Schools

Coweta E-SPLOST vote coming March 15

Coweta County voters on March 15 will have their say on whether the Coweta County School System’s current 1-cent sales tax for education (E-SPLOST) will be continued. If passed by voters, revenues from the March 15 referendum will fund new schools, school additions and renovations, buses, land, textbooks and technology.

The current E-SPLOST expires in June 2012. If approved by voters the continued 1-cent sales tax would be in effect until mid-2017.
The five-year E-SPLOST carries a maximum revenue of $130 million.

The stated use of the revenues received is for: Read More»

Limited Coweta Pre-K applications taken through March 18

The Coweta County School System is currently taking applications for a limited number of Pre-K slots. Interested parents have until March 18 to submit applications for the Pre-K lottery that will be held later that day.

School system spokesperson Dean Jackson said parents who wish to secure a spot for their child in next year’s Coweta County School System pre-kindergarten classes can do so at their child’s district school. Read More»

Miss Starr's Mill 2011 crowned

Miss Starr's Mill 2011 crowned

 The 10th annual Miss Starr’s Mill High School Scholarship Pageant was held recently at Willie Duke Auditorium. The scholarship pageant is a fundraiser for the SMHS drama department. Finalists for 2011 were, from left, Carolyn Balkovetz, 2nd Runner Up and the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Dr. Jay Burney and Digestive Health Care of Georgia; Leoghain Strnad, 1st Runner Up and the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from The Southern Federal Credit Union; Liz Buckalew, Miss Starr’s Mill 2011 and the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from Dr. Read More»

Churchill’s great-grandson: Come to London, FCHS Chorus

Fayette County High School Chorus Director Richard Prouty (L) accepts the invitation of Sir Winston Churchill’s great-grandson, Duncan Sandys, the Lord Mayor of the city of Westminster in London. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Sir Winston Churchill’s great-grandson, Duncan Sandys, and also the Lord Mayor of the city of Westminster in London, made a personal appearance at Fayette County High School Friday to invite the school’s chorus to perform in the London International Choral Festival taking place in London, England Dec. 27, 2011 through Jan. 4, 2012.

The choral festival is being held in conjunction with the London New Year’s Parade, according to school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach. Read More»

Sandy Creek’s Rabold moves to Whitewater

Long-time Sandy Creek High School Principal Roy Rabold prepares to become principal at Whitewater High School. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Longtime Sandy Creek High School Principal Roy Rabold will be saying goodbye to staff and the Tyrone community at the end of the school year. Rabold was approved last week by the Fayette County Board of Education to begin duties as the Whitewater High School principal beginning in June. Rabold will replace the retiring Gregory Stillions.

He goes from the high school with the smallest enrollment in Fayette — 1,176 students — to the school with the third-highest — 1,533. McIntosh High in Peachtree City is the school with the largest enrollment in the county — 1,634. Read More»

FCHS Literary Team wins 4th straight region championship

The FCHS Literary Team won its 4th consecutive region championship on Saturday, Mar. 5.  Here are the members of the team and how they placed at the meet:

 Rylee Bunton - Region Champion, Girls Dramatic Interpretation / Region Runner Up, Girls Trio

Meneka Reddy - Region Champion, Girls Extemporaneous Speaking

Ashley Satterwhite - Region Runner Up, Girls Essay

Chelsey Medrano - Region Runner Up, Girls Trio

Sarah Stanley - Region Runner Up, Girls Trio

Liam McDermott - 3rd Place, Boys Dramatic Interpretation

Yoseph Shelbayah - 4th Place, Boys Extemporaneous Speaking Read More»

Madras Middle’s Nancy Williams finalist for state teacher of year

Twenty-seven-year educator and Madras Middle School teacher Nancy Williams has been named one of 10 finalists for 2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year. The winner of the competition will be announced at a statewide banquet to be held in May.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to represent the teachers of Coweta County,” said Williams. Read More»

Coweta Pre-K lottery registration March 7-18

Parents who wish to secure a spot for their child in next year’s Coweta County School System Pre-Kindergarten classes can do so at their child’s district school between Monday, March 7 and Friday, March 18.

During that time, parents can apply for a spot in the limited-space Pre-K classes for the 2011-12 school year. Pre-K application ends at noon on Friday, March 18, and drawing for spots will be held at schools at 1 p.m. on March 18. Read More»

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss

Today marked the birthday of Theodore Geisel known as Dr. Seuss to young readers. In celebration of his birthday Fayetteville Intermediate School participated in Read Across America Day with volunteer guest readers coming to the school to read to classes. FIS began the day with a visit by a couple of Seuss's characters, "Thing One" (Melanie Mikoy) and "Thing Two" (Bailey Towle). They are shown with Judy Pearson, media specialist, on the school's morning broadcast as a tribute to Dr. Seuss.

Fayette Air Force launches Dunk Squad

Fayette Air Force launches Dunk Squad

Fayette County High School’s varsity boys basketball team soared to a win over Northside, Warner Robins last Saturday. Tonight, they aim for a trip to the AAAA quarterfinals. They host Banneker at 7 p.m. Fans are hoping the Tigers winning trend continues and that players like LJ Erves (pictured) put on another dazzling display of dunks. For more on basketball, see the story at www.TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/John Munford.