Schools

Fayette, Coweta schools to hold classes Tuesday

Schools in Fayette and Coweta counties will be open Tuesday. Fayette County has, however, cancelled all after-school and extracurricular activities due to the threat of impending weather.

Fayette County School System spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach on Monday afternoon said plans call for Fayette schools to be open Tuesday.

“Based on the weather information we have we’re planning to have school on Tuesday,” Berry-Dreisbach. “The winter weather is expected to come into the area on Tuesday evening after schools ends.” Read More»

Coweta won't have to make up snow days

The Coweta County School System has determined that no additional school days will be required to make up for student instructional days missed due to inclement weather over the month of January.

Superintendent Steve Barker informed parents of the decision in a letter sent to Coweta families on February 4:

“Dear Parents, Read More»

Snowday grade for Fayette’s school bus drivers: ‘Perfect’

One of the many Fayette School System buses delivering children to their homes safely Jan. 28. Photo/Special.

178 bus routes traversed on ice and snow without mishap, all kids home by 7 p.m. Tuesday evening

Bus drivers with the Fayette County School System have been called heroes for their actions in making sure children made it home safely during the onset of the winter storm that hit the county during school hours Jan. 28. Read More»

Top charter school wants to operate in Fayette

California-based nonprofit Heritage Classical Charter Schools (HCCS) has submitted a letter of intent to locate the Liberty Tech Charter School in Fayette County beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. The Fayette County Board of Education on Monday decided to delay the vote on an amendment to the existing charter school policy for 30 days to give the public time to provide input on the amendment. Read More»

Fayette schools to stay closed tomorrow (Thursday)

Leaders have decided to keep Fayette County's public school system closed tomorrow (Thursday) as the county still suffers from a number of icy and slick spots on county roads and state highways.

The announcement was posted via the school system's Facebook page.

Weather wise the temperature has yet to come close to breaking the freezing mark today.

Coweta fetes nominees for Governor's Honors Program

This year’s Coweta County Governor’s Honors Program nominees were honored at a Jan. 16 breakfast at the Central Educational Center.

The Coweta County School System’s 47 sophomores and juniors nominated for 2014 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program attended a Jan. 16 breakfast at the Central Educational Center and were recognized as being the county’s most talented and top-performing high school students.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said the nominees and their parents were honored by the principals of Coweta’s three high schools and the Central Educational Center along with school system and community dignitaries. Read More»

Caylor wins Coweta spelling bee, now a 2-time champ

The final three competitors out of 25 in the Jan. 9 Coweta County Spelling Bee are honored above by the bee’s organizers and sponsor. Pictured, from left, are Coweta County curriculum directors Therese Reddekopp and Karen Barker, along with 3rd place winner Tevyn Fudge (Arnall Middle School), 1st place winner Natalie Caylor (Madras Middle School), 2nd place winner Dynahsty James (Lee Middle School) and Garnett Reynolds of BB&T Bank of Newnan, which sponsored this year’s bee. Photo/Special.

Madras Middle School student Natalie Caylor last week became a two-time top speller in Coweta County when she won Coweta County’s 2014 district-wide spelling bee held at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Read More»

Sims enjoys her last 'homecoming'

Stetson senior forward Sasha Sims drives on Mercer's Sharnea Boykin during Stetson's 72-60 win Jan. 16 at Hawkins Arena in Macon. Sims, a Fayetteville native, is the leading candidate for the Atlantic Sun Conference's Player of the Year. Photo/Special.

It should come as no surprise that Sasha Sims’ favorite places to play college basketball have been in Georgia.

A former standout for the Fayette County Tigers, the six-foot forward is a senior at Florida’s Stetson University. Averaging nearly 18 points a game this season, she is a leading candidate for Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year. Read More»

PTC’s McIntosh High School to receive a facelift

Artist’s rendering of new front for McIntosh High School. Graphic provided by the Fayette County School System.

As a project it will not be large. But the improvement to McIntosh High School approved Monday night by the Fayette County Board of Education will be something that will make a difference for students and for the look of a portion of the school’s exterior.

As it stands today, the main entrance positioned on the south side of the school is the location of administrative offices on the ground floor. The approved project will have an enclosed walkway installed above the administrative area which will link the existing two-story classroom buildings. Read More»

Fayette players see NFL action in 2013

Brandon Boykin made what was arguably the play of the year for the Philadelphia Eagles and put himself near the top statistically in the NFL as a result.

His last-minute interception in the nationally-televised Sunday night game against the Dallas Cowboys Dec. 29 sealed the Eagles’ win and the NFC East title.

It also was his sixth interception of the season, tying him with two other players for second in the league behind Richard Sherman of Seattle, who had eight. Read More»