Forget Spring Fever, Dolvin Elementary second-graders have “chocolate fever.” Sutter Woods, Erica Wang and Katie Pan from Ms. Adcock’s class have the fever for reading. They are currently enjoying their latest novel study, “Chocolate Touch and Chocolate Fever.”
Johns Creek Schools
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Local schools ranked for academic rigor.
Johns Creek, Northview and Chattahoochee high schools have been designated among the most demanding public schools in the country and are featured in The Washington Post’s 2013 list of top U.S. high schools. The High School Challenge list, compiled and published by The Washington Post since 1998, ranks the nation’s most challenging high schools for academic rigor. From more than 22,000 high schools across the nation, the list spotlights more than 1,900 high schools, representing the top 9 percent of high schools based on total student participation in highly rigorous coursework and exams. Riverwood International Charter School had the highest ranking of Fulton’s high schools on the list, which is based on a formula devised by Washington …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Justin O. Bryant has each won $2,500 scholarship.
A Northview High School student is among five throughout the county who were recently named winners in the 49th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program, an academic competition for African-American high school students. Justin O. Bryant won a $2,500 cash prize - or an equivalent scholarship - from one of the 34 corporations underwriting the National Merit program. All of the qualifying students were identified through exceptionally high scores on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which they took as juniors. They also must have a record of high academic performance, be endorsed and recommended by their school principal and have earned SAT scores that confirm their earlier qualifying test performance. Here is the …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Linda McCain will host April 18 meeting at River Trail Middle School in Johns Creek.
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 Thursday, April 18, at 9:30 a.m. at River Trail Middle School. Meeting times in North Fulton include: Linda Schultz, District 1 April 17, 9:30 a.m. Teaching Museum North Katie Reeves, District 2 April 17, 9:30 a.m. Alpharetta High School Julia Bernath, District 7 April 17, 11:30 a.m. Northwood Elementary School Linda McCain, District 5 April 18, 9:30 a.m. River Trail Middle School
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
Principal Tim Duncan congratulates the Chattahoochee High School debate team on capturing the State Championship title on March 9 under the direction of Coach Garrett Abelkop. The CHS Debate Team was crowned 2013 State Debate Champions by the Georgia Forensic Coaches Association. Senior debaters Viveth Karthikeyan and Andrew Lockwood won the state championship, defeating Pace Academy in the final round to finish the tournament with an undefeated record. This is the Hooch Debate team’s eighth state championship.
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 …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Forty-two Fulton students win first place at Georgia Educational Technology Fair.
Thirteen students from Johns Creek schools recently won first place at the Georgia Educational Technology Fair in Macon. Students from State Bridge Crossing Elementary, Autrey Mill Middle, Taylor Road Middle, Chattahoochee High and Johns Creek High join 42 students and 31 projects from Fulton County overall who took first place honors. Sixty-four projects advanced from a Fulton-level fair to the state competition. According to Fulton County Schools, first place winners in the state competition include: 3D MODELING Andrew Wang Grades 5‐6 Fulton Sunshine Academy Apurva Nemala Grades 7‐8 Taylor Road Middle School Fethullah Kucuktas and Jackson Morgan Grades 11‐12 Fulton Science Academy High School ANIMATED GRAPHIC DESIGN Nishant …