Free internet connections through June 30, 2023, are still available for eligible Greenbrier County Schools households. Any GCS families who have NOT received a letter with information about a free internet connection are encouraged to call the technology office at 304-647-6484 to check to see if they are eligible.
Planning is underway for the 2023-2024 school calendar! We invite parents, students, staff, and community members to complete a brief online school calendar survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RXHKD9V. The survey closes on Friday, January 20. Calendar options and a planning guide are available at https://www.greenbriercountyschools.org/page/school-calendar-planning. GCS will host a public forum regarding the calendar on February 14 at 5:30 p.m. and March 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kyle & Ann Fort Arts & Sciences Building on the campus of New River CTC. The 2023-2024 school calendar will be presented for approval at the regular meeting of the board of education on March 14.
Happy New Year from Greenbrier County Schools! Schools are closed in observance of the holiday. We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, January 3,.
Wishing our students, staff, and community a very merry Christmas! Please remember Tuesday, December 20, is the last school day before the holiday break. Wednesday, December 21, is a Professional Learning & Faculty Senate Day for staff. The winter break begins Thursday, December 22, and runs through Monday, January 2. School reconvenes on Tuesday, January 3. Enjoy a restful holiday break!
Happy Thanksgiving Break - November 21 -25!
Greenbrier County Schools will operate on a 3-HOUR DELAY TODAY, Thursday, November 17, due to inclement weather.
CALENDAR REMINDER: Tuesday, December 20, is the last school day before the holiday break. Wednesday, December 21, is a Professional Learning & Faculty Senate Day for staff. The winter break begins Thursday, December 22, and runs through Monday, January 2. School reconvenes on Tuesday, January 3. Enjoy a restful holiday break!
GCS is proud to partner with the WVSU Extension Service, Children's Home Society, and Greenbrier County Family Support Center to present the Healthy Grandfamilies Resource Fair at The Marvel Center in Rupert on Monday, November 14, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Greenbrier County Schools reminds families that schools will be closed on Tuesday, November 8, in observance of Election Day and Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Please remember continuation of the school levy is on the ballot.
Please remember that continuation of the school levy is on the election ballot. The levy supports school security (including police officers in all schools), art & music programs; instructional materials & supplies; capital improvements; facility maintenance & repairs; personnel outside the school aid formula; and maintains employee benefits. Early voting ends Friday, November 5. Schools are closed on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8.
SMART 529 SWEEPSTAKES: SMART529 is celebrating 20 years by giving away three $20,000 savings scholarships to West Virginia children ages 14 and under. One scholarship has been given away already, but there is still time to register for the remaining two. Visit https://www.wvtreasury.com/20years for more details regarding the sweepstakes. Families must register to be eligible for the sweepstakes.
The continuation of Greenbrier County's school levy is on the Nov. 8 election ballot, and early voting at the Courthouse and Rupert Community Center is open now through November 5. Please remember schools will be closed in observance of Election Day on Tuesday, November 8, and Veterans Day on Friday, November 11. The levy, which has been in place since 1974, funds school security (including police officers in all schools); art and music programs; instructional supplies and allotments; capital improvements, facility maintenance and repairs; and personnel outside the school aid formula and maintain employee benefits. Forty-four WV counties have school levies in place. With the approval of a 60% levy, Greenbrier County will rank 36th among those counties in taxpayer contribution to education. Please visit greenbriercountyschools.org and select School Levy from the Site Menu options to learn more.
On Tuesday, October 11, Greenbrier County Board of Education members unanimously adopted a Resolution Opposing Amendment 2. The Resolution can be found at https://www.greenbriercountyschools.org/article/877413.
School bus transportation plays a critical role in the education of our nation's students and is the direct link between a neighborhood and the classroom. Each day, GCS transports approximately 2,925 students an estimated 4,570 miles -- a distance comparable to driving across the U.S. and more than halfway back. National School Bus Safety Week reminds us all to keep school bus safety at the forefront.
Since 1993, officials around the world proclaim the third week in October as #CharacterCountsWeek. GCS students learn the importance of developing and demonstrating good character every day through Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.
Sixth grade students at WGMS participated in an essay contest sponsored by the Rupert Volunteer Fire Department on the topic "Keep Your Community Safe". Members of the fire departments spoke with 6th-graders today about fire safety and announced the following winners: 3rd Place - Kieri Long 2nd Place - Kaiden Rhodes 1st Place - Aryanna Howard CONGRATULATIONS! #FirePrevention
Fire Won't Wait. Plan Your Escape. It's #FirePreventionWeek and GCS joins the National Fire Protection Association in reminding families to practice home escape plans regularly.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves nearly 30 million children every school day. President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week (NSLW) in 1962 to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom. GCS celebrates #NSLW and the 2022 theme, Peace, Love & School Lunch.
Greenbrier County Schools reminds families that Monday, October 10, is a Professional Learning and Faculty Senate Day. Students do not report on October 10th. Thank you.
October is National Bullying Awareness Month. GCS students who experience or witness bullying can make an anonymous report to school officials using the STOPit web app at https://appweb.stopitsolutions.com/login or by downloading the STOPit app on any mobile device. Links to STOPit and incident reports are available on school and district websites and bookmarked on all student Chromebooks. Teachers and parents can assist students in submitting reports if they are too young to do so themselves. #StopBullying #BeKind