Sunday, March 17, 2013
Linda McCain will host March 18 meeting at Johns Creek High School.
Every month, each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a meeting open to the entire community, enabling board members to listen directly to local concerns. Linda McCain, Johns Creek's school board representative, will host her meeting Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at Johns Creek High School. Meeting times in North Fulton include: Katie Reeves, District 2 March 18, 7 p.m. Milton High School Linda McCain, District 5 March 18, 7 p.m. Johns Creek High School Linda Schultz, District 1 March 19, 9:30 a.m. Crabapple Crossing Elementary School Julia Bernath, District 7 March 19, 7 p.m. North Springs Charter High School
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Chattahoochee, Johns Creek and Northview each receive $1,400 in AP teacher training grants.
Johns Creek's three high schools — Chattahoochee, Johns Creek and Northview — have each recently received $1,400 in AP Teacher Training Grant awards. The schools were among 14 in Fulton to receive almost $18,000 overall, according to a press release from Fulton County Schools, for the training at 2013 Advanced Placement Summer Institutes, which provide teachers with the support needed to teach the courses. Alpharetta, Banneker, Cambridge, Centennial, Langston Hughes, North Springs, Riverwood and Westlake high schools also each received $1,400; while Creekside, Milton and Roswell high schools each received $800. The grants come courtesy of the the Georgia Department of Education, which is giving the Fulton County School System overall more …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Cuts would affect federal funds in next year's budget.
With federal budget cuts likely taking place today, the Fulton County School Board is anticipating cuts in funds it would receive next year, but will see no impact in the immediate future. "Fulton County Schools will see no financial impact right now, but anticipates a change in some federal funding received for next school year (if sequestration does occur)," said Susan Hale, Fulton Schools spokesperson. "This has been anticipated and any proposed cuts to personnel or services funded by federal funding will be considered during the FY2014 budget planning process." The school board will adopt the next budget in June. In this year's budget, it received $663,779 in federal funds for its general fund, which was a 23 percent reduction from the…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Enrollment is handled by lottery system.
Interested in enrolling your child in Pre-K? Some 1,678 spaces are available at 42 Fulton elementary schools, including schools in Johns Creek and North Fulton. Enrollment is handled by a lottery. Parents can visit the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning’s web site for information on privately funded pre-kindergarten programs. Pre-registration dates for Pre-K in North Fulton schools are below. Visit www.fultonschools.org for more information. Shakerag State Bridge Crossing April 8 - May 1 March 18-29
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Fulton Schools' Robert Avossa says state standards too low.
State educational standards are too low, Fulton Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa told an audience gathered for the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon this week. "We need a wake up call," he said, adding that he has "very little faith" in Georgia's assessment tactics, which are sometimes driven by politics. See accompanying video for what Avossa has to say about how SPLOST IV, the 1 percent sales tax approved by voters in 2012, is helping Fulton schools. He said he has spoken to parents whose children make good grades and score well on state tests but then are surprised when their children score low on the SATs. Avossa pointed to Fulton Schools' strategic plan launched late last year. The plan's goals are to raise SAT …
Johns Creek's three high schools named 'AP Honor Schools.'
Wednesday, February 20
More than half of Fulton County’s high schools – including Chattahoochee, Johns Creek and Northview high schools in Johns Creek – have been named “AP Honor Schools” and leaders in offering students the most challenging curricula available. The College Board, the organization in charge of Advanced Placement and the SAT, on Wednesday named 13 Fulton high schools to its annual list of high-performing high schools. The 2013 awards are based on the Class of 2012’s testing results and are grouped into five categories: AP Merit Schools, AP STEM Schools, AP STEM Achievement Schools, AP Challenge Schools, and AP Access and Support Schools. “Having such a high number of schools named AP Honor Schools is extraordinary,” said Fulton Schools …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Linda McCain will host meeting Feb. 19 at Findley Oaks.
Monday, February 18
Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a monthly meeting open to all members of the community. The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members a chance to listen to local issues and concerns. Linda McCain, Johns Creek's representative, will host her meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Findley Oaks Elementary School. Board members have set the following meeting dates for February 2013: Linda Schultz, District 1 Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m. Mimosa Elementary School Katie Reeves, District 2 Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m. Lake Windward Elementary School Linda Bryant, District 4 Feb. 19, 6 p.m. Liberty Point Elementary School Linda McCain, District 5 Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m. Findley …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Applications are available.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Competition will be March 21-23 at UGA.
Thursday, February 7
Students from six Johns Creek schools will advance to the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in March after earning first place titles at the regional competition. More than 235 students overall recently displayed their exhibits at the 2013 Fulton County Schools Regional Science and Engineering Fair. In Johns Creek, students from Autrey Mill, River Trail and Taylor Road middle schools and Chattahoochee, Johns Creek and Northview high schools will advance to the state competition. The regional competition was open to students in middle school and high school whose research projects were deemed exemplary at their school fair. After earning first place at the county competition, 48 Fulton projects now advance to the Georgia Science and …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The students will now move on to a district spelling bee at the end of the month.
Wednesday, February 6
Nearly 70 students in grades 4-8 represented their schools in several competitive rounds during the 2013 Fulton County Schools spelling bee held Feb. 2 at Ison Springs Elementary School. Alina Baiju from Hopewell Middle School was crowned the winner after she edged out tough competitor Sean O’Neal from Findley Oaks Elementary School in Johns Creek. She had to correctly spell "belligerent" to win the title. Baiju now advances to the district spelling bee on Feb. 23 along with the other top contestants: 1st Place – Alina Baiju, Hopewell Middle School 2nd Place – Sean O’Neal, Findley Oaks Elementary School 3rd Place – Yumin Shivdasani, Wilson Creek Elementary School 4th Place – Emmanuelle LaMarche, Hillside Elementary School 5th Place – …