Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
The Georgia Wildlife Journey Program visited Nesbit Elementary School as part of the SCANA Energy Homework Center. SCANA Energy is a partner of the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation. The visit was a special year-end treat provided by SCANA Energy to reward students for hard work throughout the year.
The Chattahoochee Nature Center teaches Georgia children the joys of wildlife by providing one-hour educational programs focusing on animals that make their home in the Georgia piedmont. http://www.chattnaturecenter.org/
SCANA Energy Homework Centers provide a safe, structured study environment where students can complete class assignments and learn proper study skills. Certified teachers are available to help them improve study habits or just get through tricky math problems. As a proud partner in education with Georgia schools, SCANA Energy provides funds for two certified teachers, supplies, snacks and student incentives that are needed in order for our Homework Centers to operate successfully.
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
On May 2, 2013, Gwinnett County’s 77 elementary schools will welcome the school district’s Class of 2026 as it enrolls new kindergartners. Parents and guardians of children who will be five years old by September 1, 2013, should visit their neighborhood school to enroll their future kindergartner. Kindergarten registration for the new school year takes place before the summer to provide time to organize classes and to allow students to participate in local school activities that will help them get ready for their first day of school. The first day of school for the2013-2014 school year is August, 7, 2013.
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Brandon Hou, an orchestra student at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology (GSMST), has been named concert master for the Georgia Music Educators Association’s 2013 All-State Orchestra. This designation identifies Brandon as the No. 1 violinist in the state. He competed against 44 of the best high school violinists to earn this designation.
Friday, April 5th, 2013
Enjoying a spring day at Stone Mountain Adventure Park!
Winner of a GCPS Foundation and Stone Mountain History Field Trip
Ms Jeffers 4th Grade Class – Riverside Elementary
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Target Store Grants support nonprofit organizations in the communities where the company’s stores are located. Arts, Culture, and Design in Schools grants support programs that enhance students’ classroom curriculum by bringing the arts and cultural experiences to schools, such as in-school performances, artist in residency programs, and workshops in schools. Early Childhood Reading grants support programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families. Grants of $2,000 are provided in both categories. Online applications will be accepted through April 30, 2013. Funding guidelines are available on the company’s website.
We know that great education happens beyond the classroom. Target stores provide grants to K-12 schools and other nonprofit organizations to bring art and cultural experiences to schools, support educational field trips, and help create early childhood reading programs.
Since 2007, we’ve renovated 118 school libraries through the Target School Library Makeover program, in partnership with The Heart of America Foundation.
Locations in Gwinnett: Buford, Gwinnett Super Target, Riverwood, Lawrenceville, Norcross, and Snellville
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Gwinnett County families of students with special needs can learn more at an event this month about how to support their children as they get ready to transition from K-12 into adulthood. The annual Gwinnett County Public Schools Transition Fair is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peachtree Ridge High, 1555 Old Peachtree Rd., in Suwanee. This event is open to students from all school clusters. The GCPS Foundation is among the supporters for this yearly event.
The event consists of the following sessions and activities:
9:30 a.m.– Students can attend a special session with representatives from the program Empowering Our Youth. The panel will discuss self-awareness and self-advocacy for people with disabilities.
9:30 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. — Participants can attend breakfast breakout sessions and learn about topics such as Medicaid waivers, navigating social security benefits, estate planning, guardianship options, vocational rehabilitation services, vocational and community programs, and more.
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Participants may speak one-on-one with representatives from various agencies and organizations about employment support, residential services, day programs, recreation and leisure, and other resource organizations.
Participants and news media representatives who need more information about the Transition Fair can contact the GCPS Office of Instructional Services in the Department of Special Education and Psychological Services by calling 678-301-7121.
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Doodle 4 Google
Welcome to Doodle 4 Google, a contest where we invite students in the United States to use their artistic talent to think big and redesign Google’s Doodle for millions to see. This year, we ask students to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, “My best day ever…” One talented student artist will see their artwork appear on the Google homepage and receive a $30,000 college scholarship. And their school will be awarded a $50,000 technology grant.
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
Mathematics in Action (MiA) Scholars Program
Do you know an academically talented or motivated middle school student who could use additional enrichment in mathematics?
Georgia Gwinnett College’s Mathematics in Action (MiA) Scholars Program seeks such students for an exciting new summer enrichment opportunity. The MiA Scholars Program, offered through the GGC School of Science and Technology, will accept up to 24 academically talented or motivated middle-school students for a week-long learning excursion on the college’s Lawrenceville campus.
MIA flyer Summer 2013
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
SUWANEE — According to a statement released by the state’s school superintendent, all 18 of the district’s traditional high schools, Buford High School and two Gwinnett charter learning institutions were recently named as AP Honor Schools by the College Board.
The schools recognized were grouped into five categories: AP Access and Support Schools; AP Challenge Schools; AP Merit Schools; AP STEM Schools; and AP STEM Achievement Schools.
Those recognized as AP Access and Support Schools had at least 30 percent of their AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African-American and/or Hispanic and 30 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher: Archer High; Berkmar High; Central Gwinnett High; Dacula High; Gwinnett Online Campus; Lanier High; Norcross High; and Shiloh High.
Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology was named an AP Challenge Schools. The category recognizes schools with students testing in four of the core areas (English, math, science and social studies).
AP Merit Schools, or schools with at least 20 percent of the student population taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of three or higher: Buford High School; Berkmar High; Brookwood High; Duluth High; Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology; Mill Creek High; Mountain View High; North Gwinnett High; Parkview High; and Peachtree Ridge High.
AP STEM Schools: schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses, included: Archer High; Berkmar High; Buford High; Brookwood High; Central Gwinnett High; Collins Hill High; Dacula High; Duluth High; Grayson High; Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, & Technology; Lanier High; Meadowcreek High; Mill Creek High; Mountain View High; Norcross High; North Gwinnett High; Parkview High; Peachtree Ridge High; Shiloh High; and South Gwinnett High.
AP STEM Achievement Schools: Schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and at least 40 percent of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of three or higher, included Archer High; Berkmar High; Brookwood High; Buford High; Central Gwinnett High; Collins Hill High; Dacula High; Duluth High; Grayson High; Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology; Mill Creek High; Mountain View High; Norcross High; North Gwinnett High; Parkview High; and Peachtree Ridge High.
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
2013 Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Duluth, 2.22.13 – Georgia’s largest regional event for science learning continues to grow with the 2013 Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair experiencing its highest levels of student participation. Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) celebrates the fair’s 35th anniversary with the participation of more than 1,000 students K-12 from across the district, as well as students of Buford City Schools. The 2013 Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013, at the Gwinnett Center, located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Visitors are welcome to attend the open house, which begins at 4:00 p.m. The awards ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. Among the fair sponsors are the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation, Cisco Systems, and Jackson EMC.
Industry professionals will be on hand to speak with students about future opportunities in the science and engineering fields as part of the Career Expo. Presenters include representatives from such organizations as the American Chemical Society, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Gwinnett County Crime Scene Investigations, Gwinnett Medical Center, Jackson EMC, UPS, among others.
2013 Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair Focus History