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»

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.

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