Thursday, May 2, 2013
Students from Duluth and Norcross high schools will be among 96 GCPS students who will spend four weeks on the campus of Valdosta State University, where they will be able to study subjects of their choosing.
Nearly 100 Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students - including eight from Duluth High School and 10 from Norcross High School - will spend part of their summer taking a rigorous, in-depth look at an area of their interest. The 96 students were selected as finalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP), earning a spot in this summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Representing 14 of the district’s high schools, the Gwinnett students will learn from the most qualified Georgia high school teachers in this challenging and enriching program. Nearly 3,000 students from across the state were interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February. From those nominees, 690 finalists…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Do you have news or share or an upcoming event that you want everyone to know about? Post it on Patch, It's easy to do, here is all you need to know!
Patch is a great avenue for readers to share announcements and upcoming events with the community. We love to see our readers posting on the site! Please remember the following suggestions when posting on Patch: Think about it like this -- if it is something other community members can attend on only specific dates, then it is an event. If it is information community members can use to sign up for ongoing classes or pre-register for events, it is an announcement. Other announcements about accomplishments, engagements, births and deaths are always welcome as well. If you have an event you would like added to our event calendar, please click here. If you have news or information you would like to share in our announcement section, please …
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…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Peachtree Elementary students exceed project goal collecting nearly 17,000 box tops for their school project and earning money for the school.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Peachtree Elementary School has some very industrious fifth graders. Two of the school's fifth grade classes chose an end-of-the-year project to collect a required number of box tops to raise money for their school. Box top collection is a program that General Mills offers to schools. The students collect box top of General Mills products and in exchange earn money for their school. The two fifth grade classes, led by teachers Lauren Held and Sheryl Robinson, far exceeded the goal of gathering 6,000 for the project. These ambitious fifth graders didn't stop when they had reached their goal and "ended up collecting nearly 17,000 General Mills box tops in three weeks, said Held in an email. "The children spearheaded the entire project," …