The theater was practically Laura and Sarah Lindahl’s babysitter when they were kids. The sisters and their brother Matt would spend afternoons at Brookwood High School, where their parents were both theater directors.
Laura, director of the theater department at Brookwood High School, and Sarah, theater director at Mill Creek, coached both of their One-Act Play crews to GHSA region championships last month. They both qualified for the state championship competition on Saturday at Buford High School.
Juan Harris remembers as a kid that it didn’t come down to only his immediate family to raise him, teach him right from wrong and sometimes discipline him. Neighbors, distant relatives and teachers were all role models and authority figures, not just parents.
“It takes a village, for real,” Harris said
Mill Creek High School Theatre recently won Best Play in the Region AAAAAA One Act Play competition for its production of “Rabbit Hole.”
Led by director Sarah Lindahl, Mill Creek defeated productions from Collins Hill, Discovery, Duluth, Mountain View, North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge in the regional competition.
Naceur, who attended Lanier High School last year as a freshman, is now a sophomore at Gwinnett Online Campus. It gives him the flexibility to fill his day with vocal lessons, dance lessons, practicing piano and guitar and a few recording sessions. He goes on campus once per week but otherwise submits homework remotely.
“It was not necessarily the material or teacher or anything else, it was just time,” Naceur said.
An army of people wielding wood sanders behind Baggett Elementary School sounded like the world’s largest, loudest beehive. The volunteers manning them were busy as bees carrying out their task in the assembly line on Oct. 26.
About 200 volunteers were working behind the elementary school to build kits for roughly 100 bunk beds that will be sent to families with children who don’t have beds of their own.
Two Gwinnett County schools — Paul Duke STEM High School and Bay Creek Middle School — are the first in Gwinnett to earn recognition from Common Sense for their implementation of digital citizenship lessons.
The designation as a Common Sense School speaks to the schools’ commitment to helping students think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create and participate, according to a news release. As part of the recognition, the schools earned a badge that publicly affirms their school culture is invested in helping students thrive as digital learners and citizens.