Teacher selected as Honored French Citizen

Sandy Creek High’s Stephane Allagnon is the latest person to be listed as an Honored French Citizen by the French Consulate, Southeast region. Allagnon, a French teacher and foreign language department chair at the school, as well as president of the American Association of Teachers of French, now joins a growing list of other honorees […]

Sandy Creek students top in nation at handling personal finances, part of Financial Capability Challenge

When business teacher Jaime Nicks at Sandy Creek High heard about the newly launched National Financial Capability Challenge, she couldn’t pass it up. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the Challenge in December 2009 to promote financial education among high school students across the country. More than 76,000 high school students […]

Students receive $2,500 Merit Scholarships

Graduating seniors at Fayette County High and Starr’s Mill High are among the 2,500 students nationwide receiving National Merit Scholarships. Kathryn McCord (Starr’s Mill), Sonika Reddy (Fayette County), and Jessica Lambing (Starr’s Mill) will each receive a $2,500 Merit Scholarship to help offset college expenses. Kathryn plans to major in biology; Sonika is planning a […]

Say thanks to a teacher this week

Students, parents and the community at-large are encouraged to show Fayette’s teachers how much they are appreciated for the work they do by honoring them during National Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7. Great teachers have had an impact on every individual at some point in his or her life. Every year the finalists for Fayette […]

5th graders beat regional and state percentages on writing assessment

The Spring 2010 Georgia Fifth Grade Writing Assessment results show that Fayette’s students on average outperformed their counterparts across the state. Fayette’s scores breakdown as follows: 20 percent did not meet the standard, 70 percent met the standard and 10 percent exceeded the standard. A total of 1,569 students were tested. Comparing the state’s results […]

Merchants award $250 Art For The Heart prize to Oak Grove

Taking time to beautiful the community while recognizing the importance of art in the Fayette County schools was a priority for the merchants in Peachtree Crossing and Peachtree Point Shopping Centers in March. Since the closing of the baby Kroger store over a year ago at the corner of Hwy 54 and Peachtree Parkway, the […]

Teachers’ group: Fayette salaries not so special

For all the talk about “what makes Fayette County schools special” that special category does not apply to the pay teachers receive. That assertion was the central theme last week pressed by Fayette teacher and PAGE (Professional Association of Georgia Educators) member Diane Basham at the regular meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. […]

School system seeks stakeholder input

Stakeholders can help the Fayette County Public School System improve its educational program by providing input through an online survey. School system employees, parents and community members are invited to participate. The online survey will be available through May 14 on the school system’s website, www.fcboe.org. Input from stakeholders is extremely valuable as the school […]