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Gwinnett County Public Schools, Lawrenceville and Aurora Theatre dedicate School of the Arts at Central Gwinnett High School

11/17/2021

Officials from Gwinnett County Public Schools, the city of Lawrenceville and the Aurora Theatre gathered at Central Gwinnett High School on Sunday to celebrate art.

Or rather, they celebrated the teaching of art.

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GCPS’ Frank Elmore honored as a finalist for CIO of the Year

11/12/2021

Frankie Elmore, Chief Information Officer of Gwinnett County Public Schools, was recently honored as a finalist for the 2021 Georgia CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards.

The ORBIE program honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. The ORBIE signifies exceptional leadership, innovation, and vision; representing the characteristics and qualities that inspire others to achieve their potential. Finalists in the Global, Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Large Corporate, Corporate, and Public Sector categories were honored at an event Nov. 5 at the Cobb Galleria.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools names six Teacher of the Year finalists

11/12/2021

Gwinnett County Public Schools announced its six finalists for the Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year recognition on Thursday.

The finalists are: Arcado Elementary School first-grade teacher Jamie Garcia Caycho, Puckett’s Mill Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Kelly Powell, Berkmar Middle School orchestra teacher Taniesha Pooser, North Gwinnett Middle School media specialist Jenny Stark, Archer High School ninth-grade algebra teacher Lee Allen and Brookwood High School math teacher Erin Thompson.

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Gwinnett County schools collect more than 140,000 pounds of food in annual Friday Night Food Fight

11/8/2021

A food fight at a school never sounded like a good idea —until it sounded like the best idea ever.

It was 2016 and the shelves at The Pantry at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church were empty. Perennially, August is a difficult time for food pantries and often food stock is low, if not non-existent. Susan Lang was the director of The Pantry at that time and she was not sure how she was going to keep the doors open.

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Peachtree Packaging & Display sponsors Robotics Program at Discovery High School

11/8/2021

Peachtree Packaging & Display is helping Discovery High School launch a Vex Robotics Club. Peachtree donated funds for the school to purchase equipment and register for upcoming competitions.

The club already has 20 students enrolled who, according to their teachers, can’t wait to see the robotics equipment in action.

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Central Gwinnett students help turn Oakland Meadow School student into Spider-Man for Halloween

11/1/2021

As the old theme song goes, Spider-man can do anything a spider can.

He can spin webs that catch thieves like flies, he’s strong and he can swing through the air on a thread.

Oakland Meadow School student Jacob Mongtoya is getting a chance to test out those claims about Spider-Man after Central Gwinnett High Schools students helped turn him into the Marvel Comics hero for Halloween as part of the Magic Wheelchair program. Mongtoya got to reveal his costume to his classmates during a presentation at the school on Friday afternoon.

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