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Coweta’s STAR student an SAT ace; going to Harvard

East Coweta High School senior Yehong Zhu, center, and White Oak Elementary School REACH Teacher Paula Corley (R) were named as the region STAR Student and STAR Teacher on March 21 by Dr. Emily Felton (L), President of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) in a ceremony in Griffin. Photo/Special. 

Coweta County’s 2014 STAR Student Yehong Zhu has another star attached to her name. The East Coweta High School senior on March 21 was named STAR Student for the 10-county region that includes Coweta County.

Zhu and her family, along with STAR Teacher Paula Corley, were present at the Region 3B STAR Student and Teacher banquet in Griffin when the announcement was made. Zhu is now a contender for Georgia’s 2014 State STAR student. Read More»

McIntosh graphics design team receives award

McIntosh graphics design team receives award

The McIntosh High School graphics design team was recognized Monday night by the Fayette County Board of Education. Pictured from left are school system school nutrition director Kokeeta Wilder, graphics art teacher Lauren Bozone and students Timberlene Gilliam and Veronika Zwicke. Photo/Ben Nelms.

No debate on this award

No debate on this award

McIntosh High School’s state champion debate team was honored March 24 by the Fayette County Board of Education. Pictured, from left, are teacher and debate coach Ward Abel and students John Hamlin, Elizabeth Roshelli, Christian Carr, Alex Marty, Stephen Black and Kyle Bligen. Photo/Ben Nelms.

AT&T donates $60K to Coweta drop-out prevention program

From left, front row, are Superintendent Steve Barker, Coweta CIS Chairman Dennis McEntire, AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs Rich Johnson, Coweta CIS board member Mary Ann Bell and Coweta CIS Vice Chair Lisa Smith; back row, from left, are Coweta CIS board members Donna Brooks, Gerald Kemp, Rhodes Shell, Beverly Yeager, Jac Counts, Lisa McDonald, Carole Ann Fields, Garnet Reynolds, Vince Bass and Matt Brass. Photo/Special.

A large donation by AT&T will provide support for site coordinators working with the Coweta Communities In Schools (CIS) program.

The $60,000 donation was presented by AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs Rich Johnson to the Coweta County Board of Education at its March 11 meeting. CIS is the nation’s leading drop-out prevention program. Read More»

Emory University comes to F’ville’s Pinewood Studios

Screen shot of Emory at Pinewood Studios’ new website.

The first college-level film-making courses are coming this summer to Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, the vanguard of a consortium of post-secondary education providers with courses geared to training graduates for the film and digital industries.

Emory University plans to teach a portion of its summer program in the Pinewood Production Centre. The university on its website said Emory at Pinewood Atlanta Studios will provide a “fully-integrated practical and academic film experience.” Read More»

Peeples Elem. needs votes for video contest

Peeples Elementary needs community support as it seeks to win a national contest as one of the nation’s “most innovative” schools.

Peeples is one of 103 schools in the running for the honor, and needs votes for its online video submitted as part of the competition. The votes will count towards 30 percent of the school’s total score.

The winning school will receive $60,000 in products and services from Follett School Solutions.

The school submitted its Cultural Arts Week Immersion program for consideration in the contest. To vote for the video, visit www.follettchallenge.com. Read More»

Career fair gives SCHS students inside scoop

Athletic trainer Laura Taylor (R) and student Jaila Lewis talk about career opportunities. Photo/Special.

Most high school juniors and seniors have decided what their probable careers will be after graduation, but for some the choice is based on perception and not reality.

Sandy Creek High is the only high school in the county that provides its juniors and seniors with an opportunity to learn inside knowledge about various careers of interest through a career fair that has been organized by the school’s counselors for the last 14 years. Read More»

Fayette schools pilot digital media career pathway

Toon Boom trainer Marie-Eve Chartrand flew in from the company’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada for two days of training on Storyboard Pro software. She is seen helping Dr. Tom Lewis of Whitewater High (R) as fellow teachers from Whitewater High, Dennis Bergeron and Renee Waters (L), work on their projects. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County School System is developing a pilot program designed to create a career pathway in digital media. The March 4 announcement was made at Sandy Creek High School as representatives from Canadian animation software company Toon Boom gave teachers from two of the county’s high schools and two middle schools a hands-on look at the technology. Read More»

FCHS students set focus on career preparation

From left, front row: Shardaya Jones, Lisa Roque, Lauren Coachman, Tassia Drame, Kaylee Satterwhite, Gabrielle Hazard, and Farrukh Ali. Back row: Reezaan Bharwani, Josh Ward, Samir Davis, Esteban Rodriguez, Aaron Campbell, and Ian Douglas. Photo/Special.

CTAE (Career, Technical and Agricultural Education) students at Fayette County High took the month of February to explore the world of work and how to prepare for their future careers after graduation. Read More»

MHS students use science fair winnings to pay it forward

FIRST founders, from left, John Childers, Keaton Wimbish and Kyle Ewers (far right) with Jonathan Lewis. Photo/Special.

Three students with an interest in honeybees developed a science fair project last year that earned them a monetary award from the Tellus Science Museum at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. Read More»

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