Abhi Kapaganty, a Burnette ES 5th grader, won the state title in the 56th annual Georgia Association of Educators State Spelling Bee!
Learn how our School Nutrition Program balances quick scratch cooking and easy-to-prepare foods to ensure a satisfying and healthy dine-in experience.
Gwinnett's High School Gateway Assessment measures students’ ability to write effectively about areas of focus in 9th and 10th grade courses, demonstrating their knowledge and skills in World History, Biology, Chemistry, and Language Arts.
This year, the Gateway will be administered March 27-28. Most students participate in this assessment in their sophomore year, though freshmen taking Chemistry or World History may take this writing assessment in spring of 9th grade.
For the Gateway, students write two essays— one on a Science topic and one on a Social Studies topic. In writing a response, students use their own knowledge about the topic as well as information from documents provided. Students have 125 minutes to write each of the essays, one per day.
Results from this administration will be available before the end of the school year. All Gwinnett students, including those who enroll in GCPS after 10th grade, must pass both sections of the school system’s High School Gateway Assessment to earn a regular diploma.
What students learn in the classroom each day prepares them for the Gateway Assessment. However, intervention classes are provided to help students who do not pass this assessment. Students who are not successful on the assessment the first time have several opportunities to take a retest before graduation. Online, families can find tips for supporting their student at test time and, if needed, ways to help a student manage test anxiety.
with the “Every Kid in a Park” program, America’s 4th graders can visit our federal lands and waters for FREE!
On March 14, district leaders and School Board members recognized GCPS’ transportation professionals for their service to Gwinnett students and their families.
An annual celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) recently brought together Jackson ES families. Check it out in this Focus Moment from GCPS TV.
Members of the VITA Club at GSMST actually look forward to tax season. Starting in mid-February, club members will help taxpayers in the community prepare and file their federal income taxes.
The Osborne MS Media Center is undergoing a major transformation as part of a project-based learning event involving 8th grade students.
Congratulations to Karen Garner, Couch MS' media specialist and the 2017 Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) Media Specialist of the Year.
Coming soon to your elementary student's backpack or your mailbox… The spring issue of Essentials will bring you a look at some of the ways Gwinnett middles schools are meeting the unique needs of their students as well as brief notes on summer school, information and opportunities for rising kindergartners, budget dates, an invitation to Area Board Meetings, and more! You'll also find a special insert updating the district’s building program.
At Jones MS, two teachers wanted to promote acceptance, inclusion, and awareness so that all students would feel respected and part of their school community. And so, the Buddies Club was born.
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a national leader on teacher issues, honored GCPS in its first-ever Great Districts for Great Teachers initiative.
In March, Gwinnett schools celebrate the fine arts! It’s Youth Art Month and Music in Our Schools Month!
March 10 is a student holiday.
Have you ever paid a bill or had a job? No matter your profession, your life experiences qualify you to be a successful volunteer at the Junior Achievement (JA) Discovery Center at Gwinnett!
Discovery Center has immediate openings for volunteers this week! Support your community and GCPS middle school students as they participate in an authentic, relevant, and experiential simulation on Thursday, March 9.
Volunteers in JA BizTown encourage students to communicate, collaborate with one another, think critically, and get creative as they interact within a simulated economy and take on the role of employee, citizen, and consumer. Volunteers receive training (and a Chik-fil-A lunch) during their shift, which typically runs 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Click here for more information and to register as a volunteer for JA BizTown on March 9. Questions about volunteering at the JA center? Send an e-mail to VolunteerGwinnett@georgia.ja.org. The JA Center is on the campus of Discovery HS, located at 1333 Old Norcross Road in Lawrenceville.
Gwinnett citizens have the opportunity to influence the county’s future transportation options by attending one of the public meetings in March.