Peachtree City’s only middle school, J.C. Booth: Renovation or demolition?

Peachtree City’s only middle school, J.C. Booth: Renovation or demolition?

Fayette Board of Education considers aging school’s needs; $12 million or $24M? Should Booth Middle School in Peachtree City receive needed a renovation at $11-12 million or should the school be replaced for about $24 million? That question is on the minds of the Fayette County Board of Education and will likely be addressed in […]

Former Coweta student in Savannah arrested for threat, another removed from Northgate for social media threat

Former Coweta student in Savannah arrested for threat, another removed from Northgate for social media threat

  A former Coweta County student is in custody in Savannah after making terroristic threats toward Coweta schools. Meantime, a Northgate High School student was removed from school after posting an online threat involving a shooting. School system spokesman Dean Jackson said officials at 9:35 a.m. on March 2 were notified by the Newnan Police […]

Student at East Coweta High arrested after bringing loaded gun to school

Student at East Coweta High arrested after bringing loaded gun to school

  An East Coweta High School student was arrested March 1 after it was discovered that he had a loaded handgun on school property. The name of the student, who was quickly arrested at the scene, has not been released. A letter to parents from Principal Stephen Allen said that at approximately 12:25 p.m. school […]

Crabapple Lane Elementary’s TACO kids win robotics award

Crabapple Lane Elementary’s TACO kids win robotics award

Their idea for an easy way to fill water bottles at school drinking fountains landed team TACO (Totally Awesome Cardinals, Obviously), Crabapple Lane Elementary School’s First Lego League (FLL) robotics team, a top award at the FLL state championship held at Georgia Gwinnett College. Above, members of team TACO show off the First Lego League […]

Tunnel to connect Starr’s Mill schools to Peachtree City cart path

Tunnel to connect Starr’s Mill schools to Peachtree City cart path

The Fayette County Board of Education on Jan. 22 unanimously approved the granting of easement related to the coming construction of a multi-use tunnel on Redwine Road to serve the Starr’s Mill school complex. Above, a cart path tunnel in another part of Peachtree City. File photo. Designed to serve Peeples Elementary School, Rising Star Middle […]

Fayette schools in top 14% in U.S., rank 6th in metro Atlanta

Fayette schools in top 14% in U.S., rank 6th in metro Atlanta

The 2018 Best Schools in America rankings have been released, and Fayette County Public Schools has made the list. The school system has been ranked ninth out of 183 systems in Georgia by Niche, the largest website for researching public and private K-12 schools, according to school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach. Every month, millions of […]

Fayette school survey: Give our kids courses in film, computers, engineering

Fayette school survey: Give our kids courses in film, computers, engineering

Survey responses by more than 2,000 Fayette County students and more than 850 parents showed that Film and Creative Arts and Computer/Information Technology survey areas carry significant interest to students and parents. The survey, released in mid-December by the Fayette County School System, had 2,163 respondents in grades 8-12 and 869 parent respondents. The school […]

Brooks’ Liberty Tech Charter School forms anti-bullying club

Brooks’ Liberty Tech Charter School forms anti-bullying club

Coweta County-based nonprofit Family Patterns Matter President Linda Kirkpatrick recently acknowledged students at Liberty Tech Charter School in Brooks for their work to address and prevent bullying. Above, posing in front of the school sign are some of the numerous students at Liberty Tech Charter School in Brooks who formed an “Ambassadors 4 Kids” club […]