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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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08/20/2018

The Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence received more than $67,000 from local community and foundation donors.

The grants are earmarked to support programs such as After School Matters and in-class technology advancements.

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08/17/2018

Gwinnett County Public Schools just opened the Paul Duke STEM High School, but officials are already looking ahead to the district’s next theme school, which is being built in the Meadowcreek cluster.

During Thursday’s school board work session, school officials gave an update on the yet-to-be-named Meadowcreek Cluster Health Science High School set to open in August 2019. The school, which is under construction at the intersection of Club Drive and Steve Reynolds Boulevard, is expected to be 300,000 square feet and accommodate 1,500 students.

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08/16/2018

Thirty percent of Gwinnett County Public Schools teachers will receive one-time monetary awards a little more than a year from now — but which educators receive those awards will depend on how their students do this year.

Superintendent Alvin Wilbanks talked at length about the district’s new “performance-based awards” during his State of the School System Address to the Gwinnett Chamber on Wednesday. The new program is part of the district’s efforts to address a national issue of district’s struggling to retain teachers.

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08/15/2018

Films created by Gwinnett County Public Schools students are hitting the Big Apple for the 2018 All American High School Film Festival this fall.

The school district announced on Tuesday that seven films created by Lanier High students and one animated film created by a Brookwood student will be shown in the AMC Theater 25 in New York City’s Times Square.

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