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Lilburn Elementary School awarded shade structure with grant

11/25/2019

Teachers supervising students at recess will be able to watch in the shade thanks to a new structure at Lilburn Elementary School.

Lilburn Elementary School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new shade structure at its playground on Thursday.

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Phoenix community gathers to beautify campus during GDOS

11/25/2019

Phoenix High School teachers, administrators and parent volunteers teamed up for a beautification project involving the school’s grounds during Gwinnett Great Days of Service.

The 20th annual Gwinnett Great Days of Service took place in late October. The event, organized by the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, mobilizes thousands of individuals, corporations, churches, schools, civic organizations and communities in volunteer service to address some of the county’s most critical needs.

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Wilbanks: GCPS will review student conduct code to ensure no bias against minorities

11/22/2019

Gwinnett County Public Schools is launching a major review of its student discipline code to ensure it is not biased or used disproportionately against students of color, Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks announced Thursday night.

Wilbanks’ announcement came at the end of the meeting as the county’s school board was wrapping up its business for the night. The superintendent said the district’s goal has long been to make sure its Student Conduct Behavior Code is “firm, fair and flexible.

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Jackson EMC awards Gwinnett middle school teachers more than $22,000 in grants

11/22/2019

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation awarded 10 Gwinnett County middle schools $22,290 in Bright Ideas grant funds for 15 innovative classroom projects.

In 2019, Jackson EMC awarded a total of $61,720 in Bright Ideas grants to 40 teachers in 25 middle schools across its service area.

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Five Forks MS counselor dubbed national School Counselor of the Year

11/21/2019

A Gwinnett County Public Schools counselor is the recipient of a national honor.

Laura Ross of Five Forks Middle School in Lawrenceville has been named the 2020 School Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselor Association.

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GCPS offers first look at site plan for new Seckinger High School

11/19/2019

Gwinnett County Public Schools plans to open Seckinger High School in August 2022, but the school system already has an idea what the campus will look like thanks to a site plan submitted by the architectural design firm, Smallwood.

The school, which will be located at 3621 Sardis Church Road in Buford, will be west of its athletics fields and will also have an entrance on West Rock Quarry Road. Fields included in the plan are a football stadium, practice field, baseball and softball complexes and four tennis courts.

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