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Rutland High science teacher named VP for State Association

Rutland High science teacher named VP for State Association

The newest Vice President of the Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) is Bibb County’s own Brian Butler. Mr. Butler joined GSTA his second year in Bibb schools. He began teaching science in 2007at Miller Magnet Middle Schools. After three years at Miller, he transferred to Rutland High. At Rutland High he is the Science Department Chair and sponsor of the school's Student Council.

Faculty Members Complete GLISI Leadership Program

Faculty Members Complete GLISI Leadership Program

Select leaders and aspiring leaders from Bibb County participated in a leadership development program sponsored by the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement, also known as GLISI.

GLISI helps districts to find, grow and keep great leaders, who in turn grow and keep great teachers, in schools and in the district. GLISI's leadership development programs are designed to support a leader’s growth at all points along the leadership career continuum. The programs are performance-based. GLISI believes that the ability to think, write and talk about leadership is important; however, being able to put leadership skills into practice to achieve measurable results is more important.

The following faculty and staff are members of Cohort 42 for GLISI. The team attended training January 13-15 and February 24-26, 2014.

Dr. Sharon Campbell

Dr. Julia Daniely

Jarvis Denmark

Sydney Elkin

Sharon Ferrel

Janice Flowers

Central, Howard Seniors Receive National Merit, National Achievement Awards

Central, Howard Seniors Receive National Merit, National Achievement Awards

The National Merit Scholarship Program and the National Achievement Scholarship Program are programs of academic competition for both recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Bragg Jam bands announced

Bragg Jam bands announced

The Bragg Jam board announces some of the bands scheduled to perform for the 2014 Bragg Jam Concert Crawl in downtown Macon.

Tickets go on sale May 1 at braggjam.org

The Saturday, July 26 crawl features the following bands (more bands to be announced at a later date):

Cherry Blossom Festival officially opens Friday

Cherry Blossom Festival officially opens Friday

It's time to wear pink in honor of Macon's Cherry Blossom Festival.

The official opening ceremony kicks off the festival Friday, March 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Central City Park.

Then, festival-goers can enjoy trolley tours, cemetery spirit strolls, a military ball, lantern tours and a concert, all on Friday.

Soapbox Derby calling for car submissions

Soapbox Derby calling for car submissions

Magnolia Street Soapbox Derby calls for car submissions for this year's race. This year's event is on Saturday, April 12 at noon.

Full Details: Soapbox Derby Submissions

Hutchings Culinary Arts Team advances to state competition

Hutchings Culinary Arts Team advances to state competition

Hutchings Career Center's Culinary Arts program has advanced to state competition after winning first place at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Regional Competition on Saturday, March 1.

The Hutchings team, under the direction of Culinary Arts teacher Chef Leslie Hurdle, defeated teams from Houston, Muscogee and Dougherty counties. The competition took place at the FCCLA's Camp John Hope in Fort Valley.

Hutchings students Holly Carter, Jose Rodriguez and Romeo Wright will compete in the FCCLA state finals in Athens March 20-22.