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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 “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 […]

Colleges offer emergency funds to students

April 2, 2020

During a time that college campuses are usually buzzing with the excitement of a new semester, students have instead packed up their belongings and are looking for ways to stay afloat. After orders from N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper for all UNC campuses to close on March 17, thousands of students across the state were forced […]

COVID-19: Students continue to learn amid virus pandemic

March 25, 2020

Following an announcement by N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper on March 23, that all N.C. public schools would remain closed thorough May 15, Guilford County Schools (GCS) prepared to deliver more than 700 laptops to students across the county. Throughout all the changes, GCS is making sure students have the ability to still learn and access […]


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