Berkmar Middle takes delivery on 1,500 custom-made notebooks

Berkmar High School spiral-bound notebook with "Flying Elvis" logo on front cover

The contrast of the dark logo of the Patriot AKA “Flying Elvis” makes these notebooks pop.  If you’re interested in getting a free sample for your school or organization, please contact me at john@johnrobertconley.com or 678-386-4694.

We guarantee our product to be done right or we replace it at no charge to you.  Proudly made in the U.S.A.

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Takkle.com is Where You Can Find the Next Herschel Walker

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Photo by Malleus Brando on Flickr.com

Find out about all the top-ranked high school athletes on Takkle.com, not just football either.  Pretty cool site for all athletes, videos too.

Find Your Favorite Restaurant’s Inspection Grade Before You Head Out

Check out that eatery before you get sick again.  My wife insists on a 92 but I go for an 87 or higher since I figure my immune system needs a better workout.  East Metro Public Health puts out a report on their website.

Gwinnett County Public Schools

The Gwinnett County Schools Website has news and myriad resources.  An e-mail newsletter is available if you want it.  You may want to see what’s new with your local PTA.

The County makes Newcomer Information a priority too.  Did you know that the schools even provide a television channel with the schedule on the website.

National World War II Museum

I finished reading D-Day: June 6, 1944 – The Climactic Battle of World War II  by Stephen Ambrose.  My maternal Granddad participated in this event and was captured and lived as a prisoner-of-war in Holland for a while.  He would tell me a little bit about his time in the war and how he could still recall different events decades later.  I think we should remember what kind of sacrifice was made to keep our country free of socialism, fascism, communism, and the tyranny of the monarchy.  Our unique combination of freedom, responsibilities, and democratic capitalism that our republic exhibits deserves an honoring of our past, learning from our mistakes, and striving to improve an imperfect living experiment that should never lose the inherent rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

If you are interested, there is a company called Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours that you may want to examine.

It’s on my list to see, The National World War II Museum, in New Orleans.  They even have lesson plans for teachers and an entire section devoted to education. You can even try a virtual field trip or video on demand.

Georgia Home Education Association

We have been homeschooling our children for ten years.  If you have an interest, check out the Georgia Home Education Association, the ultimate resource for Georgia citizens seeking to have a Christian homeschool. 

They have articles and even a page devoted to colleges that some have found to be friendly towards homeschoolers.

Sometimes a homeschool parent can feel overwhelmed and could use encouragment or a new idea. This page links the the support groups for Gwinnett County. Here’s the Walton County support groups.  And the one for Barrow County.  And Jackson County.  And Hall County.  You can search for any county in Georgia too.

Find Something Fun or Educational to Do in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Economic Development has a cool website that gives ideas about what to do throughout the state all year round.  You can put in a town or zip code and search a few different ways.

Here’s an example: a full moon hike to the suspension bridge at Tallulah Gorge. You do have to register in advance.

State Parks and Historic Sites

Georgia is full of picturesque parks and historic sites.  Some of these might be of interest to you or your family.  Just click on the name of the site and you will be taken to the page for that particular place.  These web pages are well done and full of useful information.  Here’s Fort Yargo’s site, the closest to Gwinnett County.  Hard Labor Creek is not too far away either.

The state has even included a page of Georgia Performance Standards curriculum on Excel spreadsheets for touring each site.  You have to go to this page first.  Here’s more educational resources for making the most out of the sites.

It keeps getting better.  Here is the Events Calendar for the Parks and Sites.

Another fun place in Gwinnett to take your kids

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center has not been around too many years.  It is supposed to be neat and they even host birthday parties.