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Forsyth teen finalist in national Christmas card contest

Forsyth teen finalist in national Christmas card contest

FORSYTH COUNTY — Elisa Sparks wasn’t always able to draw her way to a spot as a top 10 finalist in a national greeting card design contest. The 14-year-old Forsyth girl, in fact, wasn’t always able to see.

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28 from Forsyth County take part in Georgia Youth Assembly

28 from Forsyth County take part in Georgia Youth Assembly

ATLANTA — Twenty-eight high school students from Forsyth County recently participated in the 70th annual Georgia Youth Assembly at the State Capitol in downtown Atlanta.

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Forsyth schools fare well on annual district report cards

Forsyth schools fare well on annual district report cards

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County schools were handed their own report cards Tuesday when the Georgia Department of Education released the College and Career Ready Performance Index.

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THE BUZZ: Christmas break nears for high school students

THE BUZZ: Christmas break nears for high school students

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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Forsyth school district names top teacher semifinalists

Forsyth school district names top teacher semifinalists

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system has announced its 2015 Teacher of the Year semifinalists, bringing the pool down to 18 teachers.

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Blood drive Thursday honors late Little Mill Middle student

Blood drive Thursday honors late Little Mill Middle student

NORTH FORSYTH — On Thursday, a north Forsyth middle school student is using a tragedy as a chance to help others.

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Donation will help Forsyth school district’s technology effort

Donation will help Forsyth school district’s technology effort

FORSYTH COUNTY — This is going to buy a lot of devices.

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Firms selected to build two new schools in southwest Forsyth

Firms selected to build two new schools in southwest Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — Developers have been lined up to build two new Forsyth County schools.

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THE BUZZ: Records broken, school traffic and more

THE BUZZ: Records broken, school traffic 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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Forsyth school system wins award for nutrition practices

Forsyth school system wins award for nutrition practices

SOUTH FORSYTH — At an elementary school in south Forsyth, students can be seen reaching for a Cobb salad over cookies. They even get excited when kale chips are on the menu.

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Forsyth’s high schools among best on writing test

Forsyth’s high schools among best on writing test

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County students are leading the pack. Again.

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Lanier Tech named state’s top technical college

Lanier Tech named state’s top technical college

OAKWOOD — When it comes to performance, education and development at technical colleges, Lanier Tech is ranked as the best in Georgia.

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German Christmas market Saturday at South Forsyth High

SOUTH FORSYTH -- South Forsyth High School’s German Christmas Market will take over the East Hall cafeteria from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

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‘Holidays Around the World’ at Johns Creek Elementary

SOUTH FORSYTH -- As Forsyth County’s population continues to grow, so will its diversity. And one school is helping students discover various cultures through a holiday event Saturday.

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THE BUZZ: Plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

THE BUZZ: Plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

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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Forsyth school chief named to state panel

Forsyth school chief named to state panel

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system will be represented at talks on education policy issues facing the state over the next year.

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Community remembers late West Forsyth student

Community remembers late West Forsyth student

WEST FORSYTH — As West Forsyth High students returned to school Monday after the Thanksgiving break, they learned one of their peers had lost her battle with cancer.

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Van helps Forsyth young adults with special needs get to work

Van helps Forsyth young adults with special needs get to work

FORSYTH COUNTY — If Anna Blethen could drive herself, she would probably still be employed at Siemens.

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Forsyth student promotion/retention policy waived for 2014-15

Forsyth student promotion/retention policy waived for 2014-15

The procedure for which student will advance to the next grade or be held back a year was changed and simplified this year due to the pioneer year of state assessments.

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Chestatee serves up community meal

Chestatee serves up community meal

NORTH FORSYTH — Students may be off this week, but one northeastern Forsyth County school was full of teachers and students Wednesday.

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THE BUZZ: Basketball season returns to Forsyth County

THE BUZZ: Basketball season returns to Forsyth County

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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Riverwatch first with No Place for Hate designation

Riverwatch first with No Place for Hate designation

SOUTH FORSYTH — Middle school can be rough.

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Lanier Tech nominates 16 for GOAL Award

Lanier Tech nominates 16 for GOAL Award

OAKWOOD — Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL, competition.

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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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