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10/25/2017

Berkmar High School’s boys basketball team got a lesson in teamwork and leadership Tuesday afternoon, but they had to get a little dirty to learn it.

The team visited the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office’s obstacle course, where the office’s rapid response team split them up into teams of four before taking them through the course. They had to show they could work together to get through the course quickly — with deputies shouting at them like drill sergeants.

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10/23/2017

On Friday, boxes upon boxes of food and personal care items were delivered to the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry courtesy of local schools hoping to give back during the county’s Great Days of Service.

“It was wonderful,” said Laura Drake, who is the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op director. “It’s just a wonderful event every year.”

The Southeast Gwinnett Coop was one of nine co-ops that received donations from about 100 Gwinnett County schools on Friday.

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10/23/2017

Last winter, Lovin Elementary was among eight Gwinnett schools that received a combined $47,000 in grants from Infinite Energy designed to boost education in science, technology, engineering, art and math, or STEAM.

With the $5,000 grant Lovin received, school officials bought robotics kits that helped students learn about positional words, story sequencing, shapes, map skills, measuring and graphing. Students also use them to learn basic code writing and to investigate principles of force and motion, according to teachers at Lovin and Infinite Energy officials.

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10/17/2017

Students and teachers at Gwinnett County’s Lovin Elementary School are making great strides toward the future. And Infinite Energy is proud to lend a hand to this innovative Georgia school.

Earlier in the year, we gave eight Gwinnett County schools more than $47,000 in grants aimed at boosting education in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). Lovin Elementary, with a grant of more than $5,000, was one of those schools. Teachers there used the money to buy robotics kits. “We were very excited,” said Lovin Elementary teacher Carol M. “Kids love robots! I remember the first time my fifth-grade students saw Dash (educational robots). They squealed! They were so excited and would stay in during recess for the opportunity to explore.”

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10/17/2017

A trio of Central Gwinnett High School students put their video-making skills to the test this semester while also helping the Lawrenceville-based Georgia Manufacturing Alliance promote its upcoming summit in Cobb County.

Nigel McGee, Robert Sima and Jakcob Zelaya, all students in the school’s Fine Arts and Communications Academy, have produced a 60-second video promoting the Georgia Manufacturing Summit. The academy and the alliance have a partnership designed to give students opportunities to produce real world work in the classroom.

The commercial is available on YouTube and highlights the event’s speakers and the presentation of the People of Manufacturing Awards.

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10/17/2017

Simpson Elementary students recently received 45 interactive whiteboards thanks to a $32,000 capital campaign focused on technology upgrades in every classroom.

The capital campaign for the Peachtree Corners school took place during the 2016-17 school year as a centerpiece of PTA fundraising efforts.

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