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At Gwinnett Chamber, J. Alvin Wilbanks outlines Gwinnett Schools vision, concerns | VIDEO

Gwinnett County Public Schools CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks spoke to the Gwinnett Chamber during a luncheon on Wednesday. Wilbanks noted new and updated initiatives the district has rolled out this year and said the latest enrollment count is 173,828 students.

Gwinnett County Schools to announce new school names, approve $19 million in capital improvements

Gwinnett County Public Schools are expected to approve more than $19 million in capital improvements at a Gwinnett County Board of Education meeting on Thursday. New school names are also expected to be announced.

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J. Alvin Wilbanks makes Broad Prize wager with Florida superintendent

As finalists for the Broad Prize, Gwinnett County Public Schools CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks and Barbara Jenkins, the superintendent of Orange County Schools in Florida, have made a friendly wager of state-specific items like oranges, Coke and Chick-Fil-A leading up to the announcement on Monday.

Four Gwinnett elementary schools honored for performance

Four Gwinnett elementary schools were named by the Georgia Department of Education on Tuesday among the five percent of the state’s Title I schools with the highest absolute performance.

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Sweetwater Middle holds retirement ceremony for its American flag

Sweetwater Middle on Monday held a retirement ceremony for an American flag that a retired employee gave the school in honor of his father, a veteran.

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Harbins Elementary celebrates Dot Day | VIDEO

Harbins Elementary participated in Dot Day, an international celebration on Monday to promote creativity and reading, and students Skyped with schools around the country.

School lunch menus for the week of Sept. 15

The following is the Gwinnett County Public Schools lunch menu for this week.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Cornerstone Christian Academy named STEM finalist

TAG, the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, announced that Cornerstone Christian Academy was among the finalists for the award.

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Social media, text messages stir rumors of threat at Mill Creek

Rumors of a possible threat at Mill Creek High on Friday caused Principal Jason Lane to write a letter to parents that there was nothing to substantiate the rumors.

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Camp Creek Elementary students sing, celebrate anniversary of Star-Spangled Banner

Camp Creek Elementary students and faculty gathered on Friday morning to sing the national anthem on the 200th anniversary of the song.

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Brookwood High student to compete in World Youth Climbing championships near Australia

Brookwood High sophomore Amanda Wooten will compete in the World Youth Climbing Championships on New Caledonia Island near Australia from Sept. 20–24. Beginning her fourth year climbing, Wooten has set a goal to reach the finals in the 15 meter speed climb.

Mountain View to hold fundraiser for Abbie Williamson

The Mountain View Athletic Association is set put on a fundraiser Friday night for Abbie Williamson, a student critically injured in a car wreck in February.

Gwinnett Tech radiologic technology students ace certification test

For the ninth consecutive year, graduates of the Gwinnett Tech Radiologic Technology program earned a 100 percent pass rate on their national certifying exam.

Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett to kick off $4.2 million capital campaign

Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett will kick off a three-phase, $4.2 million capital campaign on Saturday, an event that will coincide with its annual fundraiser, Ride for Special Needs.

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Gwinnett County Schools names local Teachers of the Year | LIST

The first step of the district’s search for its 2015 Gwinnett County Public Schools Teacher of the Year is complete and 131 local school Teachers of the Year have been designated as tops in their schools.


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