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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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State honors Chestatee Elementary as a Family-Friendly Partnership School

State honors Chestatee Elementary as a Family-Friendly Partnership School

NORTHEAST FORSYTH — A local elementary school was visited by “the boss of all schools” Monday, as the principal explained it to her students.

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Forsyth school officials: Delayed dismissal a tornado precaution

Forsyth school officials: Delayed dismissal a tornado precaution

NORTH FORSYTH — As students sat in the hallway of their elementary school Monday, a woman read a story over the intercom for “today’s entertainment.”

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Masked man on UNG campus turns out to be female professor doing research

Masked man on UNG campus turns out to be female professor doing research

DAHLONEGA — To University of North Georgia students at the Dahlonega campus, fear not: someone in a Ronald Reagan mask lurking in the bushes is simply a professor doing research about birds.

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Sign-ups under way for Forsyth County Junior Fire Academy

Sign-ups under way for Forsyth County Junior Fire Academy

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Fire Department will hold its fifth annual Junior Fire Academy from July 6-10 at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex.

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Library volunteers in Forsyth honored at reception

Library volunteers in Forsyth honored at reception

FORSYTH COUNTY — A reception Thursday afternoon recognized the efforts of a specific group of people who work at the local libraries.

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Community unites for Forsyth Special Olympics Spring Games

Community unites for Forsyth Special Olympics Spring Games

CUMMING — The Olympic Games came to the Forsyth Central High School football field Friday, and the morning held a special place in the hearts of everyone involved.

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THE BUZZ: High school students return from Spring Break

Our weekly series 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 Central STEM program lands state certification

Forsyth Central STEM program lands state certification

CUMMING — Each public high school in Forsyth County has its own program or set of accolades to set it apart, but one campus became just the sixth in Georgia to receive a certification for which the state superintendent made his first visit to Forsyth.

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Voting opens for name of new high school in southwest Forsyth

Voting opens for name of new high school in southwest Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County’s sixth high school needs a name, and it will not be Southwest Forsyth High School.

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Special Olympics kicks off on Friday

Special Olympics kicks off on Friday

FORSYTH COUNTY – It’s that time of the year again for nearly 400 area public school students to show off their athletic talents and compete in the annual Special Olympics Spring Games.

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Car wash competition benefits Special Olympics

Forsyth County’s five public high schools will clean to compete for an annual trophy in support of the county’s Special Olympics program next weekend.

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Lambert debate team competing in final rounds

Lambert debate team competing in final rounds

College basketball’s March Madness may be over, but 64 high schools from around the globe have been competing in another tournament, and may the best words win.

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Forsyth Central drumline preps for national event

Forsyth Central drumline preps for national event

CUMMING — A local high school band is heading to Ohio later this month to strut its show on a national scale.

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Student from South Forsyth High wins award for research project

Student from South Forsyth High wins award for research project

SOUTH FORSYTH — A South Forsyth High School junior recently took home the first-place title at a statewide science competition.

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State money will go toward land for new Lanier Tech campus

OAKWOOD — Lanier Technical College will relocate its current Oakwood campus to another location in Hall County, school and state officials announced Thursday.

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Speller from south Forsyth takes third at state bee

Speller from south Forsyth takes third at state bee

SOUTH FORSYTH — A Vickery Creek Middle School student won third place in the state-wide spelling bee.

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South Forsyth DECA students place third in national challenge

South Forsyth DECA students place third in national challenge

SOUTH FORSYTH — Three South Forsyth High School students recently participated in a national competition to market an athletic apparel chain’s company and products.

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Forsyth students score high at state technology fair

Forsyth students score high at state technology fair

FORSYTH COUNTY — Technology-savvy students across all grades and interests took home top-placing awards last month during a statewide showcase.

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Fatal crash re-enactment sends message to Forsyth teens

Fatal crash re-enactment sends message to Forsyth teens

NORTH FORSYTH — Two vehicles faced each other in a North Forsyth High School parking lot Wednesday, their windshields shattered and steel frames crushed from the impact of their collision.

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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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