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Gwinnett County Public Schools eNews

Nov. 30, 2007, Vol. 5, No. 5 
GCPS Seen & Heard

Principal for a Day
 at Knight Elementary

Rob Mottola at Knight Elementary
 
Rob Mottola of WeathersDesign.com  looks in on a reading lesson with Knight Elementary students. Click here for more on the 2007 Principal for a Day program.

"The more resources we can garner as a community to aid our schools in helping every child succeed, the more we all advance... Our schools represent a vital bridge between working families and the larger community."

 
--Laura Best-Moore, Centurion Foods, sharing her insights as a Principal for a Day participant.
 
Check out these links and stay current on GCPS news and events:
Bond New school construction in progressreferendum set for Feb. 5 ballot
The Gwinnett County Board of Education approved a resolution calling for voters to consider a General Obligation Bond referendum question on the Feb. 5, 2008, ballot, when Georgia goes to the polls for its Presidential Preference Primary. Click here to read a Q&A about the General Obligation Bond referendum, and review the funding phases of The Plan, which addresses Gwinnett County Public Schools' classroom and technology needs through 2014.
Board adopts legislative priorities for 2008 session
In December, the Board of Education will meet with Gwinnett lawmakers to share concerns about issues that have an impact on system funding and operations. Click here to read about the 2008 legislative priorities presented at the November Board meeting, and click here for a roster of Gwinnett Delegation members.
MapRedistricting
update: New maps available Dec. 5
Final recommendations on the systemwide boundaries will be available for public review on Dec. 5, and the Board of Education will vote on the recommendations on Dec. 13. Click here to read more about the Fall 2007 redistricting process and check the GCPS web site on Dec. 5 for the revised maps.

Upcoming events of note...

  • Grayson High School will host an Open House for its Technical Education Program on Jan. 17, 2008. Click here to learn more. 
  • Registration for Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) is now open for rising 9th graders for 2008-09. The deadline is Feb. 1, 2008. Click here to visit the GSMST web site and download the application packet.
GCPS health and wellness resourcesGrayson High nurse with student
Cold and flu season has arrived, and staying healthy during the winter months is a priority for parents, students, and GCPS staff. Click here to view the GCPS Health and Wellness page, which features resources about infection prevention and helpful tipsheets for parents.