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A Gwinnett County Public Schools Tip Sheet For The News Media
02/07/2011 - 02/13/2011
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
The Brookwood High Drama Club will present “Charlotte’s Web” on Feb. 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. in the theater. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $7 (adults) and $6 (students and senior citizens). The public is invited to this event. For more information, email Donna Faulkner at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 678-344-6302.
A Collins Hill High graduate has been awarded the National Gold Key for her art submission. Victoria Nikolich was granted this prestigious honor for her mixed media collage, which she entered into the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards last year. Her artwork will be displayed in a New York City gallery over the summer, and then exhibited in the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC. For more information, call 770-682-4100.
Krishtian Sonny, a 5th grade chorus student from Rosebud Elementary, has been selected to be a member of the choir in the movie “Joyful Noise” filming in Atlanta. The performance will include singing and dancing. For more information, call 678-639-3800.
Sweetwater Middle will partner with Operation Hope, a financial literacy partner educating students and communities with financial information and understanding. Students will have the opportunity to meet for four one-hour mentoring sessions during the months from Feb. 8 through May 1. Operation Hope partners with financial institutions in an effort to improve communities in three distinct areas: student financial literacy, adult financial counseling, and emergency preparedness. For more information, call Sweetwater Middle at 770-923-4131, or visit www.operationhope.org.
Dacula Middle will host the 3rd Annual Math and Science Family Carnival on Feb. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The math and science departments will conduct an evening of fun for families by using hands-on activities and engaging math and science activities. In addition, there will be food, prizes, and music. For more information, call Dr. Horace Buckley or Patti Orsi at 770-963-1110.
Shiloh High will hold the 19th Annual African American History Program on Feb. 24. This year’s theme is “Saluting African American Living Legends.” Students will showcase the talents and accomplishments of leaders who continue to make major contributions for our nation. For more information, call 770-972-4281.
Beginning in August of 2011, Gwinnett County Public Schools will offer students a new way to earn a diploma… online through Gwinnett Online Campus. Registration for the new school is ongoing through Feb. 28, 2011. Registration materials and information about the online high school and online learning can be found on the district website and at gwinnettonlinecampus.com.
Recently Duluth High hosted a visit from U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall. U.S. History students participated in a town hall meeting with Rep. Woodall. For more information, call 770-476-5206.
Gwinnett high school coaches raised $4,430 at the Coaches vs. Cancer event, benefitting The American Cancer Society. Berkmar High and Parkview High alone raised $2,973.50 in donations and t-shirts sales. For more information, call Mike Emery, director of athletics, student activities and community schools, at 678-301-7276.
Visit the school system website at www.gwinnett.k12.ga.usfor the most current News Releases.
“From Page to Stage” Have you ever wondered how all the elements of a theater production come together to form the final product? Join award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson as she talks with moderator Maria Salvadore about the creation and adaptation of her book, Locomotion, for the stage. This new production, a Kennedy Center co-commission with Orlando Repertory Theater, is an inspiring story of the journey of an eleven-year-old African American boy as he moves from tragedy to hope, losing one family and gaining another. This 60-minute program airs Feb. 7-12 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
“Meet the Author - Christopher Paul Curtis” - Newbery Honor Book winner Christopher Paul Curtis has a heartfelt respect for the power of words. Harnessing that power, Curtis wrote “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” in 1963, which won both the Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book, in addition to other national awards. His book, “Bud, Not Buddy”, is a Newbery Medal Book and focuses on a boy’s search for his father and his home. During the program, Curtis reads from his books and elaborates on the writing process. This 30-minute program airs Feb. 7-13 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
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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February is National African American History Month and National Technical Education Month.
National SkillsUSA Week is February 6-12.
February 7-11 is National School Counseling Week.
A regular meeting of the Gwinnett County Board of Education will be held at 7 p.m., February 10, 2011, at the Instructional Support Center (ISC), located at 437 Old Peachtree Rd. NW in Suwanee.
February 21 is a snow make-up day, school is in session.
The following schools will hold School Council meetings in February. Call the local school for the time and location.
|Archer High School||28-Feb|
|Bay Creek Middle||11-Feb|
|Beaver Ridge Elementary||10-Feb|
|Camp Creek Elementary||18-Feb|
|Duncan Creek Elementary||23-Feb|
|Five Forks Middle||18-Feb|
|GIVE Center East||8-Feb|
|Ivy Creek Elementary||18-Feb|
|Level Creek Elementary||22-Feb|
|Louise Radloff Middle||17-Feb|
|Mill Creek High||15-Feb|
|Mountain Park Elementary||7-Feb|
|Peachree Ridge High||17-Feb|
|Rock Springs Elementary||10-Feb|
|South Gwinnett High||15-Feb|
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 www.gwinnettehc.org or call 770-904-3500.