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School lunch menus for the week of Oct. 13

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

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Gwinnett, Barrow County Schools win Golden Radish Award

Gwinnett County Schools was recently recognized for its farm to school program as state leaders honored 30 schools at the state capitol. It’s called the Golden Radish Award, and GCPS — along with Barrow County Schools — was honored at the Honorary Level as locally grown food items were featured in school meals 36 times, and schools were provided with kid-friendly recipes highlighting local items each month.

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Gwinnett County Schools names six Teacher of the Year finalists

Six GCPS teachers have been announced as this year’s group of finalists for the Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year that will be announced on Nov. 11.

Harbins Elementary visitation day offers digital techniques to teachers | VIDEO

Harbins Elementary hosted a visitation day on Thursday for the Bring Your Own Device technology concept to share ideas with more than 90 teachers.

Brookwood, North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge students excel on AP exams

More than 56 percent of the Advanced Placement exams taken by Gwinnett County Public Schools students resulted in a passing score for the student to receive college credit.

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Gwinnett SAT scores fall, but still top state, national averages

Georgia SAT scores see slight decrease over last year

Gwinnett test-takers topped state and national averages on all sections (critical reading, math, and writing) of the SAT. Though across the county, state and nation, scores dropped as more students took the college entrance exam.

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Two students accused of starting fires at Meadowcreek High School

Ali Eduardo Pazos-Gonzalez and Carlos Medrano-Lendof have each been charged with first-degree arson and terroristic threats and acts.

CLINE: Central High looking for community partners with move to Academy concept

Central Gwinnett High School is one of five schools — along with Lanier, Shiloh, South Gwinnett and Meadowcreek — in the county to adopt the College and Career Academy concept.

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Redistricting plans will affect 14,000 Gwinnett County Schools students | MAPS

Plans call for students to be affected from 31 schools and six existing clusters to accommodate the four schools opening in August.

School lunch menus for the week of Oct. 6

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

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: 36 Gwinnett schools named to SHAPE honor roll

Parkview High’s Technology Student Association Chapter earned the National Chapter of Excellence Award as an outstanding model in the areas operations and meetings, scholastic and educational activities, service projects, conference participation and leadership development.

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Six-year-old Peachtree Corners resident helps create reading app

Gwinnett resident Patrick O’Donnell says his six-year-old son James has always been a smart kid but struggled with learning to read. After a difficult night of attempting to read, Patrick decided to ask James what kind of story he would enjoy.

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GAC seventh-grader wins Great Days of Service T-shirt contest

Tia Chavis, age 13, has been announced as the winner of the 15th Gwinnett Great Day of Service’s T-shirt design contest. Chavis’s design features this year’s theme “Make a Difference Every Day” and will be sported by the Gwinnett Great Days of Service volunteers on Oct. 24 and 25.

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Alford Elementary paints the school pink

Alford Elementary on Friday put on a “paint the school pink” event for breast cancer awareness. A third-grade teacher there is battling breast cancer, and students and teachers wore pink and held a fundraiser to donate a portion to her medical costs.

Gwinnett County Schools invites community for curriculum review

Resources submitted by publishers are reviewed by parents, community members, teachers and administrators for alignment with the school system’s Academic Knowledge and Skills curriculum. During the review, GCPS staff and community members will review student textbooks, digital resources, and associated teacher resources for Language Arts for all grades, K-12.

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