When the city of Suwanee approached North Gwinnett High School art teacher Dallas Gillespie about producing a piece for its SculpTour exhibition this summer, Gillespie turned it into a lesson for students.
For a performance final, students mocked up a sculpture — a maquette — and broke down the cost, materials required and other necessary parameters for carrying the project out. Students presented their projects and the class voted on which would actually be produced for the Suwanee sculpture exhibition.
A little bit of support can go a long way, especially when it comes from successful people.
In simpler terms, that’s how Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology graduate Sandra Perez described her experience at a recent leadership summit at Hazeltine National Golf Course in Chaska, Minnesota, last week.
There Perez, along with a handful of other recipients of the KPMG Future Leaders Scholarship, met several LPGA Tour pros and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a leadership summit.
Each year, nearly 1 million students and their parents rely on Georgia’s school buses — and the professionals who operate them — to provide safe and dependable transportation to and from school.
To emphasize the importance of safe school buses and recognize pupil transportation professionals, State School Superintendent Richard Woods has announced the winners of the Georgia Department of Education’s second annual Pupil Transportation Safety Awards. Gwinnett County Public Schools was one of the 16 Georgia school systems recognized for going above and beyond to ensure safe and efficient student transportation. The award is sponsored by Blue Bird, Georgia’s school bus manufacturer, and Yancey Bus Sales & Service.
The shy teenagers who were too afraid to talk to each other two weeks earlier had to be asked to simmer down their conversations on June 21 at the PCOM Georgia Campus.
The high school students — mostly from Meadowcreek and Berkmar — had spent the previous two weeks learning about career opportunities in the medical field. Only a few of them had been acquainted before, but since they’d come together each morning for two weeks for a camp packed with scientific field trips, projects and some basic experiments, they bonded.
Gwinnett County Public Schools is welcoming people interested in teaching careers to two job fairs in July.
Interested teaching candidates can attend "Teach Here, Teach Now" events at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Center at 437 Old Peachtree Road in Suwanee between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday or on July 9.
Morgan Montgomery, a social studies teacher at Louise Radloff Middle School in Duluth, was selected by the White House Historical Association for its fourth annual “White House History Teacher Institute” in Washington D.C. this summer.Continue Reading...