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Atlanta Falcons “Rise Up” at Buford High School

Atlanta Falcons “Rise Up” at Buford High School

Each year the Atlanta Falcons kick off their training season with an intrasquad scrimmage event called Friday Night Lights. Presented by KIA Motors, the 8th annual event took place on August 7th, 2015 at Buford High School’s Tom Riden Stadium. The free, family-friendly event, followed by autograph sessions and a fireworks show, is just one

A New Hope

Tomorrow’s Hope Montessori School creates a safe environment for students to excel in Suwanee BY: Mackenzie Stephenson After years of preparation, planning, construction and anticipation: Suwanee’s newest school, Tomorrow’s Hope Montessori on Peachtree Industrial, is now open! With programs for children from infancy through age 6, Tomorrow’s Hope Montessori focuses on developing a natural curiosity

Defeat Is Sweet: Riverside Elementary Comes Together to Fight Cancer

Riverside Elementary Raises over $27,000 for Relay for Life BY: Angela Veugeler Friday, April 3rd was a memorable day for Suwanee’s Riverside Elementary school students and staff. They spent the two weeks prior raising funds and preparing for a mini Relay for Life to honor friends and family that have fought or are currently fighting cancer, and benefit the American Cancer Society. 3rd

Students Create Custom Art for a Cause

8th Annual Relay For Life Art Auction at North Gwinnett High School BY: Debi West; NGHS Visual Art Department Chair North Gwinnett High School has been hosting its annual Relay for Life Art Auction since 2008, and each year we have enjoyed watching it grow into one of the largest Relay for Life events at

Celebrity Server Night

Local Athletes go head-to-head in a battle for North Gwinnett Co-op BY: Michelle Fasig On March 30th, football players and cheerleaders from Lanier, North Gwinnett and Buford High Schools got the rare opportunity to compete against each other off the playing field – and all for the benefit of local nonprofit, North Gwinnett Cooperative. Partnering

Rosemary Benavides Williams Student Arts Scholarship

North Gwinnett Arts Association offers college arts scholarships BY: Brandy Posey The deadline is approaching: May 1, 2015. High School seniors that plan to major in the field of visual arts, such as: painting, drawing, sketching, sculpture, art education or other creative fields are eligible to apply for The North Gwinnett Arts Association (NGAA) Rosemary

Stepping Stone Montessori School

Suwanee School Instills Passion for Lifelong Learning  BY: Aoife Healy Upon arriving at Stepping Stone Montessori School (SSMS), a cheerful looking building surrounded by flowerpots and a white picket fence, you are greeted with a powerful statement that is sure to stop you in your tracks. Painted upon the wall in the front entrance are these


Peachtree Ridge Senior wins prestigious TAG Award for website aimed at ending hunger in our community By: Aoife Healy Peachtree Ridge Senior, Jack Griffin has created a website called FoodFinder for food insecure kids in the Gwinnett area. FoodFinder is a non- profit that leverages a mobile-native website that aggregates food resources. The website is designed

The Chosen Ones

North Gwinnett Middle School Percussion Ensemble invited to perform at the 24th Annual Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana BY: Rachel Fasig When North Gwinnett Middle School Band Director, Travis Downs, received a personal letter from Music for All, one of the most prestigious and influential organizations in Music Education, he knew something big was

Suwanee Youth Leaders bring food and fun to Town Center Park

BY: Rachel Fasig Many Suwanee residents have come to anticipate the first Friday of each month as “Food Truck Friday” in Town Center Park. With live music on stage and Atlanta’s best food trucks lining the street, it has been known to draw a crowd, but none quite as large as the crowd seen on Friday, August 1st.

Shadowbrook Baptist Weekday School

“Love, Laugh, Teach” BY: Angela Veugeler, Executive Editor It’s Monday morning and we pull into the carpool line at Shadowbrook Baptist Weekday School. After getting up at 5am to get ready for work and get our 3 kids ready for school, I’m thinking of our staff meeting and all of the things that I have to get done that

Is your child ready for the College Admissions Process?

Part I: Standardized Testing BY: Shereem Herndon-Brown, Director of Strategic Admissions Ad If you went to college, you probably took the SAT. Remember that test? The one where you sat for three hours on a Saturday morning with the number two pencil? Do you recall having to fill in the bubbles on the answer sheet?

Tips to Beat Summertime Regression

Web Exclusive: Provided by: Cumming Huntington Learning Center Summer vacation is a welcome reprieve from the busy days of the school year, but for many parents, it can bring up concerns about their children losing skills and falling behind. Luckily, there are a number of things parents can do to help students retain knowledge while

Crimson Academy Preparatory School

What is Crimson Academy Preparatory and how did it come to be? Lenise Williams, a native of New Orleans and mother of two amazing boys ages 8 and 5, relocated to Georgia in August 2011. Since relocating, Williams said she now has a genuine feeling of being “home” in Georgia. Williams is also an attorney,

City Buzz

Caboose Lighting Santa ushered in the holiday season with music, hot chocolate, and wish lists on Nov. 30 at Suwanee’s annual Caboose Lighting and Holiday Festival. Choral groups from Level Creek, Riverside, Roberts, and Suwanee elementary schools welcomed Santa with performances of holiday carols as Santa arrived aboard his tractor-pulled sleigh. Santa greeted and listened

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