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Should mask mandates be dropped in public schools with new Omicron variant spreading?

February 24, 2022

The COVID-19 crisis is not over, and yet, as the pandemic enters its third year, mask mandates imposed by local school boards are quickly being recalled, or at the very least, being made optional. But is this a good thing, especially in public schools where African American students are more than likely be in the […]

Ron McNair Day 2022 at NCA&TSU

January 27, 2022

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will celebrate the life and legacy of alumnus Ronald E. McNair ‘71, in its 36th annual commemoration event on Friday, January 28. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will be held via the virtual live stream presentation, “Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Ronald E. McNair: Breaking Barriers- A […]

GCS’s Brown named Piedmont-Triad Region Principal of the Year

January 13, 2022

Jackson Middle School principal KaTrinka Brown was stunned when Guilford County School (GCS) district leaders presented her with the Piedmont-Triad Region Principal of the Year award during a surprise ceremony in the school library on June 7. In October 2021, Brown was named Principal of Year for the district. She is now one of nine […]

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, […]


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