Cafeteria workers lament cost struggles with insurance
Rep. Rob Woodall visited Mountain View High School on Friday to learn about the school’s nutrition program and heard from cafeteria workers about their insurance and retirement plans.
A Berkmar High student was arrested on Thursday for having an unloaded handgun on school property. It’s the second time this year a Berkmar student has been arrested on a gun charge.
Gwinnett’s high school juniors outscored the state average in the Georgia High School Writing Test, but the Gwinnett County Public Schools averages were similar to last year’s students’ scores.
Rainbow Village hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday in Duluth for a six-unit apartment building that adds about 36 beds for homeless families in transition.
A Norcross charter school has announced it’s expanding its blended education model to Ivy Prep Kirkwood in DeKalb County. The school opened in 2008, but shifted to a blended education model in August, which combines traditional classrooms with technology and virtual learning.
Robin Zorn, a counselor at Mason Elementary in Duluth, was named national Counselor of the Year on Tuesday by the American School Counselor Association.
Gwinnett firefighters responded to an overnight fire at a vacant house in Lawrenceville. The house is a total loss, but the cause is undetermined.
Families across Gwinnett put down the Thanksgiving leftovers this weekend and set out to continue an annual tradition: picking out and cutting down their Christmas tree.
Construction continues at the unnamed Berkmar/Central Gwinnett relief high school on Old Norcross Road, the first new high school to be built in Gwinnett County since 2010, and the largest and most expensive at $63.5 million.
Program turns Town Center Park into a replica of Dickens Village complete with store fronts, a cookie shop, library and bakery.
Preparations are underway for Shadowbrook Baptist Church’s Christmas in the Park event that’s now in its sixth year in Suwanee.
The Captain Planet Foundation and SCANA Energy have partnered to bring the CPF Learning Gardens Program to Gwinnett County Public Schools, beginning with Holt Elementary School, which recently received its Learning Garden installation.
Recent legislation signed into law was aimed at increasing the availability of Epinephrine in schools and provides an incentive to states to boost stockpiles of EpiPens.
A rush to complete the high school equivalency exam before January, when a new test is released, has made the testing office at Gwinnett Technical College busy.
Temperatures on Thanksgiving Day around Gwinnett and north Georgia are expected to be among the coldest in a quarter of a century.
Gwinnett County Public Schools officials have recommended the firing of a Radloff Middle teacher involved in a fight last week with a student in the school’s cafeteria.
Gwinnett County firefighters and the Georgia State Patrol responded to a crash on Tuesday morning after two tractor trailers collided on Interstate 85 southbound.
The Geogia Supreme Court on Monday reversed a murder conviction and life sentence of a man convicted of felony murder and conspiracy to commit trafficking in cocaine for his role in a 2010 fatal shooting.
The bus stop arm cameras on Gwinnett County Public School buses that district officials announced in July haven’t been installed yet because a contract isn’t finalized.
The city of Suwanee’s annual caboose lighting and holiday festival will be at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 6.
Providence Christian Academy held a recent food drive to collect food items for needy families served by the Lilburn and Lawrenceville Co-Op ministries.
Collins Hill High Principal Glenn McFall has announced his retirement, the 14th school in Gwinnett County to have a new principal since the school year began.
A Peachtree Ridge graduate and University of Georgia student died on Thursday from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash earlier this week.
North Gwinnett Middle students watched a video on Friday morning produced by North Gwinnett High students about bullying and how to stand up to a bully. It’s titled, “Silence is Consent.”
Gwinnett County Board of Education members toured North Gwinnett Middle School on Thursday to learn more about the district’s eCLASS initiative.
Gwinnett County Public Schools announced the name of a new middle school on Thursday, which will open in August.
Former Parkview High history teacher Larry Sneed, who wrote a book that’s described as an oral history of the Kennedy assassination, said the 50th anniversary will be the last major milestone of the event that defined a generation.
GCPS officials are investigating a verbal and physical altercation this week between a teacher and student at Radloff Middle School in Duluth.
Patrick Elementary on Wednesday celebrated the legacy of Bobby Patrick, the first Gwinnett County firefighter to lose his life in the line of duty, and the school’s namesake. The school’s chorus performed several patriotic songs to show appreciation for firefighters.
Gwinnett Technical College named Shelly Dirig the 2014 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership winner.
Buford City Schools were placed on lock down Wednesday morning after a shooting incident on Roberts Street.
At Duluth High, Tim Hur, the new member of the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors, was the Principal for a Day.
The Mill Creek Cluster Education Foundation awarded its latest grant recipients at a breakfast ceremony on Tuesday, which brought its donations to nearly $110,000 since 2005.
Two Peachtree Ridge students were arrested on Tuesday morning after an unloaded gun was found at the school.
The Snellville Police Department won a first place Governor’s Challenge Award in the 26-50 officers category on Monday at a ceremony in Macon.
Two-time Emmy winner, and 2011 alumnus, Homero Gonzalez will be the fall commencement speaker at Georgia Gwinnett College.
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday cleared Christopher Roesser after a Gwinnett County jury in 2011 was deadlocked on voluntary manslaughter chargers. A trial court ordered Roesser to be retried. He had served five years of a life sentence.
The Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence recently awarded $20,000 in grants to 50 teachers in 12 departments. It’s an increase of $5,000 over what was given in 2012.
The Central Gwinnett High Entrepreneurship Program is being recognized this week by the city of Lawrenceville for Global Entrepreneurship Week.
While enrollment fell this fall at colleges and universities around the University System of Georgia, Georgia Gwinnett College reported an increase.
The school opened in 1962 with 12 classrooms and a first and second grade.
Officials appointed new principals at Brookwood High, North Gwinnett High and the Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology.
Vandals spray-painted areas around Lassiter High School Thursday night in advance of Friday’s football playoff game against Peachtree Ridge High School.
Roberts Elementary in Suwanee hosted nearly 20 law enforcement and public safety agencies on Friday to give students a glimpse into how they operate. The event was organized by the Atlanta chapter of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.
Centerville Elementary students on Thursday night read around fire pits and enjoyed S’mores. They also had a virtual field trip with an author, mystery guest readers, video book sharing, book walks, reader’s theater, and e-class at home training for parents.
Ronald Jackson, Commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, spoke to the Gwinnett Chamber at a luncheon on Wednesday at The 1818 Club about the need for a skilled workforce in a global economy.
Three Georgia Gwinnett College students and two professors have conducted a research expedition in the Mojave Desert.
Alcova Elementary fourth graders held a video conference with a severe storm researcher at Georgia Tech on Wednesday as part of a partnership with University of Georgia’s Atmospheric Sciences Program where scientists discuss weather and climatology with the students.
Several Title I Gwinnett elementary schools were honored by the Georgia Department of Education for progress made on statewide tests, while one Gwinnett high school was placed on an alert list for falling below state achievement rates.
Grace Snell Middle hosted more than 40 veterans on Monday for Veterans Day, and the school’s chorus and orchestra performed patriotic music. Three of the veterans fought in World War II.
Peachtree Ridge High students receive chorus honors
Mountain View High School students collect 1,300 canned goods in one night. All of the cans will be donated to the Footprints Food Pantry at Northview Church in Buford.