Fayette County Marching Tigers win grand championship

Fayette County Marching Tigers win grand championship

Competition season for the Fayette County High Marching Tigers is off to a grand start, having been named the Grand Champions of the 11th Annual Valhalla Classic Marching Band Competition. The band was rated the highest out of all bands competing to earn the Grand Championship title. In addition to bringing home the largest prize […]

Whitewater H.S. graduates named top UGA freshman performers

Whitewater H.S. graduates named top UGA freshman performers

Whitewater High School has been named Georgia’s first high school to receive the University of Georgia’s inaugural Director’s Cup, an award acknowledging the high school whose students have the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the completion of their first year at the university. Above, present for the Director’s Cup award presentation were, from […]

Fayette School System’s E-SPLOST wish list adds up to $145 million

Fayette School System’s E-SPLOST wish list adds up to $145 million

So, what projects are included in the proposed continued E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax) question on the Nov. 7 ballot that the Fayette County Board of Education on July 24 unanimously approved ? Project categories for the current E-SPLOST include facilities and additions, technology equipment, safety and security equipment, furniture and equipment, transportation […]

Fayette schools team up to help send supplies to hurricane victims

Fayette schools team up to help send supplies to hurricane victims

Students across Fayette County recently helped to provide some relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Students from Peeples Elementary, Braelinn Elementary, Peachtree City Elementary and Oak Grove Elementary partnered with Midwest Food Bank to collect over 800 hygiene kits and baby supplies. Kedron Elementary, who partnered with Pilot Freight Services, also […]

Fayette school system, county may collaborate on Inman horse park

Fayette school system, county may collaborate on Inman horse park

The Fayette County Commission on Sept. 28 agreed to have county staff approach the Fayette County School System about using a portion of the existing trails behind Inman Elementary School to establish the Fayette County Equestrian Park and Trails. The approval to begin discussion with the school system came on a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner […]

Coweta’s Barker in running for state superintendent of year

Coweta’s Barker in running for state superintendent of year

Coweta County School Superintendent Steve Barker has been selected as one of four finalists for 2018 Georgia Superintendent of the Year. School system spokesman Dean Jackson said Barker is among four finalists selected for the honor by the Georgia State Superintendent’s Association (GSSA). The other three finalists include Samantha Fuhrey of Newton County Schools, Michael […]

Fayette E-SPLOST advocate briefs BoE

Fayette E-SPLOST advocate briefs BoE

E-SPLOST 3 (education-special purpose local option sale tax) Citizens Advisory Committee Chairman Neil Sullivan on Sept. 18 updated the Fayette County Board of Education on the group’s efforts pertaining to the initiative on the November ballot. Sullivan in his comments spoke about the importance of continuing the E-SPLOST. Above, Neil Sullivan speaks about E-SPLOST. Photo/Ben […]

Coweta schools wrap up growth ‘conversations’

Coweta schools wrap up growth ‘conversations’

The Coweta County School System has concluded four of its five planned “community conversations” with parents and citizens to discuss future school growth. The final meeting will be held at East Coweta Middle School. School system spokesman Dean Jackson the meetings included the presentation of data pertaining to the current and anticipated future growth trends […]

Fayette school system among top 3 in Georgia high school graduation rates

Fayette school system among top 3 in Georgia high school graduation rates

Fayette graduation rate falls slightly but remains second highest in metro Atlanta, third highest in state Fayette’s 2017 high school graduation rate remains strong at 89.3 percent, with the school system posting the second highest rate in the metro Atlanta area for the second consecutive year, according to Melinda Berry-Dreisbach, spokesperson for the Fayette County School System. […]

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