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McIntosh, Whitewater top Fayette graduation rates

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) announced last week that statewide high school graduation rates have risen to an all-time high of nearly 81 percent. While great for Georgia, the Fayette County School System for the same period showed a metro Atlanta-topping graduation rate of 94 percent.

The county’s individual high schools saw graduation rates ranging from 91-97 percent, according to figures released by the Fayette County School System. Read More»

Whitewater band wins second Grand Championship

Whitewater band wins second Grand Championship

The Wildcat Marching Band had an outstanding performance last Saturday, Oct. 30 at the "LaFayette Marching Classic" at Fayette County High School. In Prelims the band placed 1st in the Class 4A division, receiving all superior ratings for band, percussion, and color guard. The color guard and percussion also placed placed 1st in Class. Read More»

Quilters at Fayette Montessori's Pioneer Day

Quilters at Fayette Montessori's Pioneer Day

Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent community outreach recently attended Fayette Montessori School for their Pioneer Day. Students learned about the art of quilting and completed a quilt block.  Join Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent at an upcoming meeting, contact qgscpresident@gmail.com. Photo/Special.

Kedron kids sing songs of Seuss

Kedron kids sing songs of Seuss

The second grade students at Kedron Elementary School recently performed “Seussical the Musical” based on books by Dr. Seuss. They performed songs from “McElligott's Pool,” “Horton Hears a Who,” “Oh the Thinks You Can Think,” and “Green Eggs and Ham.”

Sara Harp Minter students study early exploration of the Americas

Sara Harp Minter students study early exploration of the Americas

Fourth grade students at Sara Harp Minter Elementary have been studying Early Exploration of the Americas. Their studies culminated by choosing a minimum of 3 detailed projects on Early Exploration. Projects reflected their understanding of challenges and problems solved by early explorers who had limited technology to guide them. Students created New World Menus, Papier-mâché globes showing routes taken by explorers, built ships reflective of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria, and showed their artistic abilities by drawing monsters, giant creatures, and mermaids in the ocean. Read More»

Whitewater technology students win award at state fair

Whitewater technology students win award at state fair

Whitewater Technology Student Association students, from left, Parker Armagost, Daniel Rawson, Mack Kriesch, and Josh Hyde competed in a Member Recruitment Challenge at the Georgia State Fair and won third in the state. In addition to the pictured members, Katie Cassidy, Breanna Sommers, and Will Butler also placed third in the state in the T-Shirt Design Challenge.

School system participates in shoebox project

Students and shoeboxes at Spring Hill Elementary

Dignity, hope and confidence are what employees of the Fayette County Public School System have packed into shoeboxes for neighbors in need. Read More»

DECA officers elected

DECA officers elected

Members of the Whitewater High DECA Club have selected their 2010-2011 slate of officers. The officers were elected based on their leadership, character, and devotion to the club.

The new officers are Drew Huelfer and Danielle Jordan (co-presidents); Erin Mahlbacher and Lia Poulson (vice presidents of social activities); Mikayla Stewart (vice president of communication); Alex Resnak (vice president of recruitment); Emily Layland (secretary); Yanna Banks and Kayla Maxwell (historians); and Tanner Sweatman (team assistant). Read More»

Top sellers from FIS get a treat

Top sellers from FIS get a treat

Fayetteville Intermediate School’s top Sally Foster fund raisers were treated to a limousine ride and lunch at McDonalds. Pictured are Taylor Davis, Mykell Williams, Bethany Colbert, Tamara Young and Kieron Wright. Photo/Special.

Cyber-bullying surfaces at Booth Middle

Cyber-bullying is a trend nationwide and Fayette County is no exception. A short-lived website called “Booth Middle School Lists” surfaced last week and was shut down a few days later. Aside from other information on the site, its originators also included a list entitled “I’m a fag” along with doctored photos of some students. Read More»

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