Norcross High School was recently honored for having one of the highest percentage of low-income, minority students who earned a college degree within six years of graduating high school.
Principal Will Bishop led the school to rank eight percentage points above the national average for higher-income, high-minority schools, according to the High School Benchmarks 2017: National College Progression Rates report.Continue Reading...
Gwinnett County high schools are doing slightly better on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, or CCRPI, this year but the average scores for the county’s elementary and middle schools dipped a little bit.
The CCRPI scores show how well a school is doing at preparing students for college or careers. It can also show how much improvement schools are making while providing a way to hold them accountable for meeting state education standards.Continue Reading...
Backed by the state’s departments of agriculture, education and public health, the Georgia Cooperative Extension Agency and Georgia Organics, the Golden Radish Award recognizes school districts for promoting healthy eating habits through farm-to-school and local food procurement practices.
The program has grown quickly, as Georgia Organics executive director Alice Rolls said that more than 40 school districts in Georgia are actively involved in the Golden Radish Awards only four years after the program was established.Continue Reading...
The Parkview Cluster Foundation celebrated their Grant Delivery Day by delivering checks totaling nearly $6,000 to 11 different teachers at each of the six cluster schools. The Parkview Cluster Foundation raises funds to enrich the lives of students through such purchases as new science microscopes, Breakout Boxes, Spanish online subscriptions, Aquaponics gardens, online Social Studies curriculum, guest speakers for middle school health classes and ukuleles.
Members of the Foundation board visited each school with balloons and a giant check to give the students the opportunity to learn what the Foundation does and how it affects them in their classroom. In this photo, from left are Lori Reeves of Camp Creek Elementary, who won one of the grants; Foundation President David Will, Grant Selection Committee Member Wendy Smith; and Camp Creek Principal Valerie Robinett.
Others getting grant include Treva Bibbs-Bugg and Kate Heler, Parkview; Jeff Schaefer and Susan Moody, Trickum; Anna Daniel and Jennifer Trice Haynes, Camp Creek; Christine Christopher and Jennifer Brown, Knight; Kathy Herrin, Mountain Park; and Angela Curtis-Wolf, Arcado.Continue Reading...
Among the 125 school system teams participating in this year’s Relay For Life, 24 school teams and three Central Office teams each raised at least $10,000. The total amount raised by Gwinnett County Public Schools for the American Cancer Society through the Relay For Life campaign was $888,769.91 — more than 60 percent of the total funds ($1,500,537.41) raised in the Gwinnett Relay effort.
At the October Board of Education meeting, the School Board held its annual recognition for the top schools that raised money for Relay for Life effort to support the fight against cancer.Continue Reading...
Some Simpson Elementary School students have a new reason to be excited about recess.
The school recently opened a new playground designed to serve third- through fifth-grade students in special education classes, particularly those pupils who are wheelchair-bound.
While the school has previously had a playground for special education students, officials said it wasn’t designed to accommodate wheelchairs.Continue Reading...