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High School Band Partners with Fayette CARE Program for Holiday Concert

High School Band Partners with Fayette CARE Program for Holiday Concert

‘Tis the season for giving back or at least, the Fayette County High School Band, thinks so. The band has partnered with the school system’s CARE (Children at Risk in Education) program and for the first time ever, the Fayette County High School Band holiday concert will benefit high school students in need.

The band has partnered with the school system’s to help fulfill requests from high school students on the program’s Angel Tree. School counselors recommend students for the Angel Tree if they and their families are in need of financial assistance. Parents must work or be actively looking for work in order for students to qualify.

Groups and individuals who sponsor angels tend to gravitate toward younger students, often leaving behind those at the high school level. That’s why Dr.

Tyrone Elementary has been Chosen for Box Tops for Education Contest

Tyrone Elementary has been Chosen for Box Tops for Education Contest

Tyrone Elementary has been selected as one of 10 finalists nationwide in the Progresso Soup Box Tops for Education Contest.

The school entered the competition last month by submitting a photo and short description of how they would creatively spread the word about Progresso Soup joining the Box Tops for Education program. She says she made sure everyone in their cars knew that the soups now have the box tops and each are worth a dime.

Her campaign and the photo of Reed wearing the costume landed the school in the finals for the competition. Now, it is up to voters to select the grand prize winning school that will receive 100,000 box tops worth approximately $10,000.  If Tyrone wins, the funds will be used to repair playground equipment, purchase technology programs and instructional supplies.  

Here’s how you can help Tyrone Elementary get the most votes and win the $10,000 grand prize.

Fayette County Prepares for 2011 TOTY

Fayette County School’s are just one step closer to finding their 2011 Teacher of the Year. Last month, teachers’ at all 29 public schools voted for whom they thought embodied all of the characteristics they saw fit to be their school representative. Now, these school-level nominees are competing to become one of three finalists who will be selected as the county’s overall winner.

Nominees will complete a comprehensive application explaining their teaching philosophy, why they chose to become a teacher, what they can do to better the profession, and their thoughts and solutions on issues facing today’s educators. Three judges will read and independently rate each application.

Sandy Creek High Athlete Wins $5,000 for School

A Sandy Creek High football player has just netted his school $5,000 by being selected as the Sports Zone/Montlick & Associates Athlete of the Year.

Alex Chisum, a senior, was selected for the honor after being one of three finalists who received the most votes from an online survey. Chisum was selected as the Sports Zone Athlete of the Week earlier in the season, making him a candidate for the grand prize. He joined 10 other Athlete’s of the Week vying for the coveted award.

From November 6-14, the public was asked to vote on their favorite Athlete of the Week. The three with the highest number of votes were named finalists. A panel of judges with experience in television production and sports broadcasting selected the winner based on the athlete’s on field contributions (75%) and the athlete’s off field contributions (25%).

Chisum excels both on field and off.

Spring Hill Elementary Students Celebrate Veterans Day

Students dressed in red and white and holding American flags lined the hallway of Spring Hill Elementary to welcome over 60 veterans who were honored at the school on Veterans Day.

Both retired and active service military personnel from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard were recognized and thanked for their service and sacrifices. The students recited “Heroes Die for Me” and sang “Song for the Unsung Hero,” among a number of other patriotic songs, as their honorees watched and listened from the stage of the school’s cafeteria.

Among the honored guests was Lt. Col. (Ret.) Sharon Collins, former assistant principal of Spring Hill Elementary and mother of Army 1st Lt. Robert Collins who was killed in Iraq earlier this year. All staff members wore a star with Robert Collins’ picture in his honor. Also among the veterans honored was the school’s principal, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Randy Hudson.

Your Student Could be Fayette’s Most Outstanding Student

Think your student is Fayette’s Most Outstanding student? We’ll here’s your opportunity to tell them. The Fayette County Education Foundation is encouraging everyone to make a donation in honor of their child or grandchild.

For a minimum contribution of $5, a certificate suitable for framing with your special message will be given to your child at school during the last week of the semester; the deadline for this semester is November 29.

Most Outstanding Student forms, along with specific instructions on how to complete your submission, can be downloaded from the Fayette County Board of Education website, www.fcboe.org.

“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.