Guilford County Schools

712 North Eugene Street
336-370-8100

About Us:
GCS is the third largest school district in North Carolina serving more than 71,000 students. The second largest employer in a 12-county area, GCS' more than 10,000 full- and part-time employees enthusiastically share the district's mission, which is; GCS will graduate responsible citizens prepared to succeed in higher education or the career of their choice.

Of the district's 119 schools located in both urban and rural areas, 68 are elementary, serving grades K through 5, and in some instances, Pre-K through 5. To the relief of working parents, after-school care is offered at many elementary schools throughout the county.

The district also boasts 21 middle schools, 25 high schools, two special education schools (Gateway and McIver special education centers), two SCALE sites, which provide an alternative to long-term suspensions and Saturn Academy, which offers high school students a flexible schedule to complete graduation requirements. In addition, the district now has the High School Ahead Academy and the GCS Newcomers School.

GCS offers parents and students a wide range of educational choices that are not usually found in public school systems. Among the districts many school choices include the following:

-Eighteen magnet schools offering regular comprehensive curricula plus specialized themes or studies such as: communications, cultural arts, math/science, foreign language, two year-round schools, two extended-year schools and two Montessori schools

-High school options, including seven Early/Middle College high schools located on local college campuses that offer students an alternative to the traditional high school setting

-Other high school options include the district's Early College Academy schools/programs, which offer students the opportunity to gain college credit while in their senior year of a traditional high school and a chance to qualify for a three-year scholarship upon graduation

-GCS has four International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, an award-winning tech prep program and Weaver Academy, an advanced academics, performing arts and vocational technical school



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Thursday, April 12, 2018
A little confusing, if you're being hired, you go behind the building to a back lower entrance.

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I've enjoy working as a cook. The children are why I love what I do.

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Upcoming Events at Guilford County Schools

Break with a Book Check Point Featuring Dr. Kimberly Johnson

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Rankin Elementary School
Greensboro, NC
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Recent News

Board of Education Calendar of Events: July 16 - 22, 2018

Tuesday, July 174 p.m.    Board of Education Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro) 4 p.m. – closed session for student reassignment hearings; 6 p.m. – Board of Education meeting Upcoming Meetings & Even…

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Parents, Teachers Invited to Exceptional Children’s Institute

Greensboro, N.C. – Educators, leaders, community members and parents will come together next week with one goal – to better support students with disabilities.The Exceptional Children’s Summer Institute will take place July 17-19 on…

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Learning Continues at Freedom School

Greensboro, NC – Harambee, the official motto of Kenya, means “let’s pull together” in Khiswahili.That is how each day of Freedom School begins at Hairston Middle. All of the students pull together to celebrate another day of …

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Students Get Academic Training at All-Star Camp

Greensboro, N.C – They haven’t yet started high school, but about 160 rising freshmen are gearing up for advanced placement courses and ACT test preparations at GCS’ Academic All-Star Camp. The camp, which began this week, runs thr…

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GCS Summer Arts Institute Offers Variety of Programs

Theatre, music and visual art camps will run through AugustGreensboro, N.C. – In the first week of the Summer Arts Institute, children actually cried at the end of the day because they didn’t want to go home.And that is music to Nathan St…

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Guilford County Schools District Leaders Recognized with NAACP Awards

Superintendent, science supervisor and Middle College N.C. A&T graduate honored for serviceGreensboro, N.C. -- Three GCS leaders received awards for their service to the community at the NAACP’s 53rd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on June 30.S…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: July 9 - 15, 2018

Upcoming Meetings and EventsTuesday, July 17    4 p.m.    Board of Education Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)4 p.m. – closed session for student reassignment hearings; 6 p.m. – Board of Edu…

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District Releases 2018 Open House Schedule

Greensboro, N.C. – Shortly before students return to class on August 27, parents and families will have the chance to meet their child’s teacher and learn more about the year to come. Guilford County Schools announced its 2018 open house …

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Student Reassignment, Transportation Requests Due by July 2, 2018

Parents may apply for transfer for a variety of reasonsGreensboro, N.C. -- The application period for Guilford County Schools student reassignment and transportation requests for the 2018-19 school year ends at 5 p.m., Monday July 2.Parents may reque…

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Teacher Assistant Named GCS Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C. – All special needs teacher assistants are dedicated to their students, but Raphael Brown is in a class by himself.One of his students at Christine Greene Education Center was taken to the hospital, and when the student’s…

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GCS Board of Education Happenings from July 2 - 8, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018:8:30 a.m. -- High Point Central High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (801 Ferndale Blvd., High Point)Wednesday, July 4 – Friday, July 6, 2018: GCS closed.Upcoming Meeting & Events:Tuesday, July 17, 2018:4 p.m. --…

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GCS Students Get to Try New Fruits and Vegetables Through Federal Grant

Federal Program Puts Fresh Fruit, Vegetables in 30 GCS SchoolsElementary students in North Carolina have benefited from the program since 2004Greensboro, N.C. -- Students at Montlieu Elementary have learned that dragon fruit originates from a cactus,…

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GCS Superintendent Joins Network of State and District Education Leaders

Sharon L. Contreras, Ph.D., is one of four new Chiefs for Change membersGreensboro, N.C. – The district’s superintendent will join a diverse, bipartisan network of state and district Chiefs dedicated to supporting policies that prioritize…

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Public Invited to Comment on Parental Involvement Policy

The district is reviewing and updating all of its policiesGreensboro, N.C. – School board members were presented with a proposal for a new policy regarding parental involvement in schools.The policy acknowledges the importance of parental invol…

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GCS Approves New Policies

The district is reviewing and updating all of its policiesGreensboro, N.C. – Five new policies were approved by the Board of Education Thursday.Four of the policies were presented on May 22 by the board’s policy committee, then were made …

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Board Elects Wes Cashwell to Serve as Vice Chair

Greensboro, N.C. – In preparation for board chairman Alan Duncan’s exit from the board on June 30, board members chose Wes Cashwell to become vice chair, effective July 1. Current vice chair Deena Hayes will automatically become chair.Cas…

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GCS Board of Education Happenings from June 25 - July 1, 2018

Tuesday, July 3    8:30 a.m.- High Point Central High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (801 Ferndale Blvd., High Point)Wednesday, July 4 – Friday, July 6Central offices closed.Thursday, July 122:30 p.m.- Policy Committee Mee…

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Alan Duncan to Resign from GCS Board of Education

Long-time chairman has taken new role with State Board of EducationGreensboro, N.C. -- After 18 years, 90,000 graduates and countless hours of service to Guilford County Schools, Board Chairman Alan W. Duncan is resigning his position as board member…

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Board Approves Title I Allotments for 2018-19

All schools with at least 40 percent poverty rate will receive fundsGreensboro, N.C. – At its meeting Thursday, the Board of Education determined how it will distribute Title I funds for the upcoming school year. Title I funds are federal funds…

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GCS Revises Teacher Transfer Process

Effort is to keep high-performing teachers in schools that need them mostGreensboro, N.C. – GCS is already working to attract high-performing teachers to lower-performing schools, through the Opportunity Culture and teacher incentive initiative…

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GCS Board of Education Recognized for Kennedy Center Award

Prestigious honor from National School Boards Association comes with $10,000 prizeGreensboro, N.C. – June 21, 2018 Night  Superintendent Sharon Contreras joined Nathan Street, director of fine arts, in celebrating board members for their c…

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Athletic Facilities to Bear Names of Popular Coaches

Greensboro, N.C – To Alonzo Turner and his peers, Coach DePaul Mittman is known as “The Goat,” or “the greatest of all time.”“Coach Mittman is the kind of man who millennials like myself aspire to be,” Turner…

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District Names New Chiefs, Principals, Executive Directors

Principals appointed to five GCS schools for upcoming school yearGreensboro, N.C. – As the 2017-18 school and fiscal year comes to a close, Guilford County Schools is rapidly filling positions for 2018-19. Tonight, the district named five new a…

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School Leaders Come Together to Support Families

Guilford County, N.C. – During the first full week of summer break, teachers, principals and parent leaders from the district’s Title I schools were back in the classroom Monday and Tuesday to discuss family engagement and how it can impa…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: June 18-24, 2018

Monday, June 18GCS begins 10-hour/4-day schedule.Thursday, June 214 p.m.    Board of Education Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)4:00 – closed session for student reassignment hearings; 6:00 – Board of Educ…

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Erin Gruwell, Inspiration of Freedom Writers, to Speak with School Leaders

What: Her inspiring story captivated millions after being made into a major motion picture, “Freedom Writers.” On Tuesday, Erin Gruwell is visiting Guilford County Schools (GCS), meeting with principals, teachers and parent leaders from t…

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Students and Families to Attend Community Events to Share Progress on Summer Reading

Break with a Book check-ins start June 18Guilford County, NC – As Guilford County Schools (GCS) students explore their summer books, they can begin showing off their reading passports and earn prizes starting on June 18 at High Point Public Lib…

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Class of 2018 Earns Record-Setting Amount in Scholarships and Grants

The total offered to seniors is $177,973,215Greensboro, N.C. -- This year’s graduating senior class was offered more money in scholarships and grants than any other class in GCS history.Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras announced Tuesday that …

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GCS Implements Standard School Supply List

Greensboro, N.C. – As this school year comes to a close, preparations for the upcoming year are already underway including finding ways to use resources more effectively and to maintain consistency in classrooms. One of the new initiatives fo…

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GCS Graduations Continue Through Week of June 11, 2018

Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, Weaver Academy and Twilight seniors will graduate MondayGreensboro, N.C. -- Some of the district’s most creative students are set to kick-off next week’s spate of graduations.Weaver Academy will advance 5…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: June 11 - 17, 2018

Monday, June 112 p.m.Graduation: Weaver Academy (N.C. A&T Harrison Auditorium)4 p.m.    Graduation: Twilight High School (N.C. A&T Harrison Auditorium)6:30 p.m.    Graduation: Penn-Griffin School for the Arts (GT…

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GCS Adds Four New Sites to Summer Feeding Program

Breakfast and lunch will be served at 29 schools across the countyGreensboro, N.C. -- The addition of four new summer feeding sites will ensure that more GCS students can receive meals when they’re out of school.The district’s summer feed…

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Reedy Fork Custodian Named GCS Employee of the Month

Youzar Howard surprised to hear name called at board meetingGreensboro, N.C. -- Youzar Howard thought he was coming to the Guilford County Board of Education to support a recognition for his school, Reedy Fork Elementary. To his surprise, the lead cu…

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Two Assistant Principals Named as New Principals

Chelsea Smith, Susan Steen will lead Bessemer, NorthwoodGreensboro, N.C. – Bessemer Elementary and Northwood Elementary have new principals for the upcoming school year, Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras announced Tuesday night. Chelsea Smith …

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Board Approves Literacy Training for District Teachers

The measure is tied to strategic plan goals to improve literacy and increase growth Greensboro, N.C. – In its meeting Tuesday, the Guilford County Board of Education approved two contracts that would provide more professional learning and job-e…

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Non-Traditional Calendars Approved for 2018-19

Calendars remain unchanged from May 10 meetingGreensboro, N.C. – Following a 20-day period of public comment, the Guilford County Board of Education has approved calendars for the 15 schools that do not follow the district’s Traditional A…

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This Week in GCS: Graduations, Break with a Book and Spring Fling

Tuesday, June 5Board of Education Meeting, 6 p.m. (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro) – The Guilford County Board of Education meets. The agenda can be found here. Israeli Youth Musical Revue, 1 p.m. (Archer Elementary, 2610 Four Seaso…

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GCS Board of Education Happenings for June 4 - 10, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018:8:30 a.m. -- High Point Central High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Cafeteria, 801 Ferndale Blvd., High Point)4:30 p.m. -- Board of Education Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)4:30 – Closed Session…

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GCS Program Promotes Service-Learning as a Core Value

Greensboro, N.C. – Victoria Epps has volunteered at The Arc of High Point since her sophomore year at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts. Epps, who graduates from the school on June 11, will earn two diplomas that evening. In addition to her hig…

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GCS Students Can Win Prizes for Summer Reading

Greensboro, N.C – Just 30 minutes a day for 30 days. Or 150 minutes a day in 6 days. Or even 900 minutes all at once – that’s 15 hours straight. It doesn’t matter how students choose to divide up their 900 minutes of reading,…

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GCS to Hold Parent Meetings June 6, 2018

What: Guilford County Schools will hold three parent meetings this week to discuss plans for the tornado-impacted schools for the upcoming school year.When: The Peeler Elementary meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, at Power House …

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This Week in GCS: Gradfest, Sandy Hook Training for Parents and Literacy Festival

Tuesday, May 29EOG Pep Rally, 1-2:30 p.m. (Fairview Elementary, 608 Fairview St., High Point) – Each grade level performs an EOG cheer, a disc jockey will play music and Kona Ice will serve cones.Sandy Hook Promise, “Know the Signs”…

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Final Graduation of the Week Features Small Class, Big Accomplishments

The Middle College at Bennett advanced 15 graduatesGreensboro, N.C. – One of the district’s smallest senior classes graduated Friday.The 15 graduates of the Middle College at Bennett College stood for the last time as students in Annie Me…

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GCS Board of Education Happenings from May 28 - June 3, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018:Memorial Day – schools and offices closedTuesday, May 29, 2018:5:30 p.m. -- Board of Education Work Session (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro); Rescheduled from May 31.Thursday, May 31, 2018:2:30 p.m. -- Legislativ…

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More Than 250 Graduates Advance in Second Day of Ceremonies

Five GCS schools held graduations throughout ThursdayGreensboro, N.C. -- The high school graduates who crossed the stage Thursday celebrated their achievements with the expected pomp and circumstance.But for some, the journeys to that stage were frau…

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GCS Rallies Students Around Break with a Book Summer Reading Campaign

GCS launches program with pep rally; distributes six books to K-5 students in Title I schoolsGuilford County, NC -- On May 22nd, Guilford County Schools (GCS) celebrated the launch of Break with a Book, the new literacy initiative helping students av…

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First of GCS 2018 Graduates Finish with Diplomas and College Credits

First five schools held ceremonies Wednesday for Class of 2018Greensboro, N.C. – Yahira Robinson now has her high school diploma – and so much more.The Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro senior who graduated Wednesday is also on track to e…

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New Principals Named for Northwest Middle, Southwest Middle

Greensboro, N.C. – At tonight’s meeting, the Board of Education approved two principal appointments recommended by the superintendent. Ashley Young will become principal at Northwest Middle, and Arlisa Armond will lead Southwest Middle. B…

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Board Approves Online Platform to Support Exceptional Children

Greensboro, N.C. – GCS teachers who serve children with identified disabilities will have a new resource to help them achieve their goals. The Board of Education approved a contract with Goalbook Toolkit, a web-based resource that allows teache…

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Two Schools to Teach in Multiple Languages Next Year

Greensboro, N.C. – In an effort to lower achievement gaps and increase overall academic proficiency, two elementary schools will pilot a program next year to teach in multiple languages. Hunter Elementary and Allen Jay Elementary will begin to …

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Proposals Made to Name Athletic Facilities Honoring Respected Coaches

Greensboro, N.C. – While Western High Coach Mickie Tuttle was known as an outstanding role model for other women, she garnered just as much respect from her male counterparts. Coach DePaul Mittman was also a popular history teacher, track and …

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Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Board Policies

Greensboro, N.C. – GCS is working with the North Carolina School Boards Association to review and update all of its policies. Four new policies were presented Tuesday by the board’s policy committee. The board will vote on them after a 3…

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Guilford County Schools Begins its Graduation Season

The first round of ceremonies are scheduled Wednesday, May 23, 2018Greensboro, N.C. -- As GCS seniors begin to prepare for their upcoming graduations, many of them will earn more than their high school diplomas. The 2018 graduation season begins this…

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This Week in GCS: Graduations, Duct Tape a Teacher and Unity Day

The district’s first round of graduations begin this week. See the GCS graduation page online for stories and information. A separate release about graduations held Wednesday, May 23, Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25 is forthcoming.Wednesday…

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STEM Early College at N.C. A and T Receives National Recognition

Greensboro, N.C. – The small graduating class at the STEM Early College at N.C. A&T has proven it doesn’t take a lot of people to make a huge difference.The class of 50 seniors have contributed nearly 15,000 service hours over the cou…

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GCS Board of Education Happenings from May 21 - 27, 2018

Board of Education Calendar of Events from May 21 – 27, 2018Tuesday, May 22, 2018:6 p.m. -- Board of Education Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Wednesday, May 23, 2018:9 a.m. -- Graduation: The Kearns Academy at High Point Cen…

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GCS Superintendent to Kick-Off Break with a Book at Kirkman Park

WHAT: GCS Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras, Ph.D., will kick-off a new literacy campaign aimed at narrowing the achievement gap and avoiding the summer slide. The Break with a Book campaign will allow every K-5 student attending GCS Title I schools…

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GCS Announces Break with a Book to Increase Literacy and Avoid Summer Slide

Guilford County, NC -- As summer vacation draws near, Guilford County Schools (GCS) wants to remind students that reading is a fun and relaxing way to spend some of that free time and a way to avoid the summer learning loss, also referred to as the &…

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GPA Teams Up with Hayes-Taylor YMCA for Project F.I.T.

Greensboro, NC -- Parents, are you looking for fun and free family activities? Join Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) and the Hayes-Taylor YMCA for Project F.I.T. The final two sessions of the three-part series are coming up May 19 and June 23.Project F.…

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Three GCS Seventh-Graders Earn Top ACT/SAT Scores

Greensboro, N.C. – Most seventh-graders aren’t even considering the ACT or SAT exams until high school.But three GCS seventh-graders recently received Grand Recognition from the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) for thei…

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Southern Elementary, Brown Summit Middle Host Author Max Brallier

Schools were named GCS Reads 30 Schools of the MonthGreensboro, N.C. -- GCS students are closing the year strong in reading. Students read more than 13 million minutes in April and more than 10 million minutes in March.Southern Elementary and Brown S…

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GCS Schools Celebrate Energy Conservation

Greensboro, N.C. – Thirty-eight school teams were honored Monday at the district’s annual Energy WISE awards ceremony. Through Energy WISE (Wisdom Is Saving Energy and the Environment), student-led teams help reduce energy waste in their …

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This Week in GCS: Graduation Walks, Robotics Night and Science Collaboration

Tuesday, May 15 - Friday, May 18, 2018:Graduation Walks, time and locations vary – Six schools will carry out graduation walks at local elementary schools this week:Tuesday, May 15, 2018:- Greensboro College Middle College will visit Joyner Ele…

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GCS Board of Education Happenings from May 14 - 20, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018:4:30 p.m. -- Celebration of Character (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Thursday, May 17, 2018:2 p.m. -- Policy Committee Meeting (Swann Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Upcoming Meetings & Events:Tuesday, May …

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GCS Non-Traditional Calendars Open for Public Comment

Community has 20 days to offer opinions on calendars for 2018-19:Greensboro, N.C. -- Five calendars for 15 non-traditional schools have been shared with the school board and are now open for public comment. Feedback will be accepted for a period of 2…

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GCS Board Hears Update on Honors Math and AP/IB Enrollment

The report shows gaps between white, black and Latino students taking Advanced Placement and honors classesGreensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education received a baseline report Thursday about honors math and Advanced Placement/Interna…

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GCS Board Approves 2018-19 Budget Request

Guilford County asked to provide $14.4 million in capital funds, add $10.5 million for other needsGreensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education approved its budget request on Thursday, varying slightly from the recommendation presented b…

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GCS Appoints Three New Administrators, One Principal

Schultz, Legrand, Matson will take positions in superintendent’s cabinetGreensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education approved the superintendent’s recommendation to appoint a new chief academic officer, a chief student suppo…

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GCS Announces Important Update for May 16, 2018

The district will provide free meals, operate ACES and administer some AP examsGreensboro, N.C. -- Although GCS students will not attend school on May 16, they will still have access to meals and can attend ACES. In addition, 16 district high schools…

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Thirty-One GCS Students Selected for Governor’s School

Click Here to View the Information Thirty-One GCS Students Selected for Governor’s…

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Middle College at UNCG Among America’s Best Urban Schools

It is one of 15 schools in the nation to meet rigorous eligibility criteriaGreensboro, N.C. -- In its seventh year, the Middle College at UNCG is one of the country’s best urban schools. The Middle College will be one of 15 recognized nationall…

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Three GCS Students Receive National Merit Scholarships

Students from Grimsley, Early College at Guilford RecognizedGreensboro, N.C. -- Two students from the Early College at Guilford and one from Grimsley High have received scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Program.Tejas Santanam and Sylvi…

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The Early College at Guilford is Top-Ranked Public High School and STEM School

The U.S. News & World Report ranks the GCS school #12 nationally and #5 in STEM Greensboro, N.C. -- The Early College at Guilford, an academically elite college preparatory school, is ranked the 12th best public high school in the nation, accordi…

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GPA’s Parent Leader Program Drives Student Success

Title I Parent Ambassador program receiving national recognition while supporting strategic plan goals Greensboro, NC -  Parent leaders from Title I schools across the district recently wrapped up another year of finding innovative ways to he…

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GCS to Close Schools for Students as Teacher Absences Grow

Teacher Leave Requests Reach Nearly 2,000 as of Noon TodayGreensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools will close schools for students on May 16 in the wake of nearly 2,000 confirmed teacher absences. “Despite our efforts throughout the weekend to …

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This Week in GCS: Teacher Appreciation and Graduation Walks

Tuesday, May 8-Friday, May 11 'Students Overcoming Situations' Ends with Celebrations, times and locations vary – The GCS Character Development and Counseling Services departments partnered with the Greensboro Police Department to provide fi…

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Book Drive will Support Classroom Libraries at Tornado-Stricken Schools

GCS media specialists have adopted classrooms at affected schoolsGreensboro, N.C. – GCS media specialists know the importance of classroom libraries. So the Guilford Association of School Librarians (GASL) has organized an Adopt- A-Teacher camp…

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Outstanding Principal, Students and PTAs Recognized

Greensboro, N.C. – A principal with an open door policy, students who are eager to serve, a compassionate school nurse and an elementary school that celebrates its diversity will be recognized statewide on May 19.The North Carolina PTA (Parent …

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GCS YouTube Reaches Milestone

The district’s YouTube channel passed the half million views mark this weekGreensboro, N.C. – There’s something special about the story of Daniel Douglas, the Southeast High student who built a cradle for his baby brother.Jenny Broo…

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GCS Commitment to Outstanding Music Education Honored Nationally

GCS earns the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The National Association of Musi…

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Elementary School Assistant Named GCS Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C. – From applying a bandage to planning events to coordinating volunteers to running the laminator, Jill Skerlak does it all. The general assistant at Alamance Elementary yesterday was named as the May GCS Employee of the Month. …

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GCS to Celebrate Amazing Employees

District seeks outstanding staff anecdotes throughout MayGreensboro, N.C. -- Teachers throughout the district are known for helping students after school and on weekends.But earlier this year, one teacher literally saved a student’s life. Tamar…

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This Week in GCS: Weather Balloon Launch, College Reveal and Teacher Appreciation

Tuesday, May 1Tigernaut Launch at Kiser, 9 a.m. (Kiser Middle, 716 Benjamin Parkway, Greensboro) – The Kiser Meteorology Club, the Kiser Tigernauts, will execute its weather balloon launch (weather permitting). The club partners with UNCG&rsquo…

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District Names Principals for Five Schools

Changes will become effective on July 1, 2018Greensboro, N.C. – Five GCS schools – Colfax Elementary, The Academy at Smith, Page High, Southwest Elementary and Southeast Middle – will have new principals for 2018-19.At its meeting T…

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GCS to Launch OneCard System Next Year

All students will receive ID cards; seven High Point schools will use it for attendanceGreensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools students will begin using new student IDs next year as the district launches its OneCard system. Seven High Point schoo…

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GCS Board Approves Contract for Bus Tracking System

Parents can use app to get real-time data on bus, student locationGreensboro, N.C. -- Knowing when your child will be getting off the bus will get a little bit easier next year. The Guilford County Board of Education approved the superintendent&rsquo…

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GCS Approves New and Updated Policies

The Guilford County Board of Education is reviewing and updating its policiesGreensboro, N.C. -- GCS is working with the North Carolina School Boards Association to review and update all of its policies.These new and updated policies were first prese…

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Damages to Three GCS Schools Drives Emergency Declaration

The resolution will help expedite response to the tornado and mobilize resourcesGreensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education approved a resolution Monday declaring that the damages to Erwin Montessori, Hampton Elementary and Peeler Open…

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GCS Announces Early Release Day Canceled for April 25, 2018

Greensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools will not have an early release day on Wednesday, April 25, as previously scheduled. Students will now attend for a full day. Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras announced the decision during tonight’s …

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GCS Schools Closed on April17, 2018

GCS Schools Closed TomorrowCentral offices will be open on a normal schedule All GCS schools will remain closed for students tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17, due to storm-related issues. These issues include power outages, downed power lines, widespread…

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GCS Joins Forces with Community Partners to Support Tornado Relief Efforts

Cash donations can be made through the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Greensboro, NC - Following the severe weather on Sunday afternoon, Guilford County Schools (GCS) employees have joined forces with local faith-based organizations, …

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Guilford County Schools Announces School Updates - April 17, 2018

Students at Erwin Montessori, Hampton and Peeler elementary schools will return to class on Monday, April 23. Erwin Montessori will relocate to Alamance Elementary, Hampton to Reedy Fork Elementary and Peeler to Bluford Elementary.Three pre-kindergar…

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GCS Board of Education Happenings: April 16 - 22, 2018

Board of Education Calendar of Events for April 16 – 22, 2018 Wednesday, April 18, 2018: 11:30 a.m. -- Board of Education Budget Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro) Sunday, April 22, 2018: 2 p.m. -- 60th Page High Sc…

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Superintendent Shares 2018-19 Budget Recommendation

Priorities include funding for safety, salaries, help for low-performing schools Greensboro, NC - Additional funds for safety and security improvements, increased pay to recruit and retain teachers, more classroom materials for student use and suppor…

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GCS Seeks ‘Restart’ Flexibility for Nine Schools

Schools would use flexibility to implement Opportunity CultureGreensboro, NC - Believing that transforming schools starts with recruiting and retaining excellent teachers, Guilford County Schools will apply for “restart” flexibility from …

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GCS Students Perform Well on 'Nation’s Report Card' Debut

Reading and math scores rank among the top large districtsGreensboro, N.C. -- Fourth and eighth-graders in Guilford County Schools are performing better than, or as well as other large city districts nationwide in math and reading, according to a rep…

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This Week in GCS: Engineers in the Classroom, Arts Festival and Hiring Program

Wednesday, April 11, 2018Greensboro Grasshoppers Sixth-Grade Game, 10:45 a.m. (First National Bank Park, 408 Bellemeade Street, Greensboro) – Sixth graders from across Guilford County Schools will attend the Grasshoppers game at 10:45 a.m. agai…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events: April 9 – 15, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018:6 p.m. -- Board of Education Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Wednesday, April 11, 2018:10 a.m. -- Facilities Committee Meeting (Swann Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Upcoming Meetings & Events:Wednes…

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James Young Named GCS Volunteer of the Month

Author and illustrator encourages literacy through imagery at Erwin MontessoriGreensboro, N.C. -- As an author and illustrator, James Young enjoys providing ways to inspire students at Erwin Montessori while using his talent to encourage reading and …

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Communications Engineer Named Employee of the Month

Joey Hinson supports audio-visual needs in schools across the districtGreensboro, N.C. – With 33 nominations to his credit, Joey Hinson was a clear winner for the district’s April Employee of the Month, sponsored by Sam’s Club. Hins…

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GCS Mourns the Loss of Bennie Lee Inman

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools mourns the loss of Bennie Lee Inman, who passed away last week at the age of 103. Inman was one of two people for whom Haynes-Inman Education Center was named. The center serves students with significa…

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Guilford County Schools Launches Break with a Book

GREENSBORO, N.C – Building literacy skills helps students succeed in every class, and by continuing to read during the summer, children are better prepared for the school year. That is why Guilford County Schools (GCS) is excited to announce th…

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Student Reassignment Period Open Now Through July 2, 2018

Greensboro, N.C – The application period for Guilford County Schools student reassignment requests for the 2018-19 school year begins, April 2, and runs until 5 p.m. on July 2, 2018. Parents may request to have their children attend a school o…

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General Greene, Christine Greene Celebrated for Reading

Schools were selected as GCS Reads 30 Schools of the MonthGreensboro, N.C. -- Twenty-seven schools met their GCS Reads 30 goals for the month of February and as a whole students read more than 18 million minutes last month. Through GCS Reads 30, stud…

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GCS Adds New Data Dashboards

The dashboards include student enrollment and standardized test dataGreensboro, N.C. – GCS has nine new Data Dashboards to offer, allowing visitors to view district data about student enrollment, feeder school percentages, attendance zones, ACT…

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GCS Forgives Two Inclement Weather Days

Greensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Schools Board of Education agreed to waive two planned inclement weather make-up days for all schools.In a special meeting on Wednesday, the board agreed to forgive the days to allow the district to keep its cu…

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National Volunteer Week is April 15-21, 2018

Greensboro, N.C – National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging individuals to engage in their communities. Guilford County Schools (GCS) thanks its volunteers who help students every day building character and positiv…

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This Week in GCS: Construction Academy and 21st Century Skills Fair

Tuesday, March 27, 2018Gillespie Park Crosses Digital Divide, 9 a.m. (Gillespie Park Elementary, 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd., Greensboro) – High Point-based Technology for the Future has partnered with Gillespie Park Elementary to help provid…

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GCS Community Organizations Join Forces to 'Be the Village'

The village gathered Friday to expand offerings and help more parents help their students succeedGreensboro, N.C. -- Approximately 200 school administrators, district leaders, parent leaders, counselors, service providers and community members from G…

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Board Adopts Resolution on School Shootings

Greensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Board of Education called on lawmakers to strengthen laws and devote more resources to prevent further school shootings. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 6-2 at Thursday’s meeting.The resoluti…

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New Math Materials Coming to K-8 Classrooms

Greensboro, N.C. – Highly rated open source math instructional materials will be coming to K-8 classrooms in Guilford County Schools next year. The school board learned more about Eureka Math and Illustrative Mathematics (Open Up) at its meetin…

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Principal Development Training to Continue

Greater Investment in Developing Principals to Continue Transforming GCS SchoolsThe Board of Education renews its contract for New Leaders trainingGreensboro, N.C. – Sophia Roberts, principal at Archer Elementary, says teachers at her school re…

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GCS Partners with Consulting Group for Read to Achieve Programming

Literacy summer camps will be managed by Public Consulting Group, Inc.Greensboro, N.C. – This year’s GCS Read to Achieve summer camp program will be managed and facilitated by Public Consulting Group, Inc. The school board voted Thursday …

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GCS Approves GTCC Board of Trustees Appointment

Greensboro, N.C. – A GCS parent, coach and community volunteer will continue to represent the district by serving as a member of the Guilford Technical Community College Board of Trustees.At its meeting Thursday, the Guilford County Board of Ed…

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Board Hears Update on Math Proficiency

Goal II of the district’s Strategic Plan is that by 2022, 75 percent of incoming sixth-graders will pass N.C. Math I with a C or better by the end of their freshmen yearGreensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Board of Education received a …

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GCS to Reward and Retain Best Principals

Greensboro, N.C. – To help Guilford County Schools recruit, reward, develop and retain its best principals, the district will establish a career pathways model that recognizes excellent leadership. The effort is aligned with the academic goals …

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Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Board Policies

Greensboro, N.C. – GCS is working with the North Carolina School Board Association to review and update all of its policiesThese new and updated policies were presented Thursday by the board’s policy committee. The board will vote on the …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: March 26 – April 1, 2018

March 26 – April 1, 2018Thursday, March 29, 2018 1 p.m.    Brown Summit Middle School Commemorative Marker Ceremony (4720 N.C. Hwy. 150 East, Brown Summit)Friday, March 30, 2018    GCS Offices Closed  &nb…

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Get a Closer Look Inside GCS through 'IGNITE'

Greensboro, NC -- At Johnson Street Global Studies, students learn STEM concepts in a space filled with brightly colored gadgets and gizmos.Inventions like hand-cranked lights to help students see what’s inside their desks are catching on at Ki…

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GCS: Construction Academy, Celebrating Pi, Arts and Cultural Extravaganzas

Tuesday, March 13Construction Academy, 8:50-11:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Greensboro Swarm Fieldhouse, 1921 West Gate City Blvd., Greensboro) – Junior Achievement, with GCS, is hosting an event called JA Inspire: Construction Academy. Th…

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Media Inquiries to GCS

I will be out of the office next week attending a conference. Any media inquiries should be directed to Nora Shoptaw at (336) 370-8386 or Wanda Mobley at (336) 370-8997 or the media line at (336) 370-5730.I will return to the office Monday, March…

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Board Approves Policy Change in Evaluating Athletic Coaches

The policy implements a system-wide evaluation processGreensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Board of Education approved a policy change in how athletic coaches are evaluated at its meeting Tuesday.The change implements a system-wide evaluation…

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Board Approves Policies that Help Students and Families

The Guilford County Board of Education is reviewing and updating its policiesGreensboro, N.C. – GCS is working with the North Carolina School Boards Association to review and update all of its policies.The first selection of new and updated pol…

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GCS Unveils Strategic Plan Outlining District Goals

Ignite Learning includes six goals to be reached by 2022Greensboro, N.C. – Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras unveiled the district’s new strategic plan, Ignite Learning, at the Guilford County Board of Education meeting Thursday. The pla…

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Purchasing Department Recognized for Excellence

Greensboro, N.C – The GCS Purchasing Department was honored by the Guilford County Board of Education for receiving the 2017 Sustained Professional Purchasing Award. The Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing presents this award annu…

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GCS Board Approves Policies that Help Students and Families

The Guilford County Board of Education is reviewing and updating its policiesGreensboro, N.C. -- GCS is working with the North Carolina School Boards Association to review and update all of its policies.The first selection of new and updated policies…

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Community Organizations Invited to 'Be the Village'

GPA is “Gathering the Village” to expand offerings and help more parents help their students succeedGreensboro, N.C. -- Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) is inviting families, educators and community organizations to a community meeting desig…

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Page High, Foust Elementary Celebrated for Reading

Greensboro, N.C. – GCS students read more than 20 million minutes in December, and two schools were honored for doing their part to make that happen.Foust Elementary and Page High were the two schools named GCS Reads 30 Schools of the Month for…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events: March 5 - 11, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018:8:30 a.m. -- High Point Central High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Cafeteria, 801 Ferndale Blvd., High Point)6 p.m. -- Board of Education Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Thursday, March 8, 2018:11 a.…

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English as a Second Language Teacher Named Employee of the Month

Greensboro, Nc– About a quarter of Alderman Elementary students are learning English, so English as a Second Language teacher Alfonsina Denegri stays busy, working with K-2 students in small groups to help them develop the language skills they …

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GPA Travels the District for Literacy Curriculum Road Show

GREENSBORO, N.C – Coming soon to a school near you! Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) and Guilford County Schools’ elementary literacy department are hitting the road to share more about the literacy curriculum being used across the district.…

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GCS Forms New Group to Improve and Expand Higher Education Partnerships

The Superintendent’s Think Tank includes leaders from local schools of educationGreensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras met with a group of higher education leaders Wednesday to discuss ways to expand and …

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Holiday Reading Challenge Delivers iPads, Gift Cards

Fourth-grader Rohan Ksor of Irving Park Elementary also won an iPad mini in the district-wide challenge, which asked students of all grade levels to read at least 900 minutes during winter break. More than 8,100 GCS students met the challenge and we…

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This Week in GCS: Read Across America and Celebrating Dr. Seuss

This Week, Feb. 26-March 2Read Across America, times and locations vary – Various elementary schools across the district will observe Read Across America Day with literacy-based activities throughout the week. The National Education Association…

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Board Hears Update on K-3 Reading Proficiency

Greensboro, N.C – The Guilford County Board of Education received a detailed report Thursday about how well students are reading at the beginning of kindergarten and the end of third grade. The report is one in a series of presentations coming …

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District Adopts New Professional Development, Assessment System

Greensboro, N.C – Guilford County Schools teachers will have a new system next year to help them assess student progress and align their professional development with specific needs. The board approved a contract with Performance Matters, a ma…

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GPA to Help with Transition to High School

Two upcoming sessions will focus on high school registration process, graduation requirements & mor                        &nb…

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This Week in GCS: African American Wax Museums, Magnet Forums and Ukulele National Anthem

Tuesday, February 20, 2018:Western Middle’s First Day, (Western Middle, 401 College Road, Greensboro) – It’s the school’s first day in a new building. Their red carpet welcome will include Western High’s drumline and che…

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GCS to Begin Testing Water Quality in Schools

The district is partnering with local municipalities that provide water to schoolsGreensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools will begin testing for copper and lead in its water supplies, with assistance from the cities of Greensboro, High Point…

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First Day at New Western Middle School

WHAT: It’s the first day of school in their new school for Western Middle students. They will arrive to a red carpet welcome from Western High’s drumline and cheerleaders. There will also be an assembly before they head to their new class…

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GCS Seeks Community Input at Magnet Forums

The public can give their input on the district’s magnet programsGreensboro, N.C. -- Parents, students and other community members are invited to give their input about the role and direction of the district’s magnet programs at two publi…

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Police officers are Reading to Elementary Students February14, 2018

Police Officers Help Students Overcome SituationsWHAT: Police officers will read to first- and fifth-graders at Falkener, Sedgefield and Pilot Elementary schools today, while teaching important safety tips. The readings will kick off a new partnershi…

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This Week in GCS: Random Acts of Kindness, Blood Drive and Bus Driver Appreciation

Feb. 12-16, 2018:Love the Bus Driver: Locally, 624 GCS and First Student school buses travel approximately 53,000 miles, transporting 38,000 students daily. With a team of approximately 1,000 mechanics, bus drivers, safety assistants and substitutes,…

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Northeast Middle Cheers for Math

WHAT: There is frequently cheering in the Northeast Middle gymnasium, and referees often roam the basketball court. But on Friday, February 9, 2018 the school will be cheering for math. Northeast Middle will host its first school-wide math competitio…

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Penn-Griffin Students Celebrate Civil Rights History

WHAT: On February 11, 1960, a group of 26 students from the former William Penn High School were so inspired by the Greensboro sit-ins that they held their own march to the Woolworth’s in High Point. Under the direction of the Rev. Elton Cox, t…

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District Examines Impact of Student Attendance on Learning

District Examines Impact of Student Attendance on Learning 13 percent of all GCS students miss 19 days or more annually Greensboro, N.C. -- GCS leaders are examining the connection between attendance and student achievement as they develop the distri…

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GCS Board Approves Meeting Schedule for 2018-19

Greensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education has approved its meeting calendar for the 2018-19 school year. Click here to see the approved calendar. The board also agreed to hold quarterly meetings in High Point, based on the availabili…

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GCS Board of Education to Meet in High Point

Greensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education is hitting the road. Following requests from community members, the March 22 meeting will be held in the High Point City Council Chambers, located at 211 South Hamilton Street in the municipa…

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GCS Board Approves Cost Increase for Afterschool Care

Greensboro, N.C. -- For the first time in 10 years, GCS will raise the cost of its Afterschool Care Enrichment Services (ACES) program for the 2018-19 school year. The school board approved the $4 weekly increase at its meeting Thursday. The weekly c…

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Middle School Kindness Challenge Sparks District Initiative

GCS aims to become a World Kindness School DistrictGreensboro, N.C. – A month-long Middle School Kindness Challenge that began in August 2017 has prompted Guilford County Schools to continue promoting and encouraging kindness at all grade level…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events: February 12 - 18, 2018

Tuesday, February 13 – Thursday, February 15, 2018:9 a.m. – 1 p.m.Career and Technical Education Discovery Event (Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro)Wednesday, February 14, 2018:9 a.m.Western Guilford Middle School B…

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Western Middle, Stokesdale Elementary Celebrated for Reading

Greensboro, N.C. -- GCS students read more than 18 million minutes in December, and two schools were honored for doing their part to make that happen.Stokesdale Elementary and Western Middle were the two schools named GCS Reads 30 Schools of the Mont…

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GCS Broadcast Production Manager Named Employee of the Month

Leonard Simpson honored for going above and beyond to assist schoolGreensboro, N.C. -- Leonard Simpson is usually the one behind the camera, capturing the moment when the Employee of the Month finds out that he or she has won. But this month, he was …

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Middle College at UNCG Finalist for Award

It is one of 18 in the country considered for America’s Best Urban Schools recognitionGreensboro, N.C. – The Middle College at UNCG might be small, but it’s captured the attention of a national organization that rates the country&rs…

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GCS Website Offers New Data Dashboards

Greensboro, N.C. – GCS has launched a new data resource tool on its website that will offer the public an opportunity to review and analyze district information.Based on feedback from the community and recommendations from the Transition Team, …

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This Week in GCS: Western Middle Farewell Tour, Line Dancing andMen's Breakfast - January 29, 2018

This Week in GCS: Western Middle Farewell Tour, Line Dancing and Men’s BreakfastTuesday, January 30GPA Family Literacy Series, 6 p.m. (Media Center, Lindley Elementary, 2700 Camden Road, Greensboro) – First of a three-part series designed…

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GCS Chief of Staff Wins Top Honor

Nora Carr’s public relations expertise was requested following the deadly shootings at Columbine High School in 1999. She was called again in 2013 to assist in Moore, Ok. after devastating tornadoes hit the area. She led communications and medi…

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GCS Recognized Statewide for Communications

Greensboro, N.C – Guilford County Schools received statewide awards for the work it does to share the stories of its schools and students. The North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) held its Blue Ribbon Awards Brunch in Gre…

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GPA to Help Parents Make Sense of the 'New Math'

Parents are encouraged to attend this fun, interactive session with their middle schoolersGreensboro, N.C. -- On Jan 24, 2018, teachers are introducing math concepts in new ways--linking topics and thinking across grades, ensuring students understand…

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Children’s Author to Kick Off GPA’s Family Literacy Series

Greensboro, NC -- On Jan 25, 2018 more than ever, parents are playing a huge role in their child’s education. Popular Children’s Author Kimberly Johnson is teaming up with Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) to offer a three-part series on fami…

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New Principal Appointed to Sedgefield Elementary

Greensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Board of Education approved a new principal appointment at its meeting Thursday.Jamyle Acevedo was named the new principal at Sedgefield Elementary, where she has been serving as interim and assistant prin…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: January 29 - February 4, 2018

Tuesday, February 6 - 9 a.mHigh Point Central High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Cafeteria, 801 Ferndale Blvd., High Point)Wednesday, February 7 - 2:30 p.m    Policy Committee Meeting (Swann Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro…

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Board Approves Contract for Boundary Optimization Study

Greensboro, N.C – At its meeting Thursday, the Guilford County Board of Education approved a contract with MGT Consulting Group to pay for half of the cost of a district-wide facilities and boundary optimization study. The school board agreed t…

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Board Approves Traditional Calendar for 2018-19

Greensboro, N.C – Following a 30-day period of public comment, the Guilford County Board of Education voted Thursday to approve Option A as the traditional calendar for the 2018-19 school year. In the approved calendar, the first day for stude…

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Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Board Policies

Greensboro, N.C – GCS is working with the North Carolina School Board Association to review and update all of its policies. The first selection of new and updated policies were presented Thursday by the board’s policy committee. The boar…

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Board Proposes Policy Change in Evaluating Athletic Coaches

Greensboro, N.C – The Guilford County Board of Education is considering a policy change in how athletic coaches are evaluated. GCS Director of Athletics and Drivers Education Leigh Hebbard says schools have been using a variety of procedures t…

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Western Middle Prepares for Farewell and New Start

Greensboro, N.C – Construction of the new Western Middle school building is coming down to the final touches. The first day for students is expected to be Feb. 20. Western Middle will continue to use Feb. 19 as a teacher workday to give staff …

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Math Supervisor Wins State Award for Excellence

Greensboro, N.C – A GCS administrator recently was named one of the best in the state for her achievements in mathematics education. Martha Ray, who is a GCS supervisor of secondary math, was this year’s winner of the W. W. Rankin Memori…

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GCS Weather Makeup Days Updated - January 22, 2018

Schools will make up three more days for last week’s closuresGreensboro, N.C. -- Inclement weather caused Guilford County Schools (GCS) to close to students on January 17, 18 and 19.Whenever schools are closed, the days of instruction missed ar…

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After the Showcase: Visit GCS Schools During Tuesday Tours and Open Houses

Two special events also scheduled for incoming high school studentsGreensboro, N.C. -- The Choice Showcase may be over, but the opportunities to learn more about GCS magnet schools are not. Parents have multiple chances to visit schools through open …

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This Week in GCS : Magnet and Choice Showcase Science and Art Fairs

Wednesday, January 17District Science Fair, 9 a.m. (Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro) – The GCS District Science Fair includes projects from students of all grade levels. District and community representatives will judge…

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GCS Students Dedicate Day of Service to Honor Dr. King

Dudley High hosts community event; students, staff gather at Four Seasons Town CentreGreensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools students aren’t required to go to school on Monday; however the Dudley High community will return to camp…

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Guilford Parent Academy Launches ‘GPA Workshops On Demand’

Greensboro, N.C – As part of the redesigned Guilford County Schools (GCS) website, Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) is now offering additional resources for parents, including the ability to watch past workshops on demand. “We are excited t…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for January 15 - 21, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018:Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – offices closed.Thursday, January 18, 2018:7 p.m. -- Twilight High School Winter Senior Celebration (Page High School Auditorium, 201 Alma Pinnix Dr., Greensboro)Saturday, January 20, 20…

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GCS Choice Showcase Reveals Options

Greensboro, N.C – By the time a student graduates from Jones Elementary, they can converse in Spanish. At Brown Summit Middle, a rigorous academic curriculum includes three years of Latin, which aids them in PSAT/SAT preparation and builds a f…

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Guilford Parent Academy Seeking Presenters for Workshops

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 9, 2018Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) is already gearing up for the 2018-19 year and is on the search for qualified volunteers who are interested in presenting and/or hosting workshops on a…

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GCS Board of Education Approves Legislative Agenda

Greensboro, N.C – At its meeting Tuesday, the Guilford County Schools Board of Education approved its state and federal legislative agenda for 2018. Leading their agenda is a call to repeal the K-3 class size reduction mandate. Support for Car…

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GCS Shares Results of Transportation Review

Greensboro, N.C – GCS needs to streamline its administrative processes, better use current technologies and invest more resources in staff training in order to improve its transportation department operations, according to an analysis shared wi…

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Board Approves Goals to Guide Strategic Planning

Goals focus on academics, career and technical education, achievement gapGreensboro, N.C. – Five goals will help guide the district as it creates its next strategic plan. The board voted to adopt those goals. The five goals are : --Goal I: By…

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Independent Auditors Give GCS Clean Financial Report

Dixon Hughes Goodman audit covers year ending June 30, 2017Greensboro, N.C. – Continuing a trend that spans more than two decades, GCS again has received a “clean” or unmodified opinion on its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (…

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GCS Weather Makeup Days for January 4, 2018

Greensboro, N.C. -- Inclement weather and dangerous road conditions caused Guilford County Schools (GCS) to close to students on Thursday, January 4, 2018.Whenever schools are closed, the days of instruction missed are made up in order, according to …

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This Week in GCS: Lumbee art and MLK Day of Service

Thursday, January 11, 2018:American Indian cultural program 6-7 p.m. (Lindley Park Community Center, 2907 Springwood Dr., Greensboro) – The American Indian Education Department will host a traditional Lumbee pine cone paper folding class. The c…

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Lead Custodian Named Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C – Her principal calls her Miss Gateway, but on January 8, 2018 Martha Lynn Wyeth has another title – Employee of the Month. Wyeth’s actual title is Lead Custodian at Gateway Education Center, where she has served st…

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GCS - Board of Education Calendar of Events January 8 – 14, 2018

Tuesday, January 9    6 p.m.    Board of Education Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Wednesday, January 10    8 a.m.Joint Capital/Facilities Planning Committee Meeting (Blue Room, 301 W. M…

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GCS Launches New Web Design at www.gcsnc.com

Redesigned site offers more accessibility, ease of use for parentsGreensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Schools website has a new look. Visitors to www.gcsnc.com will notice a redesigned look and feel to the site, which features larger graphics, ea…

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STEM Partnership Helps Further STEM Education, Honors Teachers

The Oral Surgery Institute of the Carolinas donates $2,000 to STEM teachersGreensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools values the support of the community, and partnerships that help prepare students for college, career, and life. Since 2016, GCS has…

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Oak Ridge, Swann Middle Named GCS Reads 30 Schools of the Month

25 schools qualified for the title with more than 600 minutes read per studentGreensboro, N.C. -- GCS students read more than 21 million minutes in November and 25 schools qualified to be named GCS Reads 30 Schools of the Month. This month’s wi…

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Schools Recognized for Growth and Improvement

Greensboro, N.C – Creating highly structured learning environments, building relationships and providing support for teachers led to higher than expected growth for two GCS schools.Kiser Middle and Northeast High were designated as Signature Sc…

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Guilford County Schools News Tips: December 18 - December 29, 2017

Tuesday, December 19 Holiday Celebration, 7 p.m. (Northwest High, 5240 Northwest School Road, Greensboro) – The school will host a Christmas meal and visit from Santa for the families at Mary’s House, a faith-based ministry that provides…

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GCS Holiday Reading Challenge Begins December 21, 2017

Greensboro, N.C – Parents, consider putting some extra books under the tree this year. GCS students who read at least 300 minutes during the winter break could win an iPad mini or a gift card to Barnes & Noble. The GCS holiday reading chal…

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GPA’s College Planning Series Wraps Up with Powerful Message

National Speaker Mychal Wynn closed the series with honest and practical advice for parents and students Greensboro, NC - Applying for college can be an overwhelming process for students and their parents. As a child of poverty and the first in his …

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events: December 18 - 24, 2017

Board of Education Calendar of Events for December 18 – 24, 2017Tuesday, December 19, 2017:2:30 p.m. -- Legislative Committee Meeting (Swann Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Wednesday, December 20, 2017:4:30 p.m. -- Board of Education Work S…

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Curious George Visits GCS to Encourage Reading

GREENSBORO, N.C – Curious George stopped by Simkins Elementary Tuesday as part of Guilford Parent Academy’s (GPA) annual Holiday Reading & Book Swap Night to visit with students and help families understand the importance of reading. …

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Construction Nearly Complete at Western Middle

Greensboro, N.C – Paving and landscaping are brightening the inside and outside of the new Western Middle school building. The building is expected to be ready for students in early 2018, and move-in should begin in February 2018. Drywall and c…

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Alan Duncan Remains GCS Board Chair

Greensboro, N.C – The Guilford County Board of Education has a new vice chair. Deena Hayes-Greene will fulfill the vice chair role for the upcoming year, and current chairman Alan Duncan will retain his position. Hayes-Greene was elected to th…

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Board Approves Public Records Policy

Greensboro, N.C – The Board of Education approved a new policy regarding public records at their meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 The policy drafted by the Policy Committee with input from legal counsel and the North Carolina School Board…

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Traditional Calendars Open for Public Comment

Greensboro, N.C – GCS parents and community members are invited to voice their opinions on the district’s proposed traditional calendars for 2018-19. Three options were presented to the board at its Tuesday meeting. Each one meets the st…

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This Week in GCS: Bike Giveaway, Holiday Concerts and Women’s Doctor Day

Tuesday, December 12, 2017:Bike Giveaway, 3:30 p.m. (Kearns Academy, 1710 McGuinn Dr., High Point) – The senior class at Kearns Academy led a campaign to collect money to donate bicycles to area children for Christmas. The school of 127 student…

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Two GCS Education Advocates Appointed to Serve on New Commission

Alan Duncan and Mark Jewell will advise governor on statewide education practices Greensboro, NC - A veteran public school teacher and a long-serving Board of Education member are among a panel of education advocates serving on a newly formed commis…

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Unused Instruments Gain New Life Through Gift of Music

Greensboro, N.C – On November 28, 2017 GCS asked for donations of gently used band instruments and monetary donations toward the purchase of instruments for school music programs – and the community responded. The Gift of Music campaign …

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GCS Holds Student Teacher Signing Event and Hiring Fair

The opportunity allows winter student teaching graduates to begin teaching now Greensboro, NC - Matthew Millaway always knew he wanted to teach P.E., and that he wanted to do so in Guilford County. At Northeast High, Millaway played baseball and was …

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Bessemer, Jamestown Middle Named GCS Reads 30 Schools of the Month

26 schools qualified for the title with more than 600 minutes read per studentGreensboro, N.C. -- GCS students read more than 22 million minutes in October, and 26 schools qualified to be named GCS Reads 30 Schools of the Month. The selected winners …

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Guilford County Schools News Tips: December 5 - 11 , 2017

This weekGift of Giving – Nine GCS schools received a $300 Gift of Giving grant from Four Seasons Town Centre, which supports GCS’ character development and service-learning initiative. Classrooms or student organizations are to use the g…

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Print Shop Supervisor Named Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C – A district the size of Guilford County Schools produces a large quantity of printed material – about 500,000 pieces just in the last two months. So having a print shop supervisor who finds creative ways to save money and…

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Four Turnaround Schools Report Initial Progress

Schools are working with The Rensselaerville Institute to make lasting changesGreensboro, N.C. -- Focusing on empowering principals and engaging community support is how The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI) has led school turnaround efforts at more th…

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Guilford County Schools Meets K-3 Class Size Requirement

It cost an additional $8 million, and next year K-3 class sizes must be even smallerGreensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools has met this year’s state mandated requirements regarding class sizes for kindergarten through third grade with care…

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School Improvement Plans Open for Public Comment

Greensboro, N.C – The public is invited to share feedback on preliminary plans for improving school performance at 38 schools in GCS identified by the state as low-performing. Low-performing schools are those that received a school performance …

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This Week in GCS: Adaptive Adventure, Exploring Science and Principal for a Day

College Application Week – Principals and counselors at several schools are encouraging their students to think about college throughout the week. A number of state and private colleges are waiving application fees this week.To see a list of co…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from November 13 - November 19, 2017

Thursday, November 166 p.m.Board of Education Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Saturday, November 188 a.m.Board of Education Fall Retreat (Stout School of Education, High Point University, High Point)Upcoming Meetings & EventsTu…

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GCS Director Helping Schools in Puerto Rico

Greensboro, N.C – Julius Monk, Executive Director of Facilities for GCS, is one of eight school leaders from across the country charged with assessing the condition of schools in Puerto Rico. The team, which left Sunday for San Juan, Puerto Ri…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from November 8 - November 11, 2017

Wednesday, Nov. 8Celebrating High Point Central’s Media Center, 10 a.m. (801 Ferndale Blvd., High Point) – City and school officials will celebrate the new media center at High Point Central with a ribbon-cutting event. The media center f…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from November 6 - November 12, 2017

Monday, November 610 a.m.Legislative Committee Meeting (Swann Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Tuesday, November 79 a.m.High Point Central High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Cafeteria, 801 Ferndale Blvd., High Point)Wednesday, November 89…

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Summerfield, Grimsley Named GCS Reads 30 Schools of the Month

29 schools qualified for the title with more than 600 minutes read per studentGreensboro, N.C. -- Building off the success of the summer reading challenge, GCS students read more than 31 million minutes in August and September. Twenty-nine schools me…

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Staffing Specialist Named Employee of the Month

Greensboro, NC – When you’re having a bad day, Beverly Neal is the co-worker you need. The staffing specialist and 16-year GCS employee spends most of her time helping principals find the right employees for their schools, but she’…

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Families Find Out 'Health is Academic' at GCS Family Engagement Conference

GREENSBORO, N.C – More than 200 parents, students, educators and community partners came together Saturday at Dudley High for the fourth annual GCS Family Engagement Conference, finding out the best ways to support children and help them be suc…

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U.S. Department of Ed Rep Tours Schools, Meets with School Leaders

GREENSBORO, N.C – Frances Frost, family ambassador at the U.S. Department of Education, stopped by some of the district’s schools on Thursday to learn more about Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) and meet with parent and district leaders. Fro…

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GCS District Announces Final School Support Officer

Charity Bell will lead middle and high schools in Learning Area 8Greensboro, N.C. -- GCS has named its final school support officer. Charity Bell will join the district as school support officer (SSO) for Learning Area 8. The announcement was made du…

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Western High Addition to be Dedicated on Saturday, October 28, 2017

New gymnasium to be named for Coach Bill HollifieldGreensboro, N.C. -- Western High will officially dedicate its new gymnasium and multipurpose room on Saturday, October 28, 2017 a project that began in 2016 as one of nine priority projects for the d…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from October 23 - October 29, 2017

Tuesday, October 246 p.m.Board of Education Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Wednesday, October 252:30 p.m.Legislative Committee Meeting (Swann Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Saturday, October 28NoonWestern Guilford High School…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from October 16 - October 22, 2017

Upcoming Meetings & EventsTuesday, October 246 p.m.Board of Education Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Wednesday, October 252:30 p.m.Legislative Committee Meeting (Swann Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Saturday, October 28No…

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Data Dashboards Will Streamline Information Districtwide

Greensboro, N.C – The path to success depends on having good information to make good decisions. To help the district make well-reasoned, timely decisions, Guilford County Schools is implementing a data dashboard system that will streamline and…

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GCS Construction Updates - The New Western Middle Nears Completion

Greensboro, N.C. – It won’t be long before Western Middle students will have a brand new school that’s twice the size of their current one.Their main and auxiliary gyms will be housed within the same building so that everyone can re…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from October 9 - October 15, 2017

Tuesday, October 106 p.m.    Board of Education Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Wednesday, October 119 a.m.Western Guilford Middle School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Guilford Grange Building, 320 Lindley Rd., Gre…

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Teacher Assistant Named GCS Employee of the Month

Alamance Elementary staff member is always ready to assistGreensboro, N.C. -- Toya Quick is a teacher assistant for students with autism at Alamance Elementary, but she’s also a coach, cheerleader, teacher, firefighter, police officer and guida…

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District Makes Change to Inclement Weather Days

Greensboro, N.C –  GCS students will have one fewer day to make up inclement weather in 2018. The board voted Thursday to amend the calendars for traditional, 10-day extended year and 20-day extended year schools so that June 15 will not b…

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More than 2,500 GCS Students Complete Summer Reading Challenge

Greensboro, N.C - More than 2,500 Guilford County Schools students read more than 2.2 million minutes this summer, earning them rewards from Kersey Valley and Chick-fil-A of the Triad. Students were challenged to read at least 900 minutes during the…

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GCS Receives $1.4 Million Grant for Arts Educators

The district was one of 20 to receive the Professional Development for Arts Educators grantGreensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools has received a Professional Development for Arts Educators grant in the amount of $1,420,000 from the U.S. Departme…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from October 2 - October 8, 2017

Tuesday, October 39 a.m.    High Point Central High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Cafeteria, 801 Ferndale Blvd., High Point)Upcoming EventsTuesday, October 106 p.m.Board of Education Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Gre…

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Guilford County Schools Graduation Schedule Set

Greensboro, N.C – Commencement is an important time of celebration for graduating seniors and their families. The high school graduation schedule is developed annually with careful thought and discussion, in alignment with the availability of a…

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GCS Continue to Learn Throughout the Year

Greensboro, N.C – Students aren’t the only ones in class. GCS teachers also have the opportunity to further their learning throughout the year. on September 23, 2017, about 200 teachers will give up their Saturday to learn instructional …

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from September 25 – October 1, 2017

Monday, September 259 a.m.Western High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Administration Conf. Rm., 409 Friendway Rd., Greensboro)Wednesday, September 2710 a.m.Hunter Elementary School Ribbon-Cutting (1305 Merritt Dr., Greensboro)5:30 p.m.Board o…

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Guilford County Schools Teacher of the Year and Principal of the YearAnnounced

Greensboro, N.C. – A principal with a reputation for improving and elevating schools and a teacher who never dreamed of doing anything else were named the district’s 2017 Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year at tonight’s an…

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Sternberger Elementary PTA Recognized for Excellence

Greensboro, N.C. – Sternberger Elementary has been awarded the title of 2017-2019 National PTA School of Excellence.Selected for its collaboration with parents and community, Sternberger is one of just three schools in the state to receive the …

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Deadline for Public Record Comments Extended

Greensboro, N.C – The board of education has extended its deadline for public comments regarding the proposed policy on public records to Tuesday, October 10, 2017 The board will consider the proposal at its meeting A draft policy regarding p…

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School Board Issues Formal Statement in Support of DACA Students

Greensboro, N.C – Acting on behalf of the Guilford County Board of Education, Chairman Alan W. Duncan issued the following statement: “The Board of Education recognizes that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students are long…

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Vaccination Deadline for Seventh Graders Approaches

Greensboro, N.C. – GCS wants to remind parents of seventh-graders to be sure they are vaccinated by Sept. 26.Seventh-graders are required to get two vaccinations, the Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine and the Tdap booster vaccine. It is state law…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from September 18 - September 24, 2017

Tuesday, September 194:30 p.m    Celebration of Excellence (Grimsley High School, 801 Westover Terrace, Greensboro)Wednesday, September 20    Noon    Smith High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Media…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from September 13 - September 19, 2017

Wednesday, Sept. 13 Falcons Helping Bulldogs, (Southeast Middle School, 4825 Woody Mill Road, Greensboro) – The Southeast Middle Falcons are helping the Brookside Bulldogs near Houston. Southeast has adopted Brookside Intermediate School in Fr…

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GCS Has 24 Merit Scholar Semifinalists

Greensboro, N.C – Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation have announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The list includes 24 GCS students from 10 schools. …

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GCS Board Approves Motion to Support DACA Program

The board also voted to continue advocating for in-state tuition for DACA students and other immigrants meeting admission requirements and enrolling in N.C. colleges and universitiesGreensboro, N.C. -- In an 8-1 vote last night, the Guilford County B…

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GCS Commemorates Memorial Day September 11

Greensboro, N.C - Most GCS students weren’t yet born on September 11, 2001, but they are learning about this pivotal day in American history through service-learning.Students across Guilford County Schools are participating in a districtwide se…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from September 11 - September 17, 2017

Wednesday, September 139 a.m.Western Guilford Middle School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Guilford Grange Building, 320 Lindley Rd., Greensboro)2:30 p.m.Policy Committee Meeting (Swann Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Upcoming Events Tuesday, Se…

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Guilford County Schools District Selects K-1 Literacy Resources

Board approves funding for American Reading Company, Core KnowledgeGreensboro, N.C. -- As part of the district’s ongoing focus on improving literacy, elementary schools will use a comprehensive program for reading in grades K-1 this year. Mater…

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GCS Sets a Graduation Rate Record of 89.8 Percent

Greensboro, N.C – In 2017, more GCS schools in the district also met or exceeded expected growth, according to data released today by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Districtwide, 86.3 percent of schools met or exceeded st…

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GCS Responds to Houston: Students Start the Year Ready to Serve

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County students are already modeling the district’s mission of service to others.As thousands of Houston and Gulf Coast-area residents find themselves displaced after Hurricane Harvey, GCS plans to launch &ldqu…

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Quick-Thinking Custodian Named Employee of the Month

Dudley High’s Toney Clark noticed person in distress, used EMT training to helpGreensboro, N.C. -- Toney Clark was in the right place at the right time, and did the right thing. And now, he can call himself GCS Employee of the Month.When Clark …

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Eastern High Selected for Hubert B. Humphrey Jr. Award

The prestigious award is given annually to the most improved high school in Guilford CountyGreensboro, N.C. -- Principal Lance Sockwell always felt a strong sense of school pride for his Eastern Wildcats.Sockwell, a 1991 Eastern High graduate, return…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from September 4 - September 10, 2017

Monday, September 4Offices and schools closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.Tuesday, September 59 a.m.High Point Central High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Cafeteria, 801 Ferndale Blvd., High Point)Thursday, September 76 p.m.Board o…

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GCS Has Top-ranked Public Schools in the State

Greensboro, N.C - GCS has some of the best public schools in North Carolina. The Early College at Guilford is the Best Public High School in the state, according to Niche, a website that compiles reviews and ratings of schools and neighborhoods. Nic…

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One New School is Complete, the Next One Will Be Soon

Hunter Elementary students will walk into a new school on Monday; Western Middle is up nextGreensboro, N.C. -- When students return to Hunter Elementary on Monday, they will enter a brand-new building, the latest construction project completed using …

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Guilford County Schools District Developing Plan for Student Assignment Portal

Online system would help streamline enrollment, reassignment, magnet applicationsGreensboro, N.C. -- The Board of Education heard a plan Thursday to simplify the way the district currently processes school enrollment and reassignment requests and mag…

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School Nutrition Manager Extends Service Beyond School

Greensboro, N.C – Margaret Walz isn’t just concerned about what students eat when they’re in school. She hopes they have access to nutritious food when they’re not in school too. Walz, the nutrition manager at Western Guilfor…

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GCS Moves from Four Regions to 12 Learning Areas

Greensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools will start the school year with a new structure for school support, replacing the system of four geographic regions with 12 learning areas. Each of the learning areas will be supervised by a school support …

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from August 28 - September 3, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017:First day of school for traditional calendar schools.Thursday, August 31, 2017:8 a.m. -- Joint Capital/Facilities Planning Committee Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Upcoming Events & Invitations:Monday, …

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Vaccination Clinic Offered on Saturday, August 19, 2017

lford County Health Department to Offer a Vaccination Clinic for Seventh-gradersGreensboro, N.C. -- Parents of kindergartners and seventh-graders, are reminded to add vaccinations to back-to-school check lists. Immunization laws now require that kind…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: August 21-27, 2017

Monday, August 21 - Offices return to a Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m Wednesday, August 23 - 2:30 p.m - Legislative Committee Meeting (Swann Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro) Thursday, August 24 - 6 p.m - Board of Education Meeting…

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GCS Prepares for Solar Eclipse

Greensboro, N.C – A once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon is expected to sweep across the country. That’s when the U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse, the first to sweep across the entire country in 99 years. A solar eclipse occurs when …

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GCS Bus Stop Information Now Available for 2017-2018

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools (GCS) bus stop information for the 2017-2018 school year is now available. There are changes to bus routes and stop locations each year, based on the students who have requested transportation services…

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Orientation Provides Support for New Teachers

Greensboro, N.C - It’s been about 10 years since Thelma Gardiner managed her own classroom, but it was her daughter who convinced her to return to teaching. Gardiner, who taught in California, took time off to be a stay-at-home mom when her d…

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Local Students Bring Home Camp’s Top Honor

Greensboro, N.C - Four rising seventh-graders from Lincoln Academy spent a week of their summer break at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the largest space flight museum in the world. As Space Academy participants, they were given assignments that …

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GCS Considers OneCard Student ID Program

Greensboro, N.C. – GCS students may have a new item to help keep them safe on campus and on busses, as well as check out school library books and access their cafeteria meal accounts. On Tuesday, the Guilford County Board of Education heard a p…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: August 14-20, 2017

Wednesday, August 16    Noon    Smith High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Media Center, 2407 S. Holden Rd., Greensboro)Thursday, August 17    10 a.m.    Hunter Elementary School Buil…

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10-Day Extended Year Schools Set to Resume Classes on August 11, 2017

Greensboro, N.C. – Some GCS students will start the school year with a round of high-fives and a new principal.Classes resume at these schools, Friday, Aug. 11:-Allen Middle-Fairview Elementary-Hampton Elementary-Oak Hill Elementary-Parkview Vi…

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20-Day Extended Year Schools Resume Classes on August 8, 2017

Greensboro, N.C - Kris and Kevin Wheat are more than high school sweethearts and the parents of two sons and a daughter. They’re both principals at High Point schools. And both will welcome students back to class on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. …

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Assistant Principal Recognized as District Employee of the Month of August 2017

Greensboro, N.C. – For Lisé Timmons McLaughlin, it’s about relationships. Connecting with people and building those relationships is how she succeeded as a Student Services Administrator in the Central Region, and how she plans to …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: August 7-13, 2017

Monday, August 7    9:30 a.m.    Achievement Gap Committee Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)5:15 p.m.    Achievement Gap Committee Data Presentation (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greens…

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New Principals Announced for 12 GCS Schools

Greensboro, N.C – As the district welcomed students at 11 schools on the first day of the 2017-18 school year, Guilford County Schools announced a new school support officer and 12 principal appointments following a special called meeting of th…

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GCS Implements Student Athletic Fee

Greensboro, N.C. – GCS students planning to participate in sports this year will need to pay a $45 athletic fee.The one-time annual fee covers the student for the entire year, regardless of the number of sports they play. The district implement…

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GCS Students Return to Class August 3, 2017

Greensboro, N.C. – Some GCS students may be heading back to the classroom before the rest of their peers, but their teachers and principals are going the extra mile to see that their first day back is a memorable one.Classes at 11 of the distri…

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School Board Approves Final Budget for 2017-18

Greensboro, N.C. – the Guilford County Board of Education approved a final budget for the 2017-18 school year. The budget reflects the approved county appropriation, state and federal funds.  The total budget approved is $729,928,427, of …

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District Announces New School Support Officers, Principals

Greensboro, N.C – At its meeting on Thursday, the Guilford County Board of Education accepted the superintendent’s recommendation to name seven principals and five school support officers, effective August 1. Valerie Akins, Leigh Jones, …

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Proposed Public Records Policy Open for Comment

Greensboro, N.C – At its meeting Thursday, the Guilford County Board of Education reviewed a draft policy regarding public records requests and submitted it for a 30-day period of public comment. The proposed policy, drafted by the Policy Comm…

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Hunter Elementary Set to Open New Building

Greensboro, N.C – Hunter Elementary students will start the school year in a brand new building. The new building is complete and demolition of the old building has begun. Staff was able to begin moving in after the last day of school in June. …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - July 31 - August 6, 2017

Tuesday, August 19 a.m.    High Point Central High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Cafeteria, 801 Ferndale Blvd., High Point)Thursday, August 3First day of school for early colleges, middle colleges and academiesAcademy at Smith…

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Open Houses Ready to Begin for GCS Schools

Greensboro, N.C – It’s only July, but GCS students and staff are getting ready to go back into the classroom. Students at the early and middle colleges and academies will return on August 3, with additional schools starting on August 9 an…

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Academic All-Star Camp Offers Some Fun and Games

Greensboro, N.C – When Maura Toole begins her freshman year at Grimsley this fall, she won’t be as anxious as some of her peers. She’s already been on campus and met a few of her future classmates. Toole is one of 150 students part…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events - July 24 - 30, 2017

Monday, July 24 9 a.mWestern High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Administration Conf. Rm., 409 Friendway Rd., Greensboro)Wednesday, July 26 8:30 a.m.Southern High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Admin. Office, 5700 Drake Rd., Greensb…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - July 17-23, 2017

 Tuesday, July 182:30 p.m.    Legislative Committee Meeting (Swann Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Wednesday, July 199 a.m.Bluford Elementary School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Media Center, 1901 Tuscaloosa St., Greensboro…

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New Leaders Appointed in Guilford County Schools

Greensboro, Nc - At a special called meeting today, the Guilford County Board of Education accepted Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras’ recommendations for several leadership appointments.Dr. Whitney Oakley was named Assistant Superintendent of…

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School and District Leaders Lend a Hand

Greensboro, N.C. – GCS school and district leaders are serving youths and their families in a variety of ways this summer. Volunteers are helping in food pantries, community gardens, recreation centers and libraries through the Summer of Servic…

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Parents, Teachers Invited to Exceptional Children’s Institute

Greensboro, N.C. – Educators, parents, partner agencies and the community are invited to a three-day summer institute designed to support those who work with exceptional children.For the third consecutive year, the GCS Exceptional Children depa…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - July 3-9, 2017

Thursday, July 6    Noon    Board of Education Special Session for Personnel Matters (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, NC)Upcoming Events & InvitationsTuesday, July 11    4 p.m.  &n…

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New Hunter Elementary Nears Completion

Greensboro, N.C. – It’s coming down to landscaping and furniture. Construction on the new Hunter Elementary is substantially complete, and the building is now occupied by the school’s staff. Workers are now beginning to demolish the…

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Board Revises Meeting Schedule for 2017-18

Greensboro, N.C. – The GCS Board of Education agreed to move its meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, May 24, 2018 to Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in order to avoid conflicts with high school graduations and end-of-grade testing.The remainder o…

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Transportation Request Deadline Approaching

Greensboro, N.C. – Parents have until July 5 to submit a request to secure transportation for the first day of school. Requests after July 5 are not guaranteed transportation during the first 10 days of school.All requests are to be submitted t…

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Board Designates Funding to Add Security Cameras to Schools

Greensboro, N.C. – Eighty-nine Guilford County Schools sites will receive new or upgraded security cameras over the next nine years, assuming funds are available. The Guilford County Board of Education approved the plan at its meeting Thursday.…

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Board Approves Interim Budget Resolution

Greensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Board of Education adopted an interim budget resolution Thursday as the district awaits the final word on the state allocation for fiscal year 2017-18, which begins July 1.Earlier this month, the county ap…

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Board Appoints Chief of Schools, New Principals and Leaders

Greensboro, N.C. – Central Region Superintendent Tony Watlington will become the district’s Chief of Schools, the Board of Education announced Thursday. His was one of several appointments made at the meeting as the district prepares to t…

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Cook, Custodian Recognized as District Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C - Doing one job well is worthy of recognition. Doing two jobs well is worthy of the title of Employee of the Month for Luzena Ruiz-Artica.Ruiz-Artica is primarily an assistant chef at Allen Jay Middle, but also handles custodial dutie…

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GCS Students Learn Through Serving at Camp

Greensboro, N.C. – Forty GCS students began their summer break with more than just fun in mind. They are planning fundraising events for people without homes, developing sensory horse trails, working with people with disabilities and teaching t…

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GCS District Relations Team Collects 11 National Awards

Greensboro, N.C - The Guilford County Schools District Relations team has been recognized for their work in promoting teacher campaigns, parent programs and the Superintendent’s transition, among other projects.District Relations captured 11 aw…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - June 26 - July 2, 2017

Monday, June 26    9 a.m.Western High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Administration Conf. Rm., 409 Friendway Rd., Greensboro)Wednesday, June 28    8:30 a.m.Southern High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Adm…

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GPA Inspires Schools and Families to Work Together

A little over a week after the last day of the school year, principals, teachers and parent leaders are back at it planning for the 2017-18 year. To help ensure the year is off to a success, on Tuesday Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) hosted the first-e…

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Student Reassignment Deadline Approaching

Greensboro, N.C -  Guilford County Schools students who wish to attend a school other than their assigned neighborhood school for the 2017-2018 year must apply for reassignment by 5 p.m., July 5. The normal July 1 deadline has been extended due …

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Principal Kafele To Headline Guilford Parent Academy Home-School Partnerships Summit

WHAT: As school leaders are closing out the school year and planning for a successful 2017-18 year, Guilford Parent Academy is hosting a Home-School Partnerships Summit. When families and educators join together, they build strong home-school partner…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from June 19 - 25, 2017

Monday, June 19Administrative Offices Begin Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed on FridayTuesday, June 209 a.m.Student Assignment Panel Hearing (900 English Rd., High Point)Wes Cashwell, Alan Duncan, Darlene GarrettWe…

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Kearns Academy to Temporarily Relocate to Welborn Academy

Greensboro, N.C – Work has begun to temporarily relocate Kearns Academy to the Welborn Academy of Science and Technology’s campus at 1710 McGuinn Drive, High Point.High Point Central will use the Tomlinson Building, where Kearns Academy i…

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Two Students Celebrated at Gateway Education Center Graduation

Greensboro, N.C. – Gateway Education Center celebrated two graduating students during a special ceremony Wednesday night.On behalf of the graduate’s classroom staff, school counselor, Shantra Gray, delivered the commencement address for A…

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Penn-Griffin Seniors Celebrate Graduation and Service

Greensboro, N.C – Penn-Griffin School of the Arts celebrated its Class of 2017 and the service those graduates provided the community.All 43 graduates received their diplomas as well as recognition for service-learning hours at the graduation c…

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Weaver Academy Celebrates 52 Graduates

Greensboro, N.C – Weaver Academy, named best high school in the state by U.S. News and World Report, celebrated its graduation ceremony for 52 students on Thursday night June 8, 2017Principal Johncarlos Miller had a few final words to say to th…

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Twilight Celebrates 46 Graduates

Greensboro, N.C. – The auditorium filled with colors as 46 graduates of Twilight High filed into the Northern High auditorium Wednesday night. Each graduate wore the color of his or her home school but was proud to be called a Twilight alum.Mic…

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Record Number of 2017 Graduates Recognized for Service-Learning

Greensboro, N.C. – A record 1,651 members of the Class of 2017 will receive a service-learning recognition for giving at least 100 hours of service to the community while enhancing what they learned in school.In total, GCS’ Class of 2017 …

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Christine Joyner Greene Education Center Celebrates Seven Grads

Greensboro, N.C. – Seven students and their families held a special graduation ceremony at Christine Joyner Greene Education Center Tuesday night.The guests celebrated their time at the school, which serves students with special needs, and the …

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Four Students Graduate from Haynes-Inman Education Center

Greensboro, N.C – Laughter and some happy tears filled the gym at Haynes-Inman Education Center June 6, 2017 night when families celebrated the graduation of four students.All four students also received recognition for giving at least 100 serv…

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GCS Challenges Students to Keep Reading This Summer

Greensboro, N.C. – The “lazy” days of summer are almost here, but students need to keep their minds active during the summer break. To help students avoid the summer slide, GCS has partnered with local businesses to encourage studen…

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This Week in GCS: Graduations and the Last Day of School

Tuesday, June 6Setting up for Graduations!, 11 a.m. to Noon (Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center) – It’s time to start getting ready for GCS’ traditional high school graduations at the Greensboro Coliseum. News media is invite…

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GCS Students Selected for Competitive Study Abroad Opportunities

Greensboro, N.C. – Three Guilford County Schools students will participate in selective study abroad opportunities this summer.Kena Lemu, a junior at the STEM Early College at N.C. A&T, is one of 20 female students in the U.S. selected to p…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from June 5 - 11, 2017

Board of Education Calendar of Events June 5 - 11, 2017Tuesday, June 6, 2017:9 a.m.High Point Central High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Cafeteria, 801 Ferndale Blvd., High Point)5 p.m.Graduation: Haynes-Inman Education Center (Haynes-Inman …

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Rick Cobb Named District Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C. – In GCS, learning is a lifelong pursuit. Helping teachers and other staff continue their professional development is the job of program administrator Rick Cobb, who was named the district’s June Employee of the Month, sp…

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This Week in GCS: Wrapping Up the School Year

Thursday, June 1Retiring Teacher Surprise, 2 p.m. (Oak Hill Elementary, 320 Wrightenberry Street, High Point) – The Randolph County Honor Guard will surprise teacher Jane Hanson by honoring her for her patriotism, dedication to veteran and the …

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Middle College at Uncg Graduates Inspired by Aluma

Greensboro, N.C. – The Middle College at UNCG awarded 47 diplomas to seniors in the Flemming Gymnasium Thursday night. The graduates leave with a combined 996 college credits earned in the past four years, more than 11,000 service-learning hour…

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McCully Named GCS Chief Operations Officer

Greensboro, N.C – Guilford County Schools (GCS) will have a new Chief Operations Officer starting July 1, 2017. The Guilford County Board of Education unanimously appointed Scott McCully to the position at its meeting on Night of May 25, 2017In…

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GCS Recognizes Athletes of Character

Greensboro, N.C. – Eight GCS student athletes were recognized for their sportsmanship and character at Thursday night’s Guilford County Schools Board of Education meeting. The students were named GCS Athletes of Character during the month…

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Three GCS Students Receive Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Greensboro, N.C. – Three Guilford County Schools students are being honored for their outstanding volunteer service. Savannah Albright, a senior at Northern High; Kiersten Cook, a senior at Southeast High; and Ashley Neeley, a senior at Southea…

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Early College at Guilford Graduation Celebrates 46 Scholars

Greensboro, N.C – The Early College at Guilford’s graduation celebrated the accomplishments of its 46 students Thursday May 25, 2017 afternoonGraduates earned $8,300,000 in scholarship offers, including some of the most competitive in the…

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20 GCS Schools Honored for Promising Character Practices

Greensboro, N.C. – Twenty Guilford County Schools are being recognized nationally for strategies they use to promote character education in their schools. The 20 schools received 2017 Promising Practice Awards from the national organization, Ch…

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Middle College at Bennett Graduates Recognized for Academics, Service

Greensboro, N.C. – The Middle College at Bennett honored 23 young women with their high school diplomas Wednesday morning. All 23 have been accepted into a two- or four-year college, and all have transferable college credits that will help put …

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Greensboro College Middle College Celebrates 68 Graduates

School offers honor-level curriculum; opportunity for dual enrollment in high school and collegeGreensboro, N.C. -- Greensboro College Middle College awarded 68 diplomas to graduates in the Odell Auditorium Thursday morning.Greensboro College Middle …

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The Academy at Smith Celebrates Seniors

Greensboro, N.C – The Academy at Smith celebrated graduation with 49 seniors Wednesday at the N.C. A&T Harrison Auditorium.Among the graduates was Lauryn Hall, a student who started losing her hearing in 2015, but that wouldn’t stop h…

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Reading Teaches Communication at Special Needs School

Greensboro, N.C – The three students in Colleen Watson’s classroom are learning about insects. First they read a book about insects, then they study plastic replicas of various insects to see how they compare to the ones in the book. Fina…

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STEM Early College at N.C. A and T Leave High School with College Experience

Greensboro, N.C. – The STEM Early College at N.C. A&T honored 43 graduates with their high school diplomas Wednesday afternoon May 24, 2017The graduates started their high school careers taking honors and Advanced Placement courses in 9th a…

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Middle College at N.C. A and T Celebrates Graduations

Greensboro, N.C. – The Middle College at N.C. A&T celebrated the graduation of 31 young men Wednesday night.Those graduates included several who will be the first in their families to attend college.One of those first-generation college stu…

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GCS Board of Education Awards Two Construction Contracts

Greensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Board of Education approved two contracts and received updates on ongoing construction projects at its meeting Thursday night.The school board voted to award H.M. Kern Corporation a $420,000 contract for H…

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Board Confirms Title I Model for 2017-18

Greensboro, N.C. – The Board of Education confirmed the Title I funding model for the 2017-18 school year after getting final poverty data for 2017.Thresholds for schools to receive Title I funds will be set at 44 percent poverty rates. Based o…

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District Names Principals for Five Schools

Greensboro, N.C. – Five GCS schools – Page High, Peck Elementary, Southwest High, Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary and Falkener Elementary – will have new principals for 2017-18.Marshall Matson, principal of Mendenhall Middle, was…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events - May 29 - June 4, 2017

Monday, May 29Memorial Day Holiday Schools and Offices ClosedWednesday, May 312:30 p.m.Legislative Committee Meeting (Swann Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Upcoming Events and InvitationsTuesday, June 69 a.m.High Point Central High School Buildin…

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Middle College at GTCC-High Point Graduates Earn High School Diploma College Credits

Greensboro, N.C. – The Middle College at GTCC-High Point celebrated 32 graduating seniors at the GTCC Koury Auditorium Tuesday night.Among the graduates was Krishna Talati who earned her high school diploma and associate’s degree in just …

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Graduates Receive Diplomas from Kearns Academy at Central

Greensboro, N.C. – The Kearns Academy at Central celebrated 37 graduates at the GTCC Koury Auditorium this afternoon. The school is a medical careers and information technology magnet program. A number of students were able to not only earn the…

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Just Over a Week Left to Submit Magnet Transportation Applications

Greensboro, NC – Students and families attending GCS magnet schools or high school option schools have about a week to submit transportation applications if they want to ride the bus to school next year. Those applications must be submitted no …

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Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro Prepares First Generation College Students

Greensboro, N.C. – Graduating high school is a momentous occasion for everyone, but it takes on a different meaning when you know you will be the first person in your family to attend college. That is the reality for more than 75 percent of sen…

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Middle College at GTCC-Jamestown Celebrates First GCS Graduation

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools celebrated its first graduates of the season at the Koury Auditorium yesterday. The Middle College at GTCC-Jamestown gave diplomas to 48 seniors.Among those graduating were Emily Medlin, who volunteers…

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Guilford Parent Academy Hosts 7th Annual Family Fun Day

Greensboro, N.C. – The sun was shining, the pool was cool and the fun was free at High Point City Lake Park today. Thousands of students, parents and friends came out to enjoy quality time together at Guilford County Schools’ 7th annual F…

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GCS Students Soar at Skills USA Contest

Eight first-place winners will move on to national competition in JuneGreensboro, N.C. – Thousands of students, teachers, and industry members were in attendance for the annual SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference, held in Greensboro Apri…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events - May 22 - 28, 2017

Monday, May 22    9 a.m - Western High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Administration Conference Room, 409 Friendway Rd., Greensboro)5:30 p.m - Graduation: The Middle College at GTCC-Jamestown (GTCC-Jamestown Koury Auditorium)7:…

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GCS Wins Top Honor in State Scholastic Competition

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools earned top honors in this year’s North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities’ (NCASA) competition.As part of the Scholastic Cup, NCASA hosts scholastic competitions throughout the …

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Grimsley Senior Receives National Merit Scholarship

Greensboro, N.C. – A third GCS senior has been awarded a competitive National Merit Scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).Mary Helen Wood, a senior at Grimsley High, received $2,500 from the NMSC. The organization se…

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Heart of A Champion Awarded to Two GCS Athletes

Greensboro, N.C. – Two Guilford County Schools students are being recognized for their outstanding sportsmanship. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) selected 19 athletes from across the state for its “Heart of A …

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This Week in GCS: Graduation Season in Full Swing

Tuesday, May 16Multicultural Concert, 7 p.m. (Southwest High, 4364 Barrow Road, High Point) – Music students at Southwest High will celebrate diversity during a multicultural concert. The jazz band will premiere a work by Chad Eby, jazz professor a…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - May 15 - 21, 2017

Monday, May 155 p.m. Long-Term Suspension Appeal Hearing (Room 203, 120 Franklin Blvd., Greensboro) Tuesday, May 162 p.m. Say Yes to Education Board Orientation Session (Swann Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro) Wednesday, May 179 a.m. Bluford Ele…

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Early and Middle Colleges and Academy Graduations Begin

Greensboro, N.C – After 13 years of learning and growing, the first members Guilford County Schools’ Class of 2017 will walk across the stage to receive their diplomas in just over a week!Anyone interested in celebrating the success of their grad…

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School Board Approves Budget Request for 2017-18

Greensboro, N.C. – Putting limited resources in the areas where they are most needed and can serve the most students, while preserving positions and services in schools, is the top priority of the Guilford County Board of Education. Tonight, they a…

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High Point Central Student Named Jefferson Scholar

Greensboro, N.C. – Elizabeth “Eliza” Fisher, a senior at High Point Central High School, has been awarded one of the most highly selective merit scholarships in the nation. The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia selecte…

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GCS Schools Ranked Nationally for Most Challenging High Schools

Greensboro, N.C. – Sixteen Guilford County high schools are being recognized nationally for making academically rigorous courses available to all students.The Washington Post recently released its 2017 Most Challenging High Schools list. Simply mak…

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School Board Reappoints Miller to Board of Trustees

Greensboro, N.C – The Guilford County Board of Education voted to reappoint David S. Miller to represent the school district on the GTCC Board of Trustees. The appointment is for a four-year term. Miller’s current term expires at the end of June.…

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GCS School Board Approves Non-Traditional Calendars for 2017-18

Greensboro, N.C – The Guilford County Board of Education approved the 2017-18 calendars for non-traditional schools at its meeting Tuesday night on May 9, 2017.The calendars were developed in alignment (where possible) with the 2017-18 traditional …

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Five GCS Schools Named 2017 National Schools of Character

GCS now has 12 National Schools of Character and is one of 30 National Districts of CharacterGreensboro, N.C. -- Five Guilford County Schools were just named 2017 National Schools of Character by www.Character.orgErwin Montessori, Grimsley High, Hayn…

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Two GCS Seniors Named N.C. Presidential Scholars

Greensboro, N.C – Two Guilford County Schools seniors are recognized as North Carolina candidates for the Presidential Scholars Program.The program, established in 1964, recognizes and honors some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating hig…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from May 8 - 14, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017:6 p.m. -- Board of Education Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Wednesday, May 10, 2017:9 a.m. -- Guilford Middle School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Grange Building, 320 Lindley Rd., Greensboro)Thursday, May 1…

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Two GCS Students Earn Park Scholarships

Greensboro, N.C – Ethan Strubinger, senior at Northern High, and Nicolas Wirtz, senior at the Early College at Guilford, earned two of this year’s highly competitive Park Scholarships.The Park Scholarships program brings exceptional students to N…

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Guilford County Schools News for the Week of May 8, 2017

This Week in GCS: Graduates, Grants and the BudgetTuesday, May 9, 2017:Teacher Wins STEM Grant, 8 a.m. (Northern High, 7101 Spencer Dixon Road, Greensboro) – The Oral Surgery Institute of the Carolinas is delivering $500 to four different high scho…

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Two GCS Students Awarded Morehead-Cain Scholarships

The prestigious award covers all expenses for four years at UNC-Chapel HillGreensboro, N.C. -- GCS graduating seniors make up two of only 37 students in the state and 66 in the world to receive the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship from UNC-Chape…

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Seniors on Parade, Encouraging Students to Soar to Greatness

Greensboro, N.C – Guilford County Schools elementary students will get a little extra motivation and encouragement to soar to greatness from those who have succeeded: graduating seniors.Every GCS elementary school will get a special visit from grad…

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Northern High Drafting Students Design Addition for Camp Weaver

Greensboro, N.C – Three Northern High students are using knowledge gained in the classroom to help a local nonprofit.Hannah Mangum, Sydney Inman and Mason Eades are all seniors in Michelle Wallace’s Architectural Advanced Studies class. They were…

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Social Worker Named District Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C. – Stephanie Blake didn’t know what kind of urgent information would be shared at yesterday’s Jefferson Elementary staff meeting, but she knew she needed to be there. Much to her surprise, the meeting was actually a plot to anno…

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GCS Celebrates 'A-MAY-zing' Employees

Greensboro, N.C – With nearly 5,000 teachers and 10,000 employees, one day or week is simply not enough time to say thank you.That’s why GCS is encouraging the community to extend National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-13) and Teacher Apprecia…

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Magnet Transportation Applications Due by June 1, 2017

GCS transportation office to stay open late on Wednesdays in May to accept applicationsGreensboro, NC -- Students and families attending GCS magnet schools or high school option schools who want to ride the bus to school next year need to submit thei…

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Newcomers School Welcomes Students Through Reading

Greensboro, N.C. -- The media center at Doris Henderson Newcomers School is not just a place to check out books. It’s a place to connect and feel empowered to help others.Reading is a priority for teachers and staff at this unique school, which ser…

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GCS Board Approves Professional Development Contract

Greensboro, NC – In an effort to strengthen and grow effective school leaders and improve learning in classrooms, the Guilford County Board of Education approved a contract with New Leaders to provide professional development to the district’s pr…

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Board Approves Meeting Schedule for 2017-18

Greensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Board of Education approved its meeting schedule for the next school year.The schedule will follow the second Tuesday, fourth Thursday meeting sequence with a few exceptions. You may view the schedule by click…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - May 1 - 7, 2017

Board of Education Calendar of Events May 1 – 7, 2017Monday, May 16:30 p.m.- Public Forum Regarding High School Ahead Academy (Auditorium, 1401 Summit Ave., Greensboro)Tuesday, May 29 a.m.- High Point Central High School Building Advisory Team Meet…

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GCS School Board Approves New Names for Two High School Gyms

Greensboro, N.C – The Guilford County Board of Education voted on two separate name nominations for Western High’s new gym and High Point Central High’s gymnasium court at its meeting on April 27, 2017Western High’s new gym will be named in h…

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McConoughey Named Media Specialist of the Year

Greensboro, N.C – Northern Middle School’s media specialist, Rachel McConoughey, is the 2017 Media Specialist of the Year.The Guilford Association of School Libraries (GASL) selected McConoughey for the honor for her ability to create a welcoming…

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School Board Recognizes 2017 Poets Laureate

Greensboro, N.C – On National “Poem in Your Pocket” Day, the Guilford County Board of Education recognized nine students named 2017 Poets Laureate.The students were identified through a partnership between Guilford County Schools and the Greens…

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GCS Schools Ranked as Some of the Best in the Country

Greensboro, N.C. -- U.S. News and World Report recognized 11 GCS schools on its 2017 Best High School Rankings.Weaver Academy was named the best high school in North Carolina and number 39 in the country. The Early College at Guilford ranked third in…

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GCS Students Receive National Merit Scholarships

Greensboro, N.C – Two Guilford County Schools students will receive some of this year’s first National Merit Scholarships.Benjamin Rowles, a senior at the Early College at Guilford, and Elisabeth Molnar, a senior at Northwest High, each received …

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55 Students Earn Global Navigator Scholarships to Study Abroad

Greensboro, N.C. – Dozens of Guilford County Schools (GCS) students will travel to 14 different countries this summer thanks to Global Navigator Scholarships from the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).  This year, 55 GCS high sc…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - April 24 - 30, 2017

Monday, April 249 a.m. - Western High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Administration Conference Room, 409 Friendway Rd., Greensboro)Wednesday, April 269:30 a.m. - Southern High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Administrative Office, 5700…

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GCS: Volunteer and Afterschool Appreciation Week

Tuesday, April 25Volunteer Coordinator Social, Noon to 1 p.m. (Central Office Board Room, 712 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro) – It is Volunteer Appreciation Week! This week, GCS takes extra time to say thanks to all the parents, community members and…

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GCS Student Wins State Science Fair Honor

Greensboro, N.C – A GCS student’s science project is getting statewide honors.Marcus Williams, a fifth-grade student at Millis Road Elementary, received an “exemplary award” at the state science fair, the top honor for elementary students, fo…

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GCS Theatre Students to Compete in International Festival

Greensboro, N.C – Eleven Guilford County Schools students will compete in the International Thespian Festival this June, after scoring Superior ratings at the state level.The N.C. Thespian State Festival honors the achievement of high school theatr…

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Four GCS Students Soon to be Published Authors

Greensboro, N.C. – Four GCS students will receive $1,000 each from American Reading Company to publish books written by the students.GCS middle school students are asked to author books as part of a final project. Several students sent the books to…

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GCS Students Participate in Global Youth Service Day

Students across Guilford County will participate in Global Youth Service Day. The day is a historical movement for youth all over the world to mobilize as leaders to investigate and address some of the most critical needs in their communities. This y…

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Western High Teacher Named Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

Greensboro, N.C. – Western High social studies teacher Zach Creech is one of 35 highly respected educators selected as the 11th group of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The fellows will participate in expedit…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - April 17 - 23, 2017

Tuesday, April 18Noon - Joint Capital/Facilities Planning Committee Meeting (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)2:30 p.m. - Policy Committee Meeting (Swann Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Wednesday, April 199 a.m. - Bluford Elementary Scho…

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Weaver Student Named National Aspirations in Computing Winner

NCWIT recognized 10 GCS students on national and local levelsGreensboro, N.C. -- Young women studying computing in Guilford County Schools are receiving local and national recognition for their achievements from the National Center for Women and Info…

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Applications Open for GCS Summer Arts Institute

Greensboro, N.C. -- Applications are open for Guilford County Schools’ Summer Arts Institute (SAI).The high energy, fast-paced arts enrichment program helps students gain additional insight and depth into all aspects of the arts discipline outside …

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Carson Fund Honors 17 GCS Students with Scholarships

Five additional GCS students recognized for renewing Carson Scholar statusGreensboro, N.C. -- The Carson Scholars Fund will recognized 17 Guilford County Schools students as role models and future leaders with college scholarships this year.The Carso…

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Parent Volunteer Positions Open, GPA Encourages Parents to Apply

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) is currently looking for parent volunteers to serve as grassroots parent coordinators at Guilford County Schools (GCS) middle schools and Title I parent ambassadors at Title I schools during the 2017…

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Guilford County Board of Education Calendar of Events - April 10 -16, 2017

Monday, April 10 – Friday, April 14Spring Break for StudentsFriday, April 14Central Offices ClosedUpcoming Events & InvitationsTuesday, April 182:30 p.m. - Policy Committee Meeting (Swann Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro)Wednesday, April 199…

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GCS Making Difficult Choices in Budget

Guilford County Board of Education to discuss budget recommendations at work session on April 19, 2017.Greensboro, N.C. -- As Guilford County Schools faces another tough budget cycle, the combined impact of the state’s class-size reduction mandate …

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GCS Celebrates Volunteers in April

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools gives special thanks to all the parents, community members and others who volunteer their time and talents so students may soar to greatness. At its meeting Tuesday night, the Guilford County Board of Educ…

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GCS Honors Battle of the Books Winners

Greensboro, N.C. – Twelve teams were recognized for their performance in GCS’ Battle of the Books competition. Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program that tests knowledge of students using a “quiz bowl” format.  Students at the e…

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Superintendent Transition Team Outlines Key Areas for Improvement

Recommendations to be considered when developing GCS’ next strategic planGreensboro, N.C. -- For Guilford County Schools to remain a leader in education, it must create clear academic goals, develop a more effective strategy for turning around low-…

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Teachers Recognized as Distinguished Science Teachers of the Year

Lovett and Linn earn regional state awardsGreensboro, N.C. -- Two GCS science teachers received recognition for their work in the classroom. The North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) named Amy Lovett of Morehead Elementary and Emma Linn…

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Dudley High Heroes Named District Employees of the Month

Four staff members rewarded for helping save the life of a substitute teacherGreensboro, N.C. -- Substitute teacher Frances Freeman believes she would not be alive today if it weren’t for the quick actions of four employees at Dudley High. On Feb. …

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Board Seeks Public Comment on Nontraditional Calendars

Greensboro, N.C. – The public is invited to comment on calendar options for Guilford County Schools’ non-traditional schools for the next 30 days.The proposed calendars would be for the upcoming 2017-18 school year and were developed in alignment…

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Superintendent’s Recommended Budget Emphasizes Priorities

Greensboro, N.C. – Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras, Ph.D., wants to provide each student with the knowledge and skills to soar to greatness, but adequate funding is needed to make that a reality in Guilford County Schools.Contreras presented her…

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Original Freedom Writer Inspires Parents and School Leaders

GREENSBORO, N.C – Guilford County Schools (GCS) leaders, parents and community members gathered on March 31, 2017 at the Deep River Event Center to hear from renowned speaker and author Manny Scott.Scott is an original Freedom Writer whose story is…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - April 3 - 9, 2017

Monday, April 35 – 8 p.m. Board of Education Work Session – Transition Team Findings and Recommendations (Bennett College, Global Learning Center, 521 Gorrell St., Greensboro)Dinner available at 5 p.m.; meeting to start promptly at 5:30 p.m.Tuesd…

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Student Reassignment Period Opens from April 3, 2017

Students and families may request a school reassignment through July 3.Greensboro, N.C. -- The application period is now open for students requesting reassignment for the 2017-18 school year and will remain open until noon on July 3, 2017.Parents may…

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Guilford County Schools News for the Week of April 3, 2017

This Week in GCS: Superintendent Releases Recommended BudgetTuesday, April 4, 2017:Logistics Students to Attend National ProMat Conference, 6:35 a.m. (Western High, 409 Friendway Road, Greensboro) – Students in Western High’s logistics class will…

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GCS Students Attend National Service-Learning Conference

Greensboro, N.C. – Thirteen Guilford County Schools students are reenergized and full of new ideas for improving their communities after attending the 28th annual National Service-Learning Conference in Anaheim, Calif.Students Kinza Hussain from Ra…

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This Week in GCS: Family Engagement; Superintendent’s Transition Team

Tuesday, March 28Surveying the Solar System, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Pleasant Garden Elementary, 4833 Pleasant Garden Road, Pleasant Garden) – Presenters from the Morehead Planetarium will present "Surveying the Solar System" to Pleasant Garden third-…

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High Point Central Media Center Renovation Underway

Greensboro, N.C. – High Point Central’s renovation project is in its second phase, converting the old cafeteria into a new media center.The Guilford County Board of Education received an update on all construction projects at its meeting Thursday…

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Penn-Griffin Wins District Black History Quiz Bowl

Greensboro, N.C. – Penn-Griffin School of the Arts students won back their title as GCS Black History Quiz Bowl Champions for 2017.The team of Morgan Jones, Jewel Tillman and Ce’Ondra Ellison was recognized at the Guilford County Board of Educati…

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First Seven Recommendations Released from Superintendent’s Transition Team

Greensboro, N.C. – How to attract and keep the best teachers and principals in Guilford County Schools is the focus of the first seven recommendations released by the Superintendent’s Transition Team.The transition team’s Talent Development sub…

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GCS Students Recognized at State PTA Reflections Contest

Greensboro, N.C. – Eleven Guilford County Schools students were recognized at the state level for their work in the PTA Reflections contest.The North Carolina PTA Reflections contest is a national arts recognition program that encourages students t…

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GCS Student’s Artwork Recognized Nationally

Greensboro, N.C. – Page High junior Claire Audilet brought home a silver medal from the National Scholastic Art Competition for her illustration, “Room at the Met.”Audilet was one of five GCS students entered into the national competition after…

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Murphey Traditional Academy Takes Reading to the Next Level

Greensboro, N.C. – Murphey Traditional Academy students read more than 1,000 minutes last month on average. Students at this school of about 300 recorded 311,681 minutes of reading in February, qualifying them as a GCS Reads 30 school of the Month.…

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Guilford County Schools News for the Week of March 20, 2017

This Week in GCS: Teaching Families and TeachersTuesday, March 21, 2017:Free Tutoring and Online Digital Resources Are Just One Click Away, 6 to 7 p.m. (Johnson Street Global Studies, 1601 Johnson St., High Point NC) –Homework can be hard for child…

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GCS Encourages Parents to Register Students for Kindergarten

Greensboro, N.C – It is the time for families to register their students for kindergarten!Families may register at any time, up to and including the beginning of school, but GCS encourages families to enroll in the spring to ensure they receive imp…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for March 17 - 24, 2017

Tuesday, March 212 p.m - Long-Term Suspension Appeal Panel (120 Franklin Blvd., Greensboro)Wednesday, March 229:30 a.m - Southern High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Administrative Office, 5700 Drake Rd., Greensboro)11 a.m - New Board Member …

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Middle School Students Awarded Service-Learning Grants from Local Rotary Clubs

Greensboro, N.C – GCS middle school students have plans to make their communities a little better. This morning, six student groups from four middle schools were awarded grants from local Rotary Clubs to implement service-learning projects of their…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for March 13 - 20, 2017

Wednesday, March 159 a.m.- Bluford Elementary School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Media Center, 1701 Tuscaloosa St., Greensboro)Noon - Smith High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Media Center, 2407 S. Holden Rd., Greensboro)Thursday, March 1…

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Jefferson Elementary to Receive 'Engineering is Elementary' Kits

Greensboro, N.C – Students at Jefferson Elementary will have the opportunity to study and solve real engineering problems thanks to a grant from the “Ignite the Power of STEM Grant Program.”Fifth-grade teacher Jennifer Cassidy won the $2,000 gr…

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Guilford County Schools News for the Week of March 13, 2017

This Week in GCS: Expanding School CommunitiesTuesday, March 14Pi Day Projects, 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Guilford Middle, 320 Lindley Road, Greensboro) – In honor of 3/14, Guilford Middle eighth-grade students will present “Pi Day”…

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Board Considers Three Name Nominations

Greensboro, N.C – The Guilford County Board of Education invites the public to comment on three separate name nominations during the next 30 days.The board is considering new names for Guilford Middle School, the new Western High Gymnasium and the …

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Board Recognizes Sit-In Essay and Poster Contest Winners

Greensboro, N.C – Eight GCS students were honored by N.C. A&T State University in this year’s February 1 Sit-In Essay and Poster Contest.Each year, in remembrance of the Feb. 1, 1960, sit-ins in Greensboro, the Office of Multicultural Student…

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Social Studies Teacher Recognized for Innovative Teaching Practice

Greensboro, N.C – A national organization recognized a social studies teacher at The Academy at Lincoln for her innovative class project to teach entrepreneurship and free enterprise education.Cynthia Taylor received the Leavey Award for Excellence…

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Faith Partnership Summit Connects Schools and Faith Leaders

Greensboro, N.C – Guilford County Schools principals and administrators joined members of the faith community and nonprofit organizations at the 2017 GCS Faith Partnership Summit March 6, 2017.The Faith Partnership Summit, sponsored by GCS and Say …

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Guilford County Schools News for the Week of March 6, 2017

Wednesday, March 8Dance a Difference Performance, 6 p.m. (Spring Arbor of Greensboro, 5125 Michaux Road, Greensboro) – Northern High National Honor Society for Dance Arts members will visit Spring Arbor of Greensboro to perform for the residents. M…

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GCS to Allow Sixth-Grade Students to Participate in Sports

Greensboro, N.C – Starting in the 2017-18 school year, sixth-grade students will be allowed to play on Guilford County Schools’ middle school sports teams, with the exception of football. Last year, the state board of education changed the policy…

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Board Requests Funding, Flexibility and Time for Class Size Changes

Greensboro, N.C. – Citing the importance of art, music and physical education in a well-rounded education as well as the $16.6 million price tag to GCS if a current class-size law is not changed, the Guilford County Board of Education passed a reso…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for March 2 - 9, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017:9 a.m. High Point Central High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Cafeteria, 801 Ferndale Blvd., High Point)Noon – 3 p.m. New Board Member Orientation (Swann Room, 712 N. Eugene St.) Academic Services, Session 1 – Dr. …

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GCS Schools Recognized for Work with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Greensboro, N.C. – Dozens of Guilford County Schools are being recognized for encouraging appropriate student behavior through positive reinforcement and preventative measures.The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recognized 35 GCS sc…

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Most Priority Projects on Track for Completion

Greensboro, N.C – Six of the seven remaining GCS priority projects are on schedule to be completed this summer.The Guilford County Board of Education received an update on construction projects at its meeting Tuesday. The projects scheduled to be c…

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Mendenhall Middle Named GCS Reads 30 School of the Month

Greensboro, N.C. – Sixth-grade teacher Rachel Warriner can see the difference. Some of her students at Mendenhall Middle who say the once disliked reading have experienced a change of heart, in part because of the opportunity to choose what they re…

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Pearce Custodian Named District Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C. – It was a much better surprise than he was expecting. Instead of a custodial emergency in a classroom, Luis Barreto was greeted this morning by congratulations and cheering staff and students, including his own son and grandchildr…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - February 23 - March 2, 2017

Thursday, February 232:30 p.m. Policy Committee Meeting (Swann Conference Room, Eugene Street)Monday, February 279:00 a.m. Western High School Building Advisory Team Meeting (Western High School Administration Conference Room, 409 Friendway Rd., Gree…

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Guilford County Schools News for the Week of February 20, 2017

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017:Guilford Apprenticeship Program (GAP) Open House, 6:30 p.m. (Brady Trane Service, 1915 N. Church Street, Greensboro) – GCS high school students have the opportunity to gain experience in their future career and earn free two-…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - February 16 - 23, 2017

Thursday, February 16Noon – 3:00 p.m. - New Board Member Orientation (Swann Conference Room, Eugene Street)Finance, Budget & Child Nutrition - Angie Henry, Chief Financial OfficerTuesday, February 211:00 p.m. - Facilities Committee Meeting (501…

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Guilford County Schools Provides Resources for Immigrant Families

Greensboro, N.C - Embracing the core value that students need to feel safe, welcomed, valued and protected before they can thrive in our schools, the Guilford County Schools is offering advice and support to immigrant and refugee families.Superintend…

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GCS Employees, Schools Donate More than $400,000 to United Ways

Greensboro, N.C – Guilford County Schools presented the United Ways of Greensboro and High Point with its largest donation to date, $402,227, during a reception at Northwood ElementaryThe funds are collected from employee donations and school fundr…

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Random Acts of Kindness in Guilford County Schools

Greensboro, N.C. – As the nation celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 12-18, Guilford County Schools will take it a step further to promote intentional acts of kindness to promote good attendance.“As a National District of Character …

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GCS Completes 2016 Strategic Plan; Releases Annual Report

Greensboro, N.C – Guilford County Schools released its 2016 Annual report, officially closing the district’s current Strategic Plan 2016: Achieving Educational Excellence - Personalizing Learning.The district’s progress as well as its ongoing c…

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This Week in GCS: Random Acts of Kindness; Love the Bus

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017:Special Thank You to Bus Drivers, 8:20 to 9 a.m. (Haynes-Inman Education Center, 200 Haynes Road, Jamestown) – It is National Love the Bus Week. Haynes-Inman bus drivers and safety assistants are specially trained in the equi…

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GCS Theatre Students and Staff Earn State Recognition

Greensboro, N.C – Two Guilford County Schools brought home 14 awards from the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) State High School Play Festival.Northwest High received awards for its productions of “This Side of Heaven” and “Charlotteâ…

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GCS Student Wins National Bus Safety Poster Competition

Greensboro, N.C – Anita Krasteva, a fifth grade student at Union Hill Elementary, won first place in the National School Bus Safety Poster Contest for grades 3-5.Anita and three others, including her two brothers, also won awards at the state level…

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Math Teacher Named District Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C. – Being a great math teacher is important to Northern Middle’s Darla Page, but what’s even more important are the relationships she builds with her students. Whether she’s welcoming them to her classroom before school each mo…

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This Week in GCS: Science, History and CTE

Tuesday, February 7High School Options Night, 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Union Hill Elementary, 3523 Triangle Lake Road, High Point) – The last of two High School Options nights will allow parents and students to interact with school staff from each of GCS’…

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GCS Announces Holiday Reading Challenge Winners

Students receive iPads, gift cards for reading 900 minutes during winter breakGreensboro, N.C. -- It’s February, but for a few dozen GCS students, the holidays are here again. During the past week, GCS surprised four students with iPad minis and ga…

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Sedalia Elementary Named GCS Reads 30 School of the Month

Greensboro, N.C. – A little recognition goes a long way at Sedalia Elementary, one of four GCS Reads 30 Schools of the Month for December. Students there read an average of 605 minutes that month, earning them the title for the Southeastern Region.…

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Thomas Built Buses to Make Donation to GCS

Thomas Built Buses and parent company Daimler Trucks North America will pledge $100,000 to support Guilford County Schools in 2017 as part of the DaimlerCares program. Through this program, Daimler Trucks North America is able to partner with each of…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events February 2-9, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2:00 p.m.Board Panel for Appeal of Long-Term Suspensions Decision (Duncan, Garrett, Welborn)120 Franklin Blvd., Room 203Saturday, February 4Board of Education Retreat (Eugene St. Board Room)Thursday, February 9, 6:00 p.m.Board o…

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GCS Students Honored Through Scholastic Art Awards

Nine students recognized; four will advance to the national competitionGreensboro, N.C. -- Nine GCS students were honored at the regional level for their entries in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Founded in 1923, the awards are the nation 

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Seven GCS Schools Named State Schools of Character

Greensboro, N.C. – Out of 18 State Schools of Character applicants from North Carolina, all seven 2017 State Schools of Character are from Guilford County Schools!Erwin Montessori, Grimsley High, Oak View Elementary, Dudley High, Southwest Elementa…

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GCS Students Named State Champions in Real World Design Challenge

Greensboro, N.C. -- Students from the STEM Early College at N.C. A & T will showcase their engineering skills on a national stage after being named North Carolina’s Real World Design Challenge State Champions.The Real World Design Challenge is …

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GCS Recognized Statewide for Communications

GCS earns 22 NCSPRA Blue Ribbon AwardsGreensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools received statewide awards for the work it does to share the stories of its schools and students. The North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) held it…

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Board Renames Aycock Middle After Dr. Melvin C. Swann Jr

Greensboro, N.C. – Aycock Middle School has been renamed after Dr. Melvin C. Swann Jr.The Guilford County Board of Education approved the name change at its meeting Thursday night.Swann worked as an educator in Guilford County for 36 years, serving…

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Board Updated on GCS Priority Projects

Greensboro, N.C. – Many GCS priority projects are on track to be completed by the end of 2017.The Guilford County Board of Education received an update on the projects at its meeting Thursday night. Updates include:- At the Hunter Elementary, repla…

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Board of Education Selects Calendar for 2017-18 School Year

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County families may start planning for the next school year. The Guilford County Board of Education approved the traditional-school calendar for the 2017-18 school year at its meeting Thursday night.The decision came aft…

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This Week in GCS: National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Wednesday, January 25GCS Science Fair, 8:45 a.m. to Noon (Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, 200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro) – GCS elementary students will present their science fair projects to parents, families and staff before a final awards cere…

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GCS Superintendent’s First 100 Days Focus on Soaring to Greatness

Greensboro, N.C. – How can we help Guilford County School students soar to greatness? That was the theme of Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras’ 100th day on the job, as well as her time since joining the district on August 22.In her first 100 day…

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This Week in GCS: January 17, 2017

Tuesday, January 17Family Donates Hundreds of Books to Kirkman Park Elementary, 10 a.m. (Kirkman Park Elementary, 1101 N. Centennial Street, High Point) – Students at Kirkman Park Elementary will take time to thank a local couple who donated more t…

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Guilford County Schools News January 18, 2017

Greensboro, N.C. – Providing a world-class education starts with world-class teachers. Guilford County Schools has three new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in its schools this year, keeping GCS’ number in the top 10 school districts in…

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Board Approves 'Achievement Avenue' at Dudley High

Greensboro, N.C – The new roadway at Dudley High School will be named “Achievement Avenue,” after the board of education approved the name at its meeting Friday.The name comes after a 30-day public comment period, during which 23 comments were …

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'Ken Wheat Alumni Room' Approved at Allen Jay Prep

Greensboro, N.C – Allen Jay Preparatory Academy’s history room is now the “Ken Wheat Alumni Room.”The board renamed the room after Ken Wheat, a longtime educator for Guilford County Schools who took great pride in his alma mater, Allen Jay Sc…

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GCS Weather Makeup Days

Greensboro, N.C – Inclement weather and dangerous road conditions caused Guilford County Schools (GCS) to close to students three days this week: Monday, Jan. 9; Tuesday, Jan. 10; and Wednesday, Jan. 11.Whenever schools are closed, the days of inst…

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GCS Closed for Students January 11, 2017

Greensboro, N.C. – Due to hazardous road conditions for school buses in significant portions of the County, GCS schools are closed  Wednesday, January 11, for students. It will be an optional teacher work day for employees. Central Offices will op…

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Custodian Named District Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C – Awilda Pagan has been an employee at Alamance Elementary for 10 years, but she’s been a part of the Alamance Elementary family for 18. It’s where her children attended, where she volunteered three days a week before taking a j…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events from January 2-10, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017:Optional Teacher Workday9:00 a.m. High Point Central High Building Advisory Team meeting (school cafeteria)Wednesday, January 4, 2017:Students Return to school from Winter BreakThursday, January 5, 2017:No Events ReportedFrid…

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This Week in GCS: Season of Giving

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016:Mary’s House Gift Giving, 7 to 8:45 p.m. (Northwest High, 5240 Northwest School Road, Greensboro) – Northwest High’s leadership class is giving Christmas gifts to families at Mary’s House. They raised $26,478. The stude…

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GCS Board of Education Programs for December 19 - 30, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016:9:15 a.m. Southern High Building Advisory Team meeting (school administrative office)Tuesday, December 20, 2016:No Events ReportedWednesday, December 21, 2016:Wed., Dec. 21, 9:00 a.m. Bluford Elementary Building Advisory Tea…

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GCS Students Can Earn Prizes for Holiday Reading

Gift cards, iPads are incentives for students who read 300 minutes during breakGreensboro, N.C. -- GCS is once again encouraging students to continue reading during the winter break with some exciting incentives. All elementary, middle and high schoo…

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GCS Students Take On Community Challenges

Greensboro, N.C – Guilford County School students, from elementary to high school, are taking on major challenges in our community. Fifteen schools received Gift of Giving Grants from Four Seasons Town Center to fund service-learning projects that …

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Traditional School Calendar Options Open for Public Comment

The public has 30 days to comment on three calendar options for the 2017-18 school year Greensboro, NC---Parents, students, staff and community members have 30 days to offer comments on three school calendar options for next year. The three options…

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GCS Recognized for Outstanding Physical Education

GCS staff and schools recognized for excellence in physical education and dance Greensboro, NC---Three Guilford County Schools physical education and dance programs are celebrating being recognized for excellence in 2016 with five statewide awards.…

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Keener Named Christine Joyner Greene Education Center Principal

Greensboro, N.C. – Christine Joyner Greene Education has a new leader. At its meeting Tuesday, the board approved Noel Keener as the school’s next principal.Keener started her career with GCS as an exceptional children’s teacher in 2004. She al…

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Construction Contracts and Agreements for Two Projects Approved

Greensboro, N.C – The Guilford County Board of Education approved a construction contract at its meeting on December 13, 2016.The board awarded a $483,132 contract to S&S Building and Development, LLC to construct the concession/restroom replac…

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Guilford County Schools Welcomes New Board

Greensboro, N.C – Guilford County Schools officially has a new school board.All nine Guilford County Board of Education members were sworn in during the board’s regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.Every seat on the board was elected in November d…

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Two GCS Schools Recognized for Excellence

Greensboro, NC---Two Guilford County Schools were recognized for making significant improvements in student education during the past year. The Piedmont Triad Education Consortium (PTEC) named Parkview Village Elementary and Kiser Middle as Guilford…

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GCS and GAP Offer Apprenticeship Program to Students

Greensboro, N.C – Guilford County Schools students have the opportunity to gain experience in their future career and earn a free two-year associate degree through Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP) while in high school.GAP offers the four-year…

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Four Schools Named GCS Reads 30 Schools of the Month

Finding books that students enjoy is key, says Peck Elementary media specialist Greensboro, N.C---Peck Elementary media specialist Jamall Grice knows that to motivate children to read, you have to provide them with books they will enjoy. In the few …

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for December 6 - 13, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016:9:00 a.m. -- High Point Central High Building Team Advisory Team meeting (school cafeteria)Wednesday, December 7, 2016:No Events ReportedThursday, December 8, 2016:12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. -- Board of Education Ethics Traini…

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GCS Teacher Appointed Chair of NCMEA Technology Committee

Greensboro, N.C. – A Guilford County Schools teacher will help guide educators across the state regarding the use of new technologies in their classrooms.Howie Ledford, an electronic music teacher at Weaver Academy, was recently named chair of the …

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Quick, Penn-Griffin Honored for Contributions to the Community

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Board of Education member Amos Quick and Penn-Griffin School for the Arts were recently honored for their contributions to the community during the Welfare Reform Liaison Project’s annual Esther Awards Luncheon.…

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Grants Support Financial Literacy Lessons

Greensboro, N.C. – Three GCS schools have the opportunity to improve student financial literacy thanks to grants from Truliant Federal Credit Union’s Financial Education Fund.The fund awarded each of the schools $5,000 for programs, including:- D…

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Ken Bailey Named District Employee of the Month

Programmer Analyst ensures accurate paychecks for 10,000 GCS employeesGreensboro, N.C. -- Most GCS employees probably don’t know the name Ken Bailey and that’s a testament to how well he does his job. Bailey, a programmer analyst in the informati…

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This Week in GCS: Experiencing the Arts

Tuesday, Novemebr 29Weaver Academy Open House, 5:30 to 7 p.m. (Weaver Academy, 300 S. Spring Street, Greensboro) – Students in 8th through 11th grade and their families are invited to learn about the various Career and Technical Education (CTE) as …

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Board of Education Calendar of Activities: November 28 – December 5, 2016

Monday, November 288:30a-4:00p - GCS Secondary Counseling Retreat (Conference Center, GTCC Cameron Campus, Colfax)9:00 a.m. - Western High Building Advisory Team Meeting (school conference room)Tuesday, November 298:30a-4:00p        GCS Second…

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Board Considers Renaming Aycock Middle After Melvin 'Mel' Swann

Greensboro, N.C – The GCS Board of Education wants public input on renaming Aycock Middle School after Melvin “Mel” C. Swann Jr.Swann worked as an educator in Guilford County for 36 years, serving as a teacher, administrator and was the first d…

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Board Approves School Admission, Contract and Property Policies

Greensboro, N.C – The Guilford County Board of Education approved updates to three different policies regarding district property, contracts and student health at its meeting Thursday night.The updated Disposal of Surplus Property Policy allows the…

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GCS Teacher Wins Duke University Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize

Greensboro, N.C – Weaver Academy Visual Arts Teacher Steven Cozart recently received the 2016 Dorothea Lange – Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies and Duke University.Cozart earned the award for his piece, “The Pass/Fail S…

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Mobile Summer Meals Earn GCS Statewide Recognition

Greensboro, N.C – Guilford County Schools was recognized as an innovator in school nutrition at the state’s “Summer Palooza” Conference in Raleigh yesterday. GCS’ School Nutrition Services was presented with the “Going the Distance in Inn…

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Grants Give High Point Students a Technology Boost

Greensboro, N.C – New books and technology are coming to Union Hill Elementary and Oak View Elementary, thanks to grants from the High Point Community Foundation.Union Hill will receive $24,245 to start an Accelerated Reader program in the school b…

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This Week in GCS: Students Plan for Their Futures

Tuesday, November 15GCS Career Exploration Fair, 4 to 7 p.m. (Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center) –More than 70 business and education partners will be on hand to talk to students about the pathways to the careers they represent.  Students …

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Six GCS Educators Selected as Emerging Leaders

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools educators made up six of 20 educators selected to participate in the North Carolina Phi Delta Kappa (NCPDK) Emerging Leaders Program this weekend.The cohort includes teacher leaders, instructional coaches,…

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Free North Carolina College Application Week

Guilford Parent Academy to host “Transitioning to College and Beyond and Say Yes” Greensboro, NC---North Carolina College Application Week is Nov. 14 – 18, 2016. During the week, North Carolina college and universities accept the College Board…

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Board of Education Calendar of Activities: November 15 – 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 154:00-7:00 p.m. - GCS Career Exploration Fair, Greensboro Coliseum Special Events CenterWednesday, November 169:00 a.m. - Bluford Elementary Building Advisory Team Meeting (school media center)12:00 p.m. -    Smith High Building…

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Career Exploration Fair Prepares Students for the Future

Guilford County Schools will host a Career Exploration Fair to help students consider their options when it comes to life after school. More than 70 businesses and institutions will be on hand to talk to students about the careers that interest them.…

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This Week in GCS: Veterans, Books and Careers

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016Panthers Exploring Career Expo, 9 a.m. to Noon (Dudley High, 1200 Lincoln Street, Greensboro) – Dudley High students will explore a variety of careers and receive answers to their career questions from the experts. Local busi…

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Board of Education Calendar of Activities: November 8 – 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016Election DayOptional Teacher Workday Wednesday, November 9, 20169:00 a.m - Guilford Middle Building Advisory Team Meeting (school media center) Thursday, November 10, 20165:45 p.m - NCCJ Annual Dinner, Koury Convention Cent…

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GCS Superintendent Names Transition Team

Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras has assembled an impressive list of local, state and national advisors to analyze school and district performance and make recommendations for improvement.The team's recommendations will assist the superintendent in…

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Custodian Named District Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C – Custodian Todd Moore is ready to help the staff of Nathanael Greene Elementary with whatever they may need, and they showed their appreciation by nominating him for Employee of the Month. Moore was surprised with the news of his s…

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This Week in GCS: Sleep Out for Hunger, Outdoor Adventures and Apprenticeships

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016:High School Students Lead Harambee Exercises for Elementary Students, 8:15 to 9 a.m. (Jones Elementary, 502 South Street, Greensboro) – Jones Elementary is partnering with the Middle College at N.C. A&T for a monthly “ha…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: November 1 - 8, 2016

Tuesday, November 19:00 a.m - High Point High Building Advisory Team Meeting (school cafeteria)            6:00 p.m - Listen and Learn Session hosted by Linda WelbornSouthern High media center5700 Drake Road, GreensboroWednesday, November …

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GCS Board Updated on Construction Projects

Greensboro, NC---The Guilford County Board of Education was updated on several construction projects during its meeting Thursday night: - Paving of the access drive for Dudley High’s traffic improvement plan is complete. Remaining paving will be c…

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Board Considers School Improvement Plans

Plans for state designated low performing schools are open to public comment until Nov. 11 Greensboro, NC---The Guilford County Board of Education is reviewing proposed school improvement plans for all 127 schools. The public is also invited to com…

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Six GCS High Schools Recognized as Good Sports

Schools were ejection-free for all sports in the 2015-16 school year Greensboro, NC---The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) recognized six Guilford County School (GCS) high schools for being ejection-free for all sports last y…

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Science Teacher Honored for Summer Research Experience

Southern High Science Teacher Mark Case earned first place for research poster; created an education module for high school teachers around the country Greensboro, NC---Southern High Science Teacher Mark Case is being recognized for the work he did …

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State Recognizes GCS School for High Graduation Rate

Greensboro, N.C – Seventeen Guilford County Schools were recognized by State Superintendent June Atkinson Tuesday for posting outstanding graduation rates for the 2015-16 school year.Eleven schools were recognized for posting 100 percent graduation…

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This Week in GCS: Costume Celebrations and Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 24Principal Bucket Dump Surprise!, 2:45 p.m. (Hunter Elementary, 1305 Merritt Drive, Greensboro) – To celebrate National Principal’s Month, Hunter Elementary has a special surprise for their principal, Michelle Wolverton. She thin…

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GCS Celebrates National Red Ribbon Week

Greensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools students will celebrate National Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24 to 28, with the theme “Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free!”Red ribbons will be displayed in middle schools, high schools and district offices as visi…

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GCS Students Celebrate Unity Day

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools students dressed in their best orange today to celebrate Unity Day.Unity Day is celebrated around the country as an opportunity to stand against bullying and unite together for kindness, acceptance and inc…

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This Week in GCS: Character Education, Parent Engagement and Ukuleles

Wednesday, October 12New Ukuleles Presented to Students, 3 p.m. (Gibsonville Elementary, 401 E. Joyner Street, Gibsonville) – The North Carolina Music Educators Association will officially present new ukuleles to students at Gibsonville Elementary,…

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GCS Students Rise to Summer Reading Challenge

Greensboro, N.C. – Expect to see a few more GCS students at Kersey Valley Attractions and area Subway restaurants this fall. More than 1,900 students earned a free Kersey Valley ticket and a free Subway kids meal for completing the district’s Sum…

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School Renaming Public Forums Scheduled to Include Triangle Lake Montessori

Greensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education will hold two public forums to discuss the renaming of both Aycock Middle School and Triangle Lake Montessori.The forums will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2016, at Aycock Middle School, 811 …

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Green Named Principal of Shadybrook Elementary School

George Green will take over as principal immediatelyGreensboro, N.C. -- Shadybrook Elementary in High Point will have a new principal starting Tuesday, Oct 11th.The GCS board of education named George Green as the new principal at its meeting Monday …

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School Admission, Contract and Property Policies Open for Comment

Board approves 30-day comment period for three proposed policiesGreensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education wants to hear from the community on three different policy updates being considered regarding district property, contracts and …

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GCS Students to Discuss Race Relations and What it Means to Lead

Greensboro, N.C. -- More than 100 students representing every GCS high school will attend the 2016 GCS Service-Learning Ambassador Training at James B. Dudley High School.The event themed, “The Change Begins with Me,” is organized by students on …

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Data Manager Named District Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C – LaToya Murphy’s official title is data manager, but when it comes to the families she serves, she considers herself a parent first. That’s why she went out of her way to welcome a new immigrant family who was enrolling at Kirk…

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This Week in GCS: College Prep and Supporting Schools

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016:GCS College Night, 5 to 8 p.m. (Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center) – Guilford County Schools and the Kiwanis Club of Greensboro invite all students and parents to attend the 2016 GCS College Night, sponsored by the Kiw…

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The Early College at Guilford is Named One of the Best in the Nation

Greensboro, N.C – The Early College at Guilford is named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School for its overall academic excellence.Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application …

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GCS Announces Teacher, Principal of the Year 2016

Greensboro, N.C. – A teacher known for her compassion toward students and the leader of one of GCS' most innovative schools were named the district’s 2016 Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year at tonight’s annual Celebration of Excellen…

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Deadline Passes for Student Vaccinations

Greensboro, N.C. – Approximately 128 GCS seventh-grade students were excluded from classes today, the first day students could not be in school without state required vaccinations.Nearly 100 students brought in documentation today, avoiding exclusi…

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Extraordinary Educators Honored at GCS Celebration of Excellence

The district will name Rookie Teacher, Mentor, Principal and Teacher of the YearGreensboro, N.C. -- It’s the party of the year for Guilford County Schools when the district takes a night to celebrate and thank its extraordinary educators and staff …

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Community Encouraged to Participate in Superintendent’s Listen and Learn Survey

Greensboro, N.C – Guilford County Schools Superintendent Sharon Contreras, Ph.D., wants to hear from as many families, community members and GCS staff as possible in her first 100 days.One of the simplest ways to share thoughts on the district's st…

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Vaccination Deadline on September 27, 2016 and Students Excluded from School on September 28, 2016

Greensboro, N.C – Seventh grade students who have received their Tdap and MCV vaccines must be sure to bring documentation of those vaccinations to school on September 28, 2016According to numbers reported by schools this afternoon, 221 GCS student…

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Renaming of Allen Jay Prep 'History Room' Open for Comment

Board considers renaming the room after educator Ken WheatGreensboro, N.C. -- The community has 30 days to comment on a proposal to rename the Allen Jay Preparatory Academy’s “History Room” after alumnus and educator Ken Wheat.Wheat was a longt…

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GCS Recognizes Kiwanis Club for Connecting Students and Colleges

Board recognizes the Kiwanis Club of Greensboro its longtime leadership of GCS’ College NightGreensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools’ Board of Education thanked the Kiwanis Club of Greensboro for its longtime support and leadership of the dis…

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Construction Progressing for GCS Priority Projects

Board approves funds transfer for High Point Central projectGreensboro, N.C. -- Crews continue to make progress on a number of GCS’ priority projects.The board was updated on several construction projects during its meeting Thursday night:- Reconfi…

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Four Ways to Connect with GCS’ Superintendent

GCS’ new superintendent, Sharon Contreras, Ph.D., wants input from as many students, families and community members as possible as she prepares to develop GCS’ next strategic plan, which will set a path for GCS in the years to come. There are fo…

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GCS Schools to Celebrates 3rd Annual Character Day

GCS students will join thousands from around the world recognizing the importance of character.Greensboro, N.C. -- GCS schools and students will join more than 81,000 groups in 121 countries around the world celebrating the third annual Character Day…

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Board Approves Grant and Fund-Raising Policies

Greensboro, N.C – The Guilford County Board of Education updated its grants policy and approved a new policy to ensure that any fundraising done by school or district employees protects student privacy and meets state and federal guidelines governi…

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GCS Students Named Semi-Finalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

Greensboro, NC---The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognized 14 Guilford County Schools seniors for their academic accomplishments through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Out of the 1.6 million high school juniors in 22,000 …

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Superintendent Launches Listening and Learning Tour

Greensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools’ Superintendent Sharon Contreras is reaching out to the community and asking for input on how she can help GCS soar to greatness.The superintendent is focusing on five key areas of interest before develop…

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GCS Deadline Approaching for Student Vaccinations

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools’ students have just two weeks left to get their required vaccinations.GCS is legally required to exclude students who do not have documentation showing they received the required vaccinations within 30 c…

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Grimsley High Receives Global Navigator Scholarships

School joins three others in GCS to receive dedicated funds for study abroad programs Grimsley High is the newest GCS school selected to participate in the 2016-17 Global Navigator Scholarship awards for summer study abroad. Grimsley High joins thre…

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Board Invites Name Suggestions for Aycock Middle Submission period open through November 1

Greensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Board of Education is now taking name recommendations for Aycock Middle School. At its last meeting, the board voted to rename Aycock Middle before the start of the 2017-18 school year, and archive relevant hi…

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GCS Expands Concussion Awareness

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools is expanding concussion awareness by providing training throughout the district in accordance with new State Board of Education policy.The North Carolina Board of Education now requires school districts to…

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Board Approves Contract for School Nurses GCS pays for five nurses and receives 28 from Department of Health and Human Services

Greensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Board of Education renewed the contract for school nurses at its meeting Thursday.The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services provides 33 nurses to GCS’ 127 schools. Under the contract, GCS p…

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Students Recognized Nationally for Technological Skills

Greensboro, N.C – Guilford County Schools (GCS) students are named some of the best in the nation for the technology skills they gained in high school.Four GCS students placed in national competitions for telecommuniations, TV and video production …

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State Board Honors GCS Schools Recognized for Character

Four Guilford County Schools were honored by the North Carolina State Board of Education for earning State and National Schools of Character designations. Brooks Global Studies, Oak Hill Elementary and Southeast High were named 2016 National Schools…

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Guilford Parent Academy to Host Transitioning to College and Beyond Information Workshop

The workshop will help parents and students prepare for collegeGreensboro, N.C. -- Parents and students of Guilford County Schools (GCS) are invited to a Transitioning to College and Beyond Information Session sponsored by Guilford Parent Academy (GP…

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Custodian Named District Employee of the Month

'Del Pickard' serves Monticello-Brown Summit ElementaryGreensboro, N.C. -- Del Pickard thought he was being called to help clean up a mess in the gym at Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary this morning. Instead he was greeted by cheering students and …

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GCS Schools Exceeding Growth Higher percentage of seniors Challenged Themselves With Advanced Academics

Greensboro, N.C. – More Guilford County Schools are improving student academic outcomes, according to data released today by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.Nearly 83 percent of all GCS schools either met or exceeded expected st…

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GCS Names Executive Director for Safety and Security

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools appointed a new leader to oversee the district’s safety and security procedures. Christopher Nowlin was named executive director of Emergency Management, Safety and Security at the August 25 board of edu…

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New Superintendent Welcomes Students, Parents and Staff on First Day

Contreras greets bus drivers, visits seven schools as nearly 72,000 students return Greensboro, N.C--- It was an early day for GCS superintendent Sharon L. Contreras, who was up before the sun to greet bus drivers preparing for their first routes of…

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New Principals Named for Northern High, Gibsonville Elementary School

Greensboro, N.C – Two GCS schools will have new principals on the first day of school. Northern High and Gibsonville Elementary principals were approved by the board of education at its meeting on September 2, 2016Janiese McKenzie will serve as pri…

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GCS Board Updated on Priority Projects

Greensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education received an update on various construction projects during its meeting Thursday night.Work is currently underway on seven of the priority projects:- Dudley High’s bus parking lot will be co…

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Renaming of Triangle Lake Montessori Open for Comment

Greensboro, N.C. -- The community has 30 days to comment on a proposal to rename Triangle Lake Montessori after Dorothy (Dot) Kendall Kearns, a former member of the Boards of Education for both High Point City Schools and Guilford County Schools.Kear…

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GCS Board Approves Renaming of Aycock Middle School

School to be Renamed for the 2017-18 school yearGreensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education will rename Aycock Middle School for the 2017-18 school year.The board’s Facilities Naming Nomination Committee reviewed research regarding t…

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Jackson Middle School Resource Officer Receives Statewide Honor

Shatonie Little Named SRO of the Year by N.C. Association of School Resource Officers Greensboro, N.C. -- A woman devoted to students and their success is how Officer Shatonie Little is described by her peers at Jackson Middle School in Greensboro. L…

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Dudley High Selected for Hubert B. Humphrey Jr. Award

The prestigious award is given annually to the most improved high school in Guilford CountyGreensboro, N.C. -- Dudley High received the 2016 Hubert B. Humphrey Jr. School Improvement award, which recognizes schools for improving student achievement t…

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Superintendent Contreras Spends First Day with Students and Staff

After being sworn into office, Dr. Contreras visited GCS schools and officesGreensboro, N.C. -- Sharon Contreras didn’t waste any time getting out into the schools once she officially became the new superintendent of Guilford County Schools (GCS).A…

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Guilford County Schools News - August 22, 2016

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016:Teacher and Principal Back to School Prep, 12:30 to 3:30 (Northern High, 7101 Spencer Dixon Road, Greensboro) – Teachers and principals from around the district are getting ready for the new school year with an afternoon of…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: August 22 – 26, 2016

Monday, August 227:45 am -  Swearing In of Superintendent Sharon Contreras (Eugene Street Board Room)9:00 am  - Western High Building Advisory Team meeting (school conf. room) Tuesday, August 23First mandated teacher workday for traditional calend…

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New Teachers Ready for First Day, Thanks to GCS Program

Right Start training, mentors, coaches help build confident teachers from day oneGreensboro, N.C. -- When Natalie Popovich was preparing for her first day as an English teacher at Page High in 2015, she felt understandably nervous. Despite her teachi…

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GCS High Schools Ranked Top in the Country

Early College at Guilford ranked #5 nationally by Newsweek; Seven GCS schools recognizedGreensboro, N.C. -- Seven Guilford County Schools were recognized by Newsweek’s 2016 Top High Schools list, including the Early College at Guilford, which was r…

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Board Approves Pay Raises for All Employees

Administration squeezes $2 million in cuts to balance budget; increase pay for more school and district personnel Greensboro, NC---Guilford County Schools (GCS) employees will get bigger paychecks this school year, thanks to action taken tonight by …

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GCS To Gain New Insight Into District Academics

Greensboro, NC---Guilford County Schools will expand its participation in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessment to get a better picture of how the district serves its students. Every two years, randomly selected fourth- a…

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Students Go Back to Class at Four GCS Schools

Greensboro, NC---Four GCS elementary and middle schools kicked off a new school year in style Tuesday. Students at Allen Jay Preparatory Academy, Brooks Global Studies, Johnson Street Global Studies and Washington Montessori were welcomed by smiling…

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Ten Schools Going Back To School This Week

Greensboro, N.C. -- Ten more GCS schools will go back to school this week.Allen Jay Middle, Brooks Global Studies, Johnson Street Global Studies and Washington Montessori will welcome back their students on Tuesday, August 9. On Friday, August 12, st…

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Student Information Director Named District Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C. – The student information team is responsible for keeping track of tens of thousands of class schedules, attendance records, contact information and other details for the students of Guilford County Schools. It’s hard work, but t…

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Early College at Guilford Graduate Wins Car at ‘Cool to Be Smart’

Greensboro, N.C. – When Aidan Maycock leaves for N.C. State University this fall, he will not only have an academic advantage over many of his classmates, he will also have a new car.Maycock was one of a record 778 students invited for a chance to …

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Building School Communities on the First Day of School

Greensboro, N.C. – Freshmen laugh nervously as they stand up in front of the class to present what they learned about a new classmate, smile while they participate in a team-building exercise and slowly start to relax as they get to know their new …

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Early and Middle Colleges Kick-Off Beginning of the School Year

Greensboro, N.C---High school freshmen started their first day of school on two college campuses Wednesday. Guilford County Schools’ Early College at Guilford and Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro welcomed students with smiles, information and fun …

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Educators Invited to Global Education Conference

GCS will host educators from across the state to discuss global, STEM and arts education Greensboro, NC---Preparing students to be successful in life also means preparing them to be successful in a global economy. That is why Guilford County Schools…

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Kindergarten and 7th Grade Vaccination Clinics Scheduled

Documentation required within 30 calendar days of first day of school Greensboro, NC---For some GCS elementary and middle school students, the first day of school is only a few days away! That means kindergarten and seventh grade students who havenâ…

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Eleven GCS Schools Go Back To School This Week

Early College at Guilford, Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro start Wednesday Greensboro, NC---Students at two GCS schools return to the classroom on Wednesday, August 3, and nine more start back on Thursday, August 4, kicking off the first round of …

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Grant and Fund-Raising Policy Updates Open for Public Comment

Greensboro, N.C – The Guilford County Board of Education is considering revisions to its policy and procedure regarding grant funding, and drafted a new policy for soliciting funds. Before the board makes a final decision, the policies will be open…

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Travis Ward Named Principal of SCALE-Greensboro

Greensboro, N.C – Travis Ward will become the new principal of SCALE-Greensboro, the board decided Thursday.Ward will lead one of the district’s two School Community Alternative Learning Environments, also known as SCALE. The alternative school p…

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CTE Offers Academic and Professional Opportunities to Students

Greensboro, N.C – Expanding current opportunities for students to get a head start on growing careers will be a major focus for Guilford County Schools’ (GCS) Career and Technical Education (CTE) program this coming school year as more students e…

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Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro Calendar Revised

Greensboro, N.C – The Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro will be on a separate calendar from other early and middle colleges this school year, and will start a day earlier than other GTCC middle colleges.The Guilford County Board of Education approv…

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Families Invited to Visit Schools’ Open House Events

Greensboro, N.C. -- Back-to-school season starts next week, with schools holding open house events for new and current students to learn what they can expect when they return to class.Open houses and orientation events are a great opportunity for fam…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for August 1-7, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016:No Events ReportedTuesday, August 2, 2016:9:00 am High Point Central Building Advisory Team meeting (school cafeteria)Wednesday, August 3, 2016:First day of school for Early College at Guilford9:00 am Student Assignment Panel H…

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'Graduation' for New Teachers

WHAT: Guilford County Schools will celebrate new teachers who just completed their first year in education. The Alternative Certification Track (ACT) Graduation focuses on teachers who were trained and worked in business and industry before making th…

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Two GCS Graduates Awarded National Merit Scholarships

Greensboro, N.C – Two more GCS seniors received competitive National Merit Scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).Dylan Erikson, a 2016 graduate of the Early College at Guilford, received a National Merit Scholarship fr…

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200 New GCS Teachers Shop for FREE School Supplies

Greensboro, NC – Teachers new to Guilford County Schools (GCS) will be the first to shop in the Guilford Education Alliance’s (GEA) new Teacher Supply Warehouse this weekend.For a decade GEA’s Teacher Supply Warehouse has served thousands of te…

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GCS Recognized Nationally for Communication

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools received national recognition for exemplary communication at the 2016 National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) Conference, held in Chicago this week.NSPRA honored GCS with three Golden Achievem…

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Board of Education Meeting Schedule: July 25 – 29, 2016

Monday, July 25, 20169:00 am -  Student Assignment Panel Hearings (Deena, Rebecca, Sandra) (Franklin Blvd., Greensboro)9:00 am -  Western High Building Advisory Team Meeting (school conf. room)1:30 pm -  Student Assignment Panel Hearings (Deena, R…

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Aycock Renaming Survey Released

Greensboro, N.C – The Guilford County Board of Education is asking for the community’s input on the possibility of renaming Aycock Middle School. A survey regarding the renaming is now available online by clicking here, or community members can p…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: July 18 - 22, 2016

Monday, July 18 - No Events Reported Tuesday, July 191:30 pm - Student Assignment Panel Hearings (Amos, Nancy, Ed) (Franklin Blvd., Greensboro) Wednesday, July 209:00 am -  Bluford Building Advisory Team Meeting (school media center)12:00 noon - S…

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GCS Announces New Pre-Season Athletics Rules

Changes will simplify communication procedure regarding workout times Greensboro, NC---GCS coaches and athletes will follow a new procedure for the rest of this summer and in future years when scheduling outdoor pre-season practices and workouts, an…

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Camp Helps ESL Students Prepare for Kindergarten

Pilot program builds English skills, exposes students to school routinesGreensboro, N.C. -- This summer, some rising kindergarteners are getting a head start on the skills they need to succeed in the classroom. A pilot program for GCS students who ar…

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Summer Arts Institute Gets Ready to Rock

Two-week arts program kicks off its seventh season July 11Greensboro, N.C. -- Budding artists, dancers, performers and musicians from across the district will converge at Ragsdale High and Weaver Academy this July for two weeks of intensive arts trai…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for July 11-15, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016:1:30 pm Student Assignment Panel Hearings (Deena, Sandra, Rebecca) (Franklin Blvd., Greensboro)Tuesday, July 12, 2016:8:30 am - 4:30 pm EC Summer Institute, UNCG School of Education9:00 am Student Assignment Panel Hearings (Deen…

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Assistant Principal Named as District Employee of the Month

Julie Kimsey took on surprise role as Principal at Colfax ElementaryGreensboro, N.C. -- When the principal at Colfax Elementary took medical leave unexpectedly in March, assistant principal Julie Kimsey added “interim principal” to her responsibi…

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Duggins Named Southwest High Principal

Wayne Duggins officially starts as the principal of Southwest High on July 18Greensboro, N.C. -- Southwest High has a new principal. The Guilford County Board of Education approved Wayne Duggins’ appointment at its meeting Thursday night.Duggins ha…

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Board Approves Interim Budget

GCS will operate under the 2015-16 budget until state budget is finalized Greensboro, NC---The Guilford County Board of Education approved an interim budget to sustain operations until the 2016-17 budget can be finalized.Earlier this month, the Guilf…

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GCS Approves New Academically Gifted Plan

Plan’s goal is to challenge more students to reach the next level of success Greensboro, NC---Guilford County Schools is working to ensure more students are challenged in the classroom with its new Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) plan,…

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Construction Begins at Four GCS Sites

Board updated on GCS priority projects Greensboro, NC---Construction is underway on the last four of GCS’ nine original priority projects. In an update to the Guilford County Board of Education Thursday night, staff reported construction recently b…

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Public Invited to Discuss Aycock Middle School Name

Board seeks public input before making a final decision Greensboro, NC---The Guilford County Board of Education is asking for the community’s input on the possibility of renaming Aycock Middle School.At its meeting Thursday night, the board approve…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for July 4-8, 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016:Holiday – Offices and Schools ClosedTuesday, July 5, 2016:9:00 am High Point Central High Building Advisory Team Meeting (school cafeteria)Wednesday, July 6, 2016:No Events ReportedThursday, July 7, 2016:No Events ReportedFrida…

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Sharon L. Contreras, Ph.D., Named GCS Superintendent

Guilford County Schools has a new superintendent. The Guilford County Board of Education approved Sharon L. Contreras’ appointment at a special-called meeting Tuesday night. Before the vote, Contreras spent the afternoon meeting with parents, staf…

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Sharon L. Contreras, Ph.D., Named GCS Superintendent

Board approves Contreras appointment at special-called meetingGreensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools has a new superintendent. The Guilford County Board of Education approved Sharon L. Contreras’ appointment at a special-called meeting Tuesday…

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GCS Board of Education Hosts 'Meet the Finalist' Sessions

Meetings planned for Tuesday, June 28, at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. in High Point, Jamestown and Greensboro Board expected to vote on finalist at special called meeting that begins at 6 p.m.Greensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education is inviting…

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Middle College at Bennett Grad Wins New Car

A record number of graduates were invited to attend 2016’s Cool to Serve eventGreensboro, NC---Cheers erupted from the crowd when Neikya Slade, a graduate of The Middle College at Bennett, turned the key and realized she just won a car. Neikya won …

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One Hardworking Student Will Win a New Car at GCS’ Cool to Serve

WHAT: GCS’ annual Cool to Serve will celebrate the accomplishments of a record 1,461 students who received awards for their commitment to serving their communities. Of those students, more than half (814) will receive Service-Learning Diplomas for …

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for June 26 - July 1, 2016

Sunday, June 262:30 pm Cool to Serve (High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point)Monday, June 279:00 am Western High Building Advisory Team Mtg. (school conference room)           2:45 pm Special Called Meeting (Brooks Pierce Law …

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GCS Teacher Honored for Service to Community

Greensboro, N.C. -- Gloria Lawrence, recently retired Gateway Education teacher, was recognized for her years of service to her community and students.Lawrence was presented with the “Order of the Long Leaf Pine” award by Guilford County Associat…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for June 20 - 26, 2016

Monday, June 209:00 am - Student Assignment Panel (Alan, Nancy, Sandra) (Franklin Blvd.) Tuesday, June 21 - No Events Reported Wednesday, June 22 - No Events Reported Thursday, June 23 - No Events Reported Friday, June 24 - Offices Closed Sunday…

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Record Number of Graduates Honored for Service-Learning

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools will celebrate a new record-breaking year of service-learning in the community at the fifth-annual Cool to Serve event.A record 1,461 members of the Class of 2016 are invited to this year’s event for giv…

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Two Principals Named to GCS Schools

Greensboro, N.C – The Guilford County Board of Education approved hiring new principals for two GCS schools at its meeting Tuesday night.Dr. Darrell Harris Jr. will lead the Middle College at GTCC-High Point next year, and Dr. Catina Chestnut was n…

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Brooks Global Celebrates Last Week of School

Greensboro, N.C. – While the majority of Guilford County Schools wrapped up the school year last week, the four extended-year schools have a few days left.Brooks Global Studies is marking the end of the year with an egg drop competition and a promo…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for June 13-17, 2016

Monday, June 13Administrative Offices Begin Summer Office Hours, M-Th., 7a-6p, Closed on FridayTuesday, June 144:00 pm  Board of Education Regular Meeting (closed session begins at 4pm) (Eugene Street Board Room)Wednesday, June 159:00 am   Bluford…

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GCS Football Coaches to Become 'Heads Up' Certified

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools football coaches will receive additional training on safety techniques this summer and become Heads Up  Certified from USA Football.Coaches will spend the summer learning new and safer training techniques…

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School Reassignment Deadline Approaching

Guilford County Schools students who wish to attend a school other than their assigned neighborhood school must apply for reassignment by 5 p.m. on July 5. The usual July 1 deadline was extended to July 5 due to summer office hours and the July 4 hol…

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GCS Offices Start Summer Hours June 13, 2016

GCS schools and offices will be closed on Fridays through August 19, 2016Greensboro, N.C. -- In order to save money and energy, Guilford County Schools will move to a summer schedule beginning on Monday, June 13 through Friday, August 19, 2016.In the…

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GCS Offers Summer Reading Incentives

Greensboro, N.C. – Summer break is almost here, but that doesn’t mean students should take a break from learning. Summer is a critical time for students to engage in reading and other learning activities to keep their minds in shape for school.In…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: June 4 - 10, 2016

Tuesday, June 79:00 am - High Point Central Building Advisory Team Mtg. (school conference room)9:00 am -   Student Assignment Panel (Darlene, Nancy, Rebecca) (Franklin Blvd.)1:30 pm -   Student Assignment Panel (Darlene, Ed, Rebecca) (Franklin B…

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GCS Class of 2016 Earns Record for Scholarship Offers

Greensboro, NC---Guilford County Schools seniors have a lot to celebrate this week. While many have already received their diplomas, most will cross the stage this weekend when GCS’ 15 traditional high schools celebrate graduation at the Greensboro…

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Magnet Transportation Deadline

Greensboro, NC – Students and families attending GCS magnet schools or high school option schools who want to ride the bus to school next year need to submit their transportation request by tomorrow, June 2, or drop it off in person on Saturday, Ju…

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Fourth-Grade Teacher Named District Employee of the Month

Nathanael Greene’s Shannon Wicker organizes service-learning efforts, fundraisersGreensboro, NC---In the auditorium of Nathanael Greene Elementary, on a stage where she first stood as a student, fourth-grade teacher Shannon Wicker was named the GCS…

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The Final Line-Up of GCS Graduations

Greensboro, N.C. -- It’s here! GCS has been celebrating graduations for the past two weeks and now we’re in the final stretch. All told, more than 5,200 students will graduate in the GCS Class of 2016. News media will have two opportunities to le…

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GCS Recognized for Transparency and Excellence in Financial Reporting

GCS received ASBO’s Certification of Excellence in Financial ReportingGreensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County’s Board of Education recently received national recognition for its commitment to transparency and excellence in financial reporting.The Ass…

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GCS Senior to Attend His Second Apple Developer Conference

High Point Central’s Ryan Anderson received a coveted scholarship to attend the conference for the second year in a row.Greensboro, N.C. -- Some may consider attending Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) a once in a lifetime experience…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for May 30 – June 5, 2016

Board of Education Calendar of Events: Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed Tuesday, May 319:00am-----Student Assignment Panel (Darlene, Nancy, Ed) (Franklin Blvd.) Wednesday, June 19:00 am----- Student Assignment P…

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Grimsley High to Celebrate 20th IB Class

The IB program at Grimsley was the first in Guilford County and fourth in the stateGreensboro, N.C. -- When Kana Mahiko heads to Japan’s Keio University in the fall, she will take with her not only an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, but a…

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Jefferson Elementary Wins $1,000 in Fitness Equipment from Local SUBWAY Sandwich Shops

Guilford County School Announced Winner of SUBWAY “Fit for Life” ChallengeGREENSBORO, NC---Triad-area SUBWAY sandwich shops have announced Jefferson Elementary School as the grand prize winner of the 2015 SUBWAY Fit for Life Challenge. The studen…

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Stokesdale Elementary Makes Reading a Daily, Nightly Habit

Greensboro, N.C--- Every day, students at Stokesdale Elementary stop what they’re doing and gather in small groups to read together with a teacher or specialist. The materials and the reading levels vary, but what stays the same is that every stude…

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GCS Updating Academically Gifted Plan

Reaching more students where they are and challenging them to move up to the next level of success is the goal of Guilford County Schools’ proposed Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) plan. Staff presented the plan to GCS’ board of educ…

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Contracts Move Forward on Priority Projects

The Guilford County Board of Education approved a maximum price contract amendment for Guilford Middle’s school replacement project of $30,897,500 for construction and demolition services at its meeting Thursday. The price allows for LED light fix…

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Guilford Parent Academy Hosts 6th Annual Family Fun Day

Greensboro, N.C – The rain stayed away just long enough for thousands of Guilford County Schools families to get out and enjoy quality time together at the 6th annual Family Fun Day, hosted by Guilford Parent Academy. Approximately 4,500 students,…

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GCS Announces New Poverty Rate

More than 62 percent of students currently enrolled in Guilford County Schools (GCS) are considered low-income, according to figures released by district officials. The rate is down from 66.8 percent last school year, but up from 59 percent in 2013-1…

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Early and Middle Colleges and Academy Graduations Schedule for the Week of May 23, 2016

Greensboro, N.C. -- The second week of GCS graduation ceremonies includes a first. The STEM Early College will celebrate its first ever graduating class, along with the remaining Academies and Middle Colleges that will celebrate their latest senior c…

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This Week in GCS: Celebrating Graduates

Tuesday, May 24, 2016:Senior Walk, 8 a.m. (Irving Park Elementary, 1310 Sunset Drive, Greensboro) – Page High seniors, dressed in caps and gowns will parade down the halls of Irving Park Elementary for some much deserved congratulations and a chanc…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for May 21-27, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016:7:00 pm -- Graduation: Middle College at GTCC Greensboro (GTCC Koury Auditorium)Tuesday, May 24, 2016:3:00 pm -- Graduation: Academy at High Point Central (GTCC Koury Auditorium)6:00 pm -- Graduation: Middle College at GTCC High …

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Two GCS Middle Colleges Graduated on May 19, 2016

Greensboro, N.C – Another 126 students from two Guilford County high schools graduated on May 19, 2016 the second day of graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2016.Students from Greensboro College Middle College will earn their diplomas at 2 p.m. …

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Community Bands Together to Support Jones Elementary

Greensboro, N.C – The school and business community came together to ensure students had as normal a day as possible after a fire forced the school to relocate two Pre-K classrooms and close the cafeteria temporarily.Hoping to do more, parents aske…

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GCS Middle School Teacher Recognized for Innovation

Greensboro, N.C – Fabian Reid, an eighth-grade math teacher at Northeast Middle, has been recognized as one of the most innovative teachers in the country by The Henry Ford’s Innovative Nation Teacher Innovator Awards.The award recognizes educato…

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GCS Teacher Named Outstanding Educator

John Phillips selected as Outstanding K-8 Educator in Science, Mathematics and TechnologyGreensboro, N.C. -- A fourth grade science and social studies teacher at Brooks Global Studies is the Outstanding K-8 Educator in Science, Mathematics and Techno…

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This Week in GCS: First Graduations and Family Fun Day

Wednesday, May 18, 2016:Graduation for the Early College at Guilford, 2 p.m. (Early College at Guilford, Dana Auditorium, 5608 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro) – It’s the very first graduation of the season! The Early College at Guilford has been …

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High Point Student Earns Park Scholarship

Greensboro, N.C. -- Zachary Patel, from High Point and student at The Early College at Guilford, earned one of this year’s Park Scholarships.The Park Scholarships program brings exceptional students to N.C. State University based on outstanding acc…

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Senior Receives National Merit Scholarship

Greensboro, NC---A third GCS senior has been awarded a competitive National Merit Scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Jack Crouse, a senior at the Early College at Guilford, received a $2,500 from the NMSC. The organiz…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events May 16 - 21, 2016

Monday, May 16 - No Events Reported Tuesday, May 17 - No Events Reported Wednesday, May 189:00 am -  Bluford Elementary Building Advisory Team meeting (school media center)12:00 noon -  Smith High Building Advisory Team meeting (school media cent…

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GCS’ Class of 2016 Prepares to Take the Stage

Greensboro, N.C – During the next four weeks, Guilford County Schools’ seniors will be crossing stages, turning tassels and throwing up their caps as they become high school graduates ready to move on to college and career.Anyone interested in ce…

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Revisions to Employment of Family Member Policy Open for Public Comment

Greensboro, N.C – The public is invited to comment on proposed revisions to the district’s Policy GAGA-Employment of Family Members during the next 30 days.GCS’ current policy, adopted in 1995 and revised in 2000, requires the superintendent to…

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Seniors on Parade, Encouraging Success Friday and Tuesday

Greensboro, N.C. – Elementary-aged students at two GCS schools will get a little extra motivation and encouragement to continue down the path of classroom to college and career from those who have succeeded: graduating seniors.Seniors from Northeas…

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Magnet Transportation Deadline is June 2

Greensboro, NC – Students and families attending GCS magnet schools or high school option schools, who want to ride the bus to school next year, need to submit their transportation request by June 2.Any student who does not have a transportation fo…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events May 9-13, 2016

Thursday, May 122:00 pm - Legislative Committee Meeting (Eugene Street, Swann Room) Friday, May 1311:00 am - Governance Committee Meeting (Eugene Street, Swann Room) Upcoming EventsWed, May 18, 9:00 am - Bluford Elementary Building Advisory Team me…

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Board Considers Renaming Aycock Middle School

The Guilford County Board of Education asks for public input regarding the possibility of renaming Aycock Middle School. Acknowledging the controversy surrounding Governor Charles B. Aycock, his legacy and the potential of renaming the school, the b…

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Board Approves Budget Request for 2016-17

Greensboro, NC---The Guilford County Board of Education will ask the county for an additional $9.1 million from the Board of County Commissioners for the 2016-17 school year, bringing the total operating budget request to approximately $192.5 million…

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Ferndale Middle Gym to be Renamed

The Ferndale Middle School Gymnasium will soon be named after Coach Kenneth C. “Kenny” Angel. Angel is retiring from GCS at the end of the school year after serving at the school for 29 years. During that time, he received a number of recognitio…

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GCS Offers Free Meals to Students During Summer Months

The last day of school and start of summer is an exciting time for students, but it can also mean uncertainty about where they will get their next meal. To help support families over the summer, Guilford County Schools’ (GCS) School Nutrition Depar…

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Three GCS Schools Named 2016 National Schools of Character

Greensboro, NC---Three Guilford County Schools were recently named 2016 National Schools of Character from www.Character.org.  Brooks Global Studies, Oak Hill Elementary and Southeast High join seven other GCS schools with this prestigious distincti…

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This Week in GCS: Singing in Spring

Thursday, May 12, 2016:Ready, Set, G.R.O.W, 6 to 7 p.m. (Vandalia Elementary, 407 E. Vandalia Road, Greensboro) – This interactive workshop highlights parenting strategies and behaviors related to healthy eating in families of school-age children. …

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Three GCS Students Named Gates Millennium Scholars

Greensboro, N.C – Two Guilford County Schools students are members of the UNCF Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program’s final class.Jaylen Evans, a senior at the STEM Early College at N.C. A&T; Suprene Mohamedzein, a senior at the Middle Col…

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Community Invited to Say #Thanks Team GCS this May

GCS extends celebration to include all school district employeesGreensboro, N.C. -- With nearly 5,000 teachers in GCS, one day is simply not enough time to say thank you. And teachers couldn’t teach without the support of the other 5,000-plus GCS e…

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Kristie Altvater Named District Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C. – A district with more than 72,000 students and 10,000 employees has a lot of computers, as you might imagine. In fact, Guilford County Schools has more than 26,000 devices, and they all fall under the responsibility of Kristie Alt…

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Changes Coming to Districts' Literacy Instruction

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools is taking new steps to improve student literacy by providing greater resources and a consistent approach that will span grade levels from elementary to high school.At Thursday’s board of education meetin…

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GCS to Sign Agreement with Lenovo

Board approves final agreement to purchase Lenovo devices Greensboro, NC---The Guilford County Board of Education will sign an agreement with Lenovo to purchase laptops that will replace GCS’ current supply of middle school tablets. GCS will purc…

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Pinyan Named Media Specialist of the Year

Brooks Global Studies’ media specialist received the award for 2016 Greensboro, NC---Brooks Global Studies’ media specialist, Colleen Pinyan, is the 2016 Media Specialist of the Year. The Guilford Association of School Libraries (GASL) selected…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events May 2 - 6, 2016

Tuesday, May 38:00 am              Budget Line Item Review (Eugene Street, Board Room)9:00 am              High Point Central High Building Advisory Team Meeting (school conf. room)Wednesday, May 44:30 pm          …

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GCS Teacher Invited to White House for National Teacher Appreciation Day

President Obama will announce the 2016 National Teacher of the Year on May 3, 2016Greensboro, N.C. -- A Guilford County Schools fifth-grade teacher will be at the White House for President Barack Obama’s celebration of National Teacher Appreciation…

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This Week in GCS: Fundraisers, FAFSA and Fairs

Tuesday, April 26Community Invited to go Back to School for the Education Summit, 8 to 10 a.m. (Various Locations) – Hundreds of community members will get a behind-the-scenes look at one of 17 GCS schools during the Guilford Education Alliance Edu…

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Early College at Guilford Student Awarded Morehead-Cain Scholarship

Greensboro, N.C. – A senior from The Early College at Guilford is one of only 35 students in the state and 66 in the world to receive the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship from UNC-Chapel Hill.Danielle du Preez is president of Health Occupation…

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Rankin, Three Other GCS Schools Celebrated for Reading

Greensboro, N.C. – With close to 800 students at Rankin Elementary, students might have to wait a while before the books they want are back on the shelf. Media specialist Ann Virost knows that providing access to high-interest books is an important…

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GCS Celebrates the First Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools is joining with the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) to celebrate the professionals that are at the heart of afterschool programs during the first ever “Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Weekâ…

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Carson Fund Honors 18 GCS Students with Scholarships

Greensboro, NC---The Carson Scholars Fund recognized 18 Guilford County Schools students as role models and future leaders with college scholarships this year. The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 wh…

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GCS Students Receive National Merit Scholarships

Greensboro, N.C. – Two Guilford County Schools students will receive some of this year’s first National Merit Scholarships.Danielle du Preez, a senior at the Early College at Guilford, and Carly Malcolm, a senior at High Point Central High, each …

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GCS Board to Hold Two Special Meetings April 21, 2016

Greensboro, NC---The Guilford County Board of Education will hold two separate special meetings The first meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the Superintendents’ Recommended Budget. The budget discussion will continue at the board’s reg…

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This Week in GCS: Principal to Sleep on a Roof and an International Relay

Wednesday, April 20, 2016N.C. Duke Energy President and Western High Grad to Give “Lessons in Leadership” Lecture at Alma Mater, 6:30 p.m. (Western High, 409 Friendway Road, Greensboro) – David Fountain, North Carolina President of Duke Energy,…

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GCS Students to Participate in NASA Challenge

Middle College at Bennett students to compete in NASA’s Human Exploration Rover ChallengeGreensboro, N.C. -- Middle College at Bennett students will try their hand at designing the next generation of space exploration.Two members of The Middle Coll…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for April 18 - 22, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 10:00 am - High Point Central High Groundbreaking CeremonyRemember to wear appropriate shoes for outside walking  Wednesday, April 209:00 am  - Bluford Building Advisory Team Meeting (school media center)12:00 pm  - Smith High B…

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Summer Camps Can Keep Students Learning This Summer

Providers invited to free training sessions April 18 and 19, 2016 Greensboro, NC---Summer camp providers have two more chances to join Guilford County Schools in helping students continue learning during the summer. The district is offering training…

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GCS Board Urges Repeal of HB 2

Greensboro, N.C. – In the interest of supporting, protecting and advancing the constitutional rights and equitable treatment of all students and staff, the Guilford County Board of Education is urging the North Carolina General Assembly to repeal H…

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Lunch Prices to Increase Next Year

Greensboro, N.C – Lunch prices at Guilford County Schools will go up five cents next year to comply with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.The law requires all districts to annually increase the price of lunches served to paying students until the c…

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Superintendents Recommend Budget for 2016-17

Recommended budget includes $8.5 million increase from the county Greensboro, NC -- Attracting and holding onto the best and brightest people to teach and care for the children of Guilford County is the driving force behind Guilford County Schools (…

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Guilford County Schools News: Students Producing Energy-Efficient Cars

Dudley High’s Advanced Vehicle Technology Team prepares to compete at Shell Eco-MarathonGreensboro, NC -- A group of Dudley High students is being recognized for working on the technology of tomorrow.Dudley High’s Advanced Vehicle Technology Team…

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Guilford County Schools News: Board Confirms Title I Model for 2016-17

Three schools will lose Title I status next year, while three others will gain the designationGreensboro, NC -- The Board of Education confirmed the Title I funding model for the 2016-17 school year after getting final poverty data for 2016.At its la…

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Board Approves Nontraditional Calendars for 2016-17 School Year

Greensboro, NC -- The Guilford County Board of Education approved nontraditional calendars for the 2016-7 school year during its meeting on Tuesday.The calendars were developed in alignment (where possible) with the 2016-17 traditional academic calen…

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This Week in GCS: New Beginnings, Budgets and Opportunities

Tuesday, April 12, 2016Board of Education Meeting, 6 p.m., (Eugene Street Board Room, 712 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro) – The board will discuss a number of topics at its regularly scheduled meeting including the Superintendents’ Recommended Budg…

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GCS Receives National Recognition for Financial Reporting

Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Greensboro, NC---Guilford County Schools is nationally recognized for clearly communicating its financial story. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for April 11-15, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm -- Legislative Reception with Guilford County Delegation (Eugene Street, Board Room)Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm -- Board of Education Regular Meeting (Eugene Street, Board Room)Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 9:0…

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Kindergarten Teacher Named District Employee of the Month

Ann Brooks finds creative ways to engage students at McNair ElementaryGreensboro, N.C---Kindergarten teacher Ann Brooks recognizes the value of hands-on learning, but sometimes, the materials needed to make a lesson come to life aren’t part of her …

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This Week in GCS: School, Parent and Community Partnerships

Wednesday, April 6Oak Hill Honors Thomas Built Bus Company on 100th Anniversary, 10 a.m. (Thomas Built Bus, 1408 Courtesy Road, High Point) – Students from Oak Hill Elementary will say thank you and congratulations to Thomas Built Bus Company. The …

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Students Earn State Marketing Awards

GCS DECA members move on to national competitionGreensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County School students earned state honors for their marketing, finance, hospitality and management skills, and now they’re moving on to the national championship.Five Gri…

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GCS Educator to Tour Peruvian Schools

Karyn Dickerson Named 2016 NEA Foundation Global Learning FellowGreensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools works to attract the best and brightest educators to help students move from classroom to college and career, and one of those educators receive…

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School Reassignment Application Period Open

Applications for reassignment will be accepted until noon on July 1, 2016Greensboro, NC -- The application period is now open for students requesting reassignment for the 2016-17 school year.Parents may request to have their children attend a school …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events April 4 - 8, 2016

Monday, April 4No Events ReportedTuesday, April 59:00 am   High Point Central High Building Advisory Team Meeting (school conf. room)2:00 pm   Legislative Committee Meeting (Eugene Street, Swann Room)Wednesday, April 6No Events ReportedThursday, …

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Student Grants Fund New Piano Class

Greensboro, N.C. – Music students at Western High are taking their education into their own hands. With the support and encouragement from their teacher, Jancie Reinbold, the students wrote and were awarded grants to start a new piano class at the …

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Board Updates Personnel Policies

Greensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Board of Education approved changes to policies regarding its employees to comply with new state laws at its meeting Thursday night.One change includes giving the superintendent the ability to dismiss a non-co…

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Board Sets Title I Funding Model for 2016-17

Greensboro, N.C. – Working to support as many schools as possible, but also increasing accountability for schools receiving Title I funding, the Guilford County Board of Education approved a new funding model for the 2016-17 school year. Title I i…

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Board Encourages Community to Thank School Volunteers

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools encourages the community to take some extra time to recognize those who serve in their schools April 10 – 16, 2016 during National Volunteer Week. The board of education adopted a proclamation recognizin…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for March 25 – April 1, 2016

Friday, March 25 - Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed Monday, March 28 thru Friday, April 1- Spring Break  Upcoming EventsTues, April 5, 9:00 am-----High Point Central High Building Advisory Team Meeting (school conf. room)Tues, April 5, 2:00 p…

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Reading Engages the Senses at Herbin-Metz Education Center

Special needs school is one of four selected as GCS Reads 20 Schools of the MonthGreensboro, NC---Reading looks a little different for the students at Herbin-Metz Education Center. Media assistant Julia Furey starts her lesson with a music video abou…

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Early College at Guilford Wins Quiz Bowl State Championship

The team will compete in the national tournament in MayGreensboro, N.C. -- After answering questions about everything from singer-songwriters, to the chemical makeup of methane, to the Romanov dynasty, the Early College at Guilford’s Quiz Bowl team…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for March 21-25, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016:7:00 pm Board of Education Public Forum re: Superintendent Qualities (Dudley High Auditorium)Tuesday, March 22, 2016:No Events ReportedWednesday, March 23, 2016:1:30 pm Governance Committee Meeting (Eugene Street, Swann Room)Th…

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Ten GCS Schools Ranked as Best Public High Schools in the State

Greensboro, N.C. – The Early College at Guilford was ranked as the top public high school in North Carolina by Niche, a research company, and 34th best in the country. Nine other GCS schools also made the list for best in the state.The company comp…

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Students Recognized in National Congressional App Challenge

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools students have many talents and interests, and now three are receiving national recognition for their skills as app developers.GCS students made up three of the four North Carolina students recognized for t…

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Student Recognized for Leadership Statewide

Mackenzie Wheeless won the Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award Greensboro, NC---Guilford County Schools strives to help each student reach their full potential. Now one student is being recognized for taking full advantage of the opportunitie…

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New Apprenticeship Program Offered to GCS Students

Interested students must attend one of two open house events with a parent or guardian Greensboro, NC---Guilford County Schools students have a new opportunity to gain experience in their future career and earn a free two-year associate degree. Six…

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This Week in GCS: Service, Art and Prepping Parents

Wednesday, March 16Council on Educational Services for Exceptional Children, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Haynes-Inman Education Center, Media Center, 200 Haynes Road, Jamestown) – The Council on Educational Services for Exceptional Children will hold i…

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GCS Seeks Summer Camp Partnerships

Greensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools is finding innovative ways to keep students engaged and learning during the summer months. Starting this year, summer camp providers can partner with GCS to receive sample curriculum resources as well as re…

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School and Community Generosity Opens Two New Food Pantries

Backpack Beginnings to open pantries at Northeast High and Ragsdale High Greensboro, N.C---Two schools will come off Backpack Beginning’s waiting list, thanks to the involvement and generosity of school communities throughout Guilford County. In …

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Board of Education Meetings on March 14-18, 2016

Board of Education Meetings on March 14-18, 2016Monday, March 14No Events ReportedTuesday, March 15Election DayWednesday, March 168:00 am - Bluford Elementary Building Advisory Team Meeting (School Media Center) - NoteChange             …

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GCS Recognized Nationally for Parent Engagement

Greensboro, N.C – Guilford County Schools considers parents its most valuable partner in preparing students for college and career, and the effort GCS puts in to nurturing that partnership is receiving national recognition.The Guilford Parent Acade…

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National Volunteer Week is April 10-16, 2016

Recognize your favorite volunteer by March 31Greensboro, NC---National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging individuals to engage in their communities. Guilford County Schools (GCS) thanks its volunteers for their time and s…

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GCS Considers Achievements and Challenges of 2016 Strategic Plan

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools is taking a hard look at what it’s doing right and what it could do better as the district continues the last year of its Strategic Plan 2016: Achieving Educational Excellence – Personalized Learning D…

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Making Books Accessible Helps Foust Elementary Meet Goal

School is one of four selected as GCS Reads 20 Schools of the MonthGreensboro, N.C. -- Fifth-grader Janiyah Meadows likes books about history. Her classmate, Antwone Suggs, likes the Percy Jackson series. Both students are avid readers and helped Fou…

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This Week in GCS: Working with Parents to Take Students from Classroom to College and Career

Wednesday, March 9, 2016:Positive Discipline that Works, 6 to 7 p.m. (McLeansville Elementary, 5315 Frieden Church Road, McLeansville) – Positive encouragement can go a long way in discouraging negative behaviors. Parents are invited to come discus…

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Mini-Meteorologists to Study Weather with New Technology

Greensboro, N.C. – Local meteorologists may have a little competition coming out of Reedy Fork Elementary during North Carolina’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week after the school received a grant from Toshiba America Foundation to purchase a wea…

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Community Members Can Still Share Comments on SROs

Parents and community members encouraged to email comments to GCS Greensboro, N.C---Any parents or community members who didn’t have the chance to express their thoughts on school resource officers (SROs) in Guilford County Schools at this week’…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for March 7 - 11, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 20164:00 pm - Board of Education Public Forum for Employees (Weaver Education Center Auditorium)6:00 pm - Board of Education Regular Meeting (Eugene Street, Board Room) Wednesday, March 9, 20169:00 am - Guilford Middle Building Adv…

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GCS Dropout Rate Increased in 2014-15 Along with the State

GCS is working with students to bring down the dropout rate Greensboro, N.C---A new report shows dropout rates are increasing across North Carolina, as well as in Guilford County Schools. The report shows GCS’ dropout rate rose to approximately 2.…

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Discipline Referrals Decreasing in GCS Schools

State releases discipline data for 2014-15 school year Greensboro, NC---The vast majority of GCS students stay on track and avoid getting into trouble, while the number of students getting into legal trouble at school is going down, according to a s…

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Vote for Pleasant Garden Elementary in Online Concert

Voting for the Concert for Music in Our Schools Month is open until March 31Greensboro, N.C. -- Starting this week, Guilford County Schools families and supporters can vote for Pleasant Garden Elementary in the 2016 Concert for Music in Our Schools M…

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Male Summit Coming Up for Dads, Father Figures

Greensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Council of PTAs, in conjunction with Guilford Parent Academy and other community partners, is hosting its third annual Male Summit at Southwest Guilford High, High Point. Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, unc…

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Tammy White Named District Employee of the Month

Kiser Middle band teacher inspires students through music                                                                    Greensboro, N.C---With 175 students per week, band teacher…

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GCS Schools Take Robotics to the Next Level

First Tech Challenge Inspires Students in STEM EducationGreensboro, N.C. -- You’ve heard of the Nighthawks, the Whirlies and the Red Raiders. But Guilford County Schools also has an elite league of competitors you may not have heard of – the L.O.…

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High Point Senior Recognized for Service to the Community

Omar Benallal named top runner-up in 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Award Greensboro, NC---A High Point Central High student is receiving statewide recognition for his dedication to helping others. Omar Benallal was recently named one of the t…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar of Events for February 29 - March 4, 2016

Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 pm -- Board of Education Public Forum re: SROs (Grimsley High Media Center) NOTE this Location ChangeFriday, March 4 at 2:00 pm -- Legislative Committee Meeting (Eugene Street, Swann Room)Upcoming Events:Mon, March 7, 11:30 …

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Parkview Village Students Win State Multicultural Arts Contest

Greensboro, N.C. – Two Guilford County Schools students won state awards from the North Carolina Association of Educators’ (NCAE) Multicultural Arts Contest.Charley Knight, a first grader at Parkview Village Elementary, received first place for h…

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This Week in GCS: Read Across America, Showcasing Art and International Visitors

Tuesday, March 1The Incredible Years, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1301 Alamance Church Road, Greensboro) – The Guilford Parent Academy offers this program for caregivers with children five to 12 years old to discuss new parenti…

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Board Selects Lenovo Device for All GCS Middle Schools

Greensboro, N.C. -- Lenovo devices will be used in all Guilford County Schools middle schools as a tool to personalize learning for each student next year.The Guilford County Board of Education selected the devices at its meeting on Thursday. They we…

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Board Plans to Sell Immaculate Heart of Mary Property to HPU

Greensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education plans to sell the Immaculate Heart of Mary property, located at 605 and 614 Barbee Avenue in High Point, to High Point University.The property was originally planned as a new home for the Aca…

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GCS Requesting Bids for Three Remaining Priority Projects

Funding approved for projects at Smith High, Western High and Guilford MiddleGreensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools will be requesting bids to complete the three remaining priority projects.The Guilford County Board of Commissioners approved the…

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GCS Students Honored Through Scholastic Art Awards

15 students recognized; three will advance to the national competitionGreensboro, N.C. -- Fifteen GCS students were honored at the regional level for their entries in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Founded in 1923, the awards are the nation…

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Board Seeks Public Comment on Non-Traditional Calendars

Greensboro, N.C. -- The public is invited to comment on calendar options for Guilford County Schools’ (GCS) non-traditional schools for the next 15 days.The proposed calendars would be for the upcoming 2016-17 school year and were developed in alig…

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Board and Community Thank and Say Goodbye to Green

Greensboro, N.C---It was an emotional night for Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green during his last Guilford County Board of Education meeting. Board and community members took time to say thank you and goodbye to Green during Thursday night’s m…

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GCS Students Named Finalists for Goodnight Scholars Program

Greensboro, N.C. – Six Guilford County Schools’ students are finalists for the Goodnight Scholars Program at N.C. State University.The students will join 90 others in the program’s second annual Finalist Interview Day on Feb. 27 in hopes of bei…

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Breakfast Options Earn GCS Statewide Recognition

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools goes the extra mile to make sure students start their day right, and those efforts are being recognized.GCS’ Nutrition Services was honored by North Carolina No Kid Hungry for having the highest breakfas…

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Four Students Win iPads Through Holiday Reading Challenge

Greensboro, N.C. – Luizinho Perez Ledezna got a belated holiday gift earlier this month. The seventh-grader at Aycock Middle was surprised to learn that he was one of four students to receive an iPad mini as a prize for completing the district’s …

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GCS and Pearce Elementary Recognized for United Way Partnerships

School, district receive 2015 Spirit of North Carolina Awards Greensboro, NC---The United Way of North Carolina recently named Guilford County Schools and Pearce Elementary 2015 Spirit of North Carolina Award winners. The Spirit of North Carolina A…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: February 22 - 26, 2016

Tuesday, February 23 7:00 pm ----Board of Education Public Forum re: Superintendent Qualities (Northern High Auditorium) Wednesday, February 24 2:00 pm---- Long Term Suspension Appeal Hearing (Duncan, Garrett, Routh) (Franklin Blvd.) Thursday, Febr…

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Principal Named one of Triad’s 40 Leaders Under 40

Greensboro, N.C. – Pearce Elementary Principal Erik Naglee is one of the Triad’s 40 Leaders Under 40.The Triad Business Journal recognized the 40 honorees at a reception Thursday night with a “Super Hero” theme. The journal says part of the r…

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This Week in GCS: Say Yes News and Superintendent Forums

Tuesday, Feb. 23Say Yes Information Session, 6 to 7 p.m., (Penn Griffin School for the Arts, 825 E. Washington Drive, High Point) – Guilford County has officially been named a “Say Yes” community. This session will help explain what “Say Yesâ…

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Board of Education to Discuss SROs at Public Forums

Greensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Board of Education will host two public forums to hear from parents and community members regarding the role, presence and impact of School Resource Officers (SROs) in GCS schools.Both forums will start at 7 p…

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GCS Announces Weather Makeup Days for the Year 2015 - 2016

Greensboro, N.C. – Inclement weather and dangerous road conditions caused Guilford County Schools (GCS) to close to students yesterday, Monday, Feb. 15.Whenever schools are closed, the days of instruction missed are made up according to the incleme…

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Say Yes Launches Certification Form for Graduating Seniors

Certification form is a requirement to receive last-dollar tuition scholarshipsGreensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools seniors have applied to college, they’re working on their FAFSA forms and now they can complete one of the last steps to qua…

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This Week in GCS: Be a Principal for a Day; Random Acts of Kindness

Tuesday, Feb. 16Principal for a Day, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Various Locations) – Approximately 100 community members, from elected officials to business leaders to interested employees and parents will be a “Principal for a Day.”  The participan…

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Superintendent Public Forum

Greensboro, N.C---The Guilford County Board of Education rescheduled a public forum to discuss the next superintendent for 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, at the Andrews High Auditorium, 1920 McGuinn Drive, High Point. The forum was originally scheduled …

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Fighting Hunger for Random Acts of Kindness Week

GCS schools will hold food drives to combat food insecurityGreensboro, NC -- Valentine’s Day kicks off the National Random Acts of Kindness Week. Guilford County Schools are using the week to increase efforts to fight hunger and food insecurity in …

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Guilford County Schools News: Sockwell Named Eastern High Principal

Greensboro, NC -- Eastern High is getting a new principal. Lance Sockwell will take over the position after serving as principal of the Middle College at GTCC-High Point.During his time at the Middle College at GTCC-High Point, Sockwell increased bio…

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Guilford County Schools Board of Education Calendar for February 13 – 19, 2016

Saturday, February 138:00 amBoard of Education Winter Retreat (Eugene Street, Board Room)Monday, February 157:00 pmBoard of Education Public Forum re: Superintendent Qualities (Andrews High Auditorium)Tuesday, February 1612:00 noonPrincipal for a Day…

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Grant to Provide New Opportunities for Students

The Middle College at North Carolina A&T and N.C. A&T School of Education receive $250,000 from AT&TGreensboro, N.C. -- Students at the Middle College at North Carolina A&T will have even more opportunities to prepare them for life af…

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School Board Seeks Public Input on Superintendent Search

Greensboro, NC---The Guilford County Board of Education is seeking direct input from interested members of the community to help shape the search process and assist in defining the qualities and characteristics of the next superintendent of Guilford …

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This Week in GCS: Sit-In Anniversary and More...

Thursday, Feb. 11Sit-In Mural Dedication, 5:30 p.m. (Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, 825 Washington Street, High Point) – Students at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts will dedicate a mural honoring their school’s place in history. Dozens of Pen…

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For Newcomers Students, Reading Provides Link to New Language, Culture

Greensboro, N.C. – Reading helps all students build their vocabulary and comprehension, but it’s even more important for students who are learning English as a second language. At Doris Henderson Newcomers School, which serves recent immigrants i…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar for February 8 -13, 2016

Monday, February 8No Events ReportedTuesday, February 96:00 pm Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street, Board Room)Wednesday, February 109:00 am Guilford Middle Building Advisory Team meeting (school conference room)2:00 pm Long Term Suspension App…

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Daniel Ivers Named District Employee of the Month

Northwest Middle custodian is “the glue that holds the entire school together”Greensboro, NC---Amid cheers from his colleagues and with some of his favorite students there to share the moment, custodian Daniel Ivers yesterday was named the GCS Em…

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Public Forums Scheduled to Discuss New Superintendent and SROs

The board of education will hold six public forums during February and March Greensboro, NC---The Guilford County Board of Education will hold six public forums in February and March to hear what the community has to say about two different topics: …

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GCS Schools Recognized for Focus on Character

Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools have another reason to say, “GCS, yes!” Three of the four schools selected as 2016 State Schools of Character in North Carolina are Guilford County Schools.Haynes-Inman Education Center, Oak Hill Elementa…

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Green Awarded N.C. A&T’s Human Rights Medal

Greensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools Superintendent Maurice O. “Mo” Green received North Carolina A&T State University’s Human Rights Medal for his work to prepare all students for college and their careers.Green received the medal d…

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GCS Magnet Application Deadline

Greensboro, N.C. -- There are just a few days left for students and parents to complete the elementary and middle school magnet applications for the 54 magnet programs offered by Guilford County Schools. The application deadline for ALL magnet school…

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Guilford Parent Academy to Host Transitioning to College and Beyond Information Workshops

The workshops will help parents and students prepare for college Greensboro, NC---For many students, college is right around the corner. Parents and students of Guilford County Schools (GCS) are invited to a Transitioning to College and Beyond Infor…

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GCS Takes Students from Classroom to College and Career

GCS leaders update the community on the State of Our SchoolsGreensboro, N.C. -- The message is clear: Students, families and the community are coming together to say, “GCS, Yes!”With a record-high graduation rate, robust visual and performing art…

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This Week in GCS: State of Our Schools; Super Bowl Fun!

Tuesday, Feb. 2GCS State of Our Schools, 5:30 to 7 p.m. (High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Avenue, High Point) – GCS will celebrate 2015’s successes and address upcoming challenges at the seventh-annual State of Our Schools event. District lead…

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Guilford County Schools Recognized Statewide for Communications

Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools received statewide awards for the work it does to share the stories of its schools and students. The North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) held its Blue Ribbon Awards Brunch in Greensbor…

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Guilford County Schools to Request Funds for Remaining Priority Projects

Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools will request the funding needed to complete the remaining three priority projects from the Guilford County Commissioners next month.The remaining projects are a school replacement for Guilford Middle and phys…

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Board of Education Calendar February 1 – 5, 2016

Monday, February 1No Events Reported Tuesday, February 29:00 amHigh Point Central Building Advisory Team meeting (school conference room)5:30 pmState of Our SchoolsReception at 5:30, Program at 6:00 (High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce St., High Poi…

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GCS 2015-16 Budget Available Online

Greensboro, N.C. – Anyone interested in finding out how Guilford County Schools spends its money can just go online.The $701,783,596 budget for 2015-16 has been posted online. You can read the full budget by clicking here.The total includes capital…

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GCS Receives a Clean Audit

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools finances are tight but in order according to a recent audit. Independent auditors, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, gave GCS a “clean” audit, saying the district’s financial statements were prepared consis…

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GCS Board Selects NCSBA to Assist with Superintendent Search

Greensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education selected the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) to help them select the next superintendent for Guilford County Schools.The board made the selection after reviewing four proposa…

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Guilford County Schools Board of Education Calendar of Events for January 25 – 29, 2016

Monday, January 25 - No Events Reported Tuesday, January 26 - No Events Reported Wednesday, January 27 - No Events Reported Thursday, January 286:00 pm -  Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street, Board Room) Friday, January 29 - No Events Repo…

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Guilford Parent Academy to Host ACT/SAT Information Workshops

The workshops will help parents prepare their child for the ACT/SAT Greensboro, N.C---Parents and students of Guilford County Schools (GCS) are invited to an ACT/SAT Information Session. Participants will learn test-taking strategies and receive adv…

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GCS Board of Education Calendar for January 16-22, 2016

Calendar of Events:Wednesday, January 209:00 am Bluford Building Advisory Team meeting (school media center)2:00 pm Governance Committee meeting (Eugene Street, Swann Room)5:30 pm GCS Science Fair Awards Ceremony (Guilford College Dana Auditorium)7:0…

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It’s Time to Start Planning for Kindergarten

Guilford Parent Academy and community partners host Liftoff to Learning Parent Days Greensboro, N.C---The first day of school might seem far away, but for the parents of children entering kindergarten this fall, it is time to start planning. Guilfor…

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Northeast High to Open the Health Information Technology Academy

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools high school students will have an additional option when deciding where they want to go to school. Northeast High will open a new Health Information Technology Academy starting in the 2016-17 school year.…

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Harris Named Principal of General Greene Elementary

Position begins on Feb. 1, 2016Greensboro, NC---General Greene Elementary is getting a new principal. Stephanie Harris will officially start in the position on February 1. The board named Harris as the new principal at its meeting Tuesday night. Har…

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GCS Board Names Co-Interim Superintendents

Carr and Young will lead district through transitionGreensboro, N.C. -- Nora Carr, chief of staff, and Terrence Young, chief information officer, will lead Guilford County Schools through the superintendent transition. At its meeting Tuesday night, t…

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Literacy Report Finds Need for Greater Resources

Access to materials, professional development would help strengthen instructionGreensboro, NC -- Classrooms across the district would benefit from more high-quality instructional resources, according to an independent audit presented to the board of …

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This Week in GCS: Gifts of Giving

Student donates hundreds of books to Greensboro Housing Authority, 4 p.m., (Hickory Trails Community Center, 4223 Romaine Street, Greensboro) – A Brooks Global Studies student collected more than 700 books and purchased additional pencils and bookm…

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Western Band Director Honored for Making a Difference

Greensboro, N.C. -- Western High’s band director is honored for making a difference. Kiyoshi Carter was named one of the 50 Directors Who Make a Difference by the national magazine School Band and Orchestra (SBO).SBO, the leading management magazin…

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GCS Magnet Application Period Begins Monday, January 11, 2016

Greensboro, N.C. -- With 127 different schools with focuses ranging on STEM to arts to languages, Guilford County Schools has something to offer every single student in the county.Monday, Jan. 11, is the first day students of all grade levels can beg…

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Guilford County Schools Board of Education Calendar of Events for January 11 – 15, 2016

Calendar of Events for January 11 – 15, 2016:Monday, January 11No Events ReportedTuesday, January 126:00 pm Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street, Board Room)Wednesday, January 1310:00 am Governance Committee meeting (Eugene Street, Swann Room)…

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Bernadette Darby Named District Employee of the Month

Teacher assistant turned data manager stays connected to students through additional tasksGreensboro, NC---Data managers have a busy job, and Bernadette Darby is no exception. In her first year as a data manager at Erwin Montessori, Darby must track …

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Elementary School Receives Grant from Best-Selling Author

Sedgefield Elementary receives $1,000 grant from James Patterson & Scholastic Reading Club Greensboro, N.C---Sedgefield Elementary’s library is one of several schools personally chosen by bestselling author James Patterson to receive a grant f…

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This Week in GCS: High School Options and College Prep

Wednesday, Jan. 6Transition to College and Beyond with Say Yes, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (GTCC-Jamestown, Applied Science Building, 601 E. Main Street, Jamestown) – They’ve imagined and worked toward this day for almost 18 years and now that it’s here, p…

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Morning Bus Stop Hit and Run Emphasizes Need for Driver Caution

Student received minor injuries after driver failed to stop for busGreensboro, N.C. -- A hit and run at a bus stop this morning is an unfortunate reminder that even with additional precautions to keep students safe, drivers still need to use caution …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for January 4 – 8, 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016No Events Reported – Optional Teacher Workday Tuesday, January 5, 20169:00 am - High Point Central High Building Advisory Team meeting (school conference room)2:30 pm - Long Term Suspension Appeal Hearing (Buffington, Routh,…

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Early College at Guilford Wins Top Prize at State Academic Competition

Northwest High and STEM Early College at N.C. A&T also place in the “Twelve” Championship Greensboro, N.C---The Early College at Guilford took home the top prize in North Carolina’s “Twelve” championship, an academic competition hosted…

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High School Options Night

Greensboro, N.C. – Students seeking a non-traditional high school setting should visit the Guilford County Schools High School Options Night.High School Options Night features all 22 of the district’s high school magnet programs, which will be ac…

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Brown Summit Team Moves on to State Mock Trial Competition

Brown Summit Won the Region 5 competition, state competition to be held Jan. 9, 2016 Greensboro, N.C---Brown Summit Middle School is one of 10 middle schools across the state that will compete in North Carolina’s Middle School Mock Trial Competiti…

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GCS Arts Education Coordinator to Serve on State Board

Nathan Street named NCMEA’s Chair of Music Program Leaders Greensboro, NC---The man running Guilford County Schools arts programs is now one of the state’s music education leaders. The North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA) recently …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for December 21, 2015 – January 8, 2016

Monday, December 21 – Friday, January 1, 2016Winter Break Monday, January 4No Events Reported – Optional Teacher Workday Tuesday, January 59:00 am - High Point Central High Building Advisory Team meeting (school conference room) Wednesday, Jan…

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Fun Rewards Inspire Madison Elementary Students to Read

School is one of four named GCS Reads 20 Schools of the Month Greensboro, NC - What do a paper snowball fight and a pumpkin-throwing contest have to do with reading? At Madison Elementary, rewards such as these having proven to be the secret to gett…

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Board Begins Process of Selecting a New Superintendent

Board will advertise for search firm applicationsGreensboro, NC - The Guilford County Board of Education will start the official search process for a new superintendent. The board granted its attorney permission to create and release a notice openin…

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Guilford County Schools and Amplify Agree to Part Ways

GCS will begin looking for a new tablet provider for 2016-17 school yearGreensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools and Amplify, Inc., have agreed to part ways by the end of this school year, according to an agreement approved by the school board Decemb…

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Board of Education Selects Calendar for 2016-17 School Year

School year will run from Aug. 29 to June 9 Greensboro, NC - Parents, students and teachers can start filling out their new 2016 calendars. The Guilford County Board of Education approved the traditional-school calendar for the 2016-17 school year d…

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Students Challenged to Read During Winter Break

The Reading Challenge: The Holiday Reading Challenge Encourages Students to Read 20 Minutes a Day Greensboro, N.C. – Friday is the last day of class for Guilford County Schools students before winter break, but just because they aren’t in school …

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This Week in GCS: Season of Giving, College Prep and Celebrations

GreensBoro., NC Toy Deliveries, 8 a.m. (Brooks Global Studies, 1215 Westover Terrace, Greensboro) – Service-learning students from Grimsley collected nearly 700 toys for students in nearby elementary schools. The Grimsley students will deliver some…

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GCS Chief Student Services Officer to Retire

Willis served GCS’ students for 32 yearsGreensboro, N.C. – After serving the children of Guilford County for more than 30 years, Gwen Willis, Chief Student Service Officer for Guilford County Schools, will retire in March.Willis started with the …

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GCS Extends Driver’s Ed Refund Deadline

Refund applications available at schools and online; must be turned in by Dec. 18 Greensboro, N.C---Guilford County students who paid $65 to take driver’s education classes over the summer have one more week to apply for a refund. Approximately 75…

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Schools Recognized for Growth and Closing the Achievement Gap

General Greene Elementary, Jamestown Middle Honored as PTEC Signature Schools Greensboro, NC---Two Guilford County Schools were recognized for making significant improvements in student education during the past year. The Piedmont Triad Education C…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for December 14-18, 2015

Wednesday, December 169:00 am - Bluford Elementary Building Advisory Team Mtg. (school media center) Thursday, December 1710:00 am - Hunter Elementary Building Advisory Team Mtg. (school media center)5:00 pm - Board of Education meeting (Eugene Stre…

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GCS Employee Honored as a State Historian

N.C. Society of Historians awards Linda Willard with the Barringer Award for Excellence Greensboro, NC - Students in Guilford County not only have the benefit of learning from their teachers, but from all of the employees in their school. At Penn-Gr…

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Middle School Students Take Food Donation One Step Further

Students will donate PB&J at 9:30 Friday morning, then work on a peanut butter recipe book Greensboro, N.C---Students at Ferndale Middle aren’t just donating food to those who need it, but they’re also working to help teach people new ways t…

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Two GCS Marching Bands Among Best in the Country

Two GCS Marching Bands Among Best in the Country Andrews High, Dudley High take top honors at High Stepping Nationals Competition   Greensboro, N.C. – You could say they march to the beat of a different drummer – a winning one. Andrews High and …

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Northwest High Named State Champion at 2015 State Art Showcase

Northwest High students and school bring home top awards Greensboro, NC - Northwest High was named State Champion at the 2015 State Art Showcase by the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA). The 4th Annual Art Showcase featu…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for December 7 -11, 2015

Upcoming Events:Mon, Dec. 14, 9:00 am -- Ragsdale High Building Advisory Team Mtg. (school conference room)Wed, Dec. 16, 9:00 am -- Bluford Elementary Building Advisory Team Mtg. (school media center)Thurs, Dec. 17, 10:00 am -- Hunter Elementary Buil…

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This Week in GCS: Angry Birds Help Code, Students Help Give Back

Thursday, Dec. 10Weaver Academy Students Perform for Middle Schools and Community, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Weaver Academy, 300 S. Spring Street, Greensboro) – Theatre students at Weaver Academy will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” seven times…

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Green Announces Resignation as GCS Superintendent

Green Announces Resignation as GCS Superintendent Named Executive Director of Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation   Greensboro, NC (December 8, 2015) –  After seven-plus years at the helm of Guilford County Schools (GCS), Maurice O. “Mo” Green is re…

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Home Built By Students to Go Up for Auction

Home Built By Students to Go Up for Auction Students at Weaver Academy will auction home for a minimum $39,000   Greensboro, N.C. – A house built by students at Weaver Academy is going up for auction.  Building trade students build the entire ho…

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Early College at Guilford Ranked Best Public High School in N.C.

Rankings from Niche place the Early College at 34th best in the country Greensboro, NC - The Early College at Guilford was ranked as the top public high school in North Carolina by Niche, a research company, and 34th best in the country. The compan…

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Say Yes Information Sessions Offered in High Point

Say Yes Guilford, Guilford Parent Academy, and Guilford County Schools partner with High Point Community Foundation to bring information to parentsGreensboro, NC -- Guilford County is a “Say Yes” community, but many still have questions about wha…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events November 26-December 4, 2015

Tuesday, December 19:00 am - High Point Central High School Building Advisory Team Mtg. (school conference room)2:00 pm - Legislative Committee (Eugene Street, Swann Room) Upcoming EventsTues, Dec. 8, 6:00 pm - Board of Education meeting (Eugene Str…

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GCS Students Recognized Nationally for Engineering

Team from STEM Early College at N.C. A&T placed third in the Real World Design Challenge Greensboro, NC - Students from STEM Early College at N.C. A&T impressed national judges with their engineering skills and took third place in the Natio…

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Middle College at N.C. A&T Students Drop Everything and Read

School is one of four named GCS Reads 20 Schools of the MonthGreensboro, N.C. -- Reading is usually an independent activity, but at the Middle College at North Carolina A&T, it’s bringing people together. Every Friday, students participate in a…

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GCS Magnet Schools Invite Guests for Magnet Mondays

Families are encouraged to visit and tour schools before application period opens Greensboro, NC---Want to see the flight simulators at Andrews Aviation Academy? Or get a sense of what Spanish Immersion looks like at Jones Elementary or Kirkman Park…

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This Week in GCS: Cone Elementary Turns 80 Years Old

GCS will be closed both Thursday (Nov. 26) and Friday (Nov. 27) for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Monday, Nov. 30 Magnet Monday, Various Times and Locations – Every magnet school option offered by GCS will hold an open house on the first official Ma…

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GCS Board Joins in Funding Lawsuit Against State

Greensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education will join dozens of other North Carolina school districts that are suing the state for more than $46 million that should have gone to public schools.The lawsuit states that fines from certain…

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GCS Collecting Bids for Final Priority Projects in Spring

Greensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools is taking bids and determining the maximum cost of priority construction projects that are set to begin during the next year.The county board of education received an update on construction projects at its …

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GCS Board Considers New Twilight High School Option

Greensboro, N.C. -- In an effort to help students struggling in the traditional high school setting, the Guilford County Board of Education voted to move forward on plans to open a second Twilight High School in the western part of the county.The cur…

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GCS Board of Education Approves School Improvement Plan Addendums

Plans will be posted on GCS and state websitesGreensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education approved addendums to school improvement plans for schools labeled low performing by North Carolina’s new accountability system.At its last mee…

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Town of Summerfield to Honor Laughlin Elementary School with Historical Marker

Greensboro, N.C. -- The Town of Summerfield will place a historical maker commemorating the site of the original Laughlin Elementary School outside of what is now the Laughlin Professional Development Center.The Guilford County Board of Education app…

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School to Update Library with 1,000 New Books

High Point, NC -- Kirkman Park Elementary will update its library with approximately 1,000 new books, thanks to a grant from the High Point Community Foundation.The elementary school’s library dates back to 1972, with at least one history book …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events November 23-27, 2015

Wednesday, November 259:30 am - Southeast High Building Advisory Team meeting (school conference room) Upcoming EventsTues, Dec. 1, 9:00 am - High Point Central High School Building Advisory Team Mtg. (school conference room)Tues, Dec. 1, 2:00 pm - …

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Guilford County Schools Update on Lockdowns at Jamestown Schools

Greensboro, NC - Several GCS schools were placed on lockdown or modified lockdown while officials searched for a person suspected of having a weapon in the area. The suspect, who is a student at Ragsdale High, allegedly had a weapon on campus and was…

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GCS Superintendent Receives the Thurgood Marshall Award

Greensboro, N.C. -- Recognizing his work and dedication to helping every student in Guilford County graduate from high school ready for career, college and life, the Welfare Reform Liaison Project awarded Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green with it…

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Career Fair and STEM on Display in GCS

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015Welborn Popping with Parents, 8 to 9 a.m. (Welborn Academy of Science and Technology, 1710 McGuinn Drive, High Point) – Welborn Academy parents will have the chance to learn more about Say Yes to Education and participate in …

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Guilford Parent Academy Requests Proposals for Presenters

Greensboro, N.C. -- Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) is currently accepting proposals from educators and agencies interested in presenting and/or hosting workshops on a variety of topics.All of GPA’s workshops are focused around four major themes: sch…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events November 14-20, 2015

Saturday, November 149:00a – 12:30p GCS Choice Showcase (Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center)Sunday, November 155:00 p.m. Meeting with NAACP Greensboro Branch (Fellowship Hall of Bethel A.M.E. Church, 200 N. Regan Street, Greensboro)Monday, N…

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Orchestra Director Recognized for Educational Excellence

Greensboro, N.C. -- Orchestra is growing in popularity at Northwest Middle and it’s no secret that director Donald Walter has a lot to do with that.Walter was recognized by two different groups for excellence. The North Carolina Music Educators Ass…

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Career Exploration Fair Prepares Students for the Future

What:  Guilford County Schools will host a Career Exploration Fair to help students consider their options when it comes to life after school. More than 50 businesses and institutions will be on hand to talk to students about the careers that intere…

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Sleep Out 2015 More than Quadruples Food Donations

Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro students collected and donated 890 pounds of food. Greensboro, N.C---The Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro’s ‘Sleep Out for Homelessness’ event was a huge success, more than quadrupling the amount of food dona…

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NFL Stars Delivering Footballs to GCS Alma Maters

Greensboro, N.C. -- Eight GCS schools are being recognized as part of the nationwide Super Bowl High School Honor Roll. The initiative recognizes schools and communities that contributed to Super Bowl history and positively impacted the game of footb…

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This Week in GCS: GCS Choice Showcase

Tuesday, Nov. 10Discovery Education Science Techbook Experience, 6 to 8 p.m., (Johnson Street Global Studies, 1601 Johnson Street, High Point) – Guilford County Schools and Discovery Education will showcase the hands-on digital science resources av…

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Guilford County Schools Choice Showcase Moves

Parents can explore magnet, CTE options and make plans for 2016-17 Greensboro, NC - It’s a question every parent must answer – where should my child attend school? Neighborhood schools are a great option, but for some children, a sp…

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The Salvation Army Recognizes Students for ‘Doing the Most Good’

Greensboro, N.C. – Occupational Course of Study students at Southeast High were recognized with The Salvation Army’s Doing the Most Good award for serving as holiday bell ringers.For the past several years, students would volunteer for tw…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - November 8-15, 2015

Sunday, November 8,2015:3:00 p.m.Andrews High to Unveil Portrait of Former Principal Jerry Hairston (school media center) Monday, November 9,20159:00 am: Ragsdale High Building Advisory Team meeting (school conference room) Tuesday, November 10 - N…

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GCS Students Sleep Out for Homelessness

WHAT:  After heavy rains forced them to postpone the event last month, students, staff and other members of The Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro will spend a night outside to raise donations and awareness for homelessness. During the event, student…

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Guilford County Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Host Interactive Community Night Showcasing Latest Educational Technologies

WHAT: This month and next, Guilford County Schools and Discovery Education will host four interactive community nights showcasing how educators are using the latest digital media and technologies to enhance classroom instruction district-wide. During…

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Board of Education Denounces ‘Low Performing School’ Labels

Resolution argues the law discourages educators from working in schools that need them most Greensboro, N.C---Making the case that North Carolina’s new “low-performing school” accountability system unfairly punishes and will effectively make t…

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Proposed Changes to Athletic Eligibility Policy

30-day public comment period now open Greensboro, NC---The public has 30 days to comment on proposed changes to Guilford County School’s athletic eligibility policy. Under the proposed policy, schools may request a hardship waiver if a student di…

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Board Approves Use of Remaining 2008 Bond Funds

$12 million would pay for HVAC upgrades, security improvements Greensboro, N.C---Four schools will get total heating and air system renovations using funds remaining from the 2008 bond referendum, the Guilford County Board of Education voted Tuesday…

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Students Contribute to ‘Americans Who Tell the Truth’ Exhibit

Students dive deeper into their own history and create portraits for the Greensboro exhibitGreensboro, N.C. -- Hundreds of Guilford County School middle and high school students are taking part in a city event, and adding their own history to Greensb…

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Pre-Nursing Students Offer Vision Screenings at Schools

Greensboro, N.C--– Elementary and middle school students are lining up for a free vision screening at their school, provided by health science students at Northwest High.Throughout the month of October, and into November, pre-nursing students at No…

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First 'Say Yes Guilford' Seniors to Apply to College

North Carolina College Application Week is Nov. 2-6 Greensboro, N.C---Not only will GCS seniors be eligible for Say Yes last-dollar tuition scholarships when they graduate this spring, but next week, they can apply to college for free. North Caroli…

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This Week in GCS: North Carolina College Application Week

Tuesday, Nov. 3Herbin-Metz Education Center Offers Pet Therapy to Students, 10 a.m. to Noon (400 O’Ferrell St., Greensboro) – Students will get a little extra fun and therapy at Herbin-Metz Education Center. The center is offering pet therapy eve…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - November 2 - 6, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015 - No Events Reported Tuesday, November 3, 20159:00 a.m - High Point Central High Building Advisory Team meeting (school conference room)6:00 p.m - Board of Education Meeting (Board Room, Eugene Street) Wednesday, November 4…

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Christopher Swinson Named District Employee of the Month

Lead custodian makes sure school is safe and clean for students, including his daughter                                                                    Greensboro, N.C---Christophe…

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New Books Arriving for African-American Male Early Literacy Initiative

The books will be delivered throughout the week to all GCS elementary schools Greensboro, N.C---Books featuring African-American characters and topics that relate males of color are being delivered to every GCS elementary school this week. The book…

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School Purchases Graphic Novels to Encourage Reading

A $2,500 grant will buy 175 books for Reedy Fork Elementary Greensboro, N.C---Reedy Fork Elementary is getting a new shipment of graphic novels to encourage more of its students to read. Media specialist Kristen Moore applied for and received the $…

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Schools to Celebrate National Red Ribbon Week

Greensboro, N.C. -- Red ribbons will decorate the halls of Guilford County Schools Oct. 26 to 30 for Red Ribbon Week, the largest substance abuse prevention campaign in the nation.This year’s theme is “Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free!”To mark th…

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GCS Board Considers School Improvement Plans Now Available on Website

Greensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education is considering proposed school improvement plans for 42 schools newly identified as low-performing by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. The public is invited to comment on the propos…

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GCS Students Read More than 18 Million Minutes

Four schools named GCS Reads 20 Schools of the Month for August/SeptemberGreensboro, N.C. -- The students in Guilford County Schools spent nearly 9 million minutes reading this summer, and another 9.5 million minutes reading in September, for a total…

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This Week in GCS: Breast Cancer Awareness and Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday, Oct. 27Link the Pink as We Mix It Up, Noon to 2 p.m., (The Academy at Smith, 2225 S. Holden Road, Greensboro) – Students at the Academy at Smith will show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month while also “mixing it up at lunch” and…

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GCS Board of Education Approves Budget

Central office cuts help balance the budget for 2015-16Greensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education approved a $701.8 million budget for the 2015-16 school year at its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22.The total includes capital outlay funds…

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GCS Calendar Options Open for Public Comment

The public has 30 days to comment on three calendar options for the 2016-17 school yearGreensboro, N.C. -- Parents, students, staff and community members have 30 days to offer comments on three school calendar options for next year.The three options …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: October 25 - 30, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015No Events Reported Tuesday, October 27, 2015No Events Reported Wednesday, October 28, 20159:30 am - Southeast High Building Advisory Team (school conference room)2:00 pm - Long Term Suspension Appeal Hearing (Alan, Darlene, …

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Character Counts Week: GCS Pledges to Fight Food Insecurity

Greensboro, N.C. – This week is National Character Counts Week and the kick-off to a district-wide challenge for Guilford County Schools.All week, schools will sign a pledge to fight food insecurity in the area. Last year, a Gallup Poll ranked the …

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Olympic Silver Medalist Manteo Mitchell Visits Jefferson Elementary

New SUBWAY Restaurants “Fit for Life” Online Tool Helps Children Track Healthy HabitsTriad Schools and SUBWAY Restaurants Work Together to Help Students Live Healthy, Active LifestylesGREENSBORO, N.C---According to a Harvard Public Health School …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for October 17 - 23, 2015

Tuesday, October 2011:00 am -- Legislative Committee (Eugene Street, Swann Room)Wednesday, October 219:00 am -- Bluford Elementary Building Advisory Team (school media center)2:00 pm -- Governance Committee meeting (Eugene Street, Swann Room) - CANCE…

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Artist in Residence Helps Students ‘Tell Their Stories’

Greensboro, N.C. – Students at the Early/Middle College at GTCC-Jamestown have the opportunity to work alongside a professional artist this week.The school won a $10,500 grant from the N.C. Arts Council to pay for an artist in residence. Todd Drake…

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This Week In GCS: Students Take Action On Food Insecurity, Water Scarcity And Bullying

Wednesday, Oct. 21Unity Day, 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. (Smith High, 2407 S. Holden Road, Greensboro) – Students at Smith High will hold a series of anti-bullying activities during lunch and are encouraged to wear orange in support of National Unity Day. S…

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2015 GCS Parent Engagement Conference a Huge Success

Hundreds attend to learn more about parent engagementGreensboro, N.C---Hundreds of parents, children, educators and community members came through the doors of Ragsdale High School on Saturday morning to attend the 2015 GCS Parent Engagement Conferen…

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Aycock Middle to Perform 'The Lion King Jr.'

School selected for $4,000 grant to put on the showGreensboro, N.C. -- Aycock Middle’s choral department will perform The Lion King Jr., thanks to a grant from Music Theatre International.The $4,000 grant funds not only the rights to the production…

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Rep. Walker Joins Oak View Students for Fall Food Celebration

Greensboro, N.C. -- Students at Oak View Elementary had a special guest while they had class in the garden Wednesday.Congressman Mark Walker joined the students for their fall food celebration. During the celebration, students split into groups to le…

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Board of Education to Discuss School Improvement Plans Next Week

New state formula puts low-performing designation on more GCS schools Greensboro, N.C---The Guilford County Board of Education will discuss proposed school improvement plans for 42 schools newly identified as low-performing by N.C. Department of Pub…

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This Week in GCS: An Olympian, A Congressman and Help for Parents

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015Brooks Global Studies Receives $78,000 Grant, Hosts Growing Global Communities Challenge, 6 to 7:40 p.m. (Brooks Global Studies, 1215 Westover Terrace, Greensboro) – State Farm will present Brooks Global Studies and teacher Sa…

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Board Restores Three Teacher Assistant Days

Cuts made before the school year started allowed GCS to keep all teacher assistant positionsGreensboro, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education restored three work days for teacher assistants and other paraprofessionals who provide valuable su…

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GCS Students Show Improvement in College Readiness

GCS students graduate with higher college entrance test scores and more college credit.Greensboro, N.C. -- More Guilford County School students are graduating ready for college. A report delivered to the Guilford County Board of Education Thursday sh…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events October 12 - 17, 2015

Monday, October 129:00 am - Ragsdale High Building Advisory Team (school conference room) Tuesday, October 13No events reported Wednesday, October 149:00 am -  Guilford Middle Building Advisory Team (school conference room) Thursday, October 1510…

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Guilford County School - Quick Inducted into Dudley Hall of Distinction

Greensboro, N.C--- Rev. Amos Quick, Guilford County Board of Education Vice-Chairman, is the most recent inductee to Dudley High’s Hall of Distinction.The hall honors anyone who has made an outstanding contribution to the Dudley community. On Satur…

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State Recognizes GCS Schools for High Graduation Rate

Greensboro, N.C--- Ten Guilford County Schools were recognized by State Superintendent June Atkinson Tuesday for posting outstanding graduation rates for the 2014-15 school year.Of the 10, nine were recognized for posting 100 percent graduation rates…

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Lead Custodian Named District Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C--- It’s a call he gets often. Lead custodian Gary Jones was needed in the board room to help with setup. But today, the room he entered was instead full of smiling faces and cheers as Jones learned that he is the October GCS Employe…

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Grimsley Media Specialists Named Finalists for State Award

The North Carolina Media Coordinator of the Year Award will be announced later this monthGreensboro, N.C. -- Two GCS media specialists are finalists for the state Media Coordinator of the Year Award.The North Carolina School Library Media Association…

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GCS Names Exceptional Children Teacher of Excellence

Bethel Smith will represent the district at the state Conference on Exceptional Children Greensboro, N.C---An Exceptional Children (EC) teacher at Allen Middle, known for encouraging students to set goals and to never lower their expectations, is GC…

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GCS Announces 2015 Principal, Teacher of the Year

Greensboro, N.C--- A teacher who isn’t afraid to get “real” with her students and a principal who works hand in hand with staff, students and parents were named the district’s 2015 Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year at tonight’s …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events October 6 - 9, 2015

Tuesday, October 69:00 am High Point Central High Building Advisory Team (school conference room)5:00 pm GCS College Night (Greensboro Coliseum Pavilion)Wednesday, October 7No events ReportedThursday, October 86:00 pm Board of Education meeting (Euge…

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Students Consider Options After High School at GCS College Night

Guilford County Schools high school students will have the opportunity to meet admission representatives from more than 100 post-secondary educational institutions including universities, colleges, community and technical colleges, junior colleges an…

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State Recognizes GCS Schools of Character

Greensboro, N.C. – The state recognized three Guilford County Schools for their efforts to build caring learning environments and encourage the development of strong character in students.The North Carolina Board of Education formally recognized Br…

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Five GCS High Schools Recognized as Good Sports

Greensboro, N.C. – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) recognized five Guilford County School (GCS) high schools for being ejection-free for all sports last year.The five schools recognized were Eastern High, High Point Cen…

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Nine GCS Swimmers Honored for Athletics and Academics

Greensboro, N.C. – Nine Guilford County Schools swimmers were named to the USA Swimming’s Scholastic All-America Team for the 2014-15 school year.To make the team, swimmers need to attain certain national qualifying times and have at least a 3.5 …

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Grant to Pay for Greenhouse at Brooks Global

School to receive a $78,000 grant from State Farm Youth Advisory Board Greensboro, N.C---Brooks Global Studies will build a new greenhouse and lessons around food disparity in Greensboro, thanks to a more than $78,000 service learning grant from Sta…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events September 28-October 3, 2015

Monday, September 28No Events ReportedTuesday, September 29No Events ReportedWednesday, September 302:30 pm Governance Committee meeting (Eugene Street, Swann Room)Thursday, October 15:30 pm Celebration of Excellence (Grimsley High)Friday, October 2F…

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Guilford County Schools Revises Field Trip Policy

Greensboro, N.C. – Licensed nurses will be on standby for students who may require special medical treatment while participating in out-of-state field trips, if needed.The North Carolina Board of Nursing requires that licensed nurses perform certai…

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GCS to Offer Electronic Transcripts to Students and Alumni

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools’ students and alumni are able to request their transcripts online.GCS is making the change to allow more convenient access to records requests for alumni and businesses. Alumni and businesses will be cha…

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Guilford County Schools Southeast High Construction Nears Completion

Greensboro, N.C. – As construction nearly comes to close at Southeast High, several of the district’s priority projects are set to begin.Crews are putting the finishing touches on Southeast High’s athletics and performing arts project. Construc…

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GCS to Resume Driver’s Education

Greensboro, N.C. – Driver’s Education is back on for students in Guilford County. The county board of education approved resuming classes as early as Oct. 5 now that the state passed a budget that fully funds the courses.Students may be able to s…

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Guilford Parent Academy Offers Workshops Presented in Spanish

The workshops will be offered at Southeast Guilford Middle for five consecutive weeks Greensboro, N.C---Parents want to be involved in their child’s education, but barriers can get in the way.  One of the barriers faced by thousands of Guilford C…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: September 21 – 25, 2015

Tuesday, September 2211:00 am -  Legislative Committee Meeting (Eugene Street, Swann Room) Wednesday, September 239:30 am - Southeast High building advisory team meeting (school conference room) Thursday, September 246:00 pm - Board of Education m…

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This Week in GCS: School Challenges and a State Rep. Visit- September 21, 2015

Tuesday, Sept. 22Outdoor Classroom Dedication, 4:30 p.m. (Jefferson Elementary, 1400 New Garden Road, Greensboro) – Eagle Scout Peyton Averitt built an outdoor classroom for the students and staff at Jefferson Elementary. The school’s PTA will ho…

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GCS Releases Graduation Schedule

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools just released the 2016 graduation schedule. Graduations for traditional high schools will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum Friday, June 3, through Monday, June 6 with rehearsals starting on June 1.Early …

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Parents Invited to Second Annual Parent Engagement Conference

Greensboro, N.C. – Once again, the Guilford County Council of PTAs, the Guilford County Schools (GCS) Title I Department and Guilford Parent Academy have joined together to host one dynamic GCS Parent Engagement Conference.Parents, educators and co…

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This Week in GCS: National Day of Character

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015National Million Father March, 6:50 to 7:45 a.m. (Oak Hill Elementary, 320 Wrightenberry Street, High Point) – The Million Father March is a special day for fathers and father figures to make a commitment to their children, f…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: September 14 – 18, 2015

Monday, September 14, 20159:00 am - Ragsdale High building advisory team meeting (school administration conference room) Tuesday, September 15, 2015No Events Reported Wednesday, September 16, 20159:00 am - Bluford building advisory team meeting (sc…

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Sheehan Named Western Region Superintendent

Sheehan is a proven educational leader Greensboro, N.C---Dr. Anne “Meg” Sheehan will join Guilford County Schools as the new Western Region Superintendent. Sheehan brings with her 28 years of educational experience, and has worked her way up fr…

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GCS Students Named Semi-Finalists in Competitive National Merit Scholarship Program

Greensboro, N.C---The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognized 16 Guilford County Schools seniors for their academic accomplishments through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Out of the 1.5 million high school juniors who appli…

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Mobley Named GCS Director of Communications

Mobley brings more than 25 years of experience to the position Greensboro, N.C---Guilford County Schools welcomes Wanda Mobley as the district’s new Director of Communications. In her new position, Mobley will oversee the communication department…

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Carr Named Physical Education Principal of the Year

Haynes-Inman principal honored by the North Carolina Physical Education Association Greensboro, N.C---Haynes-Inman Principal Kevin Carr is the North Carolina Physical Education Association’s (NCPEA) 2015 Principal of the Year. The organization gi…

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This Week in GCS: National Art Events and Fundraisers

Wednesday, Sept. 9Communities in Schools, 4 p.m. (Smith High, 2407 S. Holden Road, Greensboro) – Communities in Schools will launch its program at Smith High Wednesday to help parents and students what resources are available to them. The program w…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events September 7-11, 2015

Monday, September 7Labor Day Holiday – Schools and Offices ClosedTuesday, September 85:00 pm New GCS Principal Reception (Eugene Street, PTA Room)6:00 pm Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street, Board Room)Wednesday, September 99:00 am Guilford M…

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GCS Graduation Rate Reaches New Record of 89.3 Percent

Greensboro, N.C. – For the seventh consecutive year, Guilford County Schools set a new record in terms of its high school graduation rate, according to data released today by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.GCS high schools post…

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This Week in GCS: Kicking-Off the School Year

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015Graduation Rate and Test Scores Media Briefing, 2 to 3 p.m. (Eugene Street Board Room, 712 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro) – North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction will release test scores and graduation rates for…

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Statement regarding Brightwood Elementary

Here is a statement you can use regarding the events at Brightwood Elementary today.“Brightwood Elementary students and staff returned safely to school this afternoon, after law enforcement determined there was not a security threat on campus. Dism…

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Southern High Selected for Hubert B. Humphrey Jr. Award

Greensboro, N.C. – Southern High received the 2015 Hubert B. Humphrey Jr. School Improvement award, which recognizes schools for improving student achievement through sound educational practices, community outreach and collaborative relationships.T…

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User Support Specialist Named Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C. – Jake Gray is part counselor, part air traffic controller. He’s the voice on the phone when frantic callers try desperately to retrieve a lost file or understand why their internet is so slow. He’s the district’s user suppor…

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GCS Students Earn an 'A' in Good Behavior

Report: 90 percent of all GCS students were not referred for any discipline in 2014-15 Greensboro, N.C---GCS students earn an “A” for good behavior. During the 2014-15 school year, 90 percent of all GCS students didn’t require any discipline a…

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Northwood Elementary Contract Awarded to Magnolia Construction

Board receives update on district construction projects at Thursday’s meeting Greensboro, N.C---The Guilford County Board of Education awarded the kitchen renovation project at Northwood Elementary to Magnolia Construction for $551,000. The proje…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events August 31 - September 4, 2015

Monday, August 313:00 pm Board of County Commissioners Work Session re: Say Yes (Blue Room, Old Guilford Courthouse, W. Market St., Greensboro) Tuesday, September 19:00 am High Point Central building advisory team meeting (school conference room) W…

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ACT Scores for GCS Graduates Improve Slightly in 2015

Greensboro, N.C. – The ACT composite score for Guilford County Schools’ Class of 2015 improved slightly from the previous graduating class as reported in the ACT’s annual report released today. The GCS average composite score increased by 0.2 p…

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GCS Debuts App to Help Parents Connect

Greensboro, N.C. – Parents need school supplies too, and the new Guilford County Schools app gives parents the tools they need to help their child succeed, all in one place. The app lets parents access their child's grades, school menus, upcoming e…

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Students Wrap-Up First Day at School

Greensboro, N.C. – Backpacks were packed, pencils were sharpened and students returned to more than 100 Guilford County Schools today for their first day of school.It was a day to celebrate as students walked into their schools with friendly smiles…

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Photo and Interview Opportunities on the First Day of School!

Greensboro, N.C---Monday, Aug. 24 is the first day of school for more than 100 Guilford County Schools. GCS is excited to welcome the rest of our students back into class and there are opportunities all day for the news media to share in our exciteme…

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GCS High Schools Ranked Top in the Country

Newsweek ranks one school on top high schools list and five more for “beating the odds.” Greensboro, N.C---Six Guilford County Schools were recognized by Newsweek’s 2015 Top High Schools list, one on the general list and five on the magazine 

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: August 24 – 28, 2015

Monday, August 24First Day of School, Traditional Calendar Tuesday, August 25No Events Reported Wednesday, August 269:30 am - Southeast High building advisory team meeting (school administration conference room)11:45 am - State of Our Community Lun…

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GCS Prepares to Welcome Students Back to School

Greensboro, N.C. – In less than one week, all GCS schools will be back in class and starting a brand new school year. Today, teachers in traditional calendar schools returned to their classrooms to get ready for the new school year.The first day fo…

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Guilford Parent Academy Launches 2015-16 School Year

Parent volunteers gear up for a successful year of engaging families Greensboro, N.C---Dr. Steve Constantino, a nationally recognized speaker, author and leader, headlined the second annual Parent Engagement Summit hosted by Guilford Parent Academy …

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GCS Confirms Commitment to Say Yes

Approval takes Guilford County one step closer to becoming the next Say Yes Community Greensboro, N.C---Guilford County is one step closer to becoming the next Say Yes community after the Board of Education approved a resolution and Memorandum of Un…

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Promoting Parent Engagement for Student Success

What:  The Guilford Parent Academy will kick off the new school year by hosting parent leaders and partners as well as administrators from GCS schools at the second annual Parent Engagement Summit. Grassroots Parent Coordinators and Title I Parent …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: August 17 – 21, 2015

Monday, August 17No Events Reported Tuesday, August 1811:00 am - Legislative Committee meeting (Swann Room, Eugene Street) Wednesday, August 199:00 am - Bluford Elementary building advisory team meeting (school media center) Thursday, August 2010:…

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GCS Bus Stop Information Now Available

Bus stop locations for 2015-16 are listed on the GCS website and available at schools Greensboro, N.C---Guilford County Schools (GCS) bus stop information for the 2015-16 school year is now available online and at every school. Each year there are c…

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Revisions To Field Trip Policy Open For Public Comment

Greensboro, N.C. – The public is invited to comment on revisions to the district’s Policy IFCB – Field Trips during the next 30 days.The update complies with the North Carolina Board of Nursing’s recent reinterpretation of the Nurse Practice …

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Revisions To Student Record Policy Open For Public Comment

Greensboro, N.C. – The public is invited to comment on revisions to the district’s Policy JR-Student Records during the next 30 days.The updates clarify that personal notes by a staff member or teacher are not considered part of a student’s rec…

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GCS Graduates Good Citizens as well as Scholars

Character Development Initiative Earns Multiple Recognitions Nationally Greensboro, N.C---Guilford County Schools strives to prepare our students not just to succeed academically, but to also be good citizens and forces for positive change in the co…

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Greensboro Roofing Awarded Smith High Roofing Contract

Project bid at $612,890 to start in 2016 Greensboro, NC---Greensboro Roofing Company, Inc. will replace the roof at Smith High after submitting the lowest responsible and responsive bid on the project. The Guilford County Board of Education approve…

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Community Partners Make Family Fun Day Possible

Guilford County Board of Education recognized partners at Tuesday’s board meeting Greensboro, N.C---The Guilford County Board of Education gave a special thank you to both the Cone Health Foundation and the City of High Point Parks and Recreation …

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Western High Baseball Stadium Renamed for Coach Brett Stell

Stell served Western High for more than 30 yearsGreensboro, NC - Western High’s Baseball Stadium will now be known as “Brett Stell Baseball Stadium.” Coach Stell taught at Western High for more than 30 years and coached baseball for 13 years, …

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Former Principal to be Honored at Ragsdale High

Media center will be named after Principal T.G. Madison Greensboro, NC - Ragsdale High will honor former Principal T.G. Madison by naming the school’s media center after him. Madison was the principal of Ragsdale High for 20 years and worked for …

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Parent Partnerships Key to Student Success

GCS Board of Education recognized four parent groups at Tuesday’s meeting Greensboro, NC - It’s no secret that the partnership between schools and parents is one of the most important when it comes to students’ academic success. To strengthen …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: August 10 – 14, 2015

Monday, August 109:00 am - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Garrett, Hayes, Routh) (Room 203, Franklin Blvd.)9:00 am - Ragsdale High building advisory team meeting (school administrative conference room) Tuesday, August 114:00 pm - Closed Session for Full…

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Guilford Middle “Mom” Recognized As Employee Of The Month

Greensboro, N.C. – Elizabeth “Libby” Edmonds still remembers them. The students who needed extra support, or the ones who struggled to stay focused. She remembers in particular a young man who started having trouble in the classroom after his g…

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Welcome To The First First Day Of School

Words of joy and welcome filled the halls of four Guilford County Schools Wednesday morning when schools with a 20-day extended year calendar reopened their doors to students after the summer break.As usual, Allen Jay Prep started off with a bang. St…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: August 2 – 7, 2015

Wednesday, August 510:30 am  11:00 a.m - Governance Committee meeting (Swann Room, Eugene Street)3:00 pm - EC Department Office Hours for board members (Franklin Blvd., EC Conference Room) Thursday, August 69:00 am  - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Al…

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Some GCS Students Returning to Class This Week

20-Day Extended Year and Early/Middle Colleges begin Wednesday and Thursday Greensboro, N.C---Guilford County Schools is excited to welcome back students at several different schools this week! The first day of school for GCS’ 20-Day Extended Yea…

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Registration Open for GCS Virtual Public School

Classes begin Aug. 24 Greensboro, NC---There is still time for Guilford County School students to sign up for online classes through GCS’ Virtual Public School. Classes start on Aug. 24. GCS offers online courses in all content areas, including E…

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Andrews High Grad Wins Car at ‘Cool to Be Smart’

659 graduates invited to the 2015 event  Greensboro, N.C---Michael Wood graduated high school more prepared than most for the challenges of college thanks to the Advanced Placement courses he took at Andrews High, and now he has some new wheels to g…

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Tumblebees Ultimate Gym Now Enrolling for 2015-16 Year

Tumblebees offers classes in gymnastics, dance, karate, cheerleading and more Greensboro, N.C---Parents: are you looking for the perfect extra-curricular activity for your child? Look no further than Tumblebees Ultimate Gym, which offers recreationa…

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Johnson Appointed High Point Central High Principal

Johnson will begin his new position August 1, 2015 Greensboro, N.C---High Point Central High has a new principal. The Guilford County Board of Education appointed Dr. Bryan Johnson to the role at its meeting Thursday night. Since joining Guilford C…

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Students 'Dress for the Decades' Celebrating Washington Montessori’s 100th Anniversary

Students, families and staff will celebrate the Washington Montessori’s 100th anniversary by dressing up during the school’s Open House Event. Each grade will represent a different decade from the school’s historic past. News media is invit…

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Middle College at UNCG Calendar Revised

Board approves changing Spring Break dates Greensboro, N.C---The Middle College at UNCG’s spring break is scheduled for March 7 – 11, 2016 in order to coincide with the university’s spring break. The Guilford County Board of Education approved…

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GCS Priority Projects Underway as Bond Projects Wrap Up

Board of Education approves contracts for two projects Greensboro, N.C---Design work is underway on several of Guilford County Schools’ nine priority construction projects just as the final two original 2008 bond projects near completion. In Marc…

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Guilford Parent Academy Receives External Evaluation Report

External evaluators call GPA a national model for parent engagement Greensboro, NC - Affirmation that Guilford Parent Academy provides valuable and positive resources to parents and families in Guilford County came with a recent evaluation from Lead…

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Guilford Parent Academy Receives External Evaluation Report

External evaluators call GPA a national model for parent engagement Greensboro, NC - Affirmation that Guilford Parent Academy provides valuable and positive resources to parents and families in Guilford County came with a recent evaluation from Lead…

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Guilford County Schools Math Teacher Named One of Best in the State

Northwest Middle’s Vaughn selected as a state finalist for national award Greensboro, NC - A Northwest Middle teacher was named one of the best math teachers in the state. Sara Vaughn, an 8th grade math teacher at Northwest Middle, was selected a…

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Guilford County Schools Teachers Return from China with New Experiences and Ideas

Teachers received grants through Fulbright to spend 4 weeks in China Greensboro, NC - Several GCS teachers and staff members spent part of their summer in China, gaining new cultural experiences and new ideas for their classrooms. The teachers each…

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GCS Board Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Award recognizes school districts for financial reporting and accountability Greensboro, N.C---The Guilford County Board of Education was recognized for its commitment to financial accountability and transparency by the Association of School Busines…

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Southeast SRO Honored For Saving A Life

Greensboro, N.C. – A school resource officer (SRO) is honored for saving the life of a school bus driver.Southeast High SRO Corporal James O. Strickland was recently awarded the Hank Snyder Beyond the Call of Duty Award from the North Carolina Asso…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: July 27 – July 31, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 20159:00 am - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Alexander, Quick, Welborn) (Room 120, Franklin Blvd.)  Thursday, July 30, 20154:00 pm - Closed Session for Full Board Student Reassignment Hearings (prior to board meeting Eugene Street, B…

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Grimsley Students Spend Summer Giving

High school students donate hours to mentor and teach at Gillespie Park Greensboro, N.C---An enthusiastic “Yes!” rises from a group of elementary school students when asked “Do birds eat crickets?” inside Gillespie Park Elementary’s media …

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Community Partners Gift New Pantry to Wiley Elementary

Greensboro, N.C---Wiley Elementary has even more opportunities to help its students thanks to the generosity of the Greensboro community. This summer, the United Way of Greater Greensboro and The Volunteer Center selected Wiley as part of their Mean…

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GCS Recognized Nationally for Communication

NSPRA honors the communication team with four Golden Achievement Awards and more Greensboro, N.C---Guilford County Schools received national recognition for exemplary communication at the 2015 National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) Con…

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All New Course Offerings at Summer Art Institute

Guilford County Schools’ Summer Arts Institute (SAI) will close out the summer with all new course offerings! The new offerings include: - Summer Band Jumpstart: Middle school students learn the fundamentals and basic techniques on band instrumen…

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Guilford County Schools Announces New Principal Appointments

Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools welcomes new principals to the district. At its meeting Tuesday night, the Guilford County Board of Education appointed Lei Washington as the principal of Gillespie Park Elementary, Kimberly Leake as the princ…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for July 20 - July 24, 2015

Tuesday, July 219:00 am - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Alexander, Price, Routh) (English Road, High Point)1:00 pm - EC Department Office Hours for board members (Franklin Blvd., EC Conference Room) Wednesday, July 229:30 am - Southeast High building a…

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Academic All-Star Camp Focuses on Learning and Leadership

Camp for district’s top rising freshman prepares students to lead in high schoolGreensboro, NC - You never really know what you’ll see when you walk into a Guilford County School (GCS) Academic All-Star Camp classroom. In just one day there are s…

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Maker Faire Fun for Students, Teaches Teachers

What: Guilford County Schools’ students and teachers will take part in The UNCG School of Education’s Learning Factory Summer Camp Maker Faire. Elementary school teachers, high school students and university personnel will team up to lead hands-o…

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Parents Invited To Visit Schools’ Open House Events

Greensboro, N.C. – Parents and students are invited to come out at see what Guilford County Schools have to offer, and what new and current students can expect when they return to class next month.Open houses and orientation events are a great oppo…

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Academic All-Star Camp Enriches Learning

Rising high school freshman will work on team-building, leadership skills and academics over the next three weeks at Guilford County Schools’ Academic All-Star Camp. Top-performing students from each middle school are invited to attend the camp whe…

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Driver’S Ed Classes Open For Behind-The-Wheel Students

Greensboro, N.C. – Driver’s education students who completed the classroom portion of the course will be able to take the behind-the-wheel course based on a resolution passed by the Guilford County Board of Education Tuesday night.Driver’s educ…

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Gcs School Board Works To Keep Teacher Assistants In Classrooms

Greensboro, N.C. – Doing all it can to keep as many teacher assistants in classrooms as possible, the Guilford County Board of Education approved a resolution to reduce the number of days teacher assistants work by three days.“This is not a recom…

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Board Approves Alternative Schools Accountability Model

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools’ alternative schools will be graded according to the state’s Alternative Schools Progress Model. The model was approved by the Guilford County Board of Education Tuesday night.The state requires all di…

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Parents Invited to Exceptional Children Summer Institute

Teachers, principals and parents will meet for the Exceptional Children (EC) Department’s Summer Institute. The institute, titled “Empowerment, Learning and Growth,” will cover an array of topics, including scheduling students in the least res…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for July 13 – July 17, 2015

Monday, July 139:00 am - Ragsdale High building advisory team meeting (school administration conference room)1:30 pm - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Buffington, Routh, Welborn) (Room 120, Franklin Blvd.) Tuesday, July 144:00 pm - Closed Session for Ful…

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GCS Student Attends Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference

Ryan Anderson learned about the latest technologies and met Apple CEO Tim CookGreensboro, NC - One Guilford County Schools student recently had the experience every techie dreams of he attended Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference in San Francis…

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GCS Students Named State FFA Champions

Greensboro, N.C. – Southern High Students were recognized for their understanding of state, national and international agricultural issues. The school’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter took first place at the state’s FFA convention, and…

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GCS Senior Honored By Greensboro Mayor’s Committee

Greensboro, N.C. – A Southeast High graduate was recently honored with the Greensboro Mayor’s Student with Disability Award. Jacob Fields received the 2015 Stephen Knier Memorial scholarship for his stellar academic performance and positive attit…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for July 6 – 10, 2015

Tuesday, July 79:00 am --- High Point Central High building advisory team meeting (school administration conference room)9:00 am --- BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Buffington, Duncan, Quick) (Room 120, Franklin Blvd.)7:00 pm --- Public Forum at Andrews H…

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Green Elected President Of Nchsaa Board

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools’ Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green just began his term as the President of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s (NCHSAA) Board of Directors for the 2015-16 school year.The NCHSAA i…

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Camp, School Programs Focus on Summer Reading

Alamance Elementary will be full of children reading next week and for many weeks this summer. Students from eight GCS schools will be there to participate in a summer literacy camp for rising fourth graders who aren’t yet reading on grade level. T…

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GCS Teacher Selected for Teachers@Work Program

High Point Central High teacher to spend a week at Truliant Federal Credit UnionGreensboro, N.C. – High Point Central High teacher Monica Doyle will participate in the statewide Teachers@Work program this summer. Teachers@Work is a joint initiative…

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GCS Board of Education to Hold Special Meeting at Andrews High

WHAT: A public forum to discuss Andrews High School and its future will be held in response to requests from the Andrews High community and alumni association. Those wishing to address the board will need to sign up before the meeting. Anyone wishin…

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GCS to Host Summer Arts Institute

Greensboro, N.C. – Some of Guilford County Schools most dedicated arts students will have the chance to dig deeper into their craft this summer. GCS is offering the Summer Arts Institute from July 6 to 23 with classes covering music, performance an…

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Media Specialist Recognized for Life-Saving Actions

Page Motley Mims named July 2015 GCS Employee of the Month                                                                    Greensboro, N.C---A media specialist typically has a vari…

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Transportation Request Deadline - July 1, 2015

Request forms must be submitted by 5 p.m. July 1, 2015 Greensboro, N.C---July 1, is the last day for families who have moved or are attending a new school to secure bus transportation for their student for the first day of school. Any student who i…

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Dudley High Grad Wins New Car at Cool to Serve

More than 1,100 students invited to attend celebration of service learningGreensboro, NC - Lindsay James, who graduated from Dudley High just a few weeks ago, has a new set of wheels to take her off to college in the fall. Lindsay was the big winner …

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One Hardworking Student Will Win a New Car at GCS’ Cool to Serve!

What: GCS’ annual Cool to Serve will celebrate the accomplishments of a record 1,137 students who received awards for their commitment to serving their communities. Of those students, more than half (599) will receive Service-Learning Diplomas for …

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Principals Appointed to Jones and Jefferson Elementary Schools

Appointments will go into effect July 1, 2015 Greensboro, N.C---The Guilford County Board of Education appointed two new principals to elementary schools at their meeting Tuesday night. Starting July 1, Susan Villarrubia will be principal of Jeffer…

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Final Bond Projects Set for Completion This Summer

Construction at Ragsdale and Southeast High scheduled to be completed by the end of August Greensboro, NC - The last two projects from the original 2008 bond projects are scheduled to be completed this summer, and construction on the first six of nin…

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Board Approves Demolition of Grimsley Pool

GCS will take control of Smith High pool July 1Greensboro, NC - The Guilford County Board of Education voted to use $400,000 provided by the City of Greensboro to demolish the Grimsley High pool and make improvements on the pool at Smith High. Both …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for June 28 – July 3, 2015

Sunday, June 28 at 2:00 pm - Cool to Serve, High Point Theatre and adjacent outdoor transit depot (220 E. Commerce Avenue, High Point, NC) Monday, June 29 at 1:30 pm - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Alexander, Duncan, Welborn) (Room 120, Franklin Blvd)…

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GCS to Increase CTE Offerings

New courses will be offered in both middle and high schools Greensboro, N.C---There will be even more options for Guilford County Schools (GCS) students in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program next year. Bob Gantt, director of college t…

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Board Requests Feedback on Updated Facilities Naming Policy

The revised policy and procedure will be open to public comment for 30 days Greensboro, N.C---The Guilford County Board of Education asks for public comment on proposed facilities naming policy and procedural changes. The public now has 30 days to c…

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GCS Schools Recognized for Character Education

Greensboro, NC---Re-emphasizing Guilford County Schools’ passion for preparing students to not only succeed in their future careers but to also be forces of positive change in their communities, the Guilford County Board of Education recognized sev…

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Naming of Ragsdale High’s Media Center Open for Comment

Board considers renaming the media center after former principal, T.G. Madison Greensboro, N.C---The community has 30 days to comment on a proposal to name the Ragsdale High media center after former principal T.G. Madison. Madison served as the pr…

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Guilford County Schools Appoints New Chief Academic Officer

Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools (GCS) will have a new Chief Academic Officer in late July. The board unanimously appointed Dr. Nakia Hardy to the position at its meeting Tuesday night. In her new role, Hardy will oversee the district’s fo…

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Board Recognizes Outgoing GCAE President

Foster steps down and introduces Angela Jackson as new presidentGreensboro, NC - A powerful voice for Guilford County Schools’ educators was recognized at the Guilford County Board of Education meeting Tuesday, and a new leader was welcomed. Eliza…

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2015 Service-Learning Leadership Camp

Greensboro, N.C. – Summer is a time away from classes, but not necessarily from learning and making a difference. Guilford County Schools is partnering with the Volunteer Center of Greensboro to offer a Service Learning Leadership Camp, allowing hi…

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Southeast Students Become Certified Veterinary Assistants

Students are the first in the district to earn the certification Greensboro, NC - Southeast High’s Agriculture Education program just reached a new milestone. Eight students became the new program’s first to become Certified Veterinary Assistant…

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Greater High Point Summer Reading Kick-Off

Kick-off event will be held on Friday, June 26Greensboro, NC - For the fourth year in a row, the Kiwanis Club of High Point has generously sponsored High Point students with an opportunity to enhance their reading skills and combat the summer slide. …

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Students Rally to Battle Hunger in the Community

Northwest Middle students held a food drive during the last week of school. Greensboro, N.C---After learning about the poverty rate in Guilford County, students at Northwest Middle felt a call to action. The students and staff decided to work toget…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for June 22 - 26, 2015

Monday, June 22, 20151:30 pm - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Alexander, Buffington, Welborn) (Room 120, Franklin Blvd) Tuesday, June 23, 20159:00 am - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Quick, Price, Alexander) (900 English Road, Board Room at Pruette SCALE Ac…

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Career and Technical Education Students Earn National Scholarships

Two GCS students received $1,000 each for their work in CTE coursesGreensboro, NC - Two Guilford County Schools (GCS) students received a National Technical Honor Society Scholarship.  The $1,000 scholarships go to Career and Technical Education (CT…

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Dun & Bradstreet Grant Gives Students New Opportunity

Enrichment Fund grant used to help Grimsley High students attend marketing conference Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools students have new opportunities to attend national conferences, thanks to a generous grant from Dun & Bradstreet throu…

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GCS Exceptional Children Department Increasing Parent Outreach

Department announces Summer Institute and EC parent liaison at board meeting Greensboro, NC - This summer, parents are invited to join teachers, principals and other educators for the Exceptional Children (EC) Department’s Summer Institute July 14…

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GPA Encourages Parents to Apply for Open Parent Volunteer Positions

Grassroots parent coordinators and Title I parent ambassadors lead parent engagement efforts Greensboro, NC - Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) is currently looking for parent volunteers to serve as grassroots parent coordinators at Guilford County Schoo…

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Early College at Guilford Senior Receives Park Scholarship

Greensboro, N.C---Guilford County Schools graduate Ziad Ali, son of Ahmed Ali and Rasha Arafa from Oak Ridge, is one of only a few students from around the country to receive N.C. State University’s Park Scholarship. Ali, graduated from the Early …

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GCS Students Win State Engineering Championship

Team from STEM Early College at N.C. A&T will compete at the National Real World Design ChallegeGreensboro, NC - Students from the STEM Early College at N.C. A&T will showcase their engineering skills on a national stage after being named Nor…

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Two Seniors Give Nearly 3,000 Hours of Service

Summit Rotary recognized two seniors for the most service-learning hours in the 2015 classGreensboro, NC - Two GCS students gave almost 3,000 hours of service to their community over the past four years. Dante Alford, Andrews High, and Nashaj Warren,…

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GCS Offers Free Meals to Students During Summer Months

Meals will be served Monday through Thursday until Aug. 13 Greensboro, NC - The last day of school and start of summer is an exciting time for students, but it can also mean uncertainty about where they will get their next meal. To help alleviate s…

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Guilford County Schools News - Last Day of School!

Greensboro, NC - On June 16, 2015 is the last day of school for GCS students! There will be lots of hugs, smiles and fun activities throughout the district as students head out for a well-deserved summer break. Here are just a few of the activities h…

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Principals Appointed to Two GCS Schools

The Academy at Smith and Southwest Middle will receive new principals in 2015-16 Greensboro, N.C---The Academy at Smith and Southwest Middle School will have new leadership in 2015-16. At its meeting Tuesday night, the Guilford County Board of Educ…

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Friendly Competition Motivates Murphey Students to Read

Greensboro, N.C---The spray-painted golden book doesn’t seem like it would be a sought-after prize. But for Murphey Traditional Academy, it’s similar to the Stanley Cup. The class that reads the most minutes each month gets ownership of the book,…

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GCS Seniors Break Records for Scholarships and Service Learning

Final graduations scheduled through Monday Greensboro, NC - During the next few days, the last of more than 5,300 high school seniors will receive their diplomas from Guilford County Schools. The class of 2015 has accomplished great things. They’…

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The Final Line-Up of GCS Graduations

Greensboro, N.C---It’s here! GCS has been celebrating graduations for the past two weeks, and now we’re in the final stretch. Two graduations will be held on Wednesday and Thursday night, followed by a weekend full of celebrations at the Greensbo…

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Bessemer Elementary and Gateway Education Center Open June 12, 2015

Schools will be open on regular schedule Friday, June 12, 2015 Greensboro, N.C---Bessemer Elementary and Gateway Education Center will be open as scheduled for students and staff on Friday, June 12. The city of Greensboro informed GCS that follow-u…

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Twilight Celebrates 46 Graduates

Greensboro, NC - The auditorium is filled with colors as graduates of Twilight High filed into the Northern High auditorium Monday night. Each graduate wore the color of their home school but is proud to be Twilight alum. The school is an option for…

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Gateway Education Center and Bessemer Elementary Closed

Greensboro, NC - Gateway Education Center and Bessemer Elementary School will be closed Thursday, June 11 for students. Staff should report as usual. The schools will be closed out of an abundance of caution while the city retests water in the surro…

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GCS Board Adopts 10-Point Grading Scale for Grades 3-12

Change will take effect in 2015-16 school yearGreensboro, NC - All GCS students in grades three through 12 will be graded on a 10-point grading scale, instead of a seven-point scale, starting in the 2015-16 school year.The Guilford County Board of Ed…

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Board of Education Reappoints Bryant to Board of Trustees

Bryant currently serves as Finance Chair for GTCC Board of TrusteesGreensboro, NC - The Guilford County Board of Education voted to reappoint James Bryant III to represent the school district on the Guilford Technical Board of Trustees. The appointme…

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Three Weaver Students to Compete at National FBLA Conference

Students placed first or second in state competition for business studentsGreensboro, NC - On June 9, 2015, the Board of Education honored three students who have already made their marks as Future Business Leaders of America.The three students, all …

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Waugh Asphalt Awarded Sumner Elementary Parking Lot Project

Construction scheduled to begin in JulyGreensboro, NC - The Guilford County Board of Education awarded the contract for Sumner Elementary’s paving project to Waugh Asphalt.The contract includes replacing the school’s parking lot and adding a new …

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McCullough Sworn In as Board Member

McCullough will represent District 1 on the Guilford County Board of EducationGreensboro, NC - Aaron “Keith” McCullough was officially sworn in as the new representative for District 1 on the Guilford County Board of Education before Tuesday nigh…

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This Week in GCS: Wrapping Up the School Year

Wednesday, June 10, 2015Graduation Rehearsals, various times and locations – Weaver Academy will hold graduation rehearsal at 4 p.m. in Greensboro College’s Odell Auditorium. Rehearsals for Northern High, Andrews High, Western High, High Point Ce…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for June 8 - 14, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 20159:00 am - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Garrett, Welborn, Routh) (Room 120, Franklin Blvd)4:00 pm - Closed Session for Full Board Student Reassignment Hearings (Eugene Street Board Room)6:00 pm - Board of Education Meeting (Eugene S…

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Guilford Parent Academy Requests Proposals for Presenters

The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2015 Greensboro, N.C---Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) is currently accepting proposals from educators and agencies interested in presenting and/or hosting workshops on a variety of topics. All of GPA’s work…

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Guilford Parent Academy Requests Proposals for Presenters

The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2015Greensboro, NC - Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) is currently accepting proposals from educators and agencies interested in presenting and/or hosting workshops on a variety of topics.All of GPA’s workshops…

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GCS Students Shine at National Quiz Bowl Tournament

The Early College at Guilford’s two teams placed 13th and 34th in the national competition Greensboro, NC - Two Quiz Bowl teams from Guilford County Schools’ Early College at Guilford showed they can take on the nation’s top ranked teams when …

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Guilford Parent Academy Celebrates Title I Parent Leaders

Title I Parent Ambassadors have been leading parent engagement efforts in their schools Greensboro, NC -- Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) hosted an end-of-year meeting Tuesday evening for parents who have been serving as Title I Parent Ambassadors at …

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School Reassignment Request Deadline July 1, 2015

Requests must be received by 5 p.m. on July 1 to be considered for 2015-16 school year Greensboro, NC - Guilford County students who wish to attend a school other than their assigned neighborhood school must apply for reassignment by 5 p.m. on July …

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Immunization Clinic for Rising Kindergarteners Saturday

What: The Department of Health and Human Services – Public Health Division is offering special vaccination clinics for students to help them meet new requirements for the 2015-16 school year. Effective July 1, 2015, kindergartners will be required…

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McCullough Named to Board of Education

McCullough will fill District 1 vacancy representing High Point Greensboro, NC -- Aaron “Keith” McCullough will be the next representative for District 1 on the Guilford County Board of Education. Board members selected McCullough out of a pool …

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Two Graduations Scheduled for June 4, 2015

Greensboro, NC - Two Guilford County Schools will hold graduations this week, allowing their students to say goodbye to their school families and hello to a new adventure. Matthew Gibson and Jennifer Nguyen will both graduate from Haynes-Inman Educa…

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Guilford Parent Academy Hosts Record-Breaking Family Fun Day

Approximately 7,500 came out to enjoy the free event at City Lake ParkGreensboro, NC - The sun was out, the games were set and the faces were smiling at a record-breaking Family Fun Day, hosted by the Guilford Parent Academy. Approximately 7,500 peo…

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GCS Students Succeed in Stock Market Game

Teams from Smith High, Northern Elementary and Aycock Middle take top spots in state-wide competition Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools (GCS) students are learning financial responsibility and finding new ways to use what they learn in class t…

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This Week in GCS: Students Helping Students

Tuesday, June 2, 2015Special Board Meeting to Select District 1 Appointee, 7:30 p.m. (Andrews High, 1920 McGuinn Drive, High Point) – The Guilford County Board of Education has called a special meeting to consider the remaining school board candida…

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Guilford County Schools Student Recognized as a Top Volunteer

Maness named a 2015 Distinguished Finalist by The Prudential Spirit of Community AwardsGreensboro, NC - Northern High’s Megan Maness is recognized as one of North Carolina’s top youth volunteers. Maness was recently selected as a 2015 Distinguis…

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First-Grade Teacher Named GCS Employee of the Month

Sam’s Club recognizes Patricia Makar at McLeansville ElementaryGreensboro, NC - Christy Pegues knew her daughter needed some extra help when she began her first-grade year at McLeansville Elementary this fall. Teacher Patricia Makar had a plan to g…

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Principals Appointed to Andrews High and Murphey Traditional Academy

Greensboro, NC -- Andrews High School and Murphey Traditional Academy will have new principals as of July 1, 2015. David Miller will take the top spot at Andrews. He is currently the principal at the Academy at Smith which, under his leadership, has…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for May 30 - June 5, 2015

Tuesday, June 29:00 am - High Point Central building advisory team meeting (school administration conference room)1:30 pm - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Garrett, Buffington, Routh) (Room 120, Franklin Blvd)7:30 pm - Special Called Board of Education me…

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Energy WISE Teams Honored for Successes

Awards come from U.S. Green Building Council, NEED, GCSGreensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools is garnering major awards for its commitment to saving energy and the environment. This year, Energy WISE teams at two GCS schools have received state-lev…

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GCS Students Take Top Prizes at Guitarganza

Three Weaver Academy students took first, second and third prize in the competition Greensboro, NC - At its meeting Thursday, the Guilford County Board of Education recognized three Weaver Academy guitar students for taking the top three prizes in t…

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GCS Students to Compete in National Quiz Bowl Championship

The board recognized two winning Quiz Bowl teams at Thursday’s board meeting Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools students will showcase their academic abilities on a national stage this weekend. The Early College at Guilford’s Quiz Bowl te…

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GCS, ArtsGreensboro Announce Arts Educators of the Year

Two winners from Northwest Middle and The Academy at Lincoln share title Greensboro, NC - Three outstanding Guilford County Schools educators were honored May 28, 2015 Night as the ArtsGreensboro Arts Educators of the Year and finalists. The award, …

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Senior Receives Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship from NCAE

Wendlassida Ouedraogo recognized for work towards an inclusive communityGreensboro, NC - Western High senior Wendlassida Ouedraogo received a $1,000 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship from the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) during the…

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GCS Board of Education to Reconsider District 1 Candidates

Greensboro, NC -- The Guilford County Board of Education will reconsider the remaining candidates for the vacant District 1 seat.  A meeting is scheduled in the media center at Andrews High (1920 McGuinn Drive, High Point) to select the new appointe…

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This Week in GCS: Family Fun Day and Graduations!

Tuesday, May 26The Middle College at GTCC-High Point, 6 p.m. (GTCC Koury Auditorium, 601 High Point Road, Jamestown) – Seniors will graduate from The Middle College at GTCC-High Point, including Hector Rivera Suarez who will graduate with a service…

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Guilford County Schools Graduations Next Week!

Greensboro, NC - The excitement of graduation continues this week with three more ceremonies! Tuesday, May 266 p.m., - The Middle College at GTCC-High Point, GTCC Koury Auditorium, 601 High Point Road, Jamestown Wednesday, May 275 p.m., - The Acade…

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GCS Students Donate More Than 1,000 Books to Local Elementary

Program provided every teacher with a library of 40 or more books for their class Greensboro, NC - Teachers and students at Foust Elementary got a special surprise Friday morning when Southeast Middle students dropped off dozens of books in every cl…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for May 25-31, 2015

Tuesday, May 266:00 pm - Graduation – The Middle College at GTCC- High Point (GTCC Koury Auditorium)8:00 pm - Special Board of Education Meeting – Ragsdale High School, 1000 Lucy Ragsdale Drive, Jamestown Wednesday, May 279:30 am - Southeast Hig…

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PTA, Teachers Help Support Reading Program at Sternberger

Four schools chosen as GCS Reads 20 Schools of the Month Greensboro, NC - The GCS Reads 20 program is closing in on its first anniversary, and GCS students have recorded more than 131 million minutes of reading during the school year. But for th…

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GCS Students Reach One Million Hours of Service

Service learning gives students real-world experiences while bettering the community Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools (GCS) students have volunteered more than one million hours serving the community, providing an economic impact of about $…

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GCS Schools Prepare for EOGs with Music, Carnivals

Activities will help students get ready for tests with fun twist on pep rallyIt’s crunch time. Students are ready to show what they’ve learned this year through end-of-grade and end-of-course testing, much of which will take place next week. To h…

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Five New Principals Appointed for 2015-16 School Year

Appointments will begin July 1 Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools is proud to announce five new principal appointments for the 2015-16 school year. Hairston Middle welcomes Calvin Freeman as its new principal. Freeman has served as an educato…

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Early College at Guilford Senior Awarded Gates-Millennium Scholarship

Scholarship removes financial barriers for students to attend college Greensboro, NC - Kaelen McCone, a senior at the Early College at Guilford, recently received one of the most prestigious scholarships in the country, the Gates-Millennium Scholars…

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GCS Title I Director Named to International Education Board

Dr. Melissa Nixon will serve as a member on the PDK International Board of DirectorsGreensboro, NC - Dr. Melissa Nixon, director of Title I for Guilford County Schools, is taking on an international role in education. She was recently appointed to th…

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Guilford County Schools Graduations Begin!

Greensboro, NC - They’ve been waiting 13 long years, and now the day is finally here! This week Guilford County Schools’ seniors will start shaking hands, moving tassels and throwing hats for their graduation! The first graduations will be held …

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Free Dental Care Registration Deadline

GCS students have one week left to register for Christina’s Smile Greensboro, NC - There is less than one week left for eligible GCS students to sign up for free dental care this summer. “Christina’s Smile,” a nonprofit mobile dental care f…

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Northern Middle Garden Helps Feed the Hungry

$3,000 grant from Lowe’s Toolbox will help expand the gardenGreensboro, NC - Northern Middle students are learning and providing fresh fruits and vegetables for local people in need thanks to their greenhouse and garden. Now, thanks to a $3,000 gra…

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This Week in GCS: End of Year Fundraisers and Graduations!

Wednesday, May 20 First GCS Graduations, various times and locations – Seniors will graduate from The Early College at Guilford, The Middle College at UNCG and The Middle College at GTCC-Jamestown. Stop Hunger Now Meal Packing, 2 to 4 p.m. (Northe…

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Edward Squires Named to Board of Education

Squires will fill District 1 vacancy representing High Point Greensboro, NC - Edward Squires Jr. will be the next representative for District 1 on the Guilford County Board of Education. Board members selected Squires out of a pool of eight candidat…

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Summerfield Elementary Students Donate 800 Pairs of Shoes

Donated shoes will benefit people in the Democratic Republic of the CongoGreensboro, NC - Students at Summerfield Elementary are helping put shoes on the feet of more than 800 children in the Congo.The students collected the shoes for the Ntibonera F…

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GCS Board Approves Budget Request for 2015-16

Board votes to request an additional $25.9 million to meet school needs Greensboro, NC -- The GCS Board of Education will ask the county for an additional $25.9 million in local funding for the 2015-16 school year. Hammered by an increase in state …

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Guilford Parent Academy Celebrates Parent Leaders

Grassroots parent coordinators have been leading parent engagement efforts in middle schools Greensboro, NC -- Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) hosted a celebration and end-of-year meeting Thursday for parents who have been serving as grassroots parent…

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Academy at Smith Senior Awarded Gates-Millennium Scholarship

Scholarship removes financial barriers for students to attend college Greensboro, NC -- Peter Tor, senior at the Academy at Smith, recently received one of the most prestigious scholarships in the country, the Gates-Millennium Scholarship (GMS). Es…

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Three GCS Schools Ranked as 2015 Best High Schools

U.S. News and World Report gave three schools gold medal rankings; recognized seven others Greensboro, NC - Once again, Guilford County high schools are recognized nationally for excellence. Today, U.S. News and World Report came out with the 2015 …

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Contract Negotiations to Begin on GCS Priority Projects

Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools will move forward with contract negotiations for construction materials testing and special inspections on nine priority projects. The GCS Board of Education authorized staff to negotiate contracts with engin…

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GCS Students Honored as PTA Reflections State Winners

14 students chosen for projects showing how “The world would be a better place if . . .” Greensboro, NC -- The board of education congratulated the 14 Guilford County Schools students who were honored in the North Carolina PTA Reflections contes…

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Battle of the Books Champions Recognized by Board

More than 100 students and their coaches honored at May 12th meeting Greensboro, NC -- Whether they were “Chasing Lincoln’s Killer” or “Beneath My Mother’s Feet,” the Battle of the Books teams from Guilford County Schools were hard at wo…

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Naming of Western High Baseball Stadium Open for Comment

Board considers renaming the gym after retired teacher and coach, Brett Stell Greensboro, NC -- The community has 30 days to comment on a proposal to name the Western High baseball stadium after former coach, Brett Stell. Stell taught at Western fo…

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This Week in GCS: Board Expected to Finalize Budget Request

Tuesday, May 12 Adapted Cricket Game, 9:30 to 10:40 a.m. (Haynes-Inman Education Center, 200 Haynes Road, Jamestown) – A professor at UNCG will take some time and teach students at Haynes-Inman all about cricket. The games will be adapted to meet s…

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Page High Student Wins Jefferson Scholarship

Michael Bateman earned one of the most highly selective merit scholarships in the nation Greensboro, NC -- Michael Bateman, a senior at Page High School, has been awarded one of the most highly selective merit scholarships in the nation. The Jeffers…

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Early College at Guilford Senior Awarded Trinity Scholarship

The prestigious scholarship is valued at more than $250,000 over four years at DukeGreensboro, NC - Jake Peter Thomas of High Point, senior at The Early College at Guilford, recently received the Herman W. Bernard Trinity Scholarship.The scholarship,…

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GCS Students Soar at SkillsUSA Contest

Seven first-place winners will move on to national competition in JuneGreensboro, NC - More than 2,500 students, teachers, and industry members were in attendance for the annual SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference, held in Greensboro April 21-…

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Southwest Named Community Partner of the Year

Greensboro, N.C. – Southwest High was recently named the 2014-2015 Community Partner of the Year by Communities in Schools in High Point.Throughout the year, Southwest students have volunteered as Breakfast Buddies at Triangle Lake Montessori, Mont…

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Pre-K Enrollment Deadline Extended

Application deadline for fall placement extended until May 15 Greensboro, NC - Guilford County families have a little extra time to apply for Pre-K classes this coming fall. The application deadline for fall placement has been extended from April 3…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for May 11-17, 2015

Monday, May 119:00 am - Ragsdale High building advisory team meeting (administration conference room)5:30 pm - EnergyWISE Awards, (Page High School Auditorium) Tuesday, May 126:00 pm - Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street Board Room) Wednesday…

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Four GCS Students Earn National Achievement Scholarships

Program provides scholarships to outstanding African-American studentsGreensboro, NC - Four GCS students have earned the prestigious National Achievement Scholarship, a division of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) that supports outst…

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Four New Principals Hired for 2015-16 School Year

Appointments will begin July 1 Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools (GCS) is excited to announce four new principal appointments, set to start in the 2015-16 school year. Pamela Moore will take the reins at Sedalia Elementary after serving as a…

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Page High Senior Awarded Trinity Scholarship

The prestigious scholarship is valued at more than $250,000 over four years at Duke Greensboro, NC -- Peter Byron Hase of Greensboro, a senior at Page High, recently received the A.J. Tannenbaum Trinity Scholarship. The scholarship, valued at more …

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Guilford County Schools Prepares for the Graduating Class of 2015

Graduations begin May 20 Greensboro, NC - They’ve worked hard for 13 years and now it’s time for Guilford County Schools’ students to throw up those caps and graduate! The class of 2015 has plenty to celebrate. These students helped GCS pass…

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Six GCS Students Selected as National Merit Scholarship Winners

Greensboro, NC - Six GCS students have been selected for National Merit Scholarships in the first two rounds of winners announced by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Additional winners of college-sponsored scholarships will be revea…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for May 4-10, 2015

Tuesday, May 59:00 am- - High Point Central building advisory team meeting (school office conference room) Wednesday, May 66:00 pm- - District 1 Candidate Interviews (Eugene Street Board Room) Thursday, May 78:00 am- - Budget Line-by-Line Review Me…

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This Week in GCS: National Teacher Appreciation Week; Budget Review

National Teacher Appreciation Week - National teacher appreciation week begins today! GCS is expanding the celebration to make May Teacher Appreciation Month! Throughout the month of May we encourage students, parents, staff and community members to …

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GCS to Evaluate Title I Programs

Study to evaluate spending, identify best practices for Title I schools Greensboro, NC -- As schools face the reality of having fewer Title I funds available, Guilford County Schools and Say Yes to Education are teaming up to evaluate how those fund…

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New Vaccination Requirements for 2015-16 School Year

Changes impact students entering Kindergarten and 7th grade Greensboro, N.C---As the school year begins to wrap up and families start to make their summer plans, parents of rising kindergartners and seventh graders should allot time to get their stu…

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Priority Project Construction Expected In Late Summer

GCS will start advertising for bids between May and JulyGreensboro, NC - Construction is expected to begin on six Guilford County School (GCS) priority projects late this summer and into the start of the 2015-16 school year.The GCS Board of Education…

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High Point Central Student Awarded Morehead-Cain Scholarship

The prestigious award covers all expenses for four years at UNC-Chapel Hill Greensboro, N.C---A senior from High Point Central is one of only 34 students in the state and 59 in the world to receive the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship from UNC-…

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Board Approves Gym Floor Naming for Former Coach

Grimsley’s Sawyer Gym floor will be named after Coach Phil Weaver Greensboro, N.C---Grimsely High School’s Sawyer Gym floor will be named after former coach Phil Weaver. The Board of Education approved the name at its regular meeting Thursday ni…

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May Declared Thank a Teacher Month

Everyone is encouraged to share their stories of appreciation through #ThanksTeamGCS Greensboro, N.C---Recognizing that one day is not enough time to thank all of the dedicated teachers and staff in Guilford County Schools, the Board of Education de…

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Students Recognized for Service Learning Leadership

Eight GCS students were selected to present at the National Service-Learning Conference Greensboro, N.C---At its meeting Thursday, the Guilford County Board of Education recognized eight students who were singled out as national leaders in service l…

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Board Recognizes Poets Laureate

15 students selected as 2015 Top Poets Laureate Greensboro, NC -- The Guilford County Board of Education recognized 15 students recognized as 2015 Poets Laureate. The students were identified through a partnership between Guilford County Schools an…

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Driver’s Ed Fees Approved for 2015-16 School Year

Proposed state cuts make fees necessary to fund driver’s education Greensboro, NC -- Facing the potential of an unfunded state mandate to provide driver’s education to all eligible teenagers in Guilford County, the GCS Board of Education approve…

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Teacher Assistant Named Guilford County Schools Employee of the Month

Sam’s Club recognizes Jonathan Cassell at Erwin Montessori Greensboro, NC - A teacher assistant with a heart for counseling students has been named Guilford County Schools’ May 2015 Employee of the Month, sponsored by Sam’s Club. “Mr. Jonat…

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Guilford County Schools Receives National Recognition for Financial Reporting

Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial ReportingGreensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools is recognized for excellence in financial reporting not only for accounting but for clearly communicating its financial story. The Governm…

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Smith High Recognized for Tolerance Efforts

The school was designated a ‘Mix It Up’ Model School by the Southern Poverty Law CenterGreensboro, NC - Smith High was recently named a Mix It Up Model School by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program for its exemplary eff…

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Southeast Middle Students to Get College Experience at HPU

What: Southeast Middle students will get a taste of college life when they visit High Point University for a tour and baseball game. The FAB Falcons are a group of students and mentors who meet for breakfast every week to discuss character developmen…

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Colfax Elementary, Three Others Named GCS Reads 20 Schools

GCS students read more than 19.5 million minutes last monthGreensboro, NC - Angie Perrier loves to engage her students in reading. But the media specialist at Colfax Elementary is quick to point out that she’s not solely responsible for her schoo…

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This Week in GCS: Spring Fun and #ThanksTeamGCS!

Monday, April 27 Science Anyone? Preparing for Fifth- and Eighth-Grade EOG, 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Johnson Street Global Studies, 1601 Johnson Street, High Point) – Parents of fifth-and eighth-graders are invited to hear from GCS’ Science Curriculum Spe…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for April 27 – May 3, 2015

Monday, April 279:00 am - Western High School building advisory team meeting (administration conference room) Wednesday, April 292:00 pm -  Governance Committee meeting (Eugene Street Swann Room) Thursday, April 306:00 pm - Board of Education meet…

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Board Seeks Input on Proposed Changes to Grading Standards

A 30-day comment period begins April 22 Greensboro, NC - The public is invited to comment on a proposed update to Guilford County Schools’ policy on grading and reporting student progress to comply with changes in state policy. The proposed revis…

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Students, Parents Invited to Career and College Fair

The fair is coming up April 25 and is for young adults ages 16-21Greensboro, NC - Is your young adult, high schooler or college student job-hunting? Join Guilford Parent Academy and Paxen, a program of Eckerd powered by the Guilford County Workforce …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for April 20-26, 2015

Wednesday, April 229:30 am - Southeast High School building advisory team meeting (administration conference room)2:00 pm - Long Term Panel hearing (Garrett, Duncan and Welborn) (120 Franklin Blvd.) Thursday, April 2311:30 am - Board of Education Bu…

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Board Approves Title I Funding Model

Funds will be allocated based on poverty bands Greensboro, NC - With its reserves running low, poverty levels increasing and budget uncertainty at the state level, the Guilford County Board of Education approved an initial allocation of Title I fund…

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GCS Announces New Poverty Rate

District using Community Eligibility Provision data to identify low-income studentsGreensboro, NC - About 67 percent students currently enrolled in Guilford County Schools (GCS) are considered low-income, according to figures released today by distri…

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This Week in GCS: Spring Fever - Baseball, Prom and Service

Wednesday, April 22, 2015Sixth-Grader Day with the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 10:45 a.m. (NewBridge Bank Park, 408 Bellemeade Street, Greensboro) - Sixth-grade students will cheer on the Greensboro Grasshoppers when they take on Lakewood Wednesday. The…

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15 GCS Schools Ranked Nationally for Academic Rigor

High schools ranked in Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools”Greensboro, NC - Fifteen Guilford County high schools earned major national recognition when they made the Washington Posts’ list of “America’s Most Chall…

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Karyn Dickerson Receives NEA Teaching Excellence Award

Greensboro, N.C. – For the second time in recent years, Karyn Dickerson is recognized as one of the best educators in North Carolina. Dickerson, an academic coach with the Northern Region of Guilford County Schools, was named this year’s North Ca…

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GCS Board Recognizes Significant Impact of School Volunteers

Greensboro, N.C. – It is National Volunteer Week, and the Guilford County Board of Education took time to recognize GCS’ incredible volunteers at its meeting Tuesday night.The board adopted a proclamation to recognize the critical impact voluntee…

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Guilford Parent Academy’s Family Fun Day Coming Up

Free event at City Lake Park is great way for families to spend quality time togetherGreensboro, NC - Guilford Parent Academy invites families to enjoy a free day of activities together during the fifth annual Family Fun Day.Guilford Parent Academy 

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Board Accepting Nominations to Fill District 1 Vacancy

Nominations accepted through 5 p.m. on April 29Greensboro, NC - The Guilford County Board of Education is now accepting nominations to fill the vacant District 1 seat. The seat was previously held by Christopher Gillespie who resigned after learning…

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This Week in GCS: The Mayor, Authors and Clifford the Big Red Dog

Thursday, April 16, 2015Grant from Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. provided through The Enrichment Fund for the Guilford County Schools Helps Marketing Students Attending International Marketing Conference,, 8:30 a.m., (Grimsley High, 801 West…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: April 13 - 19, 2015

Monday, April 139:00 am - Ragsdale High School building advisory team meeting (administration conference room) Tuesday, April 149:00 am - High Point Central building advisory team meeting (school office conference room)6:00 pm - Board of Education m…

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GCS Students’ Mission Patches Survive Rocket Explosion

Greensboro, NC - When a NASA rocket exploded this past October, everyone assumed everything on that rocket was also destroyed, but  a few things survived, including mission patches designed by Guilford County Schools students. “It’s cool that …

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Page Student Earns Summer Study Abroad Opportunity

Julia Klass will spend four weeks tracking wildlife in BotswanaGreensboro, NC -- A photo earned Page High student, Julia Klass, an unbelievable opportunity to study wildlife in Gaborone, Botswana this summer.Klass first learned about the program thro…

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Guilford County Schools Student Wins National Medal for Artwork

Kendall Holbrook’s photo will be displayed at Carnegie HallGreensboro, NC - A Northwest High student’s artwork will be on display at Carnegie Hall in New York this summer. Junior Kendall Holbrook was selected for a Scholastic Art & Writing A…

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GCS Students on Path to International Chemistry Olympiad

Southwest High Students Will Compete to Join National Team on April 18, 2015 Greensboro, NC -- Two Guilford County Schools students are in the running to represent the United States at the International Chemistry Olympiad, to be held in Baku, Azerba…

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School Reassignment Application Period Opens

Applications for reassignment will be accepted until July 1, 2015 Greensboro, NC - The application period opens April 1, 2015 for students requesting reassignment for the 2015-16 school year. Parents may request to have their child or children atte…

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Baseball Teams Host Event to Benefit Classmate

The Northwest and Northeast High baseball teams will host a double header to raise money and support for a mutual friend. Wyatt Marini recently had surgery to remove a brain tumor. He had been a student at Northwest and transferred to Northeast this …

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District Media Specialist Named Guilford County Schools Employee of the Month

Sam’s Club recognizes Jacqueline Pender-Jones for service to schools         Greensboro, NC - A media specialist often supports programs that affect the entire school, something Jacqueline Pender-Jones knows well. In her new role as distric…

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Applications Being Accepted for Pre-K Enrollment

Applications will be accepted through April 30 Greensboro, NC - Now is the time to apply for Guilford County Schools’ (GCS) Pre-Kindergarten program. Studies have shown that students who attend a pre-K program enter school better prepared to lear…

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This Week in GCS: A Living Museum and Students Making a Difference

Tuesday, March 31, 2015Last Day to Vote for GCS Schools in the “Music in Our Schools” Contest – March 31 is the final day GCS supporters can vote for Pleasant Garden Elementary and Alderman Elementary in the 2015 Concert for Music In Our School…

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Monticello Brown Summit Elementary Makes Reading Rewarding

School is one of four named GCS Reads 20 Schools of the Month Greensboro, NC - Media specialist Crystal Clapp doesn’t have a budget for reading incentives, so she has to get creative in her efforts to reward students for reaching their reading goa…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: March 30 – April 5, 2015

Monday, March 30 at 2:00 pm - Long Term Appeal Panel Hearing (Routh, Duncan, Garrett), 120 Franklin Blvd. Tuesday, March 31 at 3:00 pm - Governance Committee meeting (Eugene Street Swann Room) Thursday, April 2 at 10:00 am - Legislative Committee m…

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Five Principals to Take On New Roles in 2015-16

GCS announces the transfer of five principals to other GCS schools Greensboro, NC - Five respected principals will take on new roles in Guilford County Schools next year, bringing their valuable experience to new schools in the district. The transfe…

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District 1 Board Member Resigns

Board to seek candidates for unexpired term Greensboro, N.C---The Guilford County Board of Education announced On March 26, 2015 that its District 1 representative, Christopher Gillespie, resigned earlier today after learning that his home address, …

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GCS Announces Free Tutoring Resources for Families

Brainfuse resources are available 24/7 to all GCS students and familiesGreensboro, NC - It’s now easier for Guilford County School students and parents to get the extra help they need when it comes to school work. On Tuesday, Guilford Parent Academ…

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Naming of Grimsley High’s Sawyer Gym Floor Open for Comment

Board considers renaming the gym after retired teacher and coach, Phil Weaver Greensboro, NC -- The community has 30 days to comment on a proposal to name the floor of Grimsley High’s Sawyer Gym after former coach, Phil Weaver. Weaver served Grim…

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Superintendent Recommends Budget for 2015-16

Recommended budget includes $25.9 million increase from the county Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools (GCS) Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green’s recommended budget for the 2015-16 school year includes a request for a significant increase…

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This Week in GCS: New Parent Resources, 2015-16 Budget

Tuesday, March 24, 2015New, Free Parent Resources Unveiled, 2 p.m. (Hairston Middle Media Center, 3911 Naco Road, Greensboro) – Guilford Parent Academy will announce two new resources parents can access for free to help their children succeed in sc…

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GCS to Announce New, Free Parent Resources to Help Students Succeed

What: The Guilford Parent Academy will announce two new resources parents can access for free to help their children succeed in school. GCS Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green and other district leaders will be there to help unveil the new resourc…

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Breakfast Options Earn Guilford County Schools Statewide Recognition

GCS programs encourage more students to participate in breakfast program Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools stand above the rest when it comes to getting breakfast to more students in the morning. GCS’ Nutrition Services was recently recogn…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events: March 23-29, 2015

Tuesday, March 24 - 6:00 pm - Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street Board Room)  Wednesday, March 25 - 9:30 am - Southeast High School building advisory team meeting (administration conference room)  Thursday, March 26 - 5:00 pm - Reception Ema…

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Three GCS Schools Named 2015 North Carolina Schools of Character

Eight others receive an honorable mention from the North Carolina Dept. of Public InstructionGreensboro, NC - Three Guilford County Schools (GCS) have been named 2015 North Carolina Schools of Character by Character.org, a national advocate and leade…

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High Point Housing Authority Dedicates Time to Help Students Read

What: High Point Housing Authority (HPHA) Commissioners and C.E.O Angela McGill are working to improve literacy at Kirkman Park Elementary through a Reading Enrichment Program. Over the past few weeks, they have volunteered their time to read and wor…

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This Week in GCS: Male Summit, New Reading Program and Spring Gardens

Wednesday, March 18Career Expo Highlights Employment and Education Opportunities After High School, 9 a.m. to Noon (Andrews High School, 1920 McGuinn Street, High Point) – GCS students will meet with local businesses, trade schools, colleges and un…

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Guilford County Schools Happenings - March 16-22, 2015

Wednesday, March 189:00 am - Bluford Elementary School building advisory team meeting (school media center)12:00 pm -  Smith High School building advisory team meeting (school media center) Thursday, March 19 - 10:00 am - Hunter Elementary School b…

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‘Trailblazing’ Initiatives Earn National Recognition for GCS

Council of the Great City Schools presents board with Profiles in Courage AwardGreensboro, NC - Courageous. Trailblazing. Innovative. Those were just a few of the words used to describe the Guilford County Board of Education’s work to improve educa…

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This Week in GCS: A Fond Farewell and Thank You to a Local Business Leader

Wednesday, March 11 High School Battle of the Books, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (UNC-Greensboro’s Elliott Center, Auditorium and Cone Ballroom) - Students will test their knowledge of books they’ve read in the Battle of the Books. Teams from 12 participati…

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Guilford Parent Academy Adds Workshops Presented in Spanish

The workshops are offered at various locations throughout the semesterGreensboro, NC - In Guilford County Schools (GCS), approximately 7,300 students and their parents are native Spanish speakers. To help reach our parents, Guilford Parent Academy is…

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Board Names Haynes-Inman School Gym After Dedicated Volunteer

Board approves proposal to rename gymnasium as the Thurman Haynes Gymnasium Greensboro, NC -- The school gymnasium at Haynes-Inman will now be known as the Thurman Haynes Gymnasium, in honor of a beloved volunteer. The Guilford County Board of Educ…

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Board Approves Nontraditional Calendars; Makes June 15-16 Early Release Days

Greensboro, NC -- The Guilford County Board of Education approved nontraditional calendars for the 2015-16 school year. The biggest change is that 20-day extended-year schools will now start making up inclement weather days after missing five days in…

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Board Approves Construction Schedule for Nine Priority Projects

Schedule dependent on funding timeline approval from County Commissioners Greensboro, NC -- The Guilford County Board of Education plans to start construction on at least six of Guilford County Schools’ nine priority projects this summer.    …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events March 9-15, 2015

Monday, March 99:00 am - Ragsdale High School building advisory team meeting (administration conference room) Tuesday, March 106:00 p.m. - Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street Board Room) Wednesday, March 119:00 am - Guilford Middle School bui…

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GCS and Pearce Elementary Recognized for United Way Partnerships

GCS and Pearce receive 2014 Spirit of North Carolina AwardsGreensboro, NC - The United Way of North Carolina recently named Guilford County Schools and Pearce Elementary 2014 Spirit of North Carolina Award winners. The Spirit of North Carolina Award…

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GCS Dropout Rate Decreases to New Low

GCS has lowest dropout rate of the state’s largest districts Greensboro, NC -- More students are staying in Guilford County Schools than in years past, one more step to reaching the dream of graduation and success after their time with GCS. Thank…

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Community Involvement Helps Sumner Reach Reading Goal

Four schools named GCS Reads 20 Schools of the Month Greensboro, N.C---On March 3, 2015 it was the mayor of Greensboro. Yesterday it was Monkey Joe. At Sumner Elementary, students often hear from guest readers to reinforce the message that reading i…

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This Week in GCS: Vote for Music in Our Schools

Vote for GCS Schools in the “Music in Our Schools” contest:As of today, GCS supporters can vote for Pleasant Garden Elementary and Alderman Elementary in the 2015 Concert for Music In Our Schools Month just by watching the schools’ performances…

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Dads, Father Figures Invited to Male Summit

This year’s theme is Leaving a Legacy of Leadership Greensboro, NC -- Men across Guilford County are invited to learn more about how they can Leave a Legacy of Leadership at the second annual Male Summit coming up at Ragsdale High. The event is sp…

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Reading Specialist Named GCS Employee of the Month

Sam’s Club Recognizes Elizabeth Sherrill of Simkins Elementary                                                                    Greensboro, NC -- On Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and wh…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events Updated for March 2-8, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 20159:00 am --- High Point Central High School building advisory team meeting (school office conference room) Wednesday, March 4, 20152:00 pm --- Long Term Panel Appeal Hearing (Darlene Garrett, Sandra Alexander, Chris Gillespie) (…

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Weather Postpones Guilford County Schools United: 5k Run/Walk for Wellness

Greensboro, NC - The GCS United: 5k Run/Walk for Wellness, scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 28 will be postponed due to the inclement weather.The 5k has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. on June 27.The run/walk is hosted by Guilford County Schools and all…

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Guilford County Schools School Makeup Days

Greensboro, N.C. – Inclement weather caused Guilford County Schools (GCS) to close to students Tuesday, Feb. 24. Whenever schools are closed, the days of instruction missed are made up according to the inclement weather days listed in each ofGCSâ…

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Johnson Street Global Studies Named National 2015 Magnet School of Excellence

Greensboro, NC -- GCS’ Johnson Street Global Studies was recently named a national 2015 Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America (MSA). The award, the highest offered by the organization, is given to a select group of schools aroun…

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This Week in GCS: Celebrating Diversity, Parent Workshops and GCS United 5K

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015Flip for a House, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (West Market Methodist Church, 302 West Market Street, Greensboro) – GCS students, teachers and community partners will be flipping and serving up pancakes to help raise money for Habitat for…

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Guilford County Schools School Makeup Days

Greensboro, NC - Inclement weather caused Guilford County Schools (GCS) to close to students for four days this week, Tuesday, Feb. 17 to Friday, Feb. 20. Whenever schools are closed, the days of instruction missed are made up according to the inclem…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events Updated for Feb. 23 - March 1, 2015

Tuesday, February 246:30 pm Northern Region Town Hall meeting (Joyner Elementary School, media center) Wednesday, February 259:30 am Southeast High School building advisory team meeting (administrative conference room) Thursday, February 26 5:20 pm…

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Analysis: Federal Proposal Could Cost GCS $1.6 Million

Proposed bill allows Title I funds to be used at private and charter schools Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools could lose more than $1.6 million in federal Title I funding under a congressional proposal, expected to be voted on soon, accordi…

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Magnet Application Deadline Extended

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 Greensboro, NC - Guilford County parents and students have a little extra time to apply for magnet schools. Considering this week’s inclement weather, GCS is extending the magnet applicat…

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GCS Schools Closure

Optional teacher workday for staff Greensboro, NC - All Guilford County Schools (GCS) will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 17, due to inclement weather.It will be an optional teacher workday. GCS employees should contact their supervisor or principal and …

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This Week in GCS: Magnet Application Deadline and CEO Farewell

ALERT: This is the last week parents can submit applications for magnet schools for the 2015-16 school year. The application process for elementary and most middle schools is online and may be found at magnet.gcsnc.com. High school applications and t…

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GCS Magnet Application Deadline

Some open house events cancelled or rescheduled for later this weekGreensboro, NC - Winter weather is getting ready to blow through the Piedmont, but parents can complete the elementary and middle school magnet applications from the comfort of their …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for February 16-22, 2015

Monday, February 16 at - 6:00 pm - Central Region Town Hall meeting (Jackson Middle School, gymnasium) Tuesday, February 17 - 6:30 pm - Northern Region Town Hall meeting (Joyner Elementary School, media center) Wednesday, February 18 - 9:00 am - Bl…

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GCS Working to Reduce Discipline Disparities

Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools (GCS) is taking a closer look at how it disciplines students with special needs. At its meeting Tuesday, the county board of education received an update on the Department of Exceptional Children Improvement P…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for Feb. 9-15, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:30 am -- Legislative Committee Meeting (Eugene Street Swann Room) 11:00 am -- Allen Jay Middle School building advisory team meeting (administrative conference room) Upcoming Events Tues, Feb. 17, 6:30 pm -- Northern Re…

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Board Seeks Public Comment on Nontraditional Calendars

Public comment on proposed 2015-16 calendars open for 15 days Greensboro, NC -- The public is invited to comment on calendar options for Guilford County Schools’ (GCS) non-traditional schools for the next 15 days.The proposed calendars would be fo…

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This Week in GCS: Principal for a Day; 98 Bags of Hope

Feb. 9 – 13 is Love the Bus Week:From breakfasts to personalized cards to signed banners, students and staff across Guilford County Schools (GCS) will give special thanks to their bus drivers during the annual “Love the Bus” celebration this we…

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GCS Students Honor Bus Drivers During Love the Bus Week

Valentine’s Day Provides Opportunity to Honor Transportation Department EmployeesGreensboro, NC - From breakfasts to personalized cards to signed banners, students and staff across Guilford County Schools (GCS) will give special thanks to their bus…

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Guilford County Schools Responds to School Performance Grades

District to continue strategic plan focus on achieving excellence in academics, character development, and all operational areas Greensboro, NC - Dismissing the state’s new grading system as misleading to the public and a potential distraction fro…

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Guilford Parent Academy Announces Health and Wellbeing Grant Winners

Cone Health Foundation provides $5,000 for 10 schools to receive $500 each Greensboro, NC -- Family fitness nights, preparing healthy meals on a budget, creating vision boards - these are just a few of the ways 10 Guilford County Schools will use th…

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Guilford County Schools Employee Information Compromised

Email containing confidential information accidentally sent to inactive addressGreensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools is working with 1,600 current and former employees to make sure their personal information is secure after an email containing con…

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Nearly 7,500 Students Complete Holiday Reading Challenge

Winning students will receive iPad minis, Barnes & Noble gift cardsGreensboro, NC - Three hundred and fifty-seven minutes is all it took for Xander Marsh to earn himself a new iPad mini. That’s the number of minutes the Erwin Montessori second …

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GCS Hosts First GCS United: 5K Run/Walk for Wellness

Early Registration Deadline Monday Greensboro, N.C---There are only a few days left in early registration for the first-ever GCS United: 5K Run/Walk for Wellness. The 5K is hosted by Guilford County Schools and all proceeds will benefit the United W…

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Art Teacher Named GCS Employee of the Month

Sam’s Club Recognizes Matt Wells of Montlieu Academy of Technology                                                                    Greensboro, NC -- As an art teacher at Montlieu…

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This Week in GCS: Black History Month Celebrations and Scholarship Opportunities

Thursday, Feb. 5Transitioning to College…And Paying for It!, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Smith High, 2407 S. Holden Road, Greensboro) – Stressed about paying for college? Let Guilford Parent Academy and the College Foundation of North Carolina put your mind …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for February 2 - 8, 2015

Tuesday, February 3 at 9:00 am - High Point Central building advisory team meeting (school office conference room)Thursday, February 5 at 3:30 pm - Board of County Commissioners Retreat (GTCC-Jamestown, 7908 Leavourne Road, Colfax, NC – 1st floor c…

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GCS Recognized Statewide for Public Relations

GCS takes home 15 NCSPRA Blue Ribbon Awards Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools is recognized statewide for its work in sharing the stories of the district and its students. The North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) he…

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Naming of Haynes-Inman School Gymnasium Open for Comment

Board considers renaming the gym after volunteer Thurman Haynes Greensboro, NC -- The community has 30 days to comment on a proposal to rename the Haynes-Inman School Gymnasium as the Thurman Haynes Gymnasium, in honor of a dedicated volunteer. Thu…

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Frazier Elementary Makes it Count with GCS Reads 20

Three other schools also named Schools of the Month for reading programGreensboro, NC -- Frazier Elementary media specialist Marian Lindsay knows that when it comes to reading, every minute counts. Her students know it too, and that’s one of the re…

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GCS Bond Projects Wrapping Up, Priority Projects Moving Forward

Guilford County’s Board of Education receives an update on construction projects Greensboro, NC -- Most of the original projects funded by the 2008 school bonds are complete or are wrapping up in Guilford County. The county’s board of education …

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New Requirement Starts for AP Students Next Year

Students will be required to take the AP exam free of charge starting in 2015-16 Greensboro, NC -- As high school students begin registering for next year’s classes, there is one change they should be aware of. Starting in the 2015-16 school year,…

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Hundreds of GCS Students to March Celebrating Historic Sit-In Anniversary

More than 300 GCS students will celebrate the 55th anniversary of the historic February One Sit-In protest by four black college students in Greensboro. The day will start with a breakfast and conversation with The A&T Four at N.C. A&T State …

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This Week in GCS: Addressing Race Relations and Instrument Delivery

Wednesday, Jan. 28High School Options Night, 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Sedgefield Elementary, 2905 Groometown Road, Greensboro) – Rising ninth-graders and their parents can see all Guilford County Schools has to offer them at one of two remaining High School…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for January 26 - February 1, 2015

Wednesday, January 289:30 am---Southeast High building advisory team meeting (administrative conference room)10:30 am---Governance Committee meeting (Eugene Street Swann Room) Thursday, January 296:00 pm---Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street B…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for January 19-25, 2015

Wednesday, January 219:00 am------Bluford Elementary building advisory team meeting (school media center)12:00 pm------Smith High building advisory team meeting (school media center)7:00 pm------Twilight Winter Ceremony (Northern High School) Thursd…

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This Week in GCS: State of Our Schools; Former Student to Address Congress

Tuesday, Jan. 20GCS Board to Discuss 2015 Legislative Agenda, 6 to 8 p.m. (Eugene Street Board Room, 712 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro) – Guilford County Board of Education members will meet with the local legislative delegation to discuss portions …

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GCS Raises More Than $6,000 for New Books

TitleWish fundraiser allows schools to update library collections Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools’ first TitleWish fundraiser earned more than $6,000 to buy new books for school media centers. Media specialists will use the money to upda…

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GCS Choice Showcase Features Magnet, CTE Programs

Greensboro, NC -- It’s not just for magnet schools anymore. This year, Guilford County will host the first-ever GCS Choice Showcase, happening at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. The event and parking are free. The Choice Showcase wi…

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GCS Announces School Make-Up Days

Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools (GCS) was closed to students on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 due to inclement weather. Whenever schools are closed, the days of instruction missed are made up according to the inclement weather days listed in …

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GCS Students Mark Martin Luther King Day with Art and Service

Students recognized at three separate events around the stateGreensboro, NC -- Work done by Guilford County Schools students will be highlighted locally and at the state level during Martin Luther King Jr. Day events over the next week.On Friday, thr…

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GCS Students Mark Martin Luther King Day with Art and Service

Students recognized at three separate events around the stateGreensboro, NC -- Work done by Guilford County Schools students will be highlighted locally and at the state level during Martin Luther King Jr. Day events over the next week.On Friday, thr…

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This Week in GCS: Choosing Schools and Fun with Books

Tuesday, Jan. 13High School Options Night, 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Bessemer Elementary, 918 Huffine Mill Road, Greensboro) – Rising ninth-graders and their parents can see all Guilford County Schools has to offer them at one of four High School Options nig…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for January 12-18 2015

Tuesday, January 136:00 pm - Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street Board Room) Wednesday, January 149:00 am - Guilford Middle building advisory team meeting (administrative conference room) Thursday, January 1510:00 am - Hunter Elementary build…

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Alumna Encourages Students to Start Thinking About Careers

Cisco manager and GCS grad discusses career possibilities at Smith HighGreensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools prepares its students for the colleges and careers they will enter after graduation, and once graduates, they become examples and inspirat…

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School Wins $10,000 for Energy Wise Program

The National Theatre for Children award celebrates energy efficient schools Greensboro, NC -- Brightwood Elementary won $10,000 for promoting and implementing energy efficient practices in the school. Students in the ACES program randomly check cla…

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School Counselor Named GCS Employee of the Month

Greensboro, N.C. – The students she serves may not always speak her language, but Corina Campbell reaches them all through the universal language of caring and respect. Campbell, a counselor at Doris Henderson Newcomers School, was named Guilford C…

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High School Options Nights

Events will showcase 22 GCS magnet programs for high school students Greensboro, NC - Preparing for high school? Guilford County Schools has events just for you. Rising ninth graders and their families are invited to one of four High School Options …

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This Week in GCS: Science and Careers

Wednesday, Jan. 7Cisco Manager and GCS Grad Discusses Career Possibilities with Current Students, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Smith High, 2407 S. Holden Road, Greensboro) – A Smith High alumna will return to her alma mater to talk about her success and …

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Two Days Left to Donate Books to a GCS School

Follett School Solutions will match 10 percent of all donations raised by December 31, 2014 Greensboro, NC -- There are just two days left to donate books to Guilford County Schools through TitleWish. The program allows anyone to donate to a GCS sch…

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Guilford County Schools Central Office Holiday Closing

Central offices will be closing at 2 p.m. December 23, 2014 and remain closed for the holiday until Dec. 29. 

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Northwest High Students Donate Bikes to Local Church

Project started by student with cerebral palsy collects more than 60 bikesGreensboro, NC - Students at Northwest High collected, repaired and donated more than 60 bikes to United Methodist Church of High Point this holiday season. The collection star…

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Several 2008 Bond Projects Nearing Completion

Bond projects have come in under budget, allowing GCS to fund priority projects Greensboro, NC -- Several projects funded by school bonds approved by Guilford County voters in 2008 are on track to wrap up by the end of the year. The vast majority of…

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Board of Education Swears In New Member

Christopher Gillespie fills District I vacancyGreensboro, NC - The Guilford County Board of Education officially has a new member. Thursday’s board meeting started off with the honorable Judge Stuart Albright swearing in Christopher E. Gillespie as…

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BOE Advocates for In-State Tuition for Immigrant Students

Board passed a resolution at meeting Thursday night Greensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Board of Education adopted a resolution asking the state legislature to provide in-state tuition at state colleges and universities for immigrant students c…

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Guilford Elementary Builds New Outdoor Classroom

Classroom funded by grant from Lowes Greensboro, NC -- Guilford Elementary has a new outdoor classroom, thanks to a $4,600 Lowes Toolbox for Education Grant. The grant funded new benches, a table, planters, trees, shrubs and flowers for the classro…

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Modern Technology, Timeless Tale Help School Succeed in Reading

Kernodle Middle, three other schools named GCS Reads 20 Schools of the Month Greensboro, NC -- Sometimes, all it takes is finding the right book. For Lynn Price’s seventh-grade language arts class, that book was “The Year of Impossible Goodbyes,…

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This Week in GCS: Curious George and Holiday Cheer

Thursday, December 18, 2014Various Colleges to Attend College Panel Discussion, 6:30 p.m. (Western High, 409 Friendway Road, Greensboro) - Western High alumni, representing various colleges and universities, including Duke, N.C. State, Eastern Caroli…

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Students Sleep Out for Homelessness

Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro raises awareness and gifts for local homeless Greensboro, NC -- Students from the Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro worked to raise homelessness awareness over the weekend by hosting a Sleep Out. Ten students slept …

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Elementary Students Participate in Hour of Code

General Greene’s technology teacher teaches students basics of computer scienceGreensboro, NC - “This is awesome!” “I want to make my monkey pink.” “Mine is going to dance.”  Those were just a few of the excited comments made by fift…

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Help a Child by Giving the Gift of Reading

Follett School Solutions will match 10 percent of all donations raised by Dec. 31 Greensboro, NC - The holiday season is in full swing, and Guilford County Schools invites everyone to give the gift of reading this year. Throughout the month of Decem…

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Christopher Gillespie Named to Board of Education

Gillespie will fill District 1 vacancy representing High PointGreensboro, NC - The Guilford County Board of Education has selected Christopher E. Gillespie to serve as the next representative from District 1. Gillespie was chosen from a pool of six c…

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Two GCS Schools Earn Study Abroad Scholarships for Students

Each school will receive $20,000 to help students attend summer program Greensboro, NC -- High Point Central and Northwest High students have an incredible opportunity to study overseas this summer. The 2014-15 Global Navigator Scholarship program r…

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This Week in GCS: GCS Students to Sleep Outside Overnight; Holiday Events

Wednesday, Dec. 10 GCS Students Learn About College Life, Enjoy UNCG Men’s Basketball Game, 9:30 a.m. Education Fair, 11:30 a.m. tip-off (Greensboro Coliseum) – More than 2,500 Guilford County middle school students from 10 different schools will…

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Guilford Parent Academy Requests Proposals for Presenters

The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2014 Greensboro, NC - Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) is currently accepting proposals from educators and agencies interested in presenting and/or hosting workshops on a variety of topics. All of GPA’s works…

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GCS Rescheduling Friday’s High Point Central, Andrews Basketball Games

Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 games will now be played in January, February Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools has new dates for both High Point Central-Andrews High basketball matchups. The schools were scheduled to play last Friday, Dec. 5 and again t…

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GCS Postponing High Point Central, Andrews Basketball Games

Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools staff, in partnership with the High Point Police Department, decided to postpone tonight’s High Point Central-Andrews basketball games. The police department is investigating a serious incident that occurre…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for December 8-14, 2014

Monday, December 86:00 pm - Board Interviews for District 1 Candidates (Eugene Street Board Room) Tuesday, December 911:00 am - Public meeting for the Disparity Study (Eugene Street Board Room)6:00 pm - Public meeting for the Disparity Study (Eugene…

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Board Solicits Feedback on Updated GCS Dress Code Policy

Proposed Policy Open to 30-Day Public Comment Period Greensboro, NC - At its meeting Tuesday, the Guilford County Board of Education voted to invite public comment on proposed dress code policy and procedural changes, Revised Policy JCDB and Revis…

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Tell Us What You Think! EC Department Seeks Parent Input

Survey asks about families’ experiences with Exceptional Children servicesGreensboro, NC - The GCS Exceptional Children’s Department wants to know more about parents’ experiences with special education services. A new survey is part of the depa…

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Public Invited to Discuss Board of Education Vacancy

The Guilford County Board of Education will hold a public forum to discuss the vacancy in District 1 in order to learn what skills, background and experience the public feels are most important in a new District 1 Board member. That seat was held by …

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Board of Education Selects Calendar for 2015-16 School Year

Greensboro, NC -- Parents and students can start making plans for the 2015-16 school year. The Guilford County Board of Education approved the traditional-school calendar during its meeting Tuesday night. The decision came after considering input rec…

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Parent Mobile Checkout Labs Open for Business

Through Guilford Parent Academy, parents can check out a tablet computer at middle schools Greensboro, NC -- Mobile checkout labs at all middle schools are open for business. Parents are invited to check out a tablet computer which will allow them t…

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This Week in GCS: NFL Legends Torry and Terrence Holt and the Magic of Recycling

Tuesday, Dec. 2The Magic of Recycling, 3 p.m. (Southwest Elementary, 4372 Southwest School Road, High Point) – Students at elementary schools throughout Guilford County will discover how they can protect the environment through the “Magic of Recy…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for December 1-7, 2014

Tuesday, December 2 9:00 am -- High Point Central High building advisory team meeting (school office conference room) 5:45 pm -- Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street Board Room) Wednesday, December 3 7:00 pm -- Public Forum for District 1 Seat V…

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Southeast’s NJROTC Honored at State and National Levels

Greensboro, NC -- The Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) at Southeast High is on track to compete for the best unit in the nation. The unit was named an NJROTC Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors for the outstanding support pro…

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Part-time Custodian Named GCS Employee of the Month

Sam’s Club Recognizes Rodney Parker of Twilight High School Program                                                                    Greensboro, NC -- Rodney Parker is more than j…

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GCS Finds Athletic Issues at Seven High Schools

Dudley, Andrews forfeit games, three schools on probation Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools found violations with football programs at seven high schools, after conducting a detailed review of North Carolina High School Athletic Association …

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Academy at Lincoln Receives Statewide Honors for STEM Education

School named a finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest Greensboro, NC -- The Academy at Lincoln is recognized for being one of the best in the state when it comes to implementing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) into lesso…

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This Week in GCS: Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 No classes. Administration offices will be open. Thursday, November 27, 2014 Happy Thanksgiving! GCS offices closed for the holiday. Friday, November 28, 2014 GCS offices…

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Open Library Policies Help School Meet Reading Goal

Joyner Elementary, three other schools named GCS Reads 20 Schools of the Month Greensboro, NC -- Helping children develop a love of reading means giving them plenty of books to love. So at Joyner Elementary, media specialist Linda Comerford runs her…

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GCS First Grade Student Wins Statewide Contest with Anti-Litter Poster

Contest was open to students of all ages across the stateGreensboro, N.C. – Vershon Baldwin, a 7-year-old student from Parkview Village Elementary, is the first elementary school student ever to win the annual Big Sweep statewide design contest. T…

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High Point Principal Honored for Physical Education Leadership

Named principal of the year by the NC Physical Education AssociationGreensboro, NC - Florence Elementary’s principal is recognized as a leader in physical education. Teddy Wohlgemuth was named the Physical Education Distinguished Principal of the Y…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for November 24-30, 2014

Monday, November 249:00 am Western High building advisory team meeting (school administration conference room) Thursday, November 27Thanksgiving Holiday – Offices Closed Friday, November 28Thanksgiving Holiday – Offices Closed Upcoming EventsT…

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Construction Estimates for Priority Projects Updated - November 20, 2014

Guilford County Board of Education approves increased budgetsGreensboro, NC - The Guilford County Board of Education approved a proposal to increase the budgets of six priority projects at their meeting Thursday night. Due to an increase in construc…

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Personalized Achievement, Curriculum and Environment Tablet Relaunch a Success

Nearly 17,000 tablets are in schools; personalized learning focus of program Greensboro, NC - Nearly 17,000 new Amplify tablets are in Guilford County Schools students’ and teachers’ hands today, and staff reports the relaunch of the Personalized…

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Public Invited to Discuss Board of Education Vacancy

Greensboro, NC - The Guilford County Board of Education will hold a public forum to discuss the vacancy in District 1 at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at Andrews High School. Board members hope to learn what skills, background and experience the public feels are mos…

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This Week in GCS: Tablets and Social Awareness

Wednesday, November 19, 2014Students Make Scarves for Homeless, 4 to 4:45 p.m. (Southeast Middle, 4825 Woody Mill Road, Greensboro) – Middle school students are wrapping up a month-long project to help local homeless. On Wednesday, they will make s…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for November 17 - 23, 2014

Tuesday, November 182:00 pm Legislative Committee meeting (Eugene Street Swann Room) Wednesday, November 199:00 am Bluford Elementary building advisory team meeting (school media center)12:00 pm Smith High School building advisory team meeting (scho…

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Dudley Football Team Out of Playoffs

NCHSAA board denies appeal; No further legal action will be taken Greensboro, NC - Dudley High School’s varsity football team will not participate in the playoffs this year, after the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s (NCHSAA) bo…

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GCS Schools and Students Honored for Theatrical Performances

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools brought home 23 awards from the 2014 North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) High School Play Festival, and two schools will move on to represent GCS at the state festival. Weaver Academy’s production …

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This Week in GCS: National Young Reader’s Week

Thursday, Nov. 13 “Road Trip” with “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” 10 a.m. (Foust Elementary, 2610 Floyd Street, Greensboro) – Principal Merrie Conaway will take a road trip through each classroom and read portions of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” to …

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State Recognizes Early College for STEM Education

STEM Early College at N.C. A&T is one of 12 schools recognized in the stateGreensboro, NC - The North Carolina Board of Education recognized the STEM Early College at N.C. A&T for excellence in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)…

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Board of Education Announces Vacancy for District I Seat

Nominations accepted through 5 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2014 Greensboro, N.C---The Guilford County Board of Education announced at its Nov. 6 meeting the vacancy for the District 1 seat. That seat is currently held by Board Member Carlvena Foster, who won el…

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GCS Families Invited to Learn About Program That Pays for College

Scholarship recipient will walk participants through application process Greensboro, N.C---Guilford County Schools (GCS) students and parents are invited to come learn about the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program, which provides minority studen…

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GCS Student Awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Greensboro, N.C---Rebecca Webster, a senior at the Early College at Guilford, recently received national recognition for her volunteer work through the President’s Volunteer Service Award, the premier volunteer award program in the U.S. Webster re…

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More GCS Students Earn College Credit While in High School

More than half of GCS graduates took at least one AP, IB or college course in 2013-14 Greensboro, N.C---More Guilford County Schools students graduated from high school with college credit in 2014 than the year before. Numbers presented to the Guilf…

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GCS Teacher Turnover Rate Below State Average

The district works to keep employees in the classroom Greensboro, N.C---The teacher turnover rate in Guilford County Schools is 13.24 percent for the 2013-14 school year, nearly one percentage point lower than the 14.12 percent rate for the state. G…

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Board Approves Changes to Donation Policy

Changes designed to simplify rules and procedures by creating two separate policies Greensboro, N.C---The Guilford County Board of Education approved changes to the way Guilford County Schools (GCS) accepts and uses donations made both to the distri…

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Upcoming Events Will Help Students Choose Successful Careers

Families invited to Career Exploration Fair, Weaver Academy Showcase Greensboro, NC - November is National Career Development Month, and two November events will allow students in middle and high school and their parents to interact with local busin…

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New Website Gives Public New Access to GCS Officials

Greensboro, N.C. – There is a new and easy way to reach out and share ideas with Guilford County Schools. The district recently launched a new, comprehensive community-engagement site, EngageGCS.The website provides a place for Guilford County pare…

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This Week in GCS: Student Enrichment and Family Fun

Thursday, Nov. 6 NJROTC Cadets Conduct Drill Performance, 10:40 a.m. (Southeast High, 4530 Southeast School Road, Greensboro) – Southeast High’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. (NJROTC) cadets will conduct a drill performance for th…

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Guilford County Schools Students Rewarded for Reading

Students earned time with Western’s football team by achieving their reading goalsGreensboro, NC - High fives, smiles and laughter filled Jefferson Elementary’s field Thursday afternoon when students had the chance to run football drills and game…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for November 3 - 9, 2014

Monday, November 3No EventsTuesday, November 49:00 am High Point Central High building advisory team meeting (school office conference room)Wednesday, November 5No EventsThursday, November 66:00 pm Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street Board Room…

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Third-grade Teacher Named GCS Employee of the Month

Sam’s Club Recognizes Tierra Shaheed of Montlieu Academy of TechnologyGreensboro, NC – Teaching is a team sport, and Montlieu Academy of Technology teacher Tierra Shaheed was quick to praise her teammates when she got the news that she is the Gui…

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This Week in GCS: A Memorial, a Ribbon Cutting and Encouraging Student Success

Note: Oct. 28 – 31 is Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign promoting drug prevention. Throughout the week, different schools will be hosting events and spirit days to reinforce the message.Thursday, Oct. 30Elementary Students Practice with Football…

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Board Opens Proposed Prequalification Bidding Policy to Public Comment

The 30-day public comment period will close Nov. 24Greensboro, NC - The public is invited to comment on a proposed policy outlining a prequalification process for construction project bids. The Guilford County Board of Education voted to open the pro…

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Board of Education Names Facility After Dot Kearns

Immaculate Heart of Mary school to be named Dorothy Kendall Kearns Academy Greensboro, N.C---The Immaculate Heart of Mary property will have a new name when Guilford County Schools students walk through its doors. The Guilford County Board of Educat…

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Board of Education Seeks Public Comment on 2015-16 Academic Calendar

GCS launches new community-engagement site to encourage discussion and idea-sharing Greensboro, N.C---The Guilford County Board of Education is considering two traditional-calendar options for the 2015-16 school year, and wants to hear from parents,…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for October 27 – November 2, 2014

Monday, October 279:00 am --- Western High building advisory team meeting (school administration conference room)Tuesday, October 28No EventsWednesday, October 299:00 am --- Governance Committee meeting (Eugene Street Swann Room)1:30 pm --- Legislati…

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GCS Teacher’s Education Module Published Nationally

The lesson is designed to keep students attentive and engaged in classGreensboro, NC - Finding fun and innovative ways to keep students engaged and learning in class isn’t always easy, but one GCS teacher who found success is now sharing his idea w…

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GCS Schools Recognized for Academic Performance

Two schools named Title I Reward Schools by NC Board of Education Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools has two of the highest-performing Title I schools in the state. Out of the state’s more than 2,500 Title I Schools, North Carolina’s Stat…

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This Week in GCS: eBooks and Pumpkinpalooza!

Friday, Oct. 24 Lights On Afterschool, 5 p.m. (Hunter Elementary, 1305 Merritt Drive, Greensboro) – Hunter Elementary is one of 7,500 schools across the country celebrating the 15th annual “Lights On Afterschool Event.” The nationwide celebrati…

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Award-Winning Author Visits Students

Jacqueline Woodson holds a Q&A at Bessemer ElementaryGreensboro, NC -- Eyes lit up and mouths dropped when students at Bessemer Elementary saw award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson walk into their school. Woodson, the author of multiple books i…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for October 20-26, 2014

Monday, October 20No Events Tuesday, October 212:00 pm Legislative Committee meeting (Eugene Street Swann Room) Wednesday, October 229:30 am Southeast High building advisory team meeting (school administration conference room)2:00 pm Special Called…

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Hunger Games and Crop Walk Raise Donations for Greensboro Urban Ministry

The student-organized event raised $1,971 and food for charity Greensboro, NC -- Students at Brown Summit Middle raised $1,971 through their Crop Walk and Hunger Games fundraiser Friday. The money and food will be donated to Greensboro Urban Ministr…

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This Week in GCS: Faith Partner Summit; Science Fairs, Lessons and Jobs; and Helping the Hungry

Saturday, Oct. 18Northern Harvest 5k Fun Run is a Learning Experience for Senior, 8:30 a.m.  (Northern High, 7101 Spencer Dixon Road, Greensboro) – A senior at Northern High is helping her school while gaining valuable work experience. Lauryn Rabl…

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Four GCS Schools Celebrated for Reading Efforts

District Announces First GCS Reads 20 Schools of the Month Greensboro, NC -- The students at Hairston Middle have been caught - reading, that is. The school’s “Been Caught Reading” program helped the school earn recognition as one of the distr…

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This Week in GCS: Faith Partner Summit; Science Fairs, Lessons and Jobs; and Helping the Hungry

Tuesday, October 14, 2014Families Prepare for Science Fairs, 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Brooks Global Studies, 1215 Westover Terrace, Greensboro) - Students will soon start on their science fair projects, and it’s important for parents to understand the best …

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GCS Schools Recognized for Work with Positive Behavior Intervention and Support

Forty-one schools to receive the recognition Greensboro, NC - Dozens of Guilford County Schools will be recognized for implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Support practices, which aim to modify student behavior through positive reinforce…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for October 13-19, 2014

Tuesday, October 14No Events Wednesday, October 159:00 am - Bluford Elementary building advisory team meeting (school media center)12:00 pm - Smith High building advisory team meeting (school media center) Thursday, October 167:30 am - GCS Faith Su…

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Guilford County Schools Drama Teacher Named State 'Theater Arts Teacher of the Year'

Keith Taylor received the award from North Carolina Theater Arts Educators Greensboro, NC - One of the state’s best theater teachers is in Guilford County. North Carolina Theater Arts Educators (NCTAE) recently named Keith Taylor, theater teacher …

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Elementary Students Celebrate International Walk to School Day

Students hoped to raise awareness by walking to school together Greensboro, NC - A colorful parade appeared on the sidewalks leading to Irving Park Elementary Wednesday. Students, their parents and community members marked International Walk to Scho…

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GCS Reports Slight Increase in SAT Scores

The Early College at Guilford Earns Highest Score in the State Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools’ (GCS) Class of 2014 earned an average combined score of 1435 on the SAT college admissions exam, up two points from the previous year. The Co…

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Nearly Eighty Percent of GCS Third Graders Meet Reading Proficiency Standards

GCS’ proficiency numbers are on track with the rest of the state Greensboro, NC -- Nearly 79 percent (78.9 percent) of Guilford County Schools’ third grade students met the reading proficiency standards under North Carolina’s Read to Achieve p…

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Guilford County Schools Names New Director of PACE Project

Personalized Learning team member brings wealth of varied experiences to position Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools’ Personalized Achievement, Curriculum and Environment, or PACE, project has a new director. At its Oct. 7 meeting, the Guilf…

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GCS Teams with Religious Leaders for Faith Partnership Summit

Keynote Address to Focus on Collaboration Greensboro, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools and community faith leaders will team up for the GCS Faith Partnership Summit 2014 at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Greensboro. The Faith Partnership Summit is a r…

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This Week in GCS: College Preparation, Walking for a Cause and New Experiences

Thursday, Oct. 9 How to Get Into College, 6 p.m. (Northern Guilford High School, 7101 Spencer Dixon Road, Greensboro) – Students at Northern High will get the inside scoop on how to get into the college of their dreams. The school is hosting a Col…

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From Boys to Men: Helping African-American Boys Excel

Greensboro, N.C---To help narrow the achievement gap between African-American males and other students in Guilford County, Guilford County Schools (GCS) will host the second-annual “From Boys to Men: Parents Helping their African-American Sons Achi…

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Irving Park Elementary Students Participate in International Walk to School Day

What: Groups of students and parents from Irving Park Elementary will raise awareness about pedestrian safety and encourage healthy living when they participate in International Walk to School Day. According to the World Health Organization, road tr…

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Thousands of Students to Attend College Night

Greensboro, NC - Thousands of high school students will gather to learn about different colleges and how to pay for them at GCS’s annual COLLEGE NIGHT. The event usually draws about 4,000 participants each year. Admissions counselors from more tha…

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New GCS Initiative Targeted at Engaging More Parents in Schools

Schools Ask Parents to Apply for Title I Parent Ambassador PositionsGreensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools look to meet the diverse needs of families through the new Title I Parent Ambassador program. Studies show a strong tie between parental inv…

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SECU Donates Furniture to GCS Schools

Greensboro, NC -- Principals from four GCS schools wasted no time claiming furniture, filing cabinets, clocks and decorations for their schools Wednesday. State Employees Credit Union (SECU) donated all of the furniture from one of their former build…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for October 6-12, 2014

Monday, October 66:00 pm --- Architect Selection Committee meeting (Room 100, Washington Street Annex) Tuesday, October 79:00 am --- High Point Central building advisory team meeting (school office conference room)5:15 pm --- New Principals Receptio…

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This Week in GCS: Generous Donations and Expanding Education

Wednesday, Oct. 1Students Learn By Walking to School, 7:15 a.m. (Lindley Elementary, 2700 Camden Road, Greensboro) – Students at Lindley Elementary will add an extra level of learning to their lessons by walking to school Wednesday. Students are ma…

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Diversity Office Assistant Named GCS Employee of the Month

Tiffany Douglas serves multiple teams with professionalism and courtesy Greensboro, N.C---Tiffany Douglas’ responsibilities have expanded greatly since she was hired two years ago. As office support to the Diversity Office, she originally reported…

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Hughes Honored with Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Award

Greensboro, NC -- John Hughes, athletic director for Northwest High, recently received the Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) for Region 5. The NCHSAA gives the award to athlet…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for September 29 – October 5, 2014

Tuesday, September 30 at 2:00 pm - Long Term Board Appeal (Garrett, Routh, Buffington) (120 Franklin Blvd.) Wednesday, October 1 at 12:30 pm - Legislative Committee Meeting (Eugene Street Swann Room)Upcoming EventsMon, Oct. 6, 6:00 pm - Architect Se…

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GCS Looks to Increase STEM Presence in Middle Schools

The Board of Education approves grant application in partnership with UNC-G Greensboro, NC -- A proposal designed to put more scientists into middle school science classrooms is moving forward. At its meeting Thursday night, the Guilford County Boar…

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GCS Announces 2014-2015 Graduation Schedule

Greensboro, NC - After announcing a record breaking graduation rates for the 2013-14 school year, GCS is working toward another great graduation season in 2015. The 2014-15 graduation celebrations will be held between May 20 and August 13 and includ…

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GCS Students Named Semi-Finalists in Competitive National Achievement Scholarship Program

Greensboro, NC -- The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized 10 Guilford County Schools seniors for their academic accomplishments through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.Out of the 160,000 Black American high school juniors w…

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GCS Student Earns Advisory Position to National Council

Danasia Eubanks is one of 10 high school and college students from around the country selected to serve Greensboro, N.C---Danasia Eubanks, a student at the Middle College at Bennett, has the ear of a national organization designed to develop young l…

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Northern Guilford High and PTA Earn National Recognition

Named a School of Excellence by National PTA Greensboro, NC -- Northern High and its PTSA were recently named a National PTA “School of Excellence” for their achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. Northern High is one of …

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This Week in GCS: Tdap Deadline, Tips for Parents and Fun

Thursday, Sept. 25 Parents Learn How To Encourage Learning Everywhere, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  (Wiley Elementary, 600 W. Terrell St., Greensboro) – Learning doesn’t have to stop when children walk out of school. Parent involvement is crucial to …

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GCS Announces 2014 Principal, Teacher of the Year

Cirincione, Gorham take top honors at district’s Celebration of Excellence event Greensboro, N.C---A teacher whose creative energy inspires her students and a principal who holds the key to turnaround success were named the district’s 2014 Teach…

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Guilford County Board of Ed Reviewing Changes to Donation Policy

Greensboro, NC -- The Guilford County Board of Education is reviewing proposed changes to the way Guilford County Schools (GCS) accepts and uses donations made both to the district and to individual schools. The changes are designed to simplify the r…

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GCS Celebration of Excellence to Honor Extraordinary Educators

District will name Principal, Teacher of the Year Greensboro, NC -- It’s the party of the year for Guilford County Schools. The annual Celebration of Excellence will be held at Page High School (201 Alma Pinnix Drive, Greensboro) to recognize the …

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This Week in GCS: Celebration of Excellence and Parent Engagement Conference

Thursday, Sept. 18 Teachers, Principals and Schools Honored at Celebration of Excellence, 4:30 to 7 p.m. (Page High School, 201 Alma Pinnix Dr., Greensboro) – It’s the party of the year for Guilford County Schools. The annual Celebration of Excel…

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Calendar of Events: Sept 15-21, 2014

Monday, September 15No Events Tuesday, September 166:00 pm Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street Board Room) Wednesday, September 179:00 am Bluford Elementary School building advisory team meeting (school media center)12:00 pm Smith High School…

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Deadline Approaches for Required Immunizations

Greensboro, NC -- Dozens of Guilford County Schools (GCS) students excluded from school on Wednesday, September 10, unless they bring in proof of immunizations. North Carolina state law requires all students to have required immunizations by the fir…

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Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro Ranked as Top High School

School Ranked in Newsweek’s Top High Schools Greensboro, NC -- The Middle College at GTCC Greensboro made Newsweek’s list of Top High Schools in the country. The school ranked #259 on the overall list and #70 in the list of Top Schools for Low I…

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This Week in GCS: Honoring Parents and Heroes

Friday, Sept. 12Herbin-Metz Education Center Offers Pet Therapy to Students, 12 p.m. (400 O’Ferrell St., Greensboro) – Students will get a little extra fun and therapy at Herbin-Metz Education Center. The center is offering pet therapy on the sec…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for September 8-14, 2014

Wednesday, September 10 9:00 am --- Guilford Middle School building advisory team meeting (administration conference room) Thursday, September 11 11:00 am --- Allen Jay Middle building advisory team meeting (administration conference room) 2:00 pm --…

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Grandparents Visit GCS Students on Grandparent’s Day

Greensboro, NC -- Smiles, hugs and kisses filled the cafeterias at Millis and Reedy Fork Elementary Schools Friday, September 5, 2014 when grandparent’s visited their students to celebrate Grandparent’s Day. Millis Elementary students invited th…

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Guilford County Schools Records Higher EOG, EOC Scores in 2013-14

76 percent of schools meet or exceed academic-growth goals Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools (GCS) had higher scores on 2013-14 End-of-Grade (EOG) and End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. Students also improved in all other state measures, includ…

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GCS Students Take Lesson from U.S. Ambassador

Greensboro, N.C. – Students at Eastern High School talked international politics with the U.S. Ambassador to Sudan Wednesday On Spetember 3.Ambassador Jerry Lanier took time to speak with Advanced Placement students studying Human Geography and Gov…

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Guilford County Schools Graduation Rate Reaches New High of 88.5 Percent

District’s rate exceeds state average of 83.8 percent, jumps 2.3 points from 2013 Greensboro, NC - For the sixth consecutive year, Guilford County Schools’ (GCS) graduation rate has set a new record. The Class of 2014 had a graduation rate of 88…

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This Week in GCS: Students Celebrate New Opportunities, Reading and Their Grandparents

Friday, Sept. 5 First-Grade Students Eat Special Lunch as Part of Common Core Lesson, 10:15 - 11 a.m. (Murphey Traditional Academy, 2306 Ontario St., Greensboro) – Students at Murphey Traditional Academy recently finished reading “Sandwich Swap,â…

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Print Shop Supervisor Named GCS Employee of the Month

Cooke manages millions of documents for district’s schools and departments Greensboro, NC - Emily Cooke was being called in to advise on a print job, something quite routine for this print shop supervisor. But yesterday, it was different. The veter…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for September 1-7, 2014

Thursday, September 412:30 pm - Legislative Committee meeting (Eugene Street Swann Room)Upcoming EventsMon, Sept. 8, 9:00 am - Ragsdale High building advisory team meeting (school media center)Wed, Sept. 10, 9:00 am - Guilford Middle School building …

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GCS Appoints New Executive Director of Accountability and Research

Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools has a new Executive Director of Accountability and Research. The superintendent announced the appointment of Dr. Judith M. Penny during the Guilford County Board of Education’s Aug. 28 meeting.In her new rol…

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Naming of Immaculate Heart of Mary Building Open for Comment

Public comments can be submitted by Sept. 27 Greensboro, NC - In response to input received from the community, Guilford County Schools (GCS) invites the public to provide feedback on the naming of the Immaculate Heart of Mary building, the newly pur…

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GCS Improving Education for Students with Disabilities

Department of Exceptional Children Presents Improvement Plan to Board of Education Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools Exceptional Children staff presented a comprehensive plan to improve the educational experience for all students served by the…

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Parents Invited to First-Ever Joint GCS Parent Conference

The parent engagement conference will take place Sept. 20 at Smith HighGreensboro, NC - For the first time ever, the Guilford County Council of PTAs, the Guilford County Schools (GCS) Title I Department and Guilford Parent Academy have joined forces …

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Everything You Need to Know About Back to School

Guilford County Schools prepares for the start of a new school yearGreensboro, NC - Back to classes, back to books – and tablets, dance classes, new reading programs and a new school. Summer vacation is winding down and it’s time for students to …

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ACT Scores for GCS Improve in 2014

Scores for GCS juniors rose 0.4 points from previous classGreensboro, NC - The ACT composite score for Guilford County Schools’ Class of 2014 improved slightly from the previous graduating class as reported in the ACT’s annual report released tod…

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Guilford Parent Academy Kicks Off Year by Bringing Parents, Teachers Together

Middle school representatives invited to summit on helping parents help their children in school Greensboro, NC -- Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) is gearing up for the 2014-15 school year, ready to provide families with free workshops, online videos …

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Board Solicits Feedback on GCS Dress Code Policy

Public can share opinion on existing policy until Sept. 11 Greensboro, NC - At its meeting Tuesday, the Board of Education voted to invite public comment on its existing dress code policy and procedure,Policy JCDB and Procedure JCDB-P, for a period…

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Board Approves Names for Southeast, Andrews Facilities

Baseball field, gymnasium named for former teachers and coaches Greensboro, NC - At its meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Education approved two names for athletic facilities in honor of former coaches and teachers who served many years in Guilford C…

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GCS Bus Stop Information Now Available

Bus stops for 2014-15 are listed on the GCS website and in hard copy at schools Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools (GCS) bus stop information for the 2014-15 school year is now available. Bus stop times and locations are available through the…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for August 11-17, 2014

Tuesday, August 1211:30 am - HUB Advisory Committee meeting (Eugene Street Board Room)4:30 pm - BOE Panel Appeal Hearing (Routh and Buffington) (Eugene Street Swann Room)5:00 pm - Closed Session for Full Board Student Reassignment Hearings (Eugene St…

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Guilford County Schools News Update: Tdap Deadline One Week Away

More than 800 students face exclusion for noncompliance Hundreds of Guilford County Schools (GCS) students could be excluded from school next Wednesday, Sept. 24, unless they bring in proof of immunizations. According to North Carolina state law, a…

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School Social Worker Named GCS Employee of the Month

Dudley's Ann Reeder goes the extra mile to keep kids moving toward successGreensboro, NC - Social worker Ann Reeder feels a twinge of pride when she sees the students she's helped walk the stage at graduation. Certain names, she knows, were more diff…

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Global Company Thinks Local; Presents Donation to Newcomers School

With a main office in Germany, Ziehl-Abegg Global is thinking local. The 40 employees in the company’s local office wanted to celebrate its 10th anniversary in Greensboro by giving back. The Doris Henderson Newcomers School, a school that serves r…

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GCS Schools Open Doors for 2014-15 School Year

Early and Middle Colleges, Academies and Extended Year Schools Begin this Week Greensboro, NC - Students at one of the best high schools in the country will be headed back to class August 5, 2014 to kick off the 2014-15 school year. The Early Colleg…

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Hard Work, Can-Do Attitude Pay off for Northern High Grad

Northern High Graduate wins car at Cool to Be Smart eventGreensboro, NC - People around Olivia Koval often asked her why she was taking so many challenging classes. “You are missing out on the best years,” they told her. But the hard work paid of…

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Open House Dates Set for Guilford County Schools

Schools welcome parents and students back to campus for the 2014-15 school yearGreensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools (GCS) will welcome students and parents back to school at open houses scheduled throughout the month of August.  Families are enc…

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GCS Names New Principal of Triangle Lake Montessori

Greensboro, N.C. – Triangle Lake Montessori will have a new principal August month. GCS Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green announced at the July 24 Board of Education meeting that Dr. Pamela Ford-Brown will lead the school.Ford-Brown has served …

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Student Participation in Athletics Policy, Procedure Approved

Greensboro, N.C. –  The Board of Education approved the revisions made to Policy JI and Procedure JI-P, which outline student participation in interscholastic athletics.At its spring Board of Directors meeting, the North Carolina High School Athle…

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Western High Receives National High Schools That Work Award

Greensboro, N.C. – Western High received a national High Schools That Work (HSTW) Gold Improvement Award, which recognizes local school leaders and teachers that have improved school practices and increased student achievement. The award was prese…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for July 21-27, 2014

Monday, July 219:00 am - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Hayes, Routh, Buffington) (Room 120, Franklin Blvd) Tuesday, July 229:00 am - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Hayes, Price, Foster) (900 English Road, Board Room at Pruette SCALE Academy, High Point, NC…

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GCS Receives National Awards for Communication

GCS Chief of Staff Nora Carr honored for work as President of NSPRA Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools (GCS) was recently recognized among school districts nationwide for effective communications by the National School Public Relations Associ…

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Northern High Graduate Receives National Merit Scholarship

Annie Sauer joins previously announced winners, will attend Auburn University Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools added another National Merit Scholarship winner to its ranks this week. Annie Sauer, a 2014 graduate of Northern High, joined two…

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CTE Student Takes Home Gold at Skills USA

Weaver Academy student William Clontz succeeds in telecommunication cablingGreensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools is home to the best student in the country when it comes to telecommunication cabling. Career and Technical Education (CTE) student Wi…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for July 14-20, 2014

Monday, July 149:00 am - Ragsdale High building advisory team meeting (school media center) Tuesday, July 159:00 am - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Garrett, Welborn, Price) (Room 120, Franklin Blvd)2:00 pm - Construction Advisory Committee meeting (Roo…

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New Principal Named at Eastern Middle

Christopher Tolliver currently serves as assistant principal at Dudley High Greensboro, N.C. – At its meeting Tuesday July 8, the Board of Education approved Christopher Tolliver as the new principal of Eastern Middle. Tolliver has served as assi…

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Statement Regarding Bianca Tanner from Guilford County Schools

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Bianca Tanner at this sad news. She was a dedicated teacher and colleague, and her loss will be felt by those who had the privilege to know her. We will continue to keep her loved ones in our thoughts…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for July 7-13, 2014

Tuesday, July 84:00 pm - Closed Session for Full Board Student Reassignment Hearings (Eugene Street Board Room)6:00 pm - Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street Board Room) Wednesday, July 99:00 am - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Duncan, Garrett, Ale…

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Guilford County Schools Celebrates Fifth Year of Summer Arts Institute

Enrichment program returns with new locations, opportunities for younger students Greensboro, NC - The Summer Arts Institute returns to Guilford County Schools for a fifth year, and students as young as second grade will be exploring all areas of th…

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Office Support Named Guilford County Schools Employee of the Month

Deborah Bryant is the “face” of Laughlin Professional Development Center Greensboro, NC - By definition she plays a supporting role, but ask any of the employees at Laughlin Professional Development Center what Debby Bryant means to their team, …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for June 30 – July 6, 2014

Tuesday, July 112:30 pm - Legislative Committee meeting (Eugene Street Swann Room)6:00 pm - Closed Session for Full Board Student Reassignment Hearings (Eugene Street Board Room) Upcoming Events  Mon, July 7, 9:00 am - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Gar…

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Student Participation in Athletics Policy, Procedure Open for Comment

Public comments can be submitted by July 21 Greensboro, NC - The Board of Education voted on a 28-day public comment period to receive feedback on Policy JI and Procedure JI-P, which outline student participation in interscholastic athletics. At it…

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PACE Tablet Replacement Procedure Open for Feedback

Public comments can be submitted by July 21Greensboro, NC - Staff presented a Personalized Achievement Curriculum and Environment, or PACE, update to the board at its meeting on Tuesday and discussed revisions made to the tablet replacement procedure…

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Naming of Southeast High Baseball Field, Andrews High Gymnasium Open for Comment

Public comments and additional nominations can be submitted by July 24 Greensboro, NC – In response to input received from the community, Guilford County Schools (GCS) invites the public to provide feedback on the naming of two athletic facilities …

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Guilford County Schools Names Principals to Three Schools

Greensboro, NC - Three schools – Lindley Elementary, Greensboro College Middle College and The Middle College at GTCC-High Point – will have new leaders starting July 1.  Cheri Keels will serve as principal of Greensboro College Middle College. …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - June 23-29, 2014

Tuesday, June 249:00 am BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Foster, Price, Routh) (900 English Road, Board Room at Pruette SCALE Academy, High Point, NC)4:00 pm Closed Session for Full Board Student Reassignment Hearings (Eugene Street Board Room)6:00 pm Boar…

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Western High Grad Wins Car at Cool to Serve Event

Jenisa Henry heads to Wingate University in her new Dodge DartGreensboro, NC - Jenisa Henry felt great after winning an iPod nano, one of 45 Apple prizes raffled off at Guilford County Schools’ third Cool to Serve event. But Jenisa’s luck wasn’…

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Twenty-eight GCS Teachers Join Governor’s Teacher Network

Greensboro, N.C. – Twenty-eight GCS teachers are part of an elite network of educators from across the state who will be working to create professional development or instructional resources to benefit North Carolina schools. These teachers have b…

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Board Member Ed Price Recognized by ScottCares Foundation

Price received the 2014 Humanitarian in Education award Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Board of Education member Ed Price received the 2014 Humanitarian in Education award at the ScottCares Foundation’s eighth annual scholarship and humanitarian…

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Exceptional Children Department Seeks Feedback on Survey

Greensboro, NC -- The Exceptional Children (EC) Department is continuing to seek feedback for an important survey that will impact the strategies associated with its three-year department plan. Parent and community input are essential as the departm…

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Summer Nutrition Program Begins June 18, 2014

Greensboro, NC - The school year may be over for most, but school nutrition workers are gearing up for the district’s annual summer nutrition program, which will open Wednesday at 16 school sites across the county. A 17th site will open June 25 at …

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Transportation Deadline for Traditional Schools

Parents can pick up form at school or transportation office, or download online Greensboro, NC - A transportation deadline is quickly approaching for some parents or guardians of GCS students attending traditional schools. The transportation request…

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Transportation Deadline for Traditional Schools

Parents can pick up form at school or transportation office, or download online Greensboro, NC - A transportation deadline is quickly approaching for some parents or guardians of GCS students attending traditional schools. The transportation request…

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GCS Returns to Four-Day Work Week

Modified schedule has saved more than $1.1 million over past three summers Greensboro, NC -- Started on Monday, June 16, most Guilford County Schools employees will work 10 hours a day, four days a week, and will be off on Fridays. In just the past …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for June 16-22, 2014

Monday, June 165:30 pm - Graduation – Eastern High (Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center)8:00 pm - Graduation – Page High (Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center)9:00 am - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Alexander, Belton, Garrett) (Room 120, …

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GCS High Schools Promote Safe Graduation Events

Celebrations include a drug-free message for recent graduatesGreensboro, NC - The headlines happen every year. Somewhere in this country, a recent graduate is injured or even killed as the result of alcohol or drugs. But it doesn’t have to happen.F…

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Class of 2014 Earns Record-High Scholarship Offers

Students offered nearly $150 million, an increase of $22.9 million from 2013 Greensboro, NC - Just apply. That was the message that Principal Patrice Faison and the counseling staff at Page High sent to graduating seniors regarding the scholarship ap…

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Board Approves Boundary Change for Birkhaven Subdivision

Greensboro, N.C---At its meeting Tuesday, June 10, 2014 the Board of Education approved a boundary change that will affect families in the Birkhaven subdivision. The subdivision spans the boundary line between Stokesdale Elementary and Oak Ridge Ele…

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GCS Names Two New Principals

Greensboro, N.C---Two Guilford County elementary schools are getting new leaders. GCS Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green announced the appointments during the June 10 Board of Education meeting. Jonita Taylor will be the new principal of Shadybro…

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Student Reassignment Request Deadline is July 1, 2014

Greensboro, NC -- The deadline for student reassignment requests is quickly approaching.  Requests must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in order to be considered for the 2014-15 school year. Parents may request to have their children…

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This Week in GCS: Celebrations, Goodbyes Abound During Graduation Ceremonies, Last Day of School

This Week’s GraduationsRemaining Class of 2014 Students to Graduate this Week (Various locations) – Twilight High School kicks off the final round of graduation ceremonies for the GCS Class of 2014. Twenty-one ceremonies will be held through June…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for June 9-15, 2014

Tuesday, June 109:00 am ----  BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Alexander, Belton, Hayes (Room 120, Franklin Blvd)12:30 am ---- HUB Advisory Committee meeting (Eugene Street Board Room)4:00 pm ---- Graduation - Gateway Education Center (Gateway Auditorium)…

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Two GCS Schools Sharing Love of Reading Through Free Libraries

Allen Jay Elementary, General Greene ACES Students Helping Provide Books to CommunityGreensboro, NC - Looking for more books to read this summer? Two GCS schools are creating free mini-libraries to help you on your quest, and you can help them succee…

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Chorus Teacher Named Guilford County Schools Employee of the Month

Nicholas Daniel is a first-year teacher at Northeast Middle Greensboro, NC - Music is the universal language, and Northeast Middle chorus teacher Nicholas Daniel knows that popular music is the language of middle-schoolers. That’s why he uses curr…

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Distribution of Materials Policy and Procedure Open for Comment

Greensboro, NC -- At its May 29 meeting, the Board of Education voted on a 30-day public comment period for Policy KI and Procedure KI-P, Distribution of Materials. Comments on the policy should be submitted to policies@gcsnc.com or via courier or U…

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GCS Schools Recognized Globally for Character Education Programs

The Character Education Partnership recognizes best practices and unique programs Greensboro, NC -- Fourteen Guilford County schools and a district program earned the Character Education Partnership’s Promising Practice Award, which showcases inno…

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Guilford County Schools Names Principals for Northern, Northeast Middle

Current GCS principals Aaron Woody and Jamie King take new leadership roles Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools announced that current principals Aaron Woody and Jamie King will be the principals at Northern Middle and Northeast Middle, respect…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for June 2-8, 2014

Thursday, June 59:00 am - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Buffington, Price, Routh) (Room 120, Franklin Blvd) Upcoming Events Mon, June 9, 9:00 am - BOE Panel Appeal Hearings (Belton, Garrett, Quick) (Room 120, Franklin Blvd)Mon, June 9, 9:00 am - Ragsda…

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GCS Reading Campaign, Grant Gets Students Reading on the Go

District adding thousands of eBooks to help keep kids reading 20 minutes per day Greensboro, NC - Parents, what free activity can your kids do each day to help them get better grades, increase their test scores and be more likely to get high-paying …

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GCS Working To Resolve Payroll Issue

Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools (GCS) learned this morning that a problem occurred during its $21.7 million payroll transfer to Bank of America. At this time, we are not clear why the transfer that was sent by GCS on Wednesday was not acce…

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GCS Names Principals for Four Schools

Superintendent also names new Executive Director of Student Services and Character Development Greensboro, NC -- Four Guilford County Schools are getting new leaders, and the district’s signature character-development initiative will have a new ch…

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Two GCS Seniors Receive College-Sponsored National Merit Awards

Recipients Will Attend Tulane University, University of South CarolinaGreensboro, NC - The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the first round of winners of its college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships, which includes two GCS gradua…

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This Week in GCS: Principal Camps on School Roof for United Way and Thousands Expected at Family Fun Day’s New Location

Friday, May 30Eastern High Teacher Brings Hands-On Science to Sedalia Elementary, 7:40 to 8:45 a.m. (Sedalia Elementary, 6120 Burlington Road, Sedalia) – Eastern High science teacher Thomas Hefner will be showing fourth-grade students at Sedalia El…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for May 26 – June 1, 2014

Tuesday, May 272:00 pm - BOE Long Term Panel Hearing (Duncan, Buffington, Welborn) (Room 120, Franklin Blvd.)7:00 pm - Graduation – The Middle College at GTCC-High Point (GTCC Koury Auditorium) Wednesday, May 289:30 am - Southeast High building ad…

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Guilford Parent Academy Expanding Grassroots Parent Coordinator Program

The program allows GCS to provide parent volunteers with a stipend for their contributionsGreensboro, NC - Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) is expanding the Grassroots Parent Coordinator program to include all 24 middle schools during the 2014-15 school…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for May 19-25, 2014

Wednesday, May 216:00 pm - Graduation – The Middle College at GTCC-Jamestown (GTCC Koury Auditorium) Thursday, May 2210:00 am - Graduation – Greensboro College Middle College (Greensboro College Odell Auditorium)2:00 pm - Graduation – The Midd…

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This Week in GCS: Computer Giveaways at Two Schools and GCS Goes Digital to Promote Reading on the Go

Wednesday, May 21Joyner Elementary Completes Service-Learning Project With Food Donation, 1 p.m. (Joyner Elementary, 3300 Normandy Road, Greensboro) - Capping off a school-wide food drive, first-grade students at Joyner Elementary will present a dona…

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Three GCS Schools Named National Schools of Character

National recognition continues for the district’s character development initiative Greensboro, NC - It’s official: three Guilford County schools are 2014 National Schools of Character.  Colfax Elementary, Southern Middle and Southwest Middle we…

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Board of Education Approves 2014-15 Budget Request

Next step: County Manager will present recommended budget to commissioners on May 22, 2014Greensboro, NC - The Guilford County Board of Education approved a $207 million budget request for local funding at its May 13 meeting. That request will go to …

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Board Approves Turnaround Plans for Fairview, Hampton

Hampton Elementary will drop year-round calendar for 2014-15 Greensboro, NC - More time in the classroom for students and more professional development for teachers are part of the plans to improve student achievement at Fairview Elementary and Hamp…

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New Principal Named for Grimsley High School

GCS veteran returns to district to lead Whirlies Greensboro, NC - At its meeting on Tuesday, the Guilford County Board of Education named Charles Blanchard as the new principal at Grimsley High School. He is currently the principal of James B. Hunt …

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Board Chooses Vendor for Disparity Study

MGT of America awarded contract to examine district’s purchasing process Greensboro, NC - At its meeting Tuesday, the Guilford County Board of Education approved a vendor for a district-wide disparity study that will examine the district’s purch…

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Guilford County Council of PTAs Honors Volunteers, Schools, Staff

2014-15 officers also elected during annual meeting Greensboro, NC - It was lights, camera, action... at the Guilford County Council of PTAs annual awards celebration and meeting on Thursday, May 8. Guests arrived on the red carpet, surrounded by bu…

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GCS Graduation Season Begins May 15, 2014

Early College at Guilford ceremony marks first of 30 graduation programs Greensboro, N.C. – For most of the Class of 2014, graduation is still weeks away, but for the 45 graduating seniors at The Early College at Guilford, only three days remain u…

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Judge Signs Preliminary Injunction in 25 Percent Mandate Lawsuit

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools received the final signed preliminary injunction in the 25 percent mandate lawsuit On, Friday, May 9, 2014. The Honorable Richard L. Doughton, Special Superior Court Judge, signed the order today. It appli…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for May 12-18, 2014

Tuesday, May 1311:30 am - HUB Advisory Team meeting (Eugene Street Board Room)9:00 am - Safety Committee meeting (Room 203, 120 Franklin Blvd., Greensboro, NC)6:00 pm - Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street Board Room) Thursday, May 152:00 pm - …

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This Week in GCS: NASCAR Comes to Archer Elementary, Take Two for the Grasshoppers Game and Graduation Season Begins

Tuesday, May 13Archer Elementary Students to Learn “It’s Cool to Wear a Helmet,” 9 a.m. (Archer Elementary, 2610 Four Season Blvd., Greensboro) - Members of the No. 3 NASCAR Nationwide Series pit crew will be at Archer Elementary on Tuesday to …

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Four GCS Schools Win NEED Energy Conservation Awards

Shadybrook Elementary, Northern Middle and Southern High take first in state awardsGreensboro, NC - Each year, the National Energy Education Development (NEED) project honors school-based efforts to promote an energy-conscious and energy-educated soc…

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Eleven GCS Students Named National Merit or Achievement Winners

Most will receive $2,500 scholarship to attend the school of their choice Greensboro, NC -- The Guilford County Schools (GCS) Class of 2014 includes five National Merit Scholarship winners, two corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholars and four Na…

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ESL Teacher Named GCS Employee of the Month

Vanessa Esquivel is also Teacher of the Year at Oak View ElementaryGreensboro, NC - As an English-as-a-Second-Language teacher at Oak View Elementary, Vanessa Esquivel has to keep up with curriculum for six grade levels and more than 40 students thro…

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More GCS Students to Receive Free Meals Through Federal Program

Community Eligibility Provision allows all students in qualifying schools to eat for free Greensboro, NC -- A newly expanded federal program will make it easier for children in Guilford County Schools (GCS) to receive free breakfast and lunch, witho…

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Guilford County Schools News - May 5, 2014

Thursday, May 8 Morehead Elementary Dance Students Perform at PTI, 10:45 - 11:40 a.m. (1000 A Ted Johnson Parkway, Greensboro) – Twenty-three Morehead Elementary students will perform a dance they have been choreographing since March at PTI Airport…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events for May 5-11, 2014

Tuesday, May 68:30 am Budget Line-By-Line Review meeting (Eugene Street Board Room)9:00 am High Point Central High building advisory team meeting (office conference room) Thursday, May 811:00 am Allen Jay Middle building advisory team meeting (jobsi…

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This Week in GCS: Students Experience A Day Without Shoes; A Day At the Ballpark; Irving Park Celebrates 90th Birthday

Wednesday, April 30 GCS Sixth-Graders Enjoy Free ‘Hoppers Game, 10:45 a.m. (NewBridge Bank Park, 408 Bellemeade St., Greensboro) – More than 6,000 sixth-graders will fill the stands at NewBridge Bank Park on Wednesday as the Greensboro Grasshoppe…

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Parents Invited to Update Meetings on PACE Initiative

GCS middle schools are holding parent meetings throughout the spring to keep parents informed Greensboro, NC - Middle schools across the county are hosting spring parent meetings to provide an update on the PACE initiative. The PACE project, short …

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Sixth-Grade Grasshoppers Game Rescheduled

Please note the change below that was included in News Tips The Sixth-Grade Grasshoppers game has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 13 at 10:45 a.m.Wednesday, April 30GCS Sixth-Graders Enjoy Free ‘Hoppers Game, 10:45 a.m. (NewBridge Bank Park, 408 …

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Birkhaven Subdivision Boundary Open for Public Comment

Comments can be sent on or before May 29 Greensboro, NC - At the April 29 board meeting, facilities staff presented three potential boundaries for the Birkhaven subdivision located in northwestern Guilford County. The Guilford County Board of Educat…

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Lunch Prices to Increase 10 Cents for 2014-15

Federal guidelines will move meal cost to $2.65 for all grade levels Greensboro, NC - At its meeting on Tuesday, April 29, the Guilford County Board of Education approved a lunch price increase of 10 cents for the 2014-15 school year. The new price …

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GCS Superintendent Honored by Community Organization

Superintendent Green was given the Man of the Year award Greensboro, NC -- Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green was presented the Man of the Year award by the Greensboro Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Cl…

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GCS Administrator Named to Women in Business List

Chief Human Resources Officer Shirley Morrison honored by Triad Business Journal Greensboro, NC -- Chief Human Resources Officer Shirley Morrison has supported public education for more than 30 years. Her dedication, leadership and community service…

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U.S. News Names Ragsdale High as No. 6 school in N.C.

Southern High also makes the annual high school rankings at No. 32 in state Greensboro, NC - U.S. News & World Report has ranked Ragsdale High as the No. 6 school in the state on its 2014 list of Best High Schools. The school is ranked at No. 96…

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This Week in GCS: Haynes-Inman Students are Ready to Roll,Washington Montessori Celebrates Success

Wednesday, April 23 Washington Montessori Celebrates National Award, 9 a.m. (Washington Montessori Cafeteria, 1110 E. Washington St., Greensboro) – Washington Montessori won the Vision in Action award from ASCD, and now it’s time to celebrate thi…

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Board of Education Calendar of Program - April 21-27, 2014

Thursday, April 24 at 11:30 am - Budget meeting (Eugene Street Board Room) Upcoming Events Tues, April 29, 2:00 pm - Construction Advisory Committee tour of Guilford Middle School (320 Lindley Road, Greensboro, NC)Tues, April 29, 6:00 pm - Board of …

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Guilford County Schools Names Rookie Teacher, Mentor of the Year

The winners and finalists were recognized at annual breakfast  Greensboro, NC - Time management and organizing engaging lesson plans are just two of the challenges first-year teachers face. For Setoria Moore of Wiley Elementary, she also had a uniqu…

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This Week in GCS: The Art of Bookmaking and What You Can Learn From Flying a Kite

Monday, April 21, 2014Parkview Village Goes Kiting for Education, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Parkview Village Elementary, 325 Gordon St., High Point) - Math, writing, science, dance, music, art and drama – all of these subjects will be explored as Parkvi…

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4th Annual GCS Family Fun Day at City Lake Park

Free event at City Lake Park is great way for families to spend quality time together Greensboro, NC -- Guilford Parent Academy invites families to enjoy a free day of activities together during the fourth annual GCS Family Fun Day. Family Fun Day …

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Man Charged With Bringing Weapon on Campus

Quick communication between officers, GCS staff leads to safe resolution Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man on April 10, 2014 afternoon charges related to bringing a loaded gun on the Southern Guilford High School …

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Guilford County Schools Students Selected for Governor’s School

Greensboro, NC – Thirty-six Guilford County Schools (GCS) students were selected to attend the 2014 Governor’s School of North Carolina, the nation’s oldest statewide summer residential program for academically gifted students. Located on the c…

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New Principals Named for Simkins, Hampton Elementary Schools

Jordan, Maxwell both are proven leaders in GCS elementary schools Greensboro, NC - Two familiar faces in Guilford County Schools (GCS) will have new roles next year. Lisa Jordan, current principal at Pleasant Garden Elementary, has been appointed to…

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Public Invited to Comment on Two Revisions to Board Policy

Feedback will be accepted on proposed changes for a 30-day period Greensboro, NC - At its meeting Tuesday, the Board of Education voted to accept feedback on two proposed policy changes. The first, Policy CPGA regarding tobacco use, includes a name…

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State Tests To Be Scored on New Five-Level Scale

New levels will measure whether students are on grade level, on-track for college, career Greensboro, NC - Parents and students across Guilford County Schools – and across North Carolina – will see new achievement levels when they receive scores…

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It’s Time That We Stand up for Children as a Community and State

Superintendent’s recommended budget includes request for $19.9 million in county increaseGreensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green is recommending that the Board of Education ask the county for $19.9 million in …

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New Principal Named for Fairview Elementary

Angela Dawson has record of improvement in Cumberland County Greensboro, NC - At its meeting on April 8, 2014, the Guilford County Board of Education named Angela Dawson as the new principal at Fairview Elementary. Dawson comes to Guilford County f…

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Washington Post Names GCS Schools Among Top in the Country

Greensboro, NC – Penn-Griffin School for the Arts earned recognition among the nation’s top 100 high schools, according to new rankings released today by The Washington Post. The school was ranked second among North Carolina high schools and 76th…

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Guilford County Schools News - April 7, 2014

Wednesday, April 9 Superintendent to Discuss Proposed Budget at Media Briefing, 10:30 a.m. (GCS Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro) – Following his presentation to the Board of Education on Tuesday, Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green and …

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GCS Volunteer Named National Winner of Senior Volunteer Contest

Thurman Haynes is one of GCS’ dedicated volunteers    Greensboro, NC -- At 97 years old - or maybe, young - Thurman Haynes is proving that age is just a number when it comes to volunteering. A daily volunteer at Haynes-Inman Education Center, H…

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GCS Taking Steps to Improve Student Success at Hampton Elementary University Partnership Magnet School

District takes proactive steps to address academic slide, school culture Greensboro, NC -- New leadership, new teachers and a new start - they’re all part of a plan to improve student performance and build a strong school family at Hampton Element…

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Youth and Media Festival Returns to Grimsley High School

YAMFest speakers to discuss hidden technology jobs, online communication Greensboro, NC -- Today’s technology gives us more creativity and opportunity to connect with others than in any previous generation. A group of students from Grimsley High i…

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State Releases Student Discipline, Dropout Data for 2012-13

GCS’ dropout rate decreases to 2.07 percent Greensboro, NC -- Many students believe that graduation just isn’t possible because of the obstacles they face, but dropout prevention teams and graduation coaches across Guilford County Schools (GCS) …

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This Week in GCS: Middle-School Opera, YAMFest Returns and Baseball Players Shave their Heads for Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, April 2 Parents Invited to Workshop on Building Character Through Self-Discipline, April’s Character Trait, 6-7 p.m. (Allen Middle, 1108 Glendale Drive, Greensboro) – Character development is about guiding children to make the right c…

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Fairview Elementary Prepares for Changes in Staff, Schedule

District takes proactive steps to address academic slide, school cultureGreensboro, NC - Big changes are coming to Fairview Elementary in the 2014-15 school year – all aimed at improving student performance and building a stronger school family. G…

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Community Groups Needed to Help Distribute Summer Meals

Greensboro, NC -- GCS will once again offer its summer meals program to help children who rely on the school district for meals during the school year. The district will offer four opportunities this week to train community volunteers who can help d…

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Guilford County Board of Ed Approves New Contract With Amplify

Agreement provides new tablets, extends partnership through 2017-18 school year Greensboro, NC - The Guilford County Board of Education approved a new contract with Amplify on Thursday, March 27. The contract provides new tablets for more than 19,20…

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GCS Seeks Community Readers, Book Donations

Volunteers needed for Community Reader Days, Give 5 Read 5 campaign Greensboro, NC - Reading may seem like a solitary endeavor, but improving literacy is a group effort. Guilford County Schools, Guilford Education Alliance and the Guilford County Co…

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Guilford County Board of Education Forgives Three School Make-Up Days

Greensboro, NC – The Guilford County Board of Education voted Thursday to forgive three student make-up days, including Wednesday, April 16, Thursday, April 17 and Monday, June 16. The last day of school for students attending traditional schools w…

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Two New District schools are Past the Halfway Mark to Completion

Greensboro, NC – The district’s two newest schools are past the halfway mark to completion, on track for a planned opening in August 2014. Facilities staff updated the Board of Education on those and other projects at its meeting Thursday. George…

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Guilford County Board Votes to Exercise Purchase Option for IHM Property

Greensboro, NC – The Guilford County Board of Education approved Thursday to move forward with purchasing the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School campus. The board approved moving forward with the option to purchase after receiving due diligen…

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District Web Technician Named GCS Employee of the Month

J.T. Tonkins called “Jedi Knight” of content management system Greensboro, NC - When you get 25 nominations for Employee of the Month, including one that calls you the “Jedi Knight” of the new district web system, you know you’re doing som…

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Guilford County Schools News - March 24, 2014

Thursday, March 27Exchange Students from South Korea to Speak at General Greene Elementary, 1 to 1:30 p.m. (General Greene Elementary, 1501 Benjamin Parkway, Greensboro) – As part of the IPC (International Programs Center) Global Outreach Program, …

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Board of Education Calendar of Program - March 24-30, 2014

Wednesday, March 268:30 am - Governance Committee meeting (Eugene Street Swann Room) Thursday, March 2711:00 am - Legislative Committee meeting (Eugene Street Swann Room)6:00 pm - Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street Board Room)  Upcoming Even…

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Jefferson, Northwest, Andrews Win GCS Battle of the Books

Northwest Middle will represent district at regional competition in AprilGreensboro, NC - More than 900 students on 80 teams from across the county were put to the test in the 2014 Guilford County Schools’ Battle of the Books competition last week.…

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Guilford County Schools News - March 17, 2014

Thursday, March 20Parents, Students Invited to Bullying Prevention Workshop, 6-8 p.m. (Ferndale Middle - Media Center, 701 Ferndale Blvd., High Point) – Guilford Parent Academy, Ferndale Middle and the GCS Character Development office invite parent…

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Guilford Board of Ed, GCS Superintendent, Durham School Board File Suit Against State Teacher-Tenure Law

Lawsuit asks court to declare legislative mandate unconstitutional Greensboro, NC -- The Guilford County Board of Education (GCS), GCS Superintendent Maurice O. Green and the Durham Public Schools Board of Education filed suit on March 17, 2014 in G…

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Washington Montessori Wins ASCD Vision in Action Award

The ASCD Vision in Action: Whole Child Award is a national award and the organization's highest honorGreensboro, NC - ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, announced Saturday that Washington Montessori i…

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Three GCS Schools Named National Schools of Character Finalists

Greensboro, NC – For the first time, three Guilford County schools have the chance to become 2014 National Schools of Character.  Colfax Elementary, Southern Middle and Southwest Middle were three of 50 schools and districts named national finalis…

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Three GCS Teachers Receives Science Grants of Nearly $11,000

Burroughs Wellcome Fund grants will buy supplies, training for inquiry-based learning Greensboro, NC -- Three GCS teachers have received grants totaling nearly $11,000 to strengthen the science opportunities available in their classrooms. Teachers a…

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Board of Education Calendar of Program - March 17-24, 2014

Tuesday, March 1811:30 am ---- HUB Advisory Committee meeting (Eugene Street Board Room)2:00 pm ---- Construction Advisory Committee meeting (touring Guilford Middle School, 320 Lindley Road, Greensboro, NC) Wednesday,  March 199:00 am ----  Grims…

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Board Seeks Public Comment on Donations Policy

Greensboro, NC – The Guilford County Board of Education is considering revisions to its policy regarding Contributions and Purchases by Outside Agencies for School Use, which governs community donations and partnerships. At its meeting on March 11,…

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Dads, Father Figures Invited to Male Summit

Ken Canion, Busta Brown headline event designed to strengthen parental bonds Greensboro, NC - Men, it’s time to add a few tools to your toolbox. A free event featuring two celebrity motivational speakers will give you the parenting tools to give y…

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Board of Education Calendar of Program - March 10-16, 2014

Thursday, March 1311:00 am - Allen Jay Middle School building advisory team meeting (jobsite trailer)2:00 pm - Simkins Elementary School building advisory team meeting (jobsite trailer) Friday, March 14No EventsSaturday, March 15No Events Sunday, M…

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Guilford County Schools News - March 10, 2014

Wednesday, March 12Guilford Parent Academy Helps you Master Common Core, 6 to 7 p.m. (Claxton Elementary, 4720 Pinetop Road, Greensboro) – Guilford Parent Academy will offer “Mastering Common Core: Help Your Child with Reading & Math” on We…

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GCS Announces ACT Make-Up Date

Test was scheduled for March 4, but schools were closed due to inclement weather Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools announced that eleventh-grade students will now take the statewide ACT test on Tuesday, March 18. The test was scheduled for Tu…

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Guilford County Schools News - March 3, 2014

Thursday, March 6Guest Readers Visit Pearce Elementary for Read Across America event, 8:30 a.m. (Pearce Elementary, 2006 Pleasant Ridge Road, Greensboro) – Special guest readers including Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughn will visit Pearce Elementary o…

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Board of Education Calendar: March 3 - 9, 2014

NO EVENTS THIS WEEKUpcoming Events Tues, March 11, 6:00 pm - Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street Board Room) Thurs, March 13, 12:30 pm - Legislative Committee meeting (Eugene Street Swann Room) Tues, March 18, 11:30 am - HUB Advisory Committee …

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GCS Schools Celebrate Read Across America Day

Annual Dr. Seuss event helps inspire young readers Greensboro, NC - Coming soon to a school near you – The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, maybe even Fox in Socks. Schools across Guilford County and across the country will celebrate Dr. Seuss…

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Board of Education Extends Superintendent’s Contract

Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green’s contract extended through June of 2017 Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green will have the opportunity to lead the district for at least another three years. The Gui…

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GCS Principal Named to 40 Leaders Under Forty List

Greensboro, NC - Working tirelessly to support her students and staff has earned Ashton Clemmons, principal of Oak Hill Elementary, a well-deserved community recognition. On Feb. 20, The Business Journal recognized Clemmons as one of 40 leaders on i…

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Guilford County Schools News - February 24, 2014

Tuesday, Feb. 25Students, Parents Invited to See What CTE Can Offer, 5-7 p.m. (Weaver Academy, 300 S. Spring St., Greensboro) – The Career and Technical Education department will host a free CTE Showcase on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wea…

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GCS to Host CTE Showcase on February 25, 2014

Media invited to preview logistics program Monday at Western HighWe want our products, and we want them now. Getting them there faster and more efficiently is just one of the reasons that logistics is one of the hottest career fields of the future, e…

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Guilford County Schools News: February 10-16, 2014

Upcoming Events Fri, Feb. 21, 2:00 pm - Love the Bus, Oak Hill Elementary School, 320 Wrightenberry St, High Point, NC)Fri, Feb. 21, 11:00 am - Legislative Committee meeting (Eugene Street Swann Room)Wed, Feb. 26, 8:30 am - Governance Committee meeti…

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GCS Announces Additional School Make-Up Days

Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools (GCS) has been closed six days this year for inclement weather and/or hazardous road conditions in many parts of the county. Early-release days impacted a small number of other schools that run on later schedu…

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GCS Announces Agreement With Amplify

Agreement extends partnership through 2017-18, provides new tablets, software and trainingGreensboro, NC - On Feb. 19, 2014, Guilford County Schools (GCS) and Amplify announced that they have reached a tentative agreement for a full restart of the di…

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Four GCS Schools Named State Schools of Character

Schools are eligible to earn National School of Character title Greensboro, N.C. -- Just four schools in North Carolina earned the title of State School of Character, and all four hail from Guilford County Schools (GCS). Colfax Elementary, Southern…

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GCS Students Create Oral Histories with Lincoln Financial Foundation

Students will participate in a component of the “Lincoln’s Legacy: Dream the American Dream” Greensboro, NC - More than three dozen Guilford County Schools (GCS) juniors will spend a morning exploring the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and their ow…

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GCS Names Director of Construction

Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools announced Samuel Masters as the new director of construction at the Feb. 11 Board of Education meeting. Masters takes the place of Julius Monk, who became the executive director of facilities for GCS in Decem…

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Board Approves Title I Funds for 2014-15 School Year

66 schools, more than half of the district, will receive federal supplement Greensboro, NC - Based on the thresholds approved by the Board of Education on Tuesday, 66 Guilford County schools will receive Title I funding for the 2014-15 school year. …

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Board Takes Action on Construction Items

Board discusses Immaculate Heart of Mary School; approves architects for projects Greensboro, N.C. - At its meeting Tuesday, the Board of Education took action on several construction items. Julius Monk, executive director of facilities, presented …

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Guilford Board of Education Joins Lawsuit Opposing Private-School Vouchers

Board resolution addresses concerns about public money funding private schools Greensboro, NC - At its Feb. 11 meeting, the Guilford County Board of Education passed a resolution opposing the state budget bill that provides vouchers for private scho…

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GCS Superintendent Receives Distinguished Educator Award

The award is presented by the N.C. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green was presented the Distinguished Educator Award by the North Carolina Association…

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First-Year Teacher Named GCS Employee of the Month

Christy Adams nominated by parent, praised by principal and staff Greensboro, NC -- Christy Adams may only be in her first year of teaching, but according to principal Kris Vecchione, she’s found her calling. Adams, a third-grade teacher at Guilfo…

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Reading Pays Off For GCS Students

Greensboro, N.C. – There's no debating that reading is its own reward, but winning prizes for reading is pretty awesome too. That's what happened to Nicholas Borovik today when his principal surprised him with a new iPad Mini.“I never had an iPad…

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Parents Invited to Kickoff to Kindergarten Parent Days

Guilford Parent Academy and community partners host Kickoff to Pre-K/Kindergarten event Greensboro, NC - On Aug. 25, young children from across the district will experience a day of many exciting firsts: boarding a school bus, meeting new friends an…

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GCS Administrator Recognized for Service-Learning Leadership

Brenda Elliott honored with award from National Youth Leadership Council Greensboro, NC -- Brenda Elliott, Guilford County Schools’ executive director of student services and character development, has earned a national award for her service-learn…

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This Week in GCS: Reading Winners Surprised, Building Characterthrough Courage and Free Dental Screenings

Wednesday, Feb. 5Winning Holiday Readers to be Revealed at Surprise Event, 10 a.m. (Pilot Elementary, 4701 Chimney Springs Drive, Greensboro) – The “prize patrol” has been circling the block and is finally ready to surprise the winners of the d…

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GCS Announces School Make-Up Days

Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools (GCS) has been closed three days this year for inclement weather and/or hazardous road conditions in many parts of the county. Early-release days impacted a small number of other schools that run on later sch…

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Guilford County Schools News: February 3 – 9, 2014

Monday, February 3No Events Tuesday, February 49:00 am -- High Point Central High School building advisory team meeting (office conference room)5:00 pm -- Twilight Program Senior Celebration (Northern High School auditorium, 7101 Spencer Dixon Road,…

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GCS Board of Education to Discuss Legislation and School Funding at Winter Retreat

Staff will provide updates on literacy programs, teacher contracts, budget and Strategic PlanGreensboro, NC - The Guilford County Board of Education will spend its Saturday working on major issues impacting the district. Board members will hold their…

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GCS ‘Prize Patrol’ to Surprise Student with Reading Reward

What: It’s GCS’ own version of the prize patrol – and you’re invited. One lucky student will be surprised with a new iPad Mini as part of the Roadmap 2 Reading Holiday Challenge. GCS students were challenged to read at least 300 minutes over…

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Guilford County Schools News: Honoring our Civil Servants

Thursday, Jan. 30Eighth-graders to Skype with Author Rodman Philbrick, 10 a.m. (Aycock Middle, 811 Cypress St., Greensboro) – Eighth-graders at Aycock Middle will have the chance to talk to Rodman Philbrick , author of “Freak the Mighty” and  

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Page High Selected for Hubert B. Humphrey Jr. Award

The prestigious award was announced at GCS’ State of Our Schools event Greensboro, N.C---Page High was selected as the recipient of the Hubert B. Humphrey Jr. School Improvement Award, which recognizes schools for improving student achievement thr…

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Guilford County Schools News: January 27 – Feb 2, 2014

Tuesday, January 28 at 5:00 pm-------Twilight Program Senior Celebration (Northern High School auditorium, 7101 Spencer Dixon Road, Greensboro, NC) Wednesday, January 29----No Events Thursday, January 30 at 6:00 pm-----Board of Education meeting (E…

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Allen Jay Middle Receives $500,000 Donation

Greensboro, N.C. – The Phillips Foundation has continued its generosity toward Guilford County Schools (GCS). At last night’s State of Our Schools event, the district announced that the foundation had pledged $500,000 to help support and expand A…

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Guilford County Schools News: Celebrating Success, Rising Above Challenges

Superintendent updates community on 2016 Strategic Plan at State of Our Schools event Greensboro, NC -- Donations totaling more than $3.1 million, an honors class using high-level thinking to tie genetics research to service-learning, and students r…

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GCS Reaches Roadmap 2 Reading Destination with 3,181 Miles

Students traveled from Cape Hatteras to San Francisco by reading 20 minutes per day Greensboro, NC -- How far can you travel in just 20 minutes a day? All the way to the City by the Bay. That’s exactly what GCS students did in just nine months sin…

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GCS School Make-Up Days

Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools (GCS) was closed to students today, Wednesday, Jan. 22 due to inclement weather. Whenever schools are closed, the days of instruction missed are made up according to the inclement weather days listed in each …

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This Week in GCS: State of Our Schools and Magnet Fair

Thursday, Jan. 23Employees, Community Invited to State of Our Schools Event, 5:30 p.m. (High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point) – Join Superintendent Maurice "Mo" Green and special guests on Jan. 23 at the High Point Theatre for the a…

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20th Annual GCS Magnet Fair Returns to Greensboro

Fifty-four programs will be represented at event that marks start of application period Greensboro, NC -- With 54 magnet programs offered at 46 schools, the 20th annual Guilford County Schools (GCS) magnet fair is set to be the biggest ever. More th…

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Board of Education Discusses Magnet-Transportation Options

GCS staff investigating ways to fund an expected $8.4 million budget gap Greensboro, NC - At its Jan. 14 meeting, the Guilford County Board of Education discussed potential options to deal with an expected budget gap of approximately $8.4 million fo…

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GCS Approves Non-Traditional Calendars for 2014-15

Greensboro, NC -- At its meeting Tuesday, the Guilford County Board of Education approved calendars for 20 GCS schools on the non-traditional calendar. The calendars were released for public comment at the Dec. 19, 2013, board meeting. The non-tradi…

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STEM Early College Experiment Successfully Launched into Space

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County Schools (GCS) will be logging some impressive frequent flier miles with two trips to space. On Thursday, an experiment designed by students at the STEM Early College at N.C. A&T launched into space with 22 oth…

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Board of Education Calendar: January 13-19, 2014

Monday, January 139:00 am Ragsdale High School building advisory team meeting (school media center)Tuesday, January 146:00 pm Board of Education meeting (Eugene Street Board Room)Wednesday, January 159:00 am Grimsley High School building advisory tea…

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Students, Parents Invited to High School Options Nights

Six events designed to help families learn about 22 GCS magnet programs Greensboro, NC -- Rising ninth-graders and their parents are invited to explore the 22 high school options programs GCS has to offer at one of six High School Options Nights, be…

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Physical Education Teacher Named Employee of the Month

Wiley Elementary employee came to the classroom from administrative role Greensboro, NC -- Any first-year teacher will tell you what a tough role it can be. Sherry Wyche knows – she used to recruit teachers to serve in the district’s highest nee…

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This Week in GCS: Planning for College - But First, Which High School is Right for You?

Tuesday, Jan. 7Guilford Parent Academy to Host CFNC Financial Aid Parent Night, 6:30-8 p.m. (GTCC Jamestown Applied Tech Center Auditorium, 601 High Point Road, Jamestown) – Guilford Parent Academy is partnering with the College Foundation of North…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - December 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014

No Events Scheduled for weeks beginning December 23 and December 30, 2013. Offices are closed December 24-26, 2013 and January 1, 2014 Happy Holidays! Upcoming Events     Tues, Jan. 7, 9:00 am ---- High Point Central High building advisory tea…

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Facilities Naming Policy Out for Public Comment

Two options were presented to the board Greensboro, NC - At the Dec. 19 Board of Education meeting, the board approved a 30-day public comment period for two options that would update the current policy and procedure, Naming Facilities FDCA and FDCA-…

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Non-Traditional Calendars for 2014-15 Open for Public Comment

The non-traditional calendars are open for a 14-day public comment period Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools (GCS) is seeking feedback on the 2014-15 non-traditional calendars. The proposed academic calendars are for the following schools:- Y…

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Board Chooses Boundary Option for Simkins Elementary

Option 9 was chosen among the two options presented Greensboro, NC -- At its meeting on Thursday, the Board of Education finalized the student assignment boundary for George C. Simkins Elementary, which is currently under construction at 3511 E. Lee…

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GCS Tablet Program On Hold Until 2014-15 School Year

District announcement comes after ongoing discussions with Amplify Greensboro, NC -- Guilford County Schools (GCS) announced on Dec. 19 that its middle school tablet initiative would not return to classrooms for student use until the start of the 20…

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GCS Ranked 10th in the Nation in National Board Certified Teachers

North Carolina continues to lead all states in NBCTs Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools (GCS) is among six North Carolina public school districts that placed in the Top 20 nationally for the total number of National Board Certified Teachers. …

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Guilford County Schools to Launch Disparity Study

Findings will help district reach Strategic Plan goal of increasing MWBE participation Greensboro, NC -- How does Guilford County Schools (GCS) decide with whom it does business? That’s the question a district-wide disparity study launching this m…

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This Week in GCS: Holiday Reading, Gift Giveaways and the Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

Wednesday, Dec. 18Guilford Parent Academy Takes Common Core into the Kitchen, 5:30-7 p.m. (Jackson Middle room 412, 2200 Ontario St., Greensboro) – The practical, hands-on workshop “Common Core in the Kitchen” will show parents how to have fun …

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Reading For Fun Could Win Some Students Cool Gifts

Students who read 300 minutes during winter break could win an iPad mini or other prizesGreensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools (GCS) students who spend winter break traveling across the country, around the world or to imaginary lands – all throug…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - December 16-22, 2013

Tuesday, December 179:00 am - Safety Committee meeting (120 Franklin Blvd, Board Room)1:30 pm - Construction Advisory Committee meeting (tour of Hunter Elementary, 1305 Merritt Drive, Greensboro) Wednesday, December 189:00 am - Grimsley High School …

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - December 9-15, 2013

Tuesday, December 10No EventsWednesday, December 11No Events Thursday, December 1211:00 am - Allen Jay Middle School building advisory team meeting (jobsite trailer)12:30 pm - Legislative Committee meeting (Eugene Street Swann Room)2:00 pm - Simkins …

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This Week in GCS: Curious George Comes to Bluford, Boundary Options and Holidays Around the World

Tuesday, Dec. 10 Tiger Time Gets Kiser Students Focused on Reading, 8:20 to 9:20 a.m. (Kiser Middle, 716 Benjamin Parkway, Greensboro) - Every Tuesday morning, the students and staff at Kiser Middle take a break from the busy routine and sit down wit…

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Western High to Offer State’s Only AP Capstone Program

Two-year program will boost students’ skills in independent research, collaborationGreensboro, NC - Western High’s new Advanced Placement Academy will open in 2014 with the state’s only AP Capstone program, a challenging two-year program design…

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Board Holding Public Forum on New School Boundary Options

George C. Simkins, Jr. Elementary scheduled to open in August 2014 Greensboro, NC -- Parents, students, staff and members of the community are invited to review two potential boundary options for the new George C. Simkins, Jr. Elementary School, sch…

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GCS Partners with Teach For America

Partnership will add up to 30 teachers in 2014-15; $2.1 million in community support defrays local costs Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools is partnering with Teach For America (TFA) to recruit more high-achieving college graduates and professi…

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Two Science Teachers Recognized by State

Greensboro, NC -- A passion for science and the dedication to grow students’ interest in the subject has earned two Guilford County Schools’ (GCS) teachers top awards in the state.   Cindy Bullard, a sixth-grade science teacher at Kernodle Mid…

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Board Chooses Two Options for Simkins Elementary Boundary

Options 9 and 11 will be open for public comment online and at upcoming forumGreensboro, NC - At its meeting on Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013, the Board of Education moved one step closer to finalizing the student assignment boundaries for George C. Simkins E…

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GCS Names New Executive Director of Facilities, Stokesdale Elementary Principal

Greensboro, NC - Guilford County Schools announced Julius Monk as the new executive director of facilities and Meredith Chandler as the new principal of Stokesdale Elementary School at the Dec. 3 Board of Education meeting. Monk is currently the dis…

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This Week in GCS: A Giving Labyrinth, Preparing for College and 272 Meaningful Words

Tuesday, Dec. 3Giving Labyrinth Takes Shape at Haynes-Inman Education Center, 9-10:50 a.m. or 12:30-1:40 p.m. (Haynes-Inman Education Center, 200 Haynes Road, Jamestown) – A Ragsdale student’s senior project is bringing the community together for…

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And So It Begins: 'Are We Having School Tomorrow?'

Follow GCS on social media to be first to learn about inclement-weather plans Greensboro, NC - While the rest of the country may consider Dec. 21 the first day of winter, Guilford County Schools (GCS) staff has a different measurement: the first pho…

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Page High Surprised with $25,000 State Farm Grant

State Farm Agent Surprises Students with Check Greensboro, N.C---Page High was one of just 90 schools across the country to win a $25,000 grant from State Farm, which surprised students and staff today in a special assembly. The grant award is part…

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Update on the Old Gibsonville Elementary Property

GCS is now in the process of selling the property to Preservation N.C. Greensboro, NC - On Thursday evening, at the Board of County Commissioners meeting, it was voted unanimously to decline to purchase the Old Gibsonville School property. This allo…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - November 25 – December 1, 2013

Tuesday, November 267:30 am --- Guilford Education Alliance Education Summit (Grandover Resort) Thursday, November 28Thanksgiving Holiday – Offices Closed Friday, November 29Thanksgiving Holiday – Offices…

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Businesses for Excellence in Education Honored by State, Local School Boards

The organization has contributed more than $12 million to support GCS Greensboro, NC -- Businesses for Excellence in Education, which has supported Guilford County Schools for more than 12 years, was named to the Business and Nonprofit Honor Roll by…

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Assistant Principal Honored By Sam’s Club

Alamance Elementary leader praised for getting dads more involved at school Greensboro, NC - Assistant principals serve many roles as a school administrator, mostly managing the day-to-day activity inside a busy building full of children. Alamance El…

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Board of Education Calendar of Events - November 18-24, 2013

Tuesday, November 19- 1:00 pm - Construction Advisory Committee meeting (Room 100, Washington Street Building) - 4:00 pm - Career Exploration Fair (Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center) - 7:00 pm - Simkins Boundary Public Forum (Eastern High Sch…

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This Week in GCS: American Education Week, Branford Marsalis and Free College Applications

Wednesday, Nov. 20Local Author to Speak at Murphey Traditional Academy, 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Murphey Traditional Academy, 2306 Ontario St., Greensboro) – Best-selling author Carole Boston Weatherford will meet with students and share a performa…

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