Schools

Give teachers the information they need to help aid your student’s success

What can you tell a teacher that will help him do his job better? You might be surprised. While your child’s teacher is the expert in education, no one knows more about your child than you do. It’s just as important for parents to tell teachers about issues at home that may affect school performance as it is for teachers to report how children are doing in the classroom. Read More»

Five common mistakes on college applications and how to avoid them

The college application process can be overwhelming for a busy junior or senior. However, in the highly competitive college admission landscape of today, it is still important that students take the process seriously, getting their application package into the best possible shape. “Much of the groundwork for the college admission process begins the moment students start high school - taking challenging courses, getting involved, staying in touch with guidance counselors,” says Susan Sassic, Center Director of the Peachtree City Huntington Learning Center. Read More»

Brooks Elementary hosts Zumba event to raise money for Relay for Life

Fayette County licensed-Zumba Instructor, Kareen Underwood, has organized a super-event tying in two personal things that mean the world to her: her love for Zumba and for helping others. Read More»

Unique high school for gifted kids gets scholarships

Students (from left) Deja Driver, Destiny Costa, Derisha Driver and Tamara Paled check out the science lab at The Dinoff School in Griffin, Georgia’s only high school with its entire curriculum designed for gifted students. The new school has now received $1 million in scholarship funding that will pay the full tuition for those meeting the income criteria. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It is one of a kind in Georgia. The Dinoff School in Griffin opened its doors recently as the only high school in the state with a curriculum — that’s every class in every grade level — designed specifically for gifted students. Read More»

Free “Love and Logic” seminar offered this fall in Tyrone

Both parents and educators often view the disciplining of children to be one of the most challenging issues they face.

This fall, parents and teachers of the Fayette County Public School System are invited to attend a free seven-week Love and Logic workshop on Tuesdays Sept.14, 21, 28, and Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Robert J. Burch Elementary. While the workshop is free, there is a $10 book fee. CARE, Children at Risk in Education, is sponsoring the workshop. Read More»

High school football season opens in Fayette; Sandy Creek, Starr’s Mill among victors

The Sandy Creek Patriots, the reigning Class AAAA state champions, made a statement against one of their county rivals, the Whitewater Wildcats, 20-14, in the season opener for both teams Friday night.

Click here for a recap of Friday night’s winners and losers at TheCitizenSports.com.

Fewer Fayette students in classes this year than last

Years of explosive growth behind them, Fayette schools now face declining numbers

A school system that a decade ago was growing by an elementary school a year has shifted into reverse. All age groups are affected as elementary schools, middle schools and high schools — with a few exceptions — are having fewer students show up for classes. Read More»

Enjoy free pizza, free oil change and other back-to-school savings

“Free” is everyone’s favorite price, particularly when it’s time for back-to-school.

Get a free Papa John’s medium, one topping pizza and a free Firestone Complete Auto Care standard oil change, no purchase necessary at either location, when you buy an Enjoy the City coupon book for $10; that’s half off the cover price. Read More»

Our Lady of Mercy HS celebrates 10 years

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Our Lady of Mercy High School in north Fayette County are (from left) Howard Burch, Knights of Columbus, Tara Council 6352; OLM Chaplin Father Jimmy Adams; the Most Reverend John F. Donoghue, Archbishop Emeritus of Atlanta; Father Paul Burke, founding OLM Chaplain; and Vernon E. Martin, Jr., Knights of Peter Claver. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It has been 10 years since Our Lady of Mercy (OLM) Catholic High School in north Fayette County opened its doors. It has been a decade that has led to many achievements and one that points to an even brighter future.

OLM opened its doors in 2000 for grades 9 and 10 with an enrollment of 70 students. The school at that time offered a few sports and fine arts, said Principal Danny Dorsel, adding that OLM’s first graduating class came in 2003 when 19 students received their diplomas. Read More»

Who’s #1 on list of campus crimes in Fayette?

Five affluent suburban high schools; three school years; 266 crimes reported and worked by local law enforcement officers. Read More»

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