Thursday, May 23, 2013
Gwinnett County Public Schools is hiring for a number of positions, including in administration, school nutrition and more.
School may be out for Gwinnett County students, but hiring in the district continues throughout the summer and beyond. Here are a number of positions the district has open, as of May 23: To see all the positions GCPS has open, click here for the district's employment website.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Melanie McLocklin is among graduation speakers this week in Lawrenceville. She is retiring after more than 30 years in education.
Before retiring, Melanie McLocklin has one last bit of business -- applauding the Central Gwinnett High School graduates. McLocklin is one of the key speakers at the school's commencement ceremony Wednesday. She has taught at Central Gwinnett High for more than 30 years, and is currently a technical educator there. The school will salute 514 graduating seniors, with 60 of them being honor students. The ceremony takes place 7 p.m., May 22 at the school's stadium. Who's Speaking at Nearby Schools?* Archer High School: 428 graduates, 110 honor graduates -- Ceremony takes place 7 p.m., May 25 at the Gwinnett Center Arena. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology: 122 graduates, 61 honor graduates -- Ceremony takes place 3 p.m., …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Duncan Elementary, Level Creek Elementary, Mountain Park Elementary and Trip Elementary schools will all get new leaders.
The Gwinnett County school board has appointed four veteran educators to lead elementary schools in the coming school year. School board leaders approved the changes at its monthly meeting May 17. The new school principals are:
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The teacher resigned Monday, May 6.
A Mountain View High School teacher is facing a charge of sexual assault in connection with an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student. According to Gwinnett County Public Schools Director of Media Relations Jorge Quintana, Mountain View High School mathematics teacher Thomas Frederick Grimshaw, of 2840 Ashton Tree Court in Dacula, resigned Monday, May 6, as a result of a human resources investigation into the alleged relationship. The investigation began May 3 after MVHS principal Keith Chaney reported a possible sexual assault, which allegedly occurred at the school on April 29. "The district did make a report to DFACS and to the Professional Standards Commission regarding these allegations. A warrant was issued for his arrest …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The state Department of Education released the first results from the new Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index on May 7. Among high schools, the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology scored the highest at 99.8.
Gwinnett County Public Schools scored above the state average in a new performance rating system that assesses whether schools are producing students ready for college. The state Department of Education released the first results, which are based on 2011-2012 data, from the new College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) on May 7. It considers achievement, progress, and the achievement gap using a 100-point scale, and replaces Adequate Yearly Progress used in No Child Left Behind. In Gwinnett County, the elementary score is 93.5, middle school is 94.3 percent and high school is 76.4 percent. That's compared to the state averages of: 83.4 for elementary schools, 81.4 for middle schools, and 72.6 for high schools. (See Chart B for …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Sharon Amolo of Gwin Oaks Elementary School was named Gwinnett County Public School's Media Specialist of the Year.
Friday, December 14, 2012
In light of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Gwinnett County Police announced Friday they will be stepping up patrols at schools in Lawrenceville and throughout the county.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
On Friday afternoon, Gwinnett County Police Department Cpl. Edwin Ritter released the following statement in response to the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT: "In light of the horrific mass shooting at the elementary school in Connecticut, the Gwinnett County Police Department will be conducting increased police patrols in and around the schools within Gwinnett County. These increased patrols will a joint effort with the Gwinnett County School Police and Uniformed Officers with the Gwinnett County Police Department. Officers will be assigned to every school within Gwinnett County Police Jurisdiction and these patrols will last for the next several days. The Gwinnett County Police Department takes the safety and welfare of all of the …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Summer school information available for high school students in Gwinnett County.
Summer School through the Gwinnett County Public School System will begin in June of 2012. Summer school will be available for students who need to make up a class or want to get ahead in school. Classes are available to rising ninth grade students and higher. Classes will be offered in two formats, face-to-face and online. All classes will follow a Monday thru Thursday schedule and no transportation will be provided for summer school. Face-to-face classes will be offered June 12 through July 11 at Mountain View, Peachtree Ridge and South Gwinnett. Registration is available online or at a walk-up registration at Peachtree Ridge High School on May 31. Registration will be open through June 4. Online classes will be offered through Gwinnett …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Some students at Camp Creek Elementary say a teacher was involved in a slave game. GCPS denies teacher involvement.
Another activity referencing slavery has been reported at a Gwinnett County public school. Some students at Camp Creek Elementary at Lilburn have told WSB-TV on video that they played a game that involved "slaves and slave catchers" with their teacher. A Gwinnett schools spokesperson told the station that the activity was student-initiated and that allegations of teacher involvement were unfounded. "It is demeaning, dehumanizing and hurtful," parent Charvia Rivers said. This incident comes not long after a teacher at Beaver Ridge Elementary in Norcross resigned in the wake of a controversy involving test questions that included references to slavery. The GCPS statement to WSB said, "The school district looked into concerns regarding four …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Sean Murphy shares his thoughts on the education SPLOST vote tomorrow.
Monday, November 7, 2011
The water tower may be gone but the motto lives on: Gwinnett Is Great. Home to 1,500 high tech companies, 830 manufacturers and 579 internationally based businesses, Gwinnett County is an economic powerhouse. Why? Most will point to a well educated workforce, thanks to our top performing public schools. Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is one of the state’s leaders in test scores and graduation rates; last year it was named the best urban public school district in the country. In Gwinnett County, education is a top priority for parents and the community as a whole. A well educated labor force attracts businesses, creates jobs and prepares children for the future. On November 8, county ballots will ask voters whether to renew …