Thursday, March 21, 2013
Gwinnett County Public Schools will hold board meetings in each of the five districts in March and April.
Thursday, March 21
Gwinnett County Public Schools will commence its area school board meetings later in March, and continue through April. As officials do every year, board members will meet once in each of their districts. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the host school's theater. There will be refreshments beginning at 6:30 p.m. Citizens my attend any one of the five meetings. The meetings will be held: The meetings are a time for the school board to share information with the public. It is also an opportunity to hear the superintendent talk about the state of the school district, including budget challenges and recent successes.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Gwinnett County Public Schools will host its annual Transition Fair on Saturday, March 16. It is held to help families of students with special needs transition into adulthood.
From Gwinnett County Public Schools: Gwinnett County families of students with special needs can learn more at an event this month about how to support their children as they get ready to transition from K-12 into adulthood. The annual Gwinnett County Public Schools Transition Fair is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peachtree Ridge High, 1555 Old Peachtree Road, in Suwanee. This event is open to students from all school clusters. The GCPS Transition Fair is designed for families of students with special needs to obtain information that will help them in the future. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with local agency representatives to discuss and research the various options available as they transition…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Want to know just how troublesome your children are while at school? See select disciplinary numbers from the district's second quarter.
Every quarter, and annually, Gwinnett County Public Schools publishes its discipline report summary. At the recent school board meeting, the school district released thhe second quarter's report. It is for infractions from November 2012 - January 2013. See below a snapshot of selected items presented in the report. Number of Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO) violations in the district. These are violations determined by the state to be related, in part, to violent criminal offenses. To see last year's top violators, click here. Percent of disciplinary panels in the district that were held for high school students. This includes 342 panels, with 255 in regular education. This is compared with 352 panels in the first quarter. Last year in …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Peachtree Corners students and teachers in Gwinnett County public schools have a four-day weekend ahead. All of the county's public schools are closed Feb. 15 and Feb. 18 (President's Day). See what other upcoming days will impact students and teachers.
Thursday, February 14
It will be a long weekend for Gwinnett County Public Schools students. School will be closed Friday, Feb. 15 and Mon. Feb. 18, President's Day. Neither students nor teachers report to class. These days were originally scheduled as this school year's first snow make-up days. However, the district has not had to close because of bad weather. Peachtree Corners students who attend the following public schools will have the long holiday off: Upcoming Days to Remember Feb. 25 - 26: These are early release days for kindergarten through eighth grade. Classes are ending early for parent-teacher conferences. March 11: This is a student holiday, and a planned furlough day for school employees. March 29: This is the next snow make-up day. Teachers and…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The incident happened at Lanier High in Sugar Hill. Gwinnett Police are investigating.
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Wednesday, February 13
A Gwinnett County Schools police resource officer was struck and injured by a vehicle about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday (February 13) near Lanier High in Sugar Hill, Gwinnett Police said. The GCPS officer "suffered serious injuries" from the accident, which happened while he was directing traffic at the school, which is located on Buford Highway near Suwanee, police said. The GCPS officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Charges are pending for the driver of the vehicle that struck the officer, police said. -- Patch will have updates on this situation.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
On Jan. 31, a teen shooter brought a gun on to the campus of Atlanta's Price Middle School and shot a student. Parents there are enraged. So, we're asking are you concerned about safety at Gwinnett County schools?
Last week's shooting at an Atlanta middle school certainly upset parents in that school district, but it also may have piqued your concern. In that incident, a 14-year-old boy was sent to the hospital after a bullet grazed his neck. He was released later that day. And, a 15-year-old was arrested and charged in what police are calling a "gang-related" shooting, according to media reports. Since then, angry parents have questioned the operation of metal detectors and overall security at the school. At a recent school board meeting, APS Director of Security Marquenta Sands said that they are looking at "advanced technology" to keep children safe, according to an AJC report. She offered few specifics though, and gave little explanation as to …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
At a national conference this week, district leaders are hoping to protect education programs from across-the-board federal budget cuts.
Tuesday, January 29
Two Gwinnett County Board of Education members are among those in Washington D.C. this week to help protect school programs from "across-the board" federal budget cuts. Carole Boyce, school board chairwoman and District I representative, who also sits on the state's school board; and Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, District III representative (which includes Peachtree Corners schools), are present at the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) 40th annual Federal Relations Network Conference. The three-day conference ends Jan. 29. Along with Boyce and Murphy, some 700 school board and state school boards association leaders are meeting with members of Congress on Tuesday. They are hoping to protect education programs from across-the-board budget…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The crisp dry weather and clear skies is expected to give way to freezing rain and snow by the end of the week.
Weather forecast update: This morning the National Weather Service reports that Thursday will be mostly sunny with high temperature around 50 degrees. The original report called for a "wintry mix" to roll in around 3 p.m. The good news is it appears now we're in for another day of sunshine but Friday will be a different story. The NWS forecast for tomorrow is: That means there is a chance that school will be cancelled. We will post any news of school closings as soon as possible. In the meantime, expect a run at the grocery stores. ----- The threat of cold, wet weather is looming for Peachtree Corners and Gwinnett later this week. According to the National Weather Service, there is a "chance" of freezing rain and sleet after 3 p.m. …
Friday, January 18, 2013
A few more than 500 school districts nationwide made the list.
Officials with Gwinnett County Public Schools announced this week that the district has joined a list of a little more than 500 schools that made the College Boards AP District Honor Roll. They achieved this honor for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while increasing the percentage for students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. In all, 539 school systems in the United States and Canada received this distinction. “We are proud of this accomplishment by our schools,” Gale Hey, Gwinnett’s associate superintendent for Teaching and Learning, said in a press release. “Our focus has been and continues to remain on encouraging all of our students to challenge themselves with the rigor of AP opportunities…
Friday, November 30, 2012
Informational sessions will be held Dec. 6 at the Norcross school. Grades six through 12 will be able to register for the second semester.
Student enrollment begins in February for the second semester for Gwinnett Online Campus classes. Informational meetings for new students interested in the 2013-2014 school year begins in December. For the spring 2013 semester, the Norcross-area school will be accepting current sixth through 12th graders, but next school year, the online campus is adding fourth and fifth graders to the student body. Parents interested in enrolling their student for the 2013-2014 school year should attend one of the following informational meetings in the upcoming months: All Gwinnett Online Campus informational meetings will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration for the new school year runs from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28, 2013. To enroll for the second …