Foust Host Author via FaceTime
Ms. Garner, Media Specialist at Foust Elementary, organized a FaceTime session with One School One Book Author Eric Velasquez. He authored Grandma's Gift, which was chosen as their schools One School One Book selection for the year. Students greatly enjoyed getting to speak with the author and were able to ask questions. He was very impressed with the students at Foust and was able to share experiences in his life that influenced him to become an author Illustrator from NY via FaceTime.
Poet Laureate Recognized at
Board of Education Meeting
Thank you for your efforts to support the Poet Laureates in GCS. We were so very proud of the magnificent poet laureates and media specialists present to share share their work at the Board of Education Meeting in April.
If you were not able to be there, you missed a wonderful opportunity to recognize the love of poetry with our students and community.
Congratulations to Tricia Goodman 2013 GCS Media Specialist of the Year!
Tricia Goodman, media specialist at Sternberger Elementary, recently was named Media Specialist of the Year by the Guilford Association of School Librarians. Goodman received a plaque, a one-year membership to the association and registration for a state-level professional development conference. She was also recognized at a recent Guilford County Board of Education meeting. Click the picture to hear more.
School Board Recognizes 2013 Battle of the Books Winners.
Special Thanks to the Board of Education for honoring Libraries and the GCS Battle of the Books Winners for 2013 at the April 16th Board meeting. We appreciate the kind words and support for our library programs. Click to find out more about the Battle of the Books program in GCS.
What Is Roadmap 2 Reading?
Reading can take you places you've never been before. In the case of Guilford County Schools (GCS), it will take students on a coast-to-coast journey from Cape Hatteras to San Francisco.
GCS announced its newest literacy initiative, Roadmap 2 Reading . All GCS students will be challenged to read 20 minutes per day outside of their classroom work and record their minutes. Those minutes will be counted as miles as students record their progress across the country.