GES Vision Statement:

We believe our students at Gunpowder Elementary should learn in a rigorous, responsive, and safe learning environment where culture and diversity are recognized, accommodated, valued, and respected.  Our teaching staff will demonstrate high expectations for all learners.  We will promote a learning environment that is driven by interest, ability, and learning style to meet the strengths and needs of our learners.  Families are recognized as partners in the learning process.  We embrace communication between and among staff and community as we work to create the best learning opportunities for all students. 


GES Mission Statement:

Our mission is to inspire students to be lifelong learners in an environment of high expectations, striving to maximize student potential by providing rigorous academic programs and fostering responsible citizenship.

What's Happening

Gunpowder Scoop & Swap 2015

Scoop & Swap is coming!  Mark your calendars for May 27, 2015, 4:30- 6:30 pm.  Students may bring books they own that they are ready to "swap" for a new book.  They should bring books to the library now through May 26th.  On the afternoon of the event, Gunpowder families will come to the school to pick out new books and enjoy some ice cream, courtesy of the PTA.

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is looking for teachers who have made a positive impact in your community.  Every month a new teacher will be chosen for the Teachers are Heroes Award.
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Parents, new this year, teachers and the PTA are using Volunteer Spot  to organize and advertise when volunteers are needed.  Please consider volunteering at GES!
  Free online sign up sheets by VolunteerSpot
  July 2015  
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Upcoming Events

   Independence Day Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed
   Jul 03 2015
   Summer School Begins
   Jul 06 2015
   Summer School Ends
   Jul 31 2015
   Opening Day for Students
   Aug 24 2015 at 10:07 AM

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