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Business leaders help Forsyth students hone interview skills

Business leaders help Forsyth students hone interview skills

FORSYTH COUNTY — High school students in Forsyth County have been prepared for the job market through the often advanced coursework they complete, but they recently have been putting their professionalism to practice.

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All-girl robotics squad from Forsyth shines at competition

All-girl robotics squad from Forsyth shines at competition

CUMMING — A robot at a local elementary school may be named Cookie Monster, but its diet is all blocks. It stacks them, and the four girls behind the controls break out the smiles.

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South Forsyth student honored for SAT score

SOUTH FORSYTH -- In a room of perfect, Akhil Kota was a star.

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Forsyth County Public Library launches history research tool online

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Local students will soon be able to research through time and supplement their history homework, thanks to a new set of databases at the Forsyth County Public Library.

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North Forsyth Middle School teacher resigns in wake of drug charges

North Forsyth Middle School teacher resigns in wake of drug charges

GAINESVILLE — A North Forsyth Middle School chorus teacher resigned earlier this week after her arrest on Sunday in Gainesville for drug charges, authorities said.

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Vickery Creek Middle student competes in geography bee

Vickery Creek Middle student competes in geography bee

SOUTH FORSYTH — On Friday, an eighth-grader at Vickery Creek Middle School will be asked questions such as: Disney’s blockbuster movie “Frozen” is set in the fictional land of Arendelle, which was largely inspired by the country of Norway. Norway is located on which European peninsula?

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Forsyth schools’ campus climates top average in state

Forsyth schools’ campus climates top average in state

FORSYTH COUNTY — The state Department of Education released its first rating system that determines the quality and character of school life, and Forsyth County’s schools all scored at or above average.

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Open house for future students Tuesday at UNG-Cumming

Open house for future students Tuesday at UNG-Cumming

CUMMING — Prospective University of North Georgia students can tour its Cumming campus and learn about the educational opportunities there during an open house Tuesday.

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West Forsyth DECA wins first state title

West Forsyth DECA wins first state title

WEST FORSYTH — More than 400 students from Forsyth County high schools competed in the recent state DECA conference, but the winner pulled off an upset.

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Forsyth homeschool robotics team invents way for teaching beginner’s braille

Forsyth homeschool robotics team invents way for teaching beginner’s braille

FORSYTH COUNTY — It’s so simple, they said. A redesigned songbook with tiny, raised dots in patterns of the alphabet in braille.

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Construction begins at three Forsyth County high schools

Construction begins at three Forsyth County high schools

FORSYTH COUNTY — Three Forsyth County high schools should start seeing the beginning phases of extended construction projects after the Board of Education approved bids for construction managers Thursday.

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Expo Tuesday at North Forsyth to address parenting obstacles

Expo Tuesday at North Forsyth to address parenting obstacles

NORTH FORSYTH — Raising a child has always come with challenges, so those with school-aged children are invited to get together Tuesday night to discuss what those obstacles are in the 21st century.

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Car show Saturday in Cumming backs Relay For Life

Car show Saturday in Cumming backs Relay For Life

CUMMING -- Old cars and new hope will be found Saturday in front of the Forsyth County Board of Education office, building on two important areas in a local woman’s life.

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Lockdown lifted at Forsyth Central after Lumpkin County teen caught on campus

Lockdown lifted at Forsyth Central after Lumpkin County teen caught on campus

CUMMING — Forsyth Central High School was put on lockdown Thursday morning after a 16-year-old from Lumpkin County was discovered trespassing on campus, authorities said.

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THE BUZZ: School elections get started

THE BUZZ: School elections get started

Erica Fried, Forsyth Central

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Milkshake thrown at Cumming school bus comes at a chilling cost

Milkshake thrown at Cumming school bus comes at a chilling cost

CUMMING — The mint chocolate chip milkshake that brought authorities and handcuffs to the front of Cumming Elementary School earlier this month may be the most expensive snack of a local 19-year-old’s life.

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Forsyth school system seeks feedback about online learning

Forsyth school system seeks feedback about online learning

FORSYTH COUNTY — Winter weather woes that froze classes in the Forsyth County school system at the end of February have subsided, and the deadline for students to turn in the homework assigned online through a new virtual learning portal has passed.

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Forsyth County’s top teacher driven to help students

Forsyth County’s top teacher driven to help students

FORSYTH COUNTY — He says he’s only as good as his students, so his students must be the best.

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Milkshake thrown from passing car shatters Cumming school bus window

Milkshake thrown from passing car shatters Cumming school bus window

CUMMING — He was almost finished with his Otwell Middle School bus route when a “large green blob came out of nowhere.”

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School funds stolen from West Forsyth High

School funds stolen from West Forsyth High

WEST FORSYTH -- Money was reportedly stolen from the vault and cafeteria at a local high school over the weekend in between winter storms that closed school in Forsyth County for a stretch of seven out of nine days.

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Two Girl Scouts from Forsyth earn Gold Award

Two Girl Scouts from Forsyth earn Gold Award

FORSYTH COUNTY — Two Forsyth County residents recently earned the Girl Scouts Gold Award for completing projects demonstrating community leadership.

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Gas leak near South Forsyth Middle, High schools shuts roads down

Gas leak near South Forsyth Middle, High schools shuts roads down

SOUTH FORSYTH — A gas leak near South Forsyth Middle School shut down the intersection of Old Atlanta and Sharon roads Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

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Fire extinguishers used in bus vandalism at Forsyth middle school

Fire extinguishers used in bus vandalism at Forsyth middle school

EAST FORSYTH — Three buses at a Forsyth County middle school were vandalized during one of the recent winter storms.

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Girl whose pepper spray cleared school bus at Cumming Elementary suspended

Girl whose pepper spray cleared school bus at Cumming Elementary suspended

CUMMING — The 10-year-old girl whose can of pepper spray went off on a Cumming Elementary bus during dismissal March 2 has been suspended as a result of the incident, school system officials said.

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UNG puts professor on leave, pursues dismissal

UNG puts professor on leave, pursues dismissal

DAHLONEGA — University of North Georgia professor Vicki McCard has been put on paid administrative leave as the university pursues termination following an incident earlier this year.

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Former Lambert football coach to lead Dawson County's program

Former Lambert football coach to lead Dawson County's program

DAWSONVILLE — Dawson County High School has a new head football coach.

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School bus cleared after can of pepper spray goes off at Cumming Elementary

School bus cleared after can of pepper spray goes off at Cumming Elementary

CUMMING — A busload of students from Cumming Elementary School was examined on campus by medical personnel after a can of pepper spray went off on the bus during dismissal Monday afternoon, authorities said.

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Otwell Middle School holds bone marrow donor sign-ups

Otwell Middle School holds bone marrow donor sign-ups

Sam Kimura of Kentucky was 17 years old when she was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia. She was told she needed a bone marrow transplant to cure the form of blood cancer.

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Student’s essay wins Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club contest

Student’s essay wins Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club contest

CUMMING — Ian Davis, an eighth grader at Cornerstone School, won the Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club’s 2015 essay contest. 

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Forsyth school system looking for top counselor

Forsyth school system looking for top counselor

FORSYTH COUNTY — School counselors have to be good listeners, but they’re also so much more.

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