Saturday, May 18, 2013
Before all the pomp and circumstance, celebrate your graduating senior's accomplishments!
Can you believe it's already that time of year? If you have a graduating senior that you would like to recognize, share that information with Patch! Just post an announcement with their name, school and plans for the future. You can even include their senior photo and a few words of praise. How to Upload Photos and Videos to Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch If you have an iPhone or an Android smart phone, you can download our free Patch app by clicking here for iPhone users or here for Android phones. If you prefer to upload photos via your computer, it's even easier. Navigate to the green box at the top of the announcement, click "Add Photos, Videos and PDFs" and then simply upload a favorite photo from your desktop. A complete video tutorial…
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Lady Panthers and the boys soccer team for the Patriots will be at Kennesaw State University on Saturday for their chance at winning the Class AAAAAA titles.
Two Lilburn high schools are headed to the varsity soccer state finals at Kennesaw State University this weekend. Parkview's girls soccer team will be playing against Harrison at 5 p.m. Saturday (May 18), and Berkmar's boys team will be going head-to-head against Collins Hill at 7:30 p.m. the same day. Both teams will be fighting for the Class AAAAAA titles. While the Lady Panthers have won or shared seven state girls soccer championships, the last one in 2009, the Patriots will be playing for its first soccer championship in school history. For the Berkmar game, a spirit bus is leaving the high school at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and guests are welcome to hop on board for $10. Tickets can be purchased in the school's athletic office, according …
Veteran educator Dr. Allan Gee will be joining the Lilburn school June 3.
News broke last week of Mountain Park Elementary's its current principal, Valerie Robinett, moving to Camp Creek Elementary. Today (May 17), Gwinnett County Public Schools announced that Dr. Allan Gee will be filling her spot at Mountain Park. According to a news release, Gee will be taking the position starting June 3. The veteran educator has been in the teaching field since 1993, and he joined the GCPS in 2003. He left the school system in 2009 for Alaska and is now returning back to Gwinnett. Here's his full background, courtery of GCPS: GCPS Employment: 2007-2009: Principal, Centerville Elementary 2003-20007: Assistant Principal, Richards Middle Other Employment: 2009-Present: Principal, Homer High (Homer, Alaska) 1999-2003: Principal…
Gwinnett County Board of Education adopts $1.763 billion FY2014 budget and tentatively adopts 1.30 mills increase in tax millage rate.
After holding the line in the face of declining revenue in recent years, the Gwinnett County Board of Education anticipates having to raise the tax millage rate to fund the FY2014 budget. The school board adopted a FY2014 balanced budget totaling $1.76 billion, a decrease of $12.8 million or .7 percent from the FY2013 budget at its meeting Thursday (May 16) at the Instructional Support Center in Suwanee. The board also tentatively adopted an increase of 1.30 mills in the tax rate. Despite “a tremendous downturn in the economy we’ve been able to have the millage rate unchanged for some time,” Rick Cost, chief financial officer for Gwinnett County Public Schools, said. This increase includes .55 mills for maintenance and operations (General …
Kathy Jones bids adieu to her family at Camp Creek Elementary, as she caps off 32 years in education.
Some people go an entire lifetime, and never know the meaning of it. Kathy Jones, however, isn't one of those people. By second grade, she'd pretty much figured it out -- she would be a teacher. That would be her life's mission. She started off playing teacher in her parents' garage, writing on a chalk board, facing an audience of imaginary students. "So, finally, when I became a teacher, it was just fabulous," said Jones, the first of her siblings to graduate college. At the age of 21, she began her career at Annistown Elementary. Over the course of her career, she rose from teacher to assistant principal to principal at several different schools. She is currently the principal at Camp Creek Elementary in Lilburn. After 32 years, though, …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Nick Gast of Valdosta State University will be replacing coach Steve Richardson for the boys basketball team next season.
Parkview High School is getting a new boys basketball coach next season. Nick Gast, the associate head coach of Valdosta State University's men's basketball team, will be replacing the Panthers' current head coach, Steve Richardson. Richardson, who held the position at the school from 1986 to 2000 and then in 2012 as reported by the Gwinnett Daily Post, decided to step down from coaching but will still be teaching at the school, according to Parkview's Athletic Director Mark Whitley. Gast has a strong history with Valdosta. He played at the college from 1998 to 2002, earned his master's degree, and coached at a few other places before coming back to Valdosta in 2007. Last season was his sixth year as associate head coach. After all the …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Gwinnett County Public Schools announces the names of Berkmar High School's 2012-2013 valedictorian and salutatorian in Lilburn.
Gwinnett County Public Schools has released the names of the 2012-2013 valedictorian and salutatorian from Berkmar 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.
Gwinnett County Public Schools announces the names of Parkview High School's 2012-2013 valedictorian and salutatorian.
Gwinnett County Public Schools has released the names of the 2012-2013 valedictorian and salutatorian from Parkview 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.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Valerie Robinett becomes principal effective June 3.
The Gwinnett County school board has appointed a veteran educator to take over the helm of Camp Creek Elementary. In a special called meeting May 9, board members approved a transfer of Valerie Robinett to Camp Creek Elementary. She is currently the principal at Mountain Park Elementary in Lilburn. In addition, she is a 2007 graduate of the district's Quality-Plus Leader Academy. She takes over for Kathy Jones, who is retiring. Her appointment is effective June 3. Employment History: Education: Don’t miss any Lilburn news. Subscribe to Lilburn-Mountain Park's free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
The Catholic school in Lilburn is among 79 metro Atlanta schools that will benefit from the supermarket's 2012-2013 “Earning Plus Learning” program.
Kroger is donating a total of $168,300 in grants to 79 metro Atlanta schools, including St. John Neumann Regional Catholic School in Lilburn. The funds are part of the supermarket's 2012-2013 “Earning Plus Learning” program. The annual contest invited schools from across Kroger's Atlanta Division -- Georgia, South Carolina, Eastern Tennessee and Northern Alabama -- to creatively describe their efforts to “Go for the Gold” throughout the school year in terms of diversity, nutrition, exercise, fair play and helping others, according to a news release. “We are proud to reward these deserving schools for their dedication and hard work,” said Glynn Jenkins, director of communications for Kroger’s Atlanta Division, in the release. “Kroger is …