Tuesday, August 9, 2016

CIS again to benefit from Sunrise on the Square!

CIS is so excited to announce that we are once again partnering with Main Street Newnan and Mike Fitzpatrick Ford in this year's Sunrise on the Square Road Race on Saturday, September 3, 2016. All proceeds from the race will benefit CIS of Coweta County.

The Sunrise on the Square Road Race is a local favorite and has been held annually in Downtown Newnan on the Saturday before Labor Day for over 25 years. The race begins in Downtown Newnan and spans through "The City of Homes," where runners will catch a glimpse of our beautiful historic intown neighborhoods and commercial district. The race is a 5k/10k USATF certified course, where runners will enjoy the diversity of terrain, including long, flat stretches, and downhill and uphill sections. The Sunrise on the Square Road Race welcomes runners and walkers of all skill levels to participate. A "Tot-Trot" sprint is hosted after all the runners have returned from the finish line for all children who wish to participate. Their participation is free and takes just around 2-3 minutes to complete!

Early registration is available through August 20, and 2016 run T-shirts are guaranteed for all runners who preregister by that date. If you'd like to download a registration form for the race, click here. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

ECHS teachers treated to free school supplies

From left are Nathan Oertley, East Coweta Assistant Principal Jeannette Hallam, Dana Dobbs, Anna Pitts, EC Principal Steve Allen, Karen Cox, Erica Pater and CIS Site Coordinator Jessie Foreman.

The day before students arrived for classes, teachers at East Coweta High School were treated to free school supplies and equipment that will make their work a bit easier and more productive during the 2016-17 school year. The supplies were collected during the recent School Supply Drive for Teachers sponsored by United Way in Coweta County (a division of United Way of Greater Atlanta), which partnered with Communities In Schools of Coweta County for this year’s event.

“We are so excited about the success of the CIS program," said CIS Executive Director Gina Weathersby. “It has only been possible because of the support of the Coweta County School System and the teachers that work with our students every day. This wonderful donation of school supplies for teachers by United Way is a way for us to show our appreciation. We could not grow and achieve success without the support of United Way and our other donors and sponsors.”

Local businesses and individuals donated binders, chart paper, markers, compasses, erasers, flash drives, graph paper, hand sanitizer, highlighters, loose leaf paper, mounting tape, paper towels, pencils, pens, Post-It Chart Paper and Post-its, rulers, sanitizing wipes, sheet protectors, staplers and staples, tissues, white board cleaner and white board markers.

“The Communities in Schools program is an important part of our effort to serve students any way we can to help them become successful,” said Steve Allen, Principal of East Coweta High. “We appreciate everything they do, and we are thankful to United Way for their supports of our teachers.”