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Fulton County school breakfast programs help kids eat healthy

Fulton County school breakfast programs help kids eat healthy

FULTON COUNTY -- The American Association of School Administration has awarded a grant to Fulton County Schools, in which the funds will help kids eat healthy breakfasts before their school days begin. 

"Breakfast in the Classroom" will be implemented in Mimosa Elementary and Woodland Elementary. By having the program in those schools, students will be provided with a low-cost bagged breakfast from the cafeteria. They can then eat the breakfast in their classrooms before school starts.

Six middle schools will offer "Grab-n-Go' breakfasts along with four high schools. Those schools include Holcomb Bridge, McNair, Paul D. West, Ridgeview, Sandtown and Woodland Middle, along with Creekside, McClarin, Tri-Cities and Westlake High. Similar to "Breakfast in the Classroom," the "Grab-n-Go" program allows students to take a bagged breakfast from the cafeteria and portable kiosks in the school.. They can eat the meals before school.

School is (almost!) out in Fulton County

School is (almost!) out in Fulton County

ATLANTA -- The last day of school is fast approaching in metro Atlanta, with some districts dismissing as early as this week.

For Fulton County Schools, the last day is Thursday, May 23.

Other last days of school in the Atlanta area include:

Thursday, May 16
Barrow County

Friday, May 17
Clarke County

Wednesday, May 22
Atlanta Public Schools (traditional)
Cherokee County
Gwinnett County

Thursday, May 23
Clayton County
Cobb County
Decatur City
DeKalb County
Rockdale County

Friday, May 24
Bartow County
Buford City
Carroll County
Coweta County
Fayette County
Floyd County
Forsyth County
Griffin-Spalding County
Marietta City
Newton County
Paulding County

Open Enrollment ends May 15

Open Enrollment ends May 15

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- More than 20 Fulton County public schools will accept transfer students for the 2013-14 school year.

These so-called Open Enrollment schools accept students from outside the assigned area, space permitting.

Applications for the Open Enrollment schools will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. Parents will be notified of their children's status in June.

Download an Open Enrollment Application

The county's Open Enrollment Schools include:

Elementary
* Birmingham Falls, Milton
* Conley Hills, East Point
* Findley Oaks, Johns Creek
* Hapeville
* S.L. Lewis, Atlanta
* Medlock Bridge, Johns Creek
* Love T. Nolan, Atlanta
* Renaissance, Fairburn
* Shakerag, Johns Creek
* Sweet Apple, Roswell

"Fore" Kids Golf Classic to benefit Fulton students, teachers

"Fore" Kids Golf Classic to benefit Fulton students, teachers

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The 18th annual Fulton Education Foundation "Fore" Kids Golf Classic is being held on May 14 in Alpharetta at the Golf Club of Georgia. 

A spokeswoman for Fulton County Schools reported that the tournament will benefit students and staff of Fulton County schools, while Fulton County school leaders, school board members, business professionals and others from the community will attend. 

There will be one caddy for every four players. All golfers should check in at 9:30 that morning, and be ready to begin at 11:00. At 4:00 p.m., awards will be given out along with a silent auction. 

To register, individuals may play for $400, and teams of four will pay $1,750. Sponsors are still needed. 

Georgia Power honors local schools for efficient energy use

Georgia Power honors local schools for efficient energy use

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County schools have received an honor from Georgia Power for their efficient use of energy.

The school system was given money from Georgia Power to install efficient energy equipment in two new high schools in the area. This year, Fulton County schools also took two major awards: the U.S. Green Building Council's Georgia Chapter was recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency for a School System, and the Leadership in Water Efficiency. 

 A spokeswoman for the Fulton County School System said part of receiving the honor is to maintain a high Energy Star rating. Fulton County averages a score of 87, and 57 of their 58 schools are Energy Star certified. 

School board announces April community meetings

School board announces April community meetings

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Board of Education has announced the dates and locations of its April community meetings.

Every month, the board holds the meetings as a way for parents and community members to discuss local issues and concerns.

The April meeting dates include:

District 1
Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 9:30 a.m.
Teaching Museum North (730 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell)

District 2
Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 9:30 a.m.
Alpharetta HS (3595 Webb Bridge Road)

District 3
Thursday, Apr. 11 at 6 p.m.
Tri-Cities HS (2575 Harris Street, East Point)

District 4
Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 6 p.m.
Cliftondale ES (3340 West Stubbs Road, College Park)

District 5
Thursday, Apr. 18 at 9:30 a.m.
River Trail MS (10795 Rogers Circle, Johns Creek)

Educators gain access to new Teacher Resource Link

Educators gain access to new Teacher Resource Link

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Education launched the Teachers Resource Link (TRL) on Tuesday, giving educators access to digital resources that go along with Georgia's K-12 curriculum.

Mat Cardoza of GaDOE Communications reported that the TRL was developed to help facilitate teachers when they look for digital materials for students to use, based on their academic performance. By using the TRL, the state can quickly find those resources the students need to excel in the classroom.

There are 18,000 digital resources currently that make up the TRL, based on Georgia standards for K-12 teachers, Cardoza said. Every teacher has the same information coming from the same knowledge base. 

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said, "These kinds of tools are invaluable because they save our teachers a tremendous amount of time and will ultimately help our students be college and career ready because they are getting the best instruction possible."