Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Legacy of Purpose Preparatory Academy, Gwinnett, Inc. provides students with an international education, and it is located at Berkmar United Methodist Church.
An new international school in Lilburn is planning its grand opening this week, as well as an open house and family fun day. Founded in 2011, Legacy of Purpose Preparatory Academy, Gwinnett, Inc. previously was located in Lawrenceville. Now, it is located at Berkmar United Methodist Church on Pleasant Hill Road. The academy provides its students an international curriculum, including multicultural and multilingual education in Mandarian, Spanish and French. The community will have the chance to see and learn more about the school at the grand opening and open house this week. The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 5. Berkmar United Methodist Church pastor Rev. Wesley Sanders will bless the …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Lilburn's Trickum Middle School was among the highest performers. The writing test is given annually to eighth-grade students, and used to determine whether students move to the next grade.
Gwinnett County middle school students scored well in the recent state writing test, with Lilburn's Trickum Middle scoring among the highest. More than 12,600 eighth-grade students took the test in January 2013, and Gwinnett County Public Schools released overall results on March 25. The district’s average passing rate (met or exceeds standard) remains high and increased one percentage point this year, from 93 percent in 2012 to 94 percent now, according to officials. Statewide, 82 percent met or exceeded the standard. Trickum Middle School was among the highest performing schools in the district, with 97 percent of students meeting or exceeding standards. It also had the fewest percentage of students to score in the "does not meet" …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The work of students from Parkview High and Trickum Middle schools is among the 63 projects from Gwinnett County.
The Lilburn area will be represented this week at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair, as five students from local schools will compete. The state science fair takes place March 21-23 in Athens. Those Lilburn-area students and their projects are: A total of 63 projects from 25 different Gwinnett County middle and high schools will be presented. The proects are the work of 83 students. Through these projects, the middle and high school students earned first place at the Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair in February. To see an extended press release on the state science fair, click 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.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Schools all over Gwinnett County, including Lilburn, celebrated the Dr. Seuss-themed week.
In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, schools from all over the county celebrated "Read Across America" week. The week is designed to motivated children to read. Some schools, like the Primrose School of Five Forks, collected books to donate to various nonprofits. Dressed in hats topped with their favorite words, the children handed 355 books to Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Academic Success Coordinator, Rhonda Hudson, who accepted the books on behalf of Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit committed to promoting early literacy through pediatric primary care. “Our philosophy and literacy goals at Primrose directly align with Read Across America Day," said Gil Benjamin, Primrose School of Five Forks owner, "and it …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
More than 1,000 students participated in the Gwinnett County regional science fair Feb. 22.
More than 1,000 students, including those from Lilburn, participated in the 35th annual Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Friday, Feb. 22. This was the first year that students from Hopkins Elementary in Lilburn participated in the regional science fair. Grade levels third, fourth and fifth were represented. Jessie Kelly, the science specialist at the school, said the student were very motivated, and did their projects within a science club to prepare. I'm super proud of our kids," she said. "I can't wait to do it again next year." It is the county's largest regional event, and students come from public schools, private schools, homeschools and more. The theme this year is "Motivating the Next Generation of Science …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Nearly 90 students -- ten coming from Lilburn schools -- will compete in the Gwinnett County Public Schools' 2013 spelling bee on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Ten students from Lilburn schools will compete at the Gwinnett County district spelling be this Saturday, Feb. 2 The students are the spelling bee champions from their Lilburn elementary and middle schools. In total, there are 88 schools with representatives at the Gwinnett County Public Schools' bee. The competition will be held at Central Gwinnett High, located at 564 W. Crogan Street in Lawrenceville. It is sponsored by the Gwinnett County Association of Educators. Student participants will register from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. At 8:30 a.m., the local school spelling winners will first compete in a written spelling bee contest. The top 12 spellers from the written bee then will compete in the public oral bee. Last year's bee produced a …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The students now compete for the prestigious academic honor. Winners will be flown to Washington, D.C., for a special ceremony at the White House.
Three Lilburn students, including seniors from Parkview High School and Providence Christian Academy, have recently been named as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. It is one of the highest honors for high school students. The application process is by invitation only. To be chosen as an academic candidate, high school seniors must score exceptionally well on either the SAT or the ACT, or be nominated. For arts candidates, high school students must also demonstrate academic achievement and participate in the National YoungArts Foundation program, among other criteria. The Lilburn candidates are: In Gwinnett County, ten students were named candidates, and nearly 60 students were named throughout the state. Following …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A group of men that includes several mentors at Lilburn schools recently were honored by the school district for their dedication.
More than 80 men, including four who volunteer at Lilburn schools, recently received a huge thank you from Gwinnett County school officials for mentoring youth, according to a press release from the district. At Lilburn schools, those mentors honored were: Terry Foxx, a volunteer at Lilburn Middle School; Mike Lewis, a volunteer at Mountain Park Elementary School and Trickum Middle School; Steve Holevoet, a volunteer at Trickum Middle School and Parkview High School; and Francisco Salazar, a volunteer at Lilburn Middle School, according to a spokesman for the district. The men are a part of the school district's Community-Based Mentoring Program, which began in 2008 and provides support to students who have been identified as at-risk …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Georgia Department of Education recently released school-level scores for the 2012 CRCT, Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. See where your neighborhood school stands.
Among Lilburn schools, R.D. Head Elementary, Camp Creek Elementary and Trickum Middle were the top scorers on the 2011-2012 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) for grades 3-8, according to recently released data from the state Department of Education. Gwinnett students took the state-mandated tests in April, and around 12,000 students in each grade took the tests. The content areas are: Reading, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Data, released July 12, show Head Elementary led in third-grade results for all subject levels and in fifth-grade results for every subject except math; Camp Creek Elementary led in fourth-grade results for every subject except social studies; and that Trickum Middle led in …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Megan Alpert was one of only three nationally to win the scholarship from the American Association of Teachers of German.
Parkview High School student Megan Alpert will soon be saying "auf Wiedersehen" to family and friends as she heads to Alzey, Germany, for almost a month of study and travel on a scholarship. Alpert is one of three nationally selected for the scholarship by the American Association of Teachers of German. The stipend includes airfare from New York, a homestay with a German family and excursions to cultural and historical sites. "I'm excited about living with a family and living as though I were German," said Alpert, who had tried for the scholarship in previous years. Two years ago, she took part in the Governor's Honor Program for German. To be eligible for the scholarship, students had to score in the 90th percentile of a national exam. …