For Immediate Release: Feb. 11, 2019
Contact: Nora Shoptaw (336) 370-8386
Media Desk (336) 574-5730
This Week in GCS: Board of Education Meeting, Black History Month Visit and Love the Bus Celebration
Tuesday, Feb. 12
Board of Education Meeting, 6 p.m. (High Point City Council Chambers, 211 South Hamilton Street, High Point) – The school board will meet in High Point to discuss matters including the 2019-20 calendars and teacher effectiveness at low-performing schools.
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Homework Help: Just a Click Away, 8:30-9:30 a.m. (Sumner Elementary, 1915 Harris Drive, Greensboro) – Guilford Parent Academy will host an interactive session with parents to better equip them to help their children with homework. Parents will learn about fun and interactive resources on the GPA website to enhance at-home learning.
Friday, Feb. 15
Parkview Village Elementary Hosts Children’s Book Author for Black History Month, 1 p.m. (Parkview Village Elementary media center, 325 Gordon St., High Point) – Parkview Village Elementary will host author Carole Boston Weatherford in celebration of Black History Month. Students in grades K-2 will be attending the event, which is sponsored by Greensboro Bound and Sunrise Books.
Saturday, Feb. 16
Party for Neutropenia, 1-4 p.m. (Triad Basketball Academy of Greensboro, 805 Waugh Street, Greensboro) – Students at The Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro will host a Party for Neutropenia (P.F.N.), an event to raise awareness for neutropenia, a rare blood disorder. The safari-themed party will feature games, a photo booth, s’mores, science activities and a showing of the movie “Wonder.” Admission is $3, and funds will benefit Project JPAC, which collects and purchases bags full of crafts to deliver to hospitalized children.
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Feb. 11-15 is Love the Bus Week – The week of Feb. 11-15, 2019, has been proclaimed as School Bus Driver Appreciation Week<www.ncbussafety.org/LoveTheBusNC/documents/Proclomation2019.pdf>, in conjunction with the annual “Love the Bus<www.ncbussafety.org/LoveTheBusNC/>” celebration sponsored by The American School Bus Council (ASBC). ASBC is encouraging parents, students and teachers to thank the men and women who take more than 25 million children safely to and from schools each day. In GCS, more than 550 buses travel more than 48,000 miles and make more than 38,000 stops each day.
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<www.gcsnc.com>.
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