Wednesday, May 22, 2013
State average is 67.44 percent
About 71 percent of Fulton County high school students graduated within four years in 2012, according to new figures the Georiga Department of Education released this week. See how individual Alpharetta schools fared here or in the accompanying PDF.
Commencement ceremonies start Thursday night for North Fulton's Class of 2013.
The time is upon us! Below are the Fulton County school system's graduation dates, times and locations for high schools in Alpharetta, Milton, Johns Creek and Roswell. See also: Alpharetta May 23 7:30 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cambridge May 24 7:30 p.m. Cambridge High School Gymnasium Centennial May 23 7:30 p.m. Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church Chattahoochee May 25 4 p.m. Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church Johns Creek May 23 7 p.m. North Point Community Church Milton May 23 8 p.m. Milton High School Stadium Northview May 23 8 p.m. Northview High School Stadium Roswell May 23 7:30 p.m. Roswell High School Stadium
Parents and students in Alpharetta and Milton are invited to share with the community senior class pictures, and high school or college graduation photos in the gallery below.
Post your graduate's pictures by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. Don't forget to include well wishes or special memories in the caption or comments section! See also: Check Out the Graduation Schedule in Alpharetta
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Crosses installed near City Hall and in Crabapple signal the approach of Memorial Day
Milton will hold its sixth annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27, with retired Col. Michael D. Steele, a real-life company commander know from the 1999 book and 2001 film "Black Hawk Down" as the featured speaker. Steele, a Georgia native, was the company commander in the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment during Operation Gothic Serpent's First Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia. Freedom isn’t free is the theme of the Memorial Day Ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. at Milton City Hall. This year’s ceremony features local veterans, the City of Milton Fire Department Color Guard, performer Lewis Shaeffer singing the National Anthem, Taps as performed Bugles Across America and much more. The ceremony will conclude with a roll call of local …
Monday, May 20, 2013
This weekend's heavy rain will move out of Alpharetta, making way for mostly sunny skies by the weekend.
After yet another weekend filled with flood warnings and event cancellations throughout the metro area, Alpharetta is in for some sunny skies early this week and this Memorial Day weekend, though rain will be likely on Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, Big Creek remains above flood stage, affecting some yards in North Fulton and Forsyth counties. The creek was expected to fall below flood stage by early Tuesday. The Big Creek Greenway is closed due to flooding. A chance of scattered strong showers and thunderstorms continues Monday, with partly cloudy skies and a high of 86, according to the National Weather Service's Alpharetta forecast. Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 85, and a 30 percent chance of …
Friday, May 17, 2013
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Students, parents, coaches, boosters are all welcome on Alpharetta-Milton Patch.
Are you a regular at high school sporting events in Alpharetta or Milton? Whether you're a high school student, a coach, a parent or just an enthusiastic sports fan who would like to share your local sports knowledge with the community, we'd love to have you as a blogger. If you're interested in blogging about high school sports on Alpharetta-Milton Patch, I'd love to hear from you! Interested? E-mail me at Liz.Kennedy@patch.com today and learn more about Patch Local Voices.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Patch users give us some suggestions on celebrating the big day.
Whether it's showering Mom with gifts or taking her out for some fine dining, we've got some tips on celebrating Mother's Day 2013, with help from some Alpharetta Patch readers like yourself. We asked you for shopping and dining suggestions, and here are some of the responses we received: On Alpharetta Patch's Facebook page: We grilling out, getting a growler at Blind Murphy Craft Beer Market and relaxing at home with the kiddos. Union & Bite are my fav food places in Alpharetta. Roswell - Little Alleys and downtown Roswell shopping My favorites are Sis & Moon and UB4Me for gifts in Alpharetta. Gallery 35 has awesome hand crafted items including jewelry, pottery, soaps, art, art prints, mosaics, glass art and much, much more. It is a win, …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
In celebration of Mother's Day 2013 in Alpharetta, share your favorite pictures and memories of Mom.
Mother's Day 2013 is fast approaching on Sunday, May 12, and what better way to honor Mom than sharing your favorite pictures and memories with fellow Alpahretta-Milton Patch readers? So far this week we've asked you to share the best Mother's Day brunch spots as well as best places to find gifts for Mom. Now we would love it if you'd share your favorite picture of your mother. It's easy – all you have to do is hit one of the "Upload Pictures and Videos" buttons accompany this article, choose your picture, and tell us in the caption why you love your mom! To help get you started, we've shared a picture of our Community Editor Liz Kennedy enjoying a Braves game with her lovely mom. If you don't want to share a picture, you can still tell us…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Ga. Dept. of Education releases new performance indicator.
Today the Georgia Department of Education released its first Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures elementary, middle and high schools on a 100-point scale. According to a press release, "the CCRPI is the new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement in Georgia." The department stated that the average score for Georgia’s elementary schools is 83.4, middle schools is 81.4 and high schools is 72.6. Click here to see how Alpharetta and Milton schools fared on the tests or check out our accompanying PDF. “I am very pleased that we now have a school improvement measure as in-depth as the College and Career Ready Performance Index,” said State…