McIntosh’s Van Zyl sisters win top award at International Science & Engineering Fair

McIntosh’s Van Zyl sisters win top award at International Science & Engineering Fair

After their brother took his first trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) last year, twin sisters Caitlin and Jacqueline van Zyl followed in his footsteps a year later, and like him, they wowed the judges and brought home a top award. Above, McIntosh High School students and sisters Jacqueline and Caitlin […]

New FCHS graduate tells BoE about her responses to bullying

New FCHS graduate tells BoE about her responses to bullying

Samantha Frazier just graduated from Fayette County High School. No stranger to speaking publicly to the Fayette County Board of Education, and no stranger to writing opinion columns in The Citizen, Frazier took to the microphone at the May 30 school board meeting to address bullying. For Frazier, bullying can take many forms, with some […]

Fayette BoE challenged to do more to help self-harming students

Fayette BoE challenged to do more to help self-harming students

The mother of two Fayette County school students wants to find solutions for incidents of self-harm, including self-cutting, that she maintains is occurring with children in the school system. Angela Menko brought those concerns to the public comments portion of the May 30 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. Menko is a mother […]

Record Fayette school budget to add 31 new teachers

Record Fayette school budget to add 31 new teachers

Starting salary plus benefits for each new teacher: $63,220 The Fayette County Board of Education on June 25 will adopt the 2018-2019 budget totaling $211.5 million, the system’s largest-ever budget. The school board will add 31 new teachers, with the idea of helping keep class sizes as small as possible. The school system had a […]

McIntosh, FCHS get new principals

McIntosh, FCHS get new principals

The Fayette County Board of Education on May 31 approved several school-level administrative changes taking effect for the coming school year. Among those will be a new assistant superintendent of student achievement and a new principals at McIntosh and Fayette County high schools. School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said Dr. Julie Turner, principal at Kedron […]

Fayette BoE to consider biggest ever school budget

Fayette BoE to consider biggest ever school budget

Proposed $211.5 million budget is about 4% increase over this year, will add more than 30 teaching slots It is the time of the year when school has ended, and the annual school system budget adoption is around the corner. For the Fayette County Board of Education, members will soon consider a $211.5 million budget, […]

Fayette leads the way in creative arts for students

Fayette leads the way in creative arts for students

A first in Georgia: Academic credit for dramatic writing course for film, digital art content creation The Fayette County School System has partnered with the Georgia Department of Education (DOE), Georgia Film Academy, Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia (USG) to create a new English Language Arts course in dramatic […]

Fayette middle-schoolers can explore creative arts careers in pilot program

Fayette middle-schoolers can explore creative arts careers in pilot program

Middle school students enrolled in Fayette County Public Schools who are interested in occupations connected to the creative arts will be able to explore career opportunities through a new pilot program housed next school year at Rising Starr Middle School. Above, Rising Starr Middle School students celebrate the close of the school year. Photo/School’s Facebook […]

Fayette’s Terry Oatts named to be Rockdale schools superintendent

Fayette’s Terry Oatts named to be Rockdale schools superintendent

Fayette County School System Assistant Superintendent of Student Achievement Dr. Terry Oatts will be leaving for his new post as superintendent of the Rockdale County School System. Oatts has served in Fayette since June 2014. “Serving as assistant superintendent of Student Achievement for Fayette County Public Schools for the last four years has been one […]

5 Fayette schools to graduate 1,697 seniors this week

5 Fayette schools to graduate 1,697 seniors this week

Rain may dampen Fayette high schools’ graduation ceremonies Friday   Be prepared to change your graduation night plans, courtesy of the weather forecast. “Current weather forecasts are predicting rain for this Friday, which also happens to be graduation day. All of our high schools are aware of the forecasts, and are monitoring the weather situation […]

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