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Berkmar boys basketball team learns teamwork, leadership at Sheriff’s Office obstacle course

10/25/2017

Berkmar High School’s boys basketball team got a lesson in teamwork and leadership Tuesday afternoon, but they had to get a little dirty to learn it.

The team visited the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office’s obstacle course, where the office’s rapid response team split them up into teams of four before taking them through the course. They had to show they could work together to get through the course quickly — with deputies shouting at them like drill sergeants.

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Lovin Elementary uses Infinite Energy grant for robotics

10/23/2017

Last winter, Lovin Elementary was among eight Gwinnett schools that received a combined $47,000 in grants from Infinite Energy designed to boost education in science, technology, engineering, art and math, or STEAM.

With the $5,000 grant Lovin received, school officials bought robotics kits that helped students learn about positional words, story sequencing, shapes, map skills, measuring and graphing. Students also use them to learn basic code writing and to investigate principles of force and motion, according to teachers at Lovin and Infinite Energy officials.

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Schools donate to food co-ops as part of Great Days of Service

10/23/2017

On Friday, boxes upon boxes of food and personal care items were delivered to the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry courtesy of local schools hoping to give back during the county’s Great Days of Service.

“It was wonderful,” said Laura Drake, who is the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op director. “It’s just a wonderful event every year.”

The Southeast Gwinnett Coop was one of nine co-ops that received donations from about 100 Gwinnett County schools on Friday.

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Gwinnett school system announces Teacher of the Year finalists

10/17/2017

Gwinnett County Public Schools announced its six finalists for the 2018 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year honor Friday.

These six teachers have been chosen from a field of 25 semifinalists by a selection committee comprised of GCPS officials. Those semifinalists were selected from the 138 local school Teachers of the Year.

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Brookwood Grad Complete Navy Flight School

10/17/2017

A Brookwood High School graduate and Snellville native recently completed Navy flight school to receive his aviation warfare insignia, known as “wings,” during a Winging Ceremony held at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Florida.

Lt. j.g. Christopher Joseph received his wings serving with Helicopter Training Squadron 18, the “Vigilant Eagles.” This insignia is issued to naval personnel who are trained and qualified to perform duties related to operation and support of naval aircraft.

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Simpson Elementary capital campaign helps deliver Mimio technology interactive whiteboards

10/17/2017

Simpson Elementary students recently received 45 interactive whiteboards thanks to a $32,000 capital campaign focused on technology upgrades in every classroom.

The capital campaign for the Peachtree Corners school took place during the 2016-17 school year as a centerpiece of PTA fundraising efforts.

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