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New Prospect Carnival to Benefit PTA

ALPHARETTA, GA -- The New Prospect Carnival, New Prospect Elementary School's most fun fundraiser, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25. All proceeds go toward the school PTA.

The fun will last from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Come out to enjoy classic carnival rides and games, including a dunk tank, giant slide and cake walk. The art pavilion will host a number of creative activities like sand art, face painting and free temporary tattoos for the first 50 kids. Food will be available for purchase from Shane's BBQ, Z Pizza, Chick-fil-A and Kona Ice.

Individual tickets for games, rides and attractions will be 50¢ each. All-day wristbands, which provide unlimited admission to all of the activities, will be $20 for individuals or $50 for families.

New Prospect Elementary is located at 3055 Kimball Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 30022.

Fulton County Dominates SAT with Six Schools in Top 25

ATLANTA -- Fulton County's statewide dominance of the SAT continues this year, with more than a third of its high schools scoring within the top 25 in the state.

In addition, reports from the College Board show that Northview High School has the highest SAT score in Georgia among schools with large numbers of test-takers.

* Northview High School, Duluth -- 1728 (no. 3)
* Alpharetta High School -- 1719 (no. 5)
* Chattahoochee High School, Alpharetta -- 1687 (no. 9)
* Milton High School -- 1650 (no. 17)
* Riverwood International Charter School, Sandy Springs -- 1640 (no. 18)
* Roswell High School -- 1627 (no. 21)

While Northview technically ranks third in the state, the two higher-scoring schools had only seven and 20 students, respectively, taking the test.

Meet the Manning Oaks Elementary Green Team

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Over 50 students from Manning Oaks Elementary School in Alpharetta are doing their part to save the earth through the new Manning Oaks Elementary Green Team.

Under the direction of fifth grade teacher Melissa Decker and special education instructor Kristen Waychowsky, MOE students are learning about the benefits of recycling, both at school and at home. They practice sorting recyclables and converting certain items into new creations, such as turning a used milk jug into a birdfeeder.

Manning Oaks parents are encouraged to bring their recyclable items, such as Capri Sun pouches and ink cartridges, to the school for recycling.

The Green Team is part of an ongoing effort to educate and encourage families to improve the planet by going green.

Fulton County School Among Blue Ribbon Winners

ATLANTA, GA -- Six Georgia public schools were named 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools today.

"These six schools are outstanding examples of how high expectations and hard work can lead to outstanding student achievement," said State Superintendent of Schools Brad Bryant. "These schools show that, regardless of a school's size, geography or demographics, all students can achieve at high levels."

The No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools award distinguishes and honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap.