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Preparedness stressed in active shooter training exercise at West Forsyth High

Less than five minutes after the 911 call, deputies arrived at West Forsyth High School, sirens blaring and lights flashing.

February 22, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Forsyth, Dawson's Tanner introduces bill for failing schools

DAWSONVILLE -- A state legislator who represents Forsyth County introduced a bill last week to the Georgia General Assembly that he said is his answer to last session's failed Amendment No. 1, known as the Opportunity School District.

February 21, 2017 | FCN Regional Staff | EDUCATION


Second scholarship available to high school golfers in memory of late North Forsyth student

Applications for a second annual scholarship open to high school golfers are open, and the process will once again honor an aspiring golfer and freshman at North Forsyth High School who was killed in a car crash in 2014.

February 21, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Otwell, Forsyth Central, Lambert mini Dance Marathon raises $33,650 for CHOA

Dancers and participants raked in tens of thousands of dollars at a miniature Dance Marathon that was held Friday night at Forsyth Central High School.

February 20, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


When I Grow Up: Daves Creek Elementary

"My favorite subject is writing because I like writing stories and giving them to people so they can be inspired to do other things. [I want to be] a dance teacher because I want to teach kids how to do dance and make them love it as much as I do. I've been doing it since I was 2, and I just like to move around and twirl and stuff."

February 19, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Two North Forsyth High students appointed to Naval Academy

NORTH FORSYTH -- Though many high school seniors are beginning to get acceptance letters from colleges in the mail, two North Forsyth High School soon-to-be-graduates got their letter from a school asking them to serve their country.

February 19, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Matt Elementary creating outdoor classroom

NORTH FORSYTH -- A new classroom is coming to Matt Elementary School, and it is different than a typical learning setting.

February 17, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Junior Achievement, Cumming's Alliance Academy site plans released

CUMMING -- Preliminary site renderings for the Junior Achievement Mike and Lynn Cottrell Discovery Center at North Georgia, which will be on the property of a new alternative public high school, have been released.

February 17, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


District preparing survey on dual-language immersion

Parents across Forsyth County should expect to receive an information sheet and survey regarding a proposed dual-language immersion program Forsyth County Schools is thinking of implementing in its elementary schools.

February 17, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


New West Forsyth High principal named

Positions for principals at one high school and two middle schools in Forsyth County were filled this week after they were left open by transfers to other schools and retirements.

February 17, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


South Forsyth High senior named top German student in state

A South Forsyth High School student will soon travel to Germany after recently being named the Georgia German Student of the Year.

February 16, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Lambert grad’s performance honors late sister

The Buckhead Theater rocked one recent Saturday night with performances by six kids and teens who are fighting cancer. One older girl, a 21-year-old Lambert High School graduate, stood out among the rest.

February 15, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Forsyth students score at regional science fair

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Students from three high schools and three middle schools in Forsyth County were recognized for their science smarts last month.

February 15, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


West Forsyth High hosts prom for special needs teens

WEST FORSYTH -- A first of its kind prom in Forsyth County for those with special needs was a big success.

February 15, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | EDUCATION


Scholastic Student Spotlight: West Star Student on biomedical engineering path

Name: Kelsey Kasischke

February 12, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


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Riverwatch Middle band wins national excellence award

Riverwatch Middle School's band has been honored at the national level, recently receiving the National Band Association, or NBA's, National Program of Excellence ...

April 24, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Daves Creek Elementary construction to increase security

SOUTH FORSYTH -- In one of the fastest-growing counties in the region, one more school in Forsyth County was added to the list of campuses that ...

April 23, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Forsyth Central, North Forsyth seniors named Georgia Scholars

Among the list of 183 graduating seniors from high schools across the state who were recognized as 2017 Georgia Scholars, five Forsyth County students from ...

April 23, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


When I Grow Up: Coal Mountain Elementary

"I like to play with all my friends. I like to play outside with them. I like to learn math. I want to be an ...

April 23, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Alliance Academy information nights set for May

With less than a year and a half before the Alliance Academy for Innovation of Cumming-Forsyth County opens, Forsyth County Schools administrators are preparing information ...

April 23, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Assistant principal positions open in Forsyth County schools

Assistant principals are needed in Forsyth County Schools, and the system is looking for "awesome" candidates to fill openings for the 2017-2018 school year.

April 22, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Forsyth Central engine teams competing at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday

This weekend, teams from a local high school will compete at one of NASCAR's fastest tracks.

April 21, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | EDUCATION


South Forsyth High student awarded study abroad trip to Germany

One Forsyth County high school sudent recently found out she will travel to Germany this summer after being awarded a study abroad trip.

April 20, 2017 | Newsroom Staff | EDUCATION


Sawnee EMC chooses Lambert, South students for annual D.C. leadership trip

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Two Forsyth County teenagers will travel to the Capitol for a leadership experience organized by electric membership cooperatives in Georgia and across the ...

April 20, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Forsyth County students named Governor’s Honor Program finalists

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Twenty students from all five of Forsyth County's brick-and-mortar high schools were named as finalists for the 2017 Georgia Governor's Honors ...

April 19, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


South Forsyth High junior honored for volunteer efforts

A junior at South Forsyth High School was recently honored for her volunteer service.

April 19, 2017 | Newsroom Staff | EDUCATION


Forsyth BOE to buy 2,500 Chromebook charging stations

Many can attest that one of the most frustrating problems associated with a wireless device is keeping it charged.

April 18, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Forsyth Central robotics team wins state championship

Forsyth Central High School robotics students will soon travel to Houston, Texas, to compete for a world championship after recently winning the state tournament in ...

April 16, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Scholastic Student Spotlight: North sophomore on path for biomedical engineering

Name: Katie Jordan

April 16, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Forsyth County high schoolers to embark on mission trip to Philippines

Though Chad Ward valued the mission work he and a group of Forsyth County high schoolers did annually at the Quest Fellowship Church in Cebu ...

April 16, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


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