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 …
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 …
Monday, August 15, 2011
First day of school has administrators racing around county to make sure things go smoothly for students, teachers and staff.
Fulton County began its first day of school today, Monday, Aug. 15. with Superintendent Robert Avossa stopping by Roswell's Hembree Springs Elementary to greet students and look in on staff. Hembree Springs Principal Kalpana Raju said the school was off to a great start.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Robert Avossa addresses Johns Creek City Council meeting.
Fulton County's new school superintendent, Robert Avossa, introduced himself to the Johns Creek City Council on Monday. On the job for six weeks, he said it's "clear to me this city takes education very seriously." "We've got to provide opportunities for children to become well-rounded," Avossa added, whether it's through cultural arts, music or parks and recreation. He said the school board can't do the job alone, and that communities must work to "develop and attract top talent." Avossa told the council that it would soon learn that he focuses on building "creative capital." Avossa also addressed a future Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, explaining that he's asked staff to come up with ideas for SPLOST 4. He said that the first …