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Students earn national achievement scholarships

Two Fayette County High and two Whitewater High School students are among 700 nationwide receiving National Achievement Scholarships through the 2010 National Achievement Scholarship Program, a competition for African American high school students. Read More»

Booth student takes fourth at state Geography Bee

A top four finish at the Georgia National Geographic Bee is a great achievement and proves that one Fayette sixth grader really knows his geography.
Aditya Ronanki of J.C. Booth Middle was among the 100 fourth to eighth grade Geography Bee school champions who competed at Georgia College and State University on April 9.

Aditya proved that he could hold his own by eliminating competitors through the preliminary rounds and then a tiebreaker round to earn one of 10 spots to compete for the championship. Read More»

Superintendent candidates’ first look at Fayette

Some might say it’s just an informational brochure, but to the potential applicants across America considering the position of Fayette County school superintendent, that brochure is the first look at a system and a community that puts a high value on its public schools.

Approved recently by the Fayette County Board of Education, and after much discussion, the brochure is being disseminated by the Georgia School Board Association (GSBA), hired to head the search to fill the position of long-time Superintendent John DeCotis whose retirement is effective this summer. Read More»

Voter registration drives coming to local high schools

The local chapter of the Knights of Columbus will be conducting voter registration drives at area high schools this month.

To register, applicants must be at least 17.5 years old though they cannot vote until they are 18. Applicants must also be a legal resident of Fayette County and a citizen of the United States.

The drives will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and are scheduled as follows: • Apr. 12-13 at Fayette County High School, Apr.14-15 at Sandy Creek, Apr. 19-20 at McIntosh, Apr. 22-23 at Starr’s Mill, Apr. 26-27 at Whitewater, Apr. 29 at Our Lady of Mercy. Read More»

WHS Hosts 2010 Special Olympics for Fayette County Schools

WHS Hosts 2010 Special Olympics for Fayette County Schools

By Jessie Harris and Brittany Riley, staff writers for The WHS Observer Read More»

Silver Award Book Drive benefits Gracie’s Closet

Karson Mizell displays the organized containers of books she collected for Gracie’s Closet.

Gracie’s Closet has an additional 1,000 children’s books thanks to the efforts of a girl scout and her school.

Karson Mizell, an eighth grader at Rising Starr Middle and member of Girl Scout Troop 39000, collected over 1,000 books for Gracie’s Closet, which provides clothing, books and school supplies for the county’s foster children. Read More»

Booth Middle hopes to secure Georgia’s 11th win at International Science Olympiad

Months of practicing for events such as feathered frenzy, crime busters and disease detectives paid off for two middle school Science Olympiad teams.

J.C. Booth Middle and Rising Starr Middle placed first and fifth, respectively, at the Georgia Science Olympiad last month in Augusta. To get to the state level, teams must win their regional tournaments. Schools with overall placements 1-5 receive trophies and plaques; first and second place teams advance to the international competition. Read More»

PTC Rotary supports ASP training

M.A. (Doc) Jaleel, Rotary president, presents a check to Joyce Gaglione, vice president of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. Present for the award were (L-R) Jane Gough of the After School Program; Karen Stephens, community service director for the Rotary; and Karen Oot, assistant principal of Peachtree City Elementary.

The Peachtree City Rotary Club, a Partner in Education, is assisting Peachtree City Elementary School’s After School Program (ASP) with its staff development initiatives.

The club is helping fund a training seminar that will be led by Tim Elmore, author of the “Habitudes” series, which focuses on growing leaders among students. In addition to ASP staff, counselors in the Children at Risk in Education (CARE) program and volunteer school mentors will also participate. Read More»

Kedron artists meet Matt Ramsey

Kedron artists meet Matt Ramsey

State Representative Matt Ramsey visited Kedron Elementary School and met Kedron students Scott Arinder and Noah O'Toole. Both boys had their artwork displayed at the Capitol Art Exhibit in Atlanta in celebration of Youth Art Month. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City Elementary raises over $1,450 with Pennies for Patients

Peachtree City Elementary raises over $1,450 with Pennies for Patients

Peachtree City Elementary students and staff collected a total of $1,458.48 during a Pennies for Patients campaign held the first two weeks of March. The money collected goes to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and supports their relentless pursuit of cures for leukemia, lymphoma and meyloma. The two classes raising the most were Krista Hiley’s 4th grade, pictured receiving a silver pennant and Betty Stricklen’s 1st grade, pictured receiving a bronze pennant. Read More»

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