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Foodwell Alliance expanding Compost Connectors program into seven more Gwinnett schools


Lilburn Elementary School fifth-grader Cynthia Turner had an unconventional reaction when she learned a food audit revealed an average of 600 pounds of food is wasted at the school each day because it goes unused.

She was, surprisingly, excited to hear it.

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Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology named top high school in Georgia for 11th straight year


The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology has continued its tradition of being ranked as the best high school in the state.

For the 11th consecutive year, GSMST has been named the No. 1 high school in Georgia by U.S. News and World Report, ranking No. 19 nationally.

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North Gwinnett Middle School teacher named finalist for national award


Heather Wheeler, a North Gwinnett Middle School science teacher, is a finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the PAEMST is the highest honor awarded by the United States government, specifically for K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teaching. Wheeler is one of six state finalists for the prestigious award that recognizes teachers with deep content knowledge of their subjects and the ability to motivate and enable students to succeed in those areas.

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Duluth celebrates Michelle Green with ceremony on refurbished softball field


The Duluth Wildcats softball community came together to celebrate Saturday night.

Not only was Duluth hosting Forsyth Central to open its season, but the high school welcomed back Wildcat legend Michelle Green to re-retire her No. 8 jersey. How it ends up that one has to re-retire a jersey is an interesting story.

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Gwinnett County officials are giving families in need more access access to free meals.

The county announced on Monday that it is extending its summer meals program through August, until Sept. 1. Families who have kids under 18, or adults with physical or mental impairments who are 19 or older, will be able to visit six designated sites on Friday nights in August and receive free grab-and-go meals.

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After a school year that saw issues with student discipline and safety, Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent Calvin Watts said he expects the district to take its “next step” when the 2023-2024 school year begins on Wednesday.

GCPS expects to have more than 183,000 students attending in 142 schools during the new school year. That’s due to an anticipated student population increase of 2,064 students from the 2022-2023 school year.

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