Saturday, May 18, 2013
Fulton County Board of Education President Linda Schultz is pleased with that budget that's been presented.
The Fulton County Board of Education tentatively approved a $1.17 billion total operating budget for the 2013-14 school year and Board President Linda Schultz believes it is a good thing. Superintendent Robert Avossa's budget reflects a .6 percent decrease from last year and no increase in millage property taxes. But it also includes a 3 percent salary increase for employees and a 10 percent increase in academic and athletic supplements, according to the information sent out by the school system. Fulton County Schools adopted a new budgeting approach this year that closely aligns funding needs with the district’s priorities, said a press release sent out by the system. The FY 2014 budget was developed using a process called “modified zero-…
Friday, May 17, 2013
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Kendrick Center for Life Impact was damaged when a fire started in the roof.
UPDATE: The cause of the fire at King's Ridge Christian School's Kendrick Center for Life Impact was a construction worker was grinding on a piece of metal. Sparks from that work struck some foaming material and caught fire, said George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. Milton and Alpharetta firefighters remained at King's Ridge Christian School Thursday afternoon, trying to extinguish what appears to be an accidental fire in one of two new buildings under construction. The fire started in the roof of the Kendrick Center for Life Impact, a 4,000-square-foot building located next to the new high school building. The call came in to the Alpharetta 911 Dispatch Center at 10:18 a.m., when a construction worker …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The elementary school held a College and Career Week.
Creek View Elementary recently held a College and Career Week at school. Engineers, accountants, karate masters, dancers, an airline pilot and a chef were just some of the career fields visiting during out special week. .
Monday, May 13, 2013
The senior set a school record in the 1600 and placed second in two races.
Milton High School senior Annie Kelly shattered her personal record and a school record in the 1600 meter race in the Georgia High School Association State Meet by breaking the 5-minute barrier, going 4:59.10 for one of two runner-up finishes. Coach Andy Carr said Kelly concluded her illustrious career at Milton with a pair of runner-up finishes at the GHSA State Meet held in Albany on May 9-10. The 1600 saw Kelly contend for the win and lead numerous times during the race. Twenty-four hours later, Kelly was back to race the 3200 she again contended for the win through the race and recorded another runner-up finish with her 10:49.54, her second-fastest effort ever at Milton. Kelly’s double second place finishes scored 16 team points for …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Katie Reeves will hold a meeting Tuesday, May 14 at Northwestern Middle School.
Katie Reeves, who represents Alpharetta and Milton on the Fulton County Board of Education, will host a community meeting this week. The meeting provides an opportunity for direct contact with school board members, giving them a chance to listen to local issues and concerns, according to Fulton County Schools. Board members have set the following meeting dates for May 2013: Linda Schultz, District 1 May 15, 9:30 a.m. Hembree Springs Elementary School Katie Reeves, District 2 May 14, 9:30 a.m. Northwestern Middle School Gail Dean, District 3 May 15, 9:30 a.m. Ridgeview Charter School Linda Bryant, District 4 May 13, 6 p.m. Creekside High School Linda McCain, District 5 May 14, 9:30 a.m. Dolvin …
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Saturday, May 11, 2013
The students earned $2,500 cash scholarships funded by the National Merit Corporation.
Two Alpharetta and Milton area school seniors have been named 2013 National Merit Scholars. Katie J. Zheng and Dhara Patel from the Alpharetta and Milton area join eight other students from throughout Fulton County in being named scholars. Along with the prestigious National Merit Scholar distinction, the students earn $2,500 cash scholarships funded by the National Merit Corporation to use at the college or university of their choice. Students awarded with this round of scholarships include: Northview High School Throughout the spring, the National Merit Corporation announces winners of scholarships in several rounds determined by the source funding the awards. In late April, eight students were named finalists for scholarships funded by …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Eight Fulton seniors scored high in the PSAT and SAT, and were endorsed by their principals.
George Li was one of eight Fulton County Schools' seniors who have been awarded corporate-sponsored scholarships as part of the National Merit 2013 awards program. Approximately 1,000 students nationwide qualified for this award. Milton High George Li Chattahoochee High Frank R. Chen Johns Creek High Natalie R. Bhalla Jesse Huang Northview High School Victoria L. Francis Katherine Lin Swathi Rammohan Lily Zhang Corporations sponsored these scholarships, which designate awards: for finalists with career plans the sponsor wishes to encourage; for children of their employees; or for residents of a community where a company has operations. They may be renewable for four years of undergraduate study or be granted as one-time awards. Qualifying …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The weather couldn't keep enthusiastic Child Development Association supporters away from the favorite annual fundraiser, Saturday, May 4.
The Down Home Derby at In Your Dreams Farm in Alpharetta benefits Roswell's Child Development Association.