Schools

Talent show at Whitewater featured diverse performers

Teria Litman placed first singing “At Last”

Whitewater High School’s annual talent show on Oct. 2 was a fun-filled evening of something for everyone.  Twenty-eight acts entertained the audience with talents such as singing, dancing, dramatic presentations and several multi-piece bands.

“It was a fun evening of great entertainment for the audience and a chance for Whitewater’s many talented students to shine,” said Clayton Duggan, Whitewater High School Choral Director.  The talent show is sponsored by the Whitewater Choral Department.

 Winners for the evening were:
 • 1st Place -- Teria Litman singing “At Last” Read More»

Sandy Creek SkillsUSA members win awards at national fair

Members of the SkillsUSA Georgia chapter at Sandy Creek High proved that they are champions during the annual Champions Rally at the Georgia National Fair in Perry Oct. 8.

The school’s chapter brought home four awards, including a first place victory in Chapter T-shirt Design. Each year SkillsUSA Chapters create t-shirts that show off their chapter spirit. The t-shirts were judged on creativity and visual appeal; every member had to wear their chapter t-shirt to the SkillsUSA day at the fair as part of the judging criteria. Read More»

DECA leaders get certified, earn statesman award

DECA members at Whitewater High honed their leadership abilities at the 2010 Fall Leadership Conference where they earned 13 awards.
A total of 22 students, including eight officers, attended the conference at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta October 7-8 where they learned leadership skills through various workshops and keynote speakers.

All eight of the chapter’s officers were awarded the DECA Certified Leadership Award for completing a local training program including Program of Work, Fiscal Year Budget, and Calendar of Events. Read More»

Crabapple kids and cotton candy

Crabapple kids and cotton candy

A fall festival just isn’t complete without a cotton candy machine. The PTO at Crabapple Lane Elementary School sponsored a fall festival with games, hula-hoop contest, a cake walk and, of course, cotton candy. Pictured are fourth grade students Chancie Waldrop, Brayden Fairrel, Hannah Smith and Ashlynn Crain enjoying a bite of the pink fluffy treat. Students, parents, grandparents and teachers enjoyed a fall evening filled with fun for the entire family. Fairrel’s favorite activity was the giant slide and Crain enjoyed having her hair sprayed red. Photo/Special.

Bullying, texting, school expulsion on agenda for community awareness forum

The first of two Juvenile Justice/Community Awareness Forums scheduled for this school year will be held Thursday, Nov. 11 at Sandy Creek High from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The theme for the forum is “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You.” Discussion topics include school expulsion, bullying and cyber bullying, and texting while driving. All eighth grade and high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend to receive important information on many hot-button legal issues facing teens. The event is free and open to the public. Read More»

Fayette schools' enrollment keeps heading down

The Fayette County School System, which a decade ago could not build schools fast enough for the exploding population, reports it has lost nearly the equivalent of a full elementary school enrollment so far this year. Read More»

Sara Harp Minter raises money for Relay for Life

In the front row, from left, are Clayton Nelson, Joshua Oubre, Kazley Gilreath, Ella Hall, Addyson Corley and Olivia Owen. Back row from left to right: Mrs. Paulk, School Social Worker, Mrs. Harris, Kindergarten Teacher and Mrs. White, 3rd Grade Teacher.

Students and Faculty at Sara Harp Minter Elementary joined together in participating in the school's first Relay for Life Ice Cream Social which raised $500 for SHME's Relay for Life Team. The Relay for Life Team will continue to raise money during the school year and all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in May when the Relay for Life takes place. Read More»

McIntosh enjoys homecoming parade

McIntosh enjoys homecoming parade

All the people watching the McIntosh homecoming parade this year got an extra special treat.   The parade was led by the award-winning band, the good looking homecoming court, and the spirited cheerleaders and Chiefettes.  In addition, nearly 25 other clubs and businesses joined in the fun of decorating a float, truck or golf cart. They all threw candy and beads to the onlookers.  It was a true community event.  Pictured is the freshman football team at McIntosh.