A national STEM nonprofit recently gave a $20,000 continuation grant to the Meadowcreek Cluster to support its robotics, coding and STEM education.
The grant from FIRST will help “create access to hands-on STEM learning experiences for underrepresented and under-served students in the Meadowcreek Cluster.”
That money will go toward the Meadowcreek Cluster Robotics and Computational Thinking Program, which supports the cluster’s robotic teams. Students in kindergarten through third grade can join the FIRST LEGO League, Jr. robotics team while students in grades four through seven can join the FIRST LEGO League team.
If you’re looking for ways to support Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students, your contribution to the GCPS Foundation Fund, Inc., can make a difference as we work to enrich and enhance education in the classroom and expand opportunities for our students heading to college.
Thanks to the generous support of business partners, community organizations, and caring individuals, the GCPS Foundation has raised more than $455,000 so far this calendar year, providing support for every school as well as scholarships for nearly 60 college-bound members of the Class of 2017.
And making a difference just got easier for our community with the launch of the GCPS Foundation mobile app!Continue Reading...
Normally it wouldn’t be proper to advocate food fights at our local schools. But there’s a trend at some Gwinnett schools that is worth emulating, especially since these “food fights” aren’t what you might remember from your youth.
The new way of competing over food involves collecting non-perishables for local food pantries. Earlier this month high school students at Mill Creek and Dacula held their second annual “Friday Night Food Fight” — collecting more than 41,000 pounds of food. Now the cluster schools from Grayson and Archer are preparing for a similar competition with the collection scheduled for Oct. 13 when the Tigers host the Rams in a homecoming football game.
The premise is simple: fans attending the game can donate food in red barrels for Archer or green ones for Grayson. Whichever school has the fullest barrels will win, but much like the competition between Mill Creek and Dacula the real winners are the food pantries that will receive the donations.Continue Reading...
Gwinnett County Public Schools students overall outperformed their counterparts across the rest of Georgia and the nation on the ACT while also continuing a streak of rising composite scores during the 2016-17 school year.
The school system released data on its average ACT composite score on Friday, as well as school-level average scores. The data shows the district’s students had an average score of 22.6, which is up from 22.3 during the 2015-16 school year. It’s also above the 21.4 average composite for Georgia and the average national score of 21, district officials said in a statement.
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The Gwinnett school district’s new high school, slated to open next year, has its first principal. Dr. Jonathon Wetherington, currently the district’s director of science, has been named principal of Paul Duke STEM High School, the district announced.
In addition to Wetherington’s new position, Gwinnett County Public Schools also announced that two high school principals — Dr. Reuben Gresham of Lanier High and Anthony Smith of Duluth High — will join the district office as assistant superintendents for high schools. The three men will not transition to their new roles until their successors are named, the district office said.Continue Reading...
Trickum Middle recently held a summer reading pep rally to celebrate about 250 students who turned in a reading log with at least four books read over the summer. One student read 30 books.
In May, the Trickum Media Center hosted a summer reading extravaganza which shared information about summer reading programs and ramped up excitement about reading during the summer months.Continue Reading...