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School Board Announces February Community Meetings

School Board Announces February Community Meetings

FULTON COUNTY, GA -- Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a monthly meeting open to all members of the community.

The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members a chance to listen to local issues and concerns.

Board members have set the following meeting dates for February:

District 1 (Linda Schultz)
Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 9:30 a.m.
Sweet Apple Elementary School (12025 Etris Road, Roswell, 30075)

District 2 (Katie Reeves)
Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Alpharetta High School (3595 Webb Bridge Road, 30005)

District 3 (Gail Dean)
Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 9:30 a.m.
High Point Elementary School (520 Greenland Road NE, Sandy Springs, 30342)

District 4 (Linda Bryant)
Tuesday, Feb.

12 Fulton High Schools Honored for AP Achievement

12 Fulton High Schools Honored for AP Achievement

FULTON COUNTY, GA -- More than half of Fulton County's high schools can proudly proclaim that they are "AP Honor Schools" and leaders in offering students the most challenging curricula available.

Nine of last year's award-winners made a repeat appearance on the 2011 list, while three newcomers -- Johns Creek High, Tri-Cities High and Westlake High -- are recognized for math and science achievement.

"It's wonderful to see that our list of AP Honor School is growing. We place a high value on Advanced Placement classes and the preparation they provide students," said Fulton County School Superintendent Cindy Loe.

Creek View Elementary Raises 'Coins for Canines'

Creek View Elementary Raises 'Coins for Canines'

ALPHARETTA, GA -- The students at Creek View Elementary School in Alpharetta recently participated in "Coins for Canines," a fundraiser that supports the Milton-based Canine Assistants.

Creek View is home to Paisley, a full-time therapy dog. In honor of Paisley's first year at the school, the Creek View community decided to give something big.

Throughout the week of Jan. 31, children brought coins to school every morning and placed the money in jars divided up by grade level. Participants were treated to daily visits from Canine Assistants puppies-in-training to keep the incentive high.

Ultimately, the students raised $3,001.44, all of which went straight to Canine Assistants.

Creek View's fifth graders contributed the most money, with $693.45 in their jars.

Redistricting Meetings Set for Bethany Bend High School

Redistricting Meetings Set for Bethany Bend High School

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Three community meetings are set to address the redistricting process for a new high school in northern Fulton County:

* Wednesday, Feb. 23
* Wednesday, Mar. 16
* Wednesday, Apr. 13

All three meetings will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Alpharetta High School (3595 Webb Bridge Road, 30005). Parents, staff and community members are invited to attend and give their input.

The high school will be constructed at the corner of Bethany Bend and Cogburn Road in Milton.

Webb Bridge Middle Student Wins Fulton Spelling Bee

Webb Bridge Middle Student Wins Fulton Spelling Bee

ROSWELL, GA -- The 2010-2011 Fulton County Spelling Bee was held on Thursday, Feb. 3 at Sweet Apple Elementary School in Roswell.

This year's top three are:

Third place: Emma Sweigart (Hillside Elementary, Roswell)
Second place: Karan Kaimal (Manning Oaks Elementary, Alpharetta)
First place: Ranjani Sundaresan (Webb Bridge Middle, Alpharetta)

Ranjani clinched her victory after spelling the word "conceited" correctly.

Community Feedback Needed for New Superintendent

Community Feedback Needed for New Superintendent

FULTON COUNTY, GA -- The Fulton County Board of Education has launched its search for a new leader following Superintendent Cindy Loe's announcement to retire at the end of the next school year.

In preparation for the search, the board is inviting the community to provide input on the knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes of an ideal superintendent candidate.

The brief survey is posted on the school system's Web site from now until the end of February.

The survey may also be taken here.

A superintendent finalist is expected to be announced in the spring.

Alpharetta Elementary Hosts Bowling for Brownies

Alpharetta Elementary Hosts Bowling for Brownies

ALPHARETTA, GA -- On Thursday, Jan. 20, Alpharetta Elementary School hosted a bowling event for a very special group of Girl Scouts.

Troop 10513, Alpharetta Elementary's special needs troop, enjoyed the opportunity to participate in "Bowling for Brownies," a fun team-building exercise created especially for them.

With assistance from parents and other scouts, the members of Troop 10513 rolled balls to knock down six plastic pins at the end of a bowling carpet.

Fifty Girl Scouts who attended the event also showed their community spirit by bringing mittens and gloves to donate to North Fulton Community Charities.