Karen Vaught, a language arts and ESOL teacher at GIVE Center West, has been named the 2019-20 Georgia Alternative Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Association of Alternative Education.
Alex Johnson, a senior and a first-year music technology student in the Grayson Technical Education Program, found herself playing the role of a talk show host on Wednesday as she sat in an armchair in the Grayson Tech theater interviewing music industry pro Damon Thomas.
Thomas is an Academy-Award and Grammy-nominated music producer for his work on movies “Dreamgirls” and “The Help.” Johnson interviewed him and he shared advice to the engaged Grayson Tech students in Andre DeRamus’ class on Wednesday. The talk covered a range of topics from his creative process to musicians he’s worked with to how to network in the music industry.
Meadowcreek High School and the United Way of Greater Atlanta partnered with Crawford & Company, which provides claims management and outsourcing solutions to insurance companies, for the company's 11th annual Global Day of Service event on Oct. 19.
Employees in the Crawford Atlanta Support Center and their families participated in a beautification project at the high school that focused on six areas: garden trailer cleaning and painting, outside trail space beautification, outside learning space maintenance, cleaning football field concession and updating hygiene kits and career kits.
A school should assume more responsibility than solely the academic success of its students.
That idea has materialized in several federal bills passed within the previous 10 years. Georgia schools are responsible for spreading mandatory suicide awareness, advisement periods for middle school and high school students and sexual abuse prevention as early as kindergarten.
Gwinnett County Public Schools provided some local ninth-grade students an opportunity to ease their transitions from high school to college or the work force.
Collins Hill High School Principal Kerensa Wing has garnered the support of her students and faculty since she helped open the Suwanee-based High School in 1994.
Her enthusiasm is part of what made her a popular principal.