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State official hails Cumming Elementary as family friendly

State official hails Cumming Elementary as family friendly

CUMMING — Cumming Elementary has received its share of awards and recognition, but when the entire school gathered in the cafeteria Friday afternoon to accept its Family-Friendly Partnership School Award, the kids “oohed and ahhed” and clapped for Georgia’s superintendent of schools.

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North Forsyth High academic team wins region

North Forsyth High academic team wins region

NORTH FORSYTH — They’re headed to state.

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Principals for a day learn what goes into administration

Principals for a day learn what goes into administration

NORTH FORSYTH — Although she works with adults to help them get GEDs, a Forsyth County woman learned the ins and outs of a public school’s administrative job when she became a principal for a day.

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THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Nov. 21, 2014

THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Nov. 21, 2014

Our new weekly print and video series where local high school students share "The Buzz" about what’s going on at their school.

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Chestatee Elementary gets grant for trip to Georgia Aquarium

Chestatee Elementary gets grant for trip to Georgia Aquarium

NORTHEAST FORSYTH — Chestatee Elementary has received a pioneer grant to send all 175 of its second-graders to the Georgia Aquarium under its program for Title I schools.

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THE BUZZ: Cheerleaders at state, athletes sign scholarships and more

THE BUZZ: Cheerleaders at state, athletes sign scholarships and more

Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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Officials: Forsyth school district prepared for end of snow days

Officials: Forsyth school district prepared for end of snow days

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Board of Education’s recent announcement that no inclement weather days will be built into the 2015-16 school calendar has triggered a polarizing debate on the online learning system students will use to submit assignments from home.

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Longer hours being restored at Forsyth’s library branches

Longer hours being restored at Forsyth’s library branches

FORSYTH COUNTY — Library-goers in Forsyth County will no longer have to memorize which branch is open on what evening.

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Forsyth library system: Unattended children must be at least 11

Forsyth library system: Unattended children must be at least 11

FORSYTH COUNTY — Young children will have to be a little older to be left unsupervised at any of Forsyth County’s public libraries.

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Night offers more than math at Chestatee Elementary

Night offers more than math at Chestatee Elementary

NORTHEAST FORSYTH — One local school’s math night also featured some art and music.

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Forsyth school system poised to add fall break in 2015-16

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County students may have their first fall break next year to alleviate the lack of holidays in the first semester. And no, officials aren’t talking about Thanksgiving week.

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Board of education nixes snow days in Forsyth County

Board of education nixes snow days in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY — A little polar vortex snow or an apocalyptic ice storm will no longer bring Forsyth County students’ school work to a freezing halt, thanks to a new online learning system the district will implement to recover instructional time lost during school closures.

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Library events this weekend recall Cherokee history

NORTH FORSYTH — As part of Native American Indian Heritage Month, the Hampton Park Library is holding a pair of events this weekend detailing the Cherokee past.

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Land in south Forsyth secured for county’s sixth high school

CUMMING — Land for Forsyth County’s sixth public high school has been secured by the district, which projects the future school to open in 2018.

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Breakfast celebrates magic of mentoring in Forsyth

Breakfast celebrates magic of mentoring in Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — Mentor Me North Georgia recently held its annual "Magic Moments" breakfast at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center.

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Family Math Night Thursday at Chestatee

Family Math Night Thursday at Chestatee

NORTH FORSYTH -- Chestatee Elementary is holding a Family Math Night on Thursday at the school in northeastern Forsyth.

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THE BUZZ: Football rivalries grabs the county's attention

THE BUZZ: Football rivalries grabs the county's attention

Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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North Forsyth High pauses to reflect on military service

North Forsyth High pauses to reflect on military service

NORTH FORSYTH — The North Forsyth High School Junior ROTC marked Veterans Day, the 239thbirthday of the Marine Corps and the 50th anniversary of U.S. military involvement in Vietnam and Southeast Asia during a ceremony Monday night.

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Liberty Middle recycling used snack bags

Liberty Middle recycling used snack bags

WEST FORSYTH — Students at a Forsyth County middle school are among the state’s top collectors of snack bags in a national recycling program.

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Forsyth schools planning to honor vets

Forsyth schools planning to honor vets

FORSYTH COUNTY — Students and parents looking to mark Veterans Day in Forsyth County may not have to look further than their own school, as many are holding ceremonies and events this week.

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West Forsyth powderpuff tourney is fundraiser and food drive

West Forsyth powderpuff tourney is fundraiser and food drive

WEST FORSYTH — The list of ways to raise money is endless, but a local marketing education group at West Forsyth High plans to do so through a football tournament Thursday. No boys allowed.

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THE BUZZ: Halloween festivities, new technology and more

Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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South Forsyth football standout arrested for claiming school shooting on fake Twitter account

South Forsyth football standout arrested for claiming school shooting on fake Twitter account

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Allegations of a school shooting planned for Tuesday at a Forsyth County high school were unfounded after authorities investigated the social media account on which they appeared and arrested the student they say was responsible.

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South Forsyth senior receives Gold Award

South Forsyth senior receives Gold Award

One local student is making a big difference with little libraries.

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Students collect items for homeless through grant

A local middle school received a grant to enhance students’ service learning experiences.

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Schools find new path to parent engagement

Schools find new path to parent engagement

Two local middle schools have their own FBI unit. Really. If you walk through the hallways throughout the day or observe the student pick up loop in the morning, you’ll see men in uniformed black T-shirts with big yellow or white “FBI” letters on the front.

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County graduation rates still among best

County graduation rates still among best

Forsyth County Schools graduated its students at a higher rate than all of the 20 largest school districts in 2014. They earned this title in back-to-back years.

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Teachers dress up for education

Teachers dress up for education

The day before kids went out trick-or-treating, one school had the teachers dressing up.

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Ebola concerns hit nearby high school

A day after Newton County School System released information that a Newton High School teacher was in contact with someone traveling form Sierra Leone, the school’s absentee rate doubled Wednesday.

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THE BUZZ: High school theater departments take center stage

THE BUZZ: High school theater departments take center stage

Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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