GCPS celebrates the creative work of our students with a three-week visual arts exhibit at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center (ISC) in Suwanee.
Lanier HS students designed a simpler way to apply eyeliner, and now that creative idea has earned a patent from the U.S. Patent Office.
During the last few months, schools and departments around the county have had an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of staff members recognized with nationaland state honors.
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) was named a College Board Advanced Placement District of the Year for being the national leader among large school districts
Rising kindergartners have an opportunity to say “!Sí!” and “Oui!” with GCPS’ dual language immersion (DLI) program
This year the Office of Advisement and Counseling honored three students with the inaugural Promise of Gwinnett Caring Award.
February is Black History Month and Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is marking the occasion in schools around the county.
More than 1,500 students, parents, and community members from across the Brookwood Cluster gathered on Feb. 4 to celebrate STEAM activities at the inaugural Brookwood Maker Faire.
46 students at Trip ES recently completed a workshop with a French artist and author… entirely in French!
When Gwinnett schools are closed due to inclement weather, students make up the day with a designated day on the school calendar.
Discover how Georgia's Move On When Ready program helps Gwinnett high school students jump start their college careers!
Hats off to the career and technical education teachers in our middle and high schools, special programs, and Academies who give our students a glimpse at their future.
During National Counseling Week (Feb. 6-10), we salute GCPS counselors, a group of committed and caring professionals at the heart of the promise.
The 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly is underway, and education issues will likely be an area of focus during the session.
A series of Monday evening read-alouds will help stock home libraries for students at Gwin Oaks ES.
New for the 2016-17 school year, the business-focused JA Academy at Norcross is a “school within a school” that offers an interdisciplinary classroom experience for its inaugural class.
In this GCPS TV video, see how this caring administrator, a state award winner, supports the work of counselors and the children they serve.
Minor ES families recently used their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) know-how to put pantry items to work in classroom “construction” projects.
At the school’s 2nd annual STEAM Night on Jan. 19, students and their parents constructed bridges with popsicle sticks, built structures using spaghetti and marshmallows, made paper cup parachutes, and crafted catapults from spoons. They competed to see who could create the longest paper chain from one piece of paper. And, in the computer lab, students practiced the basics of computer coding with online games.
More than 250 parents and guardians gathered with their students for the hands-on learning activities, displays of STEAM in action, a showcase of Science Fair projects, and an awards presentation for Science Fair winners.
Dr. Scott Frandsen, the school’s principal, notes that the event offered a “warm and friendly environment” with plenty of hands-on activities so that all parents, including those with limited English, felt comfortable as active participants in their child’s education.
Responses from both students and family members underscored that the learning event hit the mark. “Thanks for doing these workshops,” said one parent. “They really help to give us ideas.” “Excellent night! Very organized and fun!,” said another. And students enjoyed the evening as well, with one student especially keen on engineering feats accomplished with his family, “I think making a bridge with my parents made it more fun.”
Community partners and older students also supported the fun learning event. Popadoodle, a local “children’s imagination center,” provided several STEM and art stations, including visual and hands-on examples of the water cycle. Students from Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology also provided math- and science-related activities for the younger students. One activity allowed the students to experiment with chromatography, a scientific technique for studying and separating complex mixtures. Kimberlee Jones of the Von.Lea Creative Group made a donation of $500 to the art program at Minor. (In November, Ms. Jones served as the school’s Principal for a Day, an initiative of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and GCPS.)
“I love nights like these because they provide the opportunity for students, parents, and teachers to engage in learning together,” says Dr. Frandsen. “The support we have from local businesses was wonderful...we have a great community!”
GCPS TV was there as students, staff, and administrators of years gone by joined current school communities for special anniversaries at Harris ES and Norton ES.
A schoolwide commitment to combating prejudice and creating an inclusive and supportive community will allow Duluth MS to join more than a dozen Gwinnett schools as a certified No Place For Hate® School.