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September 19, 2022
B98.5's Tad, Drex and Kara Morning Show Read to Stripling Elementary Students
Stripling Elementary was one of the schools selected by the Tad, Drex, and Kara Morning Show from the B98.5 Atlanta radio station to host the "Read to 1K" program. Their goal was to read to 1,000 students in-person. Stripling's 2nd graders enjoyed an interactive read aloud of "We Don't Eat Our Classmates" by Ryan Higgens and "The Wonky Donkey" by Craig Smith. Stripling received a shout-out on the B98.5 morning show the following day recognizing the great experience the morning show hosts had while visiting the school and the hard work of the Stripling Elementary teachers and staff.
Peachtree Elementary Hosts Annual Career on Wheels
A Back-to-School Dance for Life
Fall Fun at Phoenix High School
Congratulations Recipients of the 2022 Gas South Teacher Grant
Richards Middle School Media Specialist, Grisel McDuffie, is one of the recipients of a Gas South Teacher Grant. The grant, in the amount of $2,224, will be used for Mrs. McDuffie’s project, "Retro Richards" which will provide new resources and upgrades to the school’s media center. Gas South representative Robbie Nash presented the "big check" to Mrs. McDuffie, Richards Middle Principal Mark McCain, and Cluster Superintendent Dr. Terry Watlington.
Congratulations to all 2022 Gas South Teacher Grant Recipients:
Partee Elementary School – The STEAM Creation Station & Entrepreneur Exp
Alcova Elementary School – Chickens in the Garden
Bethesda Elementary School – Bethesda Curriculum Integration Garden
Richards Middle School – Retro Richards
Radloff Middle School – Sustainable Food Systems
Radloff Middle School – Lights, Camera, Action!
Discovery High School – STEM Lab
Baggett Elementary Teams Up to Implement A Social Emotional Learning & Wellness Program
Baggett Elementary School and Free the Mind Co. have teamed up to create and implement a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Wellness program based on the book, "Freeing Freddie, the Dreamweaver". The book written by Brent Feinberg, is designed to help children overcome their fears and access their dreams. Baggett Elementary’s program, which uses the book’s title, is aligned to Collaborative for Academic Social & Emotional Learning (CASEL) standards, and uses the captivating story to help students:
- Recognize, embrace and normalize their emotions
- Be more self-aware
- Improve self-management
- Enhance social awareness
- Identify and release fear/anxiety
- Feel the power of gratitude, compassion, empathy, and forgiveness
- Connect to the larger world
- Bring their dreams to life
CASEL is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to help make evidence-based SEL an integral part of education from preschool through high school.
Parent-Teacher Night Success at Nesbit Elementary School
In Case You Missed It...
- Connected (September 9)
- Board Meeting and Board Work Session (September 15)
- GCPS Links (September 16)
- News Releases
- Student Calendars
And much more at www.gcpsk12.org!
Check out These Focus Moments from GCPS TV…
Thanks to a grant from Food Well Alliance and assistance from Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful, STEM students at Lovin Elementary School are cutting down on food waste and learning about healthy soil through the Compost Connectors program in this new Focus Moment from GCPS TV!
- In case you missed it, check out how the entire Mason Elementary School student body participates in its first Great Georgia Pollinator Census count!
Looking Ahead in GCPS...
- The next regular Board meeting is October 20 at 7 p.m. (Online, find links to sign up for the public comment sections of the meeting.)
- Watch for the next episode of Coffee with Calvin on October 7!
- Keep Connected with news from GCPS TV… the next episode airs Sept. 23!
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