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GCS prepares school reopening plans

October 2, 2020

The Guilford County School Board of Education approved a phased plan to reopen schools in a 5 to 4 vote at its Thursday, September 24 meeting. The school board approved a recommendation from Superintendent Dr. Sharon L. Contreras, which brings back pre-K-5 students five days a week, with grades pre-K-2 returning Oct. 20 and grades […]


Mount Zion Baptist donates $50K to aid Guilford Co. Schools

September 25, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Mount Zion Baptist Church (located at1301 Alamance Church Road in Greensboro) donated $50,000 to The Guilford Education Alliance on September 23 for the purchase of much-needed devices for students. When schools closed in March due to COVID-19, GCS only had 16,000 devices available for 73,000 students and 10,000 teachers across the […]


Public schools open remotely

August 21, 2020

The first day of school already has a special buzz about it, and Guilford County Schools’ first day for the 2020-2021 school year definitely generated a buzz. Students were unable to log on to the state supported learning portal for more than three hours on August 17. Guilford County Schools were alerted that the North […]


GCS releases back to school plans

July 17, 2020

Moderate social distancing, with 50 percent occupancy in school buildings, and a mix of in-person and remote learning for students returning to school in the Fall, are a few of the new rules for learning in Guilford County Schools. N.C. Governor Roy Cooper announced on July 14 that N.C. public schools would be allowed to […]


GCS honors grads under new ‘social distancing’ rules

May 21, 2020

Since Guilford County Schools has cancelled its traditional 2020 graduation ceremonies, schools have still found ways to celebrate graduates. The district’s 28 high schools have been holding “drive-thru” recognitions to honor graduating seniors. Graduates and families have been lining up (albeit in automobiles) at their respective schools for the past several weeks to take that […]


High Point U to host 2020 Virtual Commencement

May 8, 2020

HIGH POINT – High Point University will honor its Class of 2020 seniors during a virtual Commencement ceremony that will take place on Saturday, May 9, at 9 a.m. and can be accessed at http://www.highpoint.edu/commencement/. “We are experiencing unprecedented times, but that cannot stop us from honoring our seniors for their hard work and dedication […]


N.C. A&T to Celebrate Class of 2020 Virtually

May 8, 2020

Commencement season is a special time at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in any year. But this year, the university is going above and beyond to give the newest Aggie graduates a send-off to remember with numerous local and national celebrations that will shine a well-deserved spotlight on their academic accomplishments. Combined with […]


GCS leaders set to discuss new school budget

April 30, 2020

While the Guilford County School Board is preparing to vote on a new budget, district leaders say they are uncertain what that will look like in the wake of COVID-19. Guilford County School leaders are set to receive public comment and discuss the budget for the 2020-2021 school year on April 30. GCS announced on […]


Much Needed Superhero: Local teacher steps in to aid in PPE shortage

April 30, 2020

Donald Sweeper is showing his students what real-world application looks like beyond the walls of the classroom. Sweeper, who holds a mechanical engineering degree from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, teaches emerging technologies at Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem. “Emerging technologies is 3D printing, building drones, robotics, coding and virtual reality. That’s the […]


New to distance learning? GPA and Khan Academy would like to help

April 23, 2020

Although students have been out of school for roughly a month now, it doesn’t look like they’ll be returning to a traditional classroom anytime soon. This challenge creates uncharted territory to say the least when it comes to Guilford County’s new district-wide online learning requirement. While school leaders and teachers are doing everything that they […]


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