2007-08 Honors and Awards









2007-08 Honors and Awards

2007-08 News Releases (pdfs) Can't open a PDF? Click here to download the reader.

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
GCPS to host local review site in state K-5 language arts textbook review 06/27/2008
Three GCPS educators earn regional counseling honor, advance to state 06/26/2008
Georgia DOE selects six Gwinnett Scholars 06/25/2008
National group honors two Gwinnett schools for counseling program 06/23/2008
Six Gwinnett educators earn Master Teacher certification 06/13/2008
North Gwinnett High robotics students look back at a school year of innovation, and creativity 06/12/2008
12 GCPS graduates honored as 2008 Byrd Scholars 06/11/2008
Three Gwinnett teachers honored for excellence, including educators at Collins Hill High, Phoenix High, and Gwinnett County Online Campus 06/10/2008
Gwinnett’s Lilburn Middle and Louise Radloff Middle showcased for increased student achievement 06/09/2008
11 GCPS students earn college-sponsored scholarships 06/03/2008
Gwinnett students to attend Governor’s Honors Program 06/01/2008
Two Gwinnett schools to represent Georgia during National Science Olympiad Tournament 05/27/2008
Five GCPS teams qualify for Odyssey of the Mind World Finals 05/23/2008
Gage Annual Awards: Gwinnett community celebrates gifted education 05/22/2008
Gwinnett School Board recognizes students for earning state and national honors Simpson Elementary, Collins Hill High, Meadowcreek High, and Parkview High students saluted 5/14/2008
National PTA honors three Gwinnett students for artistic skills 05/12/2008
Gwinnett fine arts students earn national spotlight 05/08/2008
Gates Millennium Scholars: Three of Gwinnett’s brightest students earn full scholarships 05/07/2008
36 … the perfect ACT score achieved by two in Gwinnett 05/05/2008
National Merit Scholarship Winners: Six Gwinnett students honored with National Merit Scholarship 05/02/2008
Berkmar High one of three schools nationwide honored with "College Board Inspiration Award" 04-30-2008
“Iron Chef” challenge kicks-off Culinary Arts industry certification application for Grayson High Technical Education Program 04/30/2008
GCPS receives highest bond rating from nation's top two ratings agencies 04/29/2008
North Gwinnett High principal named 2008 Georgia High School Distinguished Principal 04/28/2008
Gwinnett ninth grade engineering students win robotics tournament 04/25/2008
North Gwinnett High student’s artwork flies over nation’s capital 04/24/2008
Berkmar High to represent the peach state during national academic competition 04/23/2008
Gwinnett students receive college financial assistance from service organization 04/23/2008
Five Gwinnett students named among National Achievement Scholarship Program winners 04/21/2008
Gwinnett students awarded corporate-sponsored scholarships 04/16/2008
W.C. Britt Elementary students head to Washington, D.C. to tell U.S. Congress about healthy changes in school 04/16/2008
J.C. Magill Elementary Media Specialist receives state-level honor 03/31/2008
School Bus Transportation: Safety training earns GCPS top state and national honors 03/28/2008
Gwinnett students honored by School Board 03/21/2008
Gwinnett County BOE honors five teachers for recent accomplishments 03/14/2008
Simonton Elementary shares its success story on closing the achievement gap 03/13/2008
Three Gwinnett teachers recognized as “Outstanding Cultural Educators” 02/20/2008
Gwinnett band directors awarded with "Citation of Excellence" from National Band Association 2/12/2008
Margaret Winn Holt Elementary reacher named: 2008 Georgia VFW Citizenship Education Teacher 2/11/2008
Grayson High engineering program tops in the nation 2/7/2008
GCPS students to participate in Gwinnett Readers Rally 1/28/2008
GCPS students up for the spelling bee challenge 1/17/2008
Gwinnett teachers named Educators of Distinction 1/8/2008
South Gwinnett High student publication recognized as "Most Outstanding High School Magazine for 2007"
1/7/2008
GCPS counselors earn state honors 12/14/2007
11 GCPS teachers earn National Board Certification 12/4/2007
Two Gwinnett schools named Georgia Schools of Excellence 12/3/2007
Foundation instrumental in establishment of DECA Scholarship 11/28/07
GCPS elementary schools presented with donation of materials on autism 11/27/07
Parkview High teacher named 2007 Georgia Social Studies Teacher of the Year 11/26/07
GCPS recognized with 19th consecutive “Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting” 11/21/07
7 Gwinnett educators earn Master Teacher certification 11/20/07
Two GCPS students compete at state with "Stop on Red, Kids Ahead" 11/6/2007
Ga. DOE to honor Gwinnett's Georgia Title I Distinguished Schools 11/2/2007
Sweetwater Middle recognized for advisement program promoting safe and drug free schools 10/29/2007
18 Gwinnett schools recognized for student achievement 10/26/2007
Two Gwinnett high schools recognized with Regional Governor’s Cup Award 10/15/2007
GCPS student’s artwork under the spotlight in nation’s capital 9/26/2007
Gwinnett educator named Georgia Marketing Teacher of the Year 9/25/2007
Berkmar High educator honored as Georgia Association of the Deaf Teacher of the Year 9/19/2007
Gwinnett County Public Schools earns $3.7 million grant from The Broad Foundation to support leadership development 9/14/2007
42 GCPS students named national scholarship semifinalists 9/12/2007
GCPS students shine at International Media Festival 9/4/2007
GCPS’ 2007 SAT test-takers top state, national averages on SAT 8/28/2007
10 additional Gwinnett graduates earn college-sponsored scholarships 8/21/2007
Two Gwinnett high schools earn top spots in family and consumer sciences education 8/20/2007
11 GCPS graduates honored as 2007 Byrd Scholars 8/17/2007
Gwinnett ACT scores set new record, topping state and national averages 8/15/2007
Atlanta Toyota Scholarship Honorees: GCPS Graduates receive financial assistance from area business
8/15/2007
Maxwell High School of Technology Automotive Collision and Repair Program Receives National Certification 8/14/2007
GCPS technical education students earn top spots in national competition 7/27/07


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Recent State and National Honors and Recognitions...
Students
GCPS had 26 students ranked in the top 10 spots on the National French Exam and 37 in the top 10 at state. A Parkview High student ranked #1 in the state and nation in French I and another Parkview student was #2 in the state in French III.

Four students— two from Norcross High and two from Parkview High— earned the highest
score in Georgia on the National Spanish Exam in their respective levels of study.

The National PTA honored three Gwinnett students for their entries in the Reflections Fine Arts competition.

Mill Creek High's orchestra placed 2nd in the National Freedom Festival in New York City.

Students from Richard Hull Middle earned state and national recognition for their scores on the National Science League Exam.

Two Sweetwater Middle students earned perfect scores in national WordMasters Challenge - Gold Division.

Twenty-three scholarships were awarded to GCPS students through various programs sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

A Duluth High student was among the top ten in the National Council For America's First Freedom essay competition.

A Five Forks Middle student earned a $1,000 National Association of Music Merchants scholarship for her essay on the value of music education.

Students from Mill Creek High, Peachtree Ridge High, and South Gwinnett High were selected as Gates Millennium Scholars.

Two GCPS students earned perfect scores on the ACT college-admissions exam.

Two Sweetwater Middle students earned perfect scores in the National WordMasters Challenge, Gold Division.

37 GCPS students were ranked in the top 10 among students at their class and expericnce level in the state, including a student raking #1 in Georgia in French I and another student ranking #2 in French III. 26 GCPS students were ranked in the top 10 among students at their class and experience level in the nation, including a student ranking #1 in the U.S. in French I.

A Chattahoochee Elementary student and a Brookwood High student were awarded scholarships to attend the Interlochen Arts Center to study music.

The Lanier Middle Percussion Ensemble was invited to perform at Midwest Clinic in Chicago.

A Brookwood High student was honored at the Georgia Ceramic Art Awards and Symposium.

Summerour Middle students won 1st place for their entry in the Water Educational Exchange, sponsored by the CASIE Foundation.

A Parkview High STAR student and teacher were honorerd as state runners-up.

Six students earned 1st place and six earned 2nd place in state etchnical education competition, advancing to SkillsUSA national competition.

Grayson Technical Education Program students earned first place in state for their Agri Fair project.

GCPS Latin students earned 77 Gold awards and 110 Silver awards on the National Latin Exam.

A Berkmar High student won the Georgia Excellence Award for students with disabilities.

Brookwood High takes 1st place in the southeast in the Physics Bowl sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers.

GCPS student earned 77 gold medals (with nine perfect scores) and 110 silver medals on the National Latin Exam.

Congratulations to these communities, student-athletes, and coaches on recently winning AAAAA state athletic championships: the Brookwood High Baseball team, the Brookwood High Boys Swim and Dive team, Mill

Creek High Girls Golf team, Collins Hill High Girls Track and Field team, and the Parkview High Girls Soccer team.

Twelve GCPS students were awarded $1,500 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships.

Sixteen students and their most influential teachers were honored with Atlanta Toyota Scholarships.

A Brookwood High student was named this year’s Alton C. Crews Scholarship winner; a Meadowcreek High student received the Louise Radloff Scholarship; and a Brookwood High student is the first-ever recipient of the J. Alvin Wilbanks Teaching Scholarship.

A Parkview High student was named 2008 High School Scholar Athlete of the Year by the Atlanta Sports Council.

A team of Parkview High students earned 1st place in the Metro-Atlanta World Quest competition and competed at nationals.

This summer, 101 GCPS students were finalists eligible to participate in the Governor’s Honors Program.

A Collins Hill High student earned 1st place for an entry in the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust writing contest and was honored nationally.

Three GCPS student projects earned top awards in the state History Day competition and advance to nationals.

A Brookwood High student earned 1st place at the Georgia Ceramic Art Awards and Symposium.

A North Gwinnett High student designed the Georgia Youth Art Month Flag.

290 GCPS middle and high school students earned All-State honors in band, chorus, and orchestra.

A student from Grayson High School Technical Education Program earned junior certification through the Georgia Green Industry Association.

The Brookwood High Jazz Combo received an Outstanding Combo Award at festival.



Staff
The American Association of School Librarians has recognized Kristie Michalowski of J. C. Magill Elementary with the 2008 Intellectual Freedom Award.

Matt Winking of Phoenix High earned the 2007 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

The counseling teams at Berkeley Lake Elementary and Peachtree Elementary both achieved a notable first for Gwinnett County Public Schools by being recognized as Best Practices Commendable Program award winners of the Recognized American School Counselors Association (ASCA) Model Program.

A Berkmar High teacher was named 'Teacher of the Year' by the Georgia Association for the Deaf.

A J.E. Richards Middle teacher has been elected to serve a three-year term on the state PAGE board of directors.

Thirty-seven GCPS teachers were selected for the Teachers As Leaders program.

A Creekland Middle teacher served on the state DOE Committee on Middle School Connections Curriculum.

Three local counseling winners were named Region 2 winners and will advance to state competition: Karen Griffith of Berkeley Lake Elementary (Elementary Counselor of the Year), Dr. Helen Clark of Dacula High (Secondary Counselor of the Year), and Keith Chaney, Grayson High principal, (Counseling Advocate of the Year).

J.C. Magill Elementary's media specialist won the 2008 Intellectual Freedom Award.

A team of teachers from Dacula Middle were selected as Most Valuable Teachers by Pearson Science Marketing.

A Peachtree Ridge High Orchestra Teacher will serve as president of the state music association.




School
W.C. Britt Elementary was recognized by The Alliance for a Healthier Generation for an innovative program that fights obesity-- the program was created by a health teacher from the school.

Thirteen GCPS high schools were ranked among Newsweek’s top 1,300 high schools in the nation.

Lilburn Middle and Louise Radloff Middle recently received the HOST Mentoring and Intervention (M&I) Best Practices Exemplary Award for their use of a mentoring program.

A Duluth High student won first place in a national Holocaust Remembrance Project essay contest.

Brookwood and Duluth high schools were among the top 25 Georgia schools with the highest overall SAT scores. Brookwood, Duluth, Norcross, North Gwinnett, and Parkview high schools were among Georgia schools in the top 25 for average scores on the reading, math, or writing sections of the SAT.

Student projects from Collins Hill High and Norcross High earned top awards in the state History Day competition and advanced to national competition.

Sweetwater Middle and the Safe and Drug Free Schools Office of Gwinnett were awarded the 2007 Jeff L. Townsend Second Step Award.



System
GCPS’ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report received a certificate of excellence for the 19th year from the Association of School Business Officials.