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Vineville Voices Choir Joins MSO for Holiday Performance

Vineville Voices Choir Joins MSO for Holiday Performance

The Vineville Voices and Mercer University Children's Choirs joined the Macon Symphony Orchestra, led by Dr. David Keith, for a holiday performance on Sunday, December 1, at the Grand Opera House. The program was titled "Home for the Holidays."

Deputy Superintendent Reads to Students at Vineville Academy

Deputy Superintendent Reads to Students at Vineville Academy

Deputy Superintendent of Operations Dr. Kelley Castlin-Gacutan was the Vineville Academy of the Arts guest reader for the month of November. Dr. Castlin-Gacutan read the book "Extra Yarn" written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Geisel Honor Award winner Jon Klassen.

Southwest High Senior Wins Art Contest

Southwest High Senior Wins Art Contest

Southwest High School senior Tyesha Wells entered the Modern Free and Accepted Masons of the World Inc. 96th Birthday Celebration Design Contest. Her painting depicting the building the corporation started in won first prize. Tyesha received $50 and participated as a judge of floats in a parade celebrating the organization’s birthday.

Central High Students Donate Artwork

Central High Students Donate Artwork

The Research, Evaluation, Assessment and Accountability Department recognized five art students from Central High School for donating artwork to display in the office. As a thank you, the department had a small reception for the students, along with gift cards for each student.

Special thanks goes to art teacher Michael Gillies for his willingness to share the special talents of his students.

Students who donated artwork included sophomore Marlon Chester, freshman Breanna Ivey, senior Quinton Lee, freshman Nicole Seymour, and senior Aleena Solomon. The artwork was framed and will be placed on the walls in the department's front office.

Chick-Fil-A among 'Best Places to Work'

Chick-Fil-A among 'Best Places to Work'

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has made Glassdoor's 2013 list of the 50 Best Places to Work in 2014.

The fast food chain is No. 43 on the list, which is based entirely onemployee feedback. It received a worker satisfaction ranking of 3.8 out of a possible 5.0.

The top five places to work in 2014, according to the list, are Bain &Company, Twitter, LinkedIn, Eastman Chemical and Facebook.

Howard Middle Orchestra teacher receives grant for creative projects

Howard Middle Orchestra teacher receives grant for creative projects

Rachael Smith, the orchestra teacher at Howard Middle School, earned a $700 grant this fall. She applied for the Bright Ideas Grant through Southern Rivers Energy, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative in Barnesville.

The Bright Ideas Grant allows teachers to explore their creativity and design unique projects for their classrooms. Ms. Smith titled her grant, “Sansa Kroma: Teaching and Connecting Traditional Ghanian Music to Orchestra Students.” Sansa Kroma is a Ghanian children’s song that tells the story of a hawk that rescues small chicks and they learn not to worry if their parents die because the village will take care of them.

Ms. Smith plans to purchase four Remo tunable tubanos and a talking drum with the grant.

Bernd Elementary hosts poetry night

Bernd Elementary hosts poetry night

On Thursday, November 21, Bernd Elementary School hosted a Poetry Night. Students from each class or grade level recited a poem. The auditorium was full of parents and support.