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Students honor 9/11 heroes by cleaning up park in PTC

History students in Northgate High School teacher Jim Rew’s class decided to honor the 10th-year anniversary of 9/11 with public service, when 32 students turned out to clean municipal baseball fields in Peachtree City for use by special needs athletes. Photo/Special.

History students in Northgate High School teacher Jim Rew’s class decided to translate their history lessons into action by serving local children. That call to service led them to helping clean up a special needs ball field in Peachtree City.

While teaching his students about 9/11 during the 10-year anniversary of the event, Rew used his lessons as a “teachable moment” to analyze his student’s responses to the attacks on the United States. Read More»

Northgate students honor 9/11 heroes by serving community

History students in Northgate High School teacher Jim Rew’s class decided to translate their history lessons into action by serving local children. That call to service led them to helping clean up a special needs ball field in Peachtree City.

While teaching his students about 9/11 during the 10-year anniversary of the event, Rew used his lessons as a “teachable moment” to analyze his student’s responses to the attacks on the United States. Read More»

Stacking gifts at Braelinn

Stacking gifts at Braelinn

Braelinn Elementary School hosted their annual Holiday Bazaar recently. In addition to games like present stacking and matching, there were also cake walks, ball tossing games, a holiday shopping area and photos with Santa. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia celebrates veterans

Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia celebrates veterans

Seems like there is always something happening at the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. Veterans Day was no exception as the auditorium was filled to capacity with elementary school kids, parents and plenty of veterans on hand to mark the occasion. The school’s children sang, recited poems and gave a number of recognitions to the large number of veterans present. Some in the audience were moved to tears as the young students spoke with pride of their family members serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette teachers receive Bright Ideas grants

Starr’s Mill High School teacher Kelly Rock accepts her Bright Ideas award. Photo/Coweta-Fayette EMC.

Eleven Fayette school teachers were surprised with gift bags, balloons and Bright Ideas checks ranging from $821 to $1,500 when a group of Operation Round Up representatives showed up Sept. 29-30 to announce the 2011 winners in classrooms across the county. Read More»

Revised regulations add three more Coweta schools to ‘pass’ list

A Nov. 3 update in testing results under the federal No Child Left Behind Act means that three more Coweta County schools made “Adequate Yearly Progress” (AYP) during 2011. The new total means that 25 of Coweta’s 28 schools reached their AYP goals.

Northgate High School, Lee Middle School and Ruth Hill Elementary School all made AYP in 2011. Their status was revised under a Nov. 3 amended No Child Left Behind (NCLB) report issued by the Georgia Dept. of Education (DOE). Read More»

SCHS shows skills at state fair

SkillsUSA students at Sandy Creek High proved once again that they are champions, bringing home four top 10 wins from the Champions Rally held at the Georgia National Fair in Perry.

The school’s SkillsUSA chapter won first place in “Chapter T-shirt Design” for the second consecutive year, fifth place in “Chapter Recruitment Display,” eighth place in “Chapter Recruitment Poster Design,” and sixth place in “Overall Chapter Rankings.” Read More»

Sandy Creek High School hosts Accident Avoidance workshops for parents, teens

An instructor gives the green flag for a driver to start the driving course at one of the workshops. Photo/Special.

In two weeks — Nov. 10, Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 — you’ll be seeing green flags, checkered flags, orange cones and vehicles swerving through obstacle courses in the Sandy Creek High School parking lot.

No, NASCAR hasn’t come to Tyrone, but what is billed as a life-saving teen driving course has. Read More»

Coweta Vietnam veteran bus drivers honored

Vietnam era veterans (L-R) Vincent Booker (Army), Thomas Duff (Navy), Martin Toperzer (Navy), Raiford Smith (Marine Corps), Wayne Moore (Navy), Chester Woodard (Army), David Lewis, Jr. (Navy), Reggie Lybrand (Marine Corps), Orman Harcrow (Army), Robert Woods (Army), Sam Stevenson (Army), James Feltman (Army), Garry Abair (Navy), Stephen Byrd (Air Force), Danny Griswell (Air Force) and Dwight Moody (Army). Photo/Special.

It was a way to pay tribute for services rendered to their country. The Coweta County School System on Oct. 25 honored its 21 bus drivers and mechanics who served in Vietnam or were on active duty during the Vietnam era. A luncheon in their honor was held in conjunction with Bus Driver Appreciation Week and the arrival last week of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at the Coweta County fairgrounds. Read More»

Fayette schools plan to recognize veterans’ sacrifices Nov. 11

Schools across the county are rolling out the red, white and blue for a variety of activities to honor local military personnel this Veterans Day.

On Nov. 11 students, faculty and staff will invite veterans from their communities to join them in special celebrations in recognition of their sacrifices to protect our country’s freedom. Read More»

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