Schools

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.

Coweta's Galt named master teacher

It is a designation based on appreciable gains in student achievement. Smokey Road Middle School Spanish teacher Kimberly Paige Galt was one of only 131 teachers across the state, and the only teacher in Coweta County, to be named a 2010 Georgia Master Teacher.

The names of the 131 teachers statewide that earned the certification were announced June 25 by Gov. Sonny Perdue. Read More»

Fayette County residents on Dean's list at Clayton State

The following 108 Fayette County Residents were named to the spring 2010 dean’s list at Clayton State University. Students must enroll in a minimum of nine credit hours and maintain a grade point average of 3.6 or higher to be eligible for the dean’s list.
 
 
Brooks                        
Regina Lee Cassel-Coody
Amanda Leigh Cheatwood
Caroline Shelby Hall
 Mary Katherine Krakeel

Fayetteville                  
Dawn Renee Alley
Tammy Louise Amercani
Megan Brittany Anderson
Denaya Michelle Andrews
Danielle Elizabeth Arganetto
Rachel Elizabeth Barnes
Lucio Jesus Benzor Read More»

The Campus expands by offering elementary education

The Campus expands by offering elementary education

On the heels of receiving the highest accreditation level from GAC (Georgia Accrediting Commission), The Campus, a non-traditional learning environment in Peachtree City, is expanding its impact by offering elementary education. Read More»

School supplies needed for upcoming school year for needy children

The Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity ReStore is partnering with Alliance for Children’s Enrichment (ACE) to collect school supplies and clothing for needy children in Coweta County. Read More»

Fayette school lunch prices to inch higher

Projected increases in food and kitchen-related supplies led to the approval last week of a 5-cent rise in elementary school lunches and 10-cent increases in middle and high school lunches in Fayette County schools beginning in August.

Prior to the increases, the price of lunch for elementary school students was $2.05 while those for middle and high school student was $2.15. The prices of other meals served in school cafeterias remained unchanged. Read More»

Coweta above state/national on SAT scores

The 2009-2010 school year has come to a close. SAT Reasoning Test scores for the school year are being tabulated across Georgia and the United States and those figures will be released around Labor Day. But how did Coweta County schools fare recently compared to the state and national averages?

Formerly known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, SAT tests historically included Math and Verbal components, each with a maximum score of 800. A Writing component was added in 2006 that also carried a maximum score of 800. Today’s new SAT has a combined maximum score of 2,400. Read More»

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