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Report cards for Georgia schools released

Report cards for Georgia schools released

ATLANTA (AP) - State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. But high schools on average are struggling to boost their students' performance.

That's according to new data released on Monday. The state is releasing two years of scores for school districts, including an update to previously released 2012 numbers.

The original 2012 numbers were the result of a similar system, rating schools on a scale of 100.

T.G. Scott Odyssey team headed to State

T.G. Scott Odyssey team headed to State

A famous quote by children’s writer, Dr. Seuss in “The Lorax” states, “It’s not what it is, it’s what it can become.” Team Lorax, composed of seven T.G. Scott Elementary 4th and 5th graders, made that statement come true.

Otis Redding III gives Hubbard student clarinet

Otis Redding III gives Hubbard student clarinet

A Hubbard Elementary School fifth grader received a special gift during class Wednesday from a celebrity visitor.

BOE honors top high school students

BOE honors top high school students

Monroe County Board of Education recognized Mary Persons students Kelsea Carneal, Rachel Pope and Caroline Waldrep at its March 11 meeting for achieving perfect scores of 350 on the Georgia High School writing test.

All juniors attending school in Georgia take the test and are required to pass it as a requirement for graduation.

Sutton adds one pre-K class for next year

Sutton adds one pre-K class for next year

Assistant superintendent Angie Dillon announced to school board members at their March 11 meeting that one pre-kindergarten class will be moved from T.G. Scott Elementary to K.B. Sutton Elementary for the 2014-15 school year.

In updating pre-K registration, Dillon said there were 22 students on the waiting list at K.B. Sutton, which will fill a complete class.

Mary Persons High named AP STEM Achievement School

Mary Persons High named AP STEM Achievement School

Mary Persons High School was named a 2014 AP STEM Achievement School by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge.

An AP Challenge School is a school where students are testing in at least two AP math courses and 2 AP science courses and at least 40 percent of those test scores are earning results of three or higher, according to a release.

K. B. Sutton fifth grade earns Internet Safety national champs

K. B. Sutton fifth grade earns Internet Safety national champs

The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation is proud to announce K. B. Sutton Elementary School in Forsyth, GA as the 5th grade national champion for the USA-SOS Safe Online Surfing Internet Safety Challenge for 2013.

Fifth grade students from K. B. Sutton outscored students from 52 schools in 18 states to claim the internet safety national championship title!