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Gwinnett Coalition calling for artists to help decorate book exchanges

11/18/2019

Gwinnett Coalition of Health & Human Services is seeking artist submissions for the Gwinnett Reading Exchange & Art Transforms (G.R.E.A.T.) Little Minds book exchanges. The Gwinnett Coalition and their community partner the Hudgens Center for Art & Learning will be accepting online art submissions for book exchanges to be painted, adorned and transformed into works of art by local artists.

The book exchange kits were built by Maxwell High School of Technology students.

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North Gwinnett High School’s Rebecca Carlisle named GCPS’ 2020 Teacher of the Year

11/18/2019

Cacti are dispersed through Rebecca Carlisle’s AP World History classroom at North Gwinnett High School. She uses them as a metaphor for students. She challenges them to stick it out when life gets prickly.

Carlisle explained to a packed ballroom at the Infinite Energy Center what has driven her to be a compassionate teacher during her decade-long career.

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Former Parkview football coach Cecil Flowe selected for GACA Hall of Fame

11/14/2019

Cecil Flowe, a legendary football coach at Parkview, has been selected to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Flowe, who will be inducted in May during a ceremony in Dalton, joins Steve Pardue (football), Cecil Barber (baseball), Bill Thorn (cross country/track), A.C. McCullers (basketball) and Max Bass (football) in the latest class. Three other football coaches with Gwinnett ties have been inducted recently into the prestigious hall of fame — Dave Hunter (Brookwood), T. McFerrin (South Gwinnett) and Dexter Wood (Buford).

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Georgia School of Orthodontics asking students, parents to vote for favorite teacher

11/11/2019

Gwinnett students and parents have a few days left to help their favorite teacher win a $200 gift card for their classroom.

The Georgia School of Orthodontics is hosting voting in its “Books & Braces” program until Thursday. Students, parents and friends can vote daily by completing a form at www.BracesToday.com/WishList.

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Sisters directing Mill Creek, Brookwood one-act plays to compete for state championship

11/11/2019

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.

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All Pro Dads group provides support for Gwinnett teachers

11/11/2019

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

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