At Suwanee ES, literacy is a big deal. And the installation of a Little Free Library is making a big impact.
23 students from the district’s high schools and special technical education programs were honored as the district’s top career and technical education (CTE) students.
If you’re looking for family fun this spring, there are lots of great opportunities available! Here are just a few upcoming activities— here in Gwinnett, around the metro area, and further afield if you’re planning for a Spring Break getaway:
Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo— Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Piedmont Park in Atlanta (all ages)
Atlanta’s biggest interactive science event is free and open to adults, families, and children of all ages and interests. The Exploration Expo promotes science exploration, discovery and innovation with more than 100 interactive exhibits, hands-on experiments, mind-blowing demos, and performances! Visit one of seven zones to explore different aspects of science, enjoy cool science shows on everything from dinosaurs to drones, and contribute to a mural or create a science haiku. #AtlSciFest
2018 Gwinnett Multicultural Festival— Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Shorty Howell Park (all ages)
The 2018 Multicultural Festival celebrates the various cultures that make up Gwinnett County and offers a County Government Open House where residents can learn more about the services available to them. Families can meet emergency personnel, check out vehicles and equipment, and learn more about safety. Local groups will entertain the crowd with traditional dances and songs from many cultures, and food trucks will sell international treats. Kids can look forward to bounce houses, face painting, a dunk tank, and more.
Gwinnett Family Fest— Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Gwinnett Chamber (all ages)
The free event will feature kid-friendly games, activities, and performances by local talent. Also, look for exhibitor giveaways and vendors offering food, arts and crafts, and other merchandise for purchase.
Every Kid in a Park— National parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and more (4th graders)
From sea to shining sea, our country is home to inspiring landscapes, vibrant waterways, and historic treasures that all Americans can enjoy. And, with the “Every Kid in a Park” program, America’s 4th graders can visit our federal lands and waters for free! Every 4th grader in the U.S. is eligible to receive a free Interagency Annual Pass and can bring their families with them! A number of sites are in the metro Atlanta area, and dozens more are within a few hours by car. With the free pass (good for their 4th grade year), kids can see protected animals, visit the woods or water, explore a park or recreational area, learn about our heritage at historic sites, and take an American outdoor adventure. Just follow these three easy steps: 1.) Fill out a short Adventure Diary on the Every Kid in a Park website. 2) Download and print your personalized voucher. (You can exchange your paper pass for a plastic pass at some locations.) 3) Plan your trip and go!
If you have a child who will be five years old on or before Sept. 1, then you have some important dates to circle on the calendar.
It’s Music in Our Schools Month! In this episode of “Love That Book!,” Carmen Finds Her Beat. Best-selling children's author Carmen Agra Deedy is ready to make some music!
Almost 800 people recently gathered at Peachtree Ridge HS to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year.
On March 13, district leaders and School Board members recognized the district’s transportation professionals at GCPS’ 20th Annual Awards Banquet.
The Class of 2018 is just a few short weeks away from graduation!
A Gwinnett school is providing just what the doctor ordered for future pharmacy technicians to learn about potential careers.
In this GCPS TV video, learn about Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) at Ferguson ES.
In February, GCPS schools celebrated Black History Month and the many contributions of African Americans to our great nation.
The Gwinnett County Board of Education will go on the road this spring, meeting once in each Board member’s district.
Each STAR student is the senior in the top 10 percent of his or her class with the highest SAT score.
Gwinnett high school students can catch up or get ahead with summer classes.
This week is National School Social Worker Week!
Parents of students receiving special education services in Gwinnett are invited to attend an upcoming informational session on Tuesday, March 13, part of the Gwinnett County Parent Mentors Present” series. Gwinnett County Parent Mentors Dawn Albanese and Jackie McNair will present “Enjoy an Engaging Summer Break.”
This monthly learning series is designed for families of children with disabilities, and presented by the district’s Parent Mentors in collaboration with GCPS' Special Education Department staff and community leaders and organizations. Typically, the sessions are held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Building 200 at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center (ISC), located at 437 Old Peachtree Road, NW, in Suwanee.
Parent Mentors are parents who work within GCPS' special education department, providing information and support to other families who have children served in special education. The mentors have first-hand knowledge of raising a child with special needs as they both have a child who has been served or is being served in GCPS.
To RSVP for the meeting, contact Ms. Albanese by phone at (678) 301-7212 or by email at email@example.com by March 12. For more information regarding the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership, go to www.parentmentors.org.
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