Schools

Fayette school start times, lunch prices change

The Fayette County School System is reminding parents and students of a few changes that will take effect when school begins next Monday, Aug. 9. Those changes include an earlier start time for high schools, a nickel more for elementary school lunches and 10 cents more for lunches at middle and high schools. Read More»

Local school bus technican named top in state

One of the top 10 school bus technicians in Georgia helps maintain the Fayette County Public School System’s school bus fleet.

Lee Voyles placed seventh in the state at the fifth annual Georgia School Bus Technicians Competition held last month at North Georgia Technical College. The competition was held in conjunction with the 48th annual Georgia School Bus Technicians Workshop. Read More»

Martin joins National Society of High School Scholars

Jacob R. Martin

The National Society of High School Scholars announced that Sophomore Starr’s Mill High School student Jacob R. Martin from Fayetteville, GA, has been selected for membership.  Jacob is the son of Robert  and Michele Martin of Fayetteville.  The society recognizes top scholars and invites only those who have achieved academic excellence.  “On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that Jacob has demonstrated to achieve this level of academic excellence,” said Mr. Read More»

Sandy Creek students nearly sweep writing competition

Three rising seniors at Sandy Creek High took the top three placements in the 14th Georgia History Day Essay Contest, nearly sweeping the entire competition sponsored by “Georgia Voyager” magazine and the Brunswick-Golden Isles Visitors Bureau.

The winners are (first place) Linda Wilkins; (second place) Nia Decaille and (third place) Camara Carter. Their winning essays will be published in the “Georgia Voyager” magazine. Over 2,000 Georgia students wrote essays on this year’s theme, “Georgia Authors.” Read More»

Melvin named Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year

Michael Melvin of Starr’s Mill High with (R) Principal Audrey Toney and Fayette County Public Schools Social Studies Coordinator Cathy Geis. Photo/Special.

Two years in a row, the Georgia Council on Economic Education has selected a Fayette County teacher as the Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year.

Michael Melvin of Starr’s Mill High has received the 2010 award. He helped coach the 2009 Starr’s Mill Economics Challenge team to a third place finish at the national competition, a first in the Fayette County Public School System’s history. Read More»

Contest asking teens what Fayette County looks like in 2030

In conjunction with the Fayette Chamber of Commerce 2010 Community EXPO, the Rotary Club of PTC is sponsoring a Technology, Arts & Science Contest for high school teams in Fayette County. The winning school will receive $500. Recognition ribbons, certificates and prizes will be awarded to the winning students.

Notification of time and location of awards will be made to the sponsoring teachers.

The 2010 Community EXPO will take place Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 3-7 p.m.; New Hope Baptist Church, 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville Read More»

School orientations scheduled

As students get ready to head back to school on Aug. 9, many will be entering the school system for the first time or graduating to middle or high school.

In order to help students and parents become familiar with their new schools, orientations will be held prior to the beginning of the academic year. During orientation, parents and students will receive information that will help make their first year at their new school an enriching and successful one. Read More»

Gubernatorial candidates support charter schools

Five of Georgia’s leading gubernatorial candidates have given their support for public charter schools, according to statements released Tuesday by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA).

The candidates that submitted completed questionnaires supplied by GCSA included Thurbert Baker (D), Nathan Deal (R), Karen Handel (R), Eric Johnson (R) and John Oxendine (R). Every candidate, in all parties, that officially qualified for the governor’s race was asked by the GCSA to complete the survey, which posed seven questions covering six topics: 
·Parental Choice
·Public Charter Schools Read More»

Fayette students score well on CRCT’s reading, English, math, but lower on science, social studies

When it comes to scores on the 2010 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test administered to grades 1-8 across the state, Fayette County is hard to beat. In fact, few school systems in Georgia can top the scores in Fayette’s elementary and middle schools. Read More»

Student of excellence

Student of excellence

The United States Achievement Academy announced that Megan Beck of Peachtree City, has been recognized as a student of excellence. This is a prestigious honor very few students can hope to attain.  In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10% of all American students. Beck, who attends Rising Starr Middle School, was nominated by Laura Benefield (L), a teacher at the school.  Megan Beck will appear in the United States Achievement Academy’s Official Yearbook which is published nationally. Beck is the daughter of Richard and Kelli Beck from Peachtree City.  Photo/Special.