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10/08/2018

The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services is calling on county residents to sign up for a project to benefit their community during the annual Gwinnett Great Days of Service later this month.

The coalition is expecting to get more than 60,000 volunteers to help with a variety of projects taking place throughout Gwinnett during the two-day community service effort from Oct. 19-20. Typical Great Days of Service projects include ones undertaken at facilities and agencies such as parks, nonprofit groups, schools, senior centers and ministries.

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10/08/2018

Mill Creek’s Main Event, a competition to collect food items for those in need, amassed a total of 31,007 pounds of food, school officials announced during a ceremony at halftime of the school’s football game Sept. 28.

Main Event is a new cluster-wide initiative developed by Mill Creek High School that includes five elementary schools and two middle schools collecting food to donate to The Pantry at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church.

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10/04/2018

Passion for football in Gwinnett County Public Schools is not only apparent in its success on the field, winning six of the last eight state championships, but also from the interest in its newly established girls flag football league.

Although it is not yet an official Georgia High School Association sport, the new activity has drawn hundreds of girls from Gwinnett County Public Schools to try out.

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10/02/2018

Simpson Elementary School in Peachtree Corners is a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. School officials learned of the honor on Monday after an announcement by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

The school is one of 13 in the state and 349 in the country to earn the distinction, which is based on overall academic excellence. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Blue Ribbon schools demonstrate that all students can learn on a high level.

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10/01/2018

Gwinnett County Public Schools officially dedicated its newest school, Paul Duke STEM High School Sunday afternoon.

It is the district’s first theme school and principal Jonathon Weatherington said he is excited about how far the school has come since it opened Aug. 6.

“Today is celebration of our success and what we have been able to do with our students in a short period of time,” Weatherington said. “What we have done is impressive and a testament to the hard work of our teachers as well as everyone involved with this.”

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10/01/2018

Peachtree Ridge junior Joelle Choi and sophomore Emily Kim have been accepted into the National Association for Music Education’s National Honor Ensembles.

Kim will perform with the National Honor Band, while Choi will perform with the National Honor Choir for the second consecutive year. The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States.

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