People have been coming to Gwin Oaks Elementary School to stand in its parking lot in silence and remembrance for the last week.
They are coming to the school to look at a sea of 10,000 small white flags placed by the school’s students for a solemn purpose: to honor the lives of Georgians who have died from COVID-19. The flags were placed by the students earlier this month and are expected to stay up through the end of January.
Once a week, 4-year-old Salaaya Miller-White and her mother, Sanique, turn on a computer and go to school.
The youngster is part of the Play 2 Learn program offered at Cedar Hill Elementary School. During the weekly classes, she and her mother sing, do activities such as putting beads on thread and learn the basics of life.
A dozen Gwinnett County public schools have been named “Common Sense Schools” GCPS officials announced.
The designation, presented by Common Sense, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families, is awarded to schools who have demonstrated a commitment to helping students think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate.
In this new year, Lilburn resident Caleb Lux will continue the long tradition of excellence in his Boy Scouts troop and will receive two of scouting’s most prestigious honors.
Lux, 16, a junior at Parkview High School and a member of Troop 580, said in early December that he expected to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in early 2021, and at some later time he’ll be recognized as perhaps the final recipient in Scouts history of the William T. Hornaday Award.
Four Gwinnett County teachers have received grants to enhance the impact they have on their students’ lives.
Gwinnett County Public Schools officials said Trip Elementary School’s Sherley Harris, Arcado Elementary School’s Jamie Garcia, Lovin Elementary School’s Gerin Hennebaul and Mountain View High School’s Danielle Jenkins were among the eight educators from metro Atlanta to receive grants fro the Teach On Project. Each of the four Gwinnett teachers received a $7,500 grant.
Whether in the classroom or the cockpit, Duane Huff has spent his much of his adult life showing young people how to soar.
Huff, a New York native who moved to Georgia more than 65 years ago, led school bands and choruses for many years as an instructor and minister of music, and when he wasn’t teaching music he was introducing young people to flying.