Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Karson Smith, a second grade student, has been named the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club's student of the month.
On Monday, May 6, 2013 during its weekly meeting, the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club recognized recognized Karson Smith who attends Simpson Elementary School, as its student of the month. A proclamation was presented which pronounced: Simpson Elementary is proud to recognize Karson Smith from Ms. Walker’s second grade class as our Rotary Student of the Month. Karson is an excellent student and we are proud of the exceptional learner and leader he has become during his years at Simpson. As a learner, he accepts every challenge given to him by his teachers. Karson is highly motivated to push himself further than any expectations. Whatever the task, Karson strives to be his very best. He shows enthusiasm for learning and works hard each and …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Elizabeth Bertram, a fourth grade student has been named the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club's student of the month.
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Tuesday, April 2
At its weekly meeting, the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club recognized Elizabeth Bertram, who attends Simpson Elementary School, as its student of the month. A proclamation was presented which pronounced: Simpson Elementary School is proud to recognize Elizabeth Bertram from Mrs. Oberholtzer’s fourth grade class as our Rotary Student of the Month. Elizabeth is one of those “shining jewels” that Bron Gayna, our principal at Simpson Elementary School, is often talking about. She is a young girl that teachers and classmates love to have in their classrooms; a student who is very focused on both education and also on others. She is kind and considerate to everyone she meets. In class, Elizabeth strives to help others and is very patient. …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Students from every corner of Gwinnett County took part in the regional science fair Feb. 22.
More than 1,000 students, including those from Peachtree Corners schools, participated in the 35th annual Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Friday, Feb. 22. It is the county's largest regional event, and students come from public schools, private schools, homeschools and more. The theme this year is "Motivating the Next Generation of Science and Engineering Leaders—from Classroom to Career." -- See the attached video of Ella Dommert, third-grade student from Simpson Elementary. Her project is "Where do birds dine?"-- Judges announced the winners late Friday night. Check the event's website next week to learn who all the winners are. In the Peachtree Corners area, the following schools participated: -- Where you, …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Students from five local schools are among more than 1,000 students participating in the fair Friday, Feb. 22.
Thursday, February 21
Peachtree Corners students from Norcross High, Duluth High, Pinckneyville Middle, Simpson and Berkeley Lake elementary schools will participate in the 35th annual Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Friday. There will be 18 local students among the 1,000 students from 63 schools participating. It is the county's largest regional event for science learning, and students from public schools, charter schools, private schools and home schools are among those participating. (See full list below) The fair takes place Friday, Feb. 22, at Gwinnett Center, located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Visitors may attend the open house, which begins at 4:00 p.m. The awards ceremony takes place at 7:30 p.m. The theme this year is…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
As part of earning their "Inside Government badge," fourth grade Girl Scout Troop 1106 from Simpson Elementary School toured City Hall, met with Mayor and City Staff, sat in on City Council meeting to earn badge.
Tuesday, February 12
By Jennifer Bonacci Girl Scout Troop 1106 has been working on earning one of their Junior level badges, Inside Government, for the last few months. This fourth grade Junior troop from Simpson Elementary has learned quite a bit about their local election process as well as their local government. In November, they met with John Vail, who is in charge of the polling location at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church. Mr. Vail took the girls on a tour of the polling site the night before the General Election. The girls were able to walk through all of the stations to understand each step in the process. They were very interested in the process and Mr. Vail was impressed with the questions they asked and their high level of interest in the …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Susanna Lowe, a third grade student the Peachtree Corners school, is Peachtree Corners Rotary Club's Student of the Month.
Wednesday, February 6
At one of its weekly meeting recently, the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club recognized Susanna Lowe, who attends Simpson Elementary School, as its student of the month. A proclamation was presented which pronounced: Simpson Elementary is proud to recognize Susanna Lowe from Ms. Julius’ third grade class as our Rotary Student of the Month. Susanna has attended Simpson Elementary since kindergarten, and we are very proud of the exceptional learner and leader she has become and will continue to be at Simpson. As a learner, she accepts every challenge given to her by her teachers. While those kinds of expectations and demands might be enough for some, Susanna is also motivated to push herself even further by taking on challenge activities and …
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 …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
State Superintendent John Barge, along with a number of Gwinnett County School leaders attended a special presentation on Wednesday to recognize the Peachtree Corners school's students, teachers and staff for their success.
Wednesday was a banner day for the Simpson Elementary School Super Stars. Following the announcement in September that the Peachtree Corners school was named one of only 314 schools in the nation to receive the 2012 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award - State Superintendent Dr. John Barge and Gwinnett school leaders followed up with a visit to recognize the school's accomplishment. The afternoon included raising a National Blue Ribbon School flag that will fly under the American flag, remarks by the school dignitaries - and ice cream, courtesy of Blue Bell Ice Cream. "You guys really are super stars," said Barge addressing a number of fifth grade students who had gathered in the school's cafeteria for the celebration. "You are …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Brooke Weaver, a fifth grade student, was recognized as the student of the month during the club's weekly meeting.
- Jim Blum
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Each week the Peachtree Corners Rotary Club recognizes a student from the Norcross cluster. They rotate the schools so each school has a chance to nominate its Student of the Month. This past week the student was from Simpson Elementary School. Student of the Month Proclamation: Simpson Elementary is proud to recognize Brooke Weaver from Mrs. Campbell’s fifth grade class as our Rotary Student of the Month. Brooke is an excellent student and we are very proud of the exceptional learner and leader she has become during her years here at Simpson. As a learner, she accepts every challenge given to her by her teachers. Brooke is highly motivated to push herself further than any expectations. Whatever the task, Brooke strives to be her …