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On December 2, 2008 Paul Daniels was sworn in as the District 5 representative of the Guilford County Board of Education. 

Here is Paul pictured with his wife Melody and daughters Madison and Taylor. 

Congratulations to Paul on behalf of the SE Guilford County Community Association.


Andrew LaRowe - Guilford County Schools Executive Director Facilities & Construction Management reports on School Construction at SEGCA Forum on October 16, 2008.  Thanks to Linda Welborn and Cindy Farmer - Southeast Educational Advancement Coalition (SEAC) for their support of our Schools and Darin Thomas -SEGCA for moderating the session.


Congratulations to Southeast Middle School!!!9/25/08
Thanks to Karen Burress - Principal; Teachers, and Students for
Making Southeast Middle School
One of 16 Most Improved GCS Schools in 2007-08.
Samuel Allred Honors Marlene Forbes & Seth Chappell Honors Gail Welker
Southeast Middle School Staff
The Southeast Middle School Cheerleaders were Awsome!
They were honored at the 2008 Celebrating Excellence In Education
on 9/24/08 in Greensboro War Memorial Auditorium

School received $8,000; Teachers received $1,000 and Students received $50 Gift Card
Learning does Pay!

Thanks to Action Greensboro Business For Excellence in Education

and Guilford Education Alliance for this recognition.

Pictures compliments of Caitlin Fisher:Top left: Southeast Middle School Cheerleaders,
Bottom: Karen Burress, Principal receiving award from Mo Green GCS Superintendent;
Gail Welker (8th Grade Science), Marlene Forbes (8th Grade Math), Seth Chappell

Southeast Educational Advancement Coalition (SEAC) Update on 2008 School Bond  8/18/08


If you have passed by Southeast High School in the last month, you have seen a lot of construction going on!  The parking lot looks like it is being demolished and there is a lot work being done to the Southeast School Road side of the building.  All of this construction is due to the cafeteria renovations that have been in the works for several years.  The water and sewer issues greatly delayed this project.  There was left over funds on the 2000 Bond and some of that left over funding was allocated for Southeast High School cafeteria renovations; this work has nothing to do with the 2008 Bond.   The parking lot construction that is being done is due to water and sewer needs for the renovated cafeteria; the parking lot will be completed before school starts August 26th.   The cafeteria renovations are scheduled to be completed by the end of November.   The renovated cafeteria will be able to support twice the capacity of the current cafeteria.   Students will need to be patient until the cafeteria renovations are completed.   The current plan is that a corner of the old cafeteria will be utilized to serve food and part of the auditorium will be utilized for seating students during lunch.  The food will be catered from Southern High School.   This will be a bit challenging for the students but will be well worth it when we finally get the new cafeteria.


Where are we with the 2008 Bond projects?   Guilford County Schools Facilities Department sent out Request for Qualifications for architects and received over 50 responses.  There is an architect selection committee that will review these responses and create a ranked short list.  The ranked short list will be approved by the School Board and at that time architects can be assigned projects.  Alamance Elementary and Southeast High School will be two of the first projects assigned architects.  Southeast Middle School renovations, which are 10th on the project list, will be designed along with Southeast High School in order to create a cohesive design for the two schools due to the close proximity of the schools.   However, Southeast Middle will still be 10th on the list for the actual construction phase.  


The GCS Facilities department is looking for and hopes to acquire 30 – 35 acres for the new Southeast Elementary School which is 8th on the project list.


Each project will have a project team made up of 8-10 individuals that will have decision making authority for their assigned project.   Members of the project team will consist of the architect, project manager, facilities manager, school board member, county commissioner, principle, 1-3 school faculty members, and 1-3 parents.   You should contact your parent representatives with any questions or concerns.  Next month I hope to provide the names of members on each project team.


The 2008 Bond projects are moving forward, I have been told a timeline for the projects is being developed and should be available in the next month or two which I will share as soon as it is available.


Thanks so much for all of your support over the last two years.   The 2008 Bond funds will provide crucially needed facilities for our students in the Southeast area.


Linda Welborn

Southeast Educational Advancement Coalition (SEAC)


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