McIntosh student wins writing award

Twenty of Georgia’s most artistically talented high school juniors and seniors have been awarded merit scholarships to study at the Savannah College of Art and Design, the most comprehensive art and design university in the world, as winners of the Georgia High School Drawing and Writing competitions. One of those students was Peachtree City’s Calyn […]

Burch raises $4K for Haiti children

A goal of raising $500 for the children of Haiti surmounted into over $4,000 in just one week. The students of Robert J. Burch Elementary opened their hearts and gave their loose change, ice cream money and allowances to help children orphaned by the earthquake in Haiti. The students alone raised over $3,000; teachers and […]

Senoia gets its charter school

It was the final hurdle for parents who wanted a charter school in Senoia. That hurdle came Thursday when the Georgia State School Board offered no opposition to the recommendation by the board’s Charter Schools Committee that the petition to start up the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia be approved. The decision came on the […]

Counselors host Career Fair during National School Counseling Week

Approximately 1,800 eighth graders from the county’s five public middle schools will participate in the largest career fair held within the Fayette County Public School System. Middle school counselors have organized the sixth annual 8th Grade Career Fair, slated for February 4-5 at Heritage Christian Church, in honor of National School Counseling week February 1-5. […]

Employee ties record for years of service

Working several years for one employer is a monumental milestone these days, but imagine someone devoting 45 years of service to one organization – that is exactly what Annie Jordan has done. Jordan, a food assistant at Fayette Middle, has cooked and served countless meals to thousands of students throughout her career. In addition to […]

What makes Fayette schools ‘special’

The Citizen recently reported on the classroom instruction aspect of “what makes Fayette County schools special.” But what about the central office aspect of the equation? An additional Open Records request to the school system has resulted in a tally of the various central office job positions, salaries and staffing numbers. Excluding bus drivers, figures […]

School employees honored for psychology advocacy

The Georgia Association of School Psychologists has recognized two Fayette County Public School employees for their efforts in encouraging the state to keep psychologists in public schools. School Superintendent Dr. John DeCotis and Fayette County Alternative School principal Tim Carter were presented certificates of Excellence in Advocacy during a school system administrative meeting. Association president […]

Fayette excels for exceptional children

The Fayette County School System strives to ensure that all students receive the best education possible while arming them with the skills they will need to succeed in today’s competitive environment. For the seventh year in a row since the award’s inception, the school system’s Exceptional Children’s program has been recognized for excellence in the […]

After school program offers holiday special

The Fayette County Public School System’s After School Program (ASP) wants to help parents get ready for the holidays. Crowded stores, long checkout lines and heavy traffic may leave some parents needing to add a few extra hours to their day to get everything done. That’s why the ASP is extending a special offer just […]

Outlook grim for Ga. school funding

It was like a classroom in reverse Nov. 19 as Georgia Senate Majority Whip Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) presented information on the reality of the current and upcoming state budgets to nearly three dozen Coweta County educators. Seabaugh in the data-heavy presentation said he wanted teachers to understand the challenges ahead and asked that they consider […]

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