Gwinnett County Public Schools eNews

March/April 2008, Vol. 5, No. 11 
GCPS Seen & Heard
    Maxwell High School of Technology students bowled over by Special Olympians
Special Olympian receives helping hand from Maxwell High student
A record-setting 74 Maxwell High School of Technology students volunteered with more than 300 GCPS elementary school students for the Bowling event of the Special Olympics. Click here to see more scenes of volunteer spirit.

"One reason Gwinnett schools are the envy of other systems is the high level of parental involvement found here. That being the case, I know you won't want to miss the opportunity to take part in one of the five upcoming Area Board Meetings. These meetings provide the perfect forum for community members to learn more about our schools, as well as future opportunities for our students and schools. As important, these meetings provide you with an opportunity to share your thoughts with your School Board members."

--Carole Boyce, Chairman of Gwinnett County Board of Education and District I Representative.
Check out these links and stay current on GCPS news and events:
You're invited... 2008 Area Board Meetings
The Gwinnett County Board of Education and CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks will be out in the community in April for Area Board Meetings. One meeting will be scheduled in each Board member's area. The first of five meetings will be held April 3 at Dacula High at 7 p.m. Click here for more information and the meeting schedule.
GCPS calendar notes 2008 Education in Gwinnett
  • Forecast for April: GCPS students and teachers will observe Spring Break April 7. Click here to read more.
  • Kindergarten registration is May 1 at local schools. Click here to learn more about what to bring for registration.
  • High School Summer School (face-to-face and online classes) registration also begins on May 1, and classes start in June. Click here to learn more. 
  • Caps, gowns, and bright futures ahead! The Class of 2008 graduation schedule is now available. Click here to view dates, times, and locations for the system's graduation ceremonies.
  • Prepare your student for testing in April 
    In April, students across the system will show what they know on grade-level testing as schools administer the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) and the High School Gateway tests. Click here for more information about GCPS assessments, here for tips on helping your student prepare for test days, and here for the GCPS testing calendar.

    Gwinnett students are achieving at high levelsSchool accountability reports available online
    Interested in learning more about your student's school and academic achievement? Take a look at the School Accountability Report for your student's school online! Click here, then click on your child's school to access a report (You'll find the report under "Related Links.").
    Let's celebrate our educators! Honors and applause
  • Click here to learn about a High Flying School, five GCPS educators recognized at the March Board meeting, the 2008 Gwinnett County Public Schools Library Media Specialist of the Year, top employees in transportation, and more.
  • Click here to read Communiqué Connection and view links about our students' discoveries in math and science.
  • Click here for weekly updates, honors, and events.
  • Looking for a way to be involved? 
    GCPS is asking parents, educators, and community members to consider serving on the GEMS Oversight Committee, which completes an annual review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. Community members serve four-year terms, and system educators serve two-year terms. Click here for more information.

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    2008 Gwinnett County Board of Education
    Carole Boyce, Chairman; Daniel D. Seckinger, Vice Chairman;
    Dr. Robert McClure; Dr. Mary Kay Murphy; and Louise Radloff. CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks