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Welcome to Trip Elementary School!

Trip Elementary School Staff 2013-2014
Trip Elementary School Staff 2013-2014

Trip Happenings

Summer Reading
Summer reading lists for Trip ES will be available at the Grayson Public Library and can be printed from the Trip Media Center website. The reading lists provided are recommendations Only. We encourage all students to visit the public library often during the summer for fun activities, author visits, raffles, and more! Have a wonderful summer and Keep On Reading!
Summer Registration Dates and Times
June 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 July 1, 7, 8, 21, 22 New student registrations 8:00-3:00
July 28 New student registrations 8:00-12:00
July 29, 30  New student registrations 12:00-3:00
July 31 New student registrations 8:00-12:00
August 1 - Open House, No new student registrations
August 4 - New student registrations 8:00-11:30 in the Media Center
August 5 - First day of school, No new student registrations
August 6 - New student registrations 8:30-12:00 in the Media Center
New Student Registration
Please click on the REGISTRATION link to the left to important information on required documents and a link to our online registration page. 

GCPS is focused on four major initiatives... initiatives connected to our core business of teaching and learning and to our vision of becoming a system of world- class schools. We encourage you to learn more about these initiatives:

Principal's Message

Happy New Year!

Time is flying by, and it is hard to believe that the first semester is over as we embrace a new year.  In this new year, our dedication to our students is even stronger.   I want to take a moment to express how much I have enjoyed being your principal over the past six months.  It has been a remarkable experience to serve and represent one of the best communities and school systems in this great nation.

At Trip, our mission and vision is one that embodies our school’s collaborative environment which recognizes that all stakeholders are important in the education of our students.  We’re excited to be entering our 7th year of providing a “world class” education, and we’re confident that this year is becoming one of our best.  We hope that as our students and families enter our building, our school climate is one that is positive and engaging.

Trip’s teaching staff is committed to challenging students at the utmost levels of critical thinking. We’re proud to offer a rigorous, standards-based curriculum as the foundation of an instructional program that is both meaningful and engaging. Of course, our powerful learning environment produces prevailing results as measured by annual state and national assessments.

Our teachers are using common planning time to collaborate and evaluate assessment data in order to make the most informed decisions about “next steps” with instruction. They are also working collaboratively to develop school-wide summary assessments. These assessments will evaluate how much students know about accurately summarizing from informational reading and how well they can convey their understanding of informational texts in writing.

We are aware that there is an ever-increasing need for educated adults who have the ability to quickly acquire and apply new knowledge and skills, to problem-solve quickly and accurately, to communicate clearly and effectively, to work in teams, and to use technology with facility and innovation.  Therefore, it is imperative that we provide our students with the core skills of critical thinking and creative innovation.

While student achievement is our highest priority, we believe that we are educating the “whole child”. A firm, fair, and consistent behavioral program sets a respectful tone that permeates throughout our school. Our school wide “7 Habits of Happy Kids” program promotes peaceful interactions amongst staff and students through a system of lifelong principles, praise, power and positivity.

Truly, Trip Elementary embodies a team environment that invites participation from all of our school’s stakeholders. We understand the strength and synergy that comes from unifying many people under a single vision of student success. We encourage all families to participate in our programs and in our classrooms; because, together…“WE are Trip Elementary, a school, where learning comes first!

All the best to you and yours in 2014!  I am proud to serve you and your family.

Your principal,

Dr. Rukina Walker

Jennifer Geyer

Teacher of the Year 2013-14

Jennifer Geyer
Teacher of the Year 2013-14

Congratulations Jennifer geyer...Trip Elementary's Teacher of the Year 2013-14!


Trip Rams

Trip Elementary School's mission is to support all students in reaching their full potential.

Belief Statements:

  • We believe collaboration leads teachers in supporting each other for the benefit of student learning and professional growth.
  • We believe having high expectations for all students will guide them to reach their full potential as lifelong learners.
  • We believe in students learning in an academically challenging environment that promotes critical thinking.
  • We believe in meeting the needs of all learners through differentiated instruction.
  • We believe in providing a safe, nurturing environment that makes a positive impact in the lives of the children we teach.
  • We believe our students learn from dedicated, effective teachers who use standards and data to maximize instructional time.

Contact Us

Trip Elementary School
841 Cooper Road
Grayson, GA 30017

Main: 678-639-3850
Fax: 678-639-3870

Hours: 8:15am - 2:45pm

2014-2015 School Supplies List

School Supply List 2014-2015.pdf (506.0 KiB)

2013-2014 Student/Parent Handbook Grades K-5

Weather-related School Closing Information

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation

GCPS is focused on four major initiatives,  initiatives connected to our core business of teaching and learning and to our vision of becoming a system of world- class schools. We encourage you to learn more about these initiatives:

Gwinnett Teacher Effectiveness System
Leadership Development