Can I Ask You a Question or Two?
Sweetwater Middle School is an exceptional middle school with an amazing staff and student body. Sweetwater Middle happens to also be the middle school I attended 4 years ago. As it so happens I had the honor to interview Mr. Nebel, the principal of the school, and an anonymous... Read more
Inspiring Assistant Principal Heather Alvira
Within the Berkmar cluster, there is Rebecca Minor Elementary School. It was built in 1987, making the school 30 years old. For over half of Minor's existence, Heather Alvira has worked there, currently as an assistant principal, but for 13 years, she was a guidance counselor. Mrs. Alvira graduated... Read more
2018 Teacher of the Year: Dr. Doug Doblar
An elementary school teacher who is honored to teach at the same school he attended as a child has been named the 2018 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY). During the annual Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year banquet, Gwinnett County Public Schools CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks announced... Read more
2018 Teacher of the Year
Six Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) teachers have been announced as this year's finalists for the Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY) title. The finalists for the 2018 honor are Ebony Flott of Camp Creek Elementary School, Dr. Doug Doblar of Head Elementary School, Cheri A. Nations of... Read more
Amazing Teachers Inspired Berkmar Middle School's Mrs. Desrosiers
Berkmar Middle School was built in June 2004, on land that was once a family farm. The school opened for the first time for the school year of August 2004-2005. Berkmar Middle was built to be the solution to the overcrowded halls at Sweetwater Middle School. Berkmar has been... Read more
Berkmar Media Center Makeover
It's 6:50 in the morning and the Berkmar Media Center is open for business. Students are rushing in last minute to print out essays, return overdue books and check out a fresh new book. Behind the circulation desk, Mrs. Mitchell administers the never ending task of running a functional... Read more
Inside Trailer 24 at Berkmar High School
Everyday, students enter trailer number 24 at Berkmar High School to gain knowledge about US History. When reaching the top of the stairs, students grab their half sheet of notes and sit in their seats. They copy the essential question and both vocabulary words on the board. It sounds... Read more
Justin Acosta: Living Good Vibes Only
Meet Justin Acosta! He describes himself as respectful and outgoing. He loves to meet new people and is gracious while doing so. Justin has been living and breathing the quote "Good Vibes Only," because it helped him throughout his parents' divorce. He has not had one moment of vulnerability... Read more
Meet Our New Interns: Bright Minds, Big Futures
Love Gwinnett and Gwinnett Magazine held its first intern meeting this week, hosted by Leadercast, the global leadership development organization based in Suwanee. Almost 60 high school interns have been working with us since the beginning of the school year to gain real-world experience through our new Convergent Journalism... Read more
Redesigned SAT: Gwinnett Results Continue To Top State, National Averages
Gwinnett County Public Schools released SAT scores for the Class of 2017, this is the first class of students to take the revised SAT assessment. The College Board made content, format, and scoring changes to the SAT in 2016. The redesigned SAT test prioritizes content that reflects the kind... Read more