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about 1 year ago

21st Century Parenting 


Raising a child today can be very challenging.  Advances in technology make it hard to keep up with all of the new opportunities for education, entertainment and communication - but it also bring about a new set of dangers and pitfalls.  Learn more about issues like Cyber-Bullying, Sexting, Gaming, Online Predators and more at "NetSmartz 5", an online resource for parents and families. 


Click HERE to access their website.


"What did you do at School Today?"

Click to download this document: Parent's Guide to the Elementary Curriculum

"What Did You Do At School Today?"
A Parent's Guide to the Elementary School Curriculum

This curriculum guide is designed to help parents answer the age-old question, "What did you do at school today?â" An overview of the curriculum is presented by grade level with concrete examples of the skills and knowledge that students should master by the end of each school year.

This document reflects the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, the state’s standards that teachers must teach at each grade level. These are the standards that are assessed through our Granville County K-2 Assessments and End-of-Grade (EOG) tests in grades 3 through 6.


Tips for Parents of Young Readers


The International Reading Association's downloadable resources are available to help parents as they take on their critical role as their children’s first and most important teachers.


North Carolina School Report Cards


Just as student report cards provide parents with information on their child's performance, the NC School Report Cards offer a snapshot of some of the important information about individual schools. Governor Mike Easley, the State Board of Education, and State Superintendent June Atkinson are committed to ensuring that North Carolina's schools are preparing students for the demands of college and skilled work in the 21st Century.

To view the report cards by school or district, click here.


US Department of Education - Parent Resources

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The federal government's website provides a variety of resouces aimed at helping parents guide their children toward success in school.  Click here to access the website.

North Carolina Virtual Public Schools


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North Carolina Virtual Public School fulfills that promise with an exciting way for students from all over the state to take high school and college preparatory classes online in a "virtual" learning environment.

Our high school students deserve the best education possible, no matter where they live, what their learning style is or what their circumstances are.

North Carolina Virtual Public School fulfills that promise with an exciting way for students from all over the state to take high school and college preparatory classes online in a "virtual" teaching environment.

All of our students, but particularly those in remote areas who might not be able to take all the courses they'd like, can now complete required or elective coursework and look forward to fulfilling college and career opportunities.

Foreign Exchange Opportunities
Greetings!
I have been involved with foreign exchange students now for several years as a Local Coordinator with CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange. In that time, I’ve learned that the world can be made better through cultural exchange through the CIEE mission to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.
Until a family has had the experience of hosting an international exchange student, they cannot imagine how rewarding it is to bring the world into your own home and to see the bond being created between a host family and a teenager from another part of the world.

I personally have hosted students from Poland, Slovakia, Japan, Slovakia, Japan, Indonesia and India; and this coming school year my family will welcome a student from Germany. By having these students live with our families, we break down the barriers that divide people, not only across international borders, but also within our own community. It’s a great opportunity to experience another country without leaving your own home. The rewards a family will reap are unlimited.

I urge everyone to consider the possibility of volunteering to host an exchange student. The non-profit company I work with is CIEE (Council on International Education Exchange)www.ciee.org/highschool. I would be happy to help anyone that would be interesting in hosting an exchange student.

Joy Goreman
CIEE Team Leader/Local Coordinator
919-830-9194
aprayerpartner@msn.com

Read to Achieve

about 1 year ago

Read to Achieve


Read to Achieve is a provision of the Excellent Public Schools Act which became law in July 2012.  This law applies to all schools beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.  This website gives a basic overview of all of the components of the program.  Your child's school will have more details and will communicate to you how this law impacts your child.   

The Department of Public Instruction has provided a video that highlights many components of Read to Achieve.  Should you have any additional questions please direct them to your child's principal or Lela Baldwin, Director of Elementary Education, at 919.693.4613 or baldwinlj@gcs.k12.nc.us.

The Read to Achieve initiative is a component of the North Carolina Excellent Public Schools Act passed in 2012. 

Parents will receive multiple notifications over the 2013-2014 school year regarding Read to Achieve and the potential impact on his or her child.  All correspondence sent to parents follows: Letters sent to all parents/guardians of rising third grade students: July 2013

Read to Achieve Info: Read to Achieve: Parent Resource

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