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Great Days of Service

10/5/2017

October 16 - 18, 2017

Students and staff members can bring these needed items to their school and the ISC during the one-week drive. Items will be picked on Friday, October 20!

Requested Items:

  • Canned Proteins (tuna, ham, ravioli)
  • Canned Soups & Fruits
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Personal Care Items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Detergent Pods

Donations will benefit Gwinnett shelters, families in need, and food pantries. Together we can make a huge impact on the lives of others in our community!

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Central Gwinnett High School celebrates 60 years

10/2/2017

If you ask Shane Orr, a Central Gwinnett alum and now principal of the high school, what makes his learning institution a success, he’ll tell you — it’s no secret.

“It’s already a great school, and it’s been so for a while,” Orr said. “It’s like we’re tasked with keeping something amazing alive, as opposed to developing something new.”

The Lawrenceville area high school celebrates 60 years next week, kicking off the milestone with homecoming Oct. 6. The event precedes an alumni softball game and an anniversary gala later in the week.

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GSMST receives $30K grant to build innovation labs

10/2/2017

The Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology has received a grant that will initially remake six classrooms into innovation labs.

The $30,000 grant will allow GSMST students to explore design, fabrication and the engineering design process.

It is the first phase of a $230,000 project that involves redesigning and outfitting 15 rooms. Support for the program comes from the Arconic Foundation. The first lab is under construction.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools announces Teacher of the Year semifinalists

09/29/2017

Gwinnett County Public Schools is one step closer to naming Gwinnett’s top educators for the 2017-18 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year.

On Monday, the committee announced the names of 25 semifinalists to be considered fort he system’s top honor. The group includes 15 elementary, five middle and five high school teachers who were selected from the initial list of 138 Teachers of the

Year nominated by their colleagues at local schools.
The winner will be announced in November at the annual Teacher of the Year banquet.

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South Gwinnett JROTC receives highest commendation

09/25/2017

The Gwinnett school board recently honored the South Gwinnett High School JROTC Comet Battalion, which recently earned the highest commendation level that an Army JROTC unit can receive.

The unit was named an “Honor Unit with Distinction” after inspectors from the Sixth Brigade of Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah gave it an overall score of 95.8 out of 100. The accreditation consists of a cadet continuous improvement briefing, cadet service learning project, drill ceremony and portfolio interviews by cadets and instructors.

The unit is led by Senior JROTC Instructor Lt. Col. Nathaniel Flegler Jr. and JROTC Instructor SFC LaKentra Smith.

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Four Coleman Middle School teachers win Voya ‘Unsung Heroes’ grant for biosphere project

09/25/2017

A New York-based retirement planning company has named a team of four Coleman Middle School teachers unsung heroes of the classroom for a project that teaches students about architecture, art, design and aquatics-based agriculture.

Voya Financial Inc. announced this week that Sheila Harmony, Jana Czerwonky, Tamara Rossi and Kelli Sinclair will be the recipients of a $2,000 grant distributed as part of the 2017 Voya Unsung Heroes awards competition. They will now compete against other grant recipients for one of three additional awards worth $5,000, $10,000 or $25,000.

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