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School system seeks stakeholder input

Stakeholders can help the Fayette County Public School System improve its educational program by providing input through an online survey. School system employees, parents and community members are invited to participate.

The online survey will be available through May 14 on the school system’s website, www.fcboe.org.

Input from stakeholders is extremely valuable as the school system continues to strive for excellence. Survey results will help the school system determine where improvements need to be made.

Fayette taps top teacher

Carrie Collins, kindergarten, Peeples Elementary.

The long journey for the three finalists vying for Fayette County Teacher of the Year came to an end Thursday night at New Hope Baptist Church, North Campus, with the naming of the winner. Read More»

Coweta Charter Academy holds meeting in Sharpsburg

More than 120 family members interested in the new Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia hear comments from Coweta businessman and board member Ernest Taylor on the lawsuit by the Coweta County School System that would block the school’s opening in August. Taylor was joined at the Sharpsburg meeting by Charter Schools USA representatives Sandy Castro and Sylvia Hall.

The lawsuit by the Coweta County School System over the establishment of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia did not stop representatives of school operator Charter Schools USA with meeting with more than 120 family members April 19 at the A&O Bridges Recreation Center in Sharpsburg. Read More»

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»

'Seussical Jr.' comes to Patriot Hall

The Flat Rock Middle School chorus is proud to present the musical, “Seussical, Jr.” Apr. 21 and 22 at 7 p.m., at Patriot Hall. This adaptation of the Broadway musical brings together the much loved characters from the Dr. Seuss books “orton Hears a Who!,” “Horton Hatches the Egg,” and “Gertrude McFuzz.” Read More»

Students sew to help others

Students sew to help others

Students are putting their sewing skills to good use as they help people in the community, one stitch at a time.

Family and Consumer Science students at Whitewater Middle have quilted and sewn items throughout the year that have been donated to local charities. As the school year draws to a close, students are still busy stitching together items to bring comfort to those who need it the most. Read More»

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»

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