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Ingram-Pye Elementary Facility Recognized

The new Ingram-Pye Elementary School has been selected as a Building of America Award project and will be a featured Gold Medal Winner on the organization’s website. The school was submitted by Parrish Construction Group, Inc. and was selected as a winner from hundreds of nominated projects. The feature may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/ingrampyefeature.

Ingram-Pye Elementary was part of the 2005 Capital Improvement Program and included the reconstruction of 30 classrooms and more than 50,000 square feet of building. Students have been provided natural light in the classroom, an interior courtyard, a science and art classroom, a literacy resource room, and access to the latest in educational technology. Faculty and staff now have access to a professional learning center, and parents have the ease of separate bus and car drop-off areas.

Northeast High School Horticulture Program Receives Grant

The Northeast High School Horticulture Class recently received a $925 Flint Energies 2010 Bright Ideas Grant to purchase materials and supplies for a Horticulture Therapy Garden.

Horticulture Therapy is an innovative treatment using plants and plant-related activities to assist in rehabilitation. The Garden will be implemented through the class’ advisory council members, which consist of master and community gardeners, as well as the nursery landscape, horticulture, floriculture and agriscience classes. The Garden is scheduled to be complete by October 2011.

The Northeast High horticulture program consists of students studying horticulture and plant science and getting hands-on experience in the many fields of agriculture and horticulture. Students are taught different types of plant and season flowers and how to properly care for them. Students are able to practice their classroom lessons in the school’s green house.

Miller-Motte Technical School Opens

Miller-Motte Technical College's new location has officially opened on Tom Hill Sr. Blvd., Monday, Nov. 8.

The new campus presents a variety of programs including Associate of Occupational Science Degree programs in: Dental/Assisting, Human Resource Management, Healthcare Information Technology, Management, Medical Laboratory Technician and Security and Investigation.

Certificate programs include: Clinical Office Assistant, Dental Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Office Assistant and Medical Laboratory Assistant. 

MMTC will create 60 jobs for the Macon community.

Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, Miller-Motte College was originally formed in Wilmington, N.C. in 1916. The college has grown to establish 15 campuses in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia over the years.

Mount de Sales Academy Cross Country Team Wins GISA State Championship

The Mount de Sales Academy boys cross country team won the 2010 GISA AAA State Championship. Following a regular season of first place finishes at every meet, the boys’ team went on to defeat Augusta Prep to bring home the championship trophy. The MDS girls cross country team, following their own unparalleled regular season, finished in second place in the state meet.





Mount de Sales Academy Seniors Play in GISA All-Star Softball Game

Mount de Sales Academy seniors Emmalee Reynolds, Chelsey Cashwell, and Liza Hardison were honored with selection to play in the 2010 GISA All-Star Softball Game.




Mount de Sales Academy Raises Money for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Mount de Sales Academy, led by the varsity cheerleading squad, raised over $3,000 in support of breast cancer awareness and research.  Funds were raised through Breast Cancer Awareness item sales and through the support of local businesses pledging “per MDS touchdown.” The check was presented to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Friday,Oct. 22, 2010.


Mount de Sales Academy Students Hear Speaker Vince Dooley

Mount de Sales Academy senior football players, managers and coaches attended the Macon Touchdown Club Nov. 2 meeting to hear guest speaker Vince Dooley.