In Ga., ‘soccer’ now is spelled ‘Starr’s Mill’

For the first time in 10 years, a Fayette County school has won boys and girls soccer titles in the same classification. Last Friday, Starr’s Mill’s boys defeated McIntosh 4-2 in penalty kicks and the following day Starr’s Mill’s girls beat Whitewater 2-1. Both games featured number two seeds knocking off number one seeds and […]

Former Sandy Creek student awarded Mellon Mays Scholarship

Recently, Justin Williams, a sophomore at Brown University (Ivy League) in Providence, Rhode Island, and a Sandy Creek 2008 graduate was awarded the Mellon-Mays scholarship to continue his research he began in 2009 for the next two years. Additionally, Justin will receive a stipend during his junior and senior year to support his research and […]

Most improved fifth graders

The Metro Fayette Kiwanis recently held its annual Most Improved 5th Grader Program. Chief Justice Christopher C. Edwards gave the closing remarks. The students are include  first row, Kimball Johnson, Crabapple Lane, Mayra Guerra, North Fayette, Skye Williams, Spring Hill, Judge Edwards, Alyssa Boone, Brooks, Charles Hood, Peeples, Even Mercer, Cleveland, Danautika Lightner, Inman, Alisa […]

Whitewater sends students to media festival

Jevan Hutson and Safiya Kiongozi, in Mrs. Kim Newman’s Spanish II class at Whitewater High School, have qualified at the State Media Festival to enter the International Student Media Festival. They created a video in Spanish over a novel they read in class. Photo/Special

Peeples Elementary sweeps 2010 Power Parade

Peeples Elementary won top honors in the 19th annual Fayette Youth Power Parade, a walk-a-thon held in Fayette County elementary schools Mar. 29 through Apr. 2.  The school came in first place and raised $7,391.10 for Fayette Youth Protection Homes, a local non-profit organization which provides shelter and support for children who have been the […]

Booth Middle School students raise $1,932 through St. Jude Math-A-Thon to help kids battling cancer

Students at J.C. Booth Middle School recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon program and raised $1,932 to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. The community of Peachtree City supported Booth students by making donations in honor of […]

Senoia charter school to open grades K-2 in August

Appeals notwithstanding, the ruling last week by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Wendy Shoob affirmed that a handful of recently approved charter schools can begin operations in the state. For their part, representatives of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia announced earlier this week that the K-2 portion of the school will begin operations in […]

Most expensive bidder wins technology sale to Fayette schools; teachers’ evaluations rejected

Central office committee throws out teacher evaluations of classroom equipment as ‘unreliable’; difference between low and high bidder could be more than $500,000 The Fayette County School System last year threw out evaluations of classroom technology from dozens of teachers as “unreliable” and awarded the sale to the most expensive bidder out of three bids […]

Friends Mentors honored at annual breakfast

Just showing up is the most important part of what some 200 adults and high school students do each week. They reach out to help children in the Fayette County Public School System who are struggling academically or socially, in danger of failing their grade, or may not graduate from school. They are volunteers in […]