Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Georgia Department of Education released the 2012 graduation rates on May 21, 2013. Gwinnett County Public Schools's rate increased more than three percentage points on average.
Gwinnett County's graduation rate increased more than three percentage points -- from 67.56 in 2011 to 70.98 percent in 2012, according to data released this week from the state Department of Education. In comparison, state averages increased from 67.44 percent in 2011 to 69.72 percent in 2012. In both years, Gwinnett County beat the state average. However, while Grayson High School gained ground, moving from 80.41 to 81.75 from 2011 to 2012 and South Gwinnett High School made moderate gains from 62.01 to 62.72, Archer High School's graduation rate went down. Archer graduated 79.49 percent of its seniors in 2011 and 75.92 in 2012. By comparison, Walton County Public Schools graduated 74.2 percent of its seniors in 2012. -- See the chart …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Saint Augustine's University, established in 1867, is a four-year liberal arts university in Raleigh, N.C.
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Tuesday, May 21
RALEIGH, NC (05/06/2013)(readMedia)-- The following local students have been admitted to Saint Augustine's University for the fall semester: Lindsey Graham, of Grayson, GA. Devante Lawrence-Spivey, of Loganville, GA. Saint Augustine's University, established in 1867, is a four-year liberal arts university in Raleigh, N.C. With an average annual enrollment of 1,500, the University offers 30 undergraduate degree programs in five academic divisions. Saint Augustine's University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit www.st-aug.edu. This was prepared for the Loganville-Grayson Patch by Readmedia Newswires.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Former principal Charles "Buck" Buchanan will address Archer High School students. In nearby Grayson, the current teacher of the year is among speakers.
Archer High's graduates will be treated with a special appearance during their graduation this week. Charles "Buck" Buchanan, the first principal of the school, will give the commencement speech. He retired in 2012, after abut 36 years in education, including leading Parkview High and Central Gwinnett High schools. Some 428 seniors are graduating from the high school, which is now in its fourth year. Of those graduates, 110 are graduating with honors. The graduation ceremony is 7 p.m., May 25, at Gwinnett Center Arena. Who's Speaking at Nearby Schools?* Grayson High School: 586 graduates, 115 honor graduates -- Ceremony takes place 8 p.m., May 22 at Gwinnett Center Arena. See also: *(Note: Speakers named here may not be the complete list …
Graduations for Gwinnett County Public Schools students take place May 20-25. Brookwood High School in Snellville has the largest graduating class at 810 students.
Thousands of students will graduate from a Gwinnett County high school next week. Grayson High School graduation is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22. Twenty-one graduation ceremonies will take place, as the district sends of its largest graduating class ever -- 10,556 high school seniors. Brookwood High will graduate the largest class this year with 810 students, followed by Mill Creek High with 782, and Peachtree Ridge High with 769. "We are very proud of this year’s senior class and all that these students have accomplished during their academic careers, said J. Alvin Wilbanks, GCPS superintendent and chief executive officer. "On behalf of the Board of Education and our community, I congratulate them and wish them the best as …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Trip Elementary School is one of four schools to get new principals at the start of the new school year.
The Gwinnett County school board has appointed four veteran educators to lead elementary schools in the coming school year and Trip Elementary School in Grayson will be headed up by one of those appointments in the new shcool year. School board leaders approved the changes at its monthly meeting on May 17. Rukina Walker becomes the new principal of Trip Elementary. She is currently assistant principal at Craig Elementary in Lawrenceville. Her effective date is July 1 The other new school principals are:
Gwinnett County Public Schools salutes fine arts programs in its latest issue of Communique.
As the school year comes to a close, Gwinnett County Public Schools officials are taking the time to commend the district's arts programs and the students who bring them to life. More than 147,000 Gwinnett County students were enrolled in fine arts classes this year, officials said in the latest issue of Communique, an online magazine for the district's school community. That's more than 88 percent of the district's student enrollment. "At a time when shrinking budgets have squeezed out electives in some school districts, we feel both fortunate and resolute in ensuring that fine arts remain an important part of quality and effective education for Gwinnett County schoolchildren," Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks said in Communique. "If you …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Priest received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.
Saturday, May 18
BARBOURVILLE, KY (05/06/2013)(readMedia)-- Chandler Dean Priest of Loganville graduated from Union College during their 120th commencement exercises. Priest received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Union College. The ceremony was held on Saturday May 4, at 10:30 a.m. in the Robsion Arena on Union's campus. William "Bill" Starnes, Ph.D., a celebrity in the world of plastics, and former Union student, was the speaker. Founded in 1879, Union College is four-year liberal arts institution related to the United Methodist Church. This was prepared for Loganville-Grayson Patch by Readmedia Newswires.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Ambassador Andrew Young delivered the address at Dr. Daniel Kaufman's last commencement as President of GGC. Share your photos and videos from the day here.
More than 270 students donned their caps and gowns Friday, as they graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College. It was a notable graduation for the young college in Lawrenceville for a number of reasons. GGC graduated their 1,000th student, welcomed their first double major and double degree graduates and their first Fulbright Scholar. The commencement was also the last for GGC's founding president Dr. Daniel Kaufman. He will step down at the end of June to become president of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Ambassador Andrew Young delivered the commencement address to the 2,500 people in attendance. --Were you at Friday's commencement? Did you or a loved one graduate? Share your photos and videos by clicking the "Upload photos and videos" …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Local students competed May 9 through 11 at the Louisville Exposition Center.
Wednesday, May 15
A Loganville elementary school's archery team placed third in a national tournament this past weekend. Bay Creek Elementary took a spot on the podium at the 2013 National Archery in the Schools Program National Tournament with a score of 3,243, shooting past more than 100 of the top qualifying elementary schools in the country. Complete team and individual results from the tournament are available online at www.nasptournaments.com.
Gwinnett County Public Schools announces names of Grayson High School's 2012-2013 valedictorian and salutatorian.
Gwinnett County Public Schools has released the names of the 2012-2013 valedictorian and salutatorian from Grayson High School. The title of valedictorian is normally given to the student with the highest GPA, and salutatorian is given to the student with the second-highest GPA. Photos of the honorees are attached to the story. Don't forget to upload your children's graduation announcements to Patch, and share with the entire community.