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Granville County Public Schools to Hold ‘Showcase of Schools’

-Information courtesy Dr. Stan Winborne, Public Information Officer, Granville County Public Schools

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!!

We would like to cordially invite you to attend our “Showcase of Schools” on Saturday, January 26 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Granville Central High School. At this special event, every Granville County School will showcase their own exciting and unique academic programming and extra-curricular offerings.

Families will have an opportunity to learn more about our innovative choice program options and be among the first to complete their 2019 Choice Applications. We will have informational booths available with staff from each school on site so that you may get answers to all of your questions about student academic opportunities, educational program themes, transportation services and registration for the upcoming school year.

We hope that you can join us for this exciting event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Granville Board to Hold Special Meeting on School Closure/Consolidations

-Press Release, Granville County Public Schools

NOTICE TO PUBLIC AND PRESS

The Granville County Public School’s Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., at the Central Service Building, 101 Delacroix Street, Oxford, NC.

The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to deliberate and discuss the information gathered through study and public hearings on the school district budget shortfall and possible closure of Joe Toler – Oak Hill Elementary School and the consolidation of Mary Potter Middle School and Northern Granville Middle School.

GCPS to Encourage Winter Reading with ‘Books for Break’ Initiative

-Press Release, Granville County Public Schools

Granville County Public Schools is celebrating reading and readers during this winter break with Books for Break, a literacy initiative of GCPS. GCPS is committed to growing strong readers and, therefore, allocated funds to purchase a book for every student in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Students will receive a book on the last day before break (Monday, December 17 for students on the year-round calendar, and Thursday, December 20 for students on the traditional calendar) to keep and enjoy at home. At GCPS, we want our students to continue to read and practice the reading skills and strategies they are learning in class. Providing our youngest readers a book is one small way to encourage them to continue reading during winter break.

WHO: Students in Pre-K through 3rd grade

WHAT: Books for Break, a literacy initiative of Granville County Public Schools

WHEN: Monday, December 17 (year round)

              Thursday, December 20 (traditional)

WHERE: All Granville County elementary schools

WHY: To encourage students to continue reading during winter break

Public Hearing on Possible Middle School Consolidation Slated for Dec. 18

-Press Release, Granville County Public Schools

NOTICE TO PUBLIC AND PRESS

The Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., at Mary Potter Middle School. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to address calendar adjustments due to recent inclement weather, review highlights of the study of potential consolidation of Mary Potter Middle School and Northern Granville Middle School, and address Board member questions regarding the potential consolidation.

The Board will also meet in a Closed Session for Attorney-Client Privilege in accordance with N.C. General Statute 143.318.11 (a)(6), 143-318.11 (a)(3), 143.318.11 (a)(5) and Section 115C-321 on this evening.

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at Mary Potter Middle School, the Board will hold a public hearing on the possible consolidation of Mary Potter Middle School and Northern Granville Middle School. Members of the public wishing to speak on this topic may sign up beginning at 6:30 p.m. Each speaker who has signed up prior to 7 p.m. will be given the opportunity to address the Board on this topic for up to four minutes.

Dywanda Pettaway

Clerk to Board of Education

GCPS Changes Mind – No School for Students 12-12-18

— from Dr. Stan Winborne, Granville County Public Schools

Despite anything you may have seen or heard previous to this message, Granville County Public School (GCPS) has changed its mind, and there is no school Wednesday for all students.

Please read now this full message from GCPS.

Good evening GCPS Families. We are calling again this evening with some changes to our schedule for tomorrow. Shortly after making the decision to have a three hour delay for tomorrow, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the widespread formation of black ice on our roadways, which could last into the late morning hours.

After consulting with staff at Granville County Emergency Management Department, we have decided to err on the side of caution and CANCEL school for all students for Wednesday, December 12. It appears as if road conditions could be potentially too dangerous for our buses and young drivers tomorrow morning.

We apologize for the change in plans, but after receiving new information, feel we must act with the safety of our students and staff in mind. Please be safe in your travels tomorrow.

Granville Co. Public Schools Seeking Sponsors for 2019 Spelling Bee

-Press Release, Granville County Public Schools

Granville County Public Schools will hold their second District Spelling Bee in the spring of next year for intermediate elementary students. Students in the third, fourth, and fifth grades are presently trying out for their school spelling bees.

The local school spelling competitions are scheduled to take place in January. One winner from each of the eight elementary schools will then vie for the GCPS Trophy on stage at Tar River Elementary on March 14, 2019.

This year’s words for qualifying were selected by the Scripps National Spelling Bee from fiction and non-fiction literature, both contemporary and classic. The 450 words come from books carefully selected by the Bee’s editorial team for their age-appropriate and engaging content, as well as their rich vocabulary. All words on Scripps word lists are entries in Merriam-Webster Unabridged, the official dictionary of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Since there is no regional bee in this part of North Carolina, the school system hopes to send our winner to the National Spelling Bee in May, says Director of Student and Support Services, Dr. Tonya Thomas, if local sponsors can be found. She and Superintendent Dr. Alisa McLean would like to see a student from Granville County have the opportunity to participate in the exciting and life-changing experience and are seeking sponsors.

The winning speller and his/her family would meet families from around the country, sharing their stories as they practice spelling, and enjoying a week of activities planned just for them. Donations from local sponsors will help pay the registration fee, housing, and transportation for the student.  In addition, sponsors may join the School System in planning and hosting the Granville County Bee.

Contact Dr. Tonya Thomas at the Granville County Public School office in Oxford at 919-693-4613 if you or your company would like to make attending this grand event possible for one of our terrific students!

Granville Board of Education to Discuss Possible School Consolidation, Closure

-Press Release, Granville County Public Schools

The Board of Education will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, December 3. The agenda will include a presentation of a study regarding the possible consolidation of Mary Potter Middle School and Northern Granville Middle School.

The Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, December 4, at 5:30 p.m., at Joe Toler Oak Hill Elementary School located at 8176 Hwy 96 Oxford, NC 27565. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to receive additional information compiled by staff regarding the study of the potential closure of Joe Toler Elementary School.

At 7 p.m. on December 4 at Joe Toler Oak Hill Elementary School, located at 8176 Hwy 96 Oxford, NC 27565, the Board will hold a public hearing on the possible closure of Joe Toler Elementary School.  Members of the public wishing to speak on this topic may sign up beginning at 6:30 p.m. Each speaker who has signed up prior to 7 p.m. will be given the opportunity to address the Board on this topic for up to four minutes.

Camp Recognized as an ‘Educator of Excellence’ at Recent Reception

-Information courtesy Dr. Stan Winborne, Public Information Officer, Granville County Public Schools 

Robin Camp, an Exceptional Children’s Program (ECP) Teacher of Excellence with Granville County Public Schools (GCPS) was recognized last week at the Educator of Excellence Reception at the ECP Conference. Camp works at Granville Central High School in Stem, NC.

Dr. Stan Winborne, public information officer for GCPS, congratulated Camp on her well-deserved honor. “Please join us in congratulating Robin. She demonstrates daily ‘Excellence and Achievement for all!’ We are so proud of her, and can’t wait to see what she does next!”

Robin Camp, an Exceptional Children’s Program (ECP) “Teacher of Excellence” with Granville County Public Schools (GCPS) was recognized last week at the Educator of Excellence Reception at the ECP Conference. Camp works at Granville Central High School in Stem, NC. (Photo Credit: GCPS)

 

Granville Co. Public Schools to Host School Safety Summit

-Information courtesy Dr. Stan Winborne, Public Information Officer, Granville County Public Schools

You are invited to a “School Safety Summit” to be held in the Northern Granville Middle School auditorium – 3144 Webb School Rd., Oxford – on Thursday, November 15 at 6 p.m.

Join Granville County Public Schools staff, law enforcement and elected officials as we discuss what is being done to keep our schools safe.

The event is open to the public. Submit your comments in advance by clicking here.

 

Granville Co. Board of Education Takes Action on School Merger

-Press Release, Granville County Public Schools

In order to increase operational efficiency and save money, the Granville County Board of Education has been considering a variety of options to reorganize and restructure several schools across our district.

One of these options includes the merger of JF Webb High School and JF Webb School of Health and Life Sciences (JFW HLS).  At a scheduled work session on Tuesday, October 30, the Board of Education approved to merge the two schools beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year. The Board has tasked the schools to immediately begin planning this merger and creating a concept of academy program offerings at the school. These academies will include a Health and Life Sciences course of study which preserves ALL current course offerings at JFW HLS.

Furthermore, the Board has required that this merger NOT result in the loss in any instructional programs or course offerings at JFW HLS. Again, JFW HLS will cease to operate as a school, but ALL of the opportunities students currently have will continue after the merger.

The schools will convene a committee of parents, students and staff from both schools to study the creation and implementation of the NEW JF Webb High School academy structure and develop the curricular design of the programs within the merged school.

The Board and the staff of GCPS believe this merger and redesign of the school will increase opportunity for ALL students on the campus, and unite the community with WARRIOR PRIDE!