GCSS Community Update
Greene County School System News & Notes for the Community
STEM Highlight: CMS Students Build Hologram Projectors
In an exciting and creative STEM project, 7th graders at CMS recently created their very own hologram projectors. Ms. Tiffany Silas's class discussed Wakanda the week before Thanksgiving Break and the relation of holograms to scale factor. Students were then given the dimensions of the hologram projector that would work using an iPhone. Using Scale Factor and Dilation, they were able to create a hologram projector that would work with their Chromebooks.
“Ms. Silas's lesson was an excellent STEM lesson as students used the engineering design process to create a futuristic hologram scale model,” said GCSS STEM Coordinator Dr. Laurie Weaver. “This lesson was one of many ideas and strategies our teachers learned after attending a two-day STEM workshop at the acclaimed Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, GA. Teachers are looking forward to implementing more RCA strategies into their lessons and classrooms to challenge students and create a culture of love for learning.”
GCHS hosts Winter Wonderland at Greene College & Career Academy for pre-k and primary school students
GCHS DECA students shine at regional competition
Congratulations to Ruby Abarca-Sanchez (2nd in Principles of Marketing), Jai’lyn Amour (2nd in Retail Merchandising), Cinthya De Leon Escobar (4th in Principles of Hospitality & Tourism), Mariah Leslie (8th in Entrepreneurship), Aiden Turner (8th in Human Resource Management), Jayla Turner (1st in Themed Speech), and Ellie Webb (6th in Principles of Finance). All of the students who competed worked hard to prepare for their events.
Alumni Spotlight: Ivy Smith Ramage
A 2014 graduate of Greene County High School, Ivy Smith Ramage attended the University of North Georgia and The University of Georgia after graduation and majored in Public Relations. While in college, Ivy completed internships with the City of Greensboro's Downtown Development Authority and Dawson County Family Connection, and was also named a Yarbrough-Grady Fellow at UGA. Ivy now works for The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia as the Public Relations Coordinator. Her role includes working with the local community to represent The Classic Center, as well as working with magazines and media to advertise the different offerings that The Classic Center provides. Ivy recently helped her team coordinate the groundbreaking event for The Classic Center Arena which will open in 2024.
Ivy said, "Greene County Schools provided me with a wonderful experience and education. Having the opportunity to be involved with many organizations and cheering really gave me the confidence to get out there and pursue my dreams of working in the community and in communications. Greene County helped shaped me into the person that I am today. Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger!"
December Parent University Recap
GCCA receives grant funding from Georgia Power Foundation for Early Childhood Education Pathway
Through Workforce for Georgia funding, the Georgia Power Foundation seeks to invest in building or sustaining capacity at career academies and CTAE programs to better serve students and instructors and in program alignment of educational and training pathways to meet workforce needs of businesses in local communities. The Early Childhood Education pathway at the GCCA will help the Greene County School System to continue to develop homegrown talent and begin to help address the statewide teacher shortage.
Career Coach Spotlight: Chuck Rowland
Hobbies/Interests: I have run lots of 10K's and a marathon. My work took me to 86 countries and 43 states. My adult life has been much different from when I was a child, growing up poor on a farm near a small Southeastern Kentucky town, going to a one-room elementary school with no indoor restrooms, and being the only one in my family to go to high school.
Career: I had 11 jobs with 2 companies in my 40-year career, ranging from internal auditing to Managing Director of International Sales & Operations.
Note to students: Set goals, stay focused on those goals and do your best to succeed.
Note to parents: I feel so blessed to be able to share freely my experience with your children and help them figure out, and achieve, the careers they desire.
How YOU Can Get Involved
Volunteer - Reading Buddies (GCPS & CMS)
Help a 2nd grader at Greene County Primary School or a 4th grader at Carson Middle School by becoming a Reading Buddy! You can make a REAL difference with just 1 hour per week by sparking conversations, building relationships and social skills, and helping children foster a love of reading. Interested? Contact Beth Thomas at email@example.com or 706-347-0750.
Volunteer - After School Enrichment (CMS)
Donate - Wraparound Program (GCHS)
Upcoming Events & Important Dates
December 15, 2022
Board of Education Regular Monthly Meeting
The Greene County Board of Education will hold its October Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room located at 101 E. Third St. in Greensboro. To view Board of Education agendas and minutes, please click here.
December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023
These weeks are Winter Break for all students, faculty, and staff. All schools and the District Office will be closed.
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