"Our Direction" - From the desk of Paul Freeman
In his latest newsletter, Superintendent Paul Freeman shares news on the important work being done in Special Services to create inclusive schools and classrooms and to develop supports in-district to better program for all of Guilford's students.
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.
END THE "R" WORD CAMPAIGN AT GUILFORD HIGH SCHOOL
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.
GHS TOPPING OUT CEREMONY CANCELED FOR MARCH 7THThe public ceremony scheduled to view the placing of the beam on the new Guilford High School scheduled for this Friday, March 7th will be canceled due to ground conditions at the high school. The fields are snow and ice covered and therefore unsafe for guests to walk across to view the event.
2014-2015 EDUCATION BUDGET
Please access the following link to view the proposed budget and additional information. Budget
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.
THE NEW GUILFORD HIGH SCHOOLFor information on the Guilford High School Construction Project please link to: www.guilfordhigh.com
For information about organizations in Guilford, please link here.
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This site is the official web site of the Guilford Public Schools (GPS), Guilford, Connecticut. Links to web sites outside of the GPS structure are for the convenience of the user. Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the GPS. The Guilford Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, national/ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in its programs, activities, and employment practices. Questions or complaints related to Title IX should be directed to Anne Keene, Assistant Superintendent, 55 Park St., Guilford, CT 06437 or at 203-453-8216; questions or complaints related to disabilities, should be directed to Patricia Brett, Director of Pupil Services, 280 South Union St. Guilford, CT or 203-453-0128.