Saturday, May 11, 2013
Marci Sledge takes over for the school, as the current principal is retiring.
The Gwinnett County school board has appointed a veteran educator to take over the helm of Pinckneyville Middle School. In a special called meeting May 9, board members approved a transfer of Marci Sledge to Pinckneyville Middle School. She is currently the principal at Trip Elementary in Grayson. In addition, she is a 2007 graduate of the district's Quality-Plus Leader Academy. She takes over for Wanda Yeargin, who is retiring. Her appointment is effective July 1. Employment History: 2008-Present -- Principal, Trip Elementary 2003-2008 -- Assistant Principal, Hull Middle 1999-2003 -- Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Teacher, Norcross High 1996-1999 -- 8th Grade Physical and Earth Science Teacher, John Muir Middle, Los Angeles Unified …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Peachtree Corners school is one of 11 Gwinnett public schools that is listed among the top performers category.
A number of schools within Gwinnett County Public Schools are in the state's top 25 for the eighth-grade writing test. When comparing the percentage of students scoring in the "exceeds" category, 11 schools landed in the state's top 25 performers, according to a press release Gwinnett County school officials. With 33.4 percent of students exceeding standards, Osborne Middle School in Hoschton was the highest-ranking school in the state. Twin Rivers Middle School in Buford has the next highest ranking in Gwinnett County. About 25 percent of its students exceeded standards. The Gwinnett County middle schools in the top 25 in the state are: See also: Gwinnett Middle School Students Score Well on State Writing Test Keep up with what's …
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 …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Awarded by the Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership, the grants total more than $18,000 to various teachers and schools in the area.
Tuesday, January 15
The Norcross Cluster Schools Partnership has awarded 11 grants totaling more than $18,000 to various teachers and schools in the area. The organization was able to fulfill the grants because of donations through sponsors, parents, community leaders, teachers, NCSP events and especially the Harvest Ball, according to the NCSP monthly newsletter. The Harvest Ball is the NCSP's annual fall fundraiser that includes beverages, dinner, live music, a silent auction and entertainment. The grants review committee considered 29 grant applications that totaled more than $66,000. "Thank you to all the teachers that submitted grant requests," committee Chairwoman Mary Hester said in the newsletter. "We read every grant and were impressed with the …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Joshua Maxson was recognized recently as the club's Student of the Month.
At its weekly meeting on Monday,Dec. 3, the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club recognized Joshua Maxson, who attends Pinckneyville Middle School, as its student of the month. A proclamation was presented which pronouced: WHEREAS Pinckneyville Middle School student Joshua Maxson has been nominated by his teachers as being an outstanding straight A student; the kind of student everyone loves because he enjoys learning. He is respectful, courteous, and hard-working. Joshua always gives his best to his schoolwork even though he is involved in many other activities. Joshua is very talented musically playing the trombone in Pinckneyville’s advanced band. He also plays the guitar and piano. When he has spare time, he enjoys playing video games and …
Anna Maxson was recognized recently by the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club as the Student of the Month.
At its weekly meeting on Monday, Dec. 3, the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club recognized Anna Maxson, who attends Pinckneyville Middle School, as its student of the month. A proclamation was presented to the second-grader which pronouced: WHEREAS Pinckneyville Middle School student Anna Maxson has been nominated by her teachers as being an exceptional student, who is conscientious, kind and considerate. Anna always gives her best to her schoolwork earning straight A grades on her report card while taking accelerated classes. She also excels in sports, playing on Pinckneyville’s basketball team, and also playing soccer. Anna loves to paint, and she is a talented saxophone player in her school’s band. Anna and her family actively serve the …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Twelve Peachtree Corners students earn honors at international conference held June 9-12.
A dozen students from Peachtree Corners have taken the concept of thinking "outside the box” to a whole new level – an international level…with honors. Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) is a program founded in 1974 by creativity pioneer, Dr. E. Paul Torrance. The program, now part of the Gifted Student curriculum in Gwinnett County Public School's Norcross cluster, is designed to engage students in creative problem solving. Students utilize a six-step problem solving process to explore challenges and propose action plans to complex societal problems. Norcross High School student Allison Fisher, a rising 11th grader, has been participating in the program since she was in 4th grade. This summer she was one of the 12 …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
The Peachtree Corners school was one of seven groups to win $500 for its efforts.
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Sunday, July 10, 2011
In the spring of this year Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful issued a challenge to every community - find a project in your neighborhood that will enhance the community and enter for a chance to win a $500 award. The contest ended May 15 and the winners were just recently announced. Pinckneyville Middle School took the challenge and was one of seven of 147 groups chosen as winners. The contest was part of the Great American Cleanup, a national community improvement project. "The results from this years’ Great American Cleanup are in and the results are amazing," said Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful director Connie Wiggins in a statement. "We are on our way to become America’s greenest, cleanest community." Cash prizes were awarded in seven separate …
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 …