GCS News Tips Nov. 14-20

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For Immediate Release: November 13, 2017

Contact: Tina Firesheets (336) 370-8307
Media Desk (336) 574-5730

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 colleges waiving fees, click here.

Here is a link to the College Foundation of North Carolina website.

For more details about what specific GCS schools are doing, contact Tina Firesheets at 336-370-8307.

Tuesday, Nov. 14
Indoor “Outdoor Adventure Day”, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Haynes-Inman Education Center, Thurman Haynes Gymn, 200 Haynes Road, Jamestown) – Fourth annual event brings the park to the school. Students will participate in adapted sports, including kayaking, archery and golf. Event is sponsored by the Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Staff of the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department.

Thursday, Nov. 16
Gillespie Education Week, 9-11:30 a.m. (Gillespie Park Elementary, 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd., Greensboro) – Gillespie Park is celebrating American Education Week with a number of activities throughout the week. Students will create vision board to guide their academic goals, parents are invited to observe and volunteer in classrooms and substitute teachers are invited to visit for breakfast or lunch.

On Thursday, community leaders will read to students. Newly elected Greensboro City Council member Michelle Kennedy is scheduled to read at 9 a.m., followed by school board member Byron Gladden at 10:30 a.m. Council member Sharon Hightower will read at 11 a.m.

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m. (Board Room, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro) – Click here for agenda.

Friday, Nov. 17
Principal for a Day, times and locations vary – Community leaders and parent and school advocates will spend a few hours with a principal in schools throughout the county. Participants will gather for lunch at Grandover afterward, where Superintendent Sharon Contreras will discuss the district’s strategic plan.
Contact Tina Firesheets for more details.

Exploring Science, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Irving Park Elementary, 1310 Sunset Dr., Greensboro) – Science professors, graduates and undergraduates from UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State universities will visit Irving Park to lead science experiments with fourth- and fifth-graders. They will also celebrate the school’s new STEAM lab and 3D printer.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18
All County Orchestra Clinic (Southwest High, 4364 Barrow Road, High Point) – The concert at 3:30 p.m. Saturday is free and open to the public.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com.

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