Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Twenty-one Fulton County schools can accept transfer students next year; the application, due today, May 15 by 4:30 p.m., is attached to this article and available online.
There are 21 Fulton County schools that can accept transfer students in the 2013-14 year. This is possible through Georgia's Quality Basic Education Act, according to the school system. Today, May 15 by 4:30 p.m. is the last day for open enrollment to these particular schools if space allows. Transportation must be provided by the parents. The online application is attached to this article in a PDF, and is also available online. Students approved for open enrollment will get a notification by mail in June. Here are the 21 schools that can accept transfer students: ELEMENTARY Birmingham Falls Elementary School Conley Hills Elementary School Findley Oaks Elementary School Hapeville Elementary School S.L. Lewis Elementary School Medlock …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
"Building our Future," how will you contribute?
Hear Fulton County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Robert Avossa, speak about the upcoming plans for the school system on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at The Fox Theater.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Sandtown Community Association meeting is Thursday at 6:30 pm
We look forward to seeing you Thursday, September 6 at 6:30 at our monthly Sandtown Community Association meeting at Sandtown Park Recreation Center at 5320 Campbellton Road. Our special guest at the September meeting will be Fulton County School Superintendent Robert Avossa. Dr. Avossa will be joined by Ken Zeff, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, and Arthur Mills, Executive Director of Project Management. Also plan to get updates on development and zoning, monthly crime updates from Fulton County Police and an emergency services briefing from Fulton County Fire officials. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday as we partner to enhance our quality of life in Sandtown and look forward to your participation in our Annual Golf …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Patch's Question of the Week asks, are metro Atlanta kids heading back to school too soon?
Used to be, kids in most Atlanta schools went back into the classrooms after Labor Day. Man, those were the days. For the 2012-13 school year, Decatur schools open Aug. 1, and city of Atlanta students hit the books Aug. 6. DeKalb and Fulton county schools open on Aug. 13. To some, it seems as if summer vacation gets shorter and shorter each year. To others (harried parents running out of kid-friendly entertainment options, perhaps?), it can't come soon enough. So our Patch Question of the Week is, do you feel that summer vacation is too short? Do kids head back to school too early? Or do they need that classroom time in order to prepare themselves for a successful future? Take our Patch poll and share your opinion in the comments.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Fulton teachers return Wed., Jan. 4, and students return Thurs., Jan. 5.
If you live or work in Fulton County, be on the lookout for lots of happy school children this afternoon. That is because today is the last day of the district's first semester. Winter break in the district starts Friday and runs through Jan. 4 for teachers and through Jan. 5 for students. For an online version of the district's calendar visit this page of the Fulton County Schools website. See the attached PDF for a printable calendar.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Randolph Elementary, Sandtown Middle and Westlake High all made the annual performance goals set for Georgia schools.
All three Fulton County public schools in Cascade Patch met the annual academic standards set by the state, according to a Cascade Patch review of the 2011 Adequate Yearly Progress Report released Wednesday by the state board of education. A. Philip Randolph Elementary, Sandtown Middle School and Westlake High School all made this year's list, which ultimately can affect everything from property values to how much federal funding a school district receives. The Cascade Patch area is loosely bound by, but not limited to, the following area: I-20 to the north, 75-85 to the east (excluding College Park and East Point except the Marketplace), Camp Creek Parkway on the south around to Fulton Industrial to the west. According to the state board …
Monday, August 22, 2011
The Fulton County Board of Education will meet for a Tuesday in Alpharetta, according to an e-mail news release today.
The Fulton County Board of Education will meet for a retreat, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the district’s North Transportation Center, according to an e-mail news release Monday. District policy states that all meetings of the school board are open to the public unless designated as executive session where, by law, the board must convene in private to discuss land, legal or personnel items. Fulton School spokeswoman Susan Hale said Monday that the retreat meeting is open to the public but it will primarily focus on housekeeping items and give board members a chance to review existing documents. Hale said there is not a formal agenda for the meeting. The transportation facility is located at 410 South Main St. in Alpharetta. For …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Two DeKalb School Board Members Oppose Superintendent Nominee. Patch Asks: What Do You Think Of The Quality Of Education in DeKalb Schools? Two Injured When Car Hits APS Bus. Fulton School Board Votes Thursday On Realignment. Dunwoody Moves To Buy 24 Acres In The Heart Of Georgetown. Why Bill Kennedy Way Is Hazardous To Cyclists. MARTA's $700 Million Corridor Moves Closer To The Ballot. Farewell To Ernie Johnson Sr.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Watch for kids and traffic this week as Fulton County Schools students return to school.
The 2011-12 school year starts for thousands of youth in Fulton County today. For adult drivers this means adjustments to schedules and a careful eye out for extra traffic and kids darting around school buses. The Fulton County School System is the fourth largest school district in Georgia with a projected 2011-12 enrollment of nearly 93,000, according to a story on the Fulton County School System website. In the core of the Cascade Patch, students return to Randolph Elementary, Sandtown Middle and Westlake High schools. There are 100 schools is the district— 58 elementary schools, 19 middle schools, 16 high schools and seven start-up charter schools. Congratulations, students and parents, on the start of a new school year!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The day's top headlines for Thursday, July 21, 2011
Back to School Bash in Stone Mountain. Greenbriar Back to School Jam Set. Fulton Testing Procedures Under Review. Convicted Sex Offender Arrested in Decatur. Midtown Shooting Victim is Paralyzed. Emory Named Top Hospital in Atlanta. Officers Honored in Buckhead.