Schools

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»

A mini-nation

A mini-nation

Third grade students at Peachtree City Elementary School celebrated the culmination of their Mini Society unit with a Market Day. Classrooms worked together to build their own mini-nations, complete with individual currencies, economies, and job positions. Students then worked with partners to design a product, produce it, and market it to their peers. All activities were tied back to their studies of economics, wants and needs, and laws of supply and demand. The budding entrepreneurs pictured are Justin Humes and Jonathan Paparo. Photo/Special.

Students headed to nationals

Central Educational Center students Breanne Thompson (L) and Lauren Veal will compete in the 2014 SkillsUSA Championships held in Kansas City, Missouri June 22-27, as part of SkillsUSA’s 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference. Photo/Special.

Two students from the Central Educational Center’ (CEC) will be competing in this summer’s SkillsUSA national championships in Kansas City, Missouri.

Breanne Thompson (Central Educational Center, Northgate High School) won first place in Graphics Communications at this year’s SkillsUSA Georgia competitions and Lauren Veal (Central Educational Center, Newnan High School) won first place in Early Childhood Education. Read More»

West Georgia Technical College sees increase in students at Coweta campus

The new West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) campus opened in Coweta County nearly a year ago. A report on the status of the new campus and WGTC’s efforts in Coweta was presented at a recent meeting of the Coweta County Commission. The report noted a large increase in the number of students at the Turkey Creek Road campus and the Central Educational Center in Newnan since last fall.

Located on Turkey Creek Road near Interstate 85, the new campus opened in August 2013. Read More»

College baseball signee from McIntosh

McIntosh senior Charles “Tre’’ Hudak III has recently signed to play baseball at Reinhardt University and study physical therapy. Seated are parents Chuck and Raelynn Hudak. Standing, from left, are McIntosh head coach Brad Campbell and pitching coach Scott Camp. Photo/Special.

Trade school signs up to produce film workers

Griffin’s Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) is about to get in on the action created by the arrival of Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville. SCTC has been approved to create the Georgia Film Institute (GFI), which will provide technical certificates for use in the growing film industry.

SCTC Director of Marketing and Public Relations Anna Taylor on June 4 said the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia approved the first five film and television technical certificates of credit created by Griffin-based SCTC. Read More»

Common Core tests v. 2.0 arrive in Fayette

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Two familiar mainstay tests used by Georgia schools are about to pass into history. The Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) and the End of Course Tests (EOCT) will be replaced next school year with the Georgia Milestones Assessment System, also aligned to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.

Ga. Dept. of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said school systems across the state will implement the new Georgia Milestones testing system during the 2014-2015 academic year. The new system will replace both the CRCT and EOCT. Read More»

A new spin on an old favorite

A new spin on an old favorite

The talents of the third grade class at St. Paul Lutheran School were showcased at their production of “Charlotte’s Web “after completing a study of the book by E.B. White. St. Paul Lutheran School is a Christian school in Peachtree City serving children ages one through grade eight and their families. For more information about the school, please call 770-486-3545 or visit their website at stpaulptc.org. Photo/Special.

Scholarship winners

Scholarship winners

The Peachtree City Optimist Club awarded scholarships to two high school seniors. Pictured are from left to right, Sierra Williams of McIntosh High School, Jack Finn, Optimist Scholarship Chairman,and Michael Johnson of Whitewater High School. Each of them was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. Photo/Special.