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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Fayette County Board of Education on Dec. 11 approved the purchase of 20 school buses for a price not to exceed $2 million using SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) funds. Awarded to Rush Truck Center, of Atlanta, the purchase includes 15 buses with a 72-person capacity and five buses with a 54-person […]
Parents of students who will be eligible to attend the Fayette County Public School System’s state-funded Pre-K program for the 2018-19 school year can register their children for a lottery drawing beginning Jan. 16. Pre-K programs are being offered at Cleveland, Crabapple Lane, Fayetteville, Huddleston, Inman, Kedron, North Fayette, Oak Grove, Peachtree City, Sara Harp […]
Students with the Sandy Creek High School Beta Club participated in the Marines Corps annual Toy for Tots drive, raising $900 for this year’s effort. Above, Sandy Creek High School Beta Club students worked to raise money for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots drive. Photo/Submitted. Sandy Creek High School social studies teacher Jennifer Sullivan, […]
Crabapple Lane 5th-grader used training to stop student from choking Quick thinking on the part of Crabapple Lane Elementary School student Frank Nevarez, Jr. recently saved the life of a school mate when he administered the Heimlich maneuver as the student was choking in the cafeteria. Above, Frank Nevarez, Jr., recently saved the life of […]
Every year the CARE (Children at Risk in Education) Angel Tree project collects gifts to fulfill the Christmas wishes of students in the Fayette County Public School System whose families are struggling to make ends meet. Above, warehouse supervisor Ron Ross (center) and two of his staffers help load Angel Tree gifts on to trucks […]
J.C. Booth 8th Grade Chorus students performed seasonal music at the Georgia Governor’s Mansion on Dec. 5. They were treated to a tour of the mansion by First Lady Mrs. Sandra Deal and enjoyed refreshments after their concert in the ballroom. The Booth Chorus director is Ms. Kara Post. Photo/Submitted.
Members of the Spirit of McIntosh Band and Color Guard marched in the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta parade on Dec. 2. Photo/Submitted.