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GCPS 2020 Virtual Graduations

GCPS 2020 Virtual Graduations

Gwinnett County Public Schools congratulates the Class of 2020! The scheduled graduations began on Wed., May 20. Please follow the virtual graduation ceremony schedule to view and celebrate your special graduate. Each high school’s virtual graduation will air on GCPS TV. Click here to see virtual graduations as they air or to view them after they have occurred.

Cicely Lewis named nation's 2020 School Librarian of the Year!

Congratulations to Cicely Lewis of Meadowcreek High School was recognized as the nation’s 2020 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal (SLJ) and Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company! 

Superintendent’s Comments Announcing a Comprehensive Review of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Student Conduct Behavior Code

Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is committed to creating a safe, positive environment for all of our students, staff, parents, stakeholders, and community partners. CEO/Superintendent J.Alvin Wilbanks explains the school district's comprehensive review of Policy JCD, the Student Conduct Behavior Code, and the operational practices associated with implementing the policy.

Have a passion for the arts? Learn more about The School of the Arts @ Central Gwinnett High School

Current 8th & 9th graders are invited to attend information sessions about the School of the Arts @ Central Gwinnett High School (SOTA), opening in Aug. of 2021. At SOTA, students from across the district can pursue their artistic vision and learn from industry professionals. Info sessions will be held Sept. 24 and 26 and Oct. 17 and 24.

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BOE names Sept. 25 as Building Babies' Brains Day

Gwinnett County BOE issues proclamation to boost awareness of the importance of early learning

September 24, 2020 / Permalink

     The Gwinnett County Board of Education has proclaimed Friday, September 25, 2020, as Building Babies’ Brains Day in Gwinnett County Public Schools. The proclamation, approved at its September business meeting, was made in support of the Gwinnett Building Babies’ Brains Initiative, which was created and launched by the Gwinnett County Community Early Learning Working Group. This group is launching an awareness campaign, which kicks off September 25, as part of a broader countywide strategy to improve Kindergarten Readiness. 

     According to the most recent data, there are currently more than 60,000 children aged five or younger in Gwinnett County. Last year 52% of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ kindergartners arrived to school unprepared. Early learning plays a key role in school readiness as children’s brains are 90-percent developed by age 5, and the number of words spoken to a child before age 5 significantly increases their opportunity for success in school. In addition, early brain development is a key factor in lowering dropout rates, and moving a student from dropout to graduate yields higher tax revenues and lower government expenditures over their lifetime. It also has been proven that children exposed to positive early reading, singing, and talking by caregivers are less likely to have academic and behavioral problems in school.

     The Board of Education’s proclamation is just one way the school district is working to raise community awareness about the importance of early brain development in children under 5 and how vital this is to our community’s success.

     For more information about the campaign visit https://buildingbabiesbrains.com/. This website, which launches on September 25, offers valuable information that will help parents and caregivers engage with their children in a way that promotes learning from birth. 
 

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