Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Graduations for Gwinnett County Public Schools students in 2013 take place May 20-25. Find out which schools have the largest graduating classes.
Thousands of students will graduate from Gwinnett County high schools this week. Twenty-one graduation ceremonies will take place, as the district sends out 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. Other totals for Suwanee schools: Collins Hill (743) and North Gwinnett (584). "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 …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology is ranked No. 3 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
If your children attend high school in Gwinnett County, they may attend one of the best schools in the nation. There are nine such high schools in Gwinnett County Public Schools, according to the recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report. They include Peachtree Ridge High in Suwanee. The data was released April 23. The Gwinnett County schools ranked are: Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology: Norcross High School: Duluth High School: Parkview High School: Peachtree Ridge High School: Berkmar High School: Meadowcreek High School: Shiloh High School: South Gwinnett High School: Want more information? Learn how U.S. News calculated the Best High Schools rankings by clicking here.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Wounded Warrior Amputees event will be at Peachtree Ridge High.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The series of meetings begins at Peachtree Ridge High. The public is welcome.
Monday, March 25, 2013
The celebrity fund-raiser will be at Peachtree Ridge High on Friday, April 5.
Several former University of Georgia and NBA basketball stars will be in a benefit event at Peachtree Ridge High in Suwanee on April 5. The event is being held in conjunction with the NCAA Final Four, which will be in Atlanta that weekend. According to a Peachtree Ridge newsletter, former NBA greats Artis Gilmore and Dave Cowens and former Bulldogs coach Hugh Durham will be at the Wounded Warrior Amputees Final Four Friday event, which will run 5-8 p.m. The celebrity challenge game also will involve other former NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball stars, the release said. Durham was coach of the Bulldogs' only Final Four team, in 1983. Members of that team also will be at the event, the release said. Events will include a game, three-point …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
GCPS will begin its series in March at Peachtree Ridge High.
Wednesday, March 20
Gwinnett County Public Schools will begin the area school board meetings later in March, and continue through April. The initial session will be at Peachtree Ridge High in Suwanee. As officials do every year, board members will meet once in each of their districts. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the host school's theater. There will be refreshments beginning at 6:30 p.m. Citizens my attend any one of the five meetings. The meetings will be held: The meetings are a time for the school board to share information with the public. It is also an opportunity to hear the superintendent talk about the state of the school district, including budget challenges and recent successes. -- What questions do you want to ask school board members? Share …
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 …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Norcross High's Jay Nebel was awarded the 2013 title at Gwinnett County Public School's Teacher of the Year banquet.
Norcross High teacher Jay Nebel has been named the 2013 Teacher of the Year for Gwinnett County Public Schools. The announcement was made Thursday evening (November 1) during the Teacher of the Year banquet at the Gwinnett Center, where more than 100 educators attended with hundreds of guests. Nebel, who's been at Norcross High since 2007, teaches college-prep world history to ninth and 10th graders and is the school's associate head coach for the women's basketball team. He began his teaching career 11 years earlier at Creekland Middle in Lawrenceville, where he also was named a local Teacher of the Year, according to a news release. "I go to school everyday, and everyday, I'm energized when I walk in my room," said Nebel in his …