11 Coweta students finalists for Governors Honors

Eleven Coweta County high school students have been chosen as finalists for the 2012 Georgia Governor’s Honors program. The group will attend a six week instructional program this summer at Valdosta State University.

Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson said the students are among 700 state-wide finalists who were chosen from over 2,400 nominees. Read More»

PTC students win Atlanta Hawks’ Poetry Slam

Malcolm McLachlan performs his winning poem March 22 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta. Photo/The Atlanta Hawks.

Two Peachtree City students took first and second places in a regional poetry contest sponsored by the Atlanta Hawks.

A student from Peachtree City, Malcolm McLachlan, who attends The Campus in Peachtree City, won first place out of all 15 participants.

In second place was Morgan Ritson of McIntosh High School in Peachtree City.

These 15 students from 10 different schools in eight different counties throughout Georgia presented their poems in the final round of competition. Read More»

OLM High School goes all out to ‘Stop Hunger Now’

OLM High School goes all out to ‘Stop Hunger Now’

All 400 staff and students at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in north Fayette County pitched in Wednesday to take a stand to help eradicate childhood hunger and promote education. Working with “Stop Hunger Now,” the large group filled, sealed and packed 24,000 meals that will be distributed to school children in developing countries. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Sen. Chance says charter measure still has life

The idea of putting a referendum before voters to restore the state’s ability to approve charter schools is currently on hold but not down and out. Speaking about the current status of Senate Resolution 853, Sen. Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) said Tuesday he is hopeful that the Senate will muster enough votes to mirror the recent success in the House of Representatives and put the measure before voters. Read More»

Coweta County Schools receive ‘clean’ audit

The Coweta County School System received an unqualified audit report for the system’s 2010-2011 fiscal year ending June 30.

Independent auditors from the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts delivered the report formally to the Coweta County Board of Education at the Board's February 14 regular meeting. Read More»

Dr. Seuss rules at Crabapple Lane Elementary

Dr. Seuss rules at Crabapple Lane Elementary

Crabapple Lane Elementary School in north Peachtree City celebrated Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday recently with a variety of entertaining activities to promote reading. Media Specialist Monica Boyd organized the events and the students enjoyed the week full of activities in honor of Read Across America. Young Audiences Capitol City Opera Company performed two of Dr. Seuss’ classic stories as a kid-friendly introduction to opera. Students dressing up as characters from Dr. Seuss books and buddy reading provided the grand finale for the week. Read More»

Rising Starr Middle School qualifies for State Science Olympiad

Rising Starr Middle School qualifies for State Science Olympiad

The Rising Starr Middle School Science Olympiad team competed last month in the Science Olympiad Regional competition. The team won a third place trophy, and were awarded an invitation to the state competition to be held in Atlanta in March. The team is coached by Rebecca Paugh of Rising Starr, who is aided by many teacher and parent volunteers. Photo/Special.

Smokey Road’s Barron receives statewide honor

Smokey Road Middle School Principal Dr. Laurie Barron has been named as Georgia’s 2012 Middle School Principal of the Year by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals. Photo/Special.

It was an honor that is hard to beat. And it was one that named Coweta County’s Smokey Road Middle School Principal Dr. Laurie Barron the 2012 Georgia Middle School Principal of the Year. Read More»

McIntosh students take top prize at RESA science fair

From left are Dr. Sharon Boyer, Coordinator of Science for the Fayette County Board of Education, Ben Naber and Jonathan Ciecka. Photo/Special.

McIntosh freshman students Jonathan Ciecka and Ben Naber captured one of two top prizes at the Griffin Regional Science and Engineering Fair (RESA) for their project on Bloodspatter Analysis.

Securing one of the top two spots earned them an all-expense-paid trip to the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) being held this year in Pittsburgh, Penn., May 13-18.

Intel ISEF, a program of the Society for Science and the Public, is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Read More»

Work at Drake Stadium on track for mid-May completion

Work on the $4.8 million project to re-work the seating and provide other modifications at Newnan High School’s Drake Stadium is ongoing and expected to be completed by mid-May. That was the word at the Feb. 14 meeting of the Coweta County Board of Education. Read More»

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