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
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
Friday Night Food Fight Unites High Schools
Rivalries are often characterized by animosity and tend to create separation within a community, but two local schools are actively changing this. Dacula High School and Mill Creek High School have established a way to use their intense hometown rivalry as a fuel for philanthropy through a good old-fashioned... Read more
Two Gwinnett Special Education Paraprofessionals Earn Statewide Honor
Linda Gourley, a pre-K paraprofessional at Corley Elementary School, and Meghan Rosser, a former Autism paraprofessional at Alcova Elementary School, have been named co-winners of the 2017 Special Education Paraprofessional of the Year Award by the Georgia Council for Exceptional Children (GA CEC). Rosser is now a special education... 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
Dr. Marshall Shepherd, the former president of the American Meteorological Society and the host of "Weather Geeks" on the Weather Channel, is scheduled to stop by Alcova Elementary School on August 16 to talk to students about the solar eclipse that will occur August 21. The University of Georgia... 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