Gwinnett County Public Schools eNews

Aug. 6, 2008, Vol. 6, No. 1 
GCPS Seen & Heard
Learning the rules at school
Shhhh... Kinder Campers at work  
During the summer, some of GCPS' new kindergartners got a sneak peek at Big School. Click here to see more scenes from Kinder Camp.

"The community has embraced us. They've been very supportive. The parents understand that this
is an awesome opportunity for
their child."

--Tarsha Chambers, principal of Rosebud Elementary, on the community's reaction to the new school. Click here for the GCPS TV "Back 2 School" video special (running time: 14 min.).
Check out these links and stay current on GCPS news and events:
GCPS to welcome students on Aug. 112008 Education in Gwinnett
GCPS will welcome students to the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 11. What's new in Gwinnett for this school year?
  • Click here to learn more about our schools, new facilities, new leaders, transportation, healthy meals, technology upgrades, and more.
  • Click here to view the 2008-09 calendar.
  • Click here for a video message from CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks to GCPS employees (running time: 3 min. 33 sec.).
  • New to Gwinnett? Click here for important information about the system and school registration for newcomers.
99 Gwinnett schools make 
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
High-quality teaching, a strong curriculum, and a commitment to teaching and learning are making a difference for Gwinnett County schoolchildren. The state's accountability goals were met by 94% of Gwinnett County schools, under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law. More schools are anticipated to make AYP based on summer results. Click here to learn more.
GCPS among "Best Places to Work" in metro Atlanta 
Gwinnett County Public Schools is a great place to learn and work. GCPS is the only school system to be featured on Atlanta magazine's list of Atlanta's top employers in its annual survey, ranking 14 on the list. Click here to read the press release.
2008 Education in GwinnettKeeping up with GCPS
  • GCPS Honors - Click here for more on award-winning counselors, the system's top scholars, rising leaders, high-performing principals, 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, including school nutrition program gains, student and staff national achievements, and effective Board governance.
  • 2008 Education in Gwinnett
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