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Workshop for college bound students with disabilities, 6;30 p.m., Mar. 15

High school students with disabilities, and their parents and educators, are invited to attend a workshop, Transition to Post-Secondary Options, on March 15 at Whitewater High from 6:30-8 p.m.

The workshop is designed to help parents and educators guide young people with disabilities in making appropriate decisions about higher education options. Read More»

Planting knowledge for 1st-graders

Planting knowledge for 1st-graders

Alex Kontos and Gabe Earl hold a book they wrote to tell first-graders about how plants stabilize a creek bank. They and other members of Laura Brown’s class at Cleveland Elementary School are participating in a Disney Environmental Challenge project. The class is creating a native plant walking trail that informs the public of the role native plants play in keeping small, local creeks clean and how important this is for the Chattahoochee/Flint River basins. They’ve planted some native plants behind the school and will hold a “Plant Fair” Feb. 15 at the school. Photo/Special.

Parents can register children early for kindergarten

Parents with children entering kindergarten for the 2011-2012 school year can register their students at the Welcome Center from through April 1. Georgia law requires students to be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2011 to be eligible for kindergarten.

Early registration is encouraged to avoid long wait times. The Welcome Center is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with extended hours every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center is located at 205 LaFayette Avenue in Fayetteville. Read More»

Time to register for Pre-K lottery drawing

The Fayette County Public School System is taking registrations for state funded pre-k classes through Mar. 3 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the following schools: Brooks, Crabapple Lane, Hood Avenue, Inman, North Fayette, Oak Grove, Peachtree City, and Robert J. Burch.

Students must be 4-years old on or before September 1, 2010 to be eligible for the pre-k program.

A student who is age eligible for kindergarten (5-years old on or before September 1, 2010) cannot register for pre-k.

A total of 20 registered students will be selected for each class by a lottery drawing on March 4. Read More»

Whitewater's Taylor named Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year by local DAR

Pictured, from left, are DAR member Phyllis King and Jay Taylor. Photo/Special.

Jay Taylor was recently named as the recipient of the Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year by the James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in Fayetteville. Read More»

Postponed Miss Starr's Mill Pageant starts Thursday

The 10th annual Miss Starr’s Mill Scholarship Pageant, the largest high school scholarship pageant of its kind, will be held Feb. 3, 4 and 5 in Starr’s Mill High School’s Duke Auditorium.

Twenty-two contestants, all Starr’s Mill students, will compete for $7,000 in scholarship money to be awarded at the finals on Saturday evening. Contestants will be judged on casual and evening wear, as well as a personal talent and interview. This year’s competition will feature contestants who sing, dance, Irish dance, clog, play the violin or perform a monologue, just to name a few talents. Read More»

Booth Middle School students raise $2,323 through St. Jude Math-A-Thon

In the front row, from left, are Mikey Eberle, Sam Lyon, Brandon Snapperman, Mikeila McQueston, Samantha Miller, Richard Kohlhaas and Haven Clark. In the back row are Ji-Hoon Shin, Jessica Bell, Tyler Krikorian, Matt Marhefka, Anna Brachey, Olivia Pressel, Jessica Rodriguez, Jade Ponder, Shiori Ito and Mary Howe. Photo/Special

Students at J.C. Booth Middle School recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon program and raised $2,323 to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases.

“We are so proud of our students for embracing Math-A-Thon and raising critical funds for St. Jude,” said Kristi Hardeman, coordinator of the event. “Every dollar raised will help support the St. Jude mission of finding cures and saving children in communities worldwide.” Read More»

State names distinguished schools

A total of eight of Fayette’s elementary and middle schools have been named Title 1 Distinguished Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.

Schools are given “distinguished” status based on having made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) three or more years consecutively. Since all of Fayette’s schools receiving the honor have met AYP six or more years in a row, they will each receive a monetary award, paid out of federal funds, as well as a certificate recognizing their achievement. Read More»

Fayette dominates regional math competition

With nine placements up for grabs, Fayette’s math students seized six of them in the 2011 High School Math Contest sponsored by Griffin RESA.

Sandy Creek, Fayette County, McIntosh, Starr’s Mill and Whitewater high schools all secured wins in the regional competition that featured over 14 schools from Butts, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Newton, Pike, Spalding, and Upson counties. Read More»

MHS student candidate for Presidential Award

A Peachtree City student has received an honor reserved for the best of the best high school graduating seniors.

Brahma D. Natarajan of McIntosh High has been selected by the United States Department of Education as a U.S. Presidential Scholars candidate.
Natarajan is one of approximately 141 outstanding graduating seniors from throughout the United States who have been selected as candidates for the nation’s highest honor for high school students. Read More»

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