# Forsyth county schools
The Report Card: What’s new in the Forsyth County School District
(Photo/Forsyth County School District) (Forsyth County, GA) Here’s the latest news from the Forsyth County School District. The information comes from school board meetings in October and recent district announcements.
The Report Card: What’s happening in the Forsyth County School District
Officials broke ground last week on Midway Elementary.(Photo/Forsyth County School District) (Forsyth County, GA) To serve our readers better, NewsBreak now offers a new feature called The Report Card. Throughout the month, we’ll focus on some issues that may have fallen under the radar but are still important to the parents of more than 50,000 students in Forsyth County. Here’s the first edition of The Report Card:
East Forsyth High School principal takes voluntary leave after controversial recording saying the N-word
(Forsyth County, GA) Forsyth County Superintendent of Education Jeff Bearden announced Wednesday that East Forsyth High Principal Jeff Cheney is taking a voluntary leave of absence in conjunction with an audio recording from September 9.
Books banned from Forsyth County schools are allowed to return to libraries
Parents and students were still discussing the banning of 8 books in April at the Forsyth County School Board meeting.(Photo/John Thompson) (Forsyth County, GA) In a dramatic reversal, the Forsyth County School District and a committee have allowed seven of eight books that were banned earlier this year to be placed back in the schools.
Forsyth County Schools spreading kindness through new program
(Photo/Jeff Bearden Twitter account) (Forsyth County, GA) In a world often marked by division, the Forsyth County School system is focusing on making things more positive for employees and students.
Forsyth County School district gets $750,000 grant for new program
The Forsyth County School District received a big grant on August 16.(Photo/Forsyth County Schools) (Forsyth County, GA) The Forsyth County School District announced on Wednesday, August 17 that it has received money to support a new program.
New school year won’t offer free lunches for all Forsyth County students
The USDA free lunch program, which began during the COVID-19 pandemic, has expired.(Photo/Getty Images) (Forsyth County, GA) When the 2022-23 school year starts this Thursday, August 4, in Forsyth County, parents will need to plan on whether their children will be brown bagging or buying their lunch.
School supplies delivered for more than 1,000 Forsyth County students in need
Backpacks and school supplies donated to The Place for children in need at Forsyth County Schools(Photo/The Place of Forsyth County) (Forsyth County, GA) Nearly 1,200 students in Forsyth County will be carrying new backpacks and school supplies on the first day of school, thanks to generous donations from local residents, churches, businesses and other organizations.
Forsyth County grads reap millions in scholarships
Lambert High School led the way with $22.5 million in scholarships.(Photo/Lambert County High School. (Forsyth County, GA) It was a banner year for the Class of 2022 in garnering scholarship money.
First class graduates from Forsyth County’s Student Government Academy
The first graduating class of the Forsyth County Student Government Academy(Photo/Forsyth County) (Forsyth County, GA) Twenty-one high school juniors are the first students to graduate from Forsyth County’s new Student Government Academy.A graduation ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 11 at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College. The Student Government Academy was created as a civics program to give eleventh graders the opportunity to understand how local governments operate. By engaging with leaders from Forsyth County and the state of Georgia, as well as the media, students learned firsthand how departments work together to make decisions and set policy for the community.
Two controversial education bills just passed in the Georgia General Assembly are hitting home in Forsyth County
The Georgia State CapitolImage by Capitol Beat News Service. (Forsyth County, GA) Governor Brian Kemp is expected to sign two controversial education bills into law that passed in the Georgia General Assembly this first week of April.
'We are born to have joy. We are born to love. We learn to hate.' Holocaust survivor shares powerful story of survival
Dr. Edith Eva Eger spoke virtually from her home in California.Photo by Michelle Hall. (Forsyth County, GA) Dr. Edith Eva Eger, a 94-year-old survivor of the Holocaust, spoke with a group of Forsyth County educators and students, business leaders, and members of Congregation Beth Israel about the atrocities she faced as a teenager in a concentration camp and the inspiring life she has led since the end of World War Two. Several hundred filled the Forsyth Center of Arts and Learning (FoCAL), with thousands watching online, for a virtual talk with Dr. Eger from her home in California. Another Holocaust survivor, Eva Schloss, the stepsister of Anne Frank, was supposed to participate but is hospitalized and had to cancel.