Summerour Blue Devil Blast
Volume 2, Issue 13 - October 14, 2022
Dr. Looney's Message
First week back from Fall Break! We made it.
Now is the time to persevere. It's only a short time to Thanksgiving, then to Winter Break. Now is the time to make sure that we are keeping our grades UP: where want them to be at the end of the first semester. Don't wait to pull the grades up later.
Keep persevering. I promise you will see the fruits of your labor. Think about the big picture and where we are going. We have an amazing team of folks who are doing incredible work with teaching and learning. Encourage your child to take advantage of their expertise and care.
- October 15 - JLC @ Dacula MS
- October 17 - Strong Families for Life
- October 19 - Early Release/Parent Conferences
- October 20 - Early Release
- October 21- 22 - District 13 Honors Chorus
- October 23 - 29 - Red Ribbon Week
- October 25 - Math Night
- October 27 - Picture Day
- October 27 - Junior Thespian Induction
- November 4 - Progress Reports Go Home
- November 5 - All-State Chorus Auditions
- November 5 - JLC @ Shiloh MS
- November 5 - Orchestra GMEA (Solo & Ensemble)
- November 18 - Career Day
8th Grade PSAT is Coming!
All 8th grade students will be taking the PSAT on Tuesday, October 25. Students need to ensure they receive a good night's sleep and eat breakfast so that they can do their best on the assessment.
Resources to help you and your student prepare for the PSAT
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Stacy James, PSAT Testing Coordinator, or your student's homeroom teacher.
We look forward to a successful PSAT administration!
Picture Day : October 27
All GCPS students, K-12 are invited to come explore their futures.
October 15, 2022
9 am - 1 pm
Discovery High School
1335 Old Norcross Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
All K-12 GCPS Students and their families
Paul Duke CyberPatriot, Georgia National Guard, Gwinnett Technical College, Encompass DIgital Media, FDA, "Rock, Paper, Scissors", Mimaki USA, Gwinnett County Government, GA FCCLA, Games for Change, Let's Get Personal, CS in ES
One Chip Challenge: Please Be Aware
There is another "One Chip Challenge" going around. We would like to strongly encourage you to keep your child away from this social challenge. It is an expensive, and unhealthy challenge. Children (and adults) are encouraged to spend an inordinate amount of money on a single chip which is extremely spicy. Some hospitalizations have been reported around this challenge.
Special Education Teachers Make A Difference!
Girls Basketball Tryouts
Grades 7, 8, & Gear Up
Athletic Participation form
(see Mr. Kloser if you need an insurance or physical form)
Bring athletic participation form & current physical to Coach Kloser or Coach Wilson before tryouts
10/17 & 10/18
(Monday & Tuesday)
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Red Ribbon Week
October 23 - 31
IB Learner Profile, October: Balanced
Balanced learners understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
OUR IB students are active participants in a wide range of aspects of school life, as well as focusing on their academic development.
Have You Tried the Apps?
Parents can use this if they have a Parent Portal account. It's an app that makes it much easier to quickly access the portal and navigate student grades, absences, etc...
We strongly encourage you to use this if you have a portal account. If you don't have a portal account, come to the school and set one up.
If you are using either of these apps, but it quit working last month, you may need to uninstall/reinstall. There was a major update last month that requires this.
GCPS Calendar Options 2023-2024
We are still seeking your valuable input and feedback on the calendar options for the 2023-24 school year.
We value your feedback on the calendar options provided for the 2023-24 school year. Thank you in advance for taking the time to review these options and share your thoughts with us.
Our Parent Center is located on our first floor, so it's easy to get to. Come check in at the front office, then use the Parent Center to volunteer, check-out resources, and get engaged!