Nationally, Parkview High School ranked in the top 500.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Nationally, Parkview High School ranked in the top 500.
U.S. News and World Report has released its annual rankings of the nation's best high schools, and both Parkview High and Berkmar High made the list. According to the data released April 23, Parkview High and Berkmar High ranked No. 10 and No. 13, respectively, among schools in Georgia. Nationally, Parkview High ranked No. 489 and Berkmar High ranked No. 611. Here's what U.S. News said about the Lilburn schools: Parkview High: Berkmar High: Want more information? Learn how U.S. News calculated the Best High Schools rankings by clicking here. Have school news or story idea you want to share, contact Local Editor Joy L. Woodson at Joy.Woodson@patch.com or 404-539-9256.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Berkmar High School leads the Lilburn area with number of students awarded scholarships.
Gwinnett County school officials announced Monday that four Lilburn students are National Achievement Scholars. The National Achievement Scholarship, a program of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, provides scholarships to outstanding African-American high school students. These named seniors, each receiving a $2,500 scholarship, are considered as having the strongest record of accomplishments and greatest potential for academic success in college. Also worth noting, Berkmar High's Eden Hailemichael received a corporate-sponsored award. She is one of approximately 100 students to receive such an honor. Corporate organizations generally provide awards for finalists who are children of their employees, residents of communities the …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Isaiah Jenkins was arrested at his home March 27, and is accused of tasing and robbing teens near the Lilburn high school.
A Berkmar High student has been arrested in connection with the tasing and robbing of teens near the school last December. Isaiah Jenkins, of Lawrenceville, was taken into custody March 27. According to Gwinnett County jail records, he remains in custody today (April 3), for a number of charges, including: The police report for the Dec. 18 incident indicates that Jenkins was part of a four-person robbing crew. According to the three victims, two of whom are teens from Snellville, the crew pulled up to them in an older model Ford Crown Victoria behind the school around 4 p.m. One of the men got out of the car and asked them if he could use their phone. One of the victim's girlfriends offered her phone, but when she handed it to him, he …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Relay for Life of Gwinnett will award a cash prize to the winning team.
This year Relay for Life of Gwinnett is doing something a little different. Jumping on the worldwide Harlem Shake craze, Relay for Life organizers are hosting the first-ever Harlem Shake Video Challenge. Lilburn Elementary School has submitted a video, and Berkmar High School has submitted a video, as well. According to organizers, the Harlem Shake video with the most Facebook "likes" by April 4 will be crowned the winner. The winning team will receive a $250 relay reward, and have their video played before the "Ms. Relay" event. All entries have been finalized, and now the public gets to vote. So, head on over to the Relay for Life of Gwinnett Facebook page, and check out the entries before "liking" your favorite. See also:
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Berkmar High is a repeat winner, and Head Elementary has made it to the final four before.
Berkmar High School and R.D. Head Elementary School beat out all of their competitors for first-place finishes in the 2013 Gwinnett County Readers Rally. Berkmar High School, which has won first place before, won in the high school level. Archer High School won second place. Head Elementary School competed against Suwanee's Parsons Elementary School for first place. This is the team's first win, but last year it was among the final four elementary schools. (The middle school winner was Sweetwater Middle School, with Jones Middle School placing second.) The championship round took place March 21, and it began airing on GCPS TV this week. It is airing on TV at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. until March 31. It also will be available on demand on the …
Friday, March 22, 2013
In a unanimous vote, district leaders approved a contract that will bring another high school to the Berkmar/Central Gwinnett clusters.
Gwinnett County school board members voted unanimously Thursday to begin construction on a high school that is expected to relieve pressure within the Berkmar and Central Gwinnett clusters. In its vote, the school board approved a $63.5 million contract with Gainesville-based Carroll Daniel Construction Company. The company's bid is about $600,000 less than the next lowest bidder, according to the district. The school will be built at 1335 Old Norcross Road in Lawrenceville, and it will be the district's 19th traditional high school, according to officials. It will have a capacity of about 1,800 students. Those students will come from Berkmar High School, which has a population of about 3,000 students, and Central Gwinnett High School, …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Berkmar High, Camp Creek Elementary and Head Elementary schools are among those moving to the final rounds on March 21.
Students, teachers and parents poured into Berkmar High School over the weekend for the semifinal rounds of the Gwinnett County Readers Rally. And, when the day concluded, two high schools, four middle schools and four elementary schools advanced to the final competition rounds on March 21. The semifinal winners are: The final competition will be recorded and air on GCPS TV. The show airs Monday, March 25, through Sunday, March 31 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Have school news or story idea you want to share, contact Local Editor Joy L. Woodson at Joy.Woodson@patch.com or 404-539-9256.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Thousands of Gwinnett County students will graduate this spring. See when your child will walk to "Pomp and Circumstance."
Gwinnett County Public Schools has announced its graduation schedule for this May. Thousands of high school students, including hundreds from Lilbrun, will graduate in the state's largest school district. Lilburn-area graduations are: (Don't forget you can add graduation announcements to Patch.)
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
More than 100 schools, including those in Lilburn, will participate in the annual challenge this weekend.
Berkmar High School will be brimming with students this weekend, for the annual Gwinnett County Readers Rally competition. The event takes places this Saturday, March 16. Sixty elementary schools, 26 middle schools, and 15 high schools will compete in these semifinal rounds. For more information on this year's competition, including when the final rounds are, click here. Last year, the Berkmar High Patriots finished second for high school students, behind Brookwood High.