2008-09 Honors and Awards









2008-09 Honors and Awards

2008-09 News Releases (pdfs) Can't open a PDF? Click here to download the reader.

GCPS Psychological Services noted for innovative practice (pdf) 06/30/2009
Gwinnett students shine in science education (pdf) 06/22/2009
North Gwinnett High's gold-certified program on top 12 (pdf) 06/17/2009
12 GCPS graduates earn 2009 Byrd Scholar title (pdf) 06/16/2009
Parkview Cluster schools shine in economic education (pdf) 06/15/2009
14 Gwinnett graduates earn additional financial assistance (pdf) 06/12/2009
GCPS among top employers, says Black Collegian Magazine (pdf) 06/11/2009
Shiloh High's JROTC designated a Distinguished Unit (pdf) 06/10/2009
12 Gwinnett educators among new Master Teachers (pdf) 06/09/2009
Maxwell High’s Auto Services Program earns certification (pdf) 05/27/2009
Gwinnett students on the road during national competitions (pdf) 05/26/2009
More than 250 GCPS employees bid farewell to Gwinnett (pdf) 05/22/2009
Gwinnett 11th graders improve already high marks on Georgia High School Graduation Test (pdf) 05/21/2009
Gwinnett’s Carter receives Lifetime Achievement award (pdf) 05/20/2009
GCPS recognized for k-12 economic education program (pdf) 05/19/200
Duke identifies Gwinnett academically talented 7th graders (pdf) 05/15/2009
Gwinnett fine arts students in the national spotlight (pdf) 05/14/2009
Eight Gwinnett graduating seniors make National Merit list (pdf) 05/13/2009
Class of 2009 Largest-ever class maintains high standards (pdf) 05/12/2009
Full scholarships for four of Gwinnett’s graduating seniors (pdf) 05/11/2009
56 Gwinnett school custodians earn district’s top honor (pdf) 04/29/2009
Corporations award scholarships to three Gwinnett students (pdf) 04/28/2009
R.L. Norton Elementary’s Mixon-Lockaby named a top special education paraprofessional in state (pdf) 04/22/2009
Peachtree Ridge High’s Feldman inducted into Thespian Hall of Fame (pdf) 04/21/2009
Gwinnett students to showcase skills during national competitions (pdf) 04/09/2009
Five Gwinnett students make National Achievement list (pdf) 04/08/2009
Parsons Elementary’s Candis a Georgia top language arts teacher (pdf) 04/07/2009
Meadowcreek High to represent Georgia during national Culinary Arts challenge (pdf) 04/06/2009
Atlanta festival to feature work of Gwinnett student artists (pdf) 04/03/2009
Gwinnett well represented during upcoming science challenge (pdf) 03/31/2009
Meadowcreek High’s Grant selected as Georgia’s best Culinary Arts teacher (pdf) 03/30/2009
Three GCPS students selected as 2009 Technical Education Students of the Year (pdf) 03/27/2009
Glenn C. Jones Middle's media specialist best of Gwinnett 03/26/2009
Gwinnett honors school bus managers and monitor of the year 03/25/2009
Dacula High's Belbey named a Georgia top French teacher 03/17/2009
Parkview High's Knezovic Georgia's top German teacher 03/16/2009
Brookwood High educator earns national AP physics award 03/12/2009
Three Gwinnett middle schools head to state robotics tournament 03/11/2009
Eight GCPS schools make Georgia's AP Honors Schools list 03/09/2009
Three Gwinnett students and their teachers awarded with learning opportunity half-way around the world 03/03/2009
Gwinnett educators presented with “Citation of Excellence” 03/01/2009
Duluth High student earns 2009 STAR recognition 03/01/2009
Gwinnett student scientists to show what they know during 2009 Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Jr. Division 02/20/2009
Duluth Middle and Lanier Middle students earn Academic Bowl’s top spots 02/19/2009
11 GCPS high school artists honored in 2009 Georgia High School Drawing Competition02/10/2009
North Gwinnett High art teacher saluted as a Georgia Arts in Education Leader 02/09/2009
Gwinnett school counselors recognized as national finalists 01/30/2009
Shiloh High concert choir sweeps top honors at D.C. Heritage Music Festival 01/29/2009
Gwinnett high school students take learning from classroom to career during Science and Engineering Fair on February 6 01/29/2009
Gwinnett educator named “National Foreign Language Supervisor of the Year” 01/26/2009
Award-winning Shiloh High concert choir takes center stage in nation’s capital 01/12/2009

Gwinnett’s Teacher of the Year earns national honor (pdf) 01/07/2009
GCPS names 28 educators for "Quality-Plus Leader Academy, Aspiring Principal Program" (pdf) 12/19/08
Gwinnett educators complete prestigious Academy program (pdf) 12/17/2008
Meadowcreek High student earns 1st place in state culinary competition (pdf) 12/15/2008
Gwinnett student artwork on display, selected pieces included in national exhibit for national competition (pdf) 12/05/2008
Parkview High JROTC cadet ranked among tops in nation (pdf) 12/02/2008
Collins Hill High teacher earns national recognition for coaching success 11/24/08
Gwinnett’s Brookwood High named a Georgia School of Excellence 11/21/08
64 Gwinnett student entries garner wins at International Media Festival 11/20/08
23 Gwinnett schools recognized for outstanding performance with state awards 11/19/08
More than 1,500 Gwinnett students designated as AP scholars for college-level achievement 11/8/08
Governor Perdue honors Parkview High for SAT progress 11/10/08
Six Gwinnett teachers named finalists for educator top honor 10/16/08
Five Forks Middle, Trickum Middle, North Gwinnett High: Gwinnett Fine Arts program well-represented in Georgia Art Education Association Awards Program 10/15/2008
Gwinnett teacher at Nesbit Elementary recognized by national educator association 10/07/2008
Georgia DOE names 22 Gwinnett schools as “Georgia Title I Distinguished Schools” 10/06/2008
PSAT scores qualify nine Gwinnett seniors for National Achievement Scholarship Program 09/24/2008
Queen Elizabeth II invites Mill Creek High students, representative to make official invitation during October 3 ceremony 09/23/2008
Julianne Chambliss to visit one of the healthiest schools in the nation: Gwinnett’s W.C. Britt Elementary 09/19/2008
Georgia PTA honors Gwinnett with 20 awards 09/15/2008
Nearly 50 Gwinnett students up for $35 million in scholarships 9/15/2008
Gwinnett educator to be featured on national TV program 09/15/2008
Parkview High’s Datta Roy achieves perfection on college entrance exam 09/10/2008
Nine Gwinnett schools earn Distinguished Achievement Awards 09/09/2008
Three Gwinnett school media centers named “Exemplary Media Centers” by Georgia DOE 09/03/2008
Gwinnett honored with three state counseling awards 08/18/2008
Gwinnett’s Green named “Outstanding Educator” by Georgia Association of Educational Leaders 08/15/2008
Gwinnett ACT scores set new record, topping state and national averages 08/13/2008
99 Gwinnett schools make Adequate Yearly Progress 07/25/2008
Academic performance of six Gwinnett graduates earns them additional financial assistance 07/18/2008
17 GCPS educators recognized as “High Performing Principals” 07/17/2008
Summerour Middle receives financial award from its supportive Norcross community 07/02/2008

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Recent State and National Honors and Recognitions...

Students
The Shiloh High AFJROTC unit was selected to receive a 2008-09 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award.

Two Maxwell High School of Technology electronics students were accepted to participate in the national Aggreko's SelecTech program.

Students from Brookwood, Duluth, and Shiloh high schools received the Principal's Leadership Award national scholarship.

A Central Gwinnett High student was named a Questbridge Scholar and will attend college on a full scholarship.

48 GCPS seniors were named 2009 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists through the National Merit Scholarship Program.

A Parkview High student earned top honors in the River of Words environmental poetry and art contest.

A Collins Hill High student was selected for membership in the national honor society.

Students from Phoenix High and North Gwinnett High earned Best of Show at the 18 Annual Pace Photography Competition.

A Duluth High graduate was awarded the Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community, a prestigious national award given to only ten students from across the country.

A Parkview High student achieved a perfect score on a college entrance exam.

A Maxwell High School of Technology student was accepted into the Mercedes--Benz Universal Technical Institute.

A Parkview ROTC Cadet won a national championship in varsity-level orienteering.

Eight GCPS high schools were honored as AP Honor Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.

Mill Creek High teams were named 2008 state champions in AAAAA Competition Cheerleading and Softball.

A Mill Creek High student from the school's softball program was named 2008 State AAAAA Player of the Year.

The Peachtree Ridge High Boys Cross Country team was named AAAAA state champion for 2008.

The Collins Hill High Girls Cross Country team was named AAAAA state champion for 2008.

A Peachtree Ridge High student was the 1st place winner of the Fire Safety Essay contest sponsored by the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner.

A Norcross High student earned the Best of Show award at the Atlanta High School Art Exhibit (Dogwood Festival).



Staff
A Glenn C. Jones Middle and Lanier Middle band directors each received the National Band Association's Citation of Excellence at the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference.

A Sugar Hill Elementary teacher has been nominated to serve on the National Board of Trustees of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association-- a national organization for teachers of music and movement.

A Brookwood Elementary counselor and a Five Forks Middle counselor had books published.

Three GCPS staff members graduated from the National Staff Development Academy.

An Art Teacher from Trickum Middle will receive the 2009 Outstanding National Junior Art Honor Society Sponsor Award from the National Art Education Association.

A Margaret Winn Holt Elementary teacher was selected for a Teaching Ambassador Fellowship by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

Two Gwinnett counselors-- one from Berkeley Lake Elementary and one from Collins Hill High-- were among 10 finalists for National Counselor of the Year.

A Norcross High counselor was featured in American School Board Journal magazine for her article "Race Against Time," which highlights the school's ESOL program.

A Sweetwater Middle teacher was chosen to participate in the Northrop Grumman Foundation Weightless Flights of Discovery program for math and science teachers.

A Shiloh High Visual Arts teacher won the Elizabeth Catlett Printmaking Award at the 2008 New Power Generation Juried Art Exhibition.

A Nesbit Elementary teacher was recognized by the Association of Teacher Educators, Georgia Unit.

Three GCPS seniors were named 2009 Georgia Scholars.

A Nesbit Elementary teacher was published in a national magazine-- Arts & Activities.

GCPS teachers from Parsons Elementary and Trickum Middle were selected to participate in the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Teacher Academy.

Mill Creek High's Softball Coach was named 2008 State Coach of the Year.



School
Twelve GCPS schools were named "top high schools" by Newsweek.

Parkview High students enrolled in the school’s MCJROTC (Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) unit earned the school a designation as a “Naval Honors School.

Media programs at Meadowcreek Elementary, Mill Creek High, and North Gwinnett High were named Exemplary Library Media Programs of the Year by the State Department of Education.

GCPS athletic programs won several AAAAA state championships including Boys Soccer at Collins Hill High, Girls Golf at Mill Creek High, Girls Soccer and Boys Track at Parkview High, and Boys Golf at Peachtree Ridge High.

A number of GCPS staff, PTA units, and PTA leaders were awarded first or second place at the state level in a variety of categories at the 2008 Summer Conference and Leadership Training of the Georgia PTA.

GCPS community schools received a state grant for driving simulators from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.



System
GCPS earned five Awards of Excellence in the National School Public Relations Association's 2008 Publications and Electronic Media Contest.

GCPS’ Communication and Media Relations Department received three Best in Category Awards, eight Gold Awards, two Silver Awards, and one Bronze Award in the 2008 Publication, Photography, and Electronic Media Contest of the Georgia School Public Relations Association.