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Fayette schools pick finalists for Teacher of the Year award

Fayette County School System's Teach of the Year finalists (L-R) Chris Cannon, Jacqueline Mullen and Malia Bergstrom. Photos/Special.

The Fayette County School System has announced its three finalists for Fayette County Teacher of the Year 2012. They are Chris Cannon from Sandy Creek High School, Malia Bergstrom from Fayette County High School and Whitewater High School’s Jacqueline Mullen.

School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said there was no doubting a career in journalism for Chris Cannon, an advanced placement government and economics teacher at Sandy Creek High. Read More»

Turtle tracking in Fayette’s woodlands goes high tech

Turtle tracking in Fayette’s woodlands goes high tech

An Eastern box turtle in hibernation has just been covered with a protective layer of leaves after having the radio transmitter battery replaced (below). Those participating in the Feb. 4 wildlife tracking project at the city nature preserve off Burch Road in Fayetteville included (L-R) biologist Dennis Chase, Fayette County High School students Kasmyne Pender, Anna Gehring and J.T. Fernandez and FCHS science teacher Gini Ann Loeffler. Photo/Ben Nelms.

19 Fayette schools cited by state for high academic performances

The Georgia Governor’s Office of Student Achievement has recognized 19 of Fayette County’s 28 public schools for high academic performance during the 2010-2011 school year.

Across Fayette’s system, 11 elementary, four middle and four high schools received award designations of platinum, gold, silver or bronze based on their performance on state curriculum exams and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status.
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Putting on a show for the Chiefs

Putting on a show for the Chiefs

The McIntosh Chiefettes dance team performed their kick and pom routines during halftime of the varsity boys and girls basketball games last Friday at McIntosh High School. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Kindergarteners at Peeples mark the 100th day of school

Kindergarteners at Peeples mark the 100th day of school

The kindergarten classes at Peeples Elementary School recently celebrated the 100th day of school. Activities included creating necklaces using one hundred fruit loops, making 100th day hats, and drawing pictures of how they would look when they are one hundred years old. Students also dressed up like they were 100 years old. Pictured from L to R: John Winter, Carlee Campbell, Jacob Weissflog, Lillian Taubert, Charlie Cochran, Lily Arce-Larreta, Gianna Jimenez and Juanchy Fritschy Cartier. Photo/Special.

Time running out for Fayette BoE to find $6.7M in cuts

Budget balancing options limited: Cut teachers, other personnel, but no school closings?

The Fayette County School System is currently working off of a budget for the 2011-2012 school year that projected $170 million in revenues and more than $186 million in expenses. To date, the Fayette County Board of Education has approved Superintendent Jeff Bearden’s only recommended cut for the new school year that begins in July. Read More»

Emory donates video program to CEC

The Coweta County School System’s Central Educational Center’s (CEC) Broadcast Video program has received a donation of camera and switching equipment courtesy of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.  From left are Goizueta Business School Director of Media Services Alan Pogue, CEC’s Mark Whitlock and CEC Director of Broadcast Video Michael Britt. Photo/Special.

The Central Educational Center’s Broadcast Video program has received a $30,000 donation of camera and studio equipment from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

The donation to the Coweta County CEC consisted of studio-equipped cameras and a Sony digital video switcher, valued at approximately $30,000, according to school system spokesman Dean Jackson.

Goizueta Business School Director of Media Services Alan Pogue, a Coweta resident, facilitated the donation to CEC. Read More»

8 Coweta schools recognized for high achievement

Five Coweta County elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school on Jan. 17 were recognized by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) for high achievement during the 2010-2011 school year. Read More»

Looking for triple word scores

Looking for triple word scores

Fifth-grade students at Peachtree City Elementary School are enjoying participating in the school’s first Scrabble Club sponsored by April Mobley, fifth-grade teacher. Students meet each month to play Scrabble, enhance their vocabulary skills, and spend some quality time with their friends after school. PCES is excited to see growth in students’ reading and writing skills as a result of their participation in the Scrabble Club. Pictured are Rease Henry, Zack Stone, Calvin Flowers, and Deon George. Photo/Special.

Lee Middle School receives national ‘Lighthouse school’ honor

The faculty and staff of Lee Middle School on Jan. 5 were honored with Lee’s designation as a Lighthouse School to Watch by the National Middle School Association.  It was the only school in Georgia to receive the prestigious national designation in the 2011-2012 school year. Photo/Special.

Sharpsburg’s Lee Middle School has been recognized as the only school in Georgia for the 2011-2012 school year to be named a “Lighthouse School to Watch” by the National Middle School Association.  Read More»

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