Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Sula Patino, a second grade student has been named the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club's student of the month.
At its weekly meeting, the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club recognized Sula Patino, who attends Peachtree Elementary School, as its student of the month. A proclamation was presented which pronounced: Peachtree Elementary is proud to recognize Sula Patino from Mrs. Westbrook’s second grade class as our Rotary Student for the 2012-2013 school year. Sula has attended Peachtree Elementary since kindergarten, and we are very proud of her accomplishments. She shows commitment to her learning and the learning environment. She is very focused on any task that she is given. Sula completes assignments and never gives less than her best. She takes great pride in her work and holds very high expectations of herself. She strives to …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The PTA is working to raise $30,000 to replace the school's aging outdoor track. Can you help?
Friday, February 8, 2013
Dr. Beverly Smith provided an update on the school at the Peachtree Corners Women's Round Table group at a luncheon held at La Nonna's.
It's always fun when a group of women get together - and the February meeting of the Peachtree Corners Women's Round Table was no exception. There was plenty of good conversation - and good food at the February gathering held at La Nonna's Italian Restaurant in Peachtree Corners. Dr. Beverly Smith, Peachtree Elementary School principal, was the speaker at the luncheon. Dr. Smith who began her teaching career at the elementary school, left to teach at several other Gwinnett schools before returning as its principal four years ago. "I was excited about coming back," said Smith who recalled her early years teaching at Peachtree Elementary. "I remember when there was nothing out here," she said. "Jay Bird Alley was a gravel road." The school, …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Gwinnett County elementary and middle school students will compete in the district spelling bee including students from Peachtree Corners schools.
Nearly 90 Gwinnett County students from 88 schools will compete at the district's spelling bee this Saturday, Feb. 2. The students are the spelling bee champions from their local elementary and middle schools. Pinckneyville Middle, Simpson, Peachtree and Berkeley Lake elementary schools will be represented. The competition will be held at Central Gwinnett High, located at 564 W. Crogan Street in Lawrenceville. It is sponsored by the Gwinnett County Association of Educators. Student participants will register from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. At 8:30 a.m., the local school spelling winners will first compete in a written spelling bee contest. The top 12 spellers from the written bee then will compete in the public oral bee. Last year's bee …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Results show Gwinnett County schools beat out state averages in all content areas and grade levels.
The state Department of Education announced Wednesday school-level results of the 2010-11 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) for grades 3-8. On June 23, the state announced system-level results, which noted that Gwinnett County schools beat out state averages in all content areas and grade levels. The content areas are: Reading, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Gwinnett students took the state-mandated tests in April. Around 12,000 students in each grade took the tests. Results for third and 5th grade students and Peachtree Elementary, Simpson Elementary and 8th grade Pinckneyville Middle School students included. Information based on Georgia Department of Education data. Peachtree Elementary: 3rd …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Pro Publica analyzes federal data to offer a snapshot of public schools. Data on Peachtree Corners schools are included.
How good a job does the State of Georgia do in giving students equal access in public education? Access to advanced placement courses, advanced math courses and gifted programs? The team at Pro Publica, decided to find out, using information collected by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. Pro Publica is a non-profit, independent news organization that does “investigative journalism in the public interest,” according to their website. Released last week, this particular project finds that in many states, there’s a negative correlation between high-poverty public schools and the percentage of students enrolled in more rigorous courses. Many in education call the disparity between richer and poorer districts and access …
Friday, June 3, 2011
The 2010-11 school year ended years of dedicated careers for a number of Peachtree Corners and Berkeley Lake teachers and staff.
The last day of school marked the end of studies for a lot of Peachtree Corners and Berkeley Lake school children, it also was the last day of school for a number of Gwinnett County Public School teachers who retired at the end of the 2010-11 school year. In all, 372 GCPS employees retired from Gwinnett County Public Schools this year, 10 from the four public schools located in Peachtree Corners and two from Berkeley Lake Elementary. The list includes long time support staff, administrators, classroom teachers, counselors and media specialists. The 2010-11 GCPS retirees from the Peachtree Corners schools: And the 2010-11 GCPS retirees from Berkeley Lake Elementary: All were honored on May 31 at the annual luncheon held at the Gwinnett …