Schools

TOTY: ‘It’s OK to like math’

Jacqueline Mullen at awards presentation. Photo/Special.

Whitewater High’s Mullen takes Fayette Teacher of the Year honors

Whitewater High School math teacher Jacqueline Mullen took top honors April 19 when she was named the 2012 Fayette County Teacher of the Year (TOTY) at a ceremony held at the north campus of New Hope Baptist Church.

School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said Mullen choked back tears as she thanked a long list of teachers from her past whom she said are prime examples of excellence in the profession. Mullen said it was her mother, a school teacher for 33 years, who gave her the passion to become an educator. Read More»

Two new principals named for Coweta schools

Dr. Schwanda Jackson, new principal of East Coweta Middle School.

The Coweta County Board of Education on April 17 named new principals who will assume their posts on July 1. Dr. Schwanda Jackson was appointed to serve as principal of East Coweta Middle School and Vicki Vaughan was appointed to be the new principal of Arnco-Sargent Elementary School.

Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson said the school board made the appointments at a called meeting on April 17. Both appointments will become effective on July 1.
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Booth Middle School sixth graders take home choir trophies

Booth Middle School sixth graders take home choir trophies

On March 24, the J.C. Booth Middle school sixth graders of Peachtree City competed at the Southern Star Music Festival. The group earned two awards: They won the sweepstakes award (first place) in the Choir Division and a superior rating. The group was lead by their teacher Scott Martin. Photo/Special.

And they’re off in Crabapple Lane Elementary Red Bird Run

Runners race from the starting line. Photo/Special.

Crabapple Lane Elementary 8th Annual Red Bird Run took place Saturday, March 24, 2012.

It consisted of a 1 mile fun run and a 5K road race, which is part of the Peachtree City Rotary Club Elementary Grand Prix race series.

This event was a success with many local business sponsors, over 400 runners, music, games, food and fun.

Congratulations to the 1 mile fun run and 5k road race medal winners. Read More»

Fayette School Superintendent Bearden warns of ‘painful’ closings

Which Fayette schools to close to save money: That’s the main agenda item at a called meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education to be held April 9.

Superintendent Jeff Bearden will make his recommendations on initial recommended school closures that would take effect in August 2013. School officials said the meeting will be held at 7 p.m. the school system office on Stonewall Avenue in Fayetteville. Read More»

The art of the bunt in The Citizen Sports Weekly

The art of the bunt in The Citizen Sports Weekly

Fayette County High School’s Jordan Coleman attempts to lay down a bunt against Whitewater on Monday afternoon. The Tigers lost to the Wildcats 7-3 and will play at McIntosh High School today at 1 p.m. For more on local baseball scores and all other sports in Fayette and Coweta counties, pick up a copy of The Citizen Sports Weekly tomorrow. The 24-page, all-color weekly sports tabloid is available at area businesses including Kroger and Chick-fil-A. Photo/Michael Boylan.

11 Coweta students finalists for Governors Honors

Eleven Coweta County high school students have been chosen as finalists for the 2012 Georgia Governor’s Honors program. The group will attend a six week instructional program this summer at Valdosta State University.

Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson said the students are among 700 state-wide finalists who were chosen from over 2,400 nominees. Read More»

PTC students win Atlanta Hawks’ Poetry Slam

Malcolm McLachlan performs his winning poem March 22 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta. Photo/The Atlanta Hawks.

Two Peachtree City students took first and second places in a regional poetry contest sponsored by the Atlanta Hawks.

A student from Peachtree City, Malcolm McLachlan, who attends The Campus in Peachtree City, won first place out of all 15 participants.

In second place was Morgan Ritson of McIntosh High School in Peachtree City.

These 15 students from 10 different schools in eight different counties throughout Georgia presented their poems in the final round of competition. Read More»

OLM High School goes all out to ‘Stop Hunger Now’

OLM High School goes all out to ‘Stop Hunger Now’

All 400 staff and students at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in north Fayette County pitched in Wednesday to take a stand to help eradicate childhood hunger and promote education. Working with “Stop Hunger Now,” the large group filled, sealed and packed 24,000 meals that will be distributed to school children in developing countries. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Sen. Chance says charter measure still has life

The idea of putting a referendum before voters to restore the state’s ability to approve charter schools is currently on hold but not down and out. Speaking about the current status of Senate Resolution 853, Sen. Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) said Tuesday he is hopeful that the Senate will muster enough votes to mirror the recent success in the House of Representatives and put the measure before voters. Read More»