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Barnwell Elementary Takes Hunger Off the Table

Barnwell Elementary Takes Hunger Off the Table

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Students at Barnwell Elementary School in Johns Creek are working together to take the problem of hunger off the table in North Fulton County.

The school's annual food drive supports both the Barnwell community and North Fulton Community Charities.

Barnwell students collected a variety of food items -- everything from peanut butter to pancake mix -- bagged it up and brought it to school.

School Board Announces December Community Meetings

School Board Announces December 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 December:

District 1 (Linda Schultz)
Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Fulton Science Academy (1675 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, 30009)

District 2 (Katie Reeves)
Tuesday, Dec.

Autrey Mill Middle School Drama Club Wins Play Competition

Autrey Mill Middle School Drama Club Wins Play Competition

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The Drama Club at Autrey Mill Middle School has won the 2010 Kotler Memorial One Act State Competition for Middle School One Act Plays.

This is the second year in a row that Autrey Mill has taken home the top prize.

Under the direction of drama coach Amy Creamer, the students performed "Dragon of the Winds" by Carson Wright for the competition. "Dragon of the Winds" is based on a Japanese folk tale about two men who try to fool their village into thinking that a dragon will soon ascend from a nearby lake.

Autrey Mill Middle School is located at 4110 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, 30022.

Education Leaders at Town Hall Meeting: Community Linkages Key to Solving U.S. Education Crisis

Education Leaders at Town Hall Meeting: Community Linkages Key to Solving U.S. Education Crisis

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) in partnership with Participant Media today hosted a Town Hall meeting to further community engagement in the ongoing conversation about the educational issues highlighted in the critically-acclaimed documentary, WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN.”  Community partners with top local and national education, business and government leaders agreed that community linkages are critical to solving America’s education crisis.

“Partnering for Change: The Role of the Community in Improving Education for All Children,” included compelling clips from the film and a discussion focusing on the importance of community involvement in working to provide every child a great education.

Moderated by Southeast Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, Bill Nigut, the panel participants included; United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta President, Milton J.

Medlock Bridge Elementary Celebrates 20 Years

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Medlock Bridge Elementary School in Johns Creek celebrated its 20 years of excellence on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 18.

The celebration included a fantastic performance of "Gypsy in the Moonlight" by the student steel drum band and a choral performance of the brand new MBES school song, which was written by music teacher Craig Gendreau.

Among the special guest speakers were Dr. Cindy Loe, Superintendent of Fulton County Schools, and Mike Bodker, mayor of the City of Johns Creek. Honored guests also included many members of the Fulton County Schools community, Medlock Bridge parents and several MBES staff who have been with the school since it opened in 1990.

The first MBES student body transferred into the new school from temporary accommodations in portable classrooms at Dolvin Elementary School during the spring of 1991.

Wells Fargo Stagecoach Joins Founders Day Parade

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The legendary Wells Fargo stagecoach will bring a touch of the Old West to Johns Creek in the fourth annual Johns Creek Founders Day Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4.

The stagecoach, pulled by a four- to six-horse team, harkens back to the 1860s, when stagecoaches carried passengers, mail and valuables from town to town across the Western U.S. It is patterned after the original designed by carriage-builder J. Stephens Abbott and master wheelwright Lewis Downing in Concord, New Hampshire.

The Wells Fargo stagecoach joins the No.

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.