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AMS Yearbook! Only 16 left! First Come, First Serve! $32.40

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It’s time for the 8th grade dance!

It’s hard to believe that three short years ago these 8th graders were 6th graders. Now, all of the ‘senior’ activities are upon us and the kids are really looking forward to the dance. In order to provide them with a memorable night, we are asking for your help. Please consider donating any of the items listed below or if you prefer we will accept a monetary donation and do all of the shopping! We could also use volunteers to help with set up, clean up, and dance picture check-in. In order for us to have a better handle on the donations we are receiving, please sign up on our donation page at http://www.thevolunteerspace.com/vol.cfm?ID=1X1

Small bottles of water

Small canned drinks (variety)

Chinese chicken wings




Paper products (black or white)

Forks (black or white)

Fruit Trays

Veggie Trays

Cheese & Cracker Trays

Monetary Donations

Pre-Pay Pictures only

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May 29th is the deadline for 8th grade EOY activities.

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Free Tutoring and Homework Help Now Available for GCS Families

It’s now easier for Guilford County School students and parents to get the extra help they need when it comes to school work. Guilford Parent Academy recently announced two new, online resources parents and students can access for free any time of the day or night.

“We know that when parents are engaged in the educational process, students achieve at higher levels, have a greater chance of going to college and do better overall in school and in life,” says Lindsay Whitley, director of Guilford Parent Academy. “When we talk about parent engagement, we want it to count. We want to provide parents with practical and convenient ways that they can support the educational process at home.”

That’s the goal of Brainfuse Help Now and Brainfuse Adult Learners. Help Now offers students tutoring services, designed for a wide range of academic needs. Students can get help with classwork, extra help in difficult subjects or prepare for college preparatory tests including the SAT. These services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to accommodate any schedule.

Brainfuse Adult Learners is designed to help parents brush up on their skills to better help their kids at home, as well as prepare for the GED, job search tools, interview practice and much more.

These resources are funded through Race to the Top grants.

Families who do not have computers at home are encouraged to check out tablets through the district’s mobile checkout labs at all middle schools. Tablets are able to be checked out for 10 days, which will allow families to utilize and explore these new learning resources.

There are two easy ways to access these resources: 1) Go to gparesources.gcsnc.com to register for an account and/or sign in to access resources, or 2) Go to www.gcsnc.com; Click on Departments; Select Guilford Parent Academy; Select ‘Join Here’ to register for an account and/or sign in to access resources.

Please note: The latest version of Java is required to access the one-to-one tutoring. Click here to install the latest version. If you are using a GCS computer, or if you are unable to install Java, click here for our troubleshooting guide.

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This Week in the Lion's Den

June 10th Superhero Day

June 10th Aycock Beautification Day

June 10th NJHS Field Trip to Elon College

June 11th Fitness Day

June 11th Field Day

June 11th 8th grade outing to Celebration Station

June 12th Wacky/Tacky Day 8th grade - Dress to Success 6th & 7th grade

June 12th 6th &7th grade Awards Ceremony

June 12th 8th grade Dance

June 15th 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 9am

June 15 & 16th Early Release Days

June 16th Last Day of School