Friday, Sept. 10, 2004
News Briefs Across Fulton County
Free NCLB tutoring fair held Sept. 11 at Tri-Cities High
Tri-Cities High School will hold a free tutoring fair September 11 from 10 a.m. Ð 1 p.m.,for eligible students attending Bear Creek, Camp Creek, McNair and Woodland middle schools. As part of the No Child Left Behind law, these four schools must offer free supplemental educational services, or tutoring, to eligible students.
Supplemental Educational Services are free tutoring programs offered outside the regular school day for qualifying students. To be eligible, students must qualify for free or reduced lunch and must attend one of the following Fulton County schools: Bear Creek, Camp Creek, McNair or Woodland middle schools. Students at other Fulton schools are not eligible for the free services.
Former Camp Creek Middle student plays tennis with the pros
Teachers at Camp Creek Middle School thought they were seeing double when watching the U.S. Open on August 31. Indeed, it was former Camp Creek student Scoville Jenkins playing against tennis pro Andy Roddick in the second day of competition! Though Scoville lost against Roddick, he made history in August by being the first African American to ever win the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Boys National Hard Court Singles title.
Touted by USTA as one of the most promising junior players in the country, Scoville, now 17, attended Camp Creek Middle School before withdrawing for home study. He will be sharing his thoughts and experiences over the next few weeks in a diary he is writing for the tennis organizations web site, www.USTA.com.
Westlake High School senior graduates from Neuroscience Institute
Mercianna Oliver, a senior at Westlake High School, learned about neuroscience through an innovative eight-week summer program co-sponsored by the Atlanta Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and the Science National Honor Society, Inc.
The Institute on Neuroscience program consisted of hands-on activities, discussions and research experiences in laboratories at Georgia State University, Emory University and Clark Atlanta University. At the end of the program, students presented the findings from their independent projects. Oliver's project was titled "The Effects of Different Paradigms on Submissive Behavior in Male Syrian Hamsters."
Fulton educators selected as GIFT fellows
Twelve Fulton teachers were named 2004 Fellows in the Georgia Industrial Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT) program sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Technology. The following teachers were among 75 throughout the state chosen to work full-time at Georgia Tech this past summer in a science or math field.
Larrando Alexander, Tri-Cities High School, facilitated two Tri-Cities students who researched antibiotic resistant bacteria
Kimberley Alston, Westlake High School, and Shannon Harris, Tri-Cities High School, developed materials for AP Chemistry
Arnold Best, Tri-Cities High School, conducted hormone research
Nathan Booth, Banneker High School, developed procedures for using SQL database
Linda Dukes, Tri-Cities High School, researched organic light-emitting diodes
Douglas Edwards, Westlake High School, facilitated three Westlake students who collected data on electronic scrap recycling
Kelvin Griffin, Westlake High School, analyzed data on the number of hits made to certain search engines and computer worms
Kenyatta Stacker, Westlake High School, conducted research in environmental engineering
Margaret Tarver, Tri-Cities High School, facilitated the work of Fulton County and DeKalb teachers in the GIFT program
Emily Zeller, Tri-Cities High School, researched school funding and public policy
School system receives award for violence prevention program
The Fulton County School System is the 2004 recipient of the Jeff L. Townsend Award, sponsored by the Georgia Childrens Trust Fund Commission. The award recognizes Fultons integration of the Second Step violence prevention curriculum, a program that addresses anger management, impulse control, and empathy in grades pre-k through nine. The award and a $1,000 grant was presented to Health and Physical Education Coordinator Therese McGuire and Peter Gaddis, Safe and Drug Free Schools program administrator, at the Commissions summer symposium
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