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School lunch menus for the week of March 30

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

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Foundation honors GCPS commitment to music education

Gwinnett County Public Schools was recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation as one of 388 school districts in 46 states among a group of the “Best Communities for Music Education.”

Gwinnett Tech to host coding summer camps for kids

The camps are designed to be a fun, educational, hands-on experience that combines a child’s passion for computers with top instructors and exciting curriculum.

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Assistant superintendent leaves GCPS for school district near Seattle

Watts worked with GCPS since 2001 as an assistant principal, an elementary and middle school principal, and an area director of staffing in the division of human resources.

AARP Tax-Aide services at Gwinnett Tech now open on Saturdays

As the tax season heats up, volunteers with AARP Tax-Aide will be available for tax preparation each Saturday through April 11 along with their weekday hours.

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Gwinnett Tech student receives $3,000 in scholarships

Tracy Sewell, a horticulture student at Gwinnett Tech, has been awarded scholarships from the Professional Grounds Management Society and from the Professional Landcare Network. Sewell, from Lithonia, received $2,000 from PGMS and $1,000 from PLANET.

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Archer student wins Student of the Year award, dreams about running Chanel

During a celebration of career and technical education, Maragh distinguished herself from 24 other students across Gwinnett who represented their schools.

Gwinnett Tech celebrates Tree Campus USA award

Gwinnett Tech was among 14 Georgia campuses recognized for its commitment to caring for and managing its trees.

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Gwinnett County Schools teachers to receive 4.38 percent raise, beginning salary up to $41,028

Within the 4.38 raise is a 2.5 percent cost-of-living-adjustment that means the average teacher in GCPS will hold a master’s degree or higher, have 14 years of experience and earn $57,372, which translates to $79,986, including benefits.

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In 10th year, GCPS Principal Mentor Program looks to develop guidance, curb turnover rates

In the summer of 2005, CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks directed district leaders to reallocate existing funds in the budget to create a Principal Mentorship program, which started with three mentors — one at each level. It’s since grown to 12 mentors and they have about 13-15 principals at a given time.

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Civil rights activist, Holocaust survivor speak to Creekland Middle students

Some 750 Creekland Middle students traveled to the main 12Stone church campus on Monday to hear from a civil rights activist and Holocaust survivor in what the school called a celebration of human rights.

IT consulting firm donates $10,000 to Gwinnett Tech

Implementation and Consulting Services will establish four scholarships of $1,250 each to be awarded for summer and fall terms this year to students enrolled in the Data Center Specialist Certificate program.

School lunch menus for the week of March 23

This week’s lunch menus for Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Gwinnett students fall short in state spelling bee

The winner of the event for students between 10-years-old and 14-years-old was from Woodward Academy in Fulton County. That came after 23 rounds and 137 words, with rounds nine through 23 being just between the final two.

Gwinnett School Board begins spring area board meetings

The meetings are open to the public and designed to allow the members of the School Board to share information with the public and feature CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks’ annual address on the state of the school district.


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