Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The money will be used to buy iPads and fund scholarships.
The Johns Creek Foundation Board of Directors recently presented grant awards to both the Johns Creek Arts Center and the Northview High School PTSA. The Johns Creek Arts Center, a 501c3 community arts organization, was founded with the purpose of bringing arts to a culturally lacking area of north Fulton County and since 1996 the center has provided a wide selection of art and theatre classes, camps, workshops, and outreach programs. The JCF grant will be used to help expand the center’s outreach efforts to include a greater number of children from underserved populations by subsidizing the shadow program and funding scholarships for the Summer Art Camp. Northview High School, specifically the Language Arts Department, integrated iPad …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Nirav Ilango is part of Team USA and will travel to Japan during July.
Nirav Ilango, a sophomore at Chattahoochee High School and member of the CHS Academic Bowl Team, competed in the US Geography Olympiad held in Washington D.C during April 26-28 and placed fourth overall in the country (varsity division). Ilango earned a spot on the first ever Team USA that will compete in the International Geography Olympiad in Kyoto, Japan during July. He also placed second in the nation at the History Bee National Championship out of 160 participants (junior varsity). The school's Principal Tim C. Duncan recently shared his congratulations with Ilango.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Volunteers collect recyclable materials from each classroom.
The “Green Team” at Wilson Creek Elementary volunteers every Thursday morning before the school day begins to collect recyclable materials from each classroom. Ninety fourth and fifth grade students take turns each week rolling large recycling bins down the halls, visiting each classroom and office in the school to collect tons of paper, aluminum, cardboard, baggies, file folders, index cards, newspapers and magazines to be recycled. The “Green Team” is sponsored by Wilson Creek parents Kim Collins and Betsy Skalet, as well as fifth grade teacher Cindy Dumont. The school participates in a single stream recycling program which allows all recyclable materials to be collected in one container without the need to separate or sort in advance.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
School: Georgia College & State University
Several Johns Creek students made the spring 2013 Dean's List at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville recently. They include: Bryan Mays of Johns Creek. Joseph Owens of Johns Creek. Rebecca Rabideau of Johns Creek. Madeline Walters of Johns Creek. Lucas Cioffi of Johns Creek. Taylor Dukes of Johns Creek. Thomas Jones of Johns Creek. Kevin Schink of Johns Creek. Rachel Sullivan of Johns Creek. Luke Wagner of Johns Creek. Stevie Jacobson of Johns Creek. About Georgia College Georgia College, the state's designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, …
The students got a hands-on lesson in anatomy.
Students in Dolvin Elementary’s Science Club finished their last lab of the school year with an introduction into the subject of anatomy. With the support of Johns Creek High School seniors, Dolvin students dissected an amphibian known as the Bull Frog. The students viewed the interior of the mouth, cutting out the tongue, followed by a journey into the frog’s abdominal area. They identified major organs, how they worked and compared them to the human anatomy. Students were instructed by Abby May, the Northeast STEM Program Specialist, who also assisted with the coordination and planning of the lab. The fifth grade students enjoyed their time with the frog. A favorite dissection among students was cutting open the stomach to see if they …
The money will be used for learning in the classroom and for fun on the playground.
The Wilson Creek Elementary School Foundation Board of Directors recently presented Principal Andrea Cushing with a check for $25,000, to be used for learning in the classroom and for fun on the playground. The check represents proceeds from the WCES Foundation’s fall tennis tournament at St. Ives Country Club and the “Read and Run” check writing campaign. The funds will be used to purchase new books for the school’s level specific library and for new playground equipment. The Wilson Creek Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundation formed in 2008. Its mission is to enrich the educational experience of students; create an educationally stimulating and engaging environment for student learning; and enhance teacher and …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
School: Berry College
Along with 378 new alums, Kevin Elston of Johns Creek graduated from Berry College with a BS degree in Accounting, Finance, according to the school. The May 11 Spring Commencement featured speaker U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who provided words of inspiration for the graduates. Isakson has served the citizens of Georgia since 1974 in various public service positions including the Georgia Board of Education. He has also been both a congressman and a senator, and was named to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance earlier this year. Streaming video of the graduation ceremonies is available online. About Berry College Berry College is an independent, coeducational college recognized nationally for the quality and value of its educational …
Fulton County Board of Education President Linda Schultz is pleased with that budget that's been presented.
The Fulton County Board of Education tentatively approved a $1.17 billion total operating budget for the 2013-14 school year and Board President Linda Schultz believes it's a good thing. Superintendent Robert Avossa's budget reflects a .6 percent decrease from last year and no increase in millage property taxes. But it also includes a 3 percent salary increase for employees and a 10 percent increase in academic and athletic supplements, according to the information sent out by the school system. Fulton County Schools adopted a new budgeting approach this year that closely aligns funding needs with the district’s priorities, said a press release sent out by the system. The FY 2014 budget was developed using a process called “modified zero-…
Friday, May 17, 2013
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Students took the French National Exam "Le Grand Concours 2013."
Chattahoochee High School's French 2 Honors class was recently recognized by Principal Tim C. Duncan for the outstanding scores they received on the French National Exam "Le Grand Concours 2013." Two students, Ella Muir and Rodrigo Morote won 1st place nationally and received a Gold Medal. Five other students ranked 3rd place nationally, three other 4th place nationally and seventeen other ranked top 10 place nationally. Overall the entire class scored top 20 percent on this difficult and prestigious Foreign Language Exam.