McIntosh robotics team walks away with national drone title

McIntosh robotics team walks away with national drone title

In only their second year of competition, the McIntosh High School Multi-rotor drone team (Team MMRT) clinched its first national championship in the National UAS4STEM championship held Aug. 19 in Muncie, Indiana. The McIntosh Multi-rotor Team (Team MMRT) was one of 10 teams across the nation participating in the event held at Muncie’s International Aeromodeling […]

Fayette Superintendent Barrow gets educators’ award

Fayette Superintendent Barrow gets educators’ award

Superintendent Jody Barrow has received the Jim Puckett Oustanding Educator Award from the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL). Fayette County School System spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said each year GAEL, a statewide umbrella organization for professional school leadership associations in the state, gives its seven affiliates an opportunity to select one person to receive the […]

Coweta gets ahead of career learning curve in 10th grade

Coweta gets ahead of career learning curve in 10th grade

Several Coweta County business partners and representatives from the Central Educational Center were among the participants at the Aug. 14 the Georgia Consortium for Advanced Technical Training Program (GA CATT) ceremony held in Atlanta. Coweta’s eight industry participants, the Central Educational Center and the Coweta County Development Authority were the pioneers of the innovative program […]

The eclipse: Fayette, Coweta schools will delay dismissal times Aug. 21

The eclipse: Fayette, Coweta schools will delay dismissal times Aug. 21

A rare event in the skies will occur on Aug. 21 when Fayette and Coweta counties will experience a near-total solar eclipse. Public schools in the two counties will have the school day extended and safety glasses provided for students wanting to view the eclipse. In Fayette County public schools, the school day on Aug. […]

Coweta schools welcome 126 new teachers

Coweta schools welcome 126 new teachers

The Coweta County School System, Board of Education members and community organizations on July 28 got a look at 126 new teachers at an annual breakfast and orientation at the school system-owned Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. New teachers were treated to breakfast by a number of community sponsors, before being given an […]

Tests show Coweta students mostly under 50% ‘proficient’ in grades 3-8

Tests show Coweta students mostly under 50% ‘proficient’ in grades 3-8

Georgia Milestones Assessment results for spring 2017 were released on July 21 by the Georgia Department of Education, showing Coweta County students exceeding statewide performance averages. School system spokesman Dean Jackson said student performance on the Georgia Milestones is reported in one of four categories – Beginning Learner, Developing Learner, Proficient Learner, and Distinguished Learner. […]

Huddleston school renovation gets award

Huddleston school renovation gets award

The recent renovation of Huddleston Elementary School led to the school being selected as a winner of a 2017 Alliant Build America Award. Fayette County School System spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said the entire Peachtree City school was renovated last summer using E-SPLOST (Education-Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) funds. Renovations included replacement of the roof, […]

Barrow donates scholarship money

Barrow donates scholarship money

A $1,000 prize that came with Fayette County School Superintendent Jody Barrow being named the 2017 Georgia Superintendent of the Year earlier this year was passed along as scholarships to two recent high school graduates to help with their college expenses. Above, Fayette County School Superintendent Jody Barrow, center, awarded $500 scholarships to Aruodo Nnanna, […]