The report three weeks ago of rats in the field house at Sandy Creek High School drew a response from the school that included measures which have diminished the problem. School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach on Friday said a student earlier in the week had been in possession of a photo showing rats in […]
A March 23 threat reportedly made by a Whitewater High School student to “shoot up the school” was dealt with by school officials at the outset of the school day. Pertaining to the threat, school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach on Thursday said, “The situation was handled first thing this morning, and school has been […]
Coweta County voters had their say on March 21 and approved the continuation of the Coweta County School System’s ESPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax). The five-year ESPLOST continuation received nearly two-thirds of the votes, with 62.65 percent of voters supporting the initiative and with 37.35 percent in opposition. A total of […]
The Fayette County Board of Education on March 20 deferred the spot redistricting of portions of the Huddleston Elementary School area. Pictured, from left, are board members Brian Anderson and Scott Hollowell, Superintendent Jody Barrow, Chairman Barry Marchman and board members Diane Basham and Leonard Presberg.
Parents of Huddleston Elementary School children got what they wanted on March 20 when the Fayette County Board of Education voted unanimously to hold off on spot redistricting until some time in the future. A number of parents of the Peachtree City school opposed the proposed spot redistricting that would have begun next school year. […]
Four Coweta County School System elementary schools won the top four honors at the West Georgia Regional Academic Bowl Competition, held on Feb. 28 at Elm Street Elementary School. A total of 41 elementary schools in Coweta, Carroll, Harris, Meriwether, Troup counties participated in academic bowl competitions in West Georgia RESA’s sponsored Academic Team […]
Some students at 1 other elementary school will move It looks as if the Fayette County Board of Eduction on March 20 will put the Huddleston Elementary School spot redistricting on hold while going ahead with the spot redistricting that deals with approximately 20 students at Spring Hill Elementary School. Superintendent Jody Barrow on Monday […]
Teachers of the Year for each of Coweta County’s 31 public schools have been chosen by their fellow teachers. Teachers of the Year are selected by certified teachers at each school in recognition of exemplary teaching, and serve as ambassadors of their profession. This year’s honorees represent grade levels from Kindergarten through 12th grade, […]
The 2017-2018 school calendar was approved by the Fayette County Board of Education. Pictured, from left, are board members Brian Anderson and Scott Hollowell, Superintendent Jody Barrow, Chairman Barry Marchman and board members Diane Basham and Leonard Presberg. Photo/Ben Nelms.
The Fayette County school year calendar for the 2017-2018 school year has been adopted by the Fayette County Board of Education. The school year will begin on Aug. 7 and end on May 25. The calendar includes the first day of school on Aug. 7, a Thanksgiving break from Nov. 20-24 and a semester break […]
East Coweta High School STAR Student Emma Helfers on Feb. 17 was named as Coweta County’s 2017 STAR Student. Helfers appeared with her chosen STAR Teacher Chris Sewell at the Newnan Rotary Club’s annual STAR program, held at the Newnan Country Club. STAR Students from East Coweta High School, the Heritage School, Newnan High […]
Laim O’Connell Named Most Outstanding Player For the eighth time in the past 12 years, deaf and hard of hearing teacher Cindy Hartpence has coached a team to the National Academic Bowl for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students that is sponsored each year by Gallaudet University. This year’s team placed in the […]