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Five JROTC programs earn national recognition

01/7/2020

The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at five Gwinnett County schools have earned national recognition

The Collins Hill High School Air Force JROTC is the recipient of the Silver Star Community Service with Excellence Award. The award emphasizes the value of community service and establishes a greater sense of pride within the corps, according to a news release.

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GCPS eying upcoming state audit for Federal and Special Programs

01/7/2020

Gwinnett County Public Schools received $38,754,585 in federal funding from Title I, Part A grants for the 2019-20 school year, associate superintendent Steve Flynt said during the district’s Dec. 19 work session.

Flynt said the total amount does not include a rollover total from year-to-year. The total amount of funds to be budgeted amounted to $36,489,349.

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Ciara surprises programming students at Paul Duke STEM High

12/17/2019

One minute, Paul Duke STEM High School freshmen Kadrese and Cedriece Allen were showing their remixes to songs “SET” and “Melanin” to their classmates. Minutes later, they were showing them to the artist who originally recorded the two songs, R&B singer-songwriter Ciara.

“I was just nervous,” Cedriece Allen said after Ciaria knelt down next to her laptop and listened to her remix of “SET”.

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Strickland donation funds Duluth Sensory Room

12/16/2019

For some students served in Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Special Education program, significant sensory needs can have a big impact on how they interact with others, their ability to focus on learning, and the flow of their day.

Unexpected noises, bright lights and certain smells or textures can disrupt the learning of some, while other students may need extra stimulation of their senses to have a successful day of learning.

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Meadowcreek media center specialist challenges students to “Read Woke”

12/16/2019

Cicely Lewis couldn’t keep coming to work, business as usual, without making an effort to civically engage Meadowcreek High School students.

In September of 2018, Lewis was affected by stories of police shooting unarmed black men, the repeal of the DACA and what she feels is a lack of diversity in young adult literature. Lewis challenged her students to “Read Woke” by delving into books about protagonists challenging the status quo or bringing a voice to society’s margins.

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Lovin Elementary’s Angela Legg named GCPS Media Clerk of the Year

12/13/2019

Gwinnett County Public Schools named Angela Legg from Lovin Elementary School as the 2020 Media Clerk of the Year. The Media Clerk of the Year award honors a media clerk, who through individual leadership and sustained effort, has made worthy contributions to the operations of effective school library programs.

Legg says she’s humbled by the award.

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