200 race in Cougar Run

200 race in Cougar Run

Fayetteville Intermediate School held their annual Cougar Run 5K last Saturday. The event is part of the Peachtree City Rotary Club Elementary Grand Prix race series. The series raises money for the schools. Last year the series raised around $100,000. The Cougar 5K featured over 200 runners of all ages. The next race is the Spring Hill Elementary Turkey Trot on Oct. 8. Photo/Sabine Scholz.

Region wins for Whitewater, Sandy Creek and Landmark football teams

Whitewater breaks a pre-game huddle before going on to a big win Friday night. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Three local teams are riding a winning streak and all three picked up sizable region wins Friday night.

Whitewater beat Starr’s Mill 31-9, Sandy Creek beat Henry County 34-17 and Landmark Christian beat Whitefield Academy 34-10.

Fayette County lost to Harris County 7-6 and McIntosh lost to Northgate 30-14.

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Coweta SAT scores beat state average by 40 points

SAT scores for 2011 are in and Coweta County students from East Coweta High, Northgate High and Newnan High averaged 1,485 combined points, besting the state average by 40 points. The county’s high scorers were from Northgate High School where the average score from the three-section test totaled 1,525 points.

The SAT includes test sections on Math, Verbal and Writing. Coweta students taking the SAT in 2011 averaged a total of 1,485 combined points. That puts Coweta students 40 points above the state average and 15 points shy of the national average. Read More»

Fayette school enrollment still lags pace of previous years, down 726

There was a hope that a significant number of students would enroll in Fayette County schools by the time this year’s third enrollment count was taken on Sept. 15. Some did enroll, but not nearly enough to take a bite out of the continuing fall in total enrollment that has been occurring since 2008. The Sept. 15 count showed 20,442 students compared to 21,168 for the same date in 2010, a difference of 726 fewer students in one year. In the end, enrollment is tied to funding, with every 250 students generating approximately $1 million in state funding. Read More»

McIntosh #1 in county as local high schools excel in Ga. SATs

Fayette County public schools are known for their quality education and high student test scores. Those high scores continued in 2011 with Fayette students scoring even higher in the SAT tests, besting their previous score by nine points, the state’s score by 95 points and the national average by 50 points.

The 2011 SAT scores also had all Fayette high schools scoring in the top 30 percent of all Georgia schools, with McIntosh tallying the 17th highest score out of 434 schools and with Starr’s Mill at 23rd, Whitewater at 66th, Fayette County at 71st and Sandy Creek at 132nd. Read More»

CEC Broadcast Video program receives PBS donation

The Central Educational Center’s Broadcast Video program is getting a boost thanks to Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB).

GPB has donated studio set pieces from its Atlanta production studios to CEC’s student videography program. The donations include set walls, windows, doors, and artistic stage pieces that have been used at GPB for various television productions for the past 20 years. Read More»

McIntosh game up in the air at this point

McIntosh game up in the air at this point

Two McIntosh Chiefs battle for the football in a crucial play Friday night at Jones County. McIntosh trailed Jones County 22-14 at the half, tied it at 22-22 in the third quarter, fell behind 28-22 at the start of the fourth quarter and then took a 29-28 lead with 12 seconds left. For all the scores, click here for Photo/Clay Teague.

Spirit of McIntosh Marching band members practice before Friday night performance

Spirit of McIntosh Marching band members practice before Friday night performance

The Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band practices on Thursday, Sept. 8, in preparation for the 2011 football and competition season. The band will be participating in three area competitions in October. This year’s show theme is “iPod Shuffle.” Photo/Michelle DuPuis.

Fayette schools kick out 255 illegal students since 2009

Fayette County School Superintendent Jeff Bearden at a recent Board of Education meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Most popular schools for illegal out-of-county students: Fayette County and Sandy Creek high schools, Flat Rock Middle School, North Fayette and Burch elementary schools

The Fayette County School System has received criticism in recent years for not doing enough to catch and expel out-of-county students illegally attending classes here. What do the numbers say about that? Read More»

2nd week Fayette schools’ enrollment down 787 from last year

Chart of enrollment numbers from individual Fayette schools year to year. Source/Fayette County School System.

The second week of classes at Fayette County schools brought a further decline in enrollment numbers from the first week, according to figures provided by the central office.

Figures for the second week of school show a loss of 787 students over the same time a year ago. The current numbers appear to continue the trend of falling enrollment that began in 2007.

Information supplied by the school system showed that the overall student count for the second week of school this year totaled 20,429 students. Read More»

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