April 14, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Play2Learn
April 21, 2023
GCPS Pre-K Lottery
For the 2023–24 school year, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) will continue the pilot Pre-K program in eight Gwinnett elementary schools— Anderson-Livsey, Beaver Ridge, Benefield, Hopkins, Lawrenceville, McKendree, Nesbit, and Norton. Each pilot school will have two Pre-K classes serving 16 students per class. Families who live in the eight pilot school attendance zones may enter their child in the GCPS Pre-K Lottery if they are interested in their child attending one of these classes.
Go to www.gcpsk12.org/pre-k to sign up your child for the Pre-K Lottery. Signing up does not guarantee your child a spot in the class. However, it ensures that your child will be included in the lottery process.
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Click here for more information in Bosnian.
Relay for Life Car Show
Click here to view information about the ISC Relay for Life Car Show on April 22nd.
Join the GCPS team as a School Custodian!
Early Learning Programs
Play 2 Learn - is designed for children birth to age 5 and their parents/caregivers. This is a weekly 90 minute program that focuses on building capacity in parents to be their child’s first teacher, exposing children to a high quality school environment, providing social opportunities for children and increasing their access to books and resources.
Play 2 Learn @home- is designed for learning without ever leaving the home. This program provides videos that model for parents great ways to read books and teach concepts in all subject areas using everyday items that can be found in the home.
Gwinnett Building Babies’ Brains- is a community initiative that provides parents with the information they need to be their child’s first and best teacher. https://buildingbabiesbrains.com/
Mission and Vision
“Expecting Excellence, Making a Difference”
McKendree Elementary School will become a challenging environment that motivates students to become responsible, productive citizens and lifelong learners.
The mission of McKendree Elementary School is to be a school that prepares students to accept the challenges of a changing world by arming them with the skills of problem-solving, critical thinking, academic knowledge, and the citizenship attributes of empathy and social conscience that will enable them to become competitive and cooperative citizens.
• We believe in the intrinsic value and dignity of all people.
• We believe in creating a climate that promotes responsibility, self-discipline, citizenship, and motivation in our students.
• We believe in the partnership of the home, school and community in educating the whole child.
• We believe in developing high but achievable goals for each child.
• We believe in establishing high standards of learning and performance for all students.
Principal Tyese Scott