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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»

900-student Trinity Christian School looks to expand

The Coweta County Development Authority earlier this month signed a resolution expected to lead to bond funding that would help with an expansion project at the Trinity Christian School on Ga. Highway 54 that would add 15 classrooms at the east Coweta County campus.

CCDA President Greg Wright said the authority at the April meeting approved an inducement resolution for Trinity.  Read More»

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.

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