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A Gwinnett County Public Schools Tip Sheet For The News Media
08/30/2010 - 09/05/2010
The Duluth High geography team finished 2nd in the nation on the National Geography Challenge in their division. Jason Yu tied for first place in the nation in the ninth grade division and Sam Aziz tied as the national winner for grades 10-12. For more information, call Geri Flanary, Duluth High teacher, at 770-476-5206.
Corley Elementary was awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Georgia Department of Education for participation in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Nutritious snacks are provided to students through the program. Both grants total more than $80,000 in funds. For more information, call Karen Crawford, nutrition education coordinator, at 678-301-6245.
Collins Hill High teams won two 2009-10 state championships recently. The boys soccer team and the girls golf team placed 1st in state in their competitions. In addition, the Collins Hill High athletics program was recognized with the 2009-10 Regions Director’s Cup. For more information, call 770-682-4100.
The Peachtree Ridge Cluster Foundation is presenting Flicks for the Foundation, a community movie night, on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. on the practice field. Families are invited to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy an evening under the stars with the movie “Shrek.” Coolers are not allowed. Concessions will be available for a donation to the Peachtree Ridge High Touchdown Club. For more information contact Jane Denton, executive director, at 678-957-3166, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centerville Elementary will sponsor an activity for students and their fathers and father figures on Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The Dads Of Great Students (D.O.G.S.) Program will begin the school year at Centerville Elementary with a Watch DOGS Pizza Night in the cafeteria. Keith Schumacher, National Training Coordinator for Watch DOGS, will be the guest speaker for the event. Watch Dogs is a safe schools initiative of the National Center for Fathering. For more information, call Principal Kim McDermon at 770-972-2220, or visit www.fathers.com.
The students, faculty, and staff at Gwinnett’s eight new facilities invite their communities to take part in the formal dedication of the buildings Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) opened for the first time in August. A dedication ceremony for each of the new schools will take place this fall as follows:
Sunday, September 19: Sunday, October 3:
Ferguson Elementary, 1:30 p.m. Anderson Livsey Elementary, 2 p.m.
1755 Centerview Dr., Duluth 4521 Centerville Highway, Snellville
Gwinnett School of Mathematics,
Science, and Technology, 3 p.m.
970 McElvaney Lane, Lawrenceville
Sunday, October 10: Sunday, October 17:
Roberts Elementary, 1:30 p.m. Grace Snell Middle 2 p.m.
251 Buford Highway, Suwanee 3800 Brushy Fork Rd., Loganville
Lanier High, 3 p.m.
918 Buford Highway, Sugar Hill
Sunday, October 24: Sunday, November 7:
Jenkins Elementary, 2:30 p.m. Burnette Elementary, 2 p.m.
12 Village Way, Lawrenceville 3221 Burnette Rd., Suwanee
Visit the school system website at www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us for the most current News Releases.
“GCPS Focus” This month Focus salutes the inaugural class of the Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame, welcomes new teachers and leaders to a new school year, and celebrates an extraordinary act of giving at Lilburn Middle. Join us for these stories and more on GCPS Focus - your news show about Gwinnett County Public School. This 30-minute program airs this week at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
“ParenTVision - Behind the Scenes” Join host Margaret Cheeley, Collins Hill Counselor, and Connect With Kids(CWK) Network President/CEO Stacey DeWitt for this behind the scenes look at ParenTVision and the upcoming season. This 30-minute program airs Aug. 30-Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
“Spanish for Educators - Level 1” A GCPS TV original series, this 10-part program taught by Elisa Brown, assistant principal at Hopkins Elementary, is an introduction to the Spanish language and is tailored especially for educators and other school employees. Viewers will learn key phrases and basic vocabulary for use during the school day and in the community. Each Monday through August 29, a new segment will air at 11 a.m., repeating daily through Sunday in that time slot.
Tune in to Gwinnett County Public Schools’ educational access channel for education programs and information. TV cable channels and providers include: Charter on Channel 22, and Comcast on Channel 24 and 26. For more information, call the GCPS Broadcast and Distance Learning Department at 678-301-7800, or e-mail email@example.com. GCPS TV is now available via live video streaming on the GCPS TV web site-- www.gcpstv.org.
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September is Library Card Sign-up Month.
September 6 is Labor Day, a systemwide holiday.
Patriots Day is September 11.
September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month.
A regular meeting of the Gwinnett County Board of Education will be held at 7 p.m., September 16, 2010, at the Instructional Support Center (ISC), located at 437 Old Peachtree Rd. N.W. in Suwanee.
September 17 is Citizenship Day.
The following schools will hold School Council Dates in September. Call the local school for the time and location.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT GWINNETT ENVIRONMENTAL & HERITAGE CENTER
Part science and nature center, part energy institute, and part history center, the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center (GEHC) is a collaborative educational initiative. Partners are GCPS, Gwinnett County Government, the University of Georgia, and the Center’s foundation. The Center is dedicated to student field studies and activities Mon. through Sat. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center is open to the public Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more at http://www.gwinnettehc.org/News.232.0.html or call 770-904-3500.
28 Lady Beetles: Our favorite insect
1-15 MODA’s Atlanta: Beyond Bricks & Sticks
4 MODA’s Atlanta: Beyond Bricks & Sticks The Green Life
5-11 MODA’s Atlanta: Beyond Bricks & Sticks
6 CENTER CLOSED-LABOR DAY
7 HM: MMC-Square Foot Gardening at its Best, HS: Monthly Science Class for Fall 2010-Electricity-All Ages
8 HS: Monthly Science Class for Fall 2010-Electricity-K-2nd, HS: MMC-Botany 101
11 GLS: Water Conservation, Honey Bee Festival