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08/29/2018

Berkmar High School has established an American Institute of Architecture chapter, becoming the first school in the state of Georgia to have one.

AIAS is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to providing progressive programs, information, and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of education.

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08/28/2018

Ten months of practice and hard work culminated in seven Simpson Elementary School students winning their division during the 39th annual Odyssey of the Mind world finals in Ames, Iowa.

Gwinnett County Public Schools announced Monday the team comprised of Emma Betteridge, Briggs Dommert, Kylie Dommert, Addie Ebert, Claire Ott, Ellie Simmons, and Sophie Dommert finished first in the Division I category of the problem-solving competition taking place in May.

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08/27/2018

While the foundation recognized the five nonprofits, however, it also handed out a total of $50,000 to five other groups. Those groups included Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, Street Wise, Hudgens Center for Art and Learning, Auditory Verbal Center and Meadowcreek High School. Each group received $10,000 from the foundation.

Pictured: Meadowcreek Principal Tommy Welch and Lynnette Aponte, Outreach Specialist, Meadowcreek High School accepted the $10,000 grant.

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08/27/2018

Phoenix High School is expanding this fall with the addition of a new location at Sugarloaf Mills that will give students another place to seek a second chance at an education.

The new Phoenix High School at Sugarloaf Mills is the product of a partnership with the Simon Youth Foundation, which is affiliated with Simon, the company that owns Sugarloaf Mills. The foundation operates youth academy at Simon malls around the country.

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08/27/2018

Berkmar Principal Al Taylor recalls going through the mail this summer and coming across an envelope addressed from Quavious Keyate Marshall, better known as Quavo from the rap group Migos. Upon opening it he found a letter and a check for $20,000.

Before rapping verses and writing songs such as “Versace,” “Bad and Boujee” and “Fight Night,” Quavo was dogging defenders as quarterback of the Berkmar football team.

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08/22/2018

Five Gwinnett County Public Schools teacher were recognized for their professional work this summer at the Georgia Association of Career and Technical Educators Summer Leadership Conference.

On Monday, the school district announced Kimya Rainge, Lt. Col. Rob Rooker, Dr. Krystal Tomlin, Jackie Emmons and Keri Beth Jones received honors during the state conference in July.

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