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PHOTOS: USDA brings animals to visit Lovin Elementary School students

10/7/2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Georgia office brought farm animals to Lovin Elementary School on Wednesday so students could learn about the importance of agriculture.

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National Merit begins its search with 71 students from Gwinnett County Public Schools

10/7/2022

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has started its nationwide search for the students who will be named 2023 National Merit Scholars, winners of scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be announced starting next spring.

As part of this first step, 71 Gwinnett County Public Schools seniors have been named 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists. The students from nine Gwinnett high schools are part of approximately 16,000 top students from across the nation who will now compete for the official National Merit Scholar title and thousands of dollars in scholarships that are awarded annually to graduating seniors.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools announces 25 district-wide teacher of the year semifinalists

09/27/2022

And then there were 25.

Gwinnett County Public Schools announced the 25 semifinalists for the district-wide Teacher of the Year recognition on Monday afternoon. The small group came from a larger group of more than 140 school-level local teachers of the year, who were announced earlier this month.

The field will be whittled down even more in the weeks to come, with the six finalists for the award expected to be announced in October. GCPS will announce its elementary, middle and high school overall teachers of the year, as well as the district-wide Teacher of the Year, during a ceremony on Nov. 10.

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Georgia Secretary of State’s Office names Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent Calvin Watts an ‘Outstanding Georgia Citizen’

09/23/2022

Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent Calvin Watts has been recognized by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office and state Rep. Donna McLeod as a top resident of the state.

McLeod presented an Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award, which is issued by the secretary of State’s Office, to Watts at the Gwinnett County school board’s Sept. 15 meeting. The award states Watts is a “goodwill ambassador from Georgia” whenever he travels outside of the state.

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Lilburn Elementary School gets new ‘inclusive’ playground with help from Resurgens Charitable Foundation

09/16/2022

Lilburn Elementary School will soon have a new play area that its principal says will meet the needs of each and every student.

The sensory-rich and engaging environment will enable children to develop physically, socially, and emotionally, while offering the appropriate challenge and opportunity for all students to succeed, Principal Mike Bender said.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools announces 141 local teachers of the year

09/13/2022

More than 100 Gwinnett County teachers are being recognized as the top educators at their respective schools this week after Gwinnett County Public Schools announced the names of its local school-level teachers of the year.

In all, 141 local teachers of the year were named by district officials on Monday. That list will eventually be whittled down to one district-wide teacher of the year, who will be named during GCPS' annual Teacher of the Year celebration in November.

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