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A look inside new schools in southwest Forsyth

A look inside new schools in southwest Forsyth

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH -- Students will not enter the halls and classrooms of Brandywine Elementary and DeSana Middle schools until this August, but school system staff and ...

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BOE marks groundbreaking for Denmark High School

BOE marks groundbreaking for Denmark High School

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH -- In a field surrounded by trees and farmhouses, Forsyth County Schools staff and board members broke ground Wednesday on what will become the ...

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Forsyth County high school graduations begin Saturday

Forsyth County high school graduations begin Saturday

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Another group of teenagers will take their turn throughout the next few days to walk across the stage, shake the hand of their ...

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Incumbents sweep Forsyth Board of Education races

Incumbents sweep Forsyth Board of Education races

FORSYTH COUNTY – Three races for seats on the Forsyth County Board of Education were on the ballot in Tuesday’s General Primary, and all three ...

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Forysth County Schools holds stance on transgender bathroom directive

Forysth County Schools holds stance on transgender bathroom directive

FORSYTH COUNTY — Officials with the Forsyth County school system have not changed their stance on a recent directive from the Obama administration about transgender students ...

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Forsyth Board of Education approves tentative 2017 budget

Forsyth Board of Education approves tentative 2017 budget

FORSYTH COUNTY – A tentative Forsyth County Schools budget for 2017 was approved by the Board of Education on Thursday, with finance officials for the district ...

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Forsyth County Schools honors retirees

Forsyth County Schools honors retirees

FORSYTH COUNTY – Just as students must graduate to the next grade or phase in their lives, educators and school employees also cannot remain forever in ...

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Forsyth school officials respond to Obama’s transgender student bathroom order

Forsyth school officials respond to Obama’s transgender student bathroom order

CUMMING — In light of a recent directive about transgender students from the Obama administration, officials with the Forsyth County school system say they intend to ...

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Lambert High School to launch alternative class schedule

Lambert High School to launch alternative class schedule

SOUTH FORSYTH — Lambert High School will introduce a new alternative class schedule this fall in an effort to increase personalized learning and optimize the time ...

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Two from North Forsyth honored for military academy appointments

Two from North Forsyth honored for military academy appointments

NORTH FORSYTH — Two North Forsyth High School students, Matthew McClelland and Cory Campbell, fourth and third from right, were among the 12 whose nominations by ...

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Rotary Club of Forsyth County honors seniors who overcame hardships

Rotary Club of Forsyth County honors seniors who overcame hardships

CUMMING — Educational scholarships often reward students for reaching certain levels of academic performance, but five high school seniors in Forsyth County were recognized on a ...

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Forsyth County school system 2017 budget includes raise for teachers

Forsyth County school system 2017 budget includes raise for teachers

FORSYTH COUNTY — Teacher salaries are expected to increase next school year, while Forsyth County school taxes likely will remain the same, as indicated in the ...

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Expansion of West Forsyth High School approved

Expansion of West Forsyth High School approved

WEST FORSYTH — West Forsyth High School is set to join the four other public high schools in Forsyth County by inviting bulldozers and hard hats ...

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Daves Creek Elementary student wins state social studies fair

Daves Creek Elementary student wins state social studies fair

SOUTH FORSYTH — An elementary school student in south Forsyth recently won the 2016 State Social Studies Fair in his category.

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Liberty Middle School receives national honor

Liberty Middle School receives national honor

NORTHWEST FORSYTH — A school in north Forsyth was spotlighted by a national program Wednesday for being a high-performing school that others should look to as ...

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Former prep basketball coach arrested after allegations of relationship with student

Former prep basketball coach arrested after allegations of relationship with student

OAKWOOD — Zachary Swansey, former boys’ basketball coach at West Hall High School, was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of sexual assault to a student.

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West Forsyth High School wins Special Olympics car wash challenge

West Forsyth High School wins Special Olympics car wash challenge

WEST FORSYTH — West Forsyth High School raised the most money during an annual car wash competition over the weekend that benefits Special Olympics of Forsyth ...

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Forsyth Central freshmen national finalists in STEM challenge

Forsyth Central freshmen national finalists in STEM challenge

CUMMING — A team of four freshmen from Forsyth Central High School was one of 20 selected by the U.S. Army as a national finalist ...

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Two Naval Academy nominees from Lambert attend reception with congressman

Two Naval Academy nominees from Lambert attend reception with congressman

SOUTH FORSYTH — Two Forsyth County high school students were among the 12 that District 7 U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall nominated — and who were subsequently ...

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Otwell Middle students create newspaper for class project

Otwell Middle students create newspaper for class project

CUMMING — Readers wanting to learn more about new soccer cleats, the best NBA players, Hasbro toy packs that lack female characters or do-it-yourself life hacks ...

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Special education teacher of year from Mashburn Elementary

Special education teacher of year from Mashburn Elementary

CUMMING — Forsyth County’s special education teacher of the year was announced Wednesday during a Cumming Civitan Club’s annual banquet.

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Milestones scores won’t affect promotion this year

Milestones scores won’t affect promotion this year

FORSYTH COUNTY — Results on Georgia Milestones, the state’s standardized assessment system, will not affect whether students in third, fifth and eighth grades can graduate ...

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Silver City teachers spending Mother’s Day unlike any other

Silver City teachers spending Mother’s Day unlike any other

*** UPDATE: The first chick hatched. Click on the link to the left to watch live.

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Committee to tackle Forsyth County youth football proposal

Committee to tackle Forsyth County youth football proposal

FORSYTH COUNTY — A proposed rule change that would require Forsyth County youth football players to play out of a park that feeds into their eventual ...

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North Forsyth High School’s JROTC receives national fitness honors

North Forsyth High School’s JROTC receives national fitness honors

NORTH FORSYTH — Cadets at North Forsyth High School’s Marine Corps JROTC program earned top national honors in an annual fitness test.

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Forsyth County school officials applaud state education reform bill

Forsyth County school officials applaud state education reform bill

FORSYTH COUNTY — Though this school year is not yet over, educators are looking ahead to this fall after Gov. Nathan Deal signed an education reform ...

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Forsyth high schools washing cars to benefit Special Olympics

Forsyth high schools washing cars to benefit Special Olympics

FORSYTH COUNTY — If weekend errands involve cleaning the car, they can also involve supporting Forsyth County’s Special Olympics program.

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20 South Forsyth seniors first to get new diploma seal

20 South Forsyth seniors first to get new diploma seal

SOUTH FORSYTH — Part of the graduating class at South Forsyth High School this year will be the first in the county to receive a new ...

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Forsyth County’s schools top state on CCRPI scores

Forsyth County’s schools top state on CCRPI scores

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system received its annual report card from the state Tuesday broken down by district- and school-level metrics. The numbers ...

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Governor touts Lanier Tech expansion in signing state budget

Governor touts Lanier Tech expansion in signing state budget

OAKWOOD — Gov. Nathan Deal flew into Hall County by helicopter Monday morning to sign the $23.7 billion state budget for the 2017 fiscal year ...

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