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Gwinnett schools recognized for commitment to digital citizenship curriculum


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.

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Parkview High student poised to earn Eagle Scout rank, prestigious Hornaday award


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.

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Gwinnett teachers receive TOP grants to support school projects


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.

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Former Berkmar High band and choral director named to Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame


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.

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Local Kiwanis chapter hosts Key Club induction at McClure Health Science High School


Gwinnett County Public School’s newest high school launched a Key Club with support from Kiwanis International.

Kiwanis International chartered the McClure Health Science High School chapter of Key Club, according to a press release.

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Gwinnett County middle school teachers awarded $23K in Bright Ideas Grants from Jackson EMC


For the last six years, Jackson EMC has awarded middle school teachers in the counties served by the electric cooperative grants up to $2,000 as part of its Bright Ideas program. In late November, Jackson EMC announced its most recent grant winners, with Gwinnett County Public Schools teachers going to the head of the class.

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