Schools

Cronic encourages local seniors to apply for Buick scholarships

The Cronic Automotive Group is encouraging area high school seniors to apply for one of the 1,100 scholarships to be awarded as part of the Buick Achievers Program.

The $4.5 million effort is being funded by the General Motors Foundation and includes 100 full scholarships (up to $25,000 a year) for students who major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and 1,000 renewable scholarships of $2,000 each in design, marketing and business administration. Read More»

FCHS inducts 11th Hall of Fame class

The FCHS Hall of Fame class of 2011. From left are Sherry Bishop, Gary Teal, Jim Bailey, Jef Murchison, Jaime Corn Holland, Col. (Ret.) William “Mac” Wilkinson and John Davis. Photo/Special.

Last Saturday night the Fayette County High School Hall of Fame inducted its 11th class of inductees. This year’s class includes three athletes, one coach, and three distinguished alumni.  The Athletic inductees were:

• Wrestling Head Coach Jim Bailey.  Coach Bailey has been at FCHS since 1985 teaching English, coaching the wrestling team, and serving as an assistant coach for the football and track teams. Coach Bailey entered the 2010-2011 wrestling season with over 370 dual meet victories, four area coach of the year awards, and seven individual state champions. Read More»

Fayette elementary schools are powered up for 20th Power Parade

Fayette County elementary students are getting powered up for the Fayette Youth Protection Home’s 20th annual Power Parade. Since 1991, Fayette County school children have raised thousands of dollars to support children their own age who have been the victims of abuse, neglect or other tragic circumstances. Fayette Youth Protection Homes, Inc. (FYPH) provides services for children who have been displaced from their homes. Children are provided housing in a home owned by FYPH in Brooks, Ga. Read More»

Whitewater High School band students go to 'State'

Whitewater High School band students go to 'State'

Eight members of the Whitewater High School Band program were named to the 2011 Georgia Music Educator’s Association All-State Band/Orchestra. Laura Dudley (French Horn), Carly Grayson (Flute), Lauren Milner (French Horn), Amy Melton (French Horn), Jay Newsome (Saxophone), Anna Rainwater (French Horn) and Kyle Vice (Trumpet) traveled to Savannah to rehearse and perform with these groups in early March.

More than 3,000 students from across Georgia audition for these All-State Ensembles and must pass through two rigorous and competitive auditions before being selected.

Willis Elementary holds Fine Art Night Tuesday

The Willis Road Elementary School Art Department invites area residents to “Express Yourself” at its first Fine Arts Night on Tuesday, March 22 from 5-8 p.m.

The event will include the Willis Road Elementary Chorus at 6 p.m. followed by music from the 5th grade class at 7 p.m.

The gallery exhibits will include student artwork, a silent auction benefiting the school’s art department, the Sip-N-Stroll Cafe and classical guitar entertainment.

This is a donation only event.

Willis Elementary School is located at 430 Willis Road in Sharpsburg.

Coweta continues 1-cent sales tax for schools

Coweta County voters on March 15 voted overwhelmingly to continue the Coweta County School System’s current 1-cent sales tax for education (E-SPLOST). Read More»

New Chatt Hills Charter School hires principal

The board of directors of the new Chattahoochee Hills Charter School (CHCS) announced this week that New Orleans educator Duke J. Bradley, III has been hired as the school’s principal. The regional charter school will open its doors for the first time in August and will serve three cities in south Fulton County Fulton and the unincorporatd areas of Fulton, Coweta, Fayette, Douglas and Carroll counties. Read More»

20-minute focus period coming to Fayette high schools in Aug.

The Fayette County Board of Education Tuesday night voted unanimously to expand the 20-minute instructional focus period to the county’s three remaining high schools beginning in August.

The move follows that of Sandy Creek High School and Fayette County High School where the 20-minute period had been previously added. School staff, students and principals recently advocated for including the 20-minute period at Whitewater, Starr’s Mill and McIntosh high schools. Read More»

Tiger Run Car Show set for Saturday

Tiger Run Car Show set for Saturday

On Saturday, Mar. 19, the Fayette County High School Class of 2011 will sponsor the third annual spring Tiger Run Car Show in the FCHS stadium parking lot from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Anyone wishing to enter a car should contact Sherry Van de Motter at 770-402-3447 or Laura Johnson at 678-938-8073.  Cars can register before the show from 11 a.m. - noon for a $25 fee or they can pre-register for a $20 fee before Mar. Read More»

Fayette’s First Army JROTC seeks cadets/instructors

History is in the making as the Fayette County Public School System brings its second ever Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program online next year.

After years of waiting for approval from the U.S. Army ROTC, Fayette County High finally got the go ahead to offer the Army JROTC program for the 2011-2012 school year. This marks the second JROTC program for the school system; Air Force JROTC was established at Sandy Creek High nine years ago. Read More»

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