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Georgia shows improvement on 2013 CRCT

Georgia shows improvement on 2013 CRCT

ATLANTA -- Georgia's results for the 2013 CRCT reveal an improvement over the 2012 results.

The scores, which were released Tuesday morning, show 18 increases, five decreases and seven tests where the passing rates did not change.

"Our results this year on the CRCT show consistent progress and we continue to see many students scoring in the exceeds category," State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said in a statement. "This is a testament to the great work our teachers are doing to take students to higher levels of learning."

In Hall County, the percentages of students who met or exceeded standards on the 2013 CRCT include:

Reading: 90.98
Math: 75.42
Science: 73.45
Social Studies: 77.7

See the full results at 11Alive.com/CRCT.

5K to benefit Junior Falcons

5K to benefit Junior Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Flowery Branch High School will host a 5K later this month to benefit its Junior Falcons football and cheerleading program.

The Run for the Junior Falcons 5K & Fun Run will be held Saturday, May 25 at 8 a.m.

Entry is $30 for the 5K and $20 for the fun run. There will be plenty of fun before and after the race, including an appearance from Freddie the Falcon, mascot of the Atlanta Falcons.

Learn more and register at hallco.org/fbhs.

Flowery Branch High School is located at 6603 Spout Springs Road.

School is (almost!) out in Hall County

School is (almost!) out in Hall County

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- The last day of school is fast approaching in metro Atlanta, with some districts dismissing as early as this week.

For Hall County Schools, the last day is Thursday, May 23.

Other last days of school in the Atlanta area include:

Thursday, May 16
Barrow County

Friday, May 17
Clarke County

Wednesday, May 22
Atlanta Public Schools (traditional)
Cherokee County
Gwinnett County

Thursday, May 23
Clayton County
Cobb County
Decatur City
DeKalb County
Fulton County
Rockdale County

Friday, May 24
Bartow County
Buford City
Carroll County
Coweta County
Fayette County
Floyd County
Forsyth County
Griffin-Spalding County
Marietta City
Newton County
Paulding County

Thursday SAT prep classes continue

Thursday SAT prep classes continue

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- The Hall County school system is offering a series of online SAT prep courses through February and early March.

All classes are held Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The goal of the sessions is to prepare high school students for the Mar. 9 SAT. SAT classes are $5 each.

The prep courses continue Feb. 14 with a session on the exam's Writing and Critical Reading sections. A full list of class topics can be found at hallco.org.

To register for the live SAT prep classes, visit hallco.org/satprep. Students will get the option of paying with a PayPal account, and will create a login and password that will allow them to download the classes as podcasts for future use.

Teen arrested for Flowery Branch HS Instagram threat

Teen arrested for Flowery Branch HS Instagram threat

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The familly of a teenage girl arrested after writing about a possible shooting at Flowery Branch High School, says this has been one big misunderstanding.

Tiffani Torres, 18, was taken into custody Tuesday morning and released on bond around 5:30 that night.  A judge ordered her to stay away from social media sites, the internet and her cell phone.  She was also given a 10 p.m. curfew.

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Hall County Sheriff Sgt. Kiley Sargent said Torres was charged with one count of disruption of a public school after posting a threatening message on Instagram. Torres is a senior at Flowery Branch High School.

Flowery Branch HS graduation time adjusted

Flowery Branch HS graduation time adjusted

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Family members and friends of Flowery Branch High School's Class of 2013 can claim their seats an hour early at this year's graduation ceremony.

Graduation will be held Thursday, May 23 at Free Chapel.

The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m., but doors will open to attendees at 12 p.m.

Free Chapel is located at 4111 Commerce Street in Flowery Branch.

Flowery Branch HS academic team qualifies for nationals

Flowery Branch HS academic team qualifies for nationals

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The junior varsity academic team at Flowery Branch High School is on its way to a national tournament.

The team recently competed in the Northeast Georgia History Bowl in Athens. Their score was high enough for them to qualify for the national History Bowl in Washington, D.C. in April.

Two team members -- Nick Pinto and Josh Salajan -- qualified individually for the Nationals History Be..

Pinto and fellow teammates Peter Brungardt, Olivia Morley and Kevin Yelverton will also participate in the History Bowl.