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., …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
David Augustus Lee II, a student at Archer High School in Lawrenceville, was charged and arrested with possessing a weapon on school grounds at Parkview High School. No one was hurt.
An Archer High School student has been released from jail after being charged with having a handgun present during a school sporting event. David Augustus Lee II of Lawrenceville was arrested March 30 at Parkview High School in Lilburn, where he was attending the fourth annual Big Orange Relays track meet. A witness at Archer High alerted police to the possible presence of a weapon; Lee's arrest followed a search of his vehicle by school officials. Gwinnett County school officials confirm the student is a sophomore at Archer High, and say in cases such as this, that students are out of school pending a disciplinary panel. "The panel then determines the consequence for the incident based on the facts of the case," said Sloan Roach, …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Four of the Tigers' seven individual finalists won Saturday in a blowout team victory.
Saturday, February 16
Archer High School sealed the deal Saturday in the Georgia High School Association Traditional Wrestling Championships in Macon. Four of the Tigers’ seven weight-class finalists won individual titles, according results available on the Atlanta Takedown Association website, giving the Gwinnett County school its second Class AAAAAA wrestling championship of the season. Archer, which won the state dual tournament in January, finished with 250 team points, more than double the points earned by second-place Collins Hill, which finished with 118.5 points. Camden County was third with 117.5 points. North Gwinnett was fifth. Archer champions were: Three other Archer wrestlers placed second: Grant Aycox (126 pounds), Chris Diaz (132 pounds) and …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The average for Gwinnett County schools in 2011 was just under 68%. One Lawrenceville, Ga. high school graduated 100% of its seniors.
Gwinnett County graduated 67.56 percent of students in 2011, the year for which most-recent data is available from the state Department of Education. The calculation is based on federal standards that allow all states to equally compare graduation rates across the nation. Georgia released its new calculation in April 2012. The rate is calculated using the number of students who graduate within four years and includes adjustments for student transfers. (Data for 2012 will likely be based on a five-year cohort, and is expected to be released in spring 2013.) Rates of neighboring districts, include: Barrow County at 64.22 percent, DeKalb County at 58.65 percent, Forsyth at 86.27, Fulton at 70.05 percent, Hall County at 72.73 percent and …
Friday, August 31, 2012
School's back in session, and you know what that means: It's time for high school football.
Friday, August 31, 2012
The Archer High School football team faces Mountain View tonight, and Central Gwinnett plays Collins Hill. Can't make the game? We've found a few organizations that have been tweeting about football this week, so there's a good chance you can keep up with the teams by following them: Gwinnett Patch: @GwinnettGAPatch Gwinnett Gazette: @TalkGwinnett Gwinnett County News: @Gwinnettctynews Gwinnett Daily Post Sports: @GDPsports What other tweeters should we follow to get high school football news? Tell us below in the comment section. Follow us on Twitter at @lawvillepatch. You can also like us on Facebook.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved the project Tuesday.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Students at Archer High School will have a new path to walk on come the new school year. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved a new sidewalk, curb and gutter and drainage improvements. This work will go for a third of a mile on the north side of New Hope Road from the high school to Tribble Walk Drive. Construction is expected to be completed by August. ISC, Inc., the lowest of 10 bidders, was awarded the $769,361 construction contract for the entire project, part of which included the Archer sidewalks. According to Communications Director Joe Sorrenson, there are other projects that will get the bulk of these funds, all of which are from the 2009 SPLOST program.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Sudden Cardiac Death can happen in an instant and history has shown that athletes from all levels die each year from SCD.
Archer High School in Lawrenceville will be offering “Heart Screens for Teens” on Saturday, March 10. The Archer High School PTSA has recently partnered with “Heart Screens for Teens” and will be offering screenings for a discounted rate of $65 payable by cash or check. Screenings typically cost anywhere from $900 to $1500. Screenings are performed using ultrasound technology and the exam is simple, safe and requires no preparation. A typical screening takes around ten minutes per athlete. Students wishing to receive a screen should make an appointment by contacting Mary Jackson at 678-458-5502 or via email. Sudden Cardiac Death can happen in an instant and history has shown that athletes from all levels of sport die each year from SCD. …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Need a mattress set? Discounted prices at the Archer High School Mattress Sale Fundraiser on Saturday.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Tigers take a big step toward reaching first playoffs by beating mistake-prone Parkview,
The Archer Tigers virtually washed away Parkview's playoff hopes with a surprising upset in a rain-soaked upset at the Big Orange Jungle. After a stunning loss to Brookwood last week, Parkview appeared to be ready for battle against the Archer Tigers. Apparently, the Tigers had another plan. Archer took complete advantage of Parkview turnovers and cruised to a 40-16 win on Senior Day, putting a serious dent in Parkview's playoff hopes. Parkview fell to 4-5 overall, 4-3 in Region 8-AAAAA. Archer (5-4, 4-3), which is in only its second full varsity season, can earn its first playoff berth with a win over South Gwinnett, or a Parkview loss at second-place Dacula next week. Friday's win gave the Tigers the head-to-head tiebreaker advantage …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Archer Tigers defeat the Berkmar Patriots 42-0 to climb their way out of the bottom of the region standings.
The Archer Tigers scored 28 points in the first half in a 42-0 rout over the Berkmar Patriots Friday night in Lilburn. Berkmar was unable to stop the run in the first half as Archer put the game away before the half. Tigers running back Sean Fowler ran for 108 yards and three touchdowns to lead the way. The two teams came in fighting to get a win and climb out of the bottom of the Region 8-AAAAA standings. The Tigers improved to 2-3, 1-2 in Region 8-AAAAA. Berkmar fell to 1-4, and 0-3. Archer’s running back Ernest Alexander scored the first touchdown of the game with a 3-yard run. Quarterback Jarvis Holley followed that up with a 15-yard touchdown run to give the Tigers a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Fowler scored on touchdown runs of …