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Gwinnett Students Compete for the Academic Worldquest Title

Gwinnett Students Compete for the Academic Worldquest Title

Gwinnett County --  (submitted by Gwinnett Schools)  Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) will represent the state of Georgia during the upcoming Academic WorldQuest 2011, a national competition which tests students’ knowledge of international affairs, geography, history, culture, and current events. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) students will represent Georgia during the national event to take place at the Georgetown Conference Center on the Georgetown University campus in Washington, D.C., April 29-30, 2011.

The school district earned the spot to compete at the national level after three teams from two different Gwinnett schools earned top finishes during the Metro-Atlanta Academic WorldQuest Competition which was held earlier this spring. During this local event, GSMST took Georgia’s top spot for the third year in a row. A second GSMST team earned third place, while a team from Parkview High placed second.

Dekalb Offering Spring Break Day Camps

Dekalb Offering Spring Break Day Camps

DECATUR, Ga. -- (submitted by Dekalb County)  DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will hold Spring Break Day Camps April 4 - 8, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at all 12 recreation centers. Spring Break Day Camp is the hot spot for kids during the spring break. To embark on the total spring break camp experience, look no further than your local recreation center!

Spring Break Day Camp is a camp for ages 5 -12 and will be held Monday through Friday at a charge of $5 per day. Please make all payments payable by cashiers check or money order to the recreation center of your choice. Participants must provide their own lunch and snack.

For more information, contact LaShanda Trice, Public Education Specialist, at 404-371-3643.

 

DeKalb Farm to School Stakeholders Meeting, Tonight

DeKalb Farm to School Stakeholders Meeting, Tonight

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Rosalie Ezekiel)  Did you know farm to school programs help kids to eat healthier and support family farms? Did you know healthy kids are smarter kids? Attend the first DeKalb Farm to School meeting, and  find out more about other initiatives in the U.S. and Georgia,  and what it takes to launch a farm to school program.

Participants will learn about local resources and share their own farm to school projects. Challenges, opportunities and first steps for DeKalb County will be explored, and the group will begin planning a strategy for the DeKalb County Farm to School program.  This first meeting will be facilitated by Georgia Organics.

When:  March 23, 2011. 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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The DeKalb Board of Education will hold a called meeting on Wednesday morning

The DeKalb Board of Education will hold a called meeting on Wednesday morning

Dekalb County, Ga.-  )sent by Dekalb County Schools)  

The DeKalb Board of Education will hold a called meeting at 9:30am, Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Room M-201 at the DeKalb County School System's Administrative & Instructional Complex, 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain.  The called meeting will adjourn to executive session for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter.

The meeting agenda can be accessed online by going to: www.dekalb.k12.ga.us, click on Leadership, go to eBoard Home Page and click on the date for the meeting agenda\information.

Sincerely,

Thomas E. Bowen, Chair DeKalb Board of Education

DeKalb Board of Education Committee on Budget, Finance & Facilities to meet, March 22

DECATUR, Ga. -- (submitted by DeKalb Board of Education) The DeKalb Board of Education Committee on Budget, Finance & Facilities will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 22 at 9:00am in the J. David Williamson Board Room at the DeKalb County School System's Administrative & Instructional Complex, 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain.  The purpose of the meeting is to review Board policies and system-wide operations as it relates to the budget. 

The agenda for the committee meeting is attached.  Meeting information can be accessed online by going to: www.dekalb.k12.ga.us, click on Leadership, eBoard Home Page, then click on the date for the meeting agenda/information.

Students have paid Internship opportunities with county governments

Students have paid Internship opportunities with county governments

ATLANTA, Ga.--  (submitted by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia)  

Students looking an internship this spring and summer should explore opportunities available in county government.  The Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP) was developed through a partnership between the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) and the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE) to provide college, graduate and technical school students with opportunities to work in counties, allowing these students to gain valuable work experience while learning about local government operations.  More than 100 paid spring and summer internships currently are available through this program in locations throughout the state.  Interested students can view internship opportunities at: www.GeorgiaCountyInternships.org.

“In addition to developing a skilled workforce through practical internship experiences, the Georgia County Internship Program is promoting civic engagement.” said ACCG Executive Director Ross King. “We are not only connecting students with opportunities in county government; we’re connecting county government with tomorrow’s leaders.”

Last year, ACCG received a $250,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Labor to fund paid internships.  This grant has been extended to fund additional internship opportunities through June 30, 2011.  To date, the program has funded internships in 49 counties for 139 students.