Gainesville City Schools

GCSS Newsletter 8/10/12

Gainesville City Schools Celebrating 120 Years of Educating our Students
Established 1892 

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8/10 First Day of School
8/11 End of Pay Period

8/13 Timesheets Due
8/13 Data Specialists Meeting SBO 4:00 pm

8/14 Instructional Technology Specialists Meeting SBO 4:00 pm
8/16 STEM Meeting School Board Office 4:00 pm
         Rain Barrel Workshop 6:30-7:30  *See Below
8/18 Joy Ministry Respite Hopewell Baptist Church 4:00
8/20 School Board Meeting SBO Board Room 6:00 pm

8/10 First Day of School
8/17 Summer Readers Donut Breakfast Media Center

8/10 First Day of School
        Faculty Meeting Media Center (Transportation)
8/13 Faculty Meeting Media Center (Transportation)
8/14 Leadership Team Meeting 3:00

8/15 Collaborative Team Meetings
8/16 Action Team Meetings 3:00
8/17 Attendance Team Meeting 9:00 am

8/10 First Day of School
8/15 Fire Drill 9:30
8/10 First Day of School

8/10 First Day of School


8/10 First Day of School
8/13 Mandatory Softball Tryouts 4-6
        Softball Parent Meeting 6:00 pm
8/10-8/17 Pretest Window

8/10 First Day of School 
        Math/Science Pretest
        Senior Girls Meeting 9:50 am
        Volleyball Tryouts New Gym 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

        Varsity Softball Lanier Pointe Invitational vs. Commerce 5:00 pm
        Varsity Softball Lanier Pointe Invitational vs. Wesleyan 8:00 pm
8/11 Fall Sports Program Pictures Bobby Gruhn Field 9:00 am
        Varsity Softball Lanier Pointe Invitational vs. Dawson County 9:30 am
        Varsity Softball Lanier Pointe Invitational 3 Games TBA
8/13 Math/Science Pretest

        Senior Boys Meeting 9:50
        Thespian Meeting 6-8
8/14 ELA/Social Studies Pretest
        Sophomore and Junior Girls Meeting 9:50
        Faculty Meeting Media Center 3:40-4:15
        Varsity Softball @ Berkmar 5:30 pm
8/15 Make-up Faculty Meeting Room 105 7:30-8:00 am
        ELS/Social Studies Pretest

        Sophomore and Junior Boys Meeting 9:50
        Varsity Softball Apalachee @ W. Jackson Park  7:30 pm
8/16 SLO Pretest
        Freshmen Girls Meeting 9:50
        Leadership Team Meeting 10:15 am
        Varsity Softball Grayson @ W. Jackson Park 7:30 pm

8/17 SLO Pretest
        Underclass Portraits 9:00 am
        Freshmen Boys Meeting 9:50 am
        Varsity Softball vs. Mountain View @ W. Jackson Park  5:30 pm

        Varsity Football Scrimmage at Creekview 7:30 pm
8/18 Varsity Softball vs. Dacula @ W. Jackson Park 8:30 am
        Varsity Softball vs. Dawson County @ W. Jackson Park 12:30

8/17 Leadership Team Meeting 7:30 am
BerkmarHigh School.  I-85 South to Pleasant Hill Road .  From the ramp, turn left, continue on Pleasant Hill Road for three miles.  Berkmar is on the right just before the intersection of Highway 29.
Creekview High School- Go Dawsonville Highway(GA-53) for 9.6 miles.  Turn left onto Keith Bridge Road.  Go 9.0 miles.  Turn slight left onto Dahlonega Highway/GA 306.  Continue on GA-306.  Take a slight  right onto Canton Highway/GA 20 and go 9.7 miles.  Turn left onto Arbor Hill Road.  Go 2 miles.  Turn right onto Owens Store Road.  School will be approximately 1/2 mile.  1550 Owens Store Road.
35 miles. 
Lanier Pointe Park Softball Fields– Go Highway 53 West past the mall and Publix. You will pass McDonald's on your left. There will be a BP Station on the right. Turn left onto Lanier Valley Road. Continue to the entrance to Lanier Pointe Park.  Go to the end of the road for the softball fields.
West Jackson Park-Go Atlanta Highway-GA 13 South for 4.8 miles.  Turn left on GA 53.  Go 11.9 miles.  Turn right on W. Broad Street. Go .4 miles.  Turn right onto Cabin Drive.  374 Cabin Drive, Hoschton, GA is on the right.

Elementary Schools          7:30-2:30
GMS                                       8:20-3:30
GHS                                        8:30-3:30
August 10
November 10
February 10
May 10
GHS volleyball coaches will be holding an open volleyball tryout for the GHS Varsity & Junior Varsity Volleyball team.  Tryouts will be held Friday, August 10th in the new gym 4:30-5:30pm.  You must have a physical to try out.  If you know of any students in grades 8-12 who would be interested please let them know.  Results will be posted late Friday night on the gym door.  If you have any questions please contact the coaches:
 Randi Orr randi.orr@gcssk12.net
Julie Oliver cathryn.oliver@gcssk12.net
Sarah Palmer sarah.palmer@gcssk12.net
The dedication of the P.K. Dixon Field House at Bobby Gruhn Field in City Park will be on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm.  The public is invited to attend.

Gainesville High School football season tickets will be available for purchase at the school’s main office from 11 am to 2 pm each weekday.  Tickets are $50.00 and cover admission to each of the Red Elephants’ five home games.
2012 GHS Varsity Football Schedule

Date Opponent Mascot Colors
August 30 (Thurs) West Forsyth Wolverines Navy/Gold
September 7 @Buford Wolves Green/Gold
September 14 *@Winder Barrow Bulldogs Black/Red
September 21 *Apalachee Wildcats Blue/Gold
September 28 *Heritage Patriots Red/Blue
October 5 *@Cedar Shoals Jaguars Blue/Orange
October 12 *@Salem Seminoles Crimson/Gold/Black
October 19 *Clark Central Gladiators Red/Gold
October 26 Bye    
November 2 *Loganville Red Devils Black/Red
November 9 *@Flowery Branch Falcons Red/Black
November 16 State Play-off Game 1  
November 23 State Play-off Game 2  
November 30 State Play-off Quarterfinals  
December 7 Semifinals  
December 14-15 Championships @ Georgia Dome  
  • All games start at 7:30 p.m.
  • Scrimmage at Creekview  August 17 at 7:30p.m.
  • *Denotes Region Games
                                               JV Schedule                                GMS Schedule
September 6 Flowery Branch @Davis Middle
September 13 @Clarke Central Clark Central
September 20 Cedar Shoals @Cedar Shoals
September 27 @White County  
October 4 @Habersham Central Habersham Central
October 11 Stephens County(6:30) Madison County (5:00)
October 18   @St. Pius (6:30)
October 25 @Cedar Shoals Cedar Shoals
  • All games start at 5:30 p.m unless otherwise noted.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County will expand after school programs to all five Gainesville City elementary schools this year with each site serving approximately 50 students.  For info:   www.boysgirlsclubs.com
SAVE THE NEW DATE:  The Athletic Club’s Third Annual Stomp and Chomp will be on Saturday, October 20th at the event center of the new Scott’s on the Square (the old Pilgrim-Estes Building on Bradford.  The first two year’s contribution to the Gainesville City sports programs has been around $50,000.  Over 250 people attended the event both of the first two years.  If anyone is interested in buying a table or donating an item for the live or silent auction, please contact Kris Nordholz at knordholz@fullmedia.com.
Did you know?  Kids who learn a lot about the risks of alcohol and drugs from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use.  Talk to your kids, start early and talk often.  For more information visitcenterpointgainesville.com
August 16th
September 18th
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Flat Creek Reclamation Facility Training Room
2641 Old Flowery Branch Road (off of Memorial Park)
55 gallon Rain Barrels are $35 with workshop attendance
Barrels equipped with spigot, overflow adapter, and debris filter
Registration is REQUIRED-please call Jennifer Flowers at 770-532-7462 or email Jflowers@gainesville.org
Softball Kicks Off Season With Lanier Point Invitational

Brace for Traffic

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Board Could Take 1st Tax Vote Aug. 20

Teachers Say Culture is More Vital Than Pay

Friday Start Allows for Schedule Corrections

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Locations Telephone Fax
School Board Office 770.536.5275 770.287.2019
508 Oak Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Centennial Arts Academy 770.287.2044 770.287.2047
852 Century Place, Gainesville, GA 30501
Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy 770.532.7711 770.287.2011
1340 Enota Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
Fair Street IB School 770.536.5295 770.287.2016
695 Fair Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville Exploration Academy 770.287.1223 770.535.3798
1145 McEver Road Extension, Gainesville, GA 30504
New Holland Core Knowledge Academy 770.287.1095 770.718.9935
170 Barn Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville Middle School 770.534.4237 770.287.2022
1581 Community Way, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville High School 770.536.4441 770.287.2031
830 Century Place, Gainesville, GA 30501
Wood's Mill Academy 770.287.2021
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
The International Center 770.536.0081 770.536.6771
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Wood's Mill Learning Academy 770.287.8751 770.287.8639
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Daycare 770.287.2024 770.287.2025
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Maintenance & Bus Shop 770.536.8312 770.287.2008
816 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501