Schools

Charter academy set to expand enrollment

The Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia will begin taking applications for enrollment in mid-April for the upcoming school year. The 2011-2012 school year will see the school expand, offering classes for grades K-7.

The school this year has classes for grades K-3. Principal Terry Stollar said the addition of new classes up through grade 7 next year will accommodate up to 710 students. Plans for next school year include five kindergarten classes, four classes each for grades 1-6 and two classes for grade 7 students, Stollar said. Read More»

Senoia considers charter school annexation

The Senoia City Council last week heard the first reading of an annexation and rezoning proposal for the Peachtree Baptist Church property on Ga. Highway 16, home of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. The second reading and potential approval will come at the April 4 meeting.

The annexation and rezoning request last week came on the heels of the council’s vote earlier this year to accept the application and the project’s subsequent support by the Coweta County Commission. Read More»

Numbers of Fayette public school students drop to 2003 level

It has been known for some time that enrollment in Fayette County’s public schools has been slipping since 2007. The Citizen looked at the number of children attending private schools or being home-schooled during the same period to see what those numbers looked like. That look showed, for the most part, a relatively stable trend over time. Read More»

Putting on a show

Putting on a show

Willis Road Elementary on Tuesday celebrated its first annual “Fine Arts Night.”  Artwork from all students was displayed throughout the building. The Willis Road Chorus, featuring 75 students from grades 4 and 5, presented a program of music. Selected 5th grade students also performed scenes from several musicals, including “Willy Wonka,” “The Music Man,” “The King and I,” and “Once Upon A Mattress.” The event also included a silent auction and coffee bar. Proceeds from the event will go to the school’s art department. Photo/Ben Nelms

Cronic encourages local seniors to apply for Buick scholarships

The Cronic Automotive Group is encouraging area high school seniors to apply for one of the 1,100 scholarships to be awarded as part of the Buick Achievers Program.

The $4.5 million effort is being funded by the General Motors Foundation and includes 100 full scholarships (up to $25,000 a year) for students who major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and 1,000 renewable scholarships of $2,000 each in design, marketing and business administration. Read More»

FCHS inducts 11th Hall of Fame class

The FCHS Hall of Fame class of 2011. From left are Sherry Bishop, Gary Teal, Jim Bailey, Jef Murchison, Jaime Corn Holland, Col. (Ret.) William “Mac” Wilkinson and John Davis. Photo/Special.

Last Saturday night the Fayette County High School Hall of Fame inducted its 11th class of inductees. This year’s class includes three athletes, one coach, and three distinguished alumni.  The Athletic inductees were:

• Wrestling Head Coach Jim Bailey.  Coach Bailey has been at FCHS since 1985 teaching English, coaching the wrestling team, and serving as an assistant coach for the football and track teams. Coach Bailey entered the 2010-2011 wrestling season with over 370 dual meet victories, four area coach of the year awards, and seven individual state champions. Read More»

Fayette elementary schools are powered up for 20th Power Parade

Fayette County elementary students are getting powered up for the Fayette Youth Protection Home’s 20th annual Power Parade. Since 1991, Fayette County school children have raised thousands of dollars to support children their own age who have been the victims of abuse, neglect or other tragic circumstances. Fayette Youth Protection Homes, Inc. (FYPH) provides services for children who have been displaced from their homes. Children are provided housing in a home owned by FYPH in Brooks, Ga. Read More»

Whitewater High School band students go to 'State'

Whitewater High School band students go to 'State'

Eight members of the Whitewater High School Band program were named to the 2011 Georgia Music Educator’s Association All-State Band/Orchestra. Laura Dudley (French Horn), Carly Grayson (Flute), Lauren Milner (French Horn), Amy Melton (French Horn), Jay Newsome (Saxophone), Anna Rainwater (French Horn) and Kyle Vice (Trumpet) traveled to Savannah to rehearse and perform with these groups in early March.

More than 3,000 students from across Georgia audition for these All-State Ensembles and must pass through two rigorous and competitive auditions before being selected.

Willis Elementary holds Fine Art Night Tuesday

The Willis Road Elementary School Art Department invites area residents to “Express Yourself” at its first Fine Arts Night on Tuesday, March 22 from 5-8 p.m.

The event will include the Willis Road Elementary Chorus at 6 p.m. followed by music from the 5th grade class at 7 p.m.

The gallery exhibits will include student artwork, a silent auction benefiting the school’s art department, the Sip-N-Stroll Cafe and classical guitar entertainment.

This is a donation only event.

Willis Elementary School is located at 430 Willis Road in Sharpsburg.

Coweta continues 1-cent sales tax for schools

Coweta County voters on March 15 voted overwhelmingly to continue the Coweta County School System’s current 1-cent sales tax for education (E-SPLOST). Read More»

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