Schools

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»

After a decade of service as public school mentor, Camper still going strong

Bill Camper working with first grader Jack Penoyer. Photo/Special.

At 7:30 a.m. Bill Camper is at Peachtree City Elementary mentoring a student from Betty Stricklen’s first grade classroom. Before classes begin, Camper and his mentee go over what was taught the day before so the student is on task with the rest of his classmates. Camper stays with his mentee for the Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence, standing tall, hand over his heart. He will be back three more times before the week is done. This has been Camper’s ritual since 2000, and he has no plans of stopping any time soon. Read More»

Cleveland Elementary class competes in Disney Environmental Challenge project

From left, Brinley Mercer, Brittany White, and Belle Arnold-Hoffman classify leaves in order to make leaf rubbings for a book of facts about the native plants found by our creek and how they affect the creek. Photo/Special.

Laura Brown’s class at Cleveland Elementary School is 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. Read More»

Parading for Sandy Creek High School champions

Parading for Sandy Creek High School champions

Crowds in Tyrone cheered on a cold Saturday morning, Jan. 22, as the Sandy Creek High School Band paved the way down Senoia Road for the Parade of Champions recognizing the school’s 2010 Patriot football team, Georgia’s AAA football champs (their second consecutive state title), and the 2010 Lady Patriots Volleyball team, runner-up in the statewide competition. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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