with the “Every Kid in a Park” program, America’s 4th graders can visit our federal lands and waters for FREE!
February is Black History Month and Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is marking the occasion in schools around the county.
GCPS is partnering with the United Ebony Society for the county's 17th annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Mon., Jan 16.
Branch Out!— a partnership between GCPS and the county library system— is available for all GCPS students. With Branch Out!, a student's school ID doubles as a library card, giving access to the county's extensive collection of digital and print resources for students who opt into the program. Even better, overdue library fines are a thing of the past for Branch Out participants. Students who registered for Branch Out! at the beginning of the school year already have access, but it's not too late to take advantage of the program. Just fill out the online registration form and return it to your student's school. To access library resources, participating students need their GCPS ID number and a PIN (preset for birth month and day as MMDD). Students may change their PIN anytime via the GCPL website or by calling or visiting any library branch.
When you sit down with your extended family during the holidays, help your child preserve some family history.
Families are reminded that Tuesday, Nov. 8, is a holiday for Gwinnett students. Adults and older students (age 18 as of Election Day) who are registered to vote and haven't advance voted yet, can find locations that offer early in-person voting through Nov. 4, or make their way to their regular polling place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day. Find poll locations on the Secretary of State’s (SOS) website at MVP (My Voting Page). Georgia voters can expect a lengthy ballot, including important local, state, and national races as well as four state amendments, a countywide SPLOST in Gwinnett, and additional local measures for some municipalities. (Find a sample ballot online.) Registered voters are encouraged to learn more about both issues and candidates under consideration this election cycle, and to be certain to complete the entire ballot.
Veterans Day, Nov. 11 is the day when we honor and thank all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
Journey back to the 19th century this Saturday, Oct. 15, for the 8th annual Frontier Faire, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the at the Fort Daniel Archaeological Site located at 2505 Braselton Hwy./GA 124 in Buford. "Dynamic Borders" is the theme of the annual event, which features supervised excavations and archaeology activities for the whole family, a trading post, demonstrations, access to the Fort Daniel Museum, a visit on the ArchaeoBus, reenactors exhbiting fromtier life, and story telling (10:30 a.m.) Admission is $5 per family or $2 for an individual. The site is owned by Gwinnett County and managed by the Fort Daniel Foundation.
Berkmar HS alums have several opportunities to get involved in the school’s upcoming 50th anniversary celebration.
Baldwin ES and Coleman MS celebrated their inaugural year with dedication events last month.
The deadline to register to vote in Gwinnett County (or make changes to an existing registration) is Oct. 11.
When disaster strikes, there’s no time to prepare. The folks at Ready Georgia help Georgians prepare for the unexpected and want you to be ready with a Ready Kit, a communications plan to connect with family and friends in an emergency, and pertinent preparedness information. Add the Ready Georgia app to your smartphone to be Ready,Georgia! Know that GCPS is prepared for emergencies, too. Learn more in this video.
it’s important to prepare for conditions and their impact on the school day. While we hope inclement weather will pass us by this winter, it’s important to prepare for conditions and their impact on the school day. Learn how the school system handles school cancellations.
Last month, Patrick Elementary School hosted area firefighters at an annual breakfast that honors their service to the community
With the official unveiling of the new sign at Infinite Energy Center earlier this week, a new partnership between the company and Gwinnett County Public Schools also was announced.
On Nov. 11, across the county, Gwinnett schools and offices honored our veterans with patriotic displays and special events. Here are photos from just a few Veterans Day activities in the Archer, Brookwood, Discovery, Mill Creek, and North Gwinnett clusters.
Please thank our veterans for their service, but, also take a moment to honor them with the gift of listening, particularly our older veterans. The Veterans History Project (a project of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress) "collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war." As you gather with family and friends over the next few months for holiday celebrations, consider how you can help your loved ones tell their stories.
It's Annistown Elementary School versus Shiloh Elementary School in the 4th annual Staff Basketball Game (with a handful of student players), sponsored by the PTA. More than 1,000 spectators packed the gym at Shiloh Elementary for the Nov. 5 "grudge match" between the two schools.