Monday, September 24, 2012
Gwinnett results continue to top state, national averages.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Gwinnett County Public Schools released SAT scores for the Class of 2012, the sixth class to take the new version of the SAT, which features a writing section. Once again, Gwinnett test-takers topped state and national averages on all sections (critical reading, math, and writing) of the test. Parkview was third in Gwinnett among cluster high schools. It had an average of 1587, behind Brookwood (1614) and North Gwinnett (1595). The Gwinnett School of Mathematics and Technology, which draws students county wide, led the system with an average if 1941. 2012 Local Scores Parkview 1587 (Reading 530, Mathematics 542, Writing 515) Berkmar 1370 (Reading 459, Mathemtics 469, Writing 442) Meadowcreek 1355 (Reading 451, Mathematics 470, Writing 434…
Friday, September 16, 2011
Mustangs barely avoid a shutout by scoring with less than two minutes left in the game.
The Peachtree Ridge Lions nearly shut out the Meadowcreek Mustangs 55-6 Friday night at Meadowcreek. The first half of the game belonged to the Lions. They scored five touchdowns, two safeties and a field goal and ended the half ahead 41-0. The Lions were only able to score two more touchdowns in the second half against a better prepared Mustang defense. Meadowcreek’s offense never gave up, either. With less than 2 minutes remaining in the game they scored a touchdown of their own to prevent a shutout. Peachtree Ridge improved to 3-1 while Meadowcreek's record fell to 0-4.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Melissa Tovar was crowned the Meadowcreek Homecoming Queen.
The Wheeler Wildcats shut out the Meadowcreek Mustangs 26-0 Friday night at Meadowcreek’s homecoming game. Wheeler (1-2) scored 17 points in the second quarter to pull away after a close first half to win its first game of the season. The Wildcats led 3-0 at halftime. Meadowcreek fell to 0-3. Meadowcreek named its homecoming queen (Melissa Tovar) and its band performed a tribute balloon release to honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Meadowcreek's starting quarterback was injured late in the 4th quarter.
The Berkmar Patriots defeated the Meadowcreek Mustangs 31-8 Friday at Meadowcreek in a game that was filled with penalties. The Patriots used a fumble recovery that led to an offensive touchdown and an interception return for another TD to build a 13-0 lead. A sack of Berkmar's quarterback for a safety made it 13-2 at halftime. Berkmar poured in on in the second half to improve to 1-1. Meadowcreek, which lost starting quarterback Patrick Mills to a serious ankle injury, fell to 0-2 and lost its 30th consecutive game. Berkmar plays Central Gwinnett at home next week. Meadowcreek hosts Wheeler of Cobb County.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Meadowcreek, community lose a caring principal who aimed high.
When I was a young student at Berkmar High School, my theatre class decided to put on a lunchtime show. The idea was a little ambitious: Advertise the show in the cafeteria all week, and then get administrators to allow the students to come into the theatre with their lunches. I had to approach then-Assistant Principal Bob Jackson to request a relaxing of the rules. I remember our conversation was warm and positive. The show was a go. Only one thing: it wasn’t a full-scale production—just an experiment in our minds—so we didn’t take those important steps of, say, building a set or, in some cases, memorizing our lines. And the worst part? Mr. Jackson showed up, smiling the whole time, despite our ridiculous follies. I thought that said a …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The Lilburn CID executive director speaks with school officials to see what the CID can do to better the school system.
Officials from Lilburn-area schools met with the executive director of the Lilburn Community Improvement District on Tuesday morning to discuss how the CID can help better the three school clusters of Meadowcreek, Parkview and Berkmar high schools. "Part of the process is working with the schools and figuring out how to help the schools, [which is] part of the revitalization and redevelopment effort," said Gerald McDowell, the executive director of the Lilburn CID. Eleven officials from schools such as Camp Creek Elementary School, Mountain Park Elementary School and Lilburn Middle School listened to McDowell explain what the CID is, its Highway 29 projects and how the school system plays a deciding factor in these plans. "Before [the …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The Patriots beat Meadowcreek 2-0 in front of a large crowd in Norcross.
Hundreds of fans witnessed the Berkmar Patriots (14-1-1) defeat rival Meadowcreek (7-8-0) by a score of 2-0 in a boys soccer game Wednesday night in Norcross. It was the seventh straight win for the Patriots, who can win the Region 8-AAAAA title next week against Dacula. Berkmar opened up the scoring with a remarkable goal with 29 minutes left in the first half. Patriot’s Luis Rodriguez took a curling shot from outside the box as he was falling from a defender’s push. The ball curled to the keeper’s right-hand side, over the fingertips of the outstretched keeper, and hit the top post and rattled inside the goal. Berkmar led 1-0 and the Patriot fans went crazy. Drums, vuvuzelas, trumpets and guitars were heard all night long from both sides…
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Parkview, Berkmar, Meadowcreek students fare well on their first try.
Local high-school juniors aced the writing assessment portion of the 2010-11 Georgia High School Graduation Test on their first try. According to statistics released by Gwinnett County Public Schools, 94 percent or more of the juniors at Berkmar, Meadowcreek and Parkview either met or exceeded passing scores on the assessment. Students must pass the writing assessment, along with subtests in core subjects (Math, Social Studies, Language Arts and Science) to earn a high school diploma in Georgia. Parkview High School juniors had a 99 percent passing grade, the highest score among local schools. Of the 595 juniors who took the test for the first time, 84 percent met passing standards and 15 percent exceeded them. Meadowcreek High School in …