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 …
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 …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Hands-on activities and presentations to the eighth grade students add insight to the state's history.
Eighth graders at Webb Bridge Middle School celebrated Georgia Heritage Day with hands-on activities and 33 presenters conducting 120 sessions on topics related to Georgia for the students. Those presenters included George Thurmond, representative of the Georgia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Georgia Heritage Day topics ranged from the American Revolution in Georgia, watercolors, and the Chattahoochee to apple treats, peanut brittle, kudzu chips, and biscuit making. Hands-on activities included panning for gold, cross-stitch, gardening, quilting, music and dance.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The Cambrige girls team beat North Atlanta to advance in the state playoffs.
The Lady Bears of Cambridge High School will face the Starr's Mill Panthers in a semifinal match in the Georgia High School Association state tennis championships. The Lady Bears continued their blistering play and posted a huge win against North Atlanta, 3-1, at home on April 30 to set up Wednesday's match against the Fayette County team. Kayla Rycroft at 3 singles, Hannah Walden and Lily Niebur at 2 doubles and Brenna Feirer and Kiley Dempsey at 1 doubles posted great wins for the Bears last week. The semi-final match will be at Cambridge on Wednesday, May 8, at 4 p.m. The winner will then go to the State Finals in Jonesboro on Saturday, May 11.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The elementary school students will compete in ShowStoppers 2013.
Four local students will compete in ShowStoppers 2013, an Atlanta area-wide youth talent search that is part of the annual ArtSSprings celebration of the arts in Sandy Springs. Delaney Jack, a third grader at Summit Hill Elementary, and Ilana Mermelstein and Evan Jones, both fifth graders at Crabapple Crossing Elementary, and Sophia Nettuno, a sixth grader at Rivers Academy, will join the competition. Organized and hosted by Act3 Productions, this year's competition features 45 acts from more than 30 schools. Each act has qualified for the competition by audition and has been coached by the Act3 staff. They will perform in three show on Saturday, May 4, at Act3 Playhouse in Sandy Springs Plaza. Finalists in grades kindergarten through …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Alpharetta club presented the awards to teachers and students from Alpharetta High, Webb Bridge Middle and Creek View Elementary schools.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Bob Pepalis is a member of the Windward Rotary Club. Want to have your club's news posted on Alpharetta-Milton Patch? How about starting up a blog? Teachers and students from three Alpharetta schools were honored by the Windward Rotary Club on April 22. The club made awards of Student and Teacher of the Quarter to those chosen by Creek View Elementary School, Webb Bridge Middle School and Alpharetta High School. Students of the Quarter Teachers of the Quarter The Windward Rotary Club meets most Mondays at noon at the Marriott on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Pen pals use the mail to connect, sending messages about what they are learning in class.
Joana Seawel’s kindergarten class at Manning Oaks Elementary in Alpharetta has become pen pals with a kindergarten class in Costa Rica. “We are becoming globally-minded citizens with a curiosity and appreciation for other cultures,” said Ms. Seawel in a news release from the school. In addition to writing letters back and forth, the kindergarten class also used Skype to connect with their pen pal class in Costa Rica. This week their pen-pals in Costa Rica received a package with letters about the animals and habitats Manning Oaks students have been learning about in science. After visiting via Skype, students from both countries decided they wanted to write letters about their own superheroes and how they are leaders. We are anxiously …
The public charter school has filed a letter of intent to renew its charter, which expires after the 2013-2014 school year.
Amana Academy has closed on the 100,000 square foot Alpharetta Square shopping plaza on Main Street, which has been home to the public charter school since 2007. The school secured more than $8.6 million in bonds to buy the property. The school did not use any county or school district capital program dollars to acquire the property, according to an announcement posted on Alpharetta-Milton Patch by Ehab Jaleel, the school’s executive director and the school’s principal. Amana Academy spent three years trying to secure a permanent home for the Fulton County charter school. One of the attempts was to get rezoning to move into a building off Marconi Drive, but that met with disapproval from many in the Windward community and Alpharetta City …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The first-year high school lost to Northview last week, but is a second seed in the state tournament.
The Cambridge High School Bears Men's Tennis team lost a hard fought match to the Northview Titans Wednesday, April 17, to finish as runners up in the 7-AAAAA Region Championship. Despite tremendous momentum coming off of a thrilling victory over Pope, the Bears could not overcome some outstanding play by Northview and ended up getting closed out in 3 of the 5 matches. The strong performance during the regular season combined with placing second in the region tournament earn the men's tennis team a No. 2 seed spot going into the state playoffs. The Bears have their eyes on a bigger prize starting this week in the first round of the state playoffs. The team takes to the court Tuesday, April 23, at 4 p.m. at Cambridge. The men's team …