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School system participates in shoebox project

Students and shoeboxes at Spring Hill Elementary

Dignity, hope and confidence are what employees of the Fayette County Public School System have packed into shoeboxes for neighbors in need. Read More»

DECA officers elected

DECA officers elected

Members of the Whitewater High DECA Club have selected their 2010-2011 slate of officers. The officers were elected based on their leadership, character, and devotion to the club.

The new officers are Drew Huelfer and Danielle Jordan (co-presidents); Erin Mahlbacher and Lia Poulson (vice presidents of social activities); Mikayla Stewart (vice president of communication); Alex Resnak (vice president of recruitment); Emily Layland (secretary); Yanna Banks and Kayla Maxwell (historians); and Tanner Sweatman (team assistant). Read More»

Top sellers from FIS get a treat

Top sellers from FIS get a treat

Fayetteville Intermediate School’s top Sally Foster fund raisers were treated to a limousine ride and lunch at McDonalds. Pictured are Taylor Davis, Mykell Williams, Bethany Colbert, Tamara Young and Kieron Wright. Photo/Special.

Cyber-bullying surfaces at Booth Middle

Cyber-bullying is a trend nationwide and Fayette County is no exception. A short-lived website called “Booth Middle School Lists” surfaced last week and was shut down a few days later. Aside from other information on the site, its originators also included a list entitled “I’m a fag” along with doctored photos of some students. Read More»

Burn headlights to support After School Programs Oct. 21

Burn your car’s headlights on October 21 to support “Lights on Afterschool” and the nearly 1,400 elementary-aged students and their families who rely on the Fayette County Public School System’s After School Program (ASP) for a safe alternative to staying at home alone.

The Afterschool Alliance’s 11th annual Lights on Afterschool is a national event that calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on Read More»

A lesson in character

A lesson in character

It was character education day Friday at the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia. Kids went to each health, fitness or environmental display that combined its message with information on good character traits. The kids got another treat as representatives from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office showed off the Hawk 1 helicopter and K-9 units.

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»

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