Schools

McIntosh High Academic Team makes ‘High Q’ history

Posing on the set of High Q following their history making victory are Scott Bradford, Karen Anderson, Nathan Pearson, and Logan Austin. Photo/Special.

Anyone watching “High Q” (the scholastic high school competition on WSB-TV Channel 2) on a recent Sunday afternoon witnessed history in the making as the McIntosh High Academic Team garnered the most points ever earned by a single team on the game show.

McIntosh scored 910 points to Grady High School’s respectable 460 points. Not only did McIntosh win, earning the highest score ever, but also the combined score of the two teams was the highest in the show’s 25-year history. Read More»

Coweta Charter Academy honors veterans

Coweta Charter Academy honors veterans

The auditorium at the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia was filled to the brim with students and their parents and grandparents on Veterans Day for the school’s remembrance of all U.S. veterans and their service to their country. Photo: Ben Nelms

Lane named Georgia’s Assistant Principal of the Year

Dan Lane (left) with GASSP President-Elect Dr. Mark Wilson

The best assistant principal in the state, and possibly the nation, is at McIntosh High.

Dan Lane has been selected as Georgia’s Assistant Principal of the Year by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP), and has been chosen to represent the state in the National Assistant Principal of the Year competition.

Each year GASSP selects an Assistant Principal of the Year at the middle and high school level, and chooses one to compete for the national title sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Read More»

Norman named Georgia’s Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year

Students love her history classes, so much so that she has earned a reputation as being one of the best teachers in her school and in the Fayette County Public School System. Now that reputation has extended statewide.

The Georgia Council for the Social Studies has named Janet Norman of Fayette County High Georgia’s Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year. Read More»

Flat Rock Middle hosts Veteran's Day event Wednesday

Flat Rock Middle School will hold its annual Veteran’s Day Program on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 9 a.m., in the school’s gymnasium, with grades 6-8 in attendance. The school has invited its own valued science teacher, and retired Army veteran, Major Gregory Henry to perform the duties of Master of Ceremony. The Voices of Veterans are the honored and invited guests requested to speak again this year. Mr. Ed Reynolds and Mr. Read More»

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School wins Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award

Coweta-Fayette EMC’s Marketing Vice President Mary Ann Bell presents the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School Athletic Director Bill Schmitz, as well as several student athletes. Shown (L-R) are Nicole Gagnier, Craig Sage, Bell, Schmitz, and Eric Johnston. Photo/Special.

Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) recently honored Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Fairburn (north Fayette County) with the 2010 Georgia High School Association’s Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award.

Mary Ann Bell, the electric co-op’s Vice President of Marketing, presented the sportsmanship trophy, which represents good conduct exhibited during the 2009-10 school year, to the school’s athletic director and athletes on Nov. 5. Read More»

Coweta school chief Bass to retire, Barker named new superintendent

Coweta County School System Superintendent Blake Bass announced this week that he will be retiring at the end of March.

Coweta County School System Superintendent Blake Bass will retire from his position on March 31, 2011, leaving a career that began in 1976. The announcement Wednesday was followed by one from the Coweta County Board of Education that named school system Director of Administrative Services Dr. Steve Barker as the new superintendent. Read More»

Tyrone's Sandy Creek High School wins Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award

Coweta-Fayette EMC’s Marketing Vice President, Mary Ann Bell, presents the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award to Sandy Creek High School Principal Roy Rabold. Back (L-R) Coach Chip Walker; Jamal Ware, Alex Chisum and Gavin Rocker; Jake Hancock and Ben Williams; Cheerleading Coach Ashley Watkins; Athletic Director Ken Wood; and Cross-Country Coach Col. Doug Pearson. Front (L-R) Maegan Kennedy; Brittany Hobbs; Bell; Rabold; Myisha Anderson; and Bria Carmichael. Photo/Coweta-Fayette EMC.

Good sportsmanship stands as one of the most important principles a person can exhibit, according to the directors and employees at Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), which recently honored Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone with the 2010 Georgia High School Association’s Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award.

Mary Ann Bell, the electric co-op’s Vice President of Marketing, presented the sportsmanship trophy to coaches and athletes at the high school on Nov. 4. The award represents good conduct exhibited during the 2009-10 school year. Read More»

McIntosh play wins region, going to state

McIntosh play wins region, going to state

The McIntosh drama department has staged their production of “Bang, Bang, You’re Dead,” a few times now, (there is a free performance, donations accepted, tonight at the school at 7 p.m.), and the show always gets an emotional reaction.

“We haven’t had a show where people didn’t cry,” said McIntosh drama teacher, Tanya Gruber. “It reaches people of all ages in very different ways. Kids can empathize with characters who feel that no one is listening and parents can see elements of their relationships in the ones presented in the show.” Read More»

Coweta teacher keeps job after felony charge is downgraded

Charges against a Coweta County school teacher were downgraded from aggravated assault to two misdemeanor charges relating to an alleged poisoning incident in January involving her husband. The Coweta County School System said Willis Road Elementary School teacher Rebecca Allwine will maintain her employment with the school system. Read More»