Saturday, March 24, 2012
Representatives from "Titanic: The Artifacts Exhibition" visited Alcova Elementary on March 23.
Fifth grade students at Alcova Elementary had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the new "Titanic: The Artifacts Exhibition" scheduled to open April 6 at Atlantic Station. The new exhibit features 212 artifacts from the Titanic, including 100 that have never been previously displayed. The items are part of a collection of 5,500 artifacts recovered from the shipwreck over the course of eight recovery expeditions. The exhibit is presented by RMS Titanic, Inc., the exclusive steward of the Titanic. The exhibit coincides with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The ship, carrying 2,228 passengers and crew, sank on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Over 1,500 people died. Tickets are now …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Mill Creek High School’s summer reading program designed to foster a love of reading.
When Mill Creek High School media specialists Julie Hatcher and Mary K. Donovan launched “MC Reads” last year, they hoped the program would be well received. The outcome more than exceeded their expectations. “We gave [teachers and students] a survey and 98 percent of them wanted to do it again,” Hatcher said. The “MC Reads” program is designed to allow students greater choice in selecting books, remove the pressure of graded assignments and encourage students to read for pleasure. Instead of being the exclusive purview of the language arts department, the summer reading program involves every teacher, counselor and administrator in the school, including Mill Creek Principal Jim Markham. Each staff member selects a book to read. At the …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Kimberly Sullivan is passionate about helping Puckett’s Mill with their hands-on science night.
Puckett’s Mill mom and PTA member Kimberly Sullivan believes strongly in providing children with the opportunity to learn and experience hands-on how science and technology affects their day-to-day lives. Sullivan is one of a large group of passionate individuals working to create an inspiring and educational night for PMES students at Sci-Tech Night on Feb. 2. “We encourage PMES families to attend together and experience how science and technology affect their everyday life,” Sullivan said. Sullivan and the PMES science and technology committee have planned an educational night that will start out will start out with an exciting science magic show. The event will then offer the students the chance to select the path they will take on this…
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Georgia students are invited to share their ideas about local government.
What would you do if you were mayor? Sixth grade students across Georgia are invited to participate in an essay contest in which they describe their ideas for leading a city. The contest, held by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), is open to all sixth grade students including home-schooled and private school students. The purpose of the contest is to educate students about the role city government plays in their lives and the community. Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks encourages local students to participate. “The winning essays that always resonate with me are the ones that have some sort of vision for, in our case, Dacula,” Wilbanks wrote in an email to Dacula Patch. “I would encourage participants to look forward to the future, state …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Buford dentist Ashley P. Curington will give $10,000 to the Georgia K-12 school that receives the most votes by midnight, Jan. 31, 2012.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
A local dentist has pledged $10,000 to the school that receives the most votes in an online school spirit award contest. Buford dentist Ashley P. Curington said she created the Georgia School Spirit Award Program as a way to assist her patients and their schools. “I’ve been practicing dentistry for more than 15 years and have formed lifelong relationships with many people all across Georgia,” said Dr. Curington in a released statement. According to the press release, the program is designed to support education in Georgia with an unrestricted use cash donation for the school demonstrating the most spirit through online voting. The winning school’s principal and a selected student will be featured in an upcoming 2012 issue of Gwinnett …
Four area residents honored for academic achievements during the fall semester.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville has announced the recipients of the fall semester 2011 President's List honors. Interim President Stas Preczewski announced the following residents had completed courses with exemplary marks: Elizabeth Bowers of Dacula Chelsea Hall of Dacula Jillian Lisiakowski of Dacula Annie Penland of Dacula
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Georgia College in Milledgeville announces fall academic honors.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Several local students were recently recognized for completing courses with exemplary marks at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Ga. The following students made the fall 2011 Dean's List: Megan Barnes of Dacula Lauren Buchheit of Dacula Heather Duke of Dacula Katherine Hendley of Dacula Katie Hubbell of Dacula Ashton Lea of Dacula Matthew Murphy of Dacula Dixon Pope of Dacula Amanda Prater of Dacula Justin Rainey of Dacula Callie Rowe of Dacula Audrey Smith of Dacula
Joshua Andrew Davies of Dacula, Ga. recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Dacula councilman believes Grayson Tech students are as deserving of transportation support as those who attend Maxwell High School.
A Dacula councilman wants Gwinnett County Public Schools to make it easier for students to attend an innovative program at Grayson High School. Dr. Tim Montgomery believes the county school system is wasting a tremendous opportunity by not providing student transportation to the Grayson Technical Education Program at Grayson High School. “I don’t see how they can justify saying ‘We will provide transportation to Maxwell High School, but we have no intention of doing it to Grayson High School.’ How do you differentiate between those students?” Montgomery asked. Do you think GCPS should provide transportation to the Grayson Technical Education Program? Tell us in the comments. Grayson Tech offers students a chance to graduate from high …
Monday, October 24, 2011
The technical and technology program at Grayson Tech is open to students throughout Gwinnett County.
Would you like your child to be prepared for a career upon graduation from high school? Gwinnett County Public Schools offers a career education program in Grayson that is available to students throughout the county. Grayson High School opened its Technical Education Program in 2004, soon after the high school opened its doors. The plan has always been to provide a more focused educational resource for those students who were looking beyond college to careers in technical fields. Offering 12 programs to 11th and 12th grade students enrolled in Gwinnett County Public Schools, classes are composed of three blocks or units during the school day, allowing for extended educational opportunities in particular fields of study. Have you considered…