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Gwinnett County Public Schools eNews

Oct. 31, 2007, Vol. 5, No. 4 
GCPS Seen & Heard

Falcons Fan Blitz Day   at Rockbridge Elementary

Falcons at Rockbridge Elementary
 
Football players with the Atlanta Falcons team visited Rockbridge Elementary
during Falcons Fan Blitz Day. Click here to read more about this fun activity.

"Our teachers and administrators are focused on helping each student achieve Gwinnett's rigorous and challenging Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum standards. Gwinnett students can be confident that by mastering Gwinnett's AKS, they will be prepared to meet and exceed the state's testing goals, and compete with the best and brightest students from around the world."

 
--Dr. Cindy Loe, associate superintendent for Teaching and Learning, discussing recognition by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement and the Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS).
 
Check out these links and stay current on GCPS news and events:
TOTY graphicWho will be Gwinnett's 2007-08 Teacher of the Year?
Check the GCPS web site on Friday, Nov. 2, to find out! The excitement is building for the six finalists  for 2007-08 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year. All 105 local Teachers of the Year will be honored at a banquet on Nov. 1, during which the winner will be announced. Click here to read about this year's finalists.
Schools earn statewide honors 
High achievement and strong academic gains put the state spotlight on several Gwinnett schools recently.
  • Click here for schools earning honors from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement.
  • Click here for two high schools honored for gains on the SAT college admissions test.
MapUpcoming deadlines for feedback opportunities 
  • Written feedback on GCPS' proposed attendance boundaries for new schools will be accepted through Nov. 1, with public meetings set for Nov. 13 and 15. Click here for details. 
  • Don't forget! There's still a little time to share your feedback on the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. Click here for more about sharing your input, through Nov. 9. 
  • Share your thoughts about public education in Georgia with State Board Member Jose Perez. The meeting is scheduled for Nov. 14 at Norcross High. Click here to read more.
Certified Teacher Job Fair set for Nov. 3 
Mark your calendar for the Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) Certified Teacher Job Fair, set for Saturday, Nov. 3, at Peachtree Ridge High. Click here for more information about the Job Fair and a list of current GCPS openings, and begin the online application process.
GCPS shares MRSA resources
Many parents and community members are understandably concerned about antibiotic-resistant infections that have recently received a lot of media attention. Click here for  resources provided by health officials about infection prevention and hygiene.
Green GCPS in classrooms and GCPS Green logooperations             Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is actively engaged in a number of "green" practices that protect the environment and raise conservation awareness. Click here to read about environmental education and here to read about green efforts in Facilities and Operations. The environment was one of several topics covered in the fall issue of Communiqué, GCPS' community newsletter. Click here for a PDF of the issue and here for more online resource links from Communiqué.