The back-to-school season is close for Griffin-Spalding County School System’s families and staff.

Pre-planning for GSCS teachers and administrators will be the week of July 28 – August 1. The annual education celebration will be held on July 30.

All GSCS schools will host an Open House on July 31 from 3 pm – 7 pm. This open house will give families a chance to tour their school, meet teachers and administrators, ask questions and get any needed information. The first day of school for students will be August 4. School times will remain the same as the previous year (elementary – 8 am – 2:50 pm; middle – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm; High – 7:40 am – 3:20 pm).

Other key dates for the 2014-2015 school year include: Sept. 1: Labor Day holiday Oct. 13 – 17: Fall break Oct. 20: Report Cards Nov. 24-28: Thanksgiving break Dec. 22-Jan. 5: Christmas break Jan. 7: Report Cards Feb. 13-20: Winter break March 24: Report Cards April 20-24: Spring break May 29: Last day of school & Report Cards (Elementary) June 3: Report Cards (Middle & High)

To see the complete GSCS 2014-15 school year calendar visit the Back to School section on our website’s homepage: http://www.spalding.k12.ga.us.

Check out the Back to School section on our homepage for everything you need to know to start the new school year, including: 2014-15 School Supply List Student Testing Schedule Bus Transportation Registration GSCS Student Dress Codes GSCS School Listing with contact information and principal names Georgia Milestones Assessment System School Nutrition and Meal Prices Central Registration information and required document list

Parents or Guardians of students that have moved into Spalding County or moved within Spalding County are required to register for school at Central

Registration. Avoid lines and delays by registering early. Early registration will be held July 9 – 25, Monday through Friday from 8 am – 4 pm at the Parent Services Center, 234 E Taylor Street. You can also save time by completing the registration forms online prior to visiting the Parent Service Center at www.tinyurl.com/gscsregistration.

Families, please continue looking for ways to be involved in your student’s education because your help makes a big difference. Parent engagement is the key to turning a good school into a great school.

“The Griffin-Spalding County School System looks forward to another year of teaching, learning and student achievement, said Dr. Curtis Jones, school superintendent.”

Henry Repeating Arms donated $100,000 to the St.Vincent House at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. The contribution will benefit the patients and families seeking a greatly needed home away from home during treatment.

The check was presented to Sue Anne Gilroy, Executive Director of the St. Vincent Foundation and the former Indiana Secretary of State by Anthony Imperato, President and Owner of Henry Repeating Arms. The presentation took place on April 24, 2014 in front of 2,500 NRA members at the Friends of the NRA National Banquet held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The donation was made as part of Henry Repeating Arms’ Guns For Great Causes program. President Anthony Imperato explains, “we started the program several years ago because we felt blessed with our success and wanted to give back to organizations we admire.  The Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital provides extraordinary patient care for the children of Indiana and we are proud to support them.”

About Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent
Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent has been dedicated to providing extraordinary patient care for the children of Indiana. With a full range of pediatric services, state-of-the-art facilities and friendly atmosphere, patients from newborns to teens receive the best, most comprehensive care from doctors and nurses who understand the needs of children. It offers 46 private inpatient beds, 15 beds in the Pediatric Intensive Care unit, 85 beds in the Newborn Intensive Care unit, and 17 beds in the Hilbert Pediatric Emergency Department, the first pediatric emergency room in the state of Indiana. The hospital also offers 24-hour physician coverage by pediatric hospitalists, intensivists, neonatologists, board certified emergency doctors, and a nursing staff with an average of 10 years nursing experience. The goal of Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent is to offer a complete continuum of care to children—from newborns to late adolescents. A multidisciplinary approach for family-focused care includes child life specialists, social workers, education specialists and pastoral care.