LMS Weekly Reminder

Upcoming Task and Dates to Remember for this Week.

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This Week - September 15-19

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Evaulation Update- IMPORTANT

PDP in Home Base: It has been reported that the PDP in Home Base does not contain cells for Standards or Elements on which the PDP will focus. The vendor is working to add these to the PDP in the system. Until then, Standards and Elements may be noted in the Goals and/or Activities/Action cells of the PDP
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Destiny Homerooms

Since we have passed the 10th day of school your Homeroom classes should be correct. If they are not correct, please CLICK HERE to let me know. We are working with Tech services and student information to get these corrected.
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YA'll Fest

Ok – Its time to do the REAL planning for Ya’ll Fest – the awesome Charleston, SC young adult book festival happening on Fri. Nov 6 and Sat Nov 7.

Check out the website http://yallfest.org

Look at the schedule as there are lots of things going on

The event is FREE – but there are 3 events that cost $7 each,

  • 1. opening keynote with James Dasher and Sarah Zarr
  • 2. closing keynote with Sarah Dessen and Ally Condie
  • 3. YA Smackdown – with lots of authors generally making fools of themselves for our benefit!

Contact Betsy Crone for more information.

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GCS Reads 20 - Make it Count

In October, GCS will announce the first GCS Reads 20 Schools of the Month. To be eligible, your students must read an average of 400 minutes per month (20 minutes a day for 20 days). Winners will receive media coverage and a banner to display at your school. Those 20 minutes count, so make sure to count them!

  • Remember to calculate your schools monthly goal (400 x # of students= Monthly Goal)
  • Please determine how you will kick this off in the fall and collect minutes at your school next year to make it efficient for you.
  • Plan to collect minutes from the summer and submit them when students return in the fall.
  • The GCS Reads 20 Flyer can be found on our Resources Page in both English and Spanish.


Thanks again for all of your hard work and effort to promote reading to your students.

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NCSLMA Registration

NCSLMA 2014 Annual Conference

October 9 - 11, 2014

Extreme Makeover: Evolving Libraries Edition

Benton Convention Center

Winston-Salem, NC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Instructional Technology and Innovation Department UPDATE

Please remember to share information about Discovery Ed and the Instructional Technology department trainings with your staff. There are wonderful resources that every grade level and department should be taking advantage of.

  • Click here for a full list of the UPDATED classes and more details.

Pam and Sabrina have created blogs to offer you an interface to ask questions and find out information about different forms of technology. Please check them out.

This month in the Instructional Technology and Innovation Department.

REMEMBER: Please share this information with your staff.

CLICK HERE to access their September newsletter.

IMPORTANT INFO about Discovery Ed

It is important to note the web address that is needed to access Discovery Education has changed it is now https://gcsnc.discoveryeducation.com and teachers and students can log in using their GCS log in credentials.


Students should use the following login format:

  • Username: student ID
  • Password: birthdate(mmddyyyy)

For more information please refer to the email sent yesterday from Rashad Slade. If there are login issues, please contact Pam James by email at jamesp3@gcsnc.com or by phone at 336-279-4929.


CLICK HERE to find log in information and instructions for teachers, subs, and students.

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Get Text Message Reminders of all Due Dates and Events

If you would like to get text message reminders of Media Services events or deadlines, please follow text @mediaspe to (469)209-4439
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Have a wonderful week!

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