Thursday, May 23, 2013
Forty-four percent of the retirees have worked their entire careers in the Gwinnett County school district.
Some 506 Gwinnett County Public Schools' employees are retiring at the close of the school year, according to a news release. This includes teachers, counselors, support staff and more. Of particular note is Carolyn G. Lee, a parent instructional support coordinator at Norcross Elementary. With 48 years served, she has the longest career in education of all the 2013 retirees. GCPS will honor all retirees at a special luncheon May 28 at Gwinnett Center Arena. GCPS Retirees By the Numbers: 12,590 -- Collective number of years that retirees contributed in the field of education 9,725 -- Collective number of years contributed to Gwinnett County schoolchildren 222 -- Number of the retirees (44 percent) who have worked their entire careers with …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Georgia Department of Education released the 2012 graduation rates on May 21, 2013. Gwinnett County Public Schools's rate increased more than three percentage points.
Gwinnett County's graduation rate increased more than three percentage points -- from 67.56 in 2011 to 70.98 percent in 2012, according to data released this week from the state Department of Education. In comparison, state averages increased from 67.44 percent in 2011 to 69.72 percent in 2012. In both years, Gwinnett County beat the state average. -- See the chart below for graduation rates for individual high schools in Gwinnett County. -- This marks the second year that Georgia has used an adjusted cohort rate to determine graduation rates. Currently, the state uses a four-year method, which tracks the number of students who graduate in that time frame. It also includes adjustments for student transfers. The calculation is based on …
Parents overhead mother making a threatening comment in the parking lot and reported it to the school office.
A Duluth mother is still being sought this week on a warrant issued last week by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department for making a terroristic threat overheard by several parents in the parking lot of Berkeley Lake Elementary School. April Nicole Johnson, 28, reportedly threatened to blow up the school located y Berkeley Lake. After parents reported the threatening comment to the school office, Principal Susan Bearse summoned Gwinnett County School Police Tuesday, May 14, to the school. Upon investigating the incident, Johnson was charged with Terroristic Threats and Acts, according to the Gwinnett County School Police report. An arrest warrant for Johnson was issued by the Sheriff’s Department. The incident occurred shortly after 3:30…
As one of the last Gwinnett schools to pick up the sport, the high school in Norcross is looking to gain community support in order to start playing next season.
While the 2012-2013 year is ending for Gwinnett County Public Schools, it's only the beginning for one sport at Meadowcreek High. The Norcross-area school is looking to start a lacrosse program, and it's one of the last schools in the county to do so. The initiative to start a lacrosse team began with a student-led petition last school year. Nealy 90 students signed the petition saying they were interested in playing. Principal Tommy Welch became enthusiastic about the program, too, but it wasn't until 2013 when Meadowcreek's Athletic Director Don Einolf sought the staff for a coach to kickstart the program. Einolf asked U.S. history teacher David Jaramillo if he wanted to take the challenge, and he accepted. Jaramillo, who just started …
More than 1,700 students ride the bus home each day from Mill Creek High School.
Each school day, 60 buses queue up at Mill Creek High School waiting to load and transport 1,773 students home. In the final installment of our three-part series on Mill Creek, Dacula Patch takes a look at the dismissal process at the state's largest high school. Watch the video for details. Click here to subscribe to Dacula Patch’s free newsletter.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Ravioli and nachos are on the menus for Wednesday.
Here’s what’s being served for lunch at Gwinnett County Schools: Pre-K Queso Nachos PBJ’wich Fruit & Yogurt Trifle Kale Chips Assorted Fresh Veggies Assorted Fresh Fruits Elementary Queso Nachos Roasted Chicken Signature Salads Fruit & Yogurt Trifle Buttered Corn Cupped Fruit Flavorful Fruit Crisp Middle School Ravioli Marinara Crispy Chicken Sammie Sensational Subs Featured Salads Veggie Burger Flavor Filled Fruit Crisp Savory Steamed Broccoli High School Crispy Chicken & Pasta Juicy Turkey Burger Turkey Club Hand Rolled Burrito Big Daddy's Pizza Featured Salads Veggie Burger
The last day of school for Gwinnett County students is May 22. See what fun activities you can get your child involved with over the summer.
The last day of school is upon us. May 22 is the last day of school for Gwinnett County Public Schools students. The following days, May 23 and May 24, are the last teacher planning days for the school year. Teachers return for the 2013-2014 school year on July 31, and students return August 7. Here are a few things to get your children through the summer months:
John Green, who previously served in Gwinnett County Public Schools, has stepped down as Jackson County Schools superintendent. He has agreed to help with the transition until June 30.
With just one year in as superintendent of Jackson County School, a former Gwinnett County educator is leaving. Veteran educator John Green announced late last week that he would be resigning, effective May 16, from his superintendent's post, according to the Jackson Herald Today. He agreed to assist in the transition through June 30. Media reports indicate that his resignation was related to retirement benefits. This the latest in recent job switches for the Green, who retired from Gwinnett County Public Schools in 2011. He had worked in the district for 24 years, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. His GCPS posts included: assistant superintendent, principal at North Gwinnett High School, assistant (or associate) principal at Brookwood…
While you may think class change at the state's largest high school is chaotic, Mill Creek High School Principal Jason Lane said the process is an orderly one.
With nearly 3,600 students crowding the halls, you might think class change at Mill Creek High School would be a chaotic process. "It's really not," said Mill Creek High School Principal Jason Lane. With teachers and 10 assistant principals monitoring the hallways, disruptions are minimal, according to Lane. "We have really great kids here at Mill Creek High School," Lane said. "The vast majority of our students do the right thing and go to the right places." You might also be interested in reading: Click here to subscribe to Dacula Patch’s free newsletter.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Hot dogs and pizza are on the menus for Tuesday.
Here’s what’s being served for lunch at Gwinnett County Schools: Pre-K Mozzarella Sticks PBJ Graham Snacker Bean & Cheese Taco Zesty Frijoles Assorted Fresh Veggies Assorted Fresh Fruits Elementary Mozzarella Sticks Tasty Toastie Scrumptious Subs Bean & Cheese Taco Zesty Frijoles Fresh Cut Melon Chilled Fruit Middle School Ultimate Hot Dog Bar Big Daddy's Pizza Robust Wraps Featured Salads Veggie Corn Dogs Fresh Cut Melon Oven Baked Potatoes High School Southern BBQ Pork Plate Spicy Chicken Sammie Sensational Subs Asian To Go Big Daddy's Pizza Featured Salads Veggie Burger