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"Our Direction" - From the desk of Paul Freeman

In his April newsletter, "Fostering a Growth Mindset," Dr. Freeman discusses the importance of mindset in student learning. The superintendent's message is inspired by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck's book, "Mindset," based on her decades of research on achievement and success.

April "Our Direction"

Superintendent's webpage.

2013-2014 District Priorities

Priority #1
All students will experience academic rigor, every day in every class; instruction will be aligned to the Common Core State Standards, integrated with the Principles of Learning, and measured by observations with the Guilford Framework for Teaching and Learning.

Priority #2
Teaching and learning will be supported by subject area coaches and specialists, instructionally-focused leadership, and professional learning communities.

Priority #3
Our schools will be safe and caring places for learning by building positive relationships and healthy decision making within the school environment and throughout the community as measured by survey data.

Common Core State Standards

Guilford Public Schools is currently implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). CCSS is based on the principle that academic standards in literacy and mathematics should be consistent across districts and states, relevant to the real world, and reflect the knowledge and skills needed by students to be prepared for college and careers in our global economy.

The implementation of the CCSS will continue to improve educational outcomes for Guilford students. This effort will build on what we are already doing well, allow us to clarify expectations at each grade level, and assess students’ knowledge based on the updated standards.

For more information about the Common Core, please link here.

The State of the Schools 2013

This document contains achievements throughout the Guilford Public Schools over the past year and initiatives for the 2013-14 school year. State of the Schools 2013

Video: A video summary of the report, created by Guilford High School students, can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/68798542

The Institute for Learning

Guilford Public School District has been a member district of the Institute for Learning (IFL) at the University of Pittsburgh for the past five years.  As a result of the partnership with IFL, Guilford continues to work on the implementation of the Principles of Learning – giving all students the opportunity to reach or exceed world class standards.  Two fundamental beliefs drive our practice:  1.) Effort creates ability and 2.) Discipline-specific content knowledge and pedagogy is important for high student achievement.
Institute for Learning


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


e-COMPASS NEWSLETTER
Student and faculty news and events can be found in our district newsletters.

March 2014
December 2013
October 2013
September 2013
June 2013
March 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012



 
DINING SERVICES
BREAKFAST IS SERVED IN GUILFORD'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

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HEALTH SERVICES INFORMATION

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Guilford Public Schools is committed to recycling in all of our school buildings. (more).

 
EATING & LIVING HEALTHY
Guilford Public Schools is collaborating with Dr. Deborah Kennedy to provide easy ways to improve children's diets and activity levels to live healthier.
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VISIT STOPBULLYING.GOV
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education have launched a redesigned Stop Bullying website to encourage children, parents, teachers and communities to take action to stop and prevent bullying.

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION SCREENING FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN

Wednesday, April 23rd, Guilford Lakes School, 40 Maupas Road

Please call Guilford Public Schools Pupil Services Department to schedule an appointment - 203-453-0128.
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GFFE 's 8th ANNUAL ADULT SPELLING BEE

Friday, April 25th
7-9:30pm
Guilford High School

For more information including Team Registration, please visit www.gffe.org

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2014

If you were unable to attend Kindergarten Registration on February 28th, please call the school where your child will attend school for a registration appointment at your earliest convenience.
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THE NEW GUILFORD HIGH SCHOOL

For information on the Guilford High School Construction Project please link to: www.guilfordhigh.com


 

COMMUNITY CONNECTION

GIRLS UNLIMITED GUILFORD!
MAY 31st, 9am - 2pm, Nathanael Greene Community Center

One-day conference for 7th, 8th and 9th grade girls. A chance to talk about what matters to girls the same age.

Call Guilford Youth & Family Services to Register at 203-453-8047. (more)

For information about organizations in Guilford, please link here.