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.


As I look forward to the next year, the word that comes to mind is “balance.” My three millennial children speak often of the importance of work/life balance as it relates to job choice. They are not alone; it is a common theme among this generation. 

The year 2019 has been a great year for Fulton County Schools, and particularly for the amazing students, teachers and community in North Fulton. It is an honor to represent District 5 where I remain focused on providing opportunities for all kids to succeed in their chosen pathways.  

There is nothing like the groundbreaking of a new building to put one in mind of the future and expectations of what is to come. Recently, construction ceremonies held for both the new Crabapple Middle School and the Innovation Academy helped set the stage for Fulton County Schools in 2020. …


MILTON, Ga. — King’s Ridge Christian School faculty, students and community members gathered at the campus Nov. 5 to cut the ribbon on the new expansion to its upper school. The wing includes three floors that will house classrooms, offices, conference and collaborative rooms and lockers for…

State School Superintendent Richards Woods, center, was among the many city, county and state dignitaries on hand Nov. 22 for the construction celebration of Innovation Academy in downtown Alpharetta. With construction nearing completion on the exterior of the building, the focus now turns t…

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Lucia Trevino, high school Spanish teacher and Foreign Language Department chair at Pinecrest Academy, has been named Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Independent School Association.

Bus drivers in the Fulton County School System will be among the highest paid in the metro area as the district tries to attract new drivers and slow the tide of those leaving for higher paying jobs.


Students in the Fulton County School System were among the last students to head back to school this year, but the later summer start on Aug. 12 provided little relief from scorching temperatures.

CUMMING, Ga. — Forsyth County Schools Assistant Director of Special Education Paul West will explain the special needs referral process in the public school system. The event, scheduled for Sept. 17, is titled “Understanding the Special Education Referral Process,” and is sponsored by Dyslex…

The doors to 106 school buildings across the Fulton County School System open this week for the nearly 93,500 students expected to enroll for the 2019-20 school year. The district still stands as the fourth largest in the state, behind only Gwinnett, Cobb and DeKalb county school systems.

Personnel changes from retirements, promotions and other factors last spring mean 17 of the district’s 106 schools will start the year under new leadership. In North Fulton, five schools will have new principals in place, all veterans of the Fulton County School System.


More than 50 recent graduates of area high schools were named National Merit Scholars for 2019, receiving scholarship funds to use for their college education. Fewer than 1 percent of graduating seniors across the nation received National Merit distinction.