Thursday, May 23, 2013
Continuous Achievement levels will be shown on report cards and progress checklists.
Fulton County Schools is revamping its Continuous Achievement framework. The Continuous Achievement, a model unique to Fulton County Schools, enables students to be taught at their appropriate instructional level and allows for more acceleration opportunities. Continuous Achievement for mathematics is going back to its earlier roots of placement and reporting where students were reported as half-semesters using 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, etc. levels. For example, the Continuous Achievement level 2.1 would indicate that a student is working with materials and content for a typical second grade student at the beginning of the school year, while 2.2 would indicate that the student is working at the second semester level of second grade. Continuous …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
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 3, 2013
Dr. Robert Avossa recently stopped by to visit with the school's cooking club.
Autrey Mill Middle School’s Cooks’ Club had a guest chef in the kitchen this week when Superintendent of Fulton County Schools Dr. Robert Avossa stopped by to cook with the club. Avossa shared a family recipe for spaghetti and spicy fish sauce. As he prepared the dish, he also shared stories of his Italian heritage and infused the session with tips for cooking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The students prepared a salad bar and freshly squeezed vegetable/fruit juice to complement the spaghetti. As a testament to Avossa’s cooking, not a strand of spaghetti was left in the pot, say school leaders. Autrey Mill has sponsored the Cooks’ Club in conjunction with First Lady Obama’s incentive, Chefs Move to School, since 2010. The club meets …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The system recently received three major awards.
While the rest of the nation remembered Earth Day last week, Fulton County Schools had 28,170 extra reasons to celebrate. The school system was recognized for its efforts to become more green and efficient in its energy use when they were presented a $28,170 rebate check by Georgia Power for the installation of energy efficient equipment in two high schools, according to a recent press release. That recognition is on the heels of two major awards received this year by the school system for strategically managing and improving the energy efficiency of its entire building portfolio. The other recognitions included: “Fulton County Schools is committed to reducing its consumption of natural resources while offering quality educational programs…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The proposed $836.5 million budget reflects a .6 percent decrease from last year
Tuesday, April 23
At its recent April meeting, the Fulton County Board of Education took its first look at the school system’s general fund operating budget for the 2013-2014 school year. The $836.5 million budget proposed by Superintendent Robert Avossa reflects a .6% decrease from last year and no increase in millage property taxes, yet includes a 3 percent salary increase for employees and a 10 percent increase in academic and athletic supplements. Fulton County Schools adopted a new budgeting approach this year that closely aligns funding needs with the district’s priorities. The proposed FY2014 budget was developed using a process called “modified zero-based budgeting,” which requires that the budget be developed from the bottom up and based on …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Linda McCain will host April 18 meeting at River Trail Middle School in Johns Creek.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Forty-one students in Johns Creek schools will attend the summer program at Valdosta State.
Eighty-five Fulton County high school students, including 41 in Johns Creek schools, have been selected as finalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. Governor's Honors is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors that takes place at Valdosta State University. Chattahoochee, Johns Creek and Northview high students who earned a place in the program and their area of nomination include: Chattahoochee High School Andrew Bock French Nicholas Christiansen Architectural Design Ayan Das Spanish Manasa Kadiyala Mathematics Sujay Peramanu Mathematics Sunidhi Ramesh Communicative Arts Elizabeth (Ellie) Swiger Communicative Arts Spencer Weiser Social Studies Hannah Wingett Spanish Kelly Yuqi Xie …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Chattahoochee, Johns Creek and Northview high school orchestras have all received prestigious performance invites.
Once again, Fulton County has been recognized as one of the best places to live for music education, thanks to the Fulton County School System’s top quality music programs, according to a recent press release. As one of only two systems in the country to have been recognized each Fulton County Schools – have been recognized each of the 14 years the annual, national survey has been given. The “Best Communities for Music Education” list represents an annual snapshot of music education at its best and is based on a nationwide survey conducted earlier this year by the NAMM Foundation, a not-for-profit, international association that represents the musical instruments and products industry. Fulton County Schools’ music programs, under the …
North Fulton seniors will celebrate commencement ceremonies May 23-25.
The Fulton County School System has set the following graduation dates, times and locations for the district’s high schools, including those in Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton and Roswell: Alpharetta May 23 7:30 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cambridge May 24 7:30 p.m. Cambridge High School Gymnasium Centennial May 23 7:30 p.m. Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church Chattahoochee May 25 4 p.m. Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church Johns Creek May 23 7 p.m. North Point Community Church Milton May 23 8 p.m. Milton High School Stadium Northview May 23 8 p.m. Northview High School Stadium Roswell May 23 7:30 p.m. Roswell High School Stadium
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
School board members ask if 5-year projections for Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton and Roswell schools are too modest.
Fulton County Schools are projected to grow enrollment by nearly 5,500 students over the next five years with comparable growth among the North Fulton, Sandy Springs and South Fulton areas, the school district predicts. However, some school board members are asking if the projected growth in North Fulton is too modest. In North Fulton, which includes Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Roswell and Milton, an increase in new home closures has led the school system to project some growth in schools in the region. "In North Fulton County, the number of new home closures is on the rise," Yngrid Huff, executive director of the district’s Operational Planning department, told the school board. Comparing the second quarter of 2011 to the second quarter of …