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Town hall meetings set for Fulton charter system model

Town hall meetings set for Fulton charter system model

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County School System will hold three meetings in early October to update parents and residents about the charter system process.

Each meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the school's auditorium or cafeteria.

North Fulton
Monday, Oct. 3
Milton Center (86 School Drive, Alpharetta)

Central Fulton
Wednesday, Oct. 5
Lake Forest Elementary (5920 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs)

South Fulton
Thursday, Oct. 6
Westlake High (2400 Union Road SW, Atlanta)

At last week's school board work session, Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa shared three main themes for how the proposed charter system would improve student achievement: people, curriculum, finances.

"Fulton held a series of community meetings last year and these were the resounding themes that were heard from parents and staff," Avossa said at the work session.

Georgia schools recognized for library media programs

Georgia schools recognized for library media programs

ATLANTA -- A number of Georgia elementary, middle and high schools were recognized for their Library Media Programs.

State School Superintendent Dr.

Creekview High among schools that 'rock' for MDA

Creekview High among schools that 'rock' for MDA

CANTON, Ga. -- More than 60 schools participated in this year's School ShamROCKS Program sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Together, these schools raised over $34,000 to fight muscular dystrophy.

Creekview High School in Canton was this year's big winner, raising $2,000 for MDA.

School board announces September community meetings

School board announces September 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 September:

District 1 (Linda Schultz)
Monday, Sept. 19 at 9:30 a.m.
Mountain Park Elementary School (11895 Mountain Park Road, Roswell)

District 2 (Katie Reeves)
Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Alpharetta Elementary School (192 Mayfield Road)

District 3 (Gail Dean)
Thursday, Sept. 15 at 9:30 a.m.
Lake Forest Elementary School (5920 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs)

District 4 (Linda Bryant)
Monday, Sept.

Fulton dominates SAT: score improvements, 6 schools in top 20

Fulton dominates SAT: score improvements, 6 schools in top 20

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Once again, the Fulton County School System has more schools with high SAT performance than any other district in Georgia.

Six North Fulton schools are among the 20 highest scoring schools in the state, and 11 schools countywide reported increased scores from 2010.

"It's exciting to see data that validates what we already know -- that Fulton County high schools are doing a good job preparing our students," said Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa. "Although tests don't give a complete picture of school success, SAT scores are a way we can measure ourselves against our state and national peers. This information helps us see that our students are doing as well as, if not better than, other students across the country."

Rankings are not officially released, but data still shows that six Fulton schools are at the top of the heap in SAT scores:

3. Northview High, Johns Creek -- 1751
6.

High school sports get a new 'beat'

High school sports get a new 'beat'

ATLANTA -- In just one week, Atlanta-area high school sports will get a new beat.

Beats Battle, the brainchild of atlanta.highschoolsports.net and Patchwerk Recording Studios, will give high school students the chance to use their talents to show pride in their schools and teams.

Each week Patchwerk will provide different beats on atlanta.highschoolsports.net. Students can download the beats, add lyrics that praise their favorite high school teams and upload their products to the Web.

Voters can visit atlanta.highschoolsports.net to select a weekly winner. At the end of the season, one grand prize winner will receive recording time in the legendary Patchwerk Studios.

Proposed AP French, German textbooks on display

Proposed AP French, German textbooks on display

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Parents are invited to come and review Advanced Placement textbooks being considered for future use in Fulton County high schools.

The College Board, which coordinates the AP program, is making changes to its French and German national exams, requiring new texts to be adopted.

Starting Thursday, Sept. 15, the books -- Face-à-face: Conversation et rédaction and Aspekte -- will be available for review and comment at two locations:

* Fulton County Schools Administrative Center (786 Cleveland Avenue SW, Atlanta/East Point)

* Milton Center/Independence High School media center (86 School Drive, Alpharetta)

Both books were vetted by a World Languages textbook screening committee last May; they also align to the new AP exams. They will be on display until Saturday, Oct.