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Manning Oaks Elementary Students Stand Up for Friends

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Students at Manning Oaks Elementary School in Alpharetta are "Standing Up for Friends" to end bullying in their school.

Students and teachers at each grade level signed banners and pledged to have a bully-free school.

Before signing, each student recapped the steps involved to effectively stand up for friends:

1. Don't be a bully
2. Tell the bully to stop
3. Separate the bully from the person being bullied
4. Tell a trusted adult

This initiative followed on the workshop presented by Mike Dreiblatt, author of How to Stop Bullying and Social Aggression: Elementary Grade Lessons and Activities That Teach Empathy, Friendship, and Respect, which was held at Manning Oaks Elementary in October.

This year's National Bullying Awareness Week is Sunday, Nov. 14 through Saturday, Nov. 20.

Public Invited to Share Thoughts on Georgia Public Education

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Everyone who is interested in learning more about public education in Georgia, or in making suggestions that may help Georgia lead the nation in improving student achievement, now has the opportunity to speak directly with a Board of Education member.

On Monday, Nov. 29, Robert "Buzz" Law of the Sixth Congressional District will lead an open public hearing at Autrey Mill Middle School (4110 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, 30022) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Teachers, parents, students and concerned citizens are invited to take part in this important event. Those wishing to speak at the meeting are asked to sign in when they arrive.

For more information, contact Jackie Clarke Dodd either via email or at 404-657-7410.

School Board Announces November 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 November:

District 1 (Linda Schultz)
Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m.
Roswell North Elementary School (10525 Woodstock Road, Roswell, 30075)

District 2 (Katie Reeves)
Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Milton High School (13025 Birmingham Highway, Milton, 30004)
Principal Cliff Jones will present a State of the School address at 6:00 p.m.

District 3 (Gail Dean)
Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Hapeville Elementary School (3440 North Fulton Avenue, Hapeville, 30354)

District 4 (Linda Bryant)
Monday, Nov.

Alpharetta Students Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Front row (l-r): Trevor Chun, Bethany Graulich, Mallory Rosten, Bailey Panzeca
Back row (l-r): Zachary Ziegler, Ryan Perkins, Chris Sun, Ryan Gallagher

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Webb Bridge Middle School in Alpharetta recognized Red Ribbon Week with daily activities and special speakers who encouraged students to say no to drugs.

Students wore silly hats on Friday, Nov. 5 to celebrate the theme of "Hocus Pocus -- Drugs Aren't My Focus."

Officer Jennifer Howard (below) of the Alpharetta Police Department came in to give an informational drug presentation to the students.

Fulton County Honors Alpharetta Teachers of the Year

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Fulton County School System's top employees will be honored on Friday, Nov.

Alpharetta Student Recognized as Giver, Leader

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Isabelle Marsh, a junior at Alpharetta High School, has been chosen as one of 21st Century Leaders' "20 Under 20" for the Class of 2010.

The 20 Under 20 were honored at a special event at the Georgia Tech Student Center in late October.

Isabelle received the honor because of her commitment to youth services in Alpharetta through the GivingPoint organization. GivingPoint offers teens meaningful volunteer experiences that match their interests and provides them with innovative technology to track, verify and earn points for their service. Students can "cash in" their points for microgrants, which are donated to their favorite nonprofit groups.

21st Century Leaders is a leadership program for Georgia high school students, according to its Web site.

School Board Announces October Community Meetings

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

These 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 October of 2010:

District 1 (Linda Schultz)
Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m.
Mimosa Elementary School (1550 Warsaw Road, Roswell, 30076)

District 2 (Katie Reeves)
Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m.
Manning Oaks Elementary School (405 Cumming Street, Alpharetta, 30004)

District 3 (Gail Dean)
Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m.
North Springs Charter High School (7447 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 30328)

District 4 (Linda Bryant)
Monday, Oct.