Thursday, October 20, 2011
Hundreds came out to honor Robbie Susan Moore and Gwinnett County's newest school.
Hundreds packed the cafeteria at Moore Middle School to officially dedicate the building and honor the life of its namesake—Robbie Susan Moore. “She is very deserving of this dedication,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “Not only because of her Lawrenceville residency, but because she lived her faith, she loved her family, and she always sought to educate.” Born in Winder in 1942, Moore moved to Lawrenceville after marrying her husband Eron Moore, Jr. in 1962. Moore was a pillar in the Gwinnett community—working with several non-profits, co-founding the United Ebony Society and organizing the Miss Black Gwinnett pageants are just part of her long list of community involvement. Moore served as a mentor to many, including Kiara Rogers. …
Friday, October 14, 2011
No teachers from Lawrenceville schools made the list this year.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Gwinnett County Public Schools announced their six finalists for Teacher of the Year Friday morning. None of the five semi-finalists from Lawrenceville schools made it on to the next round. Here are the six finalists announced by GCPS: Brittany Palazzo, 3rd Grade Teacher at Mulberry Elementary Jennifer Dunn, 5th Grade Teacher at Pharr Elementary Keri Beth Tidmore Jones, Advanced Computer Science (Grades 6-8) and 8th Grade Yearbook Teacher at Dacula Middle Sarah Black, 6-8th Grade Orchestra Teacher at North Gwinnett Middle Aundrea Muth, 12th Grade Political Systems and AP Government Teacher at Mill Creek High Lindsey Cafarella, 10th Grade World History Teacher at Peachtree Ridge High A selection committee chose 25 semi-finalists out of …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The winners from the individual schools will be in the running for the county's teacher of the year award.
Gwinnett County announced their top teachers for the 2011-2012 school year. One teacher was named Teacher of the Year at each of the 129 schools in the Gwinnett County Public Schools system. Their colleagues selected each honoree. Out of all the schools' winners, 25 will be selected as semi-finalists for the countywide Teacher of the Year award. Those names will be announced later this month. The group will then be whittled down to a field of six finalists in mid-October. The announcement of Gwinnett's Teacher of the Year will be announced at an annual banquet on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011. Here are the 2012 Teachers of the Year winners at Lawrenceville schools: SCHOOL TEACHER GRADE/SUBJECT Alford Elementary Stephanie Engwall 3rd Grade …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Now you can stay well informed about your children's grades and what's going on in school without even having to leave the house.
Over the last couple of years, Gwinnett County Public Schools has implemented an incredible support system for students, parents and teachers. The GCPS go2 Parent Portal is an access route for parents to view their child’s grades via the internet. By using this system, parents can keep abreast of their child’s school achievement including academics and behavior all online. In the past, it may have been difficult for parents to know the progress of their child on a daily to weekly basis. But, now every day access is available through the GCPS Parent Portal system, which can only be viewed by a parent or guardian of a student. This technique can be highly effective in avoiding “last minute” awareness of students’ grades, and therefore, can …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Alliance Defense Fund tells GCPS not to be bullied by the ACLU regarding so-called "LGBT" filters. See entire ADF August 1 letter attached.
The Alliance Defense Fund is standing with Gwinnett County Public Schools in its fight against the ACLU, regarding so-called "LGBT" filters. In an August 1 letter to superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks, the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) told the school district that it "should not bow to the ACLU's demand" to remove filters from its district Internet and computer systems. If GCPS does remove the filters, the ADF believes that some of the content that would become available would indeed be pornographic. “School districts shouldn’t be bullied into exposing students to sexually explicit materials,” said ADF Senior Counsel David Cortman in an audio statement posted to its website. “This latest scare tactic — under the façade of illegal censorship…
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Parents will have to dig a little deeper into their budgets this coming school year for breakfast and lunch for students. In addition, there will be some new items on the menu.
Parents will have to dig a little deeper into their budgets to ensure their children have school breakfast and lunch. According to a press release, Gwinnett County Public Schools is raising the cost of lunch from $1.75 at the elementary level and $2.00 at the middle and high school level to $2.00 and $2.25 respectively. Breakfast is increasing from $1.00 to $1.25. The changes were approved in the past few months. "The meal prices are going up in part due to new nutritional guidelines that are part of the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010, as well as due to operational costs," said Jorge Quintana, a spokesman for the school district. The school district previously raised the price of school lunch four years ago, he added. And, the price…
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Patch received an exclusive tour of Moore Middle School before it opens its doors next month.
Moore Middle School opens its doors to students for the first time on August 8, 2011. Lawrenceville Patch received an exclusive tour of the grounds from Moore's principal Lamont Mays. In part one of the tour, Mays shows us the computer rooms, science labs and media center 6th, 7th and 8th graders will use in just a matter of weeks.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Lawrenceville students met or exceeded requirements in all testing areas.
The state Department of Education announced Wednesday the shool-by-school results of the 2010-11 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) for third through 8th grades. It was announced last month that as a system, Gwinnett County Public Schools scored above the state average in all grades and content areas. Those areas are: reading, English/language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. See the attached PDFs to see how your child's school fared.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Lamont Mays says he's excited for the first school year at Lawrenceville's newest middle school.
Moore Middle School will open it's doors in August as the newest middle school in Lawrenceville. It will be part of the Central Gwinnett cluster and help relieve Richards Middle School, which is currently the only middle school in the cluster. Lawrenceville Patch sat down for a one-on-one interview with Moore's first principal, Lamont Mays, less than one month into his first year as a principal. Previously, Mays served as an assistant principal at Osborne and Hull Middle Schools.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
The Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored GCPS for "Love That Book."
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Gwinnett County Public Schools Television (GCPS TV) was honored with two regional Emmy Awards at the 37th Annual Southeast Regional Emmy Awards Gala held in Atlanta last weekend. The winning show "Love That Book!" is a locally-produced television show which takes students and their parents on a reading journey. The show won in the following categories: "Love That Book!" is hosted by storyteller and New York Times best-selling children’s book author Carmen Deedy and explores new books as well as classics. The show's theme song was performed by students from Sugar Hill Elementary students. The series first premiered in the 2010-11 school year.