This Week in GCS: Lunch Counter Sit-In Celebration and Be Here to Get There

For Immediate Release: Feb. 10, 2020

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This Week in GCS: Lunch Counter Sit-In Celebration and Be Here to Get There

Tuesday, Feb. 11
Lunch Counter Sit-In Celebration (7 p.m., Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, 825 Washington Street, High Point)
The school will hold its annual celebration and performance honoring the 26 individuals who participated in the Woolworth lunch counter sit-in on February 11, 1960 in downtown High Point, NC. This celebration will feature performances from all arts programs at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts.

District Registration Parent Informational Meeting Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School (6 – 7:30 p.m., Western Middle, 401 College Road, Greensboro)
Guilford County Schools’ Counseling Services Department partners with Guilford Parent Academy to help families understand the transition process from elementary to middle school. Attendees will receive information that will explain the middle school registration process and give helpful tips for parents and students.

Board of Education Meeting (6 p.m., Guilford County Schools Central Office, 712 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro)
On Tuesday evening, the Guilford County Schools Board of Education will host a board meeting. You can find the agenda, here.<www.gcsnc.com/Page/63425>

Wednesday, Feb. 12
Flaco and Ze Clownettes Perform (9:30 – 10:15 a.m., Haynes-Inman Education Center, 200 Haynes Road, Greensboro)
A collection of students and teachers from Florence Elementary will be travelling to Haynes-Inman Education Center to perform and entertain students. It is sure to be an entertaining performance!

Thursday, Feb. 13
Black History Month “Black Jazz and Dance” (1 & 1:30 p.m., Northern Elementary, 3801 NC Highway 150, Greensboro)
Northern Guilford High students will be presenting a history of black jazz and dance to students at Northern Elementary. There will be two performances so you have double the chance to catch some wonderful art history!

Be Here to Get There – Student Success Starts with Great Attendance (6 – 7:30 p.m., Falkener Elementary, 3931 Naco Road, Greensboro)
Did you know that absences impact the whole child, from academic performance to psychological development and emotional well-being? During this session, parents will learn what the specific effects of absenteeism are and why it is essential for students to be in school each day.

Blood Drive (2:30 – 7 p.m., Kernodle Middle, 3600 Drawbridge Pkwy, Greensboro)
Please join Kernodle for their first ever blood drive, and help to save a life! The blood drive will take place in the multi-purpose room. To schedule your donation appointment, please visit www.redcrossblood.org<www.redcrossblood.org> and use sponsor code: Kernodle or see the sign-up sheet at the front desk. Please bring a photo ID to your donation appointment.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina and the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 125 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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