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“What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You” at Sandy Creek High School, November 11th

Fayette County parents and students are encouraged to come out and participate in the first of two Juvenile Justice/Community Awareness Forums scheduled for this school year. The first forum themed, “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You” will discuss issues like include school expulsion, bullying and cyber bullying, and texting while driving.

Parents of students ranging from eighth grade to high school are encouraged to attend to receive important information on many hot-button legal issues facing teens. This event is free and open to the public. “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You” will be held on November 11 at Sandy Creek High from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A panel of juvenile judges and attorneys heads of law enforcement, and school officials will lead the discussion.

Fraud Seminar at Sam's Auditorium, October 26th

The Fayette County Police Department, in conjunction with the United States Secret Service will be conducting a fraud seminar at the Sam’s Auditorium at the LaFayette Educational Center (205 LaFayette Avenue, Fayetteville) on October 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM.

The purpose of the seminar is to provide information on current fraud schemes, ways to protect personal information and what to do if you become a victim.

This event is being sponsored by the Southern Federal Credit Union and the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.

Admission is free, there will be information handed out, a short presentation, a question and answer session and promotional giveaways. All Fayette residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

For additional information about the seminar, contact Fayetteville Police Department Detective Mike Whitlow at 770-719-4222.

Movie Night at the Avenue to benefit CARE

On Friday, October 15, families can watch the movie, “How to Train Your Dragon.” Children’s entertainment and giveaways begin at 6 p.m. followed by the movie at dusk. Popcorn will be sold for $1 with all proceeds benefitting CARE.

CARE (Children at Risk in Education), a program of the Fayette County Public School System, is, now, able to offer After School Program (ASP) scholarships to families of elementary-aged students enrolled in the system’s schools thanks to The Avenue Peachtree City and its patrons.

The scholarships pay for a portion of the ASP tuition for a limited number of weeks. Parents have to pay the other portion of the tuition in order to receive the scholarship.

The Avenue Peachtree City raised over $400 this summer through Movies in the Park and Music in the Park.

SCHS Receives Sportsmanship Award

The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) and Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (GEMC) announced that Sandy Creek High is one of 38 GHSA-member high schools that will receive the 2010 Georgia EMC Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award honoring exemplary sportsmanship demonstrated during the 2009-2010 school year.

Up to 40 awards are presented each year, one for each of the five classifications within GHSA’s eight regions. Selected by GHSA region secretaries, the awards honor not only sportsmanship demonstrated by athletes, but also by fellow students, coaches, and spectators, making the award a tribute to the entire school community.

Representatives from the EMCs will present sportsmanship trophies to winning high schools within their service territories at presentations during fall athletic events.

Courtesy of Fayette County Board of Education