Schools

Fayette charter school will have to wait another year

Plans by Liberty Tech Charter School to establish the new school in Fayette County will have to wait until next year. Items such as the potential of using Brooks Elementary School did not make the May 15 deadline required by the Ga. Charter School Commission. Read More»

Students raise $7,500 for heart association

Elementary students in six schools across the county participated in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart event last year, raising over $7,500 in the fight against heart disease.

Fayette schools that participated in the 2014 campaign include Cleveland Elementary, Crabapple Lane Elementary, Inman Elementary, Sara Harp Minter Elementary, and Spring Hill Elementary. The goal this year is to have 100 percent participation. Read More»

Honors program

Honors program

These Whitewater High School students represented Fayette County at Valdosta State University for the 2014 Governor’s Honors Program June 22-July 19. The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week, summer residential program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Only 1 percent of sophomores and juniors in the state of Georgia are nominated to the state level for the Program. Read More»

School system gets award for reducing emissions

The Coweta County School System Transportation Dept. has been recognized by the state for being a leader in lowering diesel emissions in the county’s bus fleet. Shop Foreman Keith McCullough, left, accepts a GaDER Gold Award from Ga. EPD Environmental engineer William Cook, Manager of the GaDER Program. Photo/Submitted.

The Coweta County School System is doing its part when it comes to reducing diesel emissions from its fleet of school buses. The school system was awarded the Georgia Diesel Engines Reduction (GaDer) Gold Award .

The award was presented by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).

“This award recognizes school systems who have dedicated time, effort and resources toward keeping our air clean,” said school system operations director Doug Moore. Read More»

Welcome back to Western Elementary

Welcome back to Western Elementary

Second grade students at Western Elementary School in Coweta County start the new school year. From left are Cindy Glass, Caden Jacobson, Jakaleb Stegall, T.J. Timpson and Molly Gasaway. Photo/Submitted.

UWG campus gets additional funds

The University of West Georgia (UWG) has received additional $2.6 million in funding for the renovation of its new campus in Newnan. UWG will continue to hold classes this year at its current location and anticipates opening the new campus on Jackson Street in August 2015 where it will serve 1,000 students. Read More»

Wow!

Wow!

Braelinn Elementary School teachers jump into the new school year at their first school pep rally to show their school spirit. Six teachers brave the “Gauntlet” challenge this week to get the kids excited about the Family Game Day that Braelinn has planned for September 20. These teachers have worked hard to get ready for the new school year and this was a fun way to jump into the year and have a little fun during the first week of school. The kids loved cheering on all their teachers and jumped to their feet as second grade teacher Mrs. Read More»

Students spend three weeks in Germany

 Fayette students and sponsors shown in front of the gates to the Saalburg, a recreation of a Roman fortress which was discovered on this site on the limit of the Roman Limes line. Photo/Submitted.

A total of 30 students studying German from Fayette County High, McIntosh High and Starr’s Mill High schools spent three weeks in the German state of Hessen this summer, completing an exchange with their German high school partners who visited Fayette this past April.

While in Germany, the Fayette students lived with host families and attended the German high schools of Main-Taunus Schule and Gesamtschule am Rosenberg. They also participated in field trips that explored different aspects of German history and culture. Read More»

Book time

Book time

First grade students in Kim Thompson’s classroom made their first visit to the Peachtree City Elementary School Media Center to check out a book this week. Students enjoyed listening to a story about Curious George visiting a library and were then allowed to select a book to borrow for two weeks. Pictured are Ami Ueno, Josie Marx, and Caroline Scott, all enjoying their new books. Photo/Submitted.

Award winner

Award winner

Two graduating seniors from Whitewater High School received the 2014 “American Legion School Awards” presented by the Fayette County Post 105. Channing Thomas and Wyatt Burke were selected by the faculty for their qualities of courage, honor, scholarship, leadership, service and patriotism. John Dufresne, left, Post 105 Whitewater Liaison, is congratulating Channing Thomas. Photo/Submitted.

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