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CGTC Selects 2011 EAGLE Ambassador

CGTC Selects 2011 EAGLE Ambassador

Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Adult Education student Julian Gallemore was selected as CGTC’s 2011 Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Ambassador.

Winter Graduation Rescheduled

Due to the district being closed during the recent winter storm, the Bibb County School District has rescheduled its Winter Graduation Exercises for Wednesday, January 26, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the Central High School Auditorium.

Almost 50 students from all seven high schools will participate in the ceremony, and this year’s featured speakers are Rutland High School Senior Eunice Waters and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mack Bullard.

Heritage Elementary Holds Parent Workshop

Heritage Elementary will host a workshop for parents on Tuesday, January 25 from 5-6 p.m. titled Improving Math and Homework Skills.

The workshop will be led by the school’s Professional Learning Coach, Rhonda Jones, and she will provide engaging strategies to increase math scores and creative ways to make homework fun.

This workshop is one in a series of opportunities for parents to learn more about how they can better support their child’s education.

Other workshops have included: What Does Title I Mean?, Family Literacy Night and Computer Basics and Internet Safety.  More than 400 parents attended the Family Literacy night, and other workshops have averaged 15-25 parents.

Westside High Students Open & Manage Spear-It Shop

“This is an historic day for Westside High School,” Westside High DECA Vice President Kiara Fuller told the assembled guests at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the school’s new store. “The Spear-It Shop is a school-based enterprise designed to teach students all aspects of running a business. As one of Ms. Wall’s Marketing students, I am proud that I was able to be a part of this process.”

Students, teachers, school and district administrators, and community members gathered at the school on Tuesday January 18 to celebrate the opening of the store as an opportunity for students in the Marketing Career Pathway.

Central High IB Group 4 Project Presentations

In the junior year of Central High School’s International Baccalaureate program, students are required to participate in and present their Group 4 projects.

Based in their science classes, either physics standard level or even biology higher level, they split into groups, select leaders, identify the problems, set up labs, collect data, conduct field work, complete four formal lab write-ups, log their time, complete a journal of materials, and make a presentation. 

For this year’s field work, students took a field trip to High Falls State Park.

This year’s Group 4 projects will be presented on Thursday, January 20 from 3-4 p.m. in the school’s Auditorium.

Macon State College Announces Black History Month Activities

Macon State College’s 2011 Black History Month activities will feature the chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and a look into the history of jazz. Both events are free and open to the public.

Marquetta L. Goodwine, officially known as Queen Quet, chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, will present a program on the Gullah/Geechee people at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in the Arts Complex Theater at Macon State College.

The Gullah are African Americans who live in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and Georgia, which includes both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands. The Gullah people and their language are also called Geechee, a Macon State College news release says.

The Gullah are known for preserving more of their African linguistic and cultural heritage than any other African-American community in the United States. Queen Quet is a published author, computer scientist, mathematician, historian, and preservationist.

First Presbyterian Day School Wins Robotics Competition

First Presbyterian Day School Wins Robotics Competition

Students from the First Presbyterian Day School in Macon, GA hold the First Place Trophy they won at the STARBASE ROBINS FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League Regional Robotics Tournament at the Museum of Aviation January 8, 2011. 

The group beat out 36 other teams at the Museum which was the location of one of three regional tournaments held in Georgia.

The team also won an award for Best Robot Performance.

The FPD Day School “Team Red” will now compete at the FIRST Lego League State Tournament to be held at Georgia Tech on January 29, 2011. 

This year’s tournament theme was Body Forward which focuses on medicine. 

Students competed in three rounds of competition with a robot they built themselves to complete tasks on a large competition board. 

They also gave two presentations about medical research to a panel of judges.