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Car wash challenge today benefits Special Olympics

FORSYTH COUNTY — All five Forsyth public high schools will engage in a little friendly competition Saturday to support the county’s Special Olympics program.

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Cornerstone sixth-graders first in state competition

NORTH FORSYTH — For the second year in a row, Cornerstone Schools in north Forsyth fielded successful teams in the eCybermission competition.

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Two schools hailed for customer service

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Customer service is crucial for a successful business. It’s also an important part of running a thriving campus, as two Forsyth County schools recently learned.

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System ranks high for digital education

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County Schools has again been named one of the top digital school districts in the country.

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Schools begin CRCT testing Wednesday

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests begin today for the Forsyth County school system.

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Rotarians recognize outgoing superintendent

Rotarians recognize outgoing superintendent

CUMMING — As he transitions toward his retirement from Forsyth County Schools, Superintendent Buster Evans visited local Rotarians Tuesday morning to talk about the growth of the school system — both in population and achievement — since he took the helm in 2008.

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Novelist to speak at library program Thursday

CUMMING -- A New York Times bestselling novelist will spend an evening with Forsyth County residents.

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Hepler resigns as West Forsyth football coach


Friendly school wager settled with duct tape

Friendly school wager settled with duct tape

SOUTH FORSYTH — To raise money for the March of Dimes, Settles Bridge Elementary School Assistant Principal Mark Graves and teacher Amy Hockenberry placed a friendly wager.

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School bond referendum on ballot

Forsyth County - As voters line up for local and state primary elections May 20, the Forsyth County School System is hopeful they will also pay attention to the bond referendum that will appear on the ballot.

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School system closing in on facilities plan

CUMMING — The Forsyth County school system’s proposed six-year-facilities plan cleared a major hurdle Wednesday, receiving approval from a four-member review team of visiting officials.

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South's Crowder finalist for state top teacher

South's Crowder finalist for state top teacher

SOUTH FORSYTH — A South Forsyth High School teacher has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2015 Teacher of the Year award in Georgia.

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Assistant principal on leave after arrest

Assistant principal on leave after arrest

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Matt Elementary School assistant principal is out on bond after being arrested on charges of violating the controlled substance act.

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North JROTC rates high on formal inspection

NORTH FORSYTH — North Forsyth High School Marine Corps JROTC cadets are returning from their spring break with some good news after receiving the highest rating possible on their recent formal inspection.

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Two cafeteria managers’ recipes among state finalists

FORSYTH COUNTY — Getting students to eat vegetables and whole grains is no easy task, but Lisa Hasse and Dee Mathis are up for the challenge.

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Students win awards at state literary meet

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Several Forsyth County high schools earned awards at the recent Georgia High School Association State Literary Championship.

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Whitlow students first at regional Science Olympiad

Whitlow students first at regional Science Olympiad

FLOWERY BRANCH — More than 15 students from Whitlow Elementary School returned victorious after winning first place in the recent Science Olympiad regional competition in nearby Flowery Branch.

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Forsyth school chief search ongoing

CUMMING — Applications have begun to trickle in for those hoping to become the next superintendent of Forsyth County Schools.

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Students take home honors at FBLA meet

FORSYTH COUNTY — Based on their strong showings at a recent state competition, several students from Forsyth County high schools are heading to the national Future Business Leaders of America competition.

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Reminder: School out this week for spring break

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Traffic should be lighter around Forsyth County this week as the public school system is off for spring break.

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Central auto team claims second title

CUMMING — Members of an engine-building team from Forsyth Central High School’s automotive technology program have again earned top honors.

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South leads way at TSA conference

SOUTH FORSYTH — South Forsyth High School swept the competition during the recent Technology Student Association’s State Leadership Conference.

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Special Olympics honors coaches and supporters

Special Olympics honors coaches and supporters

CUMMING -- Special Olympics of Forsyth County honored its coaches and community supporters Friday during “A Night of Sweets ‘N Thanks” at the Central Park Recreation Center.

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STAR students honored at region luncheon

STAR students honored at region luncheon

SOUTH FORSYTH — There is no shortage of high-achieving students across north Georgia. In fact, area high school students have been so successful, there was an eight-way tie Friday for the Region 3A STAR student title.

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Optimist clubs crown top young public speakers

Optimist clubs crown top young public speakers

CUMMING — Local Optimists recently announced the elementary, middle and high school county-level winners of the organization’s annual Oratorical Contest.

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Hard work, preparation drive Central auto team

Hard work, preparation drive Central auto team

CUMMING — Students from Forsyth Central High who finished ninth at a national engine building competition in December may have a much better shot at first place this year.

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Malfunctioning air unit clears Liberty Middle

WEST FORSYTH — Students at Liberty Middle School were evacuated as a precaution Thursday afternoon while maintenance staff worked to fix a ventilation unit.

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University System of Georgia approves tobacco ban

ATLANTA — The board governing Georgia's public colleges and universities has approved a systemwide proposal to ban the use of all forms of tobacco products.

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‘Forsyth Writes Together’ set for Saturday

WEST FORSYTH -- The Post Road library will be the site of a new program called “Forsyth Writes Together,” a day dedicated to celebrating local authors and those who aspire to become one.

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Two local teachers seek support for grants

FORSYTH COUNTY — There’s still time to vote for two Forsyth County teachers who are in the running for a $2,500 grant.

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Board updated on school chief search

CUMMING — The clock has started ticking on the Forsyth County school system’s superintendent search.

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Vickery Middle School collects change for cause

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Vickery Creek Middle School students recently raised nearly $3,800 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Registration opens for Forsyth County summer camps

FORSYTH COUNTY — Registration for 2014 Forsyth County Parks and Recreation summer camps has opened.

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South culinary team savoring state title

South culinary team savoring state title

SOUTH FORSYTH -- A team from South Forsyth High School has cooked its way to a national competition after recently winning the Georgia ProStart Championships.

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Vietnam vets learn about literacy efforts

Vietnam vets learn about literacy efforts

CUMMING — The executive director of a Forsyth County organization dedicated to reducing illiteracy and the economic and social toll it can take recently spoke to a gathering of the Cumming chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

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Three robotics teams advance to world championships

FORSYTH COUNTY — A South Forsyth High School robotics team placed second in the state during the inaugural Georgia VEX Robotics State Championship Tournament.

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School system seeking input in superintendent search

FORSYTH COUNTY — The community is invited to be a part of the search for Forsyth County’s next school superintendent.

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Deadline March 17 for fire safety poster contest

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Third-graders in Forsyth County public and private schools, as well as those who are homeschooled, are invited to create posters that celebrate fire safety during an annual fire department contest.

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Community helping university plan future

CUMMING -- Since opening its doors in 2012, the University of North Georgia’s Cumming campus has been welcomed by the community.

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Pathways may lead students to careers

CUMMING -- From astronauts to zookeepers, kids grow up wanting to become many different things.

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Business professionals help students hone interview skills

Business professionals help students hone interview skills

SOUTH FORSYTH — Haley Naylor opted for a navy blue business suit Monday rather than the typical student attire of jeans and a T-shirt.

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Vandals break in to West Forsyth High, cause damage

Vandals break in to West Forsyth High, cause damage

WEST FORSYTH -- The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to track down two men who broke into West Forsyth High School early Saturday.

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Region's top technical college students, teachers honored

Region's top technical college students, teachers honored

SOUTH FORSYTH — North Georgia’s technical colleges celebrated the best of the best Tuesday during the annual GOAL and Rick Perkins Awards Luncheon.

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Rifle team from North Forsyth shoots to third place

Rifle team from North Forsyth shoots to third place

NORTH FORSYTH -- While the world was watching the 2014 Winter Olympics, North Forsyth High School’s rifle team was focused on its target.

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STAR students set sights on science careers

STAR students set sights on science careers

CUMMING — High SAT scores and grade-point averages are just the beginning for the seven STARs from Forsyth County.

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UNG holding town hall meeting Thursday

CUMMING -- The public is invited to provide input on plans for the future of the University of North Georgia.

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Morrissey seeking re-election to school board

Morrissey seeking re-election to school board

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Kristin Morrissey has announced her campaign for re-election to the District 2 seat on the Forsyth County Board of Education in the May 20 primary.

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Nixon announces county BOE bid

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Amanda Nixon has announced her candidacy for the District 1 post on the Forsyth County Board of Education.

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Second drug summit informs

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Parents learned about some of the most common types of drugs being used by Forsyth County youth during an event Tuesday night.

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Two high schools getting new principals

Two high schools getting new principals

The Forsyth County school system has announced that two of its high schools will be under new leadership next year.

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