Friday, April 12, 2013
The Fulton County Board of Education voted to terminate the public school's charter, and that decision is on appeal with the state school board.
Fulton Science Academy High School has asked the Georgia Board of Education to hold off in making a ruling on its charter termination appeal until it has a chance to find out if it can get a state charter instead. Rocco E. Testni of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, the law firm representing the school, sent a letter dated April 9 to the state board asking for the deferral. The Fulton County School System voted to terminate the public school's charter earlier this year, saying the school had the same lack of management and fiscal problems as Fulton Science Academy Middle School had before it lost its charter renewal bid. An audit report by a consultant for the school system said low enrollment contributed to the school’s inability to …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The elementary school's music department got help from parents, students and staff to present the program.
Wednesday, March 20
The Creek View Elementary School music department recently performed “Once Upon a Mattress” for parents and friends of the Creek View Community. Pictured here are two scenes from the play showing Creek View students singing and dancing. The costumes and set would not have been possible if not for the many volunteer hours from Creek View parents, students and staff. The play was a huge success and enjoyed by all, according to Fran Gerlich of the school's staff. Share your school's activities with your neighbors on Alpharetta-Milton Patch. Promote them in the Calendar of Events, and then post photos and news about what's going on in the announcements online.
Monday, January 14, 2013
The Milton school's educational foundation will hold the fundraising gala at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta.
Monday, January 14
Cogburn Woods Educational Foundation will host its first “Chinese New Year Auction” fundraising gala on Friday, Feb. 22. Proceeds will be used to enhance technology in Cogburn Woods Elementary School classrooms. The event will start at 6:30 pm at The Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway in Alpharetta, and is open to the public. Admission is $65 per person if paid before Feb. 1, and $75 per person after Feb. 1. Included in the admission price are a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner and the Chinese New Year Auction. The evening closes with a short live auction featuring sports memorabilia including an autographed 2011 World Series baseball, autographed football from Alabama coach Nick Saban and a signed football …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Superintendent Avossa addresses Fulton Schools safety in wake of the Connecticut shootings.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Dear Editor, The recent events in Connecticut have shaken us all, making us realize just how precious a young life is and how we have a great responsibility to protect it. This tragedy is a parent’s and an educator’s worst nightmare. While parents have always carefully dropped their children off at school or to the bus stop, they may now hesitate, taking one last moment to hug or kiss their child before they send him or her along the way. School employees are now more alert and aware of unusual people and sounds, and law enforcement officers and first responders are extra watchful in protecting those they serve. Though national headlines have alarmed us, we should be reminded that school violence of this magnitude is very rare. It’s …