|During the school year, the Department of Communication & Media Relations produces a media tip sheet called "News You Can Use, which is distributed to metro Atlanta news outlets electronically. This publication provides school and system news, including recent honors, upcoming events, calendar items, and photo opportunities at local schools and central office locations. The tip sheet is sent out at the end of each week, and covers news and GCPS items of interest for the coming 7-10 days.|
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News You Can Use…
A Gwinnett County Public Schools Tip Sheet For The News Media
12/20/2004 - 01/09/2005
News You Can Use… will return January 15, 2004.
Duluth Middle’s academic team competed with tens of thousands of students in the U.S. (48 states and the District of Columbia) and several Other countries in the 43rd Knowledge Master Open in December. More than 2,500 middle school, junior high, and high school teams competed. The Duluth Middle team earned enough points to place 1st in state, 1st in the nation, and 1st overall among 820 middle schools. Students on the Duluth Middle team are: Archit Bhise, Allison Burrell, Yue Chan, Jenny Choi, Scott Cummins, Shilpa Darivamula, Jessica Efird, Harrison Falk, Claire Huang, Brian Hysell, Caroline Kercher, Rebecca Leo, Alice Li, Scott Nguyen, Roger Ou (captain), Daniel Starovasnik, Abhishek Tumaty, Mary Thumaty, Sean Valentine, Michelle Wang, Fan Wu, and Serena Zhang. For more information, call Linda Koch, Academic Team Coach, at 770-476-3372.
Parkview High earned a 5th place ranking in the Math Honor Society competition in December for Region III, which includes Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. This is the first of three rounds of tests throughout the year. The 2004-2005 Mu Alpha Theta "Log1" Contest is a national mathematics competition administered by National Assessment & Testing— http://www.natassessment.com for Mu Alpha Theta— http://www.mualphatheta.org, the national high school mathematics honor society. In the Alpha division, William Drobny and Stephanie Wang placed 3rd and 15th respectively. In the Mu division, Leo Chen placed 1st, Linda Liu was 9th, and Henry Xu placed 15th.For more information, call 770-921-2874.
SAT tests will take place at Buchanan High School of Technology throughout the academic year. The SAT I test will be administered on Jan. 22 in building F. Preregistration is required. The new SAT, which will include a writing portion, will be administered beginning in the spring of 2005. For more information, call 770-326-8000.
Grayson Elementary 5th grade students from the classes of Apryl Kathe and Judy Vanderford created holiday artwork to decorate World Airways airplanes. These planes transport military personnel from Iraq to Atlanta. For more information, call 770-963-7189.
The Care Team at Richard Hull Middle established the “Santana Holiday Stocking Fund” in memory of Santana O’Neal Jarboe, a Richard Hull Middle teacher who passed away this past spring. Funds were raised by selling stockings cut out of construction paper. Decorated stockings were displayed on classroom doors for judging in a schoolwide competition. More than $8,000 was raised for the Care Team to distribute to those in need. For more information, call Stacey Lovett at 770-232-3215.
Junior Girl Scout Troop 21128 from J.G. Dyer Elementary collected more than 200 toys for Toys for Tots. In the fall the troop sponsored a coat drive at the school and collected 110 coats for the Foster Children's Foundation. For more information, call Barbara Webb at 770-963-6214.
GCPS TV HIGHLIGHTS
“ArtStage-Sounds of the Season” Celebrate the joy of the holidays with GCPS TV as “ArtStage” travels to school across Gwinnett County spotlighting student musical performances. This 60-minute program airs Dec. 20-26 at 2 and 8 p.m.
“The Author in You-Barbara Robinson” Known by students everywhere for her unforgettable book “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” and its hilarious sequel “The Best School Year Ever,” author Barbara Robinson joins GCPS TV for a special edition of “The Author in You.” This 30-minute program airs Dec. 27 - Jan. 2 at 2 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:
Adelphia on Channel 20 (Ch. 97 without converter) BellSouth on Channel 21
Charter on Channel 22 Comcast on Channel 24
For more information, call the GCPS Broadcast and Distance Learning Department at 678-985-5233, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A list of this week’s programming may be found on the GCPS Web site-- www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us.
FOR YOUR CALENDAR
December 17 is the last day of school before Winter Break. Students return to school on Jan. 5, 2005.
The following Gwinnett schools will hold Local School Council Meetings during January. Call the local school for the time and meeting place.
|Alford ES||20-Jan||678-924-5300||Lanier MS||Jan.||770/945-8419|
|Alton C. Crews MS||11-Jan||770/982-6940||Lawrenceville ES||Jan.||770/963-1813|
|Annistown ES||770/979-2950||Lilburn ES||Jan.||770/921-7707|
|Arcado ES||Jan.||770/925-2100||Lilburn MS||Jan.||770/921-1776|
|B. B. Harris ES||11-Jan||770/476-2241||Mason ES||14-Jan||770/232-3370|
|Beaver Ridge ES||Jan.||770/447-6307||McConnell MS||31-Jan||770/554-1000|
|Benefield ES||Jan.||770/962-3771||McKendree ES||21-Jan||678/377-8933|
|Berkeley Lake ES||770/446-0947||Meadowcreek ES||770/931-5701|
|Berkmar HS||Jan.||770/921-3636||Meadowcreek HS||Jan.||770/381-9680|
|Bethesda ES||18-Jan||770/921-2000||Mountain Park ES||770/921-2224|
|Brookwood ES||31-Jan||770/736-4360||Nesbit ES||Jan.||770/414-2740|
|Brookwood HS||27-Jan||770/972-7642||Norcross ES||Jan.||770/448-2188|
|Camp Creek ES||28-Jan||770/921-1626||Norcross HS||13-Jan||770/448-3674|
|Cedar Hill ES||13-Jan||770/962-5015||North Gwinnett HS||770/945-9558|
|Centerville ES||770/972-2220||Norton ES||Jan.||770/985-1933|
|Central Gwinnett HS||770/963-8041||Oakland Center||Jan.||770/513-6800|
|Chattahoochee ES||Jan.||770/497-9907||Parkview HS||25-Jan||770/921-2874|
|Collins Hill HS||Jan.||770/682-4100||Parsons ES||24-Jan||678/957-3050|
|Cooper ES||10-Jan||770/554-7050||Partee ES||Jan.||770/982-6920|
|Corley ES||678-924-5330||Peachtree ES||Jan.||770/448-8710|
|Craig ES||31-Jan||770/978-5560||Peachtree Ridge HS||Jan.||678/957-3100|
|Creekland MS||20-Jan||770/338-4700||Pharr ES||770/985-0244|
|Dacula ES||7-Jan||770/963-7174||Pinckneyville MS||18-Jan||770/263-0860|
|Dacula HS||28-Jan||770/963-6664||R.D. Head ES||12-Jan||770/972-8050|
|Dacula MS||Jan.||770/963-1110||Rebecca Minor ES||Jan.||770/925-9543|
|Duluth HS||770/476-5206||Richard Hull MS||14-Jan||770/232-3200|
|Duluth MS||11-Jan||770/476-3372||Riverside ES||11-Jan||678/482-1000|
|Duncan Creek ES||13-Jan||678/714-5800||Rock Springs ES||Jan.||770/932-7474|
|Five Forks MS||770/972-1506||Rockbridge ES||770/448-9363|
|Fort Daniel ES||7-Jan||770/932-7400||Shiloh ES||Jan.||770/985-6883|
|Freeman's Mill ES||Jan.||678/377-8955||Shiloh HS||18-Jan||770/972-8471|
|GIVE Center||Jan.||770/338-4898||Shiloh MS||Jan.||770/972-3224|
|Grayson ES||Jan.||770/963-7189||Simonton ES||Jan.||770/513-6637|
|Grayson HS||Jan.||770/554-1071||Simpson ES||7-Jan||770/417-2400|
|Gwin Oaks ES||21-Jan||770/972-3110||Snellville MS||Jan.||770/972-1530|
|Harbins ES||18-Jan||770/682-4270||South Gwinnett HS|| Jan. 18||770/972-4840|
|Harmony ES||20-Jan||770/945-7272||Stripling ES||770/582-7577|
|Hopkins ES||Jan.||770/564-2661||Sugar Hill ES||6-Jan||770/945-5735|
|Ivy Creek ES||678/714-3655||Summerour MS||11-Jan||770/448-3045|
|J. G. Dyer ES||10-Jan||770/963-6214||Suwanee ES||770/945-5763|
|J.C. Magill ES||Jan.||770/554-1030||Sweetwater MS||Jan.||770/923-4131|
|J.E. Richards MS||770/995-7133||Sycamore ES||11-Jan||678/714-5770|
|Jackson ES||770/682-4200||T. Carl Buice Center||Jan.||770/271-5060|
|K. E. Taylor ES||Jan.||770/338-4680||Trickum MS||770/921-2705|
|Kanoheda ES||770/682-4221||W. C. Britt ES||20-Jan||770/972-4500|
|Knight ES||24-Jan||770/921-2400||Walnut Grove ES||27-Jan||770/513-6892|