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State grant helps Freeman’s Mill Elementary focus on fitness, healthy eating

05/7/2018

One thing that stands out for school-age chidren is participating in field day, a day of games, activities and competition. This year’s field day at Freeman’s Mill Elementary School students had a great sense of enjoyment from physical activity, something school physical education teacher Mark Collins said was helped by a $5,000 state grant.

The school partnered with Georgia Shape, the governor’s statewide, multi-agency and multi-dimensional initiative, and has used the grant money to educate students with healthy

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GCPS named to Forbes 2018 America’s Best Employers list

05/7/2018

For the first time, Gwinnett County Public Schools was named to Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Employers list.

Georgia’s largest school district, with more than 23,000 employees, is the 178th best large company category in the United States out of 500 companies listed and one of six public school districts across the country named in the top 200.

CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks is proud that the district has been recognized in this manner.

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Annual quarry run reaches record number of participants, volunteers

05/7/2018

Emerging from the last long uphill climb, one, two, and then a third runner made their way to the top of the quarry, the finish line just in sight.

“Alright ladies and gentlemen, we’ve got Alexis Kenyrik from Grayson,” the announcer boomed, his mic cutting through cheers. “Welcome back — you just crushed it.”

“(The run) raises money for two of our partner schools — Meadowcreek High School and Meadowcreek Elementary, which are right around the corner from us — and Radloff Middle School, which are all Title I schools,” Carol Landrum said. “This year we added the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta and one of their pillars is a healthy lifestyle, so a run was ideal.”

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Grayson Tech Summer Academy registration is open

05/7/2018

If you weren’t able to make the May 4 deadline for the Maxwell High School of Technology Middle School Summer Camp, which had programs in the morning such as automotive services, cake decorating, collision repair, cosmetology, culinary arts, early childhood education/baby-sitter boot camp, junior firefighter camp, law and justice, programming and science camp, there is another option available.

Grayson High School Technical Education Program Summer Career Academy is open for registration until May 18. Programs that will be offered include culinary arts, entrepreneurship/shark tank, graphic design, music production, photography, sports medicine, veterinary science and video production.

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22 GCPS seniors receive Questbridge scholarships

05/3/2018

Nearly two dozen Gwinnett County Public Schools seniors will have their entire college career paid in full after being named QuestBridge National College Match Recipients on Wednesday.

QuestBridge is a nonprofit organization that links high-achieving, low-income students to some of the nation’s most selective colleges.

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All Pro Dads monthly breakfast becoming a tradition at Gwinnett’s Mulberry Elementary

05/2/2018

The early start Friday morning didn’t deter hundreds of fathers and their children from gathering for breakfast at Mulberry Elementary School. It’s a monthly ritual at the school which has become quite popular — increasing attendance almost fivefold since it started last year.2018

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