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Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Many parents and educators across the U.S. are coming to realize the benefits to students of Olympic Sport Fencing.  Sport fencing has been a small but ever present sport in America since the 19th century.  Usually, and erroneously, associated with the privileged class, it has found little place at large in the ball dominate sports arena in America.  However, that view has been changing rapidly over the 25 years.  The U.S. has grown steadily in world prominence including generation of World Champions and Olympic Gold and Silver medalist.  This growth is attributed with broader media coverage but also with a concerted effort by coaches and fencing enthusiast to promote this exciting sport at the middle school and high school levels around the country.  This moves fencing out from the traditional private salles (clubs) and college environments so as to make it accessible to everyone who is interested. 

OFTC Spring 2014 Scholar Lists Announced

OFTC Spring 2014 Scholar Lists Announced

Dr. Lloyd Horadan, President of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, is pleased to announce the 198 students on the President’s List and 370 students on the Dean’s List for the 2014 spring term.

To be eligible for the President's List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher with a course load of at least 12 credit hours during the semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 with a course load of at least 7 credit hours during the semester. 

MGSC designated as Yellow Ribbon School

MGSC designated as Yellow Ribbon School

Middle Georgia State College announced Monday they had sought and been granted designation as a Yellow Ribbon School for the 2014-15 academic year.  Granted by the Department of Veterans, the designation means MGSC can waive out-of-state tuition for veterans who are not legal residents of Georgia for the purpose of in-state tuition.  The Yellow Ribbbon  program allows public institutions of higher learning (degree-granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to help with tuition expenses that exceed the resident tuition and fees.

More information can be found by clicking here.  Veterans interested in finding out if the qualify can contact Tina Decheske, tina.decheske@mga.edu, or call 478-757-2681.

Mercer Bears pep up Hubbard Elementary

Mercer Bears pep up Hubbard Elementary

On Friday, April 25, five Mercer Bears' basketball players visited Hubbard Elementary. During the pep rally, the students cheered about ways to get ready for the CRCT. The students were reminded to go to bed early and eat a good breakfast to be prepared for testing.

The Mercer Bears impressed students with their basketball skills and told students what areas they have chosen as their majors. The Hubbard Tigers greatly appreciate the time that the Mercer Men's Basketball team spent with us.
--Courtesy of Misti Sikes

Elementary Schools Finding Creative Ways to Encourage Positive Behavior

Elementary Schools Finding Creative Ways to Encourage Positive Behavior

Bibb County elementary schools not only provide a curriculum-based education, but also set the foundation for life skills such as conduct. Throughout the District, faculty and staff have found unique ways to continue encouraging good student behavior with positive reinforcement, such as class parties and activities.

Heritage Elementary established a club program that is available to all of the school's third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. The club program gives upper grade students the opportunity to participate in an activity of their choosing every other Friday for 45 minutes. Heritage has a total of 16 clubs that students can choose from. The clubs the students can choose from include art, flag football, cooking, jewelry making, cheerleading, karaoke and a Wii club. The students must maintain their good behavior by getting no more than two points during a two-week period to attend clubs.

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

Mercer Football hosting summer camps for youth

Mercer Football hosting summer camps for youth

Mercer Football hosts summer camp sessions for youth, middle school and high school.

Check details and other sports summer camp session availability.