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$3.5 million gift boosts Junior Achievement center next to Alliance Academy in Cumming

CUMMING -- North Georgia philanthropist and businessman Mike Cottrell admits he's always had a soft spot for Junior Achievement since the days of his youth in Pennsylvania.

January 27, 2017 | Gainesville Times | EDUCATION


Denmark High School principal named

FORSYTH COUNTY - Top positions throughout Forsyth County Schools and the district's administration will see a shake up once school lets out this summer, including a current high school principal moving to open the county's newest campus.

January 26, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


South Forsyth DECA holds annual prom fashion show

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Mad Hatters strutted down the stage, the Cheshire Cat grinning widely behind the glittering blue, red and green dresses at South Forsyth High School DECA's prom fashion show Friday evening.

January 25, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Riverwatch Middle student wins system-wide spelling bee

After 14 rounds, three hours and two final words, Forsyth County Schools has a new spelling bee champion: 11-year-old Prajwal Anand Saokar.

January 25, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Scammers claim fake partnership with Forsyth County Schools

Forsyth County Schools has filed a police report with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office against suspected scammers who are calling businesses claiming a partnership with the school district to sell athletic sponsorships for promotions items.

January 24, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Otwell, Forsyth Central partnering with KSU to hold CHOA Dance Marathon

Several Forsyth County schools are donning their dancing shoes and partnering with Kennesaw State University (KSU) to host a miniature dance marathon to benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, or CHOA.

January 23, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


South Forsyth High seniors trying to publish play they wrote

A South Forsyth High School advanced drama class recently performed the work of two seniors who spent their summer writing a play.

January 23, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Lambert senior golfer appointed to Naval Academy

SOUTH FORSYTH -- A Lambert High School senior is set to attend the U.S. Naval Academy upon graduating from the school in south Forsyth. --

January 22, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


When I Grow Up: Silver City Elementary

"I like to be a veterinarian because I like the animal's faces, and they're cute. [My favorite animal is a] cheetah. [I have a] dog [named] Finley. [My favorite thing to do in school is] reading, 'cause I like all the pictures and books."

January 22, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Silver City Elementary history teachers bring lesson alive

NORTH FORSYTH -- Paul Revere galloped from class to class as Caesar Chavez talked about crops and a Silver City Elementary School student pushed Teddy Roosevelt down the hall.

January 21, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Forsyth elementary schools may revisit dual-language program

Foreign languages may soon reappear in the Forsyth County's elementary schools, after having been phased out years ago.

January 21, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Fashion show to benefit South Forsyth High student fighting cancer

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Forsyth County residents are invited to jump down the rabbit hole into South Forsyth High School DECA's "DECA in Wonderland" prom fashion show Friday evening.

January 18, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Registration open for Forsyth County Schools Kindergarten Roundup

The new year may have just kicked off, but Forsyth County Schools administrators are already getting ready for next fall, when they will welcome brand new students to its kindergarten classrooms in August.

January 18, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Scholastic Student Spotlight: FCN intern taking steps toward future in journalism

Name: Matthew Hanley

January 17, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Otwell sixth grade class creates newspaper

Forsyth County residents have a new source for local news - an Otwell Middle School sixth grade class.

January 17, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


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Educational partnerships touted in Cumming's Alliance Academy

A "state of the schools" meeting held on the University of North Georgia's Cumming campus Monday morning focused on the partnership between UNG, Lanier ...

March 29, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Annual Forsyth County Ghost Out reenactment shows fatal consequences of drunk driving

A voice, not that of an adult but also not that of an unaware child, screamed from within a smashed vehicle in the parking lot ...

March 22, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Paddle Georgia applications open for teachers

Georgia educators now have the opportunity to get their feet wet on a weeklong canoe and kayak trip on the Etowah River, which is scheduled ...

March 21, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


When I Grow Up: Big Creek Elementary

"I want to be a computer programmer or an author for books. I really think technology is pretty cool if you really think about it ...

March 20, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Forsyth fares well at science Olympiad tournaments

Two Forsyth County high schools recently hosted Georgia Science Olympiad tournaments, an "academic track meet" of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, competitions.

March 20, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Lambert senior among 10 perfect SAT scores in metro Atlanta

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Doing something perfectly got Amanda Lang to the top of the Georgian Club Friday, surrounded by nine other high school seniors who also ...

March 19, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Graduation dates, times set for Forsyth County Class of 2018

The Forsyth County Board of Education recently approved the dates and places for next year's graduation ceremonies.

March 18, 2017 | Newsroom Staff | EDUCATION


District names Forsyth County Counselors of the Year

Three educators were recently recognized for their positive influence on students by being named the 2017 Forsyth County Schools Counselors of the Year for their ...

March 18, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Forsyth elementary, middle school students read essays about their heroes

Watching cartoon characters save the day from evil villains or reading comics about Batman vanquishing his nemesis may entertain children, but one group of Forsyth ...

March 17, 2017 | Kayla Robins | EDUCATION


Morrows honored for support of Forsyth County public education

For the last four years, Jim and Peggie Morrow have dedicated their time, energy and money to Forsyth County Schools and children throughout the community.

March 14, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


North Forsyth Middle speech pathologist named Teacher of the Year

NORTH FORSYTH -- Growing up, Maleah Stewart never wanted to be a teacher.

March 12, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION




Literacy Forsyth Spanish classes to begin Tuesday

FORSYTH COUNTY -- A local nonprofit will begin holding Spanish classes for adults this week.

March 12, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | EDUCATION


Forsyth students among best at state middle school business conference

Students from three Forsyth County middle schools recently took home accolades after competing in the Georgia Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, middle level ...

March 11, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


Riverwatch student body takes day off to pay it forward

Packages of Ramen soup, apple sauce, canned beans and other non-perishable items lay scattered in piles at The Exchange at The Collection at Forsyth as ...

March 10, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | EDUCATION


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