How many sick days have you used since 2008?
Probably more than the six Gwinnett County Public Schools graduates that were recognized at Thursday's monthly Board of Education meeting for having perfect attendance throughout their entire school careers.
The list includes two students each from Brookwood and Duluth high schools, and one from each Parkview and Discovery high schools.
Duluth High School class of 2019 salutatorian Caitlyn Nazareth was announced as one of 218 recipients of the Stamps Foundation Scholarship.
Nazareth, who plans to attend Georgia Tech and study public policy, was chosen for her academic excellence, leadership experience and exceptional character, according to a press release fro the Stamps Foundation.
Kayle Teasley, a Norton Elementary School teacher, was named the 2018 Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Teacher of Promise.
Every year the organization recognizes one outstanding new teacher/member in the state who has no more than three years of experience at the time of the nomination and who demonstrates qualities of excellence in the teaching of mathematics.
Gwinnett County Public Schools and the city of Lawrenceville are showing their aligned prioritization of expanding arts opportunities in Gwinnett County with the announcement of Central Gwinnett High School's new arts academy curriculum.
The "school-within-a-school" experience at Central Gwinnett High School is expanding art education opportunities to its students in the 2020 school year. The city of Lawrenceville's development of the $31.1 million Performing Arts Center and the expansion of the Aurora Theatre will also impact the school and potentially provide new spaces program opportunities to Central Gwinnett students when they open in 2021.
Members of the Twin Rivers Middle School Student Leadership Team were honored recently for an outstanding year.
The team earned the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award by volunteering more than 1,000 hours at school and in the community from March 1, 2018, through Feb. 28, according to Gwinnett County Public Schools. In addition, 15 students earned either Gold, Silver or Bronze PVSA awards for their volunteer work.
A computer science teacher at Paul Duke STEM High School in Norcross is headed to Houston after being selected for a competitive spot in NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium.
Rebecca May is one of a small group of teachers in the country who will participate in the prestigious LiftOff Summer Institute to be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The program selects teachers who will increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math through space education and will meet June 23-28 to conduct experiments, tour facilities, network and share ideas and lessons with other educators.