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Language immersion charter school OK’d

SOUTH FORSYTH — A language immersion charter school that was first slated for south Forsyth received approval from the state charter school commission earlier this week.

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THE BUZZ: Paglia ranks buzzworthy moments of the week - Aug. 29, 2014

THE BUZZ: Paglia ranks buzzworthy moments of the week - Aug. 29, 2014

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

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Otwell Middle celebrates 40th anniversary

Otwell Middle celebrates 40th anniversary

CUMMING — Otwell Middle School celebrated its 40th anniversary Tuesday.

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THE BUZZ: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeps across Forsyth high schools

THE BUZZ: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeps across Forsyth high schools

Our new 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 FFA officers attend conference

North FFA officers attend conference

NORTH FORSYTH — Six North Forsyth High School students were among the 250 officers representing thirty-seven FFA chapters from across Georgia who attended the 2014 Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference.

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South senior tapped for leadership program

South senior tapped for leadership program

SOUTH FORSYTH — Brandt Hansen, a senior at South Forsyth High School, was one of 32 students from around the county selected to participate in the Foundation for Teaching Economics’ Nashville Economics for Leaders program conducted last month at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

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THE BUZZ: Paglia ranks buzzworthy moments of the week - Aug. 20, 2014

THE BUZZ: Paglia ranks buzzworthy moments of the week - Aug. 20, 2014

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

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State school chief honors three from South

State school chief honors three from South

ATLANTA — Three DECA marketing club members from South Forsyth High School were recently honored by State School Superintendent John Barge.

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THE BUZZ: Local high school students share campus happenings - Aug. 20, 2014

THE BUZZ: Local high school students share campus happenings - Aug. 20, 2014

Our new 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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School system continues to add students

School system continues to add students

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system could reach an enrollment of 50,000 students in about four years. 

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Lanier Tech awards GED diplomas

Lanier Tech awards GED diplomas

SOUTH FORSYTH — Lanier Tech Board Member Roger Slaton congratulates Forsyth County resident Heather Abernathy as she receives her GED diploma Thursday night.

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War Eagle Band holding March-A-Thon

War Eagle Band holding March-A-Thon

SOUTH FORSYTH — The South Forsyth High School War Eagle Band will hold its annual March-A-Thon fundraiser Saturday morning.

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Ice bucket challenge comes to Big Creek

Ice bucket challenge comes to Big Creek

SOUTH FORSYTH — Big Creek Elementary School students douse Principal Sherri Black with buckets of ice water Thursday.

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Libraries also ready for new school year

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Public Library system has many electronic resources to help students as they begin a new school year.

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System set for first full week of classes

System set for first full week of classes

FORSYTH COUNTY — The 2014-15 school year began with a short two-day week Thursday and Friday for Forsyth County Schools, giving the system’s 42,000 students — as well as staff and parents — a chance to adjust to the new routine.

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Few problems as Forsyth goes back to school

Few problems as Forsyth goes back to school

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system welcomed about 42,000 students Thursday as the 2014-15 school year got under way.

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New school year starts Thursday

New school year starts Thursday

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Settles Bridge Elementary kindergarteners got a practice run Tuesday of boarding a school bus and heading to class.

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Educators reach out to families in Cumming

Educators reach out to families in Cumming

CUMMING — The staffs from Cumming Elementary, Otwell Middle and Forsyth Central High came together Thursday to distribute school supplies to their students and help them prepare for the upcoming year.

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Academy covers basics of firefighting

Academy covers basics of firefighting

CUMMING — Over the past month, local middle-schoolers simulated the rescue of a baby from a smoky room, navigated a dark maze, rode a zipline and learned CPR.

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Applications accepted for Gault scholarship

CUMMING — The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Judge Richard S. "Stan" Gault Education Scholarship.

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South grad gets UPS scholarship

South grad gets UPS scholarship

SOUTH FORSYTH — A recent South Forsyth High School graduate was one of 33 students nationwide who received the James E. Casey Merit Scholarship from UPS.

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Popular YMCA program preps youth for triathlon

Popular YMCA program preps youth for triathlon

SOUTH FORSYTH — With determination written all over their faces, a group of triathletes readied themselves for an afternoon of practice.

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Campers embrace digital storytelling

Campers embrace digital storytelling

FORSYTH COUNTY — Thirty Forsyth County middle and high school students honed their English skills while sharing personal stories during a local literacy group’s annual summer camp.

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Cumming hospital official to speak at UNG graduation

Cumming hospital official to speak at UNG graduation

DAHLONEGA — The administrator of Northside Hospital-Forsyth will be the speaker for the University of North Georgia’s summer commencement on Aug. 2 at its Dahlonega campus.

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Forsyth educator named to board of PAGE

CUMMING — A Forsyth County educator has been appointed to the board of director for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.

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School board hears construction update

School board hears construction update

FORSYTH COUNTY — Construction drawings for a new elementary school in Forsyth County are halfway complete, with many other future campus construction and improvement projects in the works.

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Optimist Club honors West Forsyth student

Optimist Club honors West Forsyth student

WEST FORSYTH — The Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club recently recognized Chandler Gladden as its student of the year.

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School district seeks input at meetings

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system will hold three meetings next week to gather community feedback on some programs that deal with special populations.

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Central educator studies magnetic fields

Central educator studies magnetic fields

CUMMING — A Forsyth Central High School science teacher recently returned from a research program for educators in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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Full scholarships expand to 14 programs at Lanier Tech

OAKWOOD — Eleven programs have been added to a 100 percent tuition scholarship grant at Lanier Technical College.

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Hearings on school tax rate fail to draw

Hearings on school tax rate fail to draw

FORSYTH COUNTY — No one spoke in favor of or against the Forsyth County Board of Education’s proposed millage rate during the first two public hearings on the matter.

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Rising seniors take part in American Legion program

Rising seniors take part in American Legion program

FORSYTH COUNTY — Sixteen boys and 12 girls from Forsyth County were selected to take part in a prestigious government education program last month.

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Library’s garden was ‘too much of a secret’

Library’s garden was ‘too much of a secret’

CUMMING — Visitors to the Cumming Library can read a book and be active in the outdoors at the same time.

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Literacy group holding Scrabble tournament

Literacy group holding Scrabble tournament

FORSYTH COUNTY — A fundraiser Saturday will feature the popular word game Scrabble while promoting literacy in Forsyth County.

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