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Dr. Bradley to Depart Banneker on October 11
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Dr. Bradley to Depart Banneker on October 11

According to Fulton County Schools, Dr. Duke Bradley, principal at Banneker High School, will be leaving next month to pursue other opportunities. He recently shared the news of his upcoming exit in a letter to parents and the school community. Since Dr. Bradley’s arrival in 2015, Banneker’s graduation rate and test scores have increased. In 2018, Banneker was removed from the state’s failing schools list and was named a “Beating The Odds” school and Dr. Bradley was named Fulton County Schools Principal of the Year. In 2019, the school was awarded STEM certification by Advance Ed. “Earning STEM certification is a wonderful achievement for Banneker High School,” said Dr. Bradley. “We’ve been on a four-year journey to create more meaningful learning opportunities for our studen...
South Fulton Marching Bands to Showcase Talent in Sept. 21 Exhibition
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South Fulton Marching Bands to Showcase Talent in Sept. 21 Exhibition

Fifteen Fulton County Schools marching bands will showcase their talents in the district's annual Marching Band Exhibition on Saturday, September 21 at 5:45 p.m. The event will take place at the stadium at Cambridge High School (2845 Bethany Bend) in Milton, Ga. Participating high schools include Banneker, Creekside, Langston Hughes, Tri-Cities and Westlake. Members of the South Fulton community have already had a number of opportunities to see their local high school bands perform at pep rallies and sporting events. Additionally, members of the Westlake High School band performed during the city of South Fulton's National Night Out and helped to welcome elementary students on the first day of school. Banneker High School band members performed at Friendship Community Church as part of...
School Board Members Bryant and Dove to Hold First Community Meeting of the School Year on Sept. 16
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School Board Members Bryant and Dove to Hold First Community Meeting of the School Year on Sept. 16

Fulton County School Board President Linda Bryant will hold a joint community meeting with District 6 Board Member Kimberly Dove on September 16 at Camp Creek Middle School. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. School board community meetings are held nearly monthly and are open to the public. The sessions provide an opportunity for the public to have direct contact with school leaders and give board members a chance to listen to local issues and concerns.  Also often in attendance are area principals and Fulton County Schools representatives to share important news and updates. Bryant, who represents District 4, and District 6’s Dove represent the Fulton County Schools that are located in the city of South Fulton. For the remainder of the school year, Board President Linda Bryan...
After Undefeated, History-Making Season, Banneker Retires Hall’s Racket
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After Undefeated, History-Making Season, Banneker Retires Hall’s Racket

Banneker High School's tennis program was relaunched just two years ago by Coach Patricia Swift. Already, the school is making history. During the 2019 season, Banneker's Bryce Hall went undefeated and earned the distinction of becoming the school's first-ever Georgia High School Association's Region 6-AAAAA Tennis Player of the Year. In recognition of his achievement, his racket has been retired and is now on display on the high school's campus. “I hope to see Bryce playing in the U. S. Open and Wimbledon one day,” Coach Swint said. “I’m not sure that’s what he wants to do, but I hope that whatever he chooses to do will make him happy.” Whatever the path, Hall has demonstrated that he has what it takes to be successful. His perseverance is just one of the traits that helped him ...
Superintendent Looney to Visit Cliftondale Community Club
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Superintendent Looney to Visit Cliftondale Community Club

A longtime professional skydiver, Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney is known for jumping out of planes. Today the charismatic educator is jumping right into the school day routine as Fulton County Schools' students start the 2019-2020 school year. One of the first things on Dr. Looney's schedule today was greeting the students at Cliftondale Elementary School as they filed into the building. He'll wrap up his day just over a mile away at the Cliftondale Community Club's monthly meeting as tonight's special invited guest. Dr. Mike Looney joined Fulton County Schools in June after serving as Superintendent of Williamson County Schools in Tennessee. He was named Superintendent of the Year in 2015 by the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents and previously was superintendent of...
Councilwoman Willis Leads Effort to Help Hickory Park Prepare for School Year
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Councilwoman Willis Leads Effort to Help Hickory Park Prepare for School Year

For the third year, elected officials, educators, service providers and community partners poured into the Hickory Park Apartments community in support of its students. The annual effort led by Councilwoman Helen Willis brings much-needed resources to the area which has been plagued by violence and abuse . “While our police officers are addressing the crime in the community, I am working with community partners to tackle some of the socio-economic factors at the root of the issue,” said Councilwoman Willis. “Children often act out and give up in school when they feel unsafe and unsupported at home. We want to reinforce that despite the data, these students are not destined for failure. No matter their hardships, they are not forgotten.” Councilwoman Willis was joined by Mayor W...
First Day of School Brings New Faces, Renovations, Safety and Tech Upgrades and More
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First Day of School Brings New Faces, Renovations, Safety and Tech Upgrades and More

The 2019-2020 school year starts on August 12 for thousands of children enrolled in Fulton County Schools (FCS). The new year brings lots of new changes. New Faces This will mark the first full year with new Dr. Mike Looney, the newly named superintendent, at the helm of the district. Since his arrival, he’s taken steps to get to know South Fulton's leaders and parents. He’s met with Mayor William “Bill” Edwards, the Mayor’s Task Force on Education and members of the South Fulton Parents for Education. He also hosted breakfast for local media, including the City of South Fulton Observer, and held office hours for parents at the South Fulton Learning Center. New changes in leadership at Fulton County schools have resulted in several new principals in and around South Fulton. The...
Georgia Milestones: South Fulton Schools See Double-Digit Gains
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Georgia Milestones: South Fulton Schools See Double-Digit Gains

Fulton County Schools students continue to perform as well or better than the state average, according to the recently released Georgia Milestones Spring 2019 assessment. Student proficiency in the areas of English and Math increased across all grade levels. Several South Fulton elementary, middle and high schools saw gains. Additionally, McNair Middle School led the district in overall progress. A more comprehensive report will be issued by the Georgia Department of Education later in the year which will include the Winter, Spring and Summer results.  “The Board is very excited to see the instructional alignment to the school district’s strategic plan producing results in third grade reading," said Linda Bryant, Fulton County Board of Education chair. " There ...
School Board to Discuss Millage Rate at July 16 Meeting
Public Notice, Schools

School Board to Discuss Millage Rate at July 16 Meeting

The Fulton County Board of Education will meet Tuesday, July 16 at the school system’s North Learning Center, located at 450 Northridge Parkwayin Sandy Springs. The board will convene for executive session at 9:30 a.m. with a pre-work session immediately following.  The business meeting will begin at 1 pm. The millage rate will be on the agenda. The tentative 2019 millage rate is 17.796. The rate will result in a decrease in property tax revenue from reassessed property by 4.16% based on the calculated 2019 tax digest. School board meetings can be watched live on FCSTV Comcast Channel 24 or from a computer through the videostreaming website. Recordings of the meeting also are archived to that site within 48 hours of the meeting....
First Day Fulton Back-to-School Fair & Pep Rally

First Day Fulton Back-to-School Fair & Pep Rally

Fulton County Schools will have our third annual back-to-school fair and pep rally: First Day Fulton: Ready Set Go! on August 3rd from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The First Day Fulton Back-to-School Pep Rally is a free event for parents and students to attend on Saturday, August 3, 2019. On-site registration will be available for new students and transitioning students, as well as a Health Fair with a variety of vendors, entertainment, and activities for children. School supplies will be available (while they last), and drawings for door prizes will include those who have attended the Vendor/Health Fair (see vendors below), submitted their ticket, and who are present to win. Families will also have the opportunity to receive free food from event sponsors (see sponsors below). The school ...

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