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Half of Fayette’s high schoolers skipped classes last week

Fayette County schools officially made up three “ice days” from January last week during what had been scheduled to be a week of winter break. More than half of the county’s high school students decided to take a full week off anyway, according to figures supplied by the school system’s central office. Read More»

Electricity in a box

Electricity in a box

At Crabapple Lane Elementary School fifth grade students participated in a hands on Science lesson by creating their own working electrical boxes. As a part of the unit on electricity students designed, created, and then wired shoebox rooms with working lights and home-made switches. This fun project helped reinforce Georgia state standards on electrical circuits in a real-life situation. Pictured here are students Haley Mason and Quinn Maston. These two students recreated a bedroom scene with working lights. Read More»

Burch students go to Capitol art exhibit

Burch students go to Capitol art exhibit

Robert J. Burch Elementary art students Jared Davis and Analucia Yanar recently represented their school at the Capitol Art Exhibit in Atlanta Georgia.  Students received certificates for their accomplishments, met with area representatives Virgil Fludd and Matt Ramsey, and were treated to a reception in their honor.  Students in schools from all over the state also participated.

Chiefettes dance their way to another title

The McIntosh Chiefettes, front row (L-R) Katie Houston, Meredith Newton, Halle Harrison, Daniela Romero, Caitlin Burk, Adrienne Scasny and Emily Houston. 2nd row, Cheyney Smith, Maggie Plunkett, Cortland Anderson, Vanessa Verheuval, Larissa Romanow, Monica Schwingshakl, August Anderson and Nikki Vallor. 3rd row, Coach Carmen Yarbrough, Rachel Stewart, Kristin Plunkett, Madeline Davis and Natalia Arenas. Photo/Special.

Saturday marked the end of a record-breaking season for the McIntosh Chiefettes Dance Team as they captured their second consecutive state championship in both their Kick and Pom categories at the UDA Georgia Dance Championship held at McIntosh High School.

The competition posted a record turnout of 37 dance teams from across the state and nearly 500 athletes. The weather was picture-perfect and total attendance was over 1,200. Read More»

Group asks BoE to loosen school day, ditch 6-period standard

One of life’s little certainties for students and teachers is the six-period school day. That may change.

Several staff and students from Fayette County high schools presented to the Fayette County Board of Education last week a proposal they hope could lead to altering the county’s 26-year history of having six class periods each day. Read More»

FIS students celebrate 'Williamsburg Day'

FIS students celebrate 'Williamsburg Day'

History became reality recently for all fourth graders at Fayetteville Intermediate School. The classes celebrated “Williamsburg Day” to conclude their unit of study on Colonial Life. The students were engaged in various centers throughout the day to experience what life might have been like during colonial times. Pictured in period costumes are Miss Amanda Underwood, FIS fourth grade teacher, and Mr. Jimmy Jones, volunteer, with Carlee Houston, Brieann Heinssen, and Zack Scott, who are fourth graders at FIS. Photo/Special.

Starr’s Mill debate team brings home three Novice/JV championships

From left to right:  Brent Huang, Georgia Brunner, Valerie Harrison, Derrick Weeks, Paige Neary,  Greg O’Brien, Diana Ricketts, Taylor Martin, Mallory Hu.  Not pictured: Austin Russell and Emily Myers. Photo/Special.

The Starr’s Mill Speech and Debate team competed against twenty-two other teams from across Georgia at the inaugural GFCA Novice and JV State Championship, winning three championship trophies.

Georgia Brunner and Austin Russell are the JV Public Forum Debate State Champions.  Brent Huang is the Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate State Champion.   Paige Neary and Diana Ricketts are the Novice Duo Interpretation State Champions.  Read More»

Blaze's Masquerade Ball, Mar. 19

Blaze's Masquerade Ball, Mar. 19

Sara Harp Minter Elementary proudly announces their upcoming pageant “Blaze’s Masquerade Ball” on Saturday, Mar.19 in the Sara Harp Minter cafeteria. The pageant is open to young ladies 0-18 years old. This is the fourth year that the school has held the pageant which proceeds the elementary school. Beautiful rhinestone crowns, sashes, and trophies will be awarded! For more information, please contact Eileen Corley at corley.eileen@mail.fcboe.org or Tiffany Gilreath at gilreath.tiffany@mail.fcboe.org or you may call 770-716-3914. Read More»

Students juggle technology at Bennett's Mill Middle

 Master juggler Chris Cassidy (center), along with Demi Tega (left) and Brian Doyle, give a celebratory performance for the successful completion of a 10-foot bridge in the background.

How is juggling connected to technology? Well, there is no connection, but juggling teaches eye/hand coordination and self-confidence, traits that might prove useful in building something like a bridge.

Seventh grader Chris Cassidy teaches a five-minute juggling course to fellow students during their technology period at Bennett’s Mill Middle.

About six to eight students participate in the juggling lessons each week, says technology teacher Jim Uttley.

A recent accomplishment by fellow student Andrew Hogan prompted a celebration from the jugglers. Read More»

Dad accuses school of over-‘kill’ with ISS for girl, 10

Should a 10-year-old girl with no discipline record be suspended from classes for exclaiming in the school hallway to a girl friend, “I‘ll kill her”?

One middle school principal said, “Yes,” and one father last week let the Fayette County Board of Education know how he felt about that. Read More»

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