March 17-24, 2017
In This Issue
2017 HYPED 4 EDUCATION
The Hyped 4 Education Conference tour visited all GSCS seventh graders this week. The conference consisted of special guests speaking to the students about the importance of doing their best in school and how the choices they make today have a big impact on their future. This year's special guest included Rennie Curran, pro athlete and author; Nesha Nycee, performer; Dan Flores, artist; Ashley Long, local boutique owner; and a rap performance by TeamTwin.
CONNECT EARLY WITH GSCS AT THE CARNIVAL OF FUN

GSCS FIRST TRANSITION FAIR
GSCS invites you to participate in our first Transition Fair. This event is March 23rd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the UGA-Griffin Campus (Stuckey Auditorium).

The Transition Fair is a great opportunity to provide students with information about employment and educational opportunities. Both refreshments and door prizes are part of the event.
In recognition of School Board Appreciation Week, find out why our members serve on the Griffin-Spalding Board of Education... 


PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO GSCS TEACHERS THROUGH AMP-IT-UP
Are you interested in a paid summer internship opportunity for four to seven weeks that provides full immersion into hands-on applications of science and math? Georgia Intern Fellowship for Teachers (GIFT) internships are now available in Griffin-Spalding County and at Georgia Tech. Apply today because limited positions are available through the AMP-IT-UP grant! This year we have already partnered with Penco Electric, Candler Field Museum, Georgia Tech CEISMC, Classic Landscape, and Sumika Polymers to host teacher internship experiences and we are still recruiting additional partners.
 
Internship Benefits:
Advanced discipline knowledge
Strategies for classroom use
$728 weekly stipend
Up to 10 GaDOE PLU credits
Network of resources

When: June - July
*If you have vacations or other commitments already planned, we can work around some of those dates as long as you have at least four weeks that you can commit to the internship. 
 
To learn more and apply for GIFT, visit www.ceiscmc.gatech.edu/gift
*Applications will be accepted until May 5, 2017
OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS: LAW DAY COLORING/ POSTER CONTEST
In celebration of Law Day, the Judicial Council/ Administrative Office of the Courts, Georgia
Council of Court Administrators, and the Georgia Department of Education are pleased to announce our inaugural coloring/poster contest.
 
The contest is open to all private, public and homeschool students in Georgia. Submissions will be judged based on the category in which they participate. The top three entrants in each category will receive medals and be recognized by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia at a Judicial Council meeting in Atlanta. First place winners will receive a $10 gift card.
 
A panel of judges and lawyers will determine semi-finalists on April 28. Finalists from each group will be invited to attend the August 9 Judicial Council meeting in Atlanta.
 
How to Enter
1. Click HERE and download the Coloring Sheet for Elementary School based on grade-level or see instructions for Middle and High School students.
2. Review the guidelines including due date and types of materials that are acceptable.
3. All submissions must be accompanied by a Student Entry Form which can be downloaded HERE.
4. Mail in your entry/entries (if sending entries from an entire class).
 
For more information click HERE.
GSCS OFFERING SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY TRAINING
Please join us as we discuss ways to keep our students safe as they navigate the many social media apps available on the internet. If your child has a mobile device or uses the internet, you should be here!

Session 1:
March 28, 2017 at 10AM in GSCS Lab A211
OR
Session 2:
April 27, 2017 at 6:30PM in the GSCS Learning Center

RSVP to Leslie Fagin at 770-229-3710, ext. 10411 or leslie.fagin@gscs.org.
SAIL INTO SUMMER WITH PL AT GRIFFIN RESA!  

Click HERE for RESA's current professional learning class list
for June 2017 for teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals.

TEN THINGS EVERY EDUCATOR SHOULD SAY MORE OFTEN
  1. "I believe in you."
 2. "I won't give up on you."
 3. "I'm here to help."
 4. "I have time."
 5. "Not yet."
 6. "Let's work together."
 7. "Thank you."
 8. "I'm listening."
 9. "What if?"
10. "What is best for kids?"

Read the full article HERE.
GSCS SPRING JOB FAIR

MIDDLE SCHOOL EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH
CARVER ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL
Naja Douglas and Clem Bell Jr.
Ms. Douglas is instrumental in leading RTI at Carver Road Middle School. We are excited to celebrate her for recently completing her RTI endorsement. We would also like to thank Mr. Bell, paraprofessional and PBIS team member, for partnering with the community and getting refreshments donated for our Dads and Donuts.

COWAN ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL
Robin Krieder
Ms. Krieder strives to meet the needs of her students every day by using student data to drive her instruction. She implements the Math 180 program with fidelity to make certain that her students are mastering the standards and she works tirelessly to build strong relationships with each one. She is a true team player, always volunteering to help out in any capacity in the school. She demonstrates her strong commitment to our school, our students and our school system every single day. Her smile and great attitude make working with her a pleasure.

KENNEDY ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL
Minyatta Bell
Ms. Bell serves as the 7th grade social studies teacher at KRMS. She has been a welcome addition to our faculty and staff. Ms. Bell does a great job with providing engaging instruction for her students. She spends time getting to know her students and building relationships with them. She is always willing to assist her students and our school in anyway. We are lucky to have her at KRMS!!!