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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»

Peeples Elementary recycling cell phones to save gorillas

Lainey Camp with some cellphones. The graph in the background is being used to chart progress. Photo/Special.

Peeples Elementary School is currently accepting recycled cell phones to help with a project to save gorillas.

Gorilla forest homes in Congo are being destroyed  due to the mining of coltan. Coltan is a small substance that is found in cell phones and other small electronic games.

So far, the students at Peeples Elementary have collected over 180 cell phones.

These collected phones will be fixed and resold to first time users outside of the United States, some will be given to charities, and those that are no longer usable will be recycled. Read More»

Coweta Science Fair winners advance to regional contest

Coweta Science Fair winners advance to regional contest

The 2012 Coweta County Science Fair held recently at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan featured 72 projects from nine schools. The 26 First Place entries will represent Coweta schools in the West Georgia Regional Science Fair on Feb. 17. The Senior Grand Champion was Toryn Garrett from Northgate High; the Junior Grand Champion was Jessica Pfliger from Arnall Middle; and Arthi Shankar from Madras Middle won the Coweta Water Education Team’s Water Issue Award. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Welch Elem. 5th grader county’s best speller

Tevyn Fudge, of Welch Elementary school, was the winner of Coweta County’s 2012 district-wide Spelling Bee, held at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Feb. 6.

Fudge, a 5th grader at Welch, became the county’s 2012 spelling bee champion in the 35th round of the annual bee. It was the second time that Fudge had appeared on the Centre’s stage as a top Coweta speller. He won the second-place spot in last year’s county-wide bee. Read More»

All of Fayette’s high schools make state’s AP Honor List

All five of Fayette’s public high schools made Georgia’s 2012 list of AP (Advanced Placement) Honor Schools, with each earning recognition in multiple categories based on the results of AP exams.

AP classes offer rigorous college-level learning options to students in high school. Students who receive a 3, 4 or 5 on AP exams may receive college credit. AP classes and exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. Read More»

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»

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