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Mercer Village Hosts St. Patty's Day Party

At the St. Patrick's Day party in Mercer Village, Jonathan Wisdom and Caleb Thornley performed an acoustic set.

The video clip shows the guys covering "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls. Wisdom is a member of Macon-based band theKey and Thornley is a Mercer University freshman.

During the event, Barnes & Noble at Mercer University was officially welcomed to the Corridor with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening.


Macon State College Adopts “Blue Storm” Logo

Macon State College Adopts “Blue Storm” Logo

Macon State College has adopted an identity logo to reflect the new “Blue Storm” mascot chosen last fall.

The logo, designed by a firm that specializes in professional and collegiate athletics sports identity development, features the head of a menacing horse emerging from a background of blue storm clouds. The horse gained favor with a committee of students, faculty, and staff as a tribute to Macon State’s original mascot, the Mustangs.

Joe Bosack Graphic Design Company presented two versions of a Blue Storm logo to the committee. The two versions were posted online and the campus community was invited to give feedback. Of 620 responses, about 55 percent preferred the logo eventually recommended by the committee and approved by Dr. David A. Bell, Macon State’s president. About 33 percent favored the other version. The rest expressed no preference.

As part of his proposal, Bosack told the committee that:

Stratford Reaches Around the World With Art Exhibit and Drop-In Reception

Stratford Reaches Around the World With Art Exhibit and Drop-In Reception

Did you know that Stratford Academy’s 951 current students and their parents represent over 40 countries including the United States?

During the month of March, Stratford has displayed art and artifacts from nearly 50 countries as a part of the “Stratford Reaches Around the World” International Art Exhibit.

 The countries on display represent either exchange students who have attended or visited the school or the direct heritage of current families or faculty members.

Some of the art in the exhibit has been donated to the school by the international visitors.

Other pieces are personal items of parents’ and faculty members’ and have been loaned to Stratford for this display.

 Please drop in and enjoy our seeing how Stratford Academy and its families and alumni Reach Around the World.

Bibb County Kindergarten Registration for 2011-2012

Bibb County Kindergarten Registration for 2011-2012

Kindergarten enrollment registration for the 2011-2012 school year will take place from March through May 2011.

In order to enter a Georgia public school for the 2011-2012 school year, a child must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2011. 

The parent/guardian must reside within the school’s attendance zone as designated by the Bibb County Board of Education. Parents/guardians are required to supply the following documents at registration time to complete the process:

  • Child's registered birth certificate
  • Child's immunization records (Form 3231)
  • Hearing, Vision and Dental Health (Form 3300)
  • Proof of residence (Electric Bill, Gas Bill, Rental/Mortgage letter only)
  • Social Security Card

The Georgia Performance Standards for Kindergarten are designed to meet the educational, social, physical, cognitive, and emotional needs of all five year old children.

Middle Georgia Teacher Recruitment Fair

The Bibb County School District will host the Middle Georgia Teacher Recruitment Day in partnership with Middle Georgia RESA on March 19, 2011 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Westside High School.

Schools from six Middle Georgia districts will be represented to speak with potential teachers.

Each year, the Bibb County School District hires between 100 and 150 teachers, and they are specifically in need of Special Education, Math, Science and Foreign Language teachers.

Participants are encouraged to bring at least 20 copies of their resume.

“The annual Teacher Recruitment Fair gives our principals, teachers, administrators, staff, and those interested in teaching a chance to meet each other,” says Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Professional Development Dan Ray.

Miller Middle Hosts Math & Science Family Fun Night

Miller Middle School will hold a Math & Science Family Night on Tuesday, March 15 from 6-8 p.m.

The Museum of Arts and Sciences will have a live animal program beginning at 6:00 p.m., and the Central High School Science Club will facilitate activities for parents and students, including a working hover craft, a nail balance, a trash bag mummy, silly putty demonstrations, boom whackers, magnet demonstrations, a computer simulation of a missile launch, fossil and rock displays, and fungus observations.

Teacher Funds Classroom Material Through DonorsChoose.org

Recently, Vineville Academy Strings Teacher Patricia Baser had her fifth project funded through the website DonorsChoose.org: 47 single strings and 25 sets of violin, viola, and cello strings in various sizes. The $1,091 project was completely funded on February 25, 2011.

“The success of these string projects is a direct reflection of the value people across the country place on access to music education such as that available at Vineville Academy,” says Mrs. Baser.