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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»

McIntosh takes it from Whitewater in OT

McIntosh takes it from Whitewater in OT

McIntosh defender Biola Brinson and Whitewater’s Michael Cofer battle briefly for the ball during the Chiefs’ 55-51 overtime victory Saturday night at Whitewater. McIntosh led most of the game, but Whitewater kept close and managed to tie it in the last seconds of regulation play. Story in Wednesday's Citizen. Photo/John Munford.

Fayette Middle honored as Title I Distinguished School

Fayette Middle School on Grady Avenue in Fayetteville has been named a National Title I Distinguished School.

Fayette Middle School serves 710 students in grades 6-8. Principal Sharlene Patterson credits her faculty and staff as a major factor in her school’s success: “I just can’t say enough about the hard work they put into this work every day. Their mission is to ensure that every student’s needs are being met socially, emotionally, academically, developmentally. It’s a school-wide commitment.” Read More»

Coweta schools give early warning to parents of Pre-K kids

The Coweta County Schol System is reminding the parents of next year’s Pre-K children that they should mark March 12-23 on their 2012 calendar. That is because there will be a limited number of Pre-K seats available for the 2012-2013 school year that begins next summer. The Pre-K application process begins in March and the need for a lottery is likely. Read More»

CEC Robotics team competes in southeastern BEST Robotics competition

CEC Robotics team competes in southeastern BEST Robotics competition

The Central Educational Center’s TriBot’s BEST Robotics Team competed at the South’s BEST Robotics Regional competition, held Dec. 2 and 3 at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.  

CEC robotics team members earned their spot at the regional competition by placing 2nd at the Georgia BEST Robotics competition in late October. The regional competition held in Auburn included 50 teams from 13 hubs in 7 southeastern states, according to Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson.   Read More»

Woodwinds sound off for Toys for Tots

Woodwinds sound off for Toys for Tots

These young ladies from the Starr’s Mill High School band helped collect Toys for Tots at a performance earlier this month. Photo/Special.

Coweta nominates 46 students for Governor’s Honors

The Coweta County School System has nominated 46 students to state-level interviews for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. Nearly 700 finalists from across Georgia will be selected for next summer’s activities at Valdosta State University. Read More»

Coweta teachers receive grants for “Bright Ideas”

Ten Coweta school teachers were surprised with gift bags, balloons and Bright Ideas checks ranging from $915 to $1,500 when a group of “Operation Round Up” representatives showed up recently to announce the 2011 winners in classrooms across the county. Read More»

Lady Chief reaches 1,000-point mark ... 4 games into junior season

Gabby Seiler

Heading into last Saturday’s game with the East Coweta Lady Indians, Gabby Seiler, a starting point guard for the McIntosh Lady Chiefs, knew she needed nine points to reach the 1,000 points milestone in her high school basketball career.

Head coach David Dowse knew the junior was counting down as she neared her goal, and when she reached the free throw line in the second quarter, she hit 1,000 points when she connected with the second foul shot. Read More»