Schools

Former Sandy Creek student awarded Mellon Mays Scholarship

Recently, Justin Williams, a sophomore at Brown University (Ivy League) in Providence, Rhode Island, and a Sandy Creek 2008 graduate was awarded the Mellon-Mays scholarship to continue his research he began in 2009 for the next two years. Additionally, Justin will receive a stipend during his junior and senior year to support his research and preparation for graduate school. Read More»

Most improved fifth graders

Most improved fifth graders

The Metro Fayette Kiwanis recently held its annual Most Improved 5th Grader Program. Chief Justice Christopher C. Edwards gave the closing remarks. The students are include  first row, Kimball Johnson, Crabapple Lane, Mayra Guerra, North Fayette, Skye Williams, Spring Hill, Judge Edwards, Alyssa Boone, Brooks, Charles Hood, Peeples, Even Mercer, Cleveland, Danautika Lightner, Inman, Alisa Maxwell, Sara Harp Minter, John Villanueva, Peachtree City;  and in the 2nd row; Quynton Tribe, Oak Grove, Elijah Morgan, Fayetteville Intermediate, Sean Doherty, Huddleston, Efren Lopez-Martinez, Robert J. Read More»

Whitewater sends students to media festival

Whitewater sends students to media festival

Jevan Hutson and Safiya Kiongozi, in Mrs. Kim Newman’s Spanish II class at Whitewater High School, have qualified at the State Media Festival to enter the International Student Media Festival. They created a video in Spanish over a novel they read in class. Photo/Special

Peeples Elementary sweeps 2010 Power Parade

From left are Principal Erin Roberson, Chris Sellers, Emily Cushing, Michaela Cushing, Michelle Binkley, PE Coach. Photo/Special.

Peeples Elementary won top honors in the 19th annual Fayette Youth Power Parade, a walk-a-thon held in Fayette County elementary schools Mar. 29 through Apr. 2.  The school came in first place and raised $7,391.10 for Fayette Youth Protection Homes, a local non-profit organization which provides shelter and support for children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect. Read More»

Booth Middle School students raise $1,932 through St. Jude Math-A-Thon to help kids battling cancer

In the front row, from left, are Chris Jenkins, Lianna Arcelay, Shaelyn Comiskey, Claren Anderson, Libby Goodman and Suzie Topalli. In the middle row are Sean Huth, Will Tuten, Nancy Mullen, Samantha Roberson, Hillary Morris, Nicole Pemu and John Williamson.In the back row are Shivam Patel, Matt O’Kelly, Alex Minor, Frances Adlam, Kylie Bednarick and Leah Slepian. Photo/Special.

Students at J.C. Booth Middle School recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon program and raised $1,932 to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. The community of Peachtree City supported Booth students by making donations in honor of their participation in the program. Read More»

Senoia charter school to open grades K-2 in August

Appeals notwithstanding, the ruling last week by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Wendy Shoob affirmed that a handful of recently approved charter schools can begin operations in the state. For their part, representatives of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia announced earlier this week that the K-2 portion of the school will begin operations in August, with grades 3-8 coming online in either January or next August. Read More»

Salary supplements still under review by Fayette Board of Education

Salary supplements paid to 927 Fayette County School System employees continue to be a topic for ongoing budget talks by the Board of Education.

One of the things board members will do in coming weeks is to determine which supplements should remain and which should be eliminated. Among those recommended for elimination is the $2,500 supplement in each high school to schedule the use of the auditorium. Read More»

Most expensive bidder wins technology sale to Fayette schools; teachers' evaluations rejected

Most expensive bidder wins technology sale to Fayette schools; teachers' evaluations rejected

Central office committee throws out teacher evaluations of classroom equipment as ‘unreliable’; Read More»

Friends Mentors honored at annual breakfast

Fayette Middle School mentor and advisory board member Julius Pryor talks with Hi-Teen mentor Ayanna Shaheed. Photo/Special.

Just showing up is the most important part of what some 200 adults and high school students do each week. They reach out to help children in the Fayette County Public School System who are struggling academically or socially, in danger of failing their grade, or may not graduate from school.
They are volunteers in the school system’s Friends Mentoring Program who were honored for sharing their time and talents with others during the second annual Friends Mentoring Program Appreciation Breakfast. Read More»