Thursday, May 23, 2013
Continuous Achievement levels will be shown on report cards and progress checklists.
Fulton County Schools is revamping its Continuous Achievement model framework. The Continuous Achievement, a model unique to Fulton County, enables students to be taught at their appropriate instructional level and allows for more acceleration opportunities. Continuous Achievement for mathematics is going back to its earlier roots of placement and reporting where students were reported as half-semesters using 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, etc. levels. For example, the Continuous Achievement level 2.1 would indicate that a student is working with materials and content for a typical second grade student at the beginning of the school year, while 2.2 would indicate that the student is working at the second semester level of second grade. Continuous …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Forty-two Fulton students win first place at Georgia Educational Technology Fair.
Twenty-two students from Alpharetta and Milton schools recently won first place at the Georgia Educational Technology Fair in Macon. Students from Cogburn Woods Elementary, Crabapple Crossing Elementary, Northwestern Middle, Alpharetta High, Cambridge High and Fulton Science Academy High join 42 students and 31 projects from Fulton County overall who took first place honors. Sixty-four projects advanced from a Fulton-level fair to the state competition. According to Fulton County Schools, first place winners in the state competition include: 3D MODELING Andrew Wang Grades 5‐6 Fulton Sunshine Academy Apurva Nemala Grades 7‐8 Taylor Road Middle School Fethullah Kucuktas and Jackson Morgan Grades 11‐12 Fulton Science Academy High School…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Katie Reeves will host March 18 meeting at Milton High School.
Every month, each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a meeting open to the entire community, enabling board members to listen directly to local concerns. Katie Reeves, who represents Alpharetta and Milton on the school board, will host her meeting Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at Milton High School. Meeting times in North Fulton include: Katie Reeves, District 2 March 18, 7 p.m. Milton High School Linda McCain, District 5 March 18, 7 p.m. Johns Creek High School Linda Schultz, District 1 March 19, 9:30 a.m. Crabapple Crossing Elementary School Julia Bernath, District 7 March 19, 7 p.m. North Springs Charter High School
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Enrollment is handled by lottery system.
Interested in enrolling your child in Pre-K? Some 1,678 spaces are available at 42 Fulton elementary schools, including schools in Alpharetta and North Fulton. Enrollment is handled by a lottery. Parents can visit the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning’s web site for information on privately funded pre-kindergarten programs. Pre-registration dates for Pre-K in North Fulton schools are below. Visit www.fultonschools.org for more information. Shakerag State Bridge Crossing April 8 - May 1 March 18-29
Friday, March 1, 2013
Cuts would affect federal funds in next year's budget.
With federal budget cuts likely taking place today, the Fulton County School Board is anticipating cuts in funds it would receive next year, but will see no impact in the immediate future. "Fulton County Schools will see no financial impact right now, but anticipates a change in some federal funding received for next school year (if sequestration does occur)," said Susan Hale, Fulton Schools spokesperson. "This has been anticipated and any proposed cuts to personnel or services funded by federal funding will be considered during the FY2014 budget planning process." The school board will adopt the next budget in June. In this year's budget, it received $663,779 in federal funds for its general fund, which was a 23 percent reduction from the…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Fulton Schools' Robert Avossa says state standards too low.
State educational standards are too low, Fulton Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa told an audience gathered for the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon this week. "We need a wake up call," he said, adding that he has "very little faith" in Georgia's assessment tactics, which are sometimes driven by politics. See accompanying video for what Avossa has to say about how SPLOST IV, the 1 percent sales tax approved by voters in 2012, is helping Fulton schools. He said he has spoken to parents whose children make good grades and score well on state tests but then are surprised when their children score low on the SATs. Avossa pointed to Fulton Schools' strategic plan launched late last year. The plan's goals are to raise SAT …
High schools in Alpharetta and Milton named 'AP Honor Schools.'
Wednesday, February 20
More than half of Fulton County’s high schools – including Alpharetta and Milton high schools – have been named “AP Honor Schools” and leaders in offering students the most challenging curricula available. The College Board, the organization in charge of Advanced Placement and the SAT, on Wednesday named 13 Fulton high schools to its annual list of high-performing high schools. The 2013 awards are based on the Class of 2012’s testing results and are grouped into five categories: AP Merit Schools, AP STEM Schools, AP STEM Achievement Schools, AP Challenge Schools, and AP Access and Support Schools. “Having such a high number of schools named AP Honor Schools is extraordinary,” said Fulton Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa. “Two of our …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Competition will be March 21-23 at UGA.
Wednesday, February 6
Students from Alpharetta and Milton schools will advance to the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in March after earning first place titles at the regional competition. More than 235 students overall recently displayed their exhibits at the 2013 Fulton County Schools Regional Science and Engineering Fair. In Alpharetta, students from Haynes Bridge, Hopewell and Northwestern middle schools and Cambridge and Milton high schools will advance to the state competition. The regional competition was open to students in middle school and high school whose research projects were deemed exemplary at their school fair. After earning first place at the county competition, 48 Fulton projects now advance to the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair…
She will join other top students at a district spelling bee at the end of the month.
Wednesday, February 6
Nearly 70 students in grades 4-8 represented their schools in several competitive rounds during the 2013 Fulton County Schools spelling bee held Feb. 2 at Ison Springs Elementary School. Alina Baiju from Hopewell Middle School was crowned the winner after she edged out tough competitor Sean O’Neal from Findley Oaks Elementary School. She had to correctly spell ‘belligerent’ to win the title. Baiju now advances to the district spelling bee on Feb. 23 along with the other top contestants: 1st Place – Alina Baiju, Hopewell Middle School 2nd Place – Sean O’Neal, Findley Oaks Elementary School 3rd Place – Yumin Shivdasani, Wilson Creek Elementary School 4th Place – Emmanuelle LaMarche, Hillside Elementary School 5th Place – Ananya Ghose, …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Robert Avossa visited Manning Oaks fifth grade students to give them a personal lesson about coming to America from Italy.
Friday, February 1
Dr. Robert Avossa, superintendent of Fulton County Schools, visited Manning Oaks Elementary to talk to the 5th graders about his personal experience as an immigrant from Italy in the 1970s. He led an interactive discussion with the children on Jan. 23 by asking them to share with each other why they thought so many immigrants have come to America. Dr. Avossa shared his family’s experience during World War II and how that led to their decision to move to the United States many years later. He shared how his family had to leave so many things behind and how difficult it was coming to America and not speaking the language. He also shared about how he felt different, how hard it was to fit in, and how hard he had to work. Dr. Avossa took …