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Students address housing crisis and gain construction experience

November 18, 2022

Guilford County Schools’ (GCS) Innovation Office celebrated students in the Fannie Mae Safer Together Green Housing Project Carpentry Pathway students at its Builders Vibe Community Night Out. Through the initiative, high school students have been learning how to address America’s affordable housing crisis while getting hands-on experience in the construction industry. “It allowed our students […]

Two decades of pre-pandemic progress lost for N.C. Black students

October 28, 2022

While academic gains for many North Carolina fourth and eighth graders dropped substantially in the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the figures for Black students are far worse. The NAEP is given every two years nationally to measure academic progress in math and reading for some fourth and eighth graders. Released Monday by […]

Bennett College focuses on climate change during Friends and Family Weekend

October 21, 2022

Bennett College hosted its first Friends and Family Weekend since the pandemic, starting on October 14. The three-day event was filled with plays, music, festivities and special guest speakers. Bennett College’s Green Team hosted the weekend’s first event on climate change, featuring William J. Barber, III, the Director of Climate and Environmental Justice at The […]

Fifth-grade teacher receives Reynolds Award

September 30, 2022

Fifth Grade Educator Crystal Adkins-Pennix of Allen Jay Elementary in High Point received the 2021-2022 Debby Reynolds Award from the Enrichment Fund for the Guilford County Schools (GCS) for her “resolute, enterprising advocacy for children in need.” “As a firm believer that student academic success is influenced by self-esteem, she works to foster confidence so […]

First day cheers at Dudley High School

September 16, 2022

Students at James B. Dudley High School were welcomed back on the first day by a host of teachers, administrators and members of The Divine Nine Black sororities and fraternities. Principal Lisé Timmons McLaughlin invited members of The Divine Nine which are the sororities and fraternities of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha […]

Dr. Whitney Oakley: ‘I have big dreams and hopes for the future’

September 9, 2022

Former Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Whitney Oakley was named as the new superintendent of Guilford County Schools at the board of education’s August 30 special meeting. Oakley becomes the first former Guilford County Schools student to lead the district. Retired N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Henry Frye conducted the swearing in ceremony, while Oakley’s husband […]

School is in Session

September 2, 2022

It’s back to school time and excited students at Clara J. Peck Elementary School were ready to see their teachers and meet old and new classmates. Peck Elementary educates approximately 300 students in grades pre-K through fifth grade. The student body at Peck is quite diverse with students whose families have immigrated from approximately 9 […]

Oh, Happy Day!

June 3, 2022

High School Graduation is a joyous time and it’s a great achievement for hundreds of Guilford County Schools’ (GCS) students and the families. Celebrations began last week (May 25) and will conclude on Sunday, June 5. The soaring academic pageantry is occurring in various areas of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Students will participate in a […]

It’s High School Graduation Time!

May 26, 2022

As high school graduation season approaches, energized seniors throughout Guilford County donned their caps and gowns to return to their elementary schools to the thunderous, welcoming cheers of students and former teachers. The parading seniors pictured here are from the A&T Four Middle College at N.C. A&T State University. These graduating scholars delivered and received […]

Bike/Walk to School Day at Sternberger Elementary School

May 13, 2022

The World Changers of Sternberger Elementary School participated in the high energy annual Bike-Walk to School Day. The fun-filled event focused on exercise and safety with the school’s Principal Lisa Williams and Owl mascot were on hand to greet students and parents. Sternberger Elementary is located on N. Holden Road in Greensboro. For more about […]


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