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AT&T donates $60K to Coweta drop-out prevention program

From left, front row, are Superintendent Steve Barker, Coweta CIS Chairman Dennis McEntire, AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs Rich Johnson, Coweta CIS board member Mary Ann Bell and Coweta CIS Vice Chair Lisa Smith; back row, from left, are Coweta CIS board members Donna Brooks, Gerald Kemp, Rhodes Shell, Beverly Yeager, Jac Counts, Lisa McDonald, Carole Ann Fields, Garnet Reynolds, Vince Bass and Matt Brass. Photo/Special.

A large donation by AT&T will provide support for site coordinators working with the Coweta Communities In Schools (CIS) program.

The $60,000 donation was presented by AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs Rich Johnson to the Coweta County Board of Education at its March 11 meeting. CIS is the nation’s leading drop-out prevention program. Read More»

Emory University comes to F’ville’s Pinewood Studios

Screen shot of Emory at Pinewood Studios’ new website.

The first college-level film-making courses are coming this summer to Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, the vanguard of a consortium of post-secondary education providers with courses geared to training graduates for the film and digital industries.

Emory University plans to teach a portion of its summer program in the Pinewood Production Centre. The university on its website said Emory at Pinewood Atlanta Studios will provide a “fully-integrated practical and academic film experience.” Read More»

Peeples Elem. needs votes for video contest

Peeples Elementary needs community support as it seeks to win a national contest as one of the nation’s “most innovative” schools.

Peeples is one of 103 schools in the running for the honor, and needs votes for its online video submitted as part of the competition. The votes will count towards 30 percent of the school’s total score.

The winning school will receive $60,000 in products and services from Follett School Solutions.

The school submitted its Cultural Arts Week Immersion program for consideration in the contest. To vote for the video, visit www.follettchallenge.com. Read More»

Career fair gives SCHS students inside scoop

Athletic trainer Laura Taylor (R) and student Jaila Lewis talk about career opportunities. Photo/Special.

Most high school juniors and seniors have decided what their probable careers will be after graduation, but for some the choice is based on perception and not reality.

Sandy Creek High is the only high school in the county that provides its juniors and seniors with an opportunity to learn inside knowledge about various careers of interest through a career fair that has been organized by the school’s counselors for the last 14 years. Read More»

Fayette schools pilot digital media career pathway

Toon Boom trainer Marie-Eve Chartrand flew in from the company’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada for two days of training on Storyboard Pro software. She is seen helping Dr. Tom Lewis of Whitewater High (R) as fellow teachers from Whitewater High, Dennis Bergeron and Renee Waters (L), work on their projects. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County School System is developing a pilot program designed to create a career pathway in digital media. The March 4 announcement was made at Sandy Creek High School as representatives from Canadian animation software company Toon Boom gave teachers from two of the county’s high schools and two middle schools a hands-on look at the technology. Read More»

FCHS students set focus on career preparation

From left, front row: Shardaya Jones, Lisa Roque, Lauren Coachman, Tassia Drame, Kaylee Satterwhite, Gabrielle Hazard, and Farrukh Ali. Back row: Reezaan Bharwani, Josh Ward, Samir Davis, Esteban Rodriguez, Aaron Campbell, and Ian Douglas. Photo/Special.

CTAE (Career, Technical and Agricultural Education) students at Fayette County High took the month of February to explore the world of work and how to prepare for their future careers after graduation. Read More»

MHS students use science fair winnings to pay it forward

FIRST founders, from left, John Childers, Keaton Wimbish and Kyle Ewers (far right) with Jonathan Lewis. Photo/Special.

Three students with an interest in honeybees developed a science fair project last year that earned them a monetary award from the Tellus Science Museum at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. Read More»

ToonBoom in Tyrone — Fayette schools, Clayton State launch animation training pilot project

From left to right, ToonBoom’s Joan Vogelesang, Clayton State’s Janet Winkler, Fayette County Board of Education’s Lisa Collins. Photo/Clayton State University.

They were all gathered at Tyrone’s Sandy Creek High School on Mar. 4: the partners in a new venture with the long-term goal of creating a state model for animation training.

Clayton State University, the Emmy Award-winning Montreal-based ToonBoom Animation Inc., the Georgia Department of Education and the Fayette County Schools held a special event at Sandy Creek to announce an animation pilot project for Fayette County, and a partnership, “a partnership with a passion.”
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Coweta's shining STARs

Coweta's shining STARs

East Coweta High School student Yehong Zhu was named Coweta County’s 2014 STAR student on Feb. 28 at the annual STAR Student and Teacher luncheon hosted by the Newnan Rotary Club. Zhu, at center, stands with East Coweta Principal Evan Horton and her chosen STAR teacher Paula Corley. Corley teaches REACH (gifted) classes at White Oak Elementary School, and was Zhu’s fifth grade teacher. Zhu plans to study government at Harvard University after she graduates from East Coweta this spring. Photo/Special.

No winter storm makeup days needed in Fayette

Discussions with school principals in Fayette County resulted in a Feb. 26 decision to recoup the several days missed from two winter storms in February without having students make up the time with additional school days.

“After a lengthy meeting on the topic, the consensus among principals at all school levels (elementary, middle and high) was that modifications could be made to the existing school day schedule to accommodate the missed instructional days,” said school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach.

Berry-Dreisbach said all testing schedules will remain unchanged. Read More»

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