News Tips 9/13-9/19

For Immediate Release: Sept. 12, 2017

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

This Week in GCS: Service, Team8 Tour and Recycled Art

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 Friendship, Texas for the year. The partnership developed because of their connection to a former Southeast staff member, Mary Helen Uffman, who now teaches at Brookside. Southeast will hold three grade level assemblies to talk about their efforts, as well as introduce their participation in the Middle School Kindness project, a districtwide initiative.

Assembly times are 9:30 a.m.-10:13 a.m., sixth-graders; 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m., eighth-graders and 2 p.m.-2:38 p.m., seventh-graders.

Additional note: Eastern Middle has also adopted Brookside Intermediate through a past local connection.

Thursday, Sept. 14
College Planning Workshop Series: Navigating College Admissions, 6-7:15 p.m. (Deep River Event Center, 606 Millwood School Road, Greensboro) – The free program is to help Title I parents and students learn about what college admissions officers are looking for and to help families plan for college. Workbooks and light refreshments will be provided (while supplies last).

Registration is required. To do so, click here or call Guilford Parent Academy at (336) 279-4924 or<>

Friday, Sept. 15
Team8 Tour Returns to Andrews, (Andrews High, 1920 McGuinn Dr., High Point) –
A team from the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation’s Team8 Tour returns to Andrews High School for the face-off between the Raiders and the Bison of High Point Central. The Team8 Tour is a national campaign aimed at encouraging young people across the country to make healthy choices. In August, they led a group of volunteers from the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, UnitedHealthcare, CBS EcoMedia and local citizens in locker room and weight room refurbishment projects. This week, Team8 returns to Andrews to shoot video of the school assembly, football team and band’s half-time performance at the game.

For more information, contact Tina Firesheets at (336)370-8307 or (336) 669-3309.

Saturday, Sept. 16
Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair climb, 9 a.m. (Bellemeade parking deck, 220 N. Greene St.) – Southern High students will help support Greensboro firefighters with the annual 9/11 stair climb. The chorus will sing the national anthem and the National Honor Society will assist in a number of ways.


* The GCS Celebration of Excellence will be held at Grimsley High School (801 Westover Terrace, Greensboro), 4:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19. The GCS Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year will be announced at the event. Celebration of Excellence is sponsored by Guilford Education Alliance and Ilderton Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.

* Jennifer Creef, an art teacher at Jamestown Middle School, and her students are creating a sculpture to be displayed at Piedmont Triad International Airport. It will join other sculptures made by Guilford County students to be displayed at the airport, as part of a district-wide collaborative art installation. Jamestown Middle’s sculpture, made from plastic water bottles, combines art with service learning and recycling.

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