School of Information Meeting
August 30, 2016
Brookwood Elementary School Media Center
1330 Hollybrook Road
Snellville, GA 30078
Please click on the flyer for more information.
Lot’s of changes are being made at the State Level for Reflections. If your school plans on participating in the Reflections program for 2016-2017, please ensure that a representative from your school attends training on:
Here are the 4 award categories for Area 1 Gwinnett County Council of PTAs.
Consider nominating individuals from your local unit. The completed award forms along with supporting documentations are due via email on/before Saturday, April 15, 2016, 7:00 pm EST.
Email complete submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted after the deadline.
Both Area 1 and Georgia PTA Award winners will be announced at the End of the Year PTA Awards & Appreciation Dinner on May 10, 2016 at Shiloh High School.
Should you have additional questions, let us know. We look forward to receiving your award submissions. Happy Writing!
We had a total of 13 awards given to Area 1 students at the Woodruff Arts Center yesterday. (Due to a typo on the program, Sebastian Soler of Crews and Lola Greer of Brookwood Elementary were accidentally left out on my initial report).
This is the most awards given to Area 1 in THREE YEARS!!! Yea!!! Thanks to ALL the Local Units for your hard work! Over 2000 Entries were judged in all categories. This is a huge accomplishment for these students. Here is the breakdown of Awards received.
3 First Places
8 Second Places
1 Third Place
1 Innovator Award
Brookwood Elementary School
Innovator Award 2D/3D Entry Lola Greer
Brookwood High School
First Place Claire Ofotokun
Second Place Damara Sochacki
Centerville Elementary School
First Place Braxton Holden
Crews Middle School
Second Place Sebastian Soler
First Place Safeer Mithani
Gwin Oaks Elementary School
Second Place Kiley Sena
Third Place Talaya Thomas
Mountain Park Elementary School
Second Place Jocelyn Giles
Parkview High School
Second Place Jordan Swainson
Shiloh Middle School
Second Place Hylaire Dessalines
Trickum Middle School
Second Place Elizabeth Wilson
Second Place Crystal Phan
Please join us for some fun on March 12th at Brookwood High School! Click on the flyer below.
The following students have placed at State! Eleven in all. We still do not know their final placement. That will be revealed at the exhibition.
The exhibition will be held at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. All are welcome to view the wonderful works of art. The art exhibit is:
1:30pm – 6:15pm on March 6th, 2016.
I’m so proud of these students. Please congratulate them on a job well done!
Jocelyn Giles, 1st Grade, Mountain Park ES
Claire Ofotokun, 12th Grade, Brookwood HS
Kiley Sena, 5th Grade, Gwin Oaks ES
Zoe Elizabeth Wilson, 6th Grade, Trickum MS
Safeer Mithani, 6th Grade, Crews MS
Crystal Phan, 8th Grade, Trickum MS
Talaya Kay Thomas, 5th Grade, Gwin Oaks ES
Braxton Holden, 5th Grade, Centerville ES
Damara Sochacki, 9th Grade, Brookwood HS
Jordan Aria Swainson, 12th Grade, Parkview HS
HylaireDessaines, Shiloh MS
Area 1 Gwinnett County Council of PTAs plans to award 5 scholarships for 2015-2016, one for each cluster high school in good standing. Each scholarship will be $500. Area 1 Gwinnett County Council of PTAs Scholarships’ assist students who are targeted to successfully complete high school in 2016 and interested in furthering their education in an accredited college or university or a career-ready program (ex. medical technician, nursing program, dental assistant, electrician, etc.); to prepare themselves for careers of their choice with the goal of having these individuals maintain their support and commitment to the advancement of education. This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship. The scholarships are funded solely through local unit PTA dues and contributions.
Due date is April 15, 2016. For more information and an application, please click here.
I am so proud of all the students in Area 1! We have some very strong pieces advancing to State. I have created a flickr account to include Visual Arts and Photography entries that advanced to state. You can access the albums here. Be sure to share this link with family and friends!!!
The State Exhibition will be held on March 6, 2016 at the High Museum in Downtown Atlanta.
Invitations will be sent out to winners sometime around February. The invitation will not tell the student what placement they received, only that they did place. At State, only divisional winners advance to Nationals. However, each GRADE LEVEL will receive a first, second, and third place. It is up to the judges to determine, out of the GRADE LEVELS that make up the division, who the overall winner is advancing to Nationals. So if your student wins first place, that does not necessarily mean they are advancing to Nationals. The divisions are:
High School (9-12)