Optimists honor orators

Optimists honor orators

  The Senoia Optimist Club on March 2 hosted 12 contestants in Optimist International’s annual Oratorical Contest. This year’s speech topic was “What the World Gains from Optimism.” The contest was coordinated by club member Jean Cotton, and Optimist Tony Bell served as Master of Ceremonies. “Students from schools in the eastern half of Coweta County […]

Coweta teachers are honored by VFW

Coweta teachers are honored by VFW

  Two Coweta County School System teachers have been named as Veterans of Foreign Wars 2017 Teachers of the Year for the state of Georgia. John Garner of Newnan High School and Samantha Clark of Arnall Middle School, both history teachers, were nominated for the VFW’s “National Citizenship Education Teacher Award” by fellow teachers. The two […]

2nd Fayette school earns FranklinCovey Lighthouse award

Faculty and staff of Fayetteville Elementary proudly display the banner depicting the school as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School.

2nd Fayette school earns FranklinCovey Lighthouse award

FranklinCovey’s “The Leader in Me” program has awarded a Fayette elementary school with its highest and most coveted honor. Fayetteville Elementary is the second school in the county, and one of just five in Georgia, to earn the “Leader in Me Lighthouse School” designation. Currently, there are 249 schools in the United States and 289 […]

Help wanted: Fayette school bus drivers

Help wanted: Fayette school bus drivers

The Fayette County School System is looking for 10-15 bus drivers for the coming school year that begins in the summer. Director of Special Projects Sam Sweat said the school system pays $14.95 per hour for bus drivers with benefits including health and dental insurance. Substitute bus drivers begin at $64 per day. A total […]

Brooks charter school petitions for shorter calendar

Brooks charter school petitions for shorter calendar

A preference by Liberty Tech Charter School eighth graders on where they will attend high school led to the school petitioning the state to abandon the 210-day school year in favor of a 187-day calendar beginning in the summer. Liberty Tech in Brooks is a state-chartered public school that opened last year and features a […]

Fayette BoE wants voters to renew education SPLOST

Current penny tax for schools expires in 2019; vote in Nov.?

Fayette BoE wants voters to renew education SPLOST

The Fayette County Board of Education is looking to put a continued ESPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax) question on the November ballot. The current ESPLOST expires in March 2019, with the school board at the April 10 work session reviewing the idea of continuing the sales tax initiative. The final decision for […]

New turf installation disrupts some field sports at local high schools

New turf installation disrupts some field sports at local high schools

A recent letter to the editor from a McIntosh High School student concerned about the inability to hold field sports at the school was addressed by Assistant Superintendent Mike Sanders. The student’s letter noted that events such as long jump, pole vault and high jump were disrupted and field event locations destroyed during the installation […]

Sing out loud

Sing out loud

  The Northgate High School Chamber Chorus performed under the gold dome of the state capitol in Atlanta on March 21. The Northgate High School Chamber Chorus at the Georgia state capitol building on March 21 included, left to right, first row, Charity DeLeo, Katelin LaFond, Morgan Miller, Samantha Morrison, director Julia Lotti, Lily Robles, […]

$19.2 million in fix-ups for schools at Starr’s Mill

The Fayette County Board of Education on March 20 approved more than $19 million for renovations for Starr’s Mill High School and Rising Starr Middle School. Pictured, from left, are board members Brian Anderson, Scott Hollowell, Superintendent Jody Barrow, Chairman Barry Marchman and board members Diane Basham and Leonard Presberg.

$19.2 million in fix-ups for schools at Starr’s Mill

The Fayette County Board of Education on March 20 approved $19.2 million for the large renovation project as Starr’s Mill High School and the adjacent Rising Starr Middle School. Facilities Director Mike Satterfield in explaining the specifics of the projects noted a wide-ranging number of components that will make up the overall renovation work. It […]

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