"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.
2013-2014 District Priorities
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.
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.
BREAKFAST IS SERVED IN GUILFORD'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
HEALTH SERVICES INFORMATION
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.
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 RoadPlease call Guilford Public Schools Pupil Services Department to schedule an appointment - 203-453-0128.
GFFE 's 8th ANNUAL ADULT SPELLING BEE
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2014If 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.
GUILFORD CLEAN-UP DAY
Saturday, May 3rd, 8am to 2pm
THE NEW GUILFORD HIGH SCHOOLFor information on the Guilford High School Construction Project please link to: www.guilfordhigh.com
GIRLS UNLIMITED GUILFORD!
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.
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The Guilford Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or disability in its programs, activities, and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries related to sex discrimination or harassment should be directed to Jason J. Beaudin, Assistant Superintendent, 701 New England Road, Guilford, CT 06437 or at 203-458-6666, ext. 27; inquiries related to disabilities should be directed to Virginia Brown, Director of Pupil Services, 280 South Union St., Guilford, CT or 203-453-0128.