157,638. For 2008-09, a number of schools have new principals as well, the result of retirements and transfers. Click here to meet new principals for 2008-09. 

2008 Education in GwinnettSuccessful teachers reflect on first year 
With a year of enriching experiences in hand, several of the system's first-year teachers from 2007-08 shared their insights on their first year in a Gwinnett classroom. Click here to read about their experiences, their supportive learning communities, and words of advice.

GCPS to enhance
driver's education program
  2008 Education in Gwinnett
Thanks to a $126,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, students in Gwinnett's driver's education program will have access to new tools for the road. The system will purchase driving simulators for each of the driving programs offered through GCPS' community schools. Click here to learn more about the grant and here to check out fall/winter community school classes.
Senior Passes available for
GCPS athletic events
Interested in cheering for your favorite student athletes this year? Gwinnett County residents age 65 and older are eligible for Senior Passes! The passes allow free access to many GCPS athletic events. (State and regional championship events and tournaments are excluded.) For more information about obtaining a Senior Pass, please call (678) 301-7274 for more information and click here for access to all 2008-09 Fall Sports schedules.
GCPS is making headlines...
GCPS Honors - Click here for more on award-winning leaders, high-performing principals, GCPS' Naval Honors School, and more.
GCPS News - Click here to see the latest press releases and updates from around the system.
Board news - Click here to learn more from the most recent Board of Education meeting.

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2008 Gwinnett County Board of Education
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