FCS Messenger | November 2023

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    November 2023
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    Family Engagement Night is Back!

    Get ready for the ultimate blast this November because it's National Family Engagement Month and we're gearing up for our second annual "Family Matters" extravaganza! Expect fantastic vendors, mind-blowing entertainment, and fabulous giveaways.

    This year we have planned two nights of learning fun with over 25 sessions. There will also be opportunities for prizes and food along with resources for each family to take home. The event is free for FCS families and students at all grade levels (K-12). However, space is limited, and participants are encouraged to register on the Family Matters website.

    Plus, watch “Let’s Talk Schools” to find more out about the many ways parents can partner with the district to help support their student's success. Watch here.

    Save the Dates:

    Heards Ferry Elementary School | Nov. 15 | 4:30-8:00 p.m. Register here

    Feldwood Elementary School | Nov. 29 | 4:30-8:00 p.m. Register here

    Dates To Remember

    November

    School Psychology Week
    November 6-10

    Board Work Session
    (NLC)
    November 9

    Board Meeting
    (SLC)
    November 16

    Veterans Day
    November 11

    Thanksgiving Holiday
    (schools closed)
    November 20-24

    November is...

    Native American Heritage Month

    National Parent Engagement Month


    Graduate

    FCS Reaches Record Graduation Rate

    The Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) released new data showing Fulton County Schools (FCS) with a 90.3 percent graduation rate, achieving the highest ever recorded graduation rate for the third year in a row. A total of 14 FCS high schools were over 90 percent, with three schools above 97 percent and six schools over 95 percent.
    Read more.

    ACT / SAT

    FCS Beats State/National SAT and ACT scores

    The class of 2023 graduating seniors have exceeded the state and national SAT and ACT scores and are participating in greater numbers.
    Read more.

    Band Exhibition

    Band Exhibition Brings Community Together

    It is the time of year when the high-spirited sounds of high school marching bands fill the fall air as the music, dance and pageantry of competition united the Fulton County Schools (FCS) community recently for the district's annual Marching Band Exhibition.
    Read more.

    National PTA

    North Fulton National PTA Schools of Excellence

    Several PTAs in north Fulton County made the commitment with their respective schools to enrich the experiences of stakeholders by meeting the National PTA standards for Family-School Partnerships.
    Read more

    Northview Engineering

    Northview Students Present Project at NASA

    Five Northview High School seniors qualified to submit a project to NASA and were named in the top five nationally, which came with an invitation to present their project at the Johnson Space Center in Houston this past April.
    Read more.

    Middle School Expo

    "Let’s Talk Schools" Explores Student Health

    Superintendent Mike Looney speaks with Iris Im, coordinator of Intervention Services, and Bryan Bernal, a student at Riverwood High School, about the huge effect your student's mental, social, and emotional health has on learning.
    Watch here.

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    Board Member Community Meetings for November

    Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a monthly meeting that is open to the public. These meetings provide an opportunity for community members to have direct conversations with their elected board representative about local issues and concerns. Find your Board Member and view the Community Meeting Calendar.

    Purposity

    Make a Difference in the Lives of Our Students

    Would you help if a student in your child’s class needed a pair of shoes? We think so. Purposity is the easiest way to help our students. From socks, coats and school supplies to toothbrushes and hygiene kits, you can purchase specific needs with just a click. Thank you for making a difference.
    Click here to help.

    Your Opinion Matters

    Tell Us What You Think About Fulton Schools!

    FCS is requesting your feedback about your experiences with the district and your school by filling out the Georgia Parent Survey required by the Georgia Department of Education. Check your email inbox starting November 6 for a link to the survey. The survey closes on December 15.

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