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Alexander II Magnet Receives Statewide Recognition

Alexander II Magnet Receives Statewide Recognition

Alexander II Magnet is receiving a Bronze Award from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) under its Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) for its high percentage of students meeting or exceeding standards on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.

Each year, the GOSA recognizes schools for excellence in student performance, and the Bronze Award is given to schools that are not in Needs Improvement that have 95 percent or more of students meeting or exceeding standards and 20 percent or more of students exceeding standards.

“We are so proud of our students and their achievement, and we are delighted and honored to have their hard work – as well as the work of our faculty and staff – recognized,” says Alexander II Magnet Principal Dr. Linda Bivins. “Our drive is for our students to exceed, not just meet, the standards.”

Bibb County Students Can Receive a Free Flu Vaccination

In partnership with the North Central Health District (NCHD) and the Macon-Bibb County Health Department, flu vaccinations will be offered to students free of charge beginning Monday, January 10.

Last year, the NCHD had the highest percentage rate for the H1N1 school vaccination program in the state, which included the efforts in Bibb County. Partly because of this, the NCHD received approximately 88,000 doses of the flu vaccine (which includes the H1N1 strain) for students at no cost.

“We have been given a great opportunity to prevent flu in all school-aged children at no cost to parents and no pain to the students,” says Dr. David Harvey, NCHD Health Director.  “If your child’s school offers the vaccine, please get it.”

Four Mercer Teams Recognized for 100% Graduation Rate

Four Mercer sports teams (men’s tennis, women’s golf, women’s tennis, women’s cross country) have recently been recognized by the NCAA for a perfect 100% mark in the recently released graduation rate figures.

According to a Mercer news release, the NCAA tracks the Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) data and also produces an NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figure that more accurately reflects overall student-athlete graduation by tracking and counting transfers. For the 2003 cohort measured over a six-year timeframe, Mercer had its men’s tennis (GSR and FGR), women’s golf (GSR), women’s tennis (GSR) and women’s cross country (GSR) teams post perfect 100% scores.

Central Georgia Technical College Nationally Ranked

Central Georgia Technical College is among the fastest growing colleges in the nation. That's according to Community College Week Magazine.

The school is ranked 9th nationwide with an enrollment between 5,000-9,999 and an enrollment increase of 24 percent.

Central Georgia Technical College is located at 3300 Macon Tech Drive in Macon.

To see the PDF issue of Community College Week, click here.

Macon State College Presidential Search Committee Named

The Macon State College (MSC) Campus Presidential Search and Screen Committee was given its charge Tuesday by the Special Regents' Search Committee and University System of Georgia (USG).

The 11-member Presidential Search and Screen Committee will create a position description, place announcements in relevant national media and will also conduct on-campus interviews.

The committee will forward the credentials of up to five unranked candidates to the Special Regents' Search Committee for the second phase of the search.

Mercer Basketball Offers Two Ways for Free Admission to Navy Game on Friday

Mercer University will offer two ways to receive free admission ot the men's basketball game versus Navy on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Mercer University Center.

Mercer The first way to gain free admission is for anyone presenting their military identification card at the ticket window on the day of the game.

The other way to receive free admission is to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the door on game day. The toys will be distributed to families of military members stationed at Warner Robins Air Force Base who are deployed abroad for this holiday season.

Howard High School Students to Perform at Governor's Mansion

The Howard High School Chamber Orchestra has been invited to perform at the Governor’s Mansion on Dec. 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. as part of the Mansion’s Holiday Open House.

Each year, the Georgia Music Educator’s Association works with the Governor’s Office to schedule groups for the Open House, and groups can only perform once every three years.

"We are honored to be selected to perform at the Governor's Mansion Holiday Open House,” says Orchestra Director and Fine Arts Chair John Sweat. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our orchestra and a chance to showcase our students; it will be an event they will remember for the rest of their lives."

The Howard High School Band will perform in the Macon Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 3:00 p.m.