Central Learning Community News

The Heart of Fulton County Schools

January 2014

Elementary Schools

Lake Forest

Lake Forest ES is making great strides integrating technology to drive instruction in all content areas. The 5th grade students participated in the school wide Social Studies Fair in preparation for the FCS Fair. In addition to asking students to increase the use of technology, teachers are engaged in professional development on technology integration of Ebooks to increase rigor and achievement through digital resources, creating QR codes, and using Tellagami to engage students at higher levels.

Middle Schools


The Robotics Club participated in our first ever competition in the FIRST Lego League in December. The students built a robot using the NXT Lego base and their own design to complete the required tasks. The robot completed many of the tasks in the Robot Game using this design. The team won the award for Strategy and Innovation in the Robot Design category. In addition, the team performed very well in the Innovative Solution Project and Core Values portions of the competition.

High Schools

TriCities High

Tri-Cities High School participated again this year with one of our Partners in Education to help make a holiday celebration a great success for a large group of local elementary students. Our drum line exploded on the screen to the excitement of 600 screaming first graders along with our jubilant cheerleaders. Additionally, thirty-five TCHS student volunteers served as Santa’s helpers (with gift patrol, lunch duty, pictures with Santa, etc.) The students love the experience as much as the first graders and are looking forward to participating again next year. Just one more example of Tri-Cities Bulldogs giving back to the community.