Tuesday, May 14, 2013
North Gwinnett High of Suwanee leads fund-raising. Also, more than 6,000 people helped raise more than $1.3 million for the American Cancer Society at the night-long event at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.
More than 6,000 walkers laced up their sneakers and took laps around the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds during the Gwinnett Relay for Life on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11. At last check, the fund-raiser at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville brought in just under $1.4 million for the American Cancer Society. North Gwinnett High of Suwanee were the high rollers for the evening with their Las Vegas-themed display. Students, teachers and staff raised over $117,000 to help bring an end to cancer. Were you there? We would love to see your photos and videos from the event. Simply click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to share them with us and your neighbors. You can also tell us your survivor story or about a loved one …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Improvements at North Gwinnett High and a multi-use path for pedestrians are approved.
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday (May 7) two transportation-related projects for the Suwanee area, one in cooperation with City of Suwanee officials. Commissioners OK'd funding for a multi-use path along Suwanee Dam Road, part of which will be paid for by the city. Also, commissioners approved for North Gwinnett High a new parking lot entrance and an extended-turn lane from Suwanee Dam Road northbound onto Level Creek Road. The multi-use path will run from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Buford Highway, near Town Center. Suwanee already had agreed to pay about $30,500 of the cost (esimated at $440,000) to upgrade the material from asphalt to concrete. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year. -- How …
Newsweek ranks the nation's top 2,000 high schools. Share your thoughts.
Wednesday, May 8
Suwanee high schools have made Newsweek's 2013 list of the nation's top 2,000 high schools. Newsweek released the rankings May 6. The schools making the list are: The rankings are based, in part, on graduation rates, college acceptance and SAT scores. To see the full methodology, click here. Also, an interactive map of all the Gwinnett schools on the list is attached. -- Do you agree with the Newsweek rankings? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
The 2013 event is May 10-11 in Lawrenceville.
The 2013 version of the Gwinnett Relay for Life is near, and a Suwanee school is coming up big in fund-raising. North Gwinnett High is a runaway leader in monies raised, with about $72,000 pledged so far (as of midday May 7), according to the Gwinnett Relay website. Among participating teams, Norcross High is second, at $38,300. Relay for Life, which is a function of the American Cancer Society, will be held at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville on May 10-11, beginning at 7 p.m. It's an organized, overnight fund-raising walk to raise money for cancer patients. Teams of people camp out around a track, and take turns walking around a track. Also, food, games and activities provide entertainment, the website says. Individuals can …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The school's Relay for Life fund-raiser has a goal of $115,000 for 2013. The students also are hoping to get Ellen DeGeneres' attention.
Relay for Life 2013 is approaching in Gwinnett. And some North Gwinnett High students in Suwanee are getting creative in their fund-raising. The students have worked up a dance called MORP ("prom" spelled backwards) as a fund-raiser for Relay for Life. The first version reportedly raised over $100,000 last year. The 2013 fund raiser was held recently, and $115,000 is the goal. According to the North Gwinnett High newsletter: The MORP is a backwards prom created by Relay students and advisors to raise money for our deserving cause! The students become the theme, wearing NEON and dancing the night away amongst laser lighting, fog machines, and intense sound! The MORP offers a unique experience not found at our annual Homecoming and Prom! …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Check the grades here, and add your comments.
Cafeterias in Suwanee schools serve hundreds of people a day, and so they have to be held to the same standards as commercial eateries. And so it was that North Gwinnett High recently underwent a restaurant inspection by the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale health departments. The school on Level Creek Drive scored an "A/100" on the inspection. No violations were noted. Here is the the full report. Also recently inspected was Tohdam Tofu, on Old Peachtree Road. That restaurant scored a "B/100" on Feb. 25. The following violations were noted for Tohdam Tofu: The full report on Todham Tofu is here. What is your reaction to these reports? Share your thoughts in the comments below. See also: Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Region 7-AAAAAA champions host Lambert High in Suwanee.
Tuesday, February 19
And now, the state basketball tourney begins for Suwanee and Gwinnett high school teams. Girls action begins Tuesday (February 19), when North Gwinnett hosts Lambert High of Forsyth County in Suwanee at 7 p.m. North won the Region 7-AAAAAA title and top seed by beating Norcross last weekend. Should North win, it could face another Gwinnett foe -- Archer, which hosts Etowah on Wednesday. The Archer girls play in a double-header with the boys team. Also, boys tourney play begins Wednesday. Complete GHSA girls brackets are here. -- How do you think the North Gwinnett girls will fare in the state tourney? Share your predictions in the comments below.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Other Suwanee high school teams also begin state tournament play this week.
Sunday, February 17
The North Gwinnett girls and the Norcross boys came away with Region 7-AAAAAA basketball titles Saturday at Mill Creek High. Therefore, they get top seeds in the state tournament, which begins this week. Also, the Peachtree Ridge and Collins Hill boys are part of the Suwanee contingent to the state tournament. In girls play Saturday, North edged Norcross, 58-53, behind 22 points from Lexie Brown and 15 points from Peyton Whitted. In boys region action, Norcross defeated Peachtree Ridge, 55-48. Brandon Johnson led Peachtree Ridge with 13 points. In boys state tourney action, Peachtree Ridge will host Centennial on Wednesday (February 20), and Collins Hill will travel to Alpharetta. In girls state action, North will host Lambert on Tuesday (…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Seedings for the 2013 state basketball tournament will be determined Saturday at Mill Creek High.
Saturday, February 16
The Peachtree Ridge boys and the North Gwinnett girls basketball teams will have chances Saturday (February 16) to claim region titles and top seeds when the 7-AAAAAA basketball tournament concludes. On Friday at Mill Creek High, the Norcross boys beat Collins Hill, 90-50, and the Ridge boys beat Meadowcreek, 77-66, in the semifinals. In girls action, Norcross whipped Mountain View, 66-46, and North Gwinnett beat Duluth, 64-38. The teams that lost Friday will play for third place Saturday. All of the semifinals teams qualify for the state basketball tournament, which begins Tuesday. The state tourney concludes March 9 at the Macon Centreplex. -- Material from the Gwinnett Daily Post was used in this report. -- How do you think the Suwanee …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Next stop is the district bee at North Gwinnett High in Suwanee on February 23.
When the 2013 Gwinnett spelling bee closed Saturday (February 2) with a tender hug between the winner and the second-place finisher, it became clear that they were more than competitors. They're brothers. It came down to the word: extraneous. Neil, a fifth grader at Brookwood Elementary School, stepped to the microphone to spell the word before his older brother, Karl. Silence in the room, and without asking for any extra explanations of the word, Neil spelled: E. X. T. R. A. N. I. O. U. S. Karl, an eighth grader at Crews Middle School, didn't expect that. It's a word both of them studied before the nerve-racking day came, he later said. Now, it was his turn to spell the word. Without any hesitation, he spelled it correctly. His next word…