Schools

Coweta SAT results beat state average

The 2013 SAT scores are in and Coweta County’s high schools outscored the state average. Coweta’s composite average of 1,475 points on the college entrance exam was 23 points above the state average of 1,452.

“The average scores for each of Coweta County’s three high schools were above the state average in 2013, and Coweta’s high schools outscored national averages in some instances,” said school system spokesman Dean Jackson.

Northgate High School students scored 1,501 while Newnan High School students scored 1,473 and East Coweta High School students scored 1,457. Read More»

Mold found in several Fayette schools

Mold was found in several Fayette County schools once the school year began. A number of teachers reported symptoms of allergies and the mold has been removed.
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Fayette’s SAT race is led by McIntosh

Peachtree City’s McIntosh High School is marked by at least two distinctions this week: An unbeaten football team and the county’s highest test score average on the 2013 Scholastic Aptitude Test.

McIntosh leads in the SAT race with a 1,644-point average, and Starr’s Mill High School is right behind with an SAT average of 1,622. They are followed by Whitewater, Sandy Creek and Fayette County High.
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Friday night football roundup

McIntosh 28, Mundy’s Mill 27: The Chiefs (5-0, 2-0) maintained their perfect record and matched their 2012 win total with a win at Twelve Oaks Stadium in Clayton County. After a bye next week, McIntosh will host Whitewater Oct. 11.

Drew 35, Starr’s Mill 34: The Panthers (2-3, 1-1) fell on the road in Clayton County and will host Creekside next Friday.

Whitewater 35, Forest Park 8: The Wildcats (4-1, 2-0) took the field Thursday at Southern Crescent Stadium in Clayton County and won their fourth straight. They will travel to Northgate next Friday. Read More»

Sandy Creek 54, Fayette County 19

Ashton Jackson hauls in a pass and slips between two Sandy Creek defenders. Later in the game he caught a 91-yard touchdown pass for Fayette County.

The Sandy Creek Patriots (3-0-1, 1-0) broke the 50-point barrier for the third straight game, winning 54-19 over the Fayette County Tigers (0-4, 0-1) in a Region 5-AAAA battle in Fayetteville.

After putting up 55 points against Newnan and 54 against East Coweta, the Patriots are averaging 47.5 points per contest and now have a 43-game regular-season unbeaten streak. Read More»

School partnership has many benefits

Principal Felecia Spicer at Robert. J. Burch Elementary has been working on forming partnerships with the school’s neighbors along Jenkins Road since she came to the school over a year ago.

One of the school’s most successful partnerships is with next-door neighbor Sandy Creek High.
Last spring, Sandy Creek’s environmental science students made books about animal life and ecosystems for second graders.

They read the books to Burch’s students before presenting them to the media center. Read More»

Friday night football roundup

McIntosh is 4-0, Starr's Mill and Sandy Creek also win Read More»

Bobcats fall 20-13 at home

Jameson Vest of Our Lady of Mercy booms a 47-yard field goal on the final play of the first half to tie Friday’s game against Athens Academy.

Our Lady of Mercy hosted Athens Academy in its home opener Friday night, and the game went down to the final minute before the Spartans came away with a 20-13 win over the Bobcats, who fell to 0-3.

The visiting team jumped out to a 13-0 early lead, taking the opening kickoff down the field until Michael Santamaria connected with Eric Williams on a 21-yard touchdown pass. At the start of the second quarter after a OLM punt, the Spartans needed only one play to reach the end zone, with Santamaria hitting Williams on a 61-yard scoring play. Read More»

Fayette schools aim for high marks in Ga., national ranks

Superintendent Jody Barrow. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Superintendent Jody Barrow on Sept. 16 gave members of the Fayette County Board of Education a look at his proposed school system goals and objectives and potential revised mission and vision statements.

The idea behind the proposals was to position Fayette students to complete internationally, Barrow noted, as he asked board members for their input in the coming weeks. Barrow said he would bring any revisions back to the board for a vote at a later date. Read More»

Smashing bricks, Univ. of West Ga. starts renovation for Newnan campus

Stakeholders involved with bringing the new University of West Georgia-Newnan Center to the site of the old Newnan Hospital on Jackson Street took a swing at “building breaking” Sept. 9 as part of the ceremonies that will lead to the new campus opening in January 2015. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The old Newnan Hospital on Jackson Street in Newnan is about to get a new look for the 21st century. Rather than a customary groundbreaking, a “building breaking” ceremony was held Sept. 9 to announce the beginning of the project that will transform the old hospital into the University of West Georgia-Newnan Center that will open in January 2015. Read More»

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