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East Coweta Middle teacher gets international award

East Coweta Middle School engineering and technology teacher Blaire Booth (R) recently received a Program Excellence award from  Steve Price, president of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). Photo/Special.

Teachers in the Coweta County School System are no strangers to receiving a variety of awards. The most recent was East Coweta Middle School engineering and technology teacher Blaire Booth who received a Program Excellence award from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) at the organization’s March 7 annual conference in Columbus, Ohio.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson in commenting on the award said ITEEA recognized Booth and the Technology Education program at East Coweta Middle School with the honor. Read More»

No more meningitis cases at Rising Starr

A recent letter was sent to parents of Rising Starr Middle School students advising that a student at the school had been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. The good news is that no other cases of the disease have been reported.

The eighth-grade student had been confirmed with bacterial meningitis and had been absent from school for five days. The student is being treated at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and is responding well, said Fayette County School System Health Services Coordinator Debbie King in a March 22 letter. Read More»

Meth prevention talk at BMMS

Bennett’s Mill Middle School health teacher Dr. Cathy Folden-Handley unveiled the new interactive methamphetamine prevention curriculum March 26 to her eighth-grade students. The Meth Prevention Lesson will be available to schools statewide. Photo/Special.

An enhanced approach to stopping the use of methamphetamine in its tracks was unveiled March 26 at Bennett’s Mill Middle School. Representatives of the Ga. Meth Project were at the school to hear health teacher Dr. Cathy Folden-Handley teach the new meth prevention curriculum to her eighth-grade classes.

Folden-Handley is passionate about making sure students at Bennett’s Mill Middle have accurate information about choices that can adversely affect their futures, said Fayette County School System spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach. Read More»

Crabapple students wire circuits for science

Crabapple students wire circuits for science

The fifth-grade students at Crabapple Lane Elementary School designed, created, then electrically wired shoebox rooms as a means of meeting Georgia Performance Standards for science. The students acted as collaborative engineers and problem solvers to create their unique designs. Each room had working light switches, parallel and series circuits, and additional room accessories to highlight their creativity. Read More»

Booth heads to National Science Olympiad — for 20th time

Booth heads to National Science Olympiad — for 20th time

The tradition continues at Booth Middle School in Peachtree City. The school’s Science Olympiad Team has clinched another state championship and will be one of two Georgia teams to travel with team coach and science teacher Tammy Pakulski to Wright State University in May for the National Science Olympiad. The trip will mark Booth’s 20th trip to the national competition. Photo/Special.

Coweta Charter Academy begins expansion

Foundation work is underway for the new buiding that will add 30 classrooms to the campus just outside of Senoia. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The construction on the second building at the Coweta Charter Academy (CCA) at Senoia has begun. The long-awaited expansion project will add 30 new classrooms to the school and will provide enough classroom space to eventually accommodate 860 students in grades K-8.

CCA parents in January got what they had been waiting for when the school received a five-year renewal of its charter beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. That led to the commitment to construct the long-awaited building that will house grades K-8. Read More»

ClearWater Academy students honor Dr. M.L. King, Jr., for Black History Month

ClearWater Academy students honor Dr. M.L. King, Jr., for Black History Month

Patrons of the Tyrone Public Library recently attended a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from the students of ClearWater Academy. The students presented the poem “Standing Tall” by Jamie McKenzie and favorite quotes by Dr. King in response to many activities and experiences during Black History Month. The Tyrone Public Library offers “Children’s Time” each Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. ClearWater Academy serves students, ages 6 - 17, with Asperger’s Syndrome, mild autism, ADHD, non-verbal learning disability, pervasive developmental delay and other learning differences. Read More»

Kedron takes 1st in Fayette Science Olympiad

Kedron takes 1st in Fayette Science Olympiad

Kedron Elementary School took First Place in the County Science Olympiad Meet held Saturday at Sandy Creek High School. Students participated in a variety of events including water rocks, rock hounds and mystery liquids. The Kedron team will participate in the State Science Olympiad set for May 18th at Kennesaw State University. The team is coached by Kedron teacher, Mrs. Sharon Mitchell. Read More»

Creek falls short in state final

Sandy Creek girls react after they battled back against Columbia in the state AAAA championship game Thursday night but lost in a last second put-back, 38-37. Photo/John Munford.

With 17 seconds left in the AAAA state championship game Lady Patriots head coach Cedric King told his players to rebound. As a matter of fact, he screamed it.

Sandy Creek battled back from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take the lead from the Lady Eagles of Columbia 37-35 with only 17 seconds remaining in the game.

Columbia’s Shaundricks Mann was fouled on the ensuing possession and hit her first free throw to cut into the lead 37-36. Mann missed her next free throw, but her teammate Miah Spencer gathered the offensive rebound with under 10 seconds to go. Read More»

Huddleston Hounds help students

Huddleston Hounds help students

Huddleston Elementary’s Student Council recently held a Sack-A-Snack Fundraiser to support the school’s ongoing snack program. The snack program provides weekly snacks for students of Huddleston who would otherwise go without. Through the generous donations from students, staff, and parents, 1,400 snacks were received. Pictured are Trace Alford (Student Council President) and Cole Sanford (Student Council Vice President). Photo/Special.

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