The Berkmar varsity boys basketball team’s Tuesday pre-game shootaround was like any other, at least until one of the high school’s most well-known former students showed up.
Popular rapper Quavo, well known from the music group Migos and now as a solo artist, hung out with the players for 10 or 15 minutes before telling them, “Guys, come to the locker room. I’ve got something for you.”Continue Reading...
Gwinnett County Public Schools will have funding for 29 project at 24 schools after securing more than $150,000 in grant money.
Walton EMC awarded the state’s largest school system with a six-figure donation as part of its EmPOWERment Grant, which focuses on projects that strengthen schools’ instructional programs and enhance student success.Continue Reading...
For the second time this calendar year, Brookwood High School’s science department has received grant money to upgrade equipment.
In the spring, global science company 3M Corporation gave science teacher Carrie Settles Livers a $35,000 grant to fund an aquaponics lab, which combined STEM education with outdoor learning and community outreach.
This past week, it was announced Brookwood will be upgrading equipment in physics classrooms after a $16,000 grant from 3M was received. The grant will allow the school to purchase new Bluetooth-enabled electronic data collection probes, software, and 20 laptop computers for hands-on investigations in physics class.Continue Reading...
The Archer Academic Foundation presented a $1000 check to Kristin Fuqua of McConnell Middle School for "A Community Garden"! The grant award is for funds to begin a community garden. Kristin will start a school garden that will offer vegetables McConnell school cafeteria and the local food bank.
By working in the garden, she wants students to connect with their wider community. Students don't always see the relevance of their learning. By creating a space for them to build and produce something for others, Kristin hopes that they will see how they can contribute to their community.
The garden will be an outdoor classroom that all three grade levels can use. Lessons that the garden can support include chemical analysis of soil, interactions of plants and animals, understanding photosynthesis, design and planning, and erosion control. The list of activities is endless. I also plan to work with the UGA Extension service in order to implement my plans.
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Students at Lawrenceville’s Moore Middle School now have another reason to pursue a college degree.
Bernard Watson, the founder of a new education foundation, launched the effort in honor of his sister, who died four years ago following a fight against breast cancer. Watson said the program would offer college savings accounts and seed money to two classes of sixth-grade students at the school who were selected through a lottery.
The foundation is called S.T.E.P.P., which stands for Success Through Education Preparation and Perseverance, in honor of the Barbra Watson-Riley Striving Students Scholarship Program.Continue Reading...
Twenty-two elementary school robotics teams arrived at Lanier High School on Dec. 2 with one goal in mind — create the best Lego robot possible.
For Lanier High School teacher Mike Reilly and the Longhorn robotic team it was a chance to not only teach future members of the team, but to also serve as judges for First Lego League.
The First Lego League is a way to introduce young people from fourth grade to eighth grade to science and technology. The league has multiple regional events across the state of Georgia, with high placing teams advancing to a super regional event, before the state championships and national championship.Continue Reading...