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05/09/2018

Simpson Elementary School Principal Bron Gayna Schmit was honored with the 2018 Life Achievement Award, the highest honor given to Parent Teacher Association members and leaders by the National PTA, the school announced Tuesday.

The National PTA Life Achievement Award recognizes a person who lives out his or her commitment to children on a daily basis and tirelessly advocates for children’s education, health and well-being.

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05/07/2018

If you weren’t able to make the May 4 deadline for the Maxwell High School of Technology Middle School Summer Camp, which had programs in the morning such as automotive services, cake decorating, collision repair, cosmetology, culinary arts, early childhood education/baby-sitter boot camp, junior firefighter camp, law and justice, programming and science camp, there is another option available.

Grayson High School Technical Education Program Summer Career Academy is open for registration until May 18. Programs that will be offered include culinary arts, entrepreneurship/shark tank, graphic design, music production, photography, sports medicine, veterinary science and video production.

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05/07/2018

Emerging from the last long uphill climb, one, two, and then a third runner made their way to the top of the quarry, the finish line just in sight.

“Alright ladies and gentlemen, we’ve got Alexis Kenyrik from Grayson,” the announcer boomed, his mic cutting through cheers. “Welcome back — you just crushed it.”

“(The run) raises money for two of our partner schools — Meadowcreek High School and Meadowcreek Elementary, which are right around the corner from us — and Radloff Middle School, which are all Title I schools,” Carol Landrum said. “This year we added the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta and one of their pillars is a healthy lifestyle, so a run was ideal.”

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05/07/2018

For the first time, Gwinnett County Public Schools was named to Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Employers list.

Georgia’s largest school district, with more than 23,000 employees, is the 178th best large company category in the United States out of 500 companies listed and one of six public school districts across the country named in the top 200.

CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks is proud that the district has been recognized in this manner.

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05/07/2018

One thing that stands out for school-age chidren is participating in field day, a day of games, activities and competition. This year’s field day at Freeman’s Mill Elementary School students had a great sense of enjoyment from physical activity, something school physical education teacher Mark Collins said was helped by a $5,000 state grant.

The school partnered with Georgia Shape, the governor’s statewide, multi-agency and multi-dimensional initiative, and has used the grant money to educate students with healthy

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05/07/2018

At age 5, Laura Jimenez left everything in her home country of Columbia behind to come to the United States with her mother. Thirteen years later she’s using what she experienced as a child to help Venezuelan refugee students adjust to life away from their home country.

As part of her school’s curriculum at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, which requires students to complete an internship, Jimenez asked to fulfill her academic requirement at Richards Middle School, her former middle school.

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