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McIntosh Hall of famers meet current athletes

McIntosh Hall of famers meet current athletes

McIntosh High School’s inaugural Hall of Fame inductees with current Chiefs prior to the start of the banquet recently. The current athletes were nominated by their coaches for the honor of serving and interacting with the banquet guests. In the front row, kneeling, from left, are Josh Slepicka (soccer), Brennan Morgan (baseball), Robert Eifert (golf), Rafael Perez (wrestling), Isaac Zaubi (cross country) and Josh Phillips (lacrosse). Read More»

Residency affidavits due for Coweta students

Is your child attending a Coweta County public school a resident of the county? Are you? The answer to those questions must be “yes” in order to keep her in school. Signed affadavits of residence for every Coweta public school student must be in place by Dec. 21 to comply with a federal decree from the U.S. Dept. of Justice.           Read More»

Shorter school year eyed to save money

The idea of shortening the school calendar in the Fayette County School System for the 2012-2013 school year as a way to save precious dollars to help balance next year’s budget will have to wait until November for a possible decision by the Board of Education.

The examples of a mock calendar presented Oct. 17 may lead to the choice of one that shortens the school year by only five days, saves the greatest amount of money and provides a more balanced cut in pay for all employees across the school system. Read More»

Fayette Board of Education hopefuls to speak at Nov. meeting

The Fayette County Board of Education is still accepting the names of Post 5 residents interested in filling the unexpired term of the seat held by the late Sam Tolbert. Superintendent Jeff Bearden told board members Oct. 17 that interested candidates will make brief presentations at the Nov. 7 work session. Read More»

Some Fayette schools escape numbers decline

Chart of enrollments at Fayette County schools, past, present and expected future. Source: Fayette County School System. Chart/The Citizen.

Fayette County schools rode a wave of seemingly unstoppable growth prior to the 2007 recession. That growth stalled in 2008 and resulted in decreasing enrollment that continues today and, according to a study by the Carl Vinson Institute at the University of Georgia, may well continue for another decade. Read More»

Enrollment study: Tyrone Elem. to add students over next decade

It has been no secret that enrollment in Fayette County schools has been declining for several years. A new enrollment study by the University of Georgia shows even fewer students between now and 2021. But for Tyrone Elementary School there may be a silver lining in the continuing storm of falling enrollment and revenues. Read More»

Baking for Relay for Life

Baking for Relay for Life

Sara Harp Minter Elementary’s third-grade students collected bake sale items to benefit the school’s Relay for Life team. These students did their part to find a cure for cancer. All items were sold during lunch and the the third grade raised $500. From left are Wes Tuttle, Lilianna Ibarra, Raechel Hudson, Abigail Doolittle and Bryce Hale. Photo/Special.

Landmark sends team to ‘High-Q’

Landmark sends team to ‘High-Q’

The Landmark Quiz Bowl team, coached by Dan Harrington and Nicole Bowen, will be featured on an upcoming episode of WSB TV’s High-Q. The show, set to air on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 7 a.m., will pit Landmark against The Lovett School of Atlanta.

“We are a young team with some good raw talent, and we are excited about this opportunity” reports co-sponsor Dan Harrington. Read More»

Peachtree City Elementary gets an orchestra

Peachtree City Elementary gets an orchestra

Fifth grade students at Peachtree City Elementary School are excited about the implementation of the school’s first orchestra program under the direction of instructor James Hagberg. The inaugural orchestra program is off to a great start and students are busy practicing each week for their first performance. Pictured are Rease Henry and Huck McCollum, both members of the cello section. Photo/Special.

Character lessons at Coweta Charter Academy

Character lessons at Coweta Charter Academy

Coweta Charter Academy kicked off its character education program (STRIVE) on Friday, September 23. The students rotated through 11 different stations featuring community vendors and services including State Farm, Coweta County EMS, Fayette County Sheriff's Department Detective Aaron Fenimore, Fayette County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit, Publix, Pollard's Recycling and Waste Services, Piedmont Hospital Physical Therapist Jill Fenimore, and more. Each station was linked to character traits that the students will be "striving" to achieve throughout the school year. Photo/Special.

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