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Fayette County School Counselor's Association (FSCA) names their 2009-2010 Officers

Fayette County School Counselor's Association (FSCA) 2009-2010 Officers

Pre-K-12th grade Fayette County School Counselors attend Fayette School Counselors Association (FSCA) meetings throughout the school year. The objectives of the FSCA are to advance the profession of school counseling; to promote an improved understanding and appreciation of guidance and counseling services; to enhance a spirit of unity, cooperation, support and fellowship among counselors and our communities; and to provide opportunities for professional development. Read More»

Students shine at regional STAR Events competition

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) members at Starr’s Mill High showcased their skills at the regional STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events competition with 24 of them advancing to the state contest. Read More»

Woodruff honors Fayette teacher

Bennett's Mill band director Ricky Williams. Photo/Special.

A local band director who has devoted over 20 years to music education in Georgia has been named one of five 2009-2010 honorees for Woodruff Salutes Georgia Arts in Education Leaders. Read More»

School board lags in releasing public info

School board lags in releasing public info

The Fayette County School Board in January voted 3-to-2 to change its monthly public meeting night from Monday to Tuesday.

Although the school board had been meeting on Monday nights for many years, board members Terri Smith, Janet Smola and Lee Wright Read More»

100 percent of science projects place at regional fair, advance to state fair

All of Fayette’s middle and high school science students who advanced to the Griffin RESA Regional Science and Engineering Fair earned placements and two of their projects were selected to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

A total of 17 out of 23 projects that were selected for the regional fair brought home first place honors. The first place winners are eligible to attend the State Science and Engineering Fair March 31-April 2 at the University of Georgia. Read More»

Fiddling fundraiser

McIntosh Symphonic Strings at a recent fundraiser. Photo/Special.

McIntosh Symphonic Strings fiddle for funds at a recent Kroger fundraiser. This group of talented high school students are working to raise funds to take them to Carnegie Hall in April. Donations may be made to MHS Orchestra NYC CH and sent to McIntosh High School, 201 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City, Georgia 30269, Attn: Jim Hagberg, Director. Photo/Special.

Whitewater hosts eighth grade parent night Mar. 9

Whitewater High School will be hosting 8th grade parent night on Mar. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the WHS auditorium.

Parents and upcoming 9th grade students are encouraged to attend this event. Information will be given regarding graduation requirements, course selections and extracurricular activities available to the student. In addition students will learn how to sign up for elective classes using the Infinite Campus Student or Parent Portal. Read More»

Fayette students make Dean's list at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University students from Fayette County that have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2009 term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.50 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. Georgia Southern is very proud of these high achieving students from your area.

Alex M Ritchie is a Junior from Peachtree City majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Allison M Harrington is a Junior from Tyrone majoring in Fashion Merchandise & Apparel. Read More»

Donation helps foundation fund 21st Century classroom equipment

Steve Forsyth (right), director of corporate communication for Global Travel, presents the donation for SMART Boards to Rick Lindsey, chairman of the Fayette County Education Foundation, as teacher recipients Mark Henderson and Catherine Douthard look on. Photo/Special.

Thanks to a $2,000 donation from Global Aviation Holdings, Inc. in Peachtree City, four teachers are receiving grants from the Fayette County Education Foundation to purchase SMART Boards for their classrooms this spring.

A total of 18 teachers across all grade levels submitted competitive applications earlier this school year for grants to install the interactive learning boards in their rooms. Applicants submitted essays explaining why they wanted the boards, how they would utilize them with their students and sample lesson plans. Read More»

Schools receive AP Honors as participation rises

Three Fayette high schools are among 115 throughout the state that have been named Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.

AP classes and exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. AP classes offer rigorous college-level learning options to students in high school. Students who receive a 3, 4 or 5 on AP exams may receive college credit. Read More»