After two years, three months and 13 days, Chelsie Horton received a call that a compatible kidney for her had been found.
She remembers that moment down to the minute.
The call came in May 7 at 3:07 p.m. She was scheduled for the transplant days later on May 29 at 7:30 a.m., and her former teammate on the cheer squad at Columbus State University would be one of the four donors involved in donating her and three others a kidney through a paired exchange program.
Given ongoing concerns about COVID-19, Gwinnett County Public Schools announced Wednesday it will not move forward with its traditional face-to-face summer school for elementary and middle school students this year.
The district planned to hold summer school in July for students in kindergarten through eighth grade who had low participation in Digital Learning and whose teachers recommended them for additional help.
Gwinnett County Public Schools launched its summer meals program Monday as a service to families currently faced with financial challenges.
Meals for anyone ages 18 and under will be available for pick-up only from June 8 through June 26, Monday-Thursday, from 11a.m. to 1p.m. at 25 school sites.
The Gwinnett County Public Schools Books 2 Kids summer program began its second week Monday.
Throughout June and July, mobile libraries will visit more than 80 school locations and allow children to choose two new books to take home and keep for their personal library.Continue Reading...
The free Summer Math & Science Academy two-week program at PCOM Georgia will be hosted virtually this year.
The program, which will take place June 8-19, was previously known as the Opportunities Academy and is for high school students who are interested in science and the healthcare professions.
Several teams of Gwinnett County Public Schools students may be one-step closer to creating the next big video game hit.
Berkmar High School students Jose Garcia, Adam Hassan and Calvin Tran earned first place in the 2020 Gwinnett Game Jam.