Schools

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»

Kids 'R' Kids of North Peachtree City honors long term employees

In the back row are Patty Mattison, Angel Kirby, Steve Webb, Debbie Webb, Vickie Warren, Nancy Keuler, and Cherea Dixon. In the front row are Brooke Ramsey, Shannon Shirah, Rebecca Albright, and Jennifer Doubrava.

Kids ‘R’ Kids of North Peachtree City, 10 Lexington Pass, recently celebrated 10 years of providing excellence in Infant / Toddler, Preschool, and Pre-kindergarten education to our community. Kids ‘R’ Kids of North Peachtree City is a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited school. This accreditation extends to all preschool and school age programs. Owners, Debbie and Steve Webb, want to recognize those employees who have achieved five years or more of service with their school. Read More»

Bible Baptist Christian Students advance to National Fine Arts Competition

Joel Felton. Photo/Special.

Joel Felton, a senior at Bible Baptist Christian School, came in first in Georgia for his humorous interpretation of Before a Bakery Showcase. Read More»

Satcher to speak for Atlanta Christian’s Commencement

Atlanta Christian College announced today that Dr. David Satcher, director of The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and former Surgeon General of the United States, will speak at this year’s commencement exercises. Commencement will be held May 8 at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Ga.

Dr. Satcher graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1963 and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He holds M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Read More»