FCS Messenger | May 2023

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    May 2023

    Elise Kreitner, 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year
    l-r: Deputy Chief Talent Officer Eric Hollinhead, Chief Academic Officer Cliff Jones, Superintendent Mike Looney, Teacher of the Year Elise Kreitner, Autrey Mill Principal Trey Martin, FCS Board Member Kristen McCabe, and Zone 6 Superintendent Brian Downey.

    Expect the Best!

    We are so proud to offer our biggest congratulations to:

    • Elise Kreitner, 2023-24 Teacher of the Year, from Autrey Mill Middle School
    • Barbara Rettker, 2023-24 School Professional of the Year, from Northview High School
    • Harriet Perry, 2023-2024 Support Professional of the Year, from the FCS Federal Programs Department

    Watch this fun video to see how shocked and excited they were when we surprised them with the news!


    Dates To Remember

    May 1
    National School Principal Day

    May 1-5
    Teacher Appreciation Week
    (National Education Association)

    May 5
    School Lunch Hero Day

    May 8-12
    Teacher Appreciation Week
    (National PTA/PTO)

    May 9
    Board Work Session (NLC)

    May 11
    School Nurse Appreciation Day

    May 15
    Open Enrollment Transfer Application Ends

    May 16
    Board Meeting (SLC)

    May 25
    Last day of the semester

    May 25
    Summer Learning Registration Ends

    May 26
    Teacher workday

    May 29
    Memorial Day

    May is:

    • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    • Mental Health Awareness Month

    2023 Fulton High School Graduation Dates

    2023 Fulton High School Graduation Dates, Times, and Locations

    Get ready, parents of seniors! Click here to see the 2023 Fulton high school graduation dates, times, and locations. Dates and times are subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates.

    For more information, contact your high school directly.

    Hovercraft Competition

    Hovercraft Competition Revs Up Students for Future in Engineering

    Joseph Buffington has a motto in his classroom: “Excellence without excuses.” Buffington’s students at Banneker High School seek that excellence every year as they work together on a big project in his Engineering Concepts class. The students build a fully functioning hovercraft, using basic, low-cost supplies found at any home improvement store. Read more.

    Hovercraft Competition

    Milton Library Displays Student Art in Celebration of Youth Art Month

    On a Wednesday afternoon in March, elementary students and their families, plus art teachers, principals and Fulton County Schools officials gathered at the Milton Library in Milton for a reception honoring forty young artists. The event celebrated Youth Art Month, which started in 1961 as a nationwide initiative to encourage children's interest in art education. Read more.

    We're Hiring!

    We Have a Place for You in Fulton County Schools

    If you are ready to start or advance your career in education, come join our FCS family!

    We are having a Support Staff hiring event on Saturday, June 24 at North Springs High School.

    Click here to learn more about our team and to apply for jobs.

    FCS Food & Nutrition Workers

    National School Lunch Hero Day is May 5

    Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, FCS nutrition professionals have a lot on their plates. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, FCS will celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 5. From their friendly greetings and the love they dish out with every student’s meal to how they encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, our school nutrition professionals are true heroes.

    Textbook Adoption

    K-12 Mathematics Textbook Adoption Review Period Ends May 5

    During the 2022-2023 school year, FCS will review resources for textbook adoption for mathematics in Grades K-12. Displays with print and digital resources will be displayed at many locations for teacher and public review. Parent, school, and community feedback will be gathered until Friday, May 5. Click here to provide your feedback.

    Summer Learning

    Summer School Registration Ends May 25

    Registration is open until May 25 for our Summer Learning Program. The Summer Learning Program provides an opportunity for students to accelerate or recover credits during the time between school years. Face-to-face and virtual offerings exist and often provide students with a broader array of options than those available during the school year. For invitation criteria, courses offered, and registration information, please visit the Summer Learning website.

    Open Enrollment

    May 15 is the Deadline for Open Enrollment Applications

    FCS has identified 72 schools that can accept transfer students next school year through Georgia’s Quality Basic Education Act (also called House Bill 251), which allows parents of students enrolled in a public K-12 school to enroll in another school within the district if space allows. The application deadline is Monday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m., and parents will be notified of their child’s transfer status on June 30. Please click here to apply.

    Summer Fun with IT

    Summer Fun with Instructional Technology

    With the summer being a time full of fun, consider participating in the creative learning opportunities offered both face-to-face and virtually to students by our Instructional Technology (IT) department. These summer sessions will provide students with valuable learning experiences that bring them into the world of podcasting and creating with Adobe Express. Visit:
    Virtual Creativity Days
    Podcasting Workshop

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