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Coweta Pre-K lottery registration March 7-18

Parents who wish to secure a spot for their child in next year’s Coweta County School System Pre-Kindergarten classes can do so at their child’s district school between Monday, March 7 and Friday, March 18.

During that time, parents can apply for a spot in the limited-space Pre-K classes for the 2011-12 school year. Pre-K application ends at noon on Friday, March 18, and drawing for spots will be held at schools at 1 p.m. on March 18. Read More»

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss

Today marked the birthday of Theodore Geisel known as Dr. Seuss to young readers. In celebration of his birthday Fayetteville Intermediate School participated in Read Across America Day with volunteer guest readers coming to the school to read to classes. FIS began the day with a visit by a couple of Seuss's characters, "Thing One" (Melanie Mikoy) and "Thing Two" (Bailey Towle). They are shown with Judy Pearson, media specialist, on the school's morning broadcast as a tribute to Dr. Seuss.

Fayette Air Force launches Dunk Squad

Fayette Air Force launches Dunk Squad

Fayette County High School’s varsity boys basketball team soared to a win over Northside, Warner Robins last Saturday. Tonight, they aim for a trip to the AAAA quarterfinals. They host Banneker at 7 p.m. Fans are hoping the Tigers winning trend continues and that players like LJ Erves (pictured) put on another dazzling display of dunks. For more on basketball, see the story at www.TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/John Munford.

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»