News You Can Use
October 17, 2022
HONORS & RECOGNITIONS
GCPS goes the extra mile to support students and families
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is committed to supporting the needs of students and families, and that commitment shows up in various ways at the local school level. Students, teachers, and members of the community are working together to stock and operate food pantries and provide free transportation services for meetings and events at school. Sydney Bailey, a Clinic worker at Winn Holt Elementary School, exemplifies that dedication to students and their families. She started a “Care Closet” at Winn Holt to help her students. Ms. Bailey and Winn Holt Elementary Principal, Ellyce Cone worked with local community organizations to stock the pantry with food and personal hygiene items, among other things. For information on how you can support students and families, or take advantage of the services, contact your local school.
RECENT EVENTS & CELEBRATIONS
GCPS celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with ORGULLO
Between September 15 and October 15, our GCPS community celebrated Hispanic families and students with great pride. Schools hosted all kinds of activities to engage and celebrate their students and families through dance, food, music, art, education and community engagement. To see images and videos of the numerous celebrations, click here.
Winn Holt Elementary School offers Adult Literacy Classes
Winn Holt Elementary School will be offering adult literacy classes for native Spanish speakers beginning October 20. Help us reach native Spanish speakers in our community that cannot read or write. Please contact Yudelkis Nivar-Brito, Parent Outreach Liaison, at 678-376-8629/ Yudelkis.email@example.com. Classes will begin October 20, and will be offered on selective Tuesdays, Wednesday or Thursdays. Space is limited.
Berkmar students attend Youth Film Summit
Berkmar Film & Digital Arts Academy students attended the Youth Film Summit held by the Georgia Latino International Film Festival in the school's new Alison Crossman Performing Arts Center. During the event students viewed festival entries and learned from industry members including: director Victor Pena Leon; actress/writer Nicole Ortiz; actress/writer/director Yennifer Behrens; and actor on stage and screen Antonio Jaramillo.
Mark your calendars for the Paraprofessional Job Fair!
Join us on Tuesday, November 8, from 9-10 a.m. or 2-3 p.m.! GCPS is hosts its Paraprofessional Job Fair. Click here for more information.
GCPS Hosts STEM Teacher Fair at Seckinger HS on December 6, from 3-6 pm!
On Tuesday, December 6, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., GCPS is hosting a STEM Teacher Fair at Seckinger High School. GCPS is looking for middle and high school Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers, and is offering hiring incentives to qualified candidates. Click here for more information.
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 November 4!
- Keep Connected with news from GCPS TV… the next episode airs October 28!
- 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.)