Gwinnett County Public Schools released a list of local Teachers of the Year on Thursday totaling 138 honorees. That group will be narrowed down to 25 semifinalists later this month with the top teacher of the system to be named at the Teacher of the Year banquet on Nov. 9.
“These teachers exemplify and represent the outstanding work that happens in our classrooms for our students every day,” Dr. Jonathan Patterson, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction support, said. “It is a pleasure to celebrate that work and to recognize these professionals who are contributing so much not only to our schools, but to our community and society by preparing our next generation. It is even more meaningful, because these educators were selected by their peers. That speaks volumes about their level of impact, because not only do their students recognize what a difference they make, but those who work side by side with these educators every day also understand their contribution.”Continue Reading...
Football teams that aren’t playing Central Gwinnett and Mountain View this month should be happy when those two high school programs roll up the touchdowns.
Both Central and Mountain View have partnered with Pledge It and CBS property MaxPreps for Touchdowns Against Cancer, a project aimed to unite football teams nationally in a fight against childhood cancer.Continue Reading...
Leadership development and student achievement are expected to remain top issues for Gwinnett County Public Schools officials as they plan for the future, Superintendent Alvin Wilbanks told the Gwinnett Chamber on Wednesday.
Wilbanks unveiled a draft version of the district’s fiscal year 2018-2022 strategic initiatives and priorities during his State of the Schools address to the chamber at the Infinite Energy Center. The district’s top initiative will continue to be leadership development for staff, but its top priority will remain focusing on student achievement, he said.Continue Reading...
The city of Suwanee closes out the summer Friday night with its last Food Truck Friday event of the year. The event will look just like the ones held each month, but behind the scenes Suwanee officials know this one is a little different — and they’re proud of that.
Friday’s event, which runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Suwanee Town Center Park, was organized by the Suwanee Youth Leaders, the city’s leadership program for sophomore and junior high school students. It’s the fourth year the group has helped organize a Food Truck Friday, which gives the students a chance to apply the leadership concepts they learn in the program.Continue Reading...
High school students often come to Delta Community Credit Union to avoid the typical teenage jobs. Years later they regularly find themselves still with the organization.
That’s not yet the case for Brookwood High senior Jeremiah Adeola, 17, who works at the Snellville branch of the credit union. But if his older colleagues are any indication, he has a solid chance to forge a career with the credit union.Continue Reading...
Three Gwinnett schools were among 39 across the state to receive grants from the state for their projects that “deeply engage” students.
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement awarded Innovation Fund Tiny Grants to Bay Creek Middle, Couch Middle and Sycamore Elementary. The grants are worth between $1,000 and $7,000 and they’re to fund the implementation of an innovative project that solves an existing problem in an inventive way and has the potential to have a large and lasting impact on the academic environment.Continue Reading...