Schools

Coweta test scores get a passing grade

Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores released by the Georgia Department of Education show that the Coweta County School System outperformed school systems statewide during the 2013-2014 school year.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said Coweta County schools scored 75.1 points overall on the state accountability measure that has a 100-point maximum. The state average is 72.0. The school system also scored higher than the state on average performance scores at the elementary, middle and high school levels in the annual report, Jackson said. Read More»

New scholarship established at university

Dr. Ramona Teal is joined by her husband, Dewey Teal, recently established the Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal Scholarship at the University of West Georgia. Photo/Submitted.

A new scholarship has been established at the University of West Georgia. Dr. Ramona Teal and Dewey Everette Teal have established the Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal Scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduate of Carrollton’s Mount Zion High School.

The couple generously contributed to the University of West Georgia in memory of the life and legacy of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of Mt. Zion High School and is renewable as long as a 2.5 grade point average is maintained, according to the Univ. of West Georgia. Read More»

Fayette academic bowl teams sweep the county

Seven high school teams headed to State Feb. 7

With one exception, every winning high school varsity and junior varsity team of the 2014 Regional Academic Bowl is from Fayette County.

Fayette’s high school varsity teams swept their division, taking all but first place.

Fayette County High School took second place, followed by Starr’s Mill High School in third and Whitewater High School in fourth, rounding out the top varsity winners.

The county’s junior varsity teams had a clean sweep in their division, taking each of the four top spots. Read More»

Bell Award goes to Huddleston

From left, Huddleston teachers Michael Davis, Jennifer Martin, Andrea Lynch, Kathy Baker, Josh Noland (with the county office), Paula Nellessen, Lucy Coleman and Carol Long) share their pride in receiving the School Bell Award from the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals for their sponsorship of the Huddleston Elementary Student Council. The student-led council supports the school and community with a variety of service projects throughout the year. Photo/Submitted.

From left, Huddleston teachers Michael Davis, Jennifer Martin, Andrea Lynch, Kathy Baker, Josh Noland (with the county office), Paula Nellessen, Lucy Coleman and Carol Long) share their pride in receiving the School Bell Award from the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals for their sponsorship of the Huddleston Elementary Student Council. The student-led council supports the school and community with a variety of service projects throughout the year. Photo/Submitted.

Local chess club starts own tourney

The Inman Elementary Chess Club will start its own tournament in February.

The inaugural tournament is motivated by the club’s desire to give their growing membership and the community an additional venue for friendly competitions.

The club is one year old and has 89 members in grades 3-5. It currently competes in tournaments held in Clayton and Coweta counties. Read More»

Coweta schools faring well in annual flu battle

Shools and communities are seeing the effects of the seasonal flu, but Coweta County schools appear to be faring well so far this year. Read More»

East Coweta joins collection

Students, families and employees from East Coweta Middle School helped the Beta Club collect 194 toy donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. From left, Logan Courtright, Brittney Bridges, Kenna Hannah, Alexis Gordon, Trent Brody, Bryanna Houston, Hannah Kelly, Zuri Limehouse, Christopher Alarcon-Salinas, Haylee Ray, Keegan Brown, Kendra Turner, Andrew Thompson, Kayson Pike, Rylan Sharpe, Cameron Cookfair and Beta Club Sponsor Kimberly Tysor. Photo/Submitted.

194 toys collected

Students, families and employees from East Coweta Middle School helped the Beta Club collect 194 toy donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. Students who collected donations from families in the car rider line each day are pictured from left, Logan Courtright, Brittney Bridges, Kenna Hannah, Alexis Gordon, Trent Brody, Bryanna Houston, Hannah Kelly, Zuri Limehouse, Christopher Alarcon-Salinas, Haylee Ray, Keegan Brown, Kendra Turner, Andrew Thompson, Kayson Pike, Rylan Sharpe, Cameron Cookfair and Beta Club Sponsor Kimberly Tysor. Photo/Submitted.

Fayette kids’ test scores among top 12 in state, metro

The 2014 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores are in, and Fayette County schools are among the highest in metro Atlanta and the state. Read More»

Middle schoolers learn coding

Students listen to a guided tutorial as they learn computer coding basics during the “Hour of Code” event held at Bennett’s Mill Middle as part of Computer Science Education Week. Photo/Submitted.

98 percent student participation in program at Bennet’s Mill

Computer Science Education Week at Bennett’s Mill Middle included participation in one of the largest global learning events in history.

Students at the school joined millions around the world as participants in the “Hour of Code” during the week of Dec. 8-14.

98 percent of more than 980 students at Bennett’s Mill took part in the program. In just one hour, students were introduced to computer coding basics, showing them that programming is fun and for all ages.

The program was an effort to demystify computer science and get more students interested in technology-related careers. Read More»

Panasonic supports school’s STEM

 Liberty Tech Charter School, the proposed charter school in Fayette County, was awarded a grant from Panasonic Corporation in Peachtree City, contributing towards its computer program.

Liberty Tech’s virtue-based educational model infuses STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with a Classical education in a relevant, hands-on manner for students in grades K-12.

According to the Georgia Department of Labor website, STEM jobs are growing at a rate of 17 percent faster than all other job categories. Read More»