Thursday, May 23, 2013
Commencement ceremonies start Thursday night for North Fulton's Class of 2013.
The time is upon us! Below are the Fulton County school system's graduation dates, times and locations for high schools in Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton and Johns Creek. 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
Fulton's graduation rate is 71.34 percent, while Georgia's average is 67.44 percent.
About 71 percent of Fulton County high school students graduated within four years in 2012, according to new figures the Georgia Department of Education released this week. But both Centennial High School and Roswell High School rate about 10 percent better when it comes to graduation. See how other Fulton County schools fared here or in the accompanying PDF.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Bringing all the buses to North Fulton at the end of the school year will crowd local roads.
Motorists on Ga 9, Maxwell and Hembree roads will be seeing a lot of yellow on Thursday afternoon, and it will disrupt traffic. Approximately 500 school buses will arrive in Alpharetta as the Fulton School System year comes to an end. Both Roswell and Alpharetta residents and motorists are advised to expect traffic delays along those three roads on Thursday afternoon between 3 and 6 p.m., said James Drinkard, Alpharetta's assistant city administrator. The school buses will be parked at the Fulton County School System’s North Transportation Facility at 410 South Main Street. Thursday is the final day of school for Fulton County public schools. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible, as the volume of traffic during these …
Connor Johnstone and Matt Meeder were chosen from among all metro area high school baseball players.
The top high school baseball players in metro Atlanta - including two from Roswell - will be honored at the Braves 400 Fan Club’s Annual High School All-Star Luncheon next week, according to a recent press release. Connor Johnstone and Matt Meeder will join 14 others for the prestigious event. The luncheon's guest speaker Frank Wren is the executive vice president and general manager of the Atlanta Braves. His insightful advice to the young athletes is always welcomed by the All-Star players and their parents. The 2013 All-Star Honorees are: Brandon Baker, Redan High School - coached by Marvin Pruitt Dylan Cease, Milton High School - coached by Joey Ray Clint Frazier, Loganville High School - coached by Jeff Segars Josh Hart, Parkview High…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The school will hold a graduation ceremony Friday, May 24.
The Cottage School will host graduation ceremonies for 18 seniors this week. This will be the school's 28th graduating class since the school's inception in 1985. Scheduled to speak at the ceremony are several graduating seniors including Girl Scout Gold Medal Recipient and future Savannah College of Art & Design freshman, Mariah Barnes, who will deliver the Invocation. The Cottage School’s Board of Directors President Bob Hagan will present the diplomas. This year’s graduating class includes 12 Hope Scholars, who will attend such schools as Andrew College, Brenau University, Georgia Gwinnett College, Queens University, Southern Polytechnic State University, University of South Carolina and Young Harris College. The ceremony will be held …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The girls still took runner up in the championship.
Fellowship Christian School came up a little short on Saturday, getting beat out 3-2 by Druid Hills' Paideia School during overtime in the 1A State Championships.
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 17, 2013
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The game will be played at Kennesaw State University's Fifth Third Stadium on May 18 at noon.
Fellowship Christian School's Lady Paladins have advanced to the 1A soccer state championship for the second year in a row. The game will be played at Kennesaw State University's Fifth Third Stadium on Saturday, May 18 at noon. Paladin fans are asked to wear navy blue for 'true blue fan day' as a show of support.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Kendrick Center for Life Impact was damaged when a small welding fire started in the roof.
Milton and Alpharetta firefighters remain at King's Ridge Christian School this afternoon, trying to extinguish what appears to be an accidental fire in one of two new buildings under construction. The fire started in the roof of the Kendrick Center for Life Impact, a 4,000-square-foot building located next to the new high school building. The call came in to the Alpharetta 911 Dispatch Center at 10:18 a.m., when a construction worker called to report the roof fire. Alpharetta and Milton firefighters responded and were on scene within minutes. When the fire crews arrived, "they observed heavy smoke and flames originating from a structure at the top of the roof and they began to battle the blaze," said George Gordon, spokesman for the …