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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 […]

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 […]


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