Tuesday, May 24
Dynamic Quest Donates E-readers to Hairston Middle, 10 a.m. (Hairston Middle,
3911 Naco Road, Greensboro) -
Dynamic Quest, a Greensboro-based technology services provider, will donate 15 Amazon Kindle e-readers to Hairston Middle
for the school to use in support of its literacy programs. Literacy is a district-wide focus for Guilford County Schools (GCS) and is an integral part of the district's strategic plan. The donation is part of Dynamic Quest's "Quest for Hope" program. For more information, contact
Principal Trina Bethea at 336-378-8280 or Kelly Gomez, Dynamic Quest marketing manager, at 336-370-0555.
Guilford Parent Academy Celebrates Successful Launch, 11:30 a.m. (High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point) -
Guilford Parent Academy will hold a luncheon Tuesday to celebrate its successful program launch. Since the program began in January 2011, Guilford Parent Academy has served more than 2,700 parents by offering about 70 free workshops and events to parents, guardians and community members. In addition to free workshops, parents can sign up online at
and gain access to free online learning tools and on-demand videos. For more information, contact Guilford Parent Academy at 336-279-4924.
Wednesday, May 25
Andrews High Students Go to the Farm, 10 a.m. (Ingram Farms, 6121 Riverdale Drive, High Point) -
For students in the Lifeskills class at Andrews High, getting out in the community is an important part of their development and growth. These students will gain first-hand experience in strawberry farming Wednesday when they visit Ingram Farms. During their trip, the students will gather strawberries to take back to the school to share with teachers and staff members. A primary component of the district's Exceptional Children's program is getting students involved in the community and exposing them to different types of experiences. Throughout this year, the students have also participated in activities such as bowling and swimming, fundraisers and crafts. For more information, contact Principal Intern Louis Galiotti or Principal Rodney Wilds at 336-819-2800.
Media Briefing on Student Energy Conservation Programs, 10:30 a.m. (Sedgefield Elementary, 2905 Groometown Road, Greensboro) -
Chief Operations Officer Andrew LaRowe will host a media briefing to celebrate the first year of the Energy WISE conservation program and honor three GCS schools that were recognized by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) project. Energy Engineer Alicia Strange and Director of Maintenance Gerald Greeson will speak more about the program, and members of the Sedgefield Energy WISE team will share their winning ideas. For more information, contact Nora Shoptaw, program administrator-communications, at 336-370-8386.
Thursday, May 26
Dudley and Smith Face Off in Charity Basketball Game
, 6 p.m., (Dudley High Gym, 1200 Lincoln St., Greensboro) -
Teachers from Dudley High and Smith High will play in a charity basketball game Thursday. All proceeds from the game will be used to cover the medical expenses for a Dudley teacher who will be undergoing a double lung transplant procedure. For more information, contact Principal Jesse Pratt at 336-370-8130.