GCPS to Host First Education Summit on September 30th
for Parents, Community and Employees
Greensville County Public Schools will welcome parents, community and employees to its first Education Summit on Saturday, September 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, at Greensville Elementary School. Attendees will focus on the school division’s theme of “Building the Culture for Student Success.”
The Summit will feature keynote speaker and former educator Dr. John Draper, who will share his insights and inspiration about public education from his work with school districts throughout the country. Following the keynote presentation, attendees can choose from a variety of small group sessions that will explore topics impacting education today. These topics include:
- Dealing with the challenge of homelessness among children and families;
- Decreasing the stigma of mental health and identifying resources for support;
- Meaningfully engaging young learners;
- Creating a path to the future at Southside Virginia Community College with Eagle Scholarships;
- Empowering fathers for engagement with their children’s education; and
- Tips for successful parent-teacher conferencing.
In addition, a resource area will feature table top displays from schools, departments and local agencies so that attendees can gather information, ask questions and learn more about how to support Greensville students during the new school year. A continental breakfast and free supervised child care will be provided.
Although pre-registration is not required, it would help staff with planning. You may quickly and easily pre-register by clicking on the link found on the school division website at GCPS1.com.
For more information on the Education Summit, please contact Shirley at 634-3748.
To register for the event, click here.
Advisory Commission on Student Success
Greensville County Public Schools has launched the first Advisory Commission on Student Success that will assist school leaders in identifying the challenges and barriers to student success and then, recommend actions to move the school system forward. The Commission is composed of 35 community leaders, faith leaders, parents, citizens, educators and students.
"We are so pleased to have the support of our leaders and citizens who will help us shape the future of our community's children," said School Board Chairman, Rhonda Jones-Gilliam. "Our work is urgent and improtant, and we believe that everyone can play an important role in ensuring the succes of our students."
The Advisory Commission will meet three times in May and June to learn key information about the school system, discuss the challenges and barriers to student success, identify the strengths of the school system and surrounding community, and then recommend action steps to ensure the success of every student. Following educators' summer work, the Commission will reconvene in the fall to hear how its recommendations will be incorporated into school division operations.
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