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Whitewater Middle honors Geography Bee participants

Whitewater Middle honors Geography Bee participants

Whitewater Middle School is very proud of their Geography Bee participants and winners. In the back row are Ryan May 3rd place, Mary Ramsaier 2nd place, Tucker Sweat, Rebecca Gullickson, first place, Miranda Mize and Christopher Castro. In the front row are Katie Kirkland, and Michelle Ni. Photo/Special.

Students’ creativity wins “Who’s My Neighbor” competition

Mamie Smith of Bennett’s Mill Middle shows off her winning artwork. Photo/Special.

Two Fayette middle school students are winners in the 2010 Who’s My Neighbor Essay and Art Contest sponsored by the Istanbul Center in Atlanta.

Dylan Tiller, a seventh grader at Rising Starr Middle, Read More»

Our Lady of Victory Science Olympiad team going to state competition

Our Lady of Victory High School's Science Olympiad team. Photo/Special.

Our Lady of Victory’s Science Olympiad team fared extremely well in the regional competition at Gordon College in Barnesville recently. They placed second overall in Division B (Grades 6-9) and qualified for the state tournament on March 27 at Augusta State University. Read More»

Frightful weather is delightful for annual troop fundraiser

Linda Mosley (left) and Susan Voyles, bus drivers and co-organizers of the cookout, take a break from the fun to pose with Transportation Director Michael Jennings. Photo/Special.

Not even rainy and cool weather could dampen the spirit of the annual Cookout for the Troops hosted by the Fayette County Public School System’s Transportation Department.

Mother Nature may not have cooperated, but the smell of hotdogs roasting on the grill and displays of red, white and blue beckoned to over 250 participants who showed up to enjoy a hearty lunch and try their luck at winning some fabulous prizes, all for a great cause. Read More»

Partners in Education program updating their records

The Partners in Education Program is a joint effort of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and the Fayette County Board of Education. They are currently trying to update their records and would like current Partners in Education to fill out a brief form at this website - https://jointheclub.wufoo.com/forms/partners-in-education-registration/
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Guide aimed at recruiting more math mentors

Math is a subject many people shy away from and students dread learning. The Fayette County Public Schools Friends Mentoring Program is hoping to change math’s stigma for both adults and students.

A taskforce, made up of current and former math teachers and retired business people, has just started working on a math guidebook that will be used by volunteer mentors to help students at all grade levels. The book will outline sound teaching practices that go along with the Georgia Mathematics Performance Standards. Read More»

FCHS Academic Team places second in state

Fayette County High School placed second in the State Academic Bowl held in Athens March 6.  Team members are Steven Nelson, Arinze Nwajagu, Jeni Hill, Navroz Tharani, Diana Clokey, Iesha White, Sonika Reddy, Tristin Thompson. Kathy Moore is coach of the team.

Fayette County High School placed second in the State Academic Bowl held in Athens March 6. Team members are Steven Nelson, Arinze Nwajagu, Jeni Hill, Navroz Tharani, Diana Clokey, Iesha White, Sonika Reddy, Tristin Thompson. Kathy Moore is coach of the team.

Second graders at Braelinn Elementary ‘Jump Rope for Heart’

Braelinn Elementary second grader Emma Parker jumps rope for a good cause. Photo/Special.

Students at Braelinn Elementary in Peachtree City jumped at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. In February at Braelinn Elementary the first, second and third graders held their second annual Jump Rope For Heart event.

Students jumped rope to raise funds for the American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs. Read More»

Practice test helps students and schools

Peggy Thomas (center) and her husband John presented a check from the SAT/ACT practice test fundraiser to Barbara Serapion, director of pupil personnel services for the school system, at the March school counselors meeting at Sandy Creek High. Photo/Special.

Nearly 400 high school students are better prepared to take the SAT and ACT; and their counseling departments are reaping benefits, too. Read More»

Sara Harp Minter challenges Brooks Elementary

The faculty members of Fayetteville’s Sara Harp Minter Elementary School have challenged the faculty members from Brooks Elementary School to a volleyball tournament. The tournament is a fundraiser for each schools 2010 Relay For Life team.  The volleyball fundraiser will be held on Friday, Mar. Read More»

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