Coweta students in school, Fayette students out, on Wednesday

Coweta students in school, Fayette students out, on Wednesday

  Problems from Tropical Storm Irma resulted in Fayette schools being closed to students on Sept. 13. Coweta County students will have school Wednesday. The Fayette County School System announced late Tuesday afternoon that classes will not be held Wednesday, Sept. 13. Superintendent Jody Barrow said several schools do not have power restored and several […]

Whitewater High School teacher resigns after Antifa emails call him ‘pro-Nazi’

Whitewater High School teacher resigns after Antifa emails call him ‘pro-Nazi’

Whitewater High School English Language Arts teacher Joshua Hitson recently resigned his position at the school. Though there is no official comment on the move, Hitson’s resignation came in the wake of accusations made by the group Atlanta Antifascists, associated with the far-left movement known as “Antifa.” Information allegedly pertaining to Hitson was featured prominently, […]

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. […]

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