Fayetteville student wins share of Georgia Federal Credit Union’s $10K in scholarships

Patricia Morris, left, GFCU’s Stockbridge Branch Manager, presents Shelly Anne Evans, Scholarship Recipient, her check at Starr’s Mill High School. Photo/Special.

Georgia Federal Credit Union (GFCU) is proud to announce the winners for their 2010 scholarship program. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to eleven students through the GFCU Vernon E. Carne Scholarship Fund, created in honor of the Credit Union’s founder. Read More»

Sandy Creek students top in nation at handling personal finances, part of Financial Capability Challenge

When business teacher Jaime Nicks at Sandy Creek High heard about the newly launched National Financial Capability Challenge, she couldn’t pass it up.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the Challenge in December 2009 to promote financial education among high school students across the country. More than 76,000 high school students and 2,500 educators participated. Read More»

Students receive $2,500 Merit Scholarships

Graduating seniors at Fayette County High and Starr’s Mill High are among the 2,500 students nationwide receiving National Merit Scholarships.

Kathryn McCord (Starr’s Mill), Sonika Reddy (Fayette County), and Jessica Lambing (Starr’s Mill) will each receive a $2,500 Merit Scholarship to help offset college expenses. Kathryn plans to major in biology; Sonika is planning a career in medicine, and Jessica has set her sights on secondary education. Sonika is also the salutatorian for Fayette County High. Read More»

Fayette public schools recognize National School Nurse Day and 10-Year anniversary

Board of Education Member Marion Key presents School Health Services Coordinator Debbie King with a proclamation for National School Nurses Day as nurses (L-R) Robin Fowler, RN, of Cleveland Elementary, and Michele Petty, LPN, of Bennett’s Mill Middle, look on. Photo/Special.

School nurses are an important part of the total educational program in Fayette County Public Schools. The school system is fortunate to have a school nurse at all 29 of its schools.

In recognition of the contributions school nurses make to students, school staffs and parents everyday, the school system has signed a proclamation identifying May 12 as National School Nurses Day in Fayette. This school year also marks the 10-year anniversary of school nurses in Georgia and Fayette County. Read More»

Police reports, Apr. 27-May 3

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, April 27 - Monday, May 3
Cristina Badillo-Carbajal, 34, of Rampart Lane, Fayetteville, for seatbelt violation (3) and no license.
Ted Louis Campbell, 35, of Leafwood Court, Riverdale, for probation violation.
William Walton Hogg, 32, of Nicholas Trail, Marietta, for DUI alcohol, lane violation, duty to stop when striking a fixed object, open container, driver to drive on right side of road. Read More»

Say thanks to a teacher this week

Students, parents and the community at-large are encouraged to show Fayette’s teachers how much they are appreciated for the work they do by honoring them during National Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7.

Great teachers have had an impact on every individual at some point in his or her life. Every year the finalists for Fayette County Teacher of the Year reflect on that one teacher who made learning fun and helped them feel special. Because of how a certain teacher touched their lives, these individuals decided to become educators, too. Read More»

5th graders beat regional and state percentages on writing assessment

The Spring 2010 Georgia Fifth Grade Writing Assessment results show that Fayette’s students on average outperformed their counterparts across the state.
Fayette’s scores breakdown as follows: 20 percent did not meet the standard, 70 percent met the standard and 10 percent exceeded the standard. A total of 1,569 students were tested. Read More»

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