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Sweetwater MS named distinguished ‘Breakout School,’ Trickum MS makes exclusive list

12/13/2019

The Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals named Lawrenceville's Sweetwater Middle School one of three Distinguished Breakout Middle Schools at a November awards ceremony in Savannah.

Trickum Middle School in Lilburn also made the exclusive list as a 2019 Breakout Middle School. The Breakout Schools Award identifies and recognizes Georgia middle schools that are high-achieving or dramatically improving student achievement. The award is based on collaborative leadership, personalization, curriculum, instruction and assessment. This year GASSP recognized six Breakout Middle Schools.

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Early Christmas: Church pays off lunch debt for students in need in 3 counties

12/13/2019

It was an early Christmas for some metro Atlanta families who have school lunch debt.

12Stone church, based in Lawrenceville, donated $62,000 to pay off students' lunch debt in three counties.

It's all part of a new program they are kicking off called Knock Out Hunger.

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GCPS Performance-Based Awards by School

12/13/2019

Gwinnett County Public Schools will distribute its first performance-based awards next week. There are 3,144 teachers representing 138 schools selected to receive cumulatively more than $12.3 million in bonuses.

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Baggett Elementary delivering meals to families during holiday season

12/12/2019

When students or faculty at Baggett Elementary School are in need, someone is usually willing to help.

Teachers and staff at the Lawrenceville Elementary School combined efforts with Lilburn Elementary School, Lowes and a nonprofit called Sleep in Heavenly Peace to build bunk beds for local families and hurricane victims in Florida last month. Now Lowes volunteers and Baggett helped provide deluxe Thanksgiving meals to 40 families, and there are already plans to provide meals ahead of Thanksgiving.

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Gwinnett’s Derrick Brown, Blake Ferguson make SEC Football Community Service Team

12/5/2019

Gwinnett County had two selections to the 14-member Southeastern Conference Football Community Service Team released Wednesday.

Auburn senior Derrick Brown, a Lanier grad, and LSU senior Blake Ferguson, a Buford grad, both earned a spot on the team, which recognizes one student-athlete from each SEC school for superior service efforts in the community.

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Archer puts in complete effort to claim Gwinnett Co. Girls Flag Football League Title

12/5/2019

There was one message Archer flag football head coach David Wright wanted his team to receive throughout the 2019 season.

“It’s like we’ve told them in practice all year long,” Wright said. “You’re never out of it. You keep fighting hard until the last whistle.”

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