Schools

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»

Bus driver takes top spot in local Roade-O

Imagine steering a school bus in and out of five cones set at a close proximity and then doing it again, backwards, without stopping or bumping the markers. This and other grueling tests is what Jimmy Poole, driver of special needs bus #42, had to successfully complete to take first place in Fayette’s School Bus Roade-O competition last month.

Poole’s first place victory secures him a place in the statewide competition June 8 in Warner Robins. Joining him will be second place winner Kathy Warden and third place winner Sherry Harris. Read More»

Here’s the MathFax - Braelinn puts three in top 10

Here’s the MathFax - Braelinn puts three in top 10

These three Braelinn Elementary School  fifth grade students received certificates of merit at the May 4 Fayette County School Board meeting.  They participated in the national  MathFax competition in which  1,171 fifth graders competed. From left, Will Evans placed fourth in the nation and Jack Moore and Yuri-Grace Ohashi placed tenth in the nation. Photo/Special.

Meeting Ronald

Meeting Ronald

Hood Avenue Primary School had a special visit from Ronald McDonald on Thursday, Apr. 29. Ronald took the Hood Avenue students on a frienship adventure and shared with the students the importance of showing great character through friendships that are made with others. The students enjoyed this special visit. Ronald McDonald with pre-k, 1st, and 2nd grade students of Hood Avenue Primary School. Photo/Special.

Starr’s Mill student selected as Promising Scholar

Only 15 students in the entire state, including senior Elliott Tanner of Starr’s Mill High, can lay claim to being a 2010 Promising Scholar, according to the University of Georgia.

The university’s Honors Program’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) sent invitations to Georgia’s most academically outstanding high school seniors for a two-day campus visit. The visit included roundtable and panel discussions about academic and research expectations and attendance to the CURO symposium where more than 200 UGA undergraduates presented their research projects. Read More»

Students selected to Governor's Honors

A total of 23 students from Fayette’s five high schools are finalists for the 2010 Governor’s Honors Program. The six-week summer study program in Valdosta provides intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners. Read More»

Charter students invited back to Sara Harp Minter

Charter students invited back to Sara Harp Minter

Sara Harp Minter Elementary School opened its doors in 2002-2003 to students from surrounding Fayette County elementary schools. To celebrate the first year of the school’s opening, each charter student and faculty member had their hand prints painted on the school walls in the shape of a flower and the person’s name along with their hand prints. Read More»

Teacher selected as Honored French Citizen

Sandy Creek High’s Stephane Allagnon is the latest person to be listed as an Honored French Citizen by the French Consulate, Southeast region.

Allagnon, a French teacher and foreign language department chair at the school, as well as president of the American Association of Teachers of French, now joins a growing list of other honorees from the region that includes the states of Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Read More»

Fayetteville student wins share of Georgia Federal Credit Union’s $10K in scholarships

Patricia Morris, left, GFCU’s Stockbridge Branch Manager, presents Shelly Anne Evans, Scholarship Recipient, her check at Starr’s Mill High School. Photo/Special.

Georgia Federal Credit Union (GFCU) is proud to announce the winners for their 2010 scholarship program. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to eleven students through the GFCU Vernon E. Carne Scholarship Fund, created in honor of the Credit Union’s founder. Read More»

Sandy Creek students top in nation at handling personal finances, part of Financial Capability Challenge

When business teacher Jaime Nicks at Sandy Creek High heard about the newly launched National Financial Capability Challenge, she couldn’t pass it up.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the Challenge in December 2009 to promote financial education among high school students across the country. More than 76,000 high school students and 2,500 educators participated. Read More»