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A Greensboro foundation reaches back, lifts up and pays it forward

December 30, 2021

The COM7LETE Project Foundation, founded in 2018 by Greensboro resident Whitney Walls, recently held its annual scholarship gala at the Sedgefield Country Club ballroom in Greensboro. The purpose of the foundation, whose motto is to “Reach Back, Lift Up, and Pay It Forward,” is to “encourage and support students in continuing their education and commitment […]

Students and teachers enjoy a Thanksgiving lunch with Superintendent Contreras

November 24, 2021

Thankfulness was on the menu at Monticello Brown-Summit Elementary School, when Guilford County Schools Superintendent Dr. Sharon Contreras joined first-graders from teacher Eileen Cirincione’s class for lunch. Seated at the front of the class, Contreras asked the young students to share reasons for their thankfulness. Joyful responses leaped forth from the students ranging from being […]

Students go back to remote learning after extensive HVAC issues in GCS

September 3, 2021

Hundreds of A/C issues across Guilford County Schools (GCS) district sent students home last week. GCS leaders addressed concerns they have been getting from the community at a press conference on August 31at Grimsley High School, one of the schools experiencing cooling problems. With temperatures well into the 90s, a typical classroom can reach 85 […]

First Day at Brooks Global Studies

August 13, 2021

Students and teachers at Brooks Global Studies in Greensboro began the school year with happy smiles. Some parents were filled with perennial tears as their young students began their educational journey in Kindergarten. Brooks Global is one of several extended year elementary schools in Guilford County. Other Guilford County Schools extended year schools include Allen […]

Murals at Hairston Middle School

July 30, 2021

A heritage of color, achievement and authority in dramatic intergenerational murals brightened and emboldened five hallways and concourses of Hairston Middle School. Under the direction of accomplished muralist Darlene J. McClinton, an artistic team of students from the school and N.C. A&T State University worked diligently over a seven week period to “transform the blank […]

Read Across America at Washington Montessori

March 4, 2021

In celebration for Read Across America Week at Washington Montessori Elementary, last Wednesday’s (Feb. 24) school day began with Principal Paul Travers greeting students from Greensboro’s O. Henry Hotel to recognize native son and author O. Henry. Every week during the school year, the principal celebrates Destination Wednesday, opening the day from a nearby venue […]

GCS welcomes another round of students back to school

January 6, 2021

Through face masks and cheers, Guilford County Schools (GCS) welcomed back grades 3-5 on January 5. Students who hadn’t been back to school since COVID-19 shut them down in March 2020 boarded the buses to continue their second semester of the 2020-2021 school year. According to district surveys, more than 60 percent prefer in-person learning, […]

Five Bennett College students awarded Gilman Scholarships

December 24, 2020

Bennett College students Carmyn Brown, Marcinia Johnson, Cambridge Jones, Ashley Robinson and Michaela Zeno were among 900 undergraduate students across the U.S. selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad through the end of 2021. “It’s well-deserved. These five women’s leadership, scholarship, and essays made them outstanding candidates,” said Dr. Anne […]

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 […]


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