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The Sandy Creek High School AFJROTC Cadets excelled at Converse College’s Leadership Lab Activity in June.In a highly stressful and competitive environment 18 cadets from Sandy Creek stood tall taking top honors. We had four Honor Graduates, two Outstanding Flight Cadres and one who won the Iron Woman competition. Left to right top row: Gio Alfaro, Branden Spindler, Bradley Gibson, and Austin Culpepper. Front row: Kris Arellano, Evan Tapp and Briana Willis Photo/Submitted.

New Fayette teachers go through orientation

Amy Pierson, a new teacher at Spring Hill Elementary, shares a laugh with Tammy Strickland, an ESOL department lead teacher for the school system. Photo/Submitted.

Approximately 90 teachers new to the Fayette County Public School System took part in a three-day induction program to orient them with the mission, goals, vision, and teaching philosophies and practices of the system.

A breakfast kicked-off the induction, giving the new teachers an opportunity to get acquainted with each other and their building principals before the return of all faculty on July 31. Read More»

Fayette tops in Georgia on analytic geometry

Fayette’s students had the highest passing percentage in the state on the Analytic Geometry End of Course Test (EOCT) that was administered for the first time this past spring, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education.

Fayette shares its first place position with Jefferson City Schools and Buford City Schools, but it should be noted that Fayette tested more students (1,653), compared to Jefferson City (133) and Buford City (264). Fayette also has the highest percentage of students exceeding the standards in the state for Analytic Geometry, 21 percent. Read More»

Coweta welcomes 101 new teachers

101 new teachers were welcomed at the school system’s 2014 New Teacher orientation on Monday, July 28, at the Centre for Performing and visual Arts. Above, left to right, are Elm Street Elementary Principal Christi Hildebrand, and new teachers Kara Hooper (grade 4) and Kristen Bogumill (counselor), Atkinson Elementary School Principal Latrina Gates, and new teachers Mechele Jones (grade 2) and Christy Jennings (music). Photo/Special.

Coweta County schools welcomed 101 new teachers to the school system on Monday, and thousands of veteran teachers back to classrooms throughout the week, as they prepare to start the new school year on Aug. 6. Read More»

Fayette students said to do well on new Ga. tests

A new student growth model released by the Georgia Dept. of Education helped provide insight on how Fayette County school students are learning in the classroom. School system officials said Fayette students showed high levels of learning while needing to increase growth in some areas.

The Georgia Student Growth Model (GSGM) calculates growth percentiles by taking students’ previous scores on standardized tests and comparing them to those of other students in the state with similar achievement history in the same grade and content area assessed. Read More»

F’ville junior college gets planners’ OK

A request by Georgia Military College that would put the first college built from the ground up in Fayette County received unanimous approval by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on July 22.

The plan for the GMC campus on the southwest side of the intersection of Veterans Parkway and South Sandy Creek Road was before commissioners for a rezoning request and preliminary plat approval. The unanimous vote came with little discussion.

If approved by the City Council in August, Fayette County’s first college built from the ground up will open in August 2015. Read More»

Fayette’s first charter school to get a hearing

Parent and Liberty Tech Charter School representative Christi McCully. Photo/Ben Nelms.

New school would add 30 instructional days to the standard 180-day year

The Fayette County Board of Education will hold a called meeting July 28 and likely vote on the application submitted by the Liberty Tech Charter School. If approved by the school board or by the Georgia Charter Schools Commission, Liberty Tech hopes to open its doors in the 2015-2016 school year. Read More»

Sandy Creek's FBLA competitors win awards

National FBLA winners: From left, Ellie Klarl, Jamarcus Mathis, Tamara Lopez, Carlisle Vidourek, Rosie Jamison, Saridh Galvan. Photo/Special.

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter at Sandy Creek High wrapped up its inaugural year by bringing home high honors from the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville.

The team of Saridh Galvan, Carlisle Vidourek, and Tamara Lopez won sixth place in Digital Design and Promotion. Ellie Klarl, Jamarcus Mathis, and Rosie Jamison placed eighth in Hospitality Management. Read More»

Coweta beats state in final year of CRCT

The Coweta County School System in the final year of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) outperformed the state of Georgia on all grades and subjects. The CRCT test will be replaced with the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System during the 2014-2015 school year.

The CRCT measures student mastery of Georgia’s basic curriculum in the subjects of reading, English/language arts, math, science and social studies in grades 3-8. Read More»

Fayette’s 8th-graders score among best in Ga. CRCT

Fayette County eighth grade students scored among the best in the state in the recent Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT). The test will be replaced with the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System in the 2014-2015 school year.

School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said compared to other system scores released by the Ga. Department of Education, Fayette’s elementary and middle school students in grades 3-8 posted high pass rate percentages for meeting or exceeding standards in all subject areas tested. Read More»

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