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12/19/2017

Two Gwinnett County middle schools were named Breakout Schools by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals on Monday. Berkmar Middle School and Northbrook Middle School were recognized for their collaborative leadership, personalization, and curriculum, instruction and assessment.

Berkmar Middle School was one of only three schools statewide that earned the distinguished designation, which is awarded to schools which show commitment to meeting the needs of all students.

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12/18/2017

The Gwinnett County Public Schools Community-Based Mentoring Program has received a large gift from a major retail chain. TJX, the company that owns T.J. Maxx, donated $5,000 in support of the program’s work identifying and helping students with their social and academic development.

James Rayford, the director of the program, said he is grateful for the gift.

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12/18/2017

Discovery High School teacher Alyssa Johnson expected her students to come away with something positive from helping the homeless. What she didn’t anticipate was how the positive actions of one student would affect herself.

Junior Leslie Nkereuwem was part of a group of students to show up and volunteer their time this past Sunday in the wintry weather at a park in Atlanta to feed and help the homeless. Standing 6-foot-6 and a member of the Titan basketball team, Nkereuwem did something that his peers and teacher admired — giving the shoes off his own feet away.

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12/14/2017

The Berkmar varsity boys basketball team’s Tuesday pre-game shootaround was like any other, at least until one of the high school’s most well-known former students showed up.

Popular rapper Quavo, well known from the music group Migos and now as a solo artist, hung out with the players for 10 or 15 minutes before telling them, “Guys, come to the locker room. I’ve got something for you.”

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12/14/2017

Thank You PFG for Helping Arena Tavern fill its 8 Years of Hosting the Peachtree Ridge High School Football Banquet! Your Support is Greatly Appreciated. Arena Tavern fed 250 plus Students Athletes and Coaches and Parents Wednesday night!

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12/13/2017

For the second time this calendar year, Brookwood High School’s science department has received grant money to upgrade equipment.

In the spring, global science company 3M Corporation gave science teacher Carrie Settles Livers a $35,000 grant to fund an aquaponics lab, which combined STEM education with outdoor learning and community outreach.

This past week, it was announced Brookwood will be upgrading equipment in physics classrooms after a $16,000 grant from 3M was received. The grant will allow the school to purchase new Bluetooth-enabled electronic data collection probes, software, and 20 laptop computers for hands-on investigations in physics class.

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