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Two Broad Prize Co-Winners!


Gwinnett County Public Schools, Georgia's largest school district, was named a co-winner of the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education, with Orange County Public Schools in Florida.  


"Both of these districts show that it's possible to make sharp, sustained progress with a large, diverse population," says Bruce Reed, president of The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, which sponsors the competition.


Mr. J. Alvin Wilbanks, chief executive officer and superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools attributes the district's success to effective educators. Gwinnett County has focused on leadership development and providing teachers with data, such as student achievement and attendance information to improve their instruction.


The districts will evenly split the $1 million prize - the largest award given in public education - and dole the money out as college scholarships for high school seniors.


Gwinnett County won the 2010 Broad Prize and was a finalist for the award in 2009.


Congratulations to GCPS! Great students... great teachers... great team! It's great to be a two-time winner!



PTSA - Reminder




"The world would be a better place if..."


Art Entry Categories:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Reward: $5 Chick-fil-A gift card / Certificate of Participation.


Entry Forms: Front Office (600 Building) 


Deadline: October 3, 2014.

Art Work with Entry Form.

Drop Off Location: Front Office (600 Building)

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The College and Career Center, "The Depot", houses a wealth of information concerning occupations and post-secondary choices. Mrs. Kathy Strickland is available to assist students and parents in their search for information:        
At the Depot, you will find information concerning colleges, technical schools, armed services, careers and financial aid.
Fine Arts

The National Art Honor Society at DHS is working with Habitat for Humanity - Restore to complete two doors for their "Doors to Homes and Hope" campaign. The doors will be auctioned off to raise funds for Habitat and will be displayed at Town Green Oct. 4 - Nov. 1.
This project is a wonderful way for our students to contribute to social issues through the medium of visual arts.