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October 3, 2022
HONORS & RECOGNITIONS
McClure Health Science High School student chosen for six-week program at Princeton University
McClure Health Science High School senior, Estefania de Santiago, was chosen from 1,300 applicants for the prestigious Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) program at Princeton University. De Santiago had the opportunity to spend six weeks with 100 other young high achievers on the Princeton campus this past summer. The program selects students that stand out academically and in their community involvement.
“This year, LEDA had one of the most talented applicant pools we have ever seen,” said Ilana Goldman, LEDA’s Interim Executive Director. “Given how the pandemic impacted the educational process, we were thrilled to see applicants of every background stepping up to reach their goals.”
During their stay, scholars develop leadership skills, prepare for college, and build a strong, long-lasting community. Please Click Here For more information on the program
RECENT EVENTS & CELEBRATIONS
Fall Family Carnival at Hopkins Elementary School
The carnival featured vendors, a community garage sale, bouncy houses, and carnival games for the families and students.
Meadowcreek Elementary School celebrates Career Day
Third graders at Meadowcreek Elementary School had a career day where community members shared their careers with students studying economics in their social studies class. Presenters in the media center shared the resources, education, and time needed to start their careers and businesses in the Norcross community. This event was an excellent way for students to see and learn more about the entrepreneurs they have been studying and all the hard work and risks involved with becoming successful business owners. There were diverse jobs and career paths represented at the event such as landscaper, event coordinator, roofer, billing analyst, nurse, student physician assistant, and respiratory therapist.
Sweetwater Middle School offering parents free English classes
Sweetwater Middle School has partnered with CPACS (The Center for Pan Asian Community Services) on Mondays and Wednesdays to provide English classes for parents of students who attend Sweetwater Middle School. The course, led by Eric Fischer from CPACS, is designed to help parents develop the skills needed to be career-ready, and to function successfully in their community. Dr. June Harris, Sweetwater Middle School's Parent-Instructional Support Coordinator (PIC), assists the diverse group of 20 parents with phonemic awareness.
Explore Your Future with Career and Technical Education event
On Saturday, October 15, at Discovery High School, Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) Academies and Career and Technical Education (CTE) department will host a community-wide, K-12 career and education exploration experience from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, which is open to all GCPS families, will provide attendees with rich encounters and hands-on experiences to explore CTE course offerings, local employers and career paths from all of the CTE career clusters, and Career and Technical Student organizations such as DECA, FIRST Robotics, HOSA, FBLA, and more. Industry partners from health care, information technology, manufacturing, construction, trades, the arts, and film will be represented! Students and families can learn more about the event and RSVP by visiting: https://sites.google.com/g.gcpsk12.org/explore-your-future/home
If you have questions or would like to get more involved, please contact Brooke Shultis in the Academies and CTE office (email@example.com; 678-301-7050).
Coleman Middle Hosts first Community Showcase
The students, faculty, and staff at Coleman Middle School are excited to host their first community showcase of the 2022-23 school year. Support and input from the greater learning community is an integral part of "The Coleman Experience" for students. Each grade level will host a showcase and the dates and times are listed below.
8th Grade: Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10-11 a.m.
Driving Question: How can we design sustainable transportation to move people and goods safely in Georgia? Location: 8th grade hallway and classrooms
7th Grade: Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 9:45-10:45 a.m . Driving Question: How can we ensure that the Duluth Public Library has enough water for its landscaping? Location: 7th grade hallway and classrooms
6th Grade: Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Driving Question: How can we design and maintain a garden that supports the Duluth community?
Location: Coleman Middle School outdoor gardens (side of school facing Dreamland BBQ)
GCPS offers free Play 2 Learn program for children ages birth to 5
Play 2 Learn (P2L) is a free program available at all elementary schools in GCPS for children ages birth to 5, and their parents or caregivers that encourages learning through play. Many GCPS schools hosting Play 2 Learn, like Ferguson Elementary School, have doubled their enrollment this year, and if they are full, applicants can ask to be placed on a waiting list. Parents are invited into the P2L classroom to become fully engaged in their child's learning with the direction and support of professional staff. Click here to learn more about the program.
Coat Drive: Help us keep our community warm
Peachtree Ridge High School's PTA is hosting a Fall Coat Drive. Coats will be collected between October 1 and October 15 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In Case You Missed It...
- Board Meeting and Board Work Session (September 15)
- GCPS Links (September 16)
- Connected (September 23)
- News Releases
- Student Calendars
And much more at www.gcpsk12.org!
Check out These Focus Moments from GCPS TV…
The Superintendent's Business Leadership Council takes a field trip to GSMST and Maxwell High School of Technology to learn about Career and Technical Education.
- In case you missed it, check out how STEM students at Lovin Elementary School are cutting down on food waste and learning about healthy soil through the Compost Connectors program.
Looking Ahead in GCPS...
- Watch for the next episode of Coffee with Calvin on October 7!
- Keep Connected with news from GCPS TV… the next episode airs October 14!
- 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.)
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