Monday, May 20, 2013
William Bishop will address graduating seniors of Norcross High on May 24. He is completing his first full school year as the principal there.
Norcross High's principal William Bishop is one of the key speakers at the school's graduation this week, according to district officials. Approximately 607 students will be graduating, with 120 of them as honor students. The ceremony takes place 8 p.m., May 24 at Gwinnett Center Arena. Bishop took over as principal in January 2012, and now he will be saluting those 600 graduates at the close of his first full school year at Norcross High. The school holds a special place for the principal, as he taught math there from 2005-2007 before becoming an assistant principal at Duluth High School. Other speakers at the school's graduation are: Allison Fisher, valedictorian; Robert Hensy, salutatorian; and Christina Valentini, senior class …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Allison Fisher and Robert Hensey have been named Norcross High School's top students and Yonnatan Manmektew and My Duyen Vo for Meadowcreek High.
Gwinnett Public Schools recently released the names of the valedictorians and salutatorians from Norcross High and Meadowcreek High schools. The title of valedictorian is typically 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 included with the story. Valedictorian: Allison Fisher, daughter of Diane and Jeff Fisher, plans to attend Princeton University in the fall and majoring in engineering and computer science. Her career goals is to contribute to sustainable infrastructure worldwide. She also had scholarship offers for Georgia Tech Stamps Leadership Scholarship Washington University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rose-Hulman Institute of…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Melanie Thornton Youth Arts Foundation in Lilburn is teaming up with the Norcross high school to provide a four-week program this June called "The Moral of the Story."
For parents who are still looking for a summer camp for their kids, "The Moral of the Story" may be the answer for you. Lois Chisolm, the founder and president of The Melanie Thorton Youth Arts Foundation Inc. in Lilburn, calls it a "performing arts summer camp program with a purpose" because it goes above and beyond simply getting kids into theatre. There's an underlying moral message that kids take away from it with the stories they tell. Chisolm, who runs theatre programs at the Lilburn Cultural Arts Center, said she felt compelled to help the young community after seeing multiple media reports of youth substance abuse and teens committing suicide because of bullying early last year. "How can do what we do and help them learn [life …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Check out the fall lineup for Norcross High, Greater Atlanta Christian and Meadowcreek High.
Football season is just four months away, and here's another reminder. The 2013 football schedules are out for Norcross schools, as well as others in the Georgia High School Association. So here's something you can print and stick on the refrigerator to be ready. -- Will a Norcross team win the region next year? Tell us in the comments below. Some key dates: Parkview plays against Norcross on Sept. 6, and the Blue Devils and the Mustangs will go head to head toward the end of the season on Nov. 8. Greater Atlanta Christian will play their rivals, Weslyan, Oct. 25. The complete schedules: Norcross Aug. 24 B.T. Washington, Fla. Sept. 6 at Parkview Sept. 13 North Gwinnett Sept. 20 at Duluth Sept. 27 Mill Creek Oct. 4 at Harbersham Central Oct…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The state Department of Education released the first results from the new Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index on May 7.
Gwinnett County Public Schools scored above the state average in a new performance rating system that assesses whether schools are producing students ready for college. The state Department of Education released the first results, which are based on 2011-2012 data, from the new College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) on May 7. It considers achievement, progress, and the achievement gap using a 100-point scale, and replaces Adequate Yearly Progress used in No Child Left Behind. In Gwinnett County, the elementary score is 93.5, middle school is 94.3 percent and high school is 76.4 percent. That's compared to the state averages of: 83.4 for elementary schools, 81.4 for middle schools, and 72.6 for high schools. (See Chart B for …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
BrandMortgage and BrandBank hosted a certification ceremony Monday for the BRANDAcademy Financial Literacy Program, an initiative to bring critical financial literacy education to high school students across Gwinnett County.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Art submissions came from nine area high schools, including Meadowcreek and North Gwinnett.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
U.S. News & World Report ranked Norcross at No. 8 and Meadowcreek at No. 19 for its 2013 best high schools list for the state. Read how the new rankings compare to last year.
Wednesday, April 24
Last week, The Washington Post published its rankings of America's most challenging high schools, and both Norcross High and Meadowcreek High made top marks for the state of Georgia. On Tuesday (April 23), U.S. News & World Report released its own list of the best high schools per state, and the two Norcross schools made it on there, too. On the U.S. News list, Norcross High came in at No. 8 and Meadowcreek High is No. 19. Nationally, Norcross ranks No. 460 and Meadowcreek is No. 1,132. For both schools, these new rankings are an improvement compared to last year. In the 2012 ranking, Norcross reached No. 12 for the state and No. 667 in the nation, while Meadowcreek took the No. 22 spot statewide and No. 1,292 for the country. U.S. News …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The schools have been named two of the state's most challenging high schools by The Washington Post.
The Washington Post recently posted its rankings of America's most challenging high schools, and two Norcross schools made top marks for the state of Georgia. Both Norcross High and Meadowcreek High made the list. The Blue Devils school ranked No. 6 in the state, while the Mustangs reached No. 23. Over the last few years, Norcross has been traveling up the list while Meadowcreek has declined. Last year, Norcross was No. 7, and in 2011 it ranked at No. 14; Meadowcreek was No. 21 in 2012 and No. 19 the year before. According to the article, the ranking is based on an index formula that's a ratio: the number of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given each year …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Gwinnett County will have 63 projects in the middle and high school competition.
Thursday, March 21
More than 60 projects from 25 Gwinnett County schools, including Norcross High and Meadowcreek High, will be competing this week in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. Sixty-three middle schoolers and high schoolers will compete in the fair, which takes place from March 21 through March 23 in Athens. Of them, two local students are competing. The students and their projects are: Cynthia Andrade, of Meadowcreek: How does personality affect memory? Claire Della Mahon, of Norcross: Gibberellic acid on barley seed germination The Gwinnett Regional Science and Engineering Fair, held in late February at the Gwinnett Center, celebrated science and engineering in grades K-12 and is one of the largest Science and Engineering Fairs in Georgia…