Greetings Bulldog Family!
Graduation was AMAZING as usual! Thanks to all who made it happen. Despite the threat of weather and change of plans, our graduates and families were able to experience a truly wonderful ceremony. We accommodated 4,000 patrons using three locations within the building. Also, our staff worked diligently to make sure all parents were able to get into the gymnasium – even those who arrived after our recommended time. Those who followed our instructions and TRUSTED us were accommodated without issue. Congratulations Class of 2016!!!
It is time to move forward, and this week is very important. First, we have half days until Thursday with final exams taking place according to the following schedule:
Monday – 1B and 2B
Tuesday – 1A and 2A
Wednesday – 3B and 4B
Thursday – 3A and 4A
Additionally, we strongly encourage you to VOTE tomorrow! While I cannot tell you how to vote, I want to urge you to get to the polls to have your voice heard.
A critical ballot item is our SPLOST. Please go to the following link for more information about it. It is so important that you understand it as you consider your decision.
Take care, and have a great week! GO BULLDOGS!!!!!
Dear Bulldog Nation,
My journey began in Fulton as a Kindergarten student back in 1976. It was then that I started to establish my purpose and find myself as a human being. The 12 years that followed molded me into a man who became eager to give back. My journey led me back to Tri-Cities High School as a teacher in 1995, and I never thought I would spend the next 21 years in the city of East Point.
It has been the most amazing journey over these years, having spent valuable time at Paul D. West Middle School and Tri-Cities High School. I attended both schools as a student, and I am honored to have given my life’s work to the community that gave so much to me. My work here has reached its course, and now the time has come for me to officially bid farewell to Fulton County Schools.
Effective June 30, 2016, I will say goodbye to this district in order to enlarge my territory and pursue an opportunity to influence a larger body of people. On July 1, I will be joining Atlanta Public Schools as an Associate Superintendent, and this will give me the unique opportunity to influence school leaders as they strive to create and sustain the best possible environments for students.
Words cannot express the invaluable experience I have had as the leader of Tri-Cities High School. After 14 years of being a student, teacher, and principal, I have watched our school create some of the most amazing stories – from scholars who have gone on to change the world to the most underserved students who were at least able to come somewhere to be loved. It has been so gratifying to give my life to the students, teachers, parents and surrounding community, and I know that the future of our school is bright.
My 40-year Fulton journey has been met with great successes and serious challenges. Through it all, I have become a better person and tried my best to make all of you better as well. I hope that you hold on to my words and efforts, as all I have ever tried to do is teach you to shine for this world.
Rest assured that Fulton County will provide sufficient opportunity for you to give your input on the next leader. Kirk Shrum, Area Executive Director, will work closely with the community in order to receive survey information on what you would like to see in my successor. Please let your voice be heard.
Thank you for everything you have been to me and for trusting me for so long to serve this community. I will never forget my time in Fulton and especially at my Alma Mater Tri-Cities. Stay on the right track, and remember as I’ve said every day since the beginning – “if you don’t do anything else in life – please do your best, please do the right thing, and by all means, please do your part!”
Dan A. Sims, Ed.D.
Class of 1989
Bulldog for Life
Testing season has officially begun! Hard work has gone into this moment, and we need everyone on board to seal the deal.
1) Please be on time to school. All students should be in their seats by 8:15 and on time to every class that follows.
2) Please refrain from any activity that can take away from the importance of testing. There is no time for disciplinary issues.
3) Please communicate to everyone you know the importance of 100% of students taking each and every portion.
4) Please believe in yourself. EVERYONE can be successful, but you have to believe it.
I'm excited about the possibilities and encouraged that everyone will DO THEIR BEST, DO THE RIGHT THING, and DO THEIR PART between now and the end of school.
Let's shoot for 80% proficiency on every portion and 100% participation!!!!
Have a great week. GO BULLDOGS!!!!
SGC Voiting is Now Open!
Candidate Declaration Resources - Elections 2016
Link to Candidate Declaration Form & Voting: http://www.fultonschools.org/en/about/charter/Pages/electionresources.aspx
Updated Link to "How to Declare Candidacy" tutorial
https://mix.office.com/watch/1x8q0db7x9kia - In English!
https://mix.office.com/watch/xl8f9ed1eazd - In Spanish!
Move On When Ready Changes
Move On When Ready (MOWR), the state program for students who want to participate in college courses while also enrolled in high school, has recently undergone updates at the state level. Detailed MOWR information can be found at the following link –
Students should be able to participate in MOWR per the state law in January 2016/spring semester, if they meet the following criteria:
1. The student must apply and be accepted into the post-secondary institution for the spring 2016 term.
2. The student must meet the post-secondary institution and state deadline for completing the MOWR Student Participation Agreement Form
3. The student must be able to remain on track for graduation if they are changing their schedule to participate in MOWR.
If you have questions regarding MOWR, please contact Kevin Scott and or your child’s counselor.!
Facilities Assessment Survey