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Volunteers help build beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace to help children in need

11/4/2019

An army of people wielding wood sanders behind Baggett Elementary School sounded like the world’s largest, loudest beehive. The volunteers manning them were busy as bees carrying out their task in the assembly line on Oct. 26.

About 200 volunteers were working behind the elementary school to build kits for roughly 100 bunk beds that will be sent to families with children who don’t have beds of their own.

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Two schools earn recognition for digital citizenship lessons

11/4/2019

Two Gwinnett County schools — Paul Duke STEM High School and Bay Creek Middle School — are the first in Gwinnett to earn recognition from Common Sense for their implementation of digital citizenship lessons.

The designation as a Common Sense School speaks to the schools’ commitment to helping students think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create and participate, according to a news release. As part of the recognition, the schools earned a badge that publicly affirms their school culture is invested in helping students thrive as digital learners and citizens.

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Meadowcreek finance teacher takes visual, auditory approach to teaching complex concepts

11/4/2019

Nathaniel Roscoe’s career didn’t start in education, and when he began teaching finance three years ago he found Ramsey Education modules a helpful tool to reinforce curriculum in his entrepreneurship and financial services courses.

Roscoe, whose career began as an accountant for several different corporations in Washington, D.C., said the visuals in the modules, developed by personal finance expert Dave Ramsey, help illustrate complicated fiscal concepts to students and help him collect writing samples from students who summarize the concepts they learn from videos and digital lectures.

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Rep. Rob Woodall recognizes Collins Hill Principal Kerensa Wing for being named nation’s top principal

10/31/2019

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., expressed pride for Collins Hill High School principal Kerensa Wing and her recognition as National Teacher of the Year on the House floor on Wednesday.

The Representative for Georgia's 7th Congressional district congratulated the National Association of Secondary School Principals finalists for National Principal of the Year — including Joey Jones Robert Frost Middle School in Maryland and Lindsa McIntyre Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Massachusetts — before showing U.S. representatives that Wing was the recipient of the 2019 award, announced on Oct. 21.

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Gwinnett Heat’s Sam Millikan earns AAASP Outstanding Senior Award

10/29/2019

Former Gwinnett Heat sports competitor Sam Millikan won the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs' Outstanding Senior Award at the organization's second annual ASPIRE Awards ceremony Sunday night.

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Berkmar construction students to compete in regional construction competition

10/28/2019

Berkmar High School construction students will compete against programs from other schools in a regional construction contest next month.

The Northeast GeorgiaSkills Challenge is hosted by Associated General Contractors of Georgia in partnership with Carroll Daniels Construction Company. Construction students will begin competing at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 7 at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center at 1855 Calvary Church Road in Gainesville.

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