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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»

Crabapple kids and cotton candy

Crabapple kids and cotton candy

A fall festival just isn’t complete without a cotton candy machine. The PTO at Crabapple Lane Elementary School sponsored a fall festival with games, hula-hoop contest, a cake walk and, of course, cotton candy. Pictured are fourth grade students Chancie Waldrop, Brayden Fairrel, Hannah Smith and Ashlynn Crain enjoying a bite of the pink fluffy treat. Students, parents, grandparents and teachers enjoyed a fall evening filled with fun for the entire family. Fairrel’s favorite activity was the giant slide and Crain enjoyed having her hair sprayed red. Photo/Special.

Bullying, texting, school expulsion on agenda for community awareness forum

The first of two Juvenile Justice/Community Awareness Forums scheduled for this school year will be held Thursday, Nov. 11 at Sandy Creek High from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The theme for the forum is “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You.” Discussion topics include school expulsion, bullying and cyber bullying, and texting while driving. All eighth grade and high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend to receive important information on many hot-button legal issues facing teens. The event is free and open to the public. Read More»

Fayette schools' enrollment keeps heading down

The Fayette County School System, which a decade ago could not build schools fast enough for the exploding population, reports it has lost nearly the equivalent of a full elementary school enrollment so far this year. Read More»

Sara Harp Minter raises money for Relay for Life

In the front row, from left, are Clayton Nelson, Joshua Oubre, Kazley Gilreath, Ella Hall, Addyson Corley and Olivia Owen. Back row from left to right: Mrs. Paulk, School Social Worker, Mrs. Harris, Kindergarten Teacher and Mrs. White, 3rd Grade Teacher.

Students and Faculty at Sara Harp Minter Elementary joined together in participating in the school's first Relay for Life Ice Cream Social which raised $500 for SHME's Relay for Life Team. The Relay for Life Team will continue to raise money during the school year and all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in May when the Relay for Life takes place. Read More»

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»

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