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
Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Announces Newest Members of Green Youth Advisory Council
After accepting dozens of applications and recommendations from Gwinnett County Public Schools high school students and administrators, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (GCB) announced today the "Class of 2017-2018" for its Green Youth Advisory Council. Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation's iconic community improvement nonprofit organization for which GCB is... Read more
Listening and Learning: Responding to the Events in Charlottesville
The stories that flooded the news of hatred and racism were devastating. In the light of the riots full of hatred that have created divisions, it has become even more essential for our community to come together as one. Being in a community means being able to say to... Read more
Brookwood Student Exemplifies Leadership in the Community
Abby Lemma is a senior at Brookwood High School. With a smile on her face and a heart ready to serve, she finds as many ways as possible to be involved in the Brookwood community. She serves as the executive president of Brookwood's student government and the secretary of... Read more
GCPS Nurse Named Georgia School Nurse of the Year
Fran Overdyke, a longtime county nurse with Gwinnett County Public Schoools (GCPS), has been named School Nurse of the Year by the Georgia Association of School Nurses (GASN). Through this award, the GASN recognizes nurses who have demonstrated excellence in school nursing services. Overdyke, who has been a nurse... Read more
School Library Journal and Scholastic Announce 2017 School Librarian of the Year
On August 24, School Library Journal (SLJ) named Tamiko Brown of Ed White E-STEM Magnet School in El Lago, TX the winner of the 2017 School Librarian of the Year Award. Sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing, this award honors K-12 school library professionals for outstanding achievement and the exemplary... Read more
Harvard Student Agencies Business Academy Comes To Suwanee
The Business Academy is coming to Peachtree Ridge High School September 16-17! The Weekend Business Academy is an 8-hour course taught by current Harvard students over two days to a group of motivated students interested in business. The academy is a weekend full of workshopping that teaches students how... Read more
GCPS to Delay Dismissal By One Hour on August 21 to Help Ensure Safe Viewing of Eclipse
On August 21, 2017, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) will delay dismissal by one hour to help ensure the safe viewing of the eclipse and a safe dismissal of students. On this day, all of North American will experience an eclipse of the sun. This means that Earth, the... Read more
Focus on the Possible
Students' little achievements are a big reward If Jamie McFarland made a public service announcement, her message would be simple: "People should realize that special education kids are just kids," she said. "They want to be included, they want to have fun. They are just like any other 8-,... Read more