Central Learning Community News

The Heart of Fulton County Schools

December 2014




S.T.E.A.M. Club at Elementary is designed to give 4th and 5th students who are interested in engineering and robotics an opportunity to further develop their skills. The club has different projects throughout the year including forensic science, business planning, and NAVY SeaPerch activities building an underwater maneuverable robot. The students began meeting after school in October and will continue until May. Students pictured with bottle rockets that they created and launched.

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Middle Schools


Woodland MS is popping with plans to bring parents and students into the school and into learning together. With an emphasis on Milestones this year, ELA, Reading & Math departments want to teach parents how to help their students. Bring your green to the St. Patrick’s Day Math Milestones Bootcamp from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. And, to gear up before Spring Break, look for the 2nd bi-Annual Family Literacy Night on April 1st from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Reading is no joke!

Attached picture is Ms. Monique Johnson, Math Coach and coordinator of the Math Milestones Bootcamp.

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High Schools


Tri-Cities High School along with Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and the Tri-Cities High School community came together for the development of the TCHS Peace Garden. This effort will provide a safe and welcoming place of reflection for our students and the community. The TCHS Peace Garden once finished will be a place where our students especially will be able to come, either alone or as a group, to reflect on the lives of friends and loved ones who are no longer with us because of a terminal illness or tragedy that took their lives.

The first phase of clean up took place on Monday, December 15th. Phase Two is scheduled for early February when fruit trees will be planted. This groundbreaking event also coincided within the rebranding initiative of Tri-Cities High School. TCHS is not only a school where we promote academic excellence every day, but also a school where we nurture the hearts and souls of our students

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The AMDM (Adanced Mathematical Decision Making) Career/Budget Project is an in-class project in which the students are randomly assigned a career and that career’s median salary. They must write a job-description and find job opening for that job. They calculate their after-tax monthly income using current tax rates, multiplication, division and relevant background knowledge. They allocate that income to the 6 most important life categories: home, auto, living(utilities, groceries etc.), debt, savings, and retirement. They must research and find a home, car, groceries, etc., that fit their budget. They must determine what they are using their savings, debt and retirement for. Each student puts their information on a tri-fold board and must present their boards in a gallery-style walk through. They must articulate all that they found and try to justify their choices. This is a true test of if they can handle the responsibilities of using your income wisely and balance that with the responsibilities of your career.

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