Students, families, staff and alumni are encouraged to sponsor bricks for a path leading to the new outdoor classroom.
Dacula Elementary School
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Monday, May 7, 2012
Kecia Elder and Terri Collins are driven to raise money to fight this disease.
Kecia Elder and Terri Collins recently helped students at Dacula Elementary School raise over $13,000 to fight type 1 diabetes. These two local moms are determined to increase awareness of this disease, one that both of these ladies tackle daily. Elder has an 11-year-old son, Kaleb, who was two when he was diagnosed, and Collins has an 8-year-old daughter, Karson who was four when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Both ladies have been involved with the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) for several years. These moms are not just going to live with it, they are working hard to fight the disease. “We have children with type 1 diabetes so we wanted to raise money to find a cure,” Elder said. Collins and Elder brought their …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Community Coffee presents school with check as part of this year’s Community Cash for Schools program.
The students at Dacula Elementary School may not be coffee drinkers yet, but they will soon benefit from their parents’ caffeine cravings thanks to Community Coffee Company. Community Coffee area sales manager James Gunga and area salesperson Brian McGraw visited Dacula Elementary School on Tuesday, April 17, to present the school with a check for $3,449. The award was in recognition of the students’ efforts in collecting 34,490 UPC labels from Community Coffee packages as part of this year’s Community Cash for Schools program. “We earned lots and lots of money,” Dacula Elementary principal Mary Lou Enright told the students gathered in the media center for the check presentation. Enright explained the funds will be used to create an …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Smoke odor from air conditioning unit to blame.
UPDATED 9:53 A.M. - Smoke odor caused by a burned out air conditioning unit resulted in the temporary evacuation of Dacula Elementary School this morning. According to Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services public information officer Capt. Tommy Rutledge, firefighters were called to the school shortly after 8:15 a.m. in response to an odor of smoke. "There was no sign of fire and no actual smoke inside the building when the fire department arrived," Rutlede said. Firefighters determined the odor originated from an overheated air conditioning unit. Crews disconnected the fan blower and turned the scene over to maintenance personnel for repairs. The incident occurred about half an hour before classes were scheduled to begin. The …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
More than 2,300 children participated in Saturday's race.
On May 14, 215 Dacula Elementary and Mulberry Elementary school students were among 2,300 students who participated in the Peachtree Junior at Piedmont Park in downtown Atlanta.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Two-mile race set for May 14.
Twice a week for 45 minutes each session, 215 Dacula Elementary and Mulberry Elementary school students voluntarily hit the track. The students, all members of the Dacula Running Club, are preparing for the upcoming Peachtree Junior Road Race. Since the beginning of March, the young runners in grades 1-5 have been hard at work training for the big event. “The students have done a tremendous job,” said Dacula Elementary School teacher and club coach Bob Tucker. Though some of the students are returning runners, others are new to the sport. “They do it because a lot of their friends are doing it,” he said. Regardless of the reason, the children reap numerous benefits. “We talk to them about how important fitness is. We talk about eating …
Monday, April 4, 2011
A look at recent happenings in Dacula area schools.
Here's a look at recent news, events and accomplishments in our area schools:
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Puckett’s Mill Elementary, Osborne Middle School achieve gold level award status.
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) recognized several area schools this week for academic performance and improvement during the 2009-2010 school year. Puckett’s Mill Elementary principal Michelle Farmer said it was very exciting to learn her school had been honored as a gold level school. “We are so proud of our teachers and of our students and the hard work it has taken to achieve at such high levels,” she said. Farmer attributed the success to an alignment of school goals. “We’re all focused on the same high levels of learning and through teamwork, through collaboration, we can focus on high-yield, quality-plus teaching strategies and make sure our instruction is at a high, rigorous level to be able to achieve these …
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thousands of parents and community members attend the four-day event.
For 40 years, community members have celebrated the season at the Dacula Elementary School holiday luncheon. School principal Mary Lou Enright said the annual event is a way to show appreciation for the people who support the school throughout the year. Dec. 7 - 10, the school hosted about 11,000 visitors during the four-day festivities, Enright said. The luncheon was held over several days to accommodate the large number of guests for each grade level. Students are allowed to invite family members, and the school also issues invitations to community leaders such as Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks, Gwinnett County School Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks and State Rep. Donna Sheldon. Cafeteria Manager Terrie Greeson had the biggest job during…