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-…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Mimosa and Holcomb Bridge are two of the 12 schools involved in the Fulton County Schools project.
Two Roswell schools will now offer an alternative school breakfast, thanks to a more than $224,500 grant from the American Association of School Administrators to Fulton County Schools recently. The program will be implemented in 12 high-need schools throughout the system. Mimosa Elementary will offer "Breakfast in the Classroom," a program where students pick up a bagged breakfast from the cafeteria and take it to their classroom to eat before the school day begins. Holcomb Bridge Middle will offer "Grab-n-Go" breakfasts. This model allows students to pick up a bagged breakfast from the cafeteria or from portable kiosks located throughout the school. The main goal of both projects is to increase student access to a nutritious breakfast …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Forty-two Fulton students win first place at Georgia Educational Technology Fair.
Four students from Roswell schools recently won first place at the Georgia Educational Technology Fair in Macon. Students from Northwood Elementary, Fulton Sunshine Academy and Centennial 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 Baglodi Grades 5‐6 Cogburn Woods Elementary School Monisha …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Fulton School Board President Linda Schultz looks to strategic plan, charter system.
Saturday, March 23
March 18-22 was Georgia School Board Appreciation Week and it gave schools and the community an opportunity to reach out to their locally elected school board members. In Fulton County Schools, the school board was treated to special recognition events and given numerous handmade cards and gifts from our students, parents and staff. On behalf of the Fulton County School Board – thank you. Words cannot express our sincere appreciation of your thoughtfulness. Being a school board member is a challenging job with enormous responsibility, but it comes with many rewards. Serving you is our greatest gift. I’d be remiss if I didn’t share that this is a team effort. The Fulton County School Board closely works with Superintendent Robert Avossa and…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Linda Schultz will host March 19 meeting at Crabapple Crossing Elementary.
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 Schultz, Roswell's school board representative, will host her meeting Tuesday, March 19, at 9:30 a.m. at Crabapple Crossing Elementary 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
Friday, March 8, 2013
Centennial and Roswell high schools each receive AP teacher training grants.
Roswell and Centennial high schools have each recently received AP Teacher Training Grant awards. Centennial received $1,400, while Roswell received $800. 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, Chattahoochee, Johns Creek, Langston Hughes, North Springs, Northview, Riverwood and Westlake high schools also each received $1,400; while Creekside and Milton high schools each received $800. The grants come courtesy of the the Georgia Department of Education, which is giving the Fulton County …
Friday, March 1, 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 Roswell 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
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Centennial and Roswell high schools named 'AP Honor Schools.'
Thursday, February 21
More than half of Fulton County’s high schools – including Roswell and Centennial high schools – 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 Superintendent Robert Avossa. “Two of our…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The students will now move on to a district spelling bee at the end of the month.
Tuesday, February 12
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. 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 – Ananya Ghose, …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Competition will be March 21-23 at UGA.
Sunday, February 10
Students from Roswell 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 Roswell, students from Elkins Pointe and Holcomb Bridge middle schools and Centennial and Roswell high schools will advance to the state competition. In addition, a grand prize winner – Trisha Dalapati from Centennial High School – was selected to represent Fulton in the International Science and Engineering Fair, held in May. Her trip will be sponsored by the Fulton Education Foundation. The regional competition was open to students in middle …