School Menus for January 2017

All Elementary Schools Breakfast and Lunch Click to Download: 2017 January Elementary Middle School Breakfast Click to Download: 2017 January – Fannin Middle Breakfast Middle School Lunch Click to Download: 2017 January – Fannin Middle Lunch High School Breakfast Click to Download: 2017 January – Fannin High Breakfast High School Lunch Click to Download: 2017 January – Fannin High Lunch  

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Take Five with Sarah Finch

1. You are the principal at East Fannin Elementary School. How long have you lived in Fannin County? I am a lifelong resident of Fannin County, graduating from Fannin County High School in 1987. I’ve actually never lived anywhere else aside from the three years I attended North Georgia College in Dahlonega. Even when I was younger, I never had the urge to move away; the mountains are my home. 2. Tell us about your career in education. I began teaching in 1990. My first year I taught Kindergarten, which…

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FCMS Students of the Month for November 2016

Pictured Left to Right: Thomas Mercer, Emma Mitchell, Sierra Reynolds, Kolton Stephens Fannin County Middle School 8th grade teams have announced Students of the Month for November. Students are chosen by their academic teachers for this distinction. Qualifications for this honor include outstanding citizenship, good attendance, respectfulness toward faculty and peers, and a good academic standing. Students chosen for November are: Emma Mitchell (Team 8A), daughter of Chan & Amber Mitchell of Blue Ridge; Thomas Mercer (Team 8A), son of Thomas & Jennifer Mercer of Morganton; Sierra Reynolds (Team 8B), daughter of Jonathan & Wendy…

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We Love our Volunteers!

Organizations that have outstanding volunteers are encouraged to show their appreciation to these dedicated folks. The Fannin Focus is proud to publicize our first recognized volunteer: Heather Dockery. East Fannin Elementary School loves its volunteers!  At East Fannin we have a phenomenal group of volunteers and chief among them is Ms. Heather Dockery. Ms. Dockery is a fifth grade parent and President of the EFES PTO. She is at the school every day with a smile to share and hands that are willing to work! The definition of a volunteer is…

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FCPL: One for the Books

Hey there Fannin County, Fun Times Ahead Dr. Seuss’ real birthday is on March 2nd, but The Cat in the Hat will be here on February 27 to celebrate with us! So mark your calendars now and plan to come for that! Food for Fines We will be doing our popular food-for-fines in February, so you can pay off any overdue fines you may have (don’t worry, I won’t name names!) at the rate of one can/ non-perishable food item per dollar of fines. If you need to check if…

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West Fannin Elementary: 3rd grade Fossils

Above: Matthew Marlow and Reese Lewis check out a heavy fossil Mrs. Grubb’s 3rd grade Science classes had a Guest Speaker on Fossils on December 8th and 9th. Jayne Brechbill (Fossil Lady) came and shared the following: · Hands on instruction using museum quality specimens. · Students were permitted to hold and examine all specimens. · Specimens included fossils dating back 500 million years. · Geologic time scale was used as a reference for this class. · Speaker compared and contrasted rocks, minerals and rock formation. · Plate tectonics is…

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Students help with Curtis Switch project

 Lilly Bice, Zoe Miller, and Nichole Pulliam presenting their ideas to Jeremy Davis Jeremy Davis presented a challenge to our 5th grade students in connection with the upcoming TVA Curtis Switch Project. He asked the students for ideas on how to construct a boat ramp into the river using concrete, but the concrete was not allowed to escape into the river. He also wanted to know how they would get their ramp into the river while keeping in mind erosion issues when the grading is completed for the ramp. Students were…

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Take 5 with Commission Chairman-elect Stan Helton

Commission Chairman-elect Stan Helton with wife Heather. Photo was taken immediately after being sworn-in. 1. What are your thoughts as you begin your political career in the role of chairman of Fannin County Commission Board? I’m excited, humbled, and ready to go to work for the citizens of Fannin County. 2. What is one of your top priorities as you take office? Getting the new fire station up and running is my top priority. 3. Do you plan to keep the 5-minute time limit for individuals addressing the board during public commentary? I believe a 3-minute limit…

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Take Five with Rodney Kendall

1. Has Blue Ridge always been your home? No, I grew up just outside of Morganton Ga in a place called Hemptown. I moved to Blue Ridge in 1994 and I still live there today. 2. Why is Fannin County the place for you and your family? I have traveled all over the United States and Fannin County has always been home. I have always loved our small towns even though they have grown a lot over the years. The people are hard-working, kind and stand up for what they believe…

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Wash Away Germs this Holiday Season and into the New Year

By Renee Dotson, County Extension Coordinator:  The holidays are here and with Christmas just a few days away, it’s a good time to remind you that winter is cold and flu season. While these are very different illnesses, its prime time to get them and both are easily spread between family members. In addition to getting a flu shot (as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), diligent hand washing can prevent the spread of germs at home.  If you haven’t read one of my articles on hand…

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