Schools

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»

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»