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Fears of COVID are keeping school buildings shuttered, but members of the Fulton County School Board have found ways to support their schools and the community during the crisis. While they continue working to keep the school district moving forward, North Fulton representatives are also volunteering to deliver meals, fundraising to support front line responders and making medical supplies. 

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FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — The Fulton County School Board addressed an array of issues, from enrollment forecasts to other aspects of life under COVID disruption, at its monthly meeting April 16. 

NORTH METRO ATLANTA — Several local high school theatre groups have been nominated for Shuler Awards which honor the best musical productions and performances in the state through the academic year. The troupes at Chattahoochee, Denmark, Milton and Johns Creek high schools have been nominate…

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ATLANTA — The Fulton County Board of Education granted Superintendent Mike Looney unprecedented powers to make decisions for the next two months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fulton school buildings closed in mid-March and are not expected to re-open until summer.

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NORTH METRO ATLANTA — Local childcare facilities are feeling the crunch as thousands of parents are now working remotely and opting to keep their kids at home during the coronavirus pandemic. With enrollment numbers in freefall and safety concerns for teachers, kids and their families, many …

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Given the extended closure of schools across Georgia and possibility of food scarcity, Forsyth County Schools has developed three options for student and family meals. 

NORTH FULTON, Ga. — The GHSA will not consider resuming the halted spring sports season until schools are back in session, a spokesman for the organization said. With the statewide closure of all public and private schools, high school sports are suspended until at least March 31.

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NORTH FULTON, Ga. — Local schools are trying to send a clear message — while schools are shut down due to COVID-19, the entire campus is closed, and everyone should continue to practice social distancing.

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Amid the spread of COVID-19, Milton High School and all Fulton County Schools will remain closed until further notice. A sign posted at City Hall on March 16 urged residents to not enter the building if they are suffering symptoms related to the new coronavirus. The city has since released a statement that non-employees would not be permitted in City Hall, police headquarters or fire stations. The city has cancelled events and meetings throughout the rest of the month. 

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The school year may have effectively ended for nearly 94,000 students in the Fulton County School System with the decision to shutter schools until further notice because of fears over the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Public schools in Forsyth County have been closed in response to efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. School officials held a professional learning day for teachers and administrators Friday, and students were allowed to retrieve items for study that same day.

The Johns Creek High School Reading Bowl team came in first place at the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl regional competition Feb. 8 at Clayton State University. Team members at the meet were, front row from left: Catherine Buntin, Charlotte Hyun, Harshita Nagula, Grace Chen; and back row, from le…

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A local nonprofit dedicated to empowering young people honored some of its most outstanding volunteers March 3 in front of a crowd of about 200. 

ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell High School was recently named a "Schools: Partners for the Future" (PASCH) school, one of just a few schools across Georgia with German language programs and the ability to administer the official German language certificate DSD1 exam in public high schools.

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A bill to cap the accumulation of free college credits by high school students is fast-tracking its way through the Georgia Legislature and may be one of the first education bills to land on Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk this session.

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Last week, Cambridge students donated hundreds of hygiene kits to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for families facing an unexpected overnight stay at the hospital. The project was spearheaded by the school’s Future Businesses Leaders of America group.Read more, Page 10

 

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County School District announced that the annual “Kindergarten Roundup” will begin Monday, Jan. 13 to register incoming kindergarten students for the 2020-21 school year.