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ACT scores were up for Gwinnett County Public Schools’ class of 2021

10/27/2021

Members of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ class of 2021 outperformed their peers across Georgia the rest of the nation on the ACT, according to new numbers released by the school district.

They also outperformed GCPS’ class of 2020 on average.

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Gwinnett racks up American Association of Adapted Sports Programs’ ASPIRE Awards

10/25/2021

Gwinnett County was represented well Sunday night as the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs, Inc. recognized 20 key people and organizations with an ASPIRE Award for their outstanding contributions to support student-athletes with physical disabilities.

The third annual Adapted Sports Programs in Recreation and Education (ASPIRE) Awards, emceed by local Atlanta veteran sports anchor Sam Crenshaw, recognized the significant contributions of individuals and organizations that have been central to the mission of making adapted sports programming available nationwide.

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Voya Financial honors Lawrenceville teachers with $2,000 Grant for Innovative Teaching Program

10/25/2021

Voya Financial Inc., a leading provider of retirement plans for educators, recently announced that a group of teachers from Baggett Elementary School in Lawrenceville has received a $2,000 grant as part of the company’s 2020 Unsung Heroes awards competition.

The group that received the grant from Voya includes Amy Sapp, Mitch Green, Lucas Findlay, Ashley Couey, Kristyn Lopez, Allan Gehrisch, and Katina Terry.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools announces 2021-22 Teacher of the Year semifinalists

10/25/2021

Gwinnett County Public Schools has whittled down the list of candidates for the district-wide Teacher of The Year honor to just 25 educators, the school system announced Wednesday.

The district plans to announce its 2020-2021 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year on Dec. 7 during a virtual celebration. The list of semifinalists announced on Tuesday include 11 elementary school teachers, eight middle school teachers and six high school educators.

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Gwinnett Rotary Clubs bring Be THE Voice program to Kanoheda Elementary

10/25/2021

Kanoheda Elementary School Counselor Phoebe Jenkins was so excited when she came across information online about a proven character-building program founded in Georgia called Be THE Voice. She loved how the student-driven format was designed to turn bystanders into upstanders via a series of vibrant videos featuring young social-influencers.

The messages of kindness, compassion, and inclusion was just what her diverse student body needed, she thought. But the reality was she didn’t have the money in her budget to fund it.

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Peachtree Elementary School celebrates 50 years of educating kids in Peachtree Corners area

10/20/2021

As Peachtree Elementary School students headed to their buses on Monday afternoon, they marched through a sea of bubbles to the tune or an arguably fitting anthem for the 50th anniversary of the school’s opening.

The school picked a ’70s theme for celebrations of five decades of learning at the Peachtree Elementary, which opened in 1971. As part of that theme, the Jackson 5’s “ABC” was blaring out of a sound system as the students headed to their buses.

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