State of Our Schools
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Two years after the launch of the district’s first-ever strategic plan, GCS hosted a State of Our Schools address to update the community on the progress of goals and initiatives accomplished so far. During the address, GCS discussed upcoming initiatives that will be underway by 2012.
During the event, held Jan. 19, 2011 at the Carolina Theatre, Superintendent Maurice Green called on parents, students and employees to help tell the district’s story.
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The event also served as the launching point for the next major initiatives in the strategic plan. In January 2009, GCS unveiled an ambitious and comprehensive strategic plan to guide the district in its efforts to become one of the nation’s leading public school districts. The theme of the plan is excellence in all areas, including academics, character development and operations.
In January 2010, GCS announced new character development and literacy initiatives. Since then, 289 GCS volunteers donated more than 2,000 hours of their time to build a Habitat for Humanity home. Also at the 2010 event, GCS students were challenged to participate in One Million Books – a literacy campaign to encourage students to read. GCS students went above and beyond, reading nearly two million books.
At the 2011 event, Superintendent Maurice Green challenged the community to get involved and promote reading by donating one million books to school libraries and classrooms. GCS also announced the new Guilford Parent Academy, which provides free resources for parents with educational options ranging from health and wellness classes to online games for children which support classroom lessons.
The strategic plan is a three-and-a-half year road map with carefully laid out strategies designed to boost student achievement, increase family and community involvement, improve district service, increase the teacher retention rate and improve school safety and discipline. All strategies are based on measurable goals.
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