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18 local schools earn National Beta School of Merit status

08/28/2017

If you notice window decals around Gwinnett schools this fall, it’s because 18 schools across the county received the symbol to mark their achievement of 2017 National Beta School of Merit status.

The schools earned the award by offering National Beta to all eligible grades on their campus.

They were honored at the 2017 National Beta Club Convention this summer in Orlando, Fla. The National Beta Club is the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit, educational youth organization. Its mission is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools students learn about legal system

08/28/2017

Nearly 30 students from high schools across Gwinnett have a better understanding of the legal system after they graduated from the Summer Mentoring in Legal Education, or SMILE, program.

The mentoring program allowed students who are interested in law to participate in learning sessions held at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Students learned about the justice system, the trial process and the Constitution through encounters with lawyers and judges.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Future Problem-Solving winners honored

08/28/2017

The Gwinnett County Board of Education recently honored students and teachers from Riverside Elementary, Pinckneyville Middle and Norcross High for their finishes in the Georgia Future Problem Solving Program and Future Problem Solving Program International competitions.

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Gwin Oaks Elementary, Cannon UMC partnership means volunteering in name of Jesus

08/28/2017

Walk the halls of Gwin Oaks Elementary in any given classroom, and chances are a volunteer from Cannon United Methodist Church is in the room or around the corner.

They may be making copies, stuffing bags with gummy bears or reading with a kindergartener. All in the name of Jesus.

It’s a partnership that sprung out of the economic downturn about nine years ago when many Gwin Oaks parents had to find jobs, and sometimes second or third jobs to make ends meet. That led to a void of parent support in the school.

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Gwinnett’s Couch Middle to receive flag football kits from the NFL, Atlanta Falcons

08/23/2017

Couch Middle School in Grayson will receive an NFL Flag Football kit from the Atlanta Falcons as part of NFL Flag Football Week and the Falcons’ Rise Up! 159 initiative.

One school in each of Georgia’s 159 counties were selected to receive the kit. The donations will go to 80 elementary schools and 79 middle schools.

Each kit includes 50 flag football belts, Falcons NFL reversible jerseys, football, water bottles, T-shirts and other supplies.

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GCPS honors latest class of Aspiring Principal Program

08/23/2017

Gwinnett County Public Schools on Thursday marked another milestone in its principal leadership development program.

At its workshop meeting with the Gwinnett County Board of Education, the district honored 11 people who completed the latest cohort, its 11th, and have plans to move on in leadership roles with the district.

“Clearly, the development of a healthy pipeline of leadership is an essential component for the current and future success of the students of Gwinnett County Public Schools,” said Glenn Pethel, assistant superintendent of leadership development.

Pethel said the district looks to the need for principals in relation to school growth, retirements and attrition.

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