Wednesday, September 12, 2012
What's up in Gwinnett football? Central's offense impresses, Shiloh-Berkmar is actually an important game, and Norcross-North Gwinnett is Big Game I.
It's early in the season, and a lot of things can happen between now and the playoffs, but the came between the Berkmar Patriots and Shiloh Generals. Can the Generals go 3-0? Get that surprised look off your face. This Friday's Region 8-AAAAAA football opener between Berkmar and Shiloh is a big game. Stop rolling your eyes. For real. Without much fanfare, these perennial also-rans — who won two games between them last year — have gotten off to good starts. Shiloh is 2-0 and with a win over Berkmar can go 3-0 for the first time since 1991, when the old ball coach Charlie Jordan was running the show. Berkmar is 1-1, but just a play or two away from a 2-0 start (the Patriots lost 22-15 to Duluth in the opener). Now, the outcome may not shake …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Patch predicts your Game of the Week and 13 other football games involving Gwinnett County teams.
Editor's Note: This week's Patch Gwinnett Game of the Week was determined by a weekly readers' poll that posts every Tuesday. This week, readers chose Parkview at Norcross. Thursday night's football game between Parkview High School and Norcross High School — picked by Patch readers as the Gwinnett Game of the Week — will showcase some of the best football the county has to offer. The game will be televised by WSB-TV (Digital Channel 2.2). Both teams are 1-0. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Norcross, ranked No. 6 in Class AAAAA by the Georgia Sports Writers Association/Associated Press, has its sights set on challenging for the Region 7-AAAAAA championship with a high-powered offense and opportunistic defense. Parkview, with a productive running game…
What's up in Gwinnett County high school football? Parkview-Norcross is a Thursday night draw; Jacorey Lewis is "Player of the Week;" North Gwinnett and Mill Creek are impressive.
I lost count of the number of televised high school football games I came across while channel-surfing during the Labor Day weekend. It seems everyone has gotten in on the action. Fueled by the intense fan interest in college recruiting, high-school ball has emerged from community stadiums on Friday nights to regular programming several times a week. Is your favorite team playing a big game this week? Vote for Patch's Game of the Week by clicking here. If you count live-streaming on the Web, it's hard not to stumble over a game being shown. Gwinnett football has been a beneficiary of all the attention. We're barely into the season and Gwinnett teams have been featured on TV — from local stations to ESPN — at least five times. Thursday …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Top-ranked Grayson (ESPN) hosts Miami Central (USA Today) meet in a clash of teams ranked No. 1 in the nation. And, Lilburn's Parkview High and Providence Christian Academy have games to watch.
The common saying in college football is that you can't win the national championship in the first game, but you could lose it. We're not sure if that completely applies to Grayson High School's Friday night game against Miami Central, but it could. The game matches teams that are ranked No. 1 in the country in different polls. Defending state champion Grayson, which tore through McEachern 31-12 in last week's Corky Kell Classic, is ranked No. 1 by ESPN. Miami Central, also 1-0, is No. 1 in the USA Today rankings. If you want to see major-college talent, this is the game for you. Miami Central has six players committed to major programs. Grayson has at least six, according to its website: Defensive end/running back Robert Nkemdiche (…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
GCPS bus drivers will run their assigned routes in preparation for the August 6 school start date.
Gwinnett County school buses will start rolling again in just a few days. Beginning July 30, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) buses will be on the road as drivers prepare for the Aug. 6 start of school. According to a GCPS press release, drivers will run their assigned routes during actual drive times from Tuesday, July 31, through Friday, Aug. 3 with limited practice runs on Thursday. The routes will be run both mornings and afternoons. During the first few days of school, GCPS officials advise parents to have their children at the bus stop approximately 15 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. However, due to the necessity of reviewing bus safety procedures with riders, buses may run behind schedule the first few days, …
Monday, July 23, 2012
There are new principals for numerous schools, including some in Lilburn.
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Monday, July 23, 2012
Twenty-one schools will receive new principals this year due to retirements and veteran principals transferring to other schools. New principals for the 2012-2013 school year are: The principals listed below were appointed during the past school year. This year will mark their first full year as the school’s leader. You might also be interested in:
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Officials give details on preparations for returning and new students to Gwinnett County Public Schools for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year.
As the summer vacation winds down, Gwinnett County Public School officials are already releasing information to get students prepared for a return to classrooms. According to a press release, the 2012-2013 school year is the first time in more than a decade that no new school facilities will open, though there will be one expansion. Gwinnett County Online campus is adding middle school classes. There are about 265 new students expected for the upcoming school year, which brings the total enrollment to 162,635. In the district there are 132 facilities, including 77 elementary schools 26 middle schools, 19 high schools and 10 special entities. These include: Back-to-School Activities: These take place July 30 through August 3. Many schools …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
More than 24 percent of Trickum eighth graders scored in the "exceeds" performance level.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Trickum Middle School eighth graders ranked 20th in the Georgia's Grade 8 State Writing Test, one of eight Gwinnett middle schools in the top 20. More than 24 percent of Trickum Middle students scored at the highest performance level, ranking the school at 15th place for that. Below is the press release from Gwinnett County Public Schools: Traditionally, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) 8th graders have excelled on the Grade 8 State Writing Test, ranking Gwinnett middle schools among the top in the state. That being the case it is not surprising that eight Gwinnett middle schools ranked in the state’s top 20 in terms of scale scores on this year’s test, with North Gwinnett MS taking the top spot in the state. (North Gwinnett MS-1st, …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
President Obama signs waiver exempting 10 states.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Updated 6:26 p.m., Feb. 9, 2012 Georgia is among the 10 states that will be freed from the No Child Left Behind law, according to various media reports Thursday. Among the controversial provisions of the law, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush, was one that required all students to be proficient in reading and math by 2014. Obama's action strips away that requirement for those approved for flexibility, provided they offer a viable plan instead. Under the deal, states must show they will prepare children for college and careers, set new targets for improving achievement among all students, reward the best performing schools and focus on the ones doing the worst. This will have an effect on Gwinnett County public schools, …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Special meeting will be Thursday in Suwanee.
The Gwinnett school board has called a special meeting for Thursday (6:15 p.m.) at its Suwanee headquarters with issuing revenue bonds in mind. The bonds are related to last year's passing of the E-SPLOST by county voters. According to GCPS spokesperson Sloan Roach, the bond issues are in two categories: Voters overwhelmingly OKed a 1-cent sales tax in November that will run from July 2012 through June 2017. The SPLOST funds are expected to bring in an anticipated $876 million, according the GCPS. The projects tapped for SPLOST funds include five new schools, air conditioning for gyms and technology upgrades.