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Making Lawrenceville More Vibrant with the Power of Art!

The power of art and creative expression brings fun and enrichment to our daily lives, schools and communities. It can even make the places we love feel like home! The beloved City of Lawrenceville is a shining example of how leaning into the arts and expressing ourselves can create real connections and foster...

Shinin’ Bright! Congratulations to the Top Six Finalists for 2022 GCPS Teacher of the Year

Six Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) teachers have been selected as this year’s finalists for the Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY) title. The finalists for the 2021-22 honor are Jamie Garcia Caycho of Arcado Elementary School, Kelly Powell of Puckett’s Mill Elementary School, Taniesha Pooser of Berkmar Middle School, Jenny Stark of North Gwinnett Middle...

Empowering Lawrenceville Students & Businesses Through Community-Building!

These days, we tend to stick to our bubbles more than we’d like to admit (and not just ‘cause of the pandemic). Whether it’s Gen X-er’s or Gen Z-er’s, high schoolers or retirees, small business owners or community organizers, there’s so much untapped potential that we’re missing out on due to a lack...

Satisfeed: Tackling Food Insecurity in Gwinnett, One Saturday at a Time

Did you know that one in seven Gwinnett residents is experiencing hunger or food insecurity? Or that 53% of students at Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) receive free or reduced lunch? Many are surprised to learn about the scope of food insecurity in our county, especially considering its reputation as a prosperous metro Atlanta hub. In fact,...

Hey, Honey! Roy Rush is the Bee’s Knees

Nothing says springtime in Georgia like azaleas and dogwoods. We’ll put up with a fine coating of pollen on our cars and patio furniture if it means we can enjoy a month-long feast for the eyes, itchy and watery though they may be. And when those blossoms open up, watch for the honey...

Gather ‘Round the Campfire! Uncovering Lawrenceville’s Spookiest Ghost Stories

The leaves are turning red and orange, there’s a creeping chill in the air and you might even hear a coyote (or werewolf) howl at night… You know what that means – it’s time to get in the Halloween spirit by sharing our spookiest stories and eeriest experiences! Of course, terrifying tall tales...

A Lasting Legacy! How J. Alvin Wilbanks Transformed GCPS

Gwinnett Magazine recently sat down for a long chat with former GCPS superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks about his life in education. Listen to the story in the newest episode of the Gwinnett Podcast, available in English (see player above), Español and 한국어로 (Korean)! ¡Escucha en Espańol! (Spanish)

Helping Students Shine! GCPS 2021 Teacher of the Year Katie Blum

“I am kind, I am brave, I am intelligent and I am important. Mrs. Blum loves me, my family loves me and I love myself.” Swing by second-grade teacher Katie Blum’s classroom at Sugar Hill Elementary first thing in the morning and you’ll hear tiny voices chorusing this affirmation. Peek in and you’ll...