Coming soon: Screenwriting, film production classes for Fayette high school seniors

Coming soon: Screenwriting, film production classes for Fayette high school seniors

Proposed academic courses within the Fayette County School System could help students get a foothold in Georgia’s growing film industry. Fayette County Board of Education members at the April 9 work session heard from school system staff and Georgia Film Academy (GFA) representatives on upcoming plans to help students gain entry into the film and […]

Fayette officials quizzed about school safety

Fayette officials quizzed about school safety

Questions: More police in schools, armed teachers, mental health watchfulness, how to improve communication? Whitewater High School forum hosts nearly 300 students, parents A student-produced school safety forum was held April 9 in the Whitewater High School auditorium. Prompted by the recent Florida school shooting, nearly 300 students and parents posed questions to a panel […]

Meet Fayette’s Teacher of  Year: Burch Elementary‘s Natalia Nizker

Meet Fayette’s Teacher of  Year: Burch Elementary‘s Natalia Nizker

The Fayette County School System has named fourth-grade teacher Natalia Nizker (photo above) of Burch Elementary School as the 2018 Teacher of the Year. “With a deep passion for impacting young minds and providing students with the necessary supports to succeed, it is no wonder why fourth-grade teacher Natalia Nizker of Robert J. Burch Elementary […]

Three Fayette elementary schools to get new principals

Three Fayette elementary schools to get new principals

The Fayette County School System has announced a number of changes in school administrative changes for the 2018-2019 school year. Among those will be new principals in place at three of the county’s elementary schools. Above, (L-R) Jamie Munoz, Lisa Moore and Jennifer Couch. Photos/Fayette County School System. School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said Lisa Moore, […]

Peachtree City’s McIntosh High School to add 12 classrooms

Peachtree City’s McIntosh High School to add 12 classrooms

Student enrollment at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City far exceeds that of the county’s four other high schools. To provide additional needed space, the Fayette County Board of Education on March 26 approved the construction of a dozen new classrooms. The school board by unanimous vote approved the construction of a two-story building in […]

Fayette school students participate in “walkouts” and other events

Fayette school students participate in “walkouts” and other events

  Students across the nation participated in 17 minutes of silence on March 14 to serve as a memorial to the 17 students who died in Parkland, Florida, and to protest gun violence. Approximately 260 students at seven of Fayette County middle and high schools participated in the “walkouts.” School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said […]

Intruders at Spring Hill Elementary, Sandy Creek High trigger police response

Intruders at Spring Hill Elementary, Sandy Creek High trigger police response

Two Fayette schools — Spring Hill Elementary in Fayetteville and Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone — had some anxious moments last week as unauthorized men intruded on their campuses. Spring Hill Elementary was evacuated by law enforcement on March 6 as a precautionary measure after an unknown man was seen in the school after […]

Fayette school officials prep for student walkout March 14

Fayette school officials prep for student walkout March 14

Unknown number of Fayette high school students expected to join coordinated protests of school shootings, gun violence Activities to begin nationwide at 10 a.m. in each time zone Wednesday and last 17 minutes, one minute for each death in Parkland, Fla., school shooting Feb. 14 Fayette County School System officials have begun response preparations to […]

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