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GCPS Launches Operation PTV

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While school is out for Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students this summer, the school district has homework for parents and guardians.

GCPS TV, the school system”s educational access channel, has designated the month of June as "Operation PTV," a campaign challenging parents to jumpstart their connection with their teens.

Beginning on Monday, June 7, each of GCPS TV”s 16 "ParenTVision" shows will rebroadcast. As part of "Operation PTV," each episode will consist of an added feature – a conversation to help get parents and teens talking.

The programs will be divided into 4 categories: Issues for a New Generation, What Parents Don”t Know…, Self-Management, and Internal Compass. For a complete listing of programs and schedule details, parents and guardians can visit the GCPS TV section of the school district”s web site at www.gcpstv.org/ptv.

Hosted by Collins Hill High veteran school counselor and graduation coach Margaret Cheeley, ParenTVision is an award-winning series currently in its fourth season on GCPS TV. The program explores topics related to raising teens in the 21st century, with a goal of helping parents understand the issues facing teens today. The 60-minute format includes preproduced Connect with Kids videos and on-set interviews with counseling and advising experts, as well as Gwinnett teens. ParenTVision is part of the school system”s "Be There" initiative to inspire parents to be there for their children.