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.
Regina Lee Cassel-Coody
Amanda Leigh Cheatwood
Caroline Shelby Hall
 Mary Katherine Krakeel

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»

Band members attend unique summer camp for girls

Band members attend unique summer camp for girls

Students from seven Fayette County schools attended the second annual Athena Music and Leadership Camp, sponsored by Music Essentials, June 8-12 on the campus of the University of West Georgia. Named for the Greek goddess of the arts and wisdom, the Athena band camp is designed to serve rising 7th – 12th grade girls who play woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Read More»

American Legion honors students going to service academies

American Legion honors students going to service academies

Fayette County Post 105 of The American Legion has a long running program to recognize all graduating seniors from our county schools that have received appointments to the five military academies. Five recent graduates attended the May meeting of Post 105 and were honored for their selection as appointees as they prepare to depart soon for their respective academies.  Attending from McIntosh were Tim Sullivan, United States Naval Academy; Carl Eifert, United States Air Force Academy; Jacob Fountain, United States Military Academy at West Point; Libby Taylor, United States Air Force Academy an Read More»

State money for schools outpaces Fayette pupil growth for decade

Those who keep up with the Fayette County Board of Education are well aware of the tens of millions of dollars in austerity cuts by the Georgia Department of Education in recent years.

But what about the state dollars — called QBE (Quality Basic Education) dollars — that help fund the local school system?

Over the past decade those dollars increased by 23.5 percent, while the overall General Fund budget increased by 46.7 percent. At the same time, student enrollment increased by 9.4 percent. Read More»

FCHS seniors recognized by American Legion

FCHS seniors recognized by American Legion

Two graduating seniors from the Class of 2010 were selected to receive the 2010 American Legion School Award for Fayette County High School, presented by Fayette County Post 105. The award recognizes two seniors for their qualities of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service. Pictured is Jordan Rooker. left; Legionnaire Steve Cox, Post 105, center; and Donielle Williams, right. Jordan is an exceptional individual, volunteering during the summer with the Westchester Coalition for the Homeless. Read More»

A year of sewing and giving ends with donation of baby quilts

Students proudly show off their quilts: (L-R) Ashlee Dinger, Jordan Barnes, Michelle Ni, and Kyra Parks. Photo/Special.

Knowing how to sew might come in handy some day, but using newly acquired sewing skills to help the community is what students are doing now.

Students in Laurel Hinze’s Family and Consumer Science classes at Whitewater Middle have been busy this year learning how to quilt and sew. While students often make items to take home, those in Hinze’s classes have generously donated their creations to help various charitable organizations on a local, state and national level. Read More»

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