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Fayette’s 2012 valedictorians, salutatorians discuss journeys

Vals & sals: (front) Sandy Creek Salutatorian Janae Strother; (middle from left) Starr’s Mill Salutatorian Kate Bill, Starr’s Mill Valedictorian Kathryn Clark, Whitewater Valedictorian Katherine Burke, Whitewater Salutatorian Shangrila Parvin; and (top) McIntosh Valedictorian Karen Anderson, McIntosh Salutatorian Amy Thornburg, Fayette County Valedictorian Nicholas Britt and Fayette County Salutatorian Andrew Chow. Not pictured, Sandy Creek Valedictorian Andre Allen. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The 2011-2012 school year in Fayette County has come to a close. And it is time to take a look at the valedictorians and salutatorians at each of Fayette’s five high schools.

The Fayette County High School Valedictorian for 2012 is Nicholas Britt. He is the son of Regenal Britt. The valedictorian graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and will be attending Georgia Tech and majoring in mechanical engineering. Nicholas received the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship and the Zell Miller Scholarship.
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Coweta BoE set to adopt $168 million budget

The Coweta County Board of Education on Monday gave tentative approval to a $168.5 million General Fund budget for the 2012-2013 school year that begins July 1. Final approval is expected on June 12. Read More»

Marchman announces for Fayette BoE Post 1 seat

The upcoming race for the Post 1 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education will be a race after all. Ga. Tech’s Dr. Barry Marchman at a meeting of the South Atlanta Tea Party on Thursday announced that he will be qualifying next week for the post now held by incumbent Janet Smola. Read More»

East Coweta High gets new principal

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East Coweta High School Assistant Principal Evan Horton, left, will become the high school’s principal next year. Horton’s was approved by the Coweta County Board of Education to replace principal Rick Waggoner, right, who is retiring from the post after 41 years in education. Photo/Special.

East Coweta High School Assistant Principal Evan Horton is about to make a move. He has been appointed to become the school principal with the retirement of ECHS principal and long-time educator Rick Waggoner.

Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson last week said Horton will serve as ECHS’s principal beginning in July and will succeed Waggoner who is retiring after a career in education that spanned 41 years. Read More»

Fayette Middle students celebrate their national success

Fayette Middle students are “part of something incredible.” Photo/Special.

They are part of something incredible and they want everyone to know it.

Over 700 students at Fayette Middle showed their school spirit by wearing white T-shirts with the words “I’m Part of Something INCREDIBLE!” on the front, and the school’s name along with “National Title I Distinguished School” printed on the back.

The students poured into Fayette Middle’s gym for a school-wide portrait highlighting their achievement. The school found out earlier this year that it was one of two in Georgia and one of only 71 in the nation selected as a 2011 National Title I Distinguished School. Read More»

Bringing history to life at PTC Elementary

Bringing history to life at PTC Elementary

Students at Peachtree City Elementary School traveled back in time to meet key historical figures by visiting the fifth-grade wax museum this past week. Each fifth-grader chose a historical figure from their curriculum to research; they then created a costume, props, and script to help bring the figure to life. All grade levels visited the wax museum to interact with the fifth-graders as they portrayed these important figures from American history. Read More»

Whitewater Middle School photographers make their mark

Whitewater Middle School photographers make their mark

Some of the members of the Whitewater Middle School Photography Club took a minute out from the group’s exhibition of their work displayed May 5 at ArtWorks on the Square in downtown Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

Gossett named Coweta TOTY

Thomas Crossroads Elementary School 2nd grade teacher Tracie Gossett was named the Coweta County 2012 Teacher of the Year April 26 at a program hosted by the Coweta County Board of Education and the Newnan Pilot Club.

Gossett, a 12-year Coweta educator, was chosen from among three finalists for the county-wide honor and becomes Coweta’s nominee for 2013 state Teacher of the Year. Read More»

Coweta kindergarten registration through May 25

Coweta kindergarten registration through May 25
 
Parents who need to register their children for 2012-13 Coweta County Kindergarten classes can do so by school through May 25. New students are registered at the Coweta County School System Registration Center, which is located at 167 Werz Industrial Drive in Newnan, off the Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard and Ga. Highway 34 Bypass near Bullsboro Drive. Read More»

What's a ‘hybrid’ home school? Inman has one

The students working on their Suzuki Piano lessons. The Suzuki Piano class is an elective, held on Tuesdays by Fenette Beresford. Photo/Special.

The biggest oak tree starts out with a small seed, creating roots and limbs that continue to reach and grow. The Inman Hybrid Home School program began with a simple idea: To create a learning environment that allows the uniqueness of the child to grow while education and social interaction takes root. Read More»