Schools

McIntosh enjoys homecoming parade

McIntosh enjoys homecoming parade

All the people watching the McIntosh homecoming parade this year got an extra special treat.   The parade was led by the award-winning band, the good looking homecoming court, and the spirited cheerleaders and Chiefettes.  In addition, nearly 25 other clubs and businesses joined in the fun of decorating a float, truck or golf cart. They all threw candy and beads to the onlookers.  It was a true community event.  Pictured is the freshman football team at McIntosh.  

Local student wins annual Plains Postcard Contest

Julie Bustamante is congratulated by President Jimmy Carter as the first place winner in the 7th grade division of the 11th annual Plains, Peanuts and a President Postcard Contest. Photo/Special.

The 39th U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jimmy Carter, shook hands with Fayette Middle seventh grader Julie Bustamante, congratulating her as a first place winner in the annual Plains, Peanuts and a President Postcard Contest.

The former president honored Julie’s first place achievement during an awards ceremony at the annual Peanut Festival in Plains on September 25. She received a certificate and a signed copy of one of President Carter’s books. Read More»

County schools support Power Parade

From left are Terri Smith, FCBOE Chairperson and Pam Reid, FYPH Board Member and 2011 Power Parade Chairperson. They are standing in front of Lee Wright, Vice Chairman of the Board of Education and on the right is Marion Key, a FCBOE Board Member. Photo/Special.

Pam Reid, Fayette Youth Protection Homes, Inc. Board member and Chairperson of the 2011 Fayette Youth Power Parade recently appeared at the Fayette County Board of Education meeting and received a proclamation from the Board regarding the 2011 Power Parade.  Mrs. Read More»

All 31 Coweta schools to get another 5-year accreditation

The Coweta County School System is in line to receive its second 5-year accreditation from the Alpharetta-based AdvancEd international accrediting and school improvement agency. An AdvancEd team told the Coweta County School Board last week that they would recommend full accreditation for all 31 schools in the system. Read More»

Financial report receives highest honor

Can the words “financial report” and “easy to understand” be used in the same sentence? They can when referring to the financial report published by the Fayette County Board of Education.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has given the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement to the school system for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). Read More»

Kedron students celebrate Constitution Week

Kedron students celebrate Constitution Week

Students at Kedron Elementary School wore red, white and blue as they celebrated the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the United States constitution. Students were able to participate in many patriotic activities to honor the day. Pictured are Kylie Dickinson, Shannyn Smith, Annisten Leone, Clarence White, Joseph Goss, Christine Kim, Jacob Cabrey, Emmie Cabrey and Sydney Roberts. Photo/Special.

Homecoming parades Friday for McIntosh, Fayette County

McIntosh High School's Homecoming Parade will take place Friday at 4 p.m. The public is invited to watch the parade which begins at McIntosh High School, goes down Walt Banks Rd, turns left on Peachtree Pkwy and ends at the parking lot beside Chick Fil A on Highway 54. Candy and beads will be thrown from the floats.

FCHS has three qualify for state debate championship

John Cooper, L, and Kristopher Wilson won the Public Forum division at the Central Gwinnett High School debate tournament. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County High School Debate Team qualified three students to the 2011 Georgia Forensic Coaches Association Varsity State Championship recently. The students were qualified by taking first or second place in their event at the Central Gwinnett High School debate tournament on Sept. 11.

The qualifiers are freshman John Cooper and sophomore Kristopher Wilson in Public Forum Debate; and freshman Virginia Lambert in Prose & Poetry. They will be competing against the rest of the top students in State in March of 2011. Read More»

Tyrone private school receives recognition

The educational challenge of the 21st century has motivated Crestwood Christian Academy a ministry of the Crestwood Baptist Church, to uphold their standard of excellence that has earned them Quality status.

Using the individualized Bible-based curriculum of Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.), this school focuses on Christian character training and outstanding academic accomplishments by its students, and also demonstrates a continuing commitment to state-of-the-art, computer-enhanced education. Read More»

Coweta Charter Academy holds grand opening

Georgia Charter Educational Foundation member and Coweta County resident Earnest Taylor holds readies the scissors for the grand opening last week of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. On hand for the event were representatives of the school’s operator Charter Schools USA and a number of others from the Senoia and Coweta communities. The charter school began this year with grades 1-3 and will include additional grades next year.

It was a long time coming, and for supporters of the new Georgia legislature-approved Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia, the school’s grand opening last week was a fitting accomplishment to a quest by local residents for an educational alternative that began nearly two years ago. Read More»