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Forsyth County high school graduations begin Saturday

Forsyth County high school graduations begin Saturday

FORSYTH COUNTY — Tassels will be turned en masse throughout the next few days as Forsyth County’s five public high schools are set to graduate their class of 2015.

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New high school in southwest Forsyth named

New high school in southwest Forsyth named

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County’s sixth high school officially has a name: Dr. Leila Denmark High School.

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North Georgia’s MBA program returning to Cumming City Hall

North Georgia’s MBA program returning to Cumming City Hall

CUMMING — The Cumming City Council on Tuesday night discussed the return of a popular master’s of business administration program to its former location.

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Ground broken on two new schools in southwest Forsyth

Ground broken on two new schools in southwest Forsyth

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — The first shovels hit the dirt for two new schools this week as the Forsyth County Board of Education held groundbreaking ceremonies at both sites.

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Liberty Middle band director takes 68 pies to face, plays concert on roof

Liberty Middle band director takes 68 pies to face, plays concert on roof

NORTHWEST FORSYTH — Students in the Liberty Middle School band rocked their way to meeting a fundraising goal, and the prize was pie.

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Longtime director of Forsyth County Public Library retiring

Longtime director of Forsyth County Public Library retiring

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County’s library system must soon say goodbye to its longtime — and only — director and driving force behind the expansive change book lovers have seen over the past two decades.

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Literacy Forsyth opens new location

NORTH FORSYTH — A local nonprofit that promotes adult education in Forsyth County celebrated its recent expansion and move to a new, centralized location.

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Registration nears for Forsyth library’s summer reading program

Registration nears for Forsyth library’s summer reading program

FORSYTH COUNTY — Summer at local libraries will be filled with tales of caped crusaders and heroic endings, page after page.

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Lambert student semifinalist for U.S. Presidential Scholar

SOUTH FORSYTH — A Forsyth County high school student was among 13 in the state named semifinalists in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

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Tax hike proposed to cover Forsyth County school system budget

Tax hike proposed to cover Forsyth County school system budget

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Both teacher salaries and Forsyth County school taxes are poised to increase next school year, as the annual budget for 2016 was presented Thursday to the Board of Education.

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North Forsyth Middle students take a walk in African children’s shoes

North Forsyth Middle students take a walk in African children’s shoes

NORTH FORSYTH — Seventh-graders at North Forsyth Middle school recently took the “walk a mile in their shoes” thought to heart and practice.

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Two Forsyth high schools rank among state’s best

Two Forsyth high schools rank among state’s best

FORSYTH COUNTY — Two Forsyth County high schools are ranked in a national list of top-performing high schools in the state and country that was released this week.

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Battle of the Books tests knowledge of young Forsyth readers

Battle of the Books tests knowledge of young Forsyth readers

SOUTH FORSYTH — As two groups of four third-graders put their heads together — literally and figuratively — to decide what book a judge had asked a question about, their parents sat nearby.

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CDC: South Forsyth student didn't have measles after all

CDC: South Forsyth student didn't have measles after all

SOUTH FORSYTH — A third round of tests on specimens from a third-grader at Sharon Elementary School who was initially diagnosed with measles last week has come back negative, officials said.

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Former Milton principal sentenced for DUI wrecks in Forsyth

Former Milton principal sentenced for DUI wrecks in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — The former Milton High School principal who resigned after being arrested for three consecutive DUI wrecks, two of which were in Forsyth County, has pleaded guilty to some of the charges.

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Lambert High School construction project gets contractor

Lambert High School construction project gets contractor

SOUTH FORSYTH — Once graduation ceremonies are finished and students begin their summer break, several construction projects will begin at Forsyth County’s largest high school.

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West Forsyth wins high school Emmy for lip dub video

West Forsyth wins high school Emmy for lip dub video

WEST FORSYTH — You may have seen the video. More than 24,000 people have. It’s one shot that takes you through West Forsyth High, with students lining the walls, jumping in front of the camera to sing and dance to Fitz & the Tantrums’ “The Walker.” And it just won a high school Emmy.

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Electric vehicle rally set for Lanier Tech’s Forsyth campus

Electric vehicle rally set for Lanier Tech’s Forsyth campus

SOUTH FORSYTH — High schools across Georgia plan to gather in Forsyth County on Saturday for an electric day of competition.

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Measles case at south Forsyth elementary school a false alarm

Measles case at south Forsyth elementary school a false alarm

SOUTH FORSYTH — A third-grader at Sharon Elementary School who was initially diagnosed with what appeared to be the first case of measles in Forsyth County in possibly 25 years may not have been the virus after all, officials said.

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Measles case reported at South Forsyth elementary school

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County school system has announced a third-grader at Sharon Elementary has been diagnosed with measles.

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Chestnut Mountain land offered to Lanier Tech for relocation

OAKWOOD — A potential site for the relocation of Lanier Technical College has been identified in the Chestnut Mountain area.

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Kelly Mill fourth-graders take stock market contest

Kelly Mill fourth-graders take stock market contest

WEST FORSYTH — A team of students from Kelly Mill Elementary School can explain how the chaos of the business world is ordered by the principles of economics, such as supply and demand, scarcity and surplus, opportunity cost and voluntary exchange.

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West Forsyth drama department wins eight musical  theater awards

West Forsyth drama department wins eight musical theater awards

WEST FORSYTH — In a night teeming with talent, West Forsyth High School’s drama department stole the show.

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Cumming Civitan Club supports local school system

Cumming Civitan Club supports local school system

CUMMING — The Cumming Civitan Club recently presented its third annual donation of $2,500 to support students in Forsyth County.

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Culinary team from South Forsyth High takes second at national competition

Culinary team from South Forsyth High takes second at national competition

SOUTH FORSYTH — Five girls had one hour to make a three-course meal, with two burners and taking taste and presentation into account. One slip on a cutting board or drop of a pan — or half of a fingernail — could cost them much-needed time to complete their task.

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Lambert High School debate team in world contest finals

SOUTH FORSYTH — A local high school team will compete for a world championship Saturday, but the sport will be to exercise their minds and win through words.

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It’s a baseball postseason bash as 5 Forsyth teams make state playoffs

It’s a baseball postseason bash as 5 Forsyth teams make state playoffs

FORSYTH COUNTY — Back in the fall, South Forsyth baseball coach Russ Bayer was the first to dream of the scenario.

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Class at Sharon Elementary School develops app about bats

Class at Sharon Elementary School develops app about bats

SOUTH FORSYTH — Within the next week, anyone visiting the iTunes store should be able to download an informational app all about bats that was designed by a group of local second-graders.

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Two West Forsyth High school seniors named Georgia Scholars

Two West Forsyth High school seniors named Georgia Scholars

WEST FORSYTH — Two Forsyth County high school students have been recognized as 2015 Georgia Scholars by the state Department of Education.

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Some schools pull Blue Bell products

FORSYTH COUNTY — Though the Forsyth County Schools’ nutrition department does not provide any Blue Bell ice cream or frozen products involved in the voluntary recall issued this week by the Texas-based company, some cafeterias have pulled items they sell on a school-by-school basis, officials said.

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