Fayette County School Counselor’s Association (FSCA) names their 2009-2010 Officers

Pre-K-12th grade Fayette County School Counselors attend Fayette School Counselors Association (FSCA) meetings throughout the school year. The objectives of the FSCA are to advance the profession of school counseling; to promote an improved understanding and appreciation of guidance and counseling services; to enhance a spirit of unity, cooperation, support and fellowship among counselors and […]

Students shine at regional STAR Events competition

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) members at Starr’s Mill High showcased their skills at the regional STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events competition with 24 of them advancing to the state contest. STAR Events are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, […]

Woodruff honors Fayette teacher

A local band director who has devoted over 20 years to music education in Georgia has been named one of five 2009-2010 honorees for Woodruff Salutes Georgia Arts in Education Leaders. Ricky Williams, who has been the band director at Bennett’s Mill Middle since it opened in 2007, was nominated for the honor by the […]

Whitewater hosts eighth grade parent night Mar. 9

Whitewater High School will be hosting 8th grade parent night on Mar. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the WHS auditorium. Parents and upcoming 9th grade students are encouraged to attend this event. Information will be given regarding graduation requirements, course selections and extracurricular activities available to the student. In addition students will learn how to […]

Schools receive AP Honors as participation rises

Three Fayette high schools are among 115 throughout the state that have been named Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools by the Georgia Department of Education. AP classes and exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. AP classes offer rigorous college-level learning options to students in high school. Students who receive […]

Clayton State moves up Open House

The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies is moving its next open house up a week, to Tuesday, Mar. 2. The open house will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 101 of the University’s Harry S. Downs Center on the main campus in Morrow. The Clayton State School of Graduate Studies […]

CSU grad studies open house is Tuesday

The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies is moving its next open house up a week, to Tuesday, Mar. 2. The open house will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 101 of the University’s Harry S. Downs Center on the main campus in Morrow. The Clayton State School of Graduate Studies […]

If cuts necessary, where will they be?

Fayette County School System Comptroller Laura Brock reported last week that additional proposed cuts by Gov. Sonny Perdue for the remainder of the fiscal year, if approved by the General Assembly, could mean a loss of $2.8 million in areas such as staff wages, transportation and nursing services. Estimated potential cuts for January totaled $1,276,490 […]

Committee wants to add 20 minutes to high schools’ days

A few school systems around the state are shortening their school year to offset decreases in funding. So far, Fayette wants no part of an abbreviated instructional year. Instead, Fayette County’s School Calendar/School Day Committee is recommending that the board maintain the 5-day-a-week, 180-day school year. They are also recommending that high schools follow Sandy […]