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Congratulations to Dr. Doug Doblar, 2018 TOTY!

Congratulations to Dr. Doug Doblar, 2018 TOTY!

An elementary math and science teacher who has a classroom at the school he once attended, Dr. Doug Doblar of Head Elementary School has been named the 2018 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY), and the 2018 Gwinnett County Elementary School Teacher of the Year.
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GCPS students advance to Young Georgia Authors state writing contest

We believe in our talented student writers! GCPS is sending 13 entries— one for each grade level, K-12—to the state’s Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing contest this spring. Student winners attend Benefield ES, Parsons ES, Puckett’s Mill ES, Rosebud ES, Couch MS, Dacula MS, Jones MS, Archer HS, Meadowcreek HS, and GIVE Center West. Learn more

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Congratulations Leg-O-Matics and BucketHeads!

Lilburn ES and Osborne MS teams earn 1st place honors at recent FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics competitions

March 16, 2018 / Permalink

     Lilburn Elementary School and Osborne Middle School earned 1st place honors at recent FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics competitions. The contests involve teams of children, ages 9 to 14, who design their own solution to current scientific problems, then build LEGO® robots that perform autonomous ‘missions.’ 

     On January 27, 2018, the Osborne Middle School BucketHeads won the State Championship at the Georgia Tech site. This is their second championship in three years. The team includes Alicia Ayala, Alexandria Burkingstock, Kathryn Clark, Nathan Clark, Noah Cunningham, Karson Hildreth, Ryleigh Jenkins, and Joseph Mobley

     On February 3, 2018, the Lilburn Elementary School Leg-O-Matics, Gianna Chambry, Michelle Diep, Jaden Ha, Mina Lee, Faith Mwangala, Lucas Niemi, Juan Ramos-Pena, Nevaeh Sullivan, Vinci Tu, and Shamira Villarreal-Gutierrez, won their first State Championship at the Georgia Gwinnett College competition. 

     Both teams will advance to represent GCPS and Georgia at the FLL World Championship in April in Houston, Texas. 

     FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. The not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21st century work-life skills.  

     FLL Robotics participation in Georgia is so great that the state actually holds two state competitions. Traditionally, each year one of those state competitions is allowed to send a representative or bid to one of the World Competitions (there are two World Competitions, one in St. Louis and a new venue in Houston to make space for all the countries and states to have representation). At the World Championship the teams will work with another country, making this truly an international event and experience for the students. It is much like the Robotics Olympics where students from around the world share research, ideas, and a passion for robotic engineering.




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