Schools

Coweta names finalists for teacher of the year

Pictured from left are Coweta County 2013 Teacher of the Year finalists Donna Hightower (Thomas Crossroads Elementary), Randy Robbins (East Coweta High School) and 2013 Teacher of the Year Dr. Lyn Schenbeck (Central Educational Center). The three were among 31 Coweta County Teachers of the Year honored by the Board of Education and the Newnan Pilot Club last year at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Photo/Special.

The Coweta County School System has named the 2014 teachers of the year for each of its 31 public schools. Chosen by their peers, the teachers will be honored at a ceremony on May 1. The May 1 meeting will also include the announcement of the school system’s 2014 Teacher of the Year. Read More»

First science national honor society formed at Whitewater HS

Members of the society. Photo/Special.

Thanks to the efforts of Whitewater High senior Jackson Kirchner, the school system’s first national honor society for science has been formed.

History was made at Whitewater High on the evening of February 3 when 108 of the school’s juniors and seniors were inducted and became charter members of the county’s first ever Science National Honor Society. Over 150 students at Whitewater met the eligibility requirements and were invited to join. Read More»

University of West Ga. gets $284K to help school teachers

The University of West Georgia has received $284,326 in teacher quality grants to enhance the teaching of science, mathematics, language arts, reading and social studies at public and private elementary, middle and high schools. Read More»

Coweta schools to open Friday, Fayette resumes after school activities

The Coweta County School System announced Thursday night that all schools will be open for normal operating hours on Friday, February 14.

Coweta County school bus drivers rode their regular routes Thursday afternoon, to check for any trouble areas. What few were found were addressed with the help of the Coweta County government, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

Finalists named for Fayette Teacher of the Year

Better than an apple for the teacher — Fayette County Board of Education Vice-Chair Dr. Bob Todd (R) congratulates a surprised Dr. Kelly Jackson, music teacher at Crabapple Lane Elementary School in Peachtree City, for being named a finalist for teacher of the year. Photo/Special.

It is a “first” for the Fayette County Teacher of the Year program: all three finalists teach elective subjects: drama, music, and business/computer science.
This year’s finalists are David Spearman, drama, Starr’s Mill High; Kelly Jackson, music, Crabapple Lane Elementary; and Alexandra Vlachakis, business/computer science, Sandy Creek High.
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Fayette schools closed Wed. and Thurs., Coweta schools closed Wed.

Fayette County public schools will be closed Wednesday and Thursday and Coweta County public schools will be closed for students and staff on Wednesday. Both systems will close due to winter weather conditions forecast for the local area.

Fayette schools spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said schools will be closed for students and staff on Wednesday and Thursday. All extra-curricular activities for the two-day period have also been cancelled. Read More»

Fayette, Coweta schools to hold classes Tuesday

Schools in Fayette and Coweta counties will be open Tuesday. Fayette County has, however, cancelled all after-school and extracurricular activities due to the threat of impending weather.

Fayette County School System spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach on Monday afternoon said plans call for Fayette schools to be open Tuesday.

“Based on the weather information we have we’re planning to have school on Tuesday,” Berry-Dreisbach. “The winter weather is expected to come into the area on Tuesday evening after schools ends.” Read More»

Coweta won't have to make up snow days

The Coweta County School System has determined that no additional school days will be required to make up for student instructional days missed due to inclement weather over the month of January.

Superintendent Steve Barker informed parents of the decision in a letter sent to Coweta families on February 4:

“Dear Parents, Read More»

Snowday grade for Fayette’s school bus drivers: ‘Perfect’

One of the many Fayette School System buses delivering children to their homes safely Jan. 28. Photo/Special.

178 bus routes traversed on ice and snow without mishap, all kids home by 7 p.m. Tuesday evening

Bus drivers with the Fayette County School System have been called heroes for their actions in making sure children made it home safely during the onset of the winter storm that hit the county during school hours Jan. 28. Read More»

Top charter school wants to operate in Fayette

California-based nonprofit Heritage Classical Charter Schools (HCCS) has submitted a letter of intent to locate the Liberty Tech Charter School in Fayette County beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. The Fayette County Board of Education on Monday decided to delay the vote on an amendment to the existing charter school policy for 30 days to give the public time to provide input on the amendment. Read More»