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Gwinnett students receive $21K gift from Nordson Corporation Foundation

Gwinnett students receive $21K gift from Nordson Corporation Foundation

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett County school system) 

Students enrolled in the engineering program at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) soon will have a new instructional tool thanks to a generous gift from Nordson Corporation Foundation. The long-time supporter of the system’s start-up charter school has presented the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund, Inc., with a donation for $21,000.

This gift will allow GSMST to purchase a new instructional tool--- a programmable personal fabricator. A personal fabricator is a computer-controlled tool that produces three-dimensional products by adding, removing, and assembling atoms, and can produce anything -- including itself.

Equipment of this caliber is typically found in a FAB LAB (Fabricator Laboratory) on the campus of elite engineering universities.

Coach K In Town Checking Out Miller Grove Star Center.

Coach K In Town Checking Out Miller Grove Star Center.

   At 6'9 and 274-pounds, Miller Grove High School's Tony Parker would be a stand-out even if he wasn't a stand-out.

   Just a junior, he's currently Number 15 among ESPN's top basketball recruits for 2012.

   "He plays an up-tempo style game now," said Miller Grove Coach Sharman White.  "He plays like he's on a college level now.  He still has a lot to learn but can do some of things that can contribute to a college program right away."

Duke's Coach "K" to personally scout a Miller Grove HighSchool Player tonight

Duke's Coach "K" to personally scout a Miller Grove HighSchool Player tonight

Lithonia, GA-- According to the buzz amongst different well known blogs, Coach "K" of Duke University has come into town today to see one of the most highly rated players in the nation play versus Douglass High.

Tony Parker is a 6-foot-9, 275 pound Junior from Miller Grove High School, and has already received more than 40 scholarship offers.

It is not everyday that a coach from such a college basketball powerhouse like Duke, goes to personally scout young players like Parker. 

Parker who is being approached by every nearly every school in the country, including Georgia Tech, has said that he does not have a favorite team but is excited that the Duke coach is coming to see the game.

Tony Parker averages 19.5 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots per game. His team Miller Grove has recently beaten the #1 ranked team in the country, Milton High (also from Greater Atlanta), in a surprising victory.

Dekalb Parents... Special Meeting for You to Meet your State Senators and Representatives

Atlanta, GA--  The DeKalb County Council of PTA's has organized a special event that will allow parents in Dekalb County to come and partake in a forum with their State Senators and Representatives.

Parents will get the latest information that affects their children and their schools, and will have the opportunity to bring up many of the other educational issues they may care about.

When: November 18,2010 at 7:00pm

Dekalb Board of Education 1701 mountain Industrial Blvd., Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Call Ruth Primm for additional information 404-219-4985

Disney and Steve Harvey are Looking for 100 High School Students...4Days left to Apply!!!

Atlanta, GA--  Steve Harvey is looking for 100 high school students to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will open their minds, change their lives and help them shine their brightest. There is only 4 more days to Apply!!! (Oct.31st Deadline) Atlanta is known for always being represented in the group of 100, so let's do it again and get our applications in!

This year Essence magazine joins forces with Steve Harvey to make Disney’s Dreamers Academy the biggest, brightest and most mind-blowing event yet! The selected attendees will be encouraged to pursue their dreams by highly successful Disney mentors, celebrities, innovators and creators. They will work side-by-side and hand-in-hand with entertainers, culinary artists, financial wizards and magic makers – all have stories to tell and learning experiences to share.

Salem Middle School Students Commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Today at 7:30 p.m., Salem Middle School students in DeKalb County will hold a candlelight vigil and dedication ceremony in honor of a 12-year paraprofessional at Salem who passed away from breast cancer on July 4, 2010.

Students will take part in this demonstration to commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Salem Middle School teachers, students and parents, as well as members of the paraprofessional’s family (including her daughter, who attends Salem Middle School) will dedicate a memorial bench on the school grounds in her honor as part of the ceremony.

The candlelight vigil and dedication will take place Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Salem Middle School, 5333 Salem Road, Lithonia, Ga., 30058.


Atlanta, GA--  The DeKalb Board of Education will hold the following meetings on Friday, October 22, 2010:

9:00am      Called Meeting to adjourn to executive session to discuss legal matters

           DCSS Administrative & Instructional Complex, Cabinet Room.                1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain


10:30am     Called Meeting

            DCSS Administrative & Instructional Complex, Board Room.                1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain

Meeting information can be accessed online by going to: www.dekalb.k12.ga.us, click on