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BOE tables for one month a proposal to arm Fannin County teachers

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Board of Education (BOE) met April 12 with a long list of business items to discuss. However, a new policy introduced to give Fannin County Schools the option of having armed educators on their campuses drew the most attention. For that reason, the Fannin Sentinel […]

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Left to Right: Ava Smith (1st grade), Meredith Hedden (3rd grade), measuring tree Dr. Gilda Lyon (retired GaDOE STEM Coordinator), helping measure Braxton Lawrence (3rd grade), recording data on the ground Hervin Sutton (1st grade).

West Fannin Elementary School STEM certified

Only 4th school in North Georgia to join this elite group By Elaine Owen, Editor / Images by Shannon Coffi ~~ BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is an education grouping used worldwide. The acronym refers to the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The term is typically used […]

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High School Top Ten Finalists (L to R) – Hunter Alexander (7th place in Outstanding Student, 8th place in Webmaster, and 8th place in Debate), Jonathan Squires (8th place in Debate, 14th in Coding, and 15th in Video Game Design), Brayden Foster (2nd Place and Best in Show in Dragster), and Nelson Soriero (4th place in Photographic Technology).High School Top Ten Finalists (L to R) – Hunter Alexander (7th place in Outstanding Student, 8th place in Webmaster, and 8th place in Debate), Jonathan Squires (8th place in Debate, 14th in Coding, and 15th in Video Game Design), Brayden Foster (2nd Place and Best in Show in Dragster), and Nelson Soriero (4th place in Photographic Technology).

Technology Students Perform well at State Competition

By Engineering Teacher Bubba Gibbs ~~ The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) at Fannin County High School and Middle School focused on engaging students in Engineering and Technology related activities and projects. During the course of the year, the students attend several competitions and leadership training events. From March […]

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Blue Ridge Elementary School’s Aquaponics dome is installed!

Blue Ridge Elementary School’s Aquaponics dome is installed!

By Gina Bell, Assistant Principal, BRES ~~ BRES’ aquaponics dome was built by 4th grade students on March 14. Then on March 15, the aquaponics system was installed inside as well as the cover for the dome. The system will grow 200 plants at a time. We will put them on a cycle to harvest […]

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Between members of the Harrison Foundation are students in the Healthcare Science Program, Left to Right (holding giant check): Josh Taylor, Amber York, Emily Waldrep, Lillyanna Ballew, and Advisor Jeremy King.

FCHS Healthcare Science Program takes FIRST, wins $10,000 Ignite Grant

By Jeremy King, Healthcare Science Teacher ~~ Fannin County High School’s Healthcare Science Program students Josh Taylor, Lillyanna Ballew, Amber York, and Emily Waldrep with technology support from Nelson Soriero and Steven Setser, were one of the 16 finalists for the $10,000 ETC Ignite Grant and one of four finalists for the 9th-12th grade category. […]

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Emma Gonzalez

Florida school massacre: Students lead fightback against US gun culture

BY JACQUI GODDARD, LONDON TIMES ~~ Children at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland long for the days when the definition of adversity was a failed science experiment. After the massacre of 17 pupils and staff, it is now measured by the body count of their dead friends, by funerals, grieving families, post-traumatic stress, […]

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Michael Herrington, Loretta Strickland

Fannin and Hall students admitted to Naval Schools

Rep. Doug Collins nominated Loretta Strickland and Michael Herrington for admission to U.S. military academies WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) nominated Loretta Strickland and Michael Herrington for admission to U.S. military academies and is celebrating good news for both northeast Georgia students. Herrington will join the class of 2022 at the United States Naval Academy, and […]

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Florida students

Florida students vow to hold lawmakers accountable on gun violence

BY BRETT SAMUELS – 02/18/18 09:17 AM EST – THE HILL ~~ Students who survived last week’s shooting at a Florida high school vowed Sunday to hold politicians who accept money from the National Rifle Association (NRA) accountable, and shared plans for a protest march next month. “My message for people in office is you’re […]

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Fannin County High School Principal Eric Cioffi and Athletic Director Dr. Scott Ramsey at Feb. 8 School Board meeting.

Parents pack Board of Education meeting, voice concerns that “Our kids are tired of losing”

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ The Fannin County Board of Education meeting overflowed into the cafeteria last Thursday evening (Feb. 8) as parents voiced concerns about the High School sports programs, coaches, and lack accountability for money raised to sponsor those sports programs. Chairs had been reserved for 10 persons who had signed up to […]

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Chloe Carter

FCMS Chloe Carter wins County Spelling Bee

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ The Fannin County School System Spelling Bee was held Jan. 31 at the BOE office. Participants were: Jade Dlugokinski, Blue Ridge Elementary; Cole White, East Fannin Elementary, Fox Sharp, West Fannin. and Chloe Carter, Fannin County Middle School. All spellers sailed through the first round. In the second, Dlugokinski misspelled […]

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