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»

Coweta County Schools receive ‘clean’ audit

The Coweta County School System received an unqualified audit report for the system’s 2010-2011 fiscal year ending June 30.

Independent auditors from the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts delivered the report formally to the Coweta County Board of Education at the Board's February 14 regular meeting. Read More»

Dr. Seuss rules at Crabapple Lane Elementary

Dr. Seuss rules at Crabapple Lane Elementary

Crabapple Lane Elementary School in north Peachtree City celebrated Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday recently with a variety of entertaining activities to promote reading. Media Specialist Monica Boyd organized the events and the students enjoyed the week full of activities in honor of Read Across America. Young Audiences Capitol City Opera Company performed two of Dr. Seuss’ classic stories as a kid-friendly introduction to opera. Students dressing up as characters from Dr. Seuss books and buddy reading provided the grand finale for the week. Read More»

Rising Starr Middle School qualifies for State Science Olympiad

Rising Starr Middle School qualifies for State Science Olympiad

The Rising Starr Middle School Science Olympiad team competed last month in the Science Olympiad Regional competition. The team won a third place trophy, and were awarded an invitation to the state competition to be held in Atlanta in March. The team is coached by Rebecca Paugh of Rising Starr, who is aided by many teacher and parent volunteers. Photo/Special.

Smokey Road’s Barron receives statewide honor

Smokey Road Middle School Principal Dr. Laurie Barron has been named as Georgia’s 2012 Middle School Principal of the Year by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals. Photo/Special.

It was an honor that is hard to beat. And it was one that named Coweta County’s Smokey Road Middle School Principal Dr. Laurie Barron the 2012 Georgia Middle School Principal of the Year. Read More»

McIntosh students take top prize at RESA science fair

From left are Dr. Sharon Boyer, Coordinator of Science for the Fayette County Board of Education, Ben Naber and Jonathan Ciecka. Photo/Special.

McIntosh freshman students Jonathan Ciecka and Ben Naber captured one of two top prizes at the Griffin Regional Science and Engineering Fair (RESA) for their project on Bloodspatter Analysis.

Securing one of the top two spots earned them an all-expense-paid trip to the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) being held this year in Pittsburgh, Penn., May 13-18.

Intel ISEF, a program of the Society for Science and the Public, is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Read More»

Work at Drake Stadium on track for mid-May completion

Work on the $4.8 million project to re-work the seating and provide other modifications at Newnan High School’s Drake Stadium is ongoing and expected to be completed by mid-May. That was the word at the Feb. 14 meeting of the Coweta County Board of Education. Read More»

Peeples Elementary recycling cell phones to save gorillas

Lainey Camp with some cellphones. The graph in the background is being used to chart progress. Photo/Special.

Peeples Elementary School is currently accepting recycled cell phones to help with a project to save gorillas.

Gorilla forest homes in Congo are being destroyed  due to the mining of coltan. Coltan is a small substance that is found in cell phones and other small electronic games.

So far, the students at Peeples Elementary have collected over 180 cell phones.

These collected phones will be fixed and resold to first time users outside of the United States, some will be given to charities, and those that are no longer usable will be recycled. Read More»

Coweta Science Fair winners advance to regional contest

Coweta Science Fair winners advance to regional contest

The 2012 Coweta County Science Fair held recently at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan featured 72 projects from nine schools. The 26 First Place entries will represent Coweta schools in the West Georgia Regional Science Fair on Feb. 17. The Senior Grand Champion was Toryn Garrett from Northgate High; the Junior Grand Champion was Jessica Pfliger from Arnall Middle; and Arthi Shankar from Madras Middle won the Coweta Water Education Team’s Water Issue Award. Photo/Ben Nelms.