Georgia Preparatory School is delighted to introduce our very first GPS Student Spotlight: Aiden Howard! Aiden is a fourth grade student here at GPS and has been playing football since he was five years old.
He began his football career playing for the Rockdale Bulldogs. Two years ago, Aiden joined the East Metro Steelers Elite, which is ranked as a top five football team in the state of Georgia. The East Metro Steelers are also expected to be ranked in the top ten nationally.
Coached by his dad, Zachary Howard, Aiden holds down the position of nose guard or nose tackle, a key role on the defensive line. Actually, this position is considered to be the most physically demanding in football. Aiden’s prowess and athleticism on the football field have not only earned him the nickname “The Sack King” (a title that he lives up to each and every game) but has also led him to be ranked as one of the top 9U nose guards in the state of Georgia!
Earlier this month, Aiden and his teammates competed in the Centennial Bowl where they took home the first-place trophy. Just last week, they competed in the 2019 Youth National Championships Preseason event in Mobile, AL where Aiden and his teammates won all of their games. Please join me in congratulating Aiden on being a stellar student-athlete! Keep doing big things Aiden – both in school and on the football field. Check out the pictures below of Aiden in action!
Additional information on the East Metro Steelers Elite can be found on the organization’s Facebook page:The East Metro Steelers.
We invite you to join the Georgia Preparatory School Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). PAC is the equivalent of a parent-teacher organization. Your involvement greatly assists us with GPS’ programs and operations. Your participation also helps us out with the following: 1) teacher-led support; 2) fundraising; 3) school-wide events; 4) student recognition events; and 5) outreach/recruitment of parents and community volunteers.
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm unless otherwise noted. Please come and share your thoughts, ideas, and concerns. Most importantly, please come and get involved!
We are in our full swing now and hopefully, everyone has adapted to their school schedule. As, a reminder, the school hours are 8:25am-4:00pm. Students arriving before 7:40 am are considered before-care and those remaining after 4:30 pm are sent to our after-care program (both programs have fees). I want to encourage you to visit our new and improved website. (Same address: www.georgiaprep.org). There are a few new additions and information pages for you to peruse.
In school, your child is the captain of the ship when it comes to handling homework. They can sail smoothly with these tips:
Discuss expectations. Encourage your child to think about what they expect of themselves. Let them know what you expect when it comes to homework. Consider writing down your expectations, such as doing their best and turning assignments in when they’re due.
Step back. Have your child decide when to do homework, whether it’s after school or after dinner. When it’s time for them to start, be matter-of-fact. You could say, “Looks like it’s time to do homework. Let me know if you need anything.” Then, allow them to work independently. This shows them you have confidence in their abilities and encourages them to take responsibility for their own work.
I hope you have a wonderful week!
AUGUST PEP RALLY
Check out some pictures from our August Pep Rally! The students and teachers all had a fabulous, fun-filled time.
On behalf of the staff of Georgia Preparatory School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children achieves their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.
As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you support your child’s learning by: 1) making sure your student attends school daily, arrives on time, and is ready for the day’s learning experience; 2) completes all homework assignments given by teachers; 3) reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills; 4) shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life and informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject; and 5) knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school.
We invite you to come and share during our monthly parent meetings (P.A.C.), held every second Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm. Your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations us with the following activities: 1) teacher-led support; 2) fundraising; 3) school-wide events; 4) student recognition events; and 5) outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers.
Information regarding school lunch menu, calendar, uniforms, parent handbook, and programs can be found on our website. If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year.
The wonderful Georgia Prep staff and I feel honored to be a part of your child’s education and look forward to a wonderful school year.