Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Brookwood High will showcase four pieces.
From Gwinnett County Public Schools: Among more than 100 art pieces on display during this year’s Atlanta Dogwood Festival this coming weekend, visitors will find many produced by Gwinnett County students. The Atlanta High School Art Exhibition will feature 107 pieces, of which 41 are the creations of Gwinnett County students. In fact, the work of Parkview High 10th grader Camille Pettit, titled “Laura,” earned the “Best of Show” honor. Camille’s artwork and 40 other pieces from Gwinnett students will be on exhibit at Piedmont Park during the Annual Dogwood Festival, April 19-21, 2013. In addition to the "Best of Show" honor, several other Gwinnett student creations earned high accolades from festival judges. Those pieces of art and the …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Only 160 years ago, Gwinnett County was Cherokee and Creek Indian territory.
"History of Gwinnett" is a column that will run once a week. We will feature historic places, people and events. If you have any suggestions for future columns, email Crystal.Huskey@patch.com. Back in 1990, there was a big hubbub in Dacula, Ga., about a developer's plans to build homes, offices and retail space -- on top of an ancient American Indian burial ground. How ancient? Experts say the site dates back to the time of Christ. The burial ground was discovered by architect Patrick Garrow, according to the Free Lance-Star (May 1990 edition). He discovered 200 rock mounds, along with burial sites in an area of over 1,000 acres. A 50-day "winter encampment" by locals and American Indian groups ensued after the county commission approved…
Friday, March 8, 2013
The incident occurred a little after 8 a.m. this morning.
A school bus overturned on Mink Livsey, near Harley Beth Drive, around 8 a.m. today, March 8. One child was on the bus, according to Fox. Authorities have not released whether the child was injured, and the cause of the accident is unknown. Patch will update this story as more information is made available.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The White House has released a state-by-state breakdown of what the budget cuts could mean. In Gwinnett County, school district officials say its means losing critical dollars for Title I programs.
Gwinnett County Public Schools officials have released a statement regarding the impending across-the-board federal budget cuts, known as sequestration. In the statement, GCPS Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks, said the cuts would cost the state's largest school district approximately $3.4 million, Title I monies, and allocations for special education. (Read the full statement below.) Earlier this month, board members Carole Boyce and Mary Kay Murphy traveled to Washington, D.C., to fight the budget cuts. And, now the White House has released a breakdown showing that teacher jobs and funding to education children with disabilities will be hampered. The cuts are slated to take effect Friday, March 1. In Georgia, according to the White House…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Gwinnett County public schools are closed Feb. 15 and Feb. 18 (President's Day). See what other upcoming days will impact students and teachers.
It will be a long weekend for Gwinnett County Public Schools students. School will be closed Friday, Feb. 15 and Mon. Feb. 18, President's Day. Neither students nor teachers report to class. These days were originally scheduled as this school year's first snow make-up days. However, the district has not had to close because of bad weather. Upcoming Days to Remember Feb. 25 - 26: These are early release days for kindergarten through eighth grade. Classes are ending early for parent-teacher conferences. March 11: This is a student holiday, and a planned furlough day for school employees. March 29: This is the next snow make-up day. Teachers and students will be out that day if there are no weather cancellations until then.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The Fifth Annual County Dance Day was February 2 at Peachtree Ridge High School and included dancers from Brookwood and South Gwinnett.
Every year the dance programs from Gwinnett County High schools come together for County Dance Day. The fifth annual event was held Saturday, Feb. 2 at Peachtree Ridge High School. The purpose of the event is to give the dance students from Gwinnett County High Schools world class instruction in a variety of disciplines and to allow the dancers to come together to encourage and support each other in a non-competitive environment. Classes were offered in ballet, modern, partnering, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. The participating high schools include Archer, Berkmar, Brookwood, Collins Hill, Grayson, Meadow Creek, Mill Creek, Mountain View, North Gwinnett, Parkview, Peachtree Ridge, and South Gwinnett.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
At a national conference this week, school leaders are hoping to protect education programs from across-the-board federal budget cuts, known as sequestration.
Two Gwinnett County Board of Education members are among those in Washington D.C. this week to help protect school programs from "across-the board" federal budget cuts. Carole Boyce, school board chairwoman and District I representative; and Mary Kay Murphy, District III representative, are present at the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) 40th annual Federal Relations Network Conference. The three-day conference ends Jan. 29. Along with Boyce and Murphy, some 700 school board and state school boards association leaders met with members of Congress on Tuesday. They are hoping to protect education programs from across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration, according to a press release from NSBA. According to the NSBA, the …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Classes in Gwinnett County will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
While we are just at the halfway point of the 2012-2013 school year, Gwinnett County Public Schools released the calendar for the 2013-2014 year. Here are the highlights: Click here for GCPS' complete school year calendar.
Friday, December 14, 2012
In light of the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., the department is doing this to prevent any type of "copy cat" incident from occurring.
In light of the horrific mass shooting at the elementary school in Connecticut, the Gwinnett County Police Department will be conducting increased police patrols in and around the schools within Gwinnett County, according to Public Information Officer Cpl. Edwin Ritter. "These increased patrols will be a joint effort with the Gwinnett County School Police and Uniformed Officers with the Gwinnett County Police Department," he said on Friday afternoon in a press release. "Officers will be assigned to every school within Gwinnett County Police Jurisdiction and these patrols will last for the next several days." The Gwinnett County Police Department takes the safety and welfare of all of the citizens within Gwinnett County seriously. The …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Total figure of $1.7 billion is virtually same as 2012, thanks to E-SPLOST.
Updated 12:57 p.m., March 27 The proposed total budget for the Gwinnett County school system will be virtually unchanged for fiscal year 2013, at $1.73 billion. However, the general fund budget, which is "the crux of day to day business" for the system, will decline by $60.6 million, or 4.8 percent, in the coming year, Chief Financial Officer Rick Cost said Tuesday in Suwanee. Officials had to overcome an $89 million shortfall to balance the budget as required by law, with increased costs ($53 million) and the continued decline in the Gwinnett property tax digest ($36 million) the chief reasons. The E-SPLOST measure approved by voters last November is the reason the overall budget is largely unchanged from FY 2012. However, those monies …