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Coweta County Schools to hold orientation Aug. 2 METROCREATIVE GRAPHICS
BY REBECCA LEFTWICH firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents and students will have the opportunity to visit schools and meet teachers on Thursday, Aug. 2, the day before the start of the Coweta County School System’s 2018-19 school year. School orientation will be held at separate times for Coweta’s middle, elementary and high schools. The schedule is: • • •
Middle schools: 10 a.m. to noon Elementary schools: Noon to 2 p.m. High schools: 2-4 p.m.
Orientation provides parents and student s a n opp or t u n it y to find their classrooms and meet their teachers before school starts on Friday, Aug. 3. Te a c h e r s w i l l n o t b e av a i l a b l e f o r f o rmal conferences during orientation. A ll schools in the Coweta County School System w ill hold student orientation at the indicated times Aug. 2, but many schools w ill hold additional back-toschool functions. E a st C owet a H ig h School, for exa mple, is encouraging incom-
ing students to attend Freshman Orientation Night July 31 from 4-7 p.m. Rising freshman interested in attending the event can register at the ECHS website. Th at site a nd other Coweta County school websites are linked at cowetaschools.net. Each we b s it e w i l l c o nt a i n updated information on school-specif ic activ ities for the new year. Representatives from t he s cho ol s y s t em’s transportation department will be available at all schools during orientation and on the first
d ay of s cho ol t o pro vide information about bus schedules. S chool bus routes for the new school year also will be p o s t e d on t he s cho ol s y s t em’s we b s it e a nd on The Newnan TimesHerald website at www. times-herald.com . Pa rent s who w ish to enroll their elementary-age children in the school system’s tuitionbased After School Program will be able to do s o on Au g . at 1-2 at their children’s schools. Representatives will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at each elementary school.
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Register new students now to avoid rush BY REBECCA LEFTWICH email@example.com
School starts Friday, Aug. 3 , and parents of students who will be new to the Coweta County School System are urged to register their students now to avoid the la stminute rush. New student registration is conducted at the s c h o o l s y s t e m’s C e ntral Registration Center at 167 Werz Industrial Bouleva rd in New na n. The center is open Monday th roug h Fr iday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A ll registration is conducted on a walk-in basis. Enrolling a child for school is a three-step process: C omplet e a n on l i ne pre -re g i s tr ation for m , which can be found on the school system’s websit e at cowet a scho ol s . net . Online pre-registration may be completed at home, or at kiosks available at the Central Registration Office. G ather the fol lowing required registration documents:
– A state-issued, certified copy is required. Hospital cer tificates are not accepted; Social Security card for the student being enrolled.
Two items from the following list are required for address verification: Mortgage documents or a security deed which indicates the location of the residence; apartment or home lease or rent receipt indicating the cur rent address; and current electrical bill or an approved application for electrical service showing the current address (please bring the entire bill, to show electrical ser vice and address); proper ty tax records which indicate the location of the residence; voter precinct ident i f ic at ion c a rd or other voter documentation indicating the current address; state ID or driver’s license – current, not expired. (Students may only be registered by a biological parent or legal guardian. Proof of custody or guardianship is required if the registering adult is not the birth parent).
Immunization certificate – G e o r g i a
Depar tment of Human Resources immunization certificate form 3231 or a signed 30-day waiver. ( For s t udent s new t o Georgia, a 90-day waiver can be issued at the time of student registration.).
Proof of residence – Hearing-dental-
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Form 330 0 or a signed 90-day waiver. Immunization and hearing-dent a l-v i sion c er t i f ic at e s can be obtained from the Coweta County Health Depar tment (770 -25 4740 0) or from a family physici a n . Shor t-t er m
pre-registration forms to the Central Registration Office. Kindergarten registration is held for children who a re not cu r rently e n r ol le d i n a C owe t a County school. Students who were enrolled in a Coweta County School Take the required doc- System pre-K class duruments a nd completed ing the 2016 -17 school wa iver s issued to student s new t o G e or g i a during registration will a l low p a rent s ti me t o obtain the certificates, but student s m ay b e withdrawn if the certificates are not filed by the end of the waiver period.
year do not need to register aga in to enter kindergarten. Students must attend the school for which their home is distr icted. To find out what elementary school serves an address, call the Coweta County S cho ol Syst em Tr a n sportation Department at 770-254-2820.
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Sunday, July 22, 2018 | The Newnan Times-Herald — 3C
A community is only as good as its schools. And great public schools are a big reason why Coweta County is a vibrant and enriching place to live. Coweta County Schools combine a small-town, community-based feel with big-city advantages and opportunities for our students.
“A passionate and caring school system dedicated to excellence, energized by the notion of family, and committed to the success of each student.” That is how the AdvancED Accreditation Review Committee described the Coweta County School System, following their review for five-year reaccreditation of our schools in 2016. According to the independent team’s evaluation, Coweta Schools performed at much higher levels than the average AdvancED-accredited learning institutions, in terms of teaching and learning, leadership capacity, and management of resources. During accreditation, school system stakeholders – including students and parents, teachers and community members – described Coweta Schools in several ways: “Student-Centered” “Accountable”
“I would not want to be anywhere else.”
In the Coweta County School System, you will find schools among the top-performing in the state of Georgia and the nation: • On-time graduation rates and student performance on Georgia Milestones exams that well exceed state of Georgia averages. • Student SAT and ACT performance that exceeds state and national averages. • High rates of participation in Advanced Placement, college dual-enrollment and apprenticeships and work-based learning. • Distinctions such as a robust fine arts curriculum, outstanding athletic programs, a sophisticated technology environment including 1-to-1 pairing of students with Chromebook devices, and other advanced opportunities for students. • Honors that include AP Stem and Humanities distinctions, state Reward schools, Georgia School Boards Association Exemplary School Board, state financial awards, state and national distinctions for high return on educational investment, and Georgia’s 2018 State Superintendent of the Year. From academics to the arts to athletics – from college prep to career readiness – Coweta County Schools are committed to ensuring the success of every student. We invite you to visit our schools, tour the Central Educational Center College and Career Academy, or attend a performance at the Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. See for yourself why Great Schools are at the Heart of our Coweta community.
Dr. Steve Barker, Georgia’s 2018 Superintendent of the Year Josh Tate, Coweta County 2018 Teacher of the Year
To learn more, go to cowetaschools.net, or call 770-254-2800. To enroll a new student, call our Central Registration Center at 770-254-5551.
4C — The Newnan Times-Herald | Sunday, July 22, 2018
2018 TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Elm Street music instructor helps connect music to life
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Elm Street Elementary School music teacher Josh Tate, Coweta County’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, dances with students during the school’s Chuck Wagon Day celebration.
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Josh Tate has spent his entire career at Elm Street Elementary School helping his young students connect music to their lives. Ta t e , t h e C o w e t a County School System’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, said his selection was “an enormous honor.” His colleagues – as well as Elm Street Principal Christi Hildebrand, who has worked with Tate for nine of his 11 years at the school – say it’s his willingness to go above and beyond his teaching duties that makes him a successful educator. “The positive relationships he develops with all of us is the foundation for what he’s able to accomplish in other people’s lives,” Hildebrand said. “He opens car doors and ketchup packets with a smile each day.” Tate conducts the school chor us, directs school musicals and serves on the honor chorus board, as well as serving on Elm Street’s leadership, safety and positive behavior teams and heading up the school’s Monday running club. He spends his planning time visiting other classes, supporting the work of classroom teachers and students in an academic setting, Hildebrand said. He also has helped orga-
nize play days and cookouts in neighborhoods near Elm Street, and he even installed full stage lighting at the school on his own time. He accepted the award at a May ceremony honoring Teachers of the Year from 31 schools in the Coweta County School System, from which three finalists were selected. The other two finalists were Lori Beuttenmuller, an ESL teacher at Welch Elementary School; and Cathrine Nolan, a science and agriculture teacher at the Central Educational Center. Teachers of the year included: Element a r y schools: Cristy Fogle, fifth grade (Arbor Springs), Kelly Stephens, first grade (ArncoSargent), Christy Jennings, music (Atkinson), Kati Ferrell, EIP (Brooks), Ruthie Prost, kindergarten (Canongate), Debra Jordan, third-grade math (Eastside), Deanna Betsill, first grade (Glanton), Daria Lewis, second grade (Jefferson Parkway), Kim Robertson, fourth grade (Moreland), Amy Palma, four th grade ( Newnan Crossing), Wendi Oldham, second grade (Northside), Mignon Perry, third grade (Popla r R oad), Mol ly Breyne, fourth grade (Ruth Hill), Shavonnda Teagle, third grade (Thomas Crossroads), Kelly Brown,
fifth grade math (Western), Sheila Bealing, second grade (White Oak) and SteveAnna Williams, k inderga r ten ( Willis Road). Middle schools: Polly C r a f t , s e ve nt h g r a d e English/Language Arts (Arnall Middle), Barry Williams, eighth grade social studies (Ea st Coweta Middle), Emily Marziliano, special education math (Evans Middle), Kristin Davis, eighth grade math (Lee Middle), Angela Rembert, seventh grade English/Language Arts (Madras Middle), Carrie May, eighth grade English/ Language Arts (Smokey Road Middle) and Gordon Callaway, middle school literature (Maggie Brown Middle Alternative). High schools: Dekima Leaphart, science (East C owet a H i g h) , K at ie Hammond, U.S. history ( New n a n H ig h), Jody Haynes, math (Northgate High) and Lisa Ottavio, math (Winston Dowdell Academy). Coweta County Teachers of the Year are selected by their peers for the quality of their teaching, professional development, teaching philosophies and methods, contributions to education and their ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn.
Charter schools honor outstanding educators, staff ODYSSEY CHARTER SCHOOL honored second-
grade teacher Michelle Carter, who was selected by her peers as the school’s Teacher of the Year. “Although there were numerous candidates nominated this year, our winner was – by an overwhelming margin – Ms. Michelle Carter," Principal Scot Hooper said, announcing the winner during a celebratory post-planning meeting with Odyssey’s teaching staff last spring. Carter, a veteran teacher who holds a degree in elementary education from C l e m s o n U n i v e r s i t y, took over her classroom mid-year. “With no preparation time or assistance, Ms. Carter moved right in and began teaching,” Hooper said. “Not only did Ms. Carter receive the outstanding vote for Teacher of the Year by her peers, but we have received numerous positive comments from parents of the scholars in (her) classroom.” Carter received a trophy and flowers. She and her fellow teachers enjoyed a celebratory cake following
COWETA CHARTER ACADEMY AT SENOIA recognized
several of its outstanding teachers and staff members for the 2017-18 academic year. Patricia Hall received the Award of Excellence and Paige Bass received the New Teacher Award. Emily Carnes was named New American Hero, or Teacher of the Year. “I’m proud of the work these three professionals put forth for our students each day,” Principal Gene Dunn said. “They are model educators and CCAS is fortunate to have them on staff.” The Award of Excellence is presented to a paraprofessional or non-instructional team member who has an exceptional impact
on the school community and the lives of students. Hall, a 13-year veteran parapro, completed her fourth year at CCAS last spring. New Teacher of the Year is presented to an outstanding educator who is in his or her first full year of teaching. Bass completed her first year of teaching as well as her first year at CCAS last spring. T h e N e w A m e r ic a n Hero Award, also known as the Teacher of the Year, is presented to an outstanding educator who is in his or her second full year of teaching or beyond. Carnes, a kindergarten teacher, completed her fourth year at CCAS last spring. Award recipients were nom inated by CCA S teachers and staff.
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School principals share icebreakers BY LAUREL HUSTER The school year is fast approaching, and The Newnan Times-Herald reached out to the principals of schools in the county and asked them to reveal fun, little-known facts about themselves. These icebreakers may help calm the nerves of students who are heading back to school on Aug. 3.
GLANTON - YOVANDRA CURTIS
I have eight amazing grandchildren who always challenge me to try something new. Here I am pedal-boating with my granddaughters while on summer vacation!
COWETA CHARTER ACADEMY - GENE DUNN
I am a woodworker who turns pens.
ARNALL - PATRICK SULLIVAN
I am a thrill-seeker. I enjoy boating, motorcycles, skydiving, paragliding and fast cars. I am also a dog lover, and this is my dachshund Bella out on the boat with me.
AVE MARIA ACADEMY - MONIQUE DAVIS
CAROLYN BARRON MONTESSORI SCHOOL - BETH WAGSTAFF
During my life I have worn many titles: Daughter, sister, wife, mother, nurse, sales director and now Head of School. I love being a part of the CBMS family, and in fact I have been a part of CBMS from the beginning. My sons are all alums and I am Carolyn Barron’s oldest daughter!
ARBOR SPRINGS - JULIE DURRANCE
This will be my sixth year as principal at Arbor Springs. I couldn't ask for a more wonderful school. I am looking forward to the students returning – many teachers are already back and we are all getting ready for a fantastic new year!
WILLIS ROAD - JENNIFER WHETSTONE
I was a Girl Scout for 12 consecutive years and earned over 200 badges, pins and awards.
My favorite things include growing (garden & vineyard), catching (fly fishing) or harvesting (beekeeping: praying for allergies to reverse) anything I can serve up on my table surrounded by my favorite souls on earth... other passions include sailing, pretending to play guitar and I would be remiss if I did not mention my other life vocation as a Lay Dominican.
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EAST COWETA - JEANNETTE HALLAM
I have just started beekeeping, have two large hives of bees buzzing at my house and will soon be harvesting local wildflower honey.
NORTHSIDE - DANA BALLOU
I'm a graduate of the University of Georgia, and my son is a junior there now. We are big Bulldawg fans, and we have two English bulldogs – Chubb and Bull.
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School principals share icebreakers
CENTRAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - DAVID HICKS
I love to travel and see the many things that make America such a beautiful country.
NEWNAN CROSSING - TERRI LASSETTER
MADRAS - LORRAINE JOHNSON
Born and raised in North Carolina, I am an avid University of North Carolina basketball fan. And while I love college hoops, you will never find me cheering for our arch nemesis, the Duke Blue Devils.
EVANS - VERA PERRY-HARRIS
I'm a motorcycle riding junkie and adrenaline enthusiast.
I rappelled off of a bridge! I love traveling, bike riding, spending time with my family and friends and enjoying the beautiful outdoors!
ODYSSEY CHARTER SCHOOL - SCOT HOOPER
What you probably did not know is I am also a “mad scientist.” I am certified to build and launch high powered rockets by the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) and I belong to the Southern Area Rocketry group (SOAR).
WELCH - JANICE SMITH
I lettered in three sports in high school: Volleyball, basketball and track.
ATKINSON - BEN TARLETON
I cook the best ribs in town.
HERITAGE SCHOOL - KRISTIN SKELLY
I have an invisible cat that likes to visit the kindergarten students during share time. Her name is Fluffy and no one is ever allergic to her!
BROOKS - JILLIAN ANDREW
I grew up in South Florida and I am a HUGE Miami Dolphins fan.
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EAST COWETA - STEPHEN ALLEN I am a drummer and mobile DJ.
ARNCO-SARGENT - VICKI VAUGHAN
I lived on the island of Oahu, Hawaii for two years.
NORTHGATE - KEN KESSLERING
I visited the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico this summer.
CANONGATE - BETTY ROBINSON
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POPLAR ROAD - LESLEY GOODWIN
Fall is my favorite time of year. Friday night lights and Saturdays between the hedges! Go Dawgs!
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P.O. Box 280 Newnan, GA 30264 @CowetaSchools www.cowetaschools.net 770-254-2800
Coweta County Board of Education:
Larry Robertson (At-Large), Board Chairman larry.robertson@cowetaschools. net Frank Farmer (At-Large) email@example.com A my D e e s (1 s t D i s t r i c t) , Vice-Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org Sue L. Brown (2nd District) email@example.com Beth Barnett (3rd District) firstname.lastname@example.org Linda Menk (4th District) email@example.com Winston Dowdell (5th District) firstname.lastname@example.org
School System Administration
Jackson: 770-254-2736 School System Head Nurse Sally Millians: 770-254-2799 After-School Program: 770-2523016 Public Policy Director Mark Whitlock (Central Educational Center): 678-423-2009
Transportation (Buses and School Districts)
961 Smokey Road, Newnan Transportation Manager Judy Gresham: 770-254-2820 Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n A s s i s t a n t Manager Sandra Lewis: 770-254-2820 Shop Foreman Keith McCullough: 770-254-2820
Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts
1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan Director Cathe Nixon: 770-254-2787
School System Central Office
Board of Education Office: 237 Jackson Street, Newnan 167 Werz Industrial Drive, Newnan Superintendent Steve Barker: School System Main Directory: 770-254-2801 770-254-2800 Assistant Superintendent Marc Central Registration Center: Guy: 770-254-2802 770-254-5551 A s s i s t a nt S u p e r i nt e n d e nt A s s i s t a nt S u p e r i nt e n d e nt (Human Resources) Vince Bass: (Finance) Keith Chapman: 770- 770-254-2803 254-2817 Student Services Director Evan Public Information Officer Dean Horton: 770-254-2810
Curriculum Department Director Karen Barker: 770-254-2810 Assessment and Accountability Director Julie Raschen: 770-2542810 Director of Instructional Services/Gifted Schwanda Jackson: 770-254-2810 S p e c i a l E du c a t i o n D i r e c tor Melissa Casablanca : 770-254-2810 Lead Psychologist Lisa Quick : 770-254-2810 Federal Programs and Title I Director Melissa Wimbish: 770-254-2810 Pre-K indergarten and Title I Mon it or L a t r i n a G a t e s : 770-254-2810 Science Curriculum Specialist Donald White: 770-254-2810 Math Curriculum Specialist Michelle Clarke: 770-254-2810 L a n g ua ge A r t s Cu r r iculum Specialist Paula Baker: 770-254-2810 Social Studies Curriculum Specialist Phil Sykes: 770-254-2810 Human Resources Manager Julie Mosby: 770-254-2804 Human Resources Certification Janice Walton: 770-254-2809 Substitute Teacher Procurement Specialist Kelly Smith: 770-254-5540 Information Technology Director Jason Olvey: 770-304-7950 Comptroller Chris L atimer: 770-254-2732 Payroll Manager Stacey Barker: 770-254-2805 B e n e f i t s / Wo r k e r s C o m p . Specialist Vanessa Warner: 770-254-2731 Records Retention Patricia Wil-
School System Operations Office
Maggie Brown School 32 Clark Street, Newnan 170 Werz Industrial Drive, 770-304-5930 Newnan Skip Seagraves, Principal Operations and School Safety Director Doug Moore : 770-2542750 (Ext. 205) Central Educational Center Faci l itie s D i re ctor R on n ie 160 Martin Luther King Drive, Cheek: 770-254-2750 (Ext. 203) Newnan Mark Whitlock, CEO Facilities Coordinator Walter 678-423-2000 Drake: 770-254-2750 (Ext. 207) Mark Ballou, Principal
Wa r ehou s e (S h ippi n g a nd Winston Dowdell Academy Receiving): 770-254-2750 (Ext. 1 Dowdell Street, Newnan 210) 770-254-2870 Kevin Jones, Principal
School System Operations Office
140 Werz Industrial Drive, Newnan School Nutrition Coordinator Keshia Williams: 770-254-2808 (Ext. 204)
Westside/Burwell 10 6 Westside School Road, Newnan 770-254-2877 Connie Lytten, Principal
Contact information ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Arbor Springs Elementary School 4840 Hwy. 29 N., Newnan 770-463-5903 Principal: Dr. Julie Durrance Mascot: Gators Population: 449 Twitter: @ASESGators
Arnco-Sargent Elementary School 2449 Hwy. 16 W., Newnan 770-254-2830 Principal: Vicki Vaughan Mascot: Cougar Cubs Population: 400 Facebook: @ arncosargentelmentary Twitter: @ASELearner4Life
Atkinson Elementary School 14 Nimmons St., Newnan 770-254-2835 Principal: Ben Tarleton Mascot: Tigers Population: 423
Brooks Elementary School
35 Genesee Point, Newnan 770-683-0013 Principal: Jillian Andrew Mascot: Broncos Population: 704 Twitter:@BrooksBroncos
Canongate Elementary School 200 Pete Road, Sharpsburg 770-463-0053 Principal: Betty Archie Mascot: Cubs Population: 600 Twitter: @CanongateELM
Eastside Elementary School
1225 Eastside School Road, Senoia 770-599-6621 Principal: Leigh Munson Mascot: Bobcats Population: 487 Twitter: @eastside_ap
Elm Street Elementary School
46 Elm St., Newnan Phone number: 770-254-2865 Principal: Christi Hildebrand Mascot: Eagles Population: 514 Twitter: @ElmStreetELM
Glanton Elementary School
5725 Hwy. 29, Grantville 770-583-2873 Principal: Yovandra Curtis Mascot: Gators Population: 328 Twitter: @glantongators
Jefferson Parkway Elementary School
154 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd., Newnan 770-254-2771 Principal: Sean Dye Mascot: Panthers Population: 505 Facebook: @jpespanthers
Moreland Elementary School
145 Railroad Street, Moreland 770-254-2875 Principal: Melanie Perry Mascot: Wildcats Population: 485 Twitter: @MorelandES
Newnan Crossing Elementary School
1267 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan 770-254-2872 Principal: Terri Lassetter Mascot: Eagles Population: 923
Northside Elementary School 720 Country Club Road, Newnan 770-254-2890 Principal: Dr. Dana Ballou Mascot: Cougars Population: 385 Twitter: @NESnewsflash
Poplar Road Elementary School
Principal: Janice Smith Mascot: Bulldog Population: 781
Western Elementary School
1730 Welcome Road, Newnan 770-254-2790 Principal: Jan Franks Mascot: Eagles Population: 429 Facebook: @ westernelementaryga
White Oak Elementary School
770 Lora Smith Road, Newnan 770-254-2860 Principal: Andrew Clarke Mascot: Warriors Population: 643
Willis Road Elementary School
430 Willis Road, Sharpsburg 770-304-7995 Principal: Jennifer Whetstone Mascot: Wolves Population: 732
COWETA COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS Arnall Middle School
700 Lora Smith Road, Newnan 770-254-2765 Principal: Patrick Sullivan Mascot: Knights Population: 942 Twitter: @ArnallKnights
East Coweta Middle School
2925 Poplar Road, Sharpsburg 770-254-2740 Principal: Lesley Goodwin Mascot: Panthers Population: 585
6291 East Hwy. 16, Senoia 770-599-6607 Principal: Jeannette Hallam Mascot: Indians Population: 756 Twitter: @ECMSPride
Ruth Hill Elementary School
Evans Middle School
57 Sunset Lane, Newnan 770-254-2895 Principal: Dr. Aaron Corley Mascot: Eagles Population: 424 Facebook: @RuthHillES Twitter: @RuthHillES
Thomas Crossroads Elementary School
41 Evans Drive, Newnan 770-254-2780 Principal: Vera Harris Mascot: Cougars Population: 767 Twitter: @EvansCougars
Lee Middle School
3530 East Hwy. 34, Sharpsburg 770-254-2751 Principal: Dr. Fate Simmons Mascot: Tigers Population: 405
370 Willis Road, Sharpsburg 770-251-1547 Principal: Dr. Cindy Bennett Mascot: Timberwolves Population: 964 Facebook: @leemiddleschool Twitter: @LeeMiddle
Welch Elementary School
Madras Middle School
240 Mary Freeman Road, Newnan 770-254-2597
240 Edgeworth Road, Newnan 770-254-2744 Principal: Lorraine Johnson
Mascot: Eagles Population: 1132 Facebook: @MadrasEagles Twitter: @MadrasEagles
Smokey Road Middle School
965 Smokey Road, Newnan Phone number: 770-254-2840 Principal: Dr. Keafer Triplett Mascot: Wildcats Population: 682 Twitter: @SmokeyRoad
COWETA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS East Coweta High School
400 McCollum-Sharpsburg Road, Sharpsburg 770-254-2850 Principal: Stephen Allen Mascot: Indians Population: 3094 Twitter: @EastCowetaHigh
Newnan High School
190 LaGrange St., Newnan 770-254-2880 Principal: Chase Puckett Mascot: Cougar Population: 2272 Facebook: @NewnanHS Twitter: @NewnanHigh
Northgate High School
3220 Fischer Road, Newnan 770-463-5585 Principal: Ken Kesslering Mascot: Vikings Population: 1827 Twitter: @Northgate_High
PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS
Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia 6675 East Hwy. 16, Senoia 770-599-0228 Principal: Gene Dunn Mascot: Colts Population: 800 Facebook: @CowetaCharter
Odyssey Charter School
14 St. John Circle, Newnan 770-251-6111 Principal: Scot Hooper Mascot: Tigers Population: 400 Facebook: @ OdysseySchoolNewnan
PRIVATE SCHOOLS Ave Maria Academy
1250 Lora Smith Road, Newnan 678-590-1868 Principal: Monique Davis Mascot: Thunder the Dragon
Population: 45 Facebook: @avemariaga
Carolyn Barron Montessori School
195 Jackson St., Newnan 770-253-2135 Principal: Beth Wagstaff Population: 100 Facebook: @CBMSNewnan Twitter: @CBMSNewnan
Central Christian School
3613 Hwy. 34 E, Sharpsburg 770-252-1234 Head of School: David Hicks Mascot: Crusaders Population: 130 The
2093 Hwy. 29 N., Newnan 770-253-9898 Head of School: Kristin Skelly Mascot: Hawks Population: 440 Facebook: @theheritageschool. newnan Twitter: @THSNEWNAN
Trinity Christian School
8817 Hwy. 54 W., Sharpsburg 770-251-6770 Headmaster: Dean Demos Mascot: Lions Population: 1,236 Facebook: @TCSLions1 Twitter: @TCS_Lions
Sunday, July 22, 2018 | The Newnan Times-Herald — 5D
Biscuits back on the menu
Coweta County school lunch prices to increase BY REBECCA LEFTWICH email@example.com
Coweta County School Sys t em s t udent lu nch prices will increase by 5 cents this year, with element a r y lu nch r i sing to $2.80 and middle and high school lunches climbing to $3.05. Subsidies f rom the National School Lunch P r og r a m pr ov ide f r e e and reduced lunches to qua lif y ing students in
pa r ticipating school d istr ict s , l i ke C owet a County. In return, the distr ict is required to m a i nt a i n “ p a id lu nch equity,” meaning it must charge paying students an amount in line with the national subsidy for free lunches. Incremental increases in school lunch prices are necessary to ensure sufficient funds for the school system nonprofit School
Food Ser vice Program to cover the cost of meals served to students who are not eligible for free or reduced lunches, according to school officials. Cost for Coweta County School System employees lunches is $4 a nd adult v isitors pay $4.50. Reduced lunches for qualif ying students are 40 cents. The cost for all student breakfasts is $1 with the
exception of those students on reduced meals, who pay 30 cents. Breakfasts for Coweta County School System employees are $2 .25, and cost for adult visitors’ breakfasts is $2.75. Regular biscuits will b e b a c k on t he me nu at school cafeterias th is yea r, a more welcome change than price increases. School cafeterias will
be allowed to offer regular biscuits again after the Georgia Department of E duc ation’s S cho ol Nutrition Division decided in June no longer to require that only whole-grain biscuits be served to students. “Some of the restrictions placed on certain fo o d t y p e s h ave b e en lifted,” Superintendent Steve Barker said. Most students prefer
regular biscuits over the whole-grain kind, Barker said, so the demand for school breakfasts likely will rise. “Biscu it s w ith f lou r are a little more popul a r w ith ou r s t udent s who come (into school) i n t h e m o r n i n g hu n gry,” Barker said. “It will increase participation in the school food program, and that’s the goal.”
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