Coweta schools set to begin Aug. 6

It’s that time of year again. The 2012-2013 school year in Coweta County begins Aug. 6 and will extend through May 24. There is a volume of information pertaining to nearly every aspect of school attendance available on the Coweta County School System website. Read More»

Search for Coweta BoE replacement underway

The process has begun to fill the at-large seat on the Coweta County Board of Education that came open when April Parker resigned from the school board in May. The board is expected to make the appointment in September. Read More»

Stollar to leave Coweta Charter Academy

Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia Principal Terry Stollar has been with the school since it opened in 2010. But today Stollar is preparing to take a position with another Charter Schools USA school in Indiana to be near her family. Meantime, the search for Stollar’s replacement is underway. Read More»

3 CEC students attend, 1 wins big, at national competition

Three SkillsUSA team members from the Coweta County Schools System’s Central Educational Center (CEC) competed in the national SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City this summer, with one of the competitors placing sixth in the nation. Kim Crabtree (front), placed 6th in the nation in Web Design. Behind Crabtree are Robert Fields, (L), and Jakob Blondell, Georgia gold medal winners in Graphic Communications who competed in the SkillsUSA national event. Photo/Special.

Three SkillsUSA team members from the Coweta County School system’s Central Educational Center (CEC) competed in this summer’s national SkillsUSA Championships held in Kansas City. When the competition was over Kim Crabtree had placed 6th in the nation in Graphic Communications.

All three CEC team members, all gold-medal winners from the Georgia competitions held earlier this year, competed in the 2012 SkillsUSA Championships held in Kansas City, Missouri June 23-27 as part of SkillsUSA’s 48th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC). Read More»

Numbers add up for Carol Taylor

Numbers add up for Carol Taylor

Rising Starr Middle School eighth-grade math teacher Carol Taylor (R) was honored July 16 by Fayette County Board of Education members including Marion Key (center) and Bob Todd (R) after she received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science. Taylor recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where she was one of 108 recipients of the award. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette CRCT scores top state in grades 3-8

Statewide school system scores for the 2012 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) from grades 3-8 are in and Fayette County’s scores across each grade level easily beat the state average in every category. Read More»

Coweta students outperform state in CRCT tests

The results are in and they show that Coweta County elementary and middle school students in 2012 improved their performance on the Georgia Criterion Reference Competency Test (CRCT) and outscored schools across Georgia in nearly all categories. Read More»

Chatt Hills gets charter school

“It’s huge. It’s awesome.” Those were the words of Chattahoochee Hills Mayor Tom Reed in describing the approval by Fulton County for the creation of the Chattahoochee Hills Charter School expected to open in August 2013.

The news of the approval was something the residents of Chatt Hills will cherish for years to come. It is something they have been wanting even before the city came into existence in late 2007.

The school is expected to begin operations for grades K-5 with the idea of eventually expanding to accommodate grades K-8. Read More»

CEC named a ‘2012 Innovator’

The Central Educational Center (CEC) charter school in Newnan will be recognized later this month by the Southern Growth Policies Board as one of 13 education and workforce development “Innovators” across 13 southeastern states. Read More»

Fayette schools, law enforcement tout closer cooperation

Fayette County School System Assistant Superintendent Sam Sweat (L), District Attorney Scott Ballard and school system Attendance and Discipline Coordinator C.W. Campbell (R) listen during a June 11 presentation to teachers from surrounding counties on handling issues related to school violence. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a presentation designed to show school teachers how the combined efforts of a school system, law enforcement, the judicial system and the community can work together to tackle issues related to criminal violations at schools.

The June 11 presentation at the Wyndham Conference Center in Peachtree City led by Fayette County Assistant Superintendent Sam Sweat, Attendance and Discipline Coordinator C.W. Campbell and District Attorney Scott Ballard was part of the three-day Summer Leadership Conference sponsored by the Griffin Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA). Read More»