Starr’s Mill Deaf and Hard of Hearing Academic Team headed to nationals

Starr’s Mill Deaf and Hard of Hearing Academic Team headed to nationals

Laim O’Connell Named Most Outstanding Player For the eighth time in the past 12 years, deaf and hard of hearing teacher Cindy Hartpence has coached a team to the National Academic Bowl for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students that is sponsored each year by Gallaudet University. This year’s team placed in the […]

Too many kids at 2 elementary schools, BoE told

School zone redistricting: Some Spring Hill, Huddleston students may be moved; future reopening of Tyrone Elementary?

Too many kids at 2 elementary schools, BoE told

The Fayette County Board of Education has received a spot redistricting proposal for the 2017-2018 school year that would initially impact 54 students currently attending Spring Hill Elementary in Fayetteville and Huddleston Elementary in Peachtree City. A letter is going out to affected parents today about parent meetings at Huddleston on Feb. 16 and Spring […]

Booth STEM students refurbish golf carts

Students get real-life experience. Photo/Submitted.

Booth STEM students refurbish golf carts

One of the main focuses for Jason Bingel’s eighth-grade STEM students (science, technology, engineering, math) at J.C. Booth Middle School is to give students real-world problems and let them come up with solutions. In Peachtree City, it would be hard to find anything that fits the bill better than the repair and maintenance of a […]

Threat shuts down Coweta school

Threat shuts down Coweta school

  An individual who had made threats against a Newnan Crossing Elementary School staff member was arrested by law enforcement Friday morning. Classes at Newnan Crossing Elementary School were cancelled on Friday, Feb. 3, due to the threats, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson. Jackson said normal operations will resume on Monday, Feb. 6. “Newnan […]

Sandy Creek High School STEM students visit aquarium

Sandy Creek High School STEM students visit aquarium

Students in Sandy Creek High School STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Academy, a program designed to make today’s students into tomorrow’s professionals in science and technology, got a behind the scenes look at how STEM is used everyday by the staff at the Georgia Aquarium to care for and maintain the marine life and facilities. […]

Judge visits Peachtree City Elementary School

Judge visits Peachtree City Elementary School

Fayette County State Court Judge Jason Thompson recently visited third-grade students at Peachtree City Elementary School to discuss the branches of government and judicial process. Judge Thompson’s visit comes as an extension of the classrooms’ studies of the roots of democracy and the American government system. Students enjoyed learning about different aspects of Judge Thompson’s […]

Students dominate regional science tournament

Students dominate regional science tournament

Mostly Fayette County students will represent the Griffin RESA region at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair after securing the majority of first place victories in both the high school and middle school divisions of the 2017 Griffin RESA Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Fayette County students racked up over 75 percent of the first […]

GT grads announced

GT grads announced

The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute’s 252nd Commencement exercises Dec. 16-17 at the McCamish Pavilion. Local graduates include: Anthony Agnone of Fayetteville Lloyd Anders of Peachtree City Michael Avidano of Fayetteville Kinsey Blackamore of Fairburn Julia Borjeson of Fayetteville Nicholas Britt of Fayetteville Andrew […]

Schools pick up more five-star climate ratings

Schools pick up more five-star climate ratings

Fayette has more than doubled the number of schools receiving a five-star (excellent) rating on the 2016 School Climate Star Rating report with no schools receiving less than a four-star (above average) rating, meaning they are fostering a positive and safe learning environment for students. Of Fayette’s 24 schools, nine received a five-star rating compared […]

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