FCS Messenger | February 2024

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    February 2024

    Counselors

    Let's Celebrate Our School Counselors

    School counselors do amazing things in their role of supporting and developing students in the areas of academics, college, career, and social-emotional wellness. They conduct small groups, carry out classroom lessons on various topics, provide individual counseling and advisement, and even host student and parent events in these three areas. The list can go on and on.

    Take time during National School Counseling Week (February 5-9) to recognize and appreciate the important work our school counselors do in supporting our students. Whether it's a kind word, a small gesture, or simply a heartfelt thank you, let's make sure they know how much we appreciate the tremendous impact our school counselors have in helping students achieve success. Read more about our counseling department.

    (Photo: Zone 7 Elementary School Counselors)

    Dates To Remember

    February 5-9
    School Counseling Week

    February 13
    Board Work Session
    (NLC)

    February 19
    Presidents' Day Holiday
    (schools/administrative offices closed)

    February 20
    Professional Development
    Day (students off)

    February 20
    Board Meeting
    (SLC)

    All Month
    Black History Month
    CTAE Month


    School Nutrition

    Get Ready for the Big Game with School Nutrition

    In celebration of the 58th annual Super Bowl, FCS is hosting its 'Tackle Hunger Canned Food Drive' from February 5-9, 2024. Students can bring in canned food donations to support local food banks and help us score a victory against hunger. Cafes will feature surprise MVP servers, tray giveaways, and an Instagram contest. Plus, enjoy Super Bowl specials at lunchtime. Score big with School Nutrition!

    Milton Champs

    Milton's Second State Football Title is Testament to Resilience

    Resilient is the best way to describe Milton High School's state-champion football team. "Our kids' resiliency was unmatched," said Athletic Director Kory Keys. "They lost a couple of games early in the season, and they used those games as motivation to bounce back. Every time a game got difficult down the stretch; they were unflappable. It's a testament to their toughness and the coaches' belief in them."

    Read more

     

    Winston Brown

    Let the Music Play

    Superintendent Mike Looney’s “Let’s Talk Schools” series is the ‘talk’ of the town and a great way to keep up with all things FCS. In this episode, find out more about our show-stopping performing arts programs and the talented students who entertain us in band, chorus, orchestra, theater, and dance. Plus, a special performance!

    Watch now

    Prentiss Air Noland

    Langston Star Quarterback is Part of Family Tradition

    Prentiss Air Noland passed for over 10,000 yards during his tenure at Langston Hughes - an FCS record - and began his quest for early graduation in the ninth grade. "I started taking courses my freshman year to prepare for college," Noland said. "I even took some classes at Georgia Military College."

    Read more

    Hardship Transfer

    Hardship Transfer Application Window is Now Open

    The deadline for hardship transfer applications is Thursday, February 29 for parents who wish to apply for a 2024-25 hardship transfer or to renew a current hardship to another Fulton elementary, middle, or high school. Parents must use the online form to enter and submit their information.

    Get more info and access the application here

     

    SGC Elections

    SGC Election Declaration Window Opens February 5

    Play a critical role in the success of our schools! The window for parents to declare candidacy for their school's School Governance Council opens on February 5. During this time, individuals interested in serving a 2-year term (July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2026) will be able to complete a Candidate Declaration Form. The declaration window is open until March 29 with voting to take place in April.

    Learn more today

    Teacher Hiring Event

    Tell a Friend About Our Teacher Hiring Events

    Do you know anyone interested in teaching at Fulton? Have them join us at one of our upcoming hiring events. Teaching Candidate Pools are now open for all grade levels and contents. Applications are available at jobs.fultonschools.org. Offering early contracts for the 2024-2025 school year! Get hired on the spot!

    Click here for more details

    Hello Pre-K

    Application Opens for the 2024-2025 Pre-Kindergarten Lottery

    Students who would like a seat in the FCS Pre-K classroom for the 2024-2025 school year must participate in a lottery. The Lottery application is open through March 8, 2024. Click here for complete information regarding the Pre-K lottery and registration process. Please see the Fulton County Schools 2024-2025 Pre-K Lottery & Pre-Registration Guidelines for complete information regarding the Pre-K lottery and registration process

    LTS

    Let's Talk Schools: Bridge To Success Program

    The Bridge to Success program has touched every corner of the district in some way since its inception in 2021. Chief Academic Officer Brannon Gaskins and Director of Federal Programs Montreal Bell lay out how the program has helped FCS navigate through the COVID and post-COVID era, moving us closer to our goal of transformational change

    Watch here

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