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Team from Lane Elementary Wins Bibb County Readers’ Cup

Team from Lane Elementary Wins Bibb County Readers’ Cup

On March 21, six students from Lane Elementary School nabbed the Readers' Cup Trophy from last year's winner, Skyview Elementary School, during the eighth annual Bibb County Readers’ Cup competition at Burdell-Hunt Magnet School.

During the event, second and third grade students from nine elementary schools - Alexander II and Burdell-Hunt Magnet Schools and Bernd, Carter, Jones, Lane, Porter, Skyview, and Union Elementary Schools - competed as teams of four in a “quiz-bowl” setting for the Readers’ Cup Trophy.

Flexibility is allowed in the first phase of the competition. The process can begin with school-wide second and third grade teacher participation, selected teachers and students, or the media specialist working with selected students.

Students Honored at Reception for “The Art of Reading”

Students Honored at Reception for “The Art of Reading”

The Bibb County School District partnered with the Board of Trustees for the Middle Georgia Regional Library and the Macon-Bibb County Public Library for the fourth year to present “The Art of Reading” contest for students.

Students throughout the District were given the opportunity to read any book and create an artistic piece reflective of that book. Entries to “The Art of Reading” contest were submitted to the Middle Georgia Regional Library for judging.

“The Art of Reading is a wonderful partnership with the Library Board of Directors," said District Department of Fine Arts Director Ben Bridges. "The partnership motivates students to read and to express their creativity through the visual arts."

A reception honoring the winners was held April 4 at Washington Memorial Library in Macon.

Winners of the contest were:

Parent Academy Hosts First Parent Field Trip

Parent Academy Hosts First Parent Field Trip

Students in the District's Parent Academy attended a field trip with Parent Academic Instructor Dr. Tamica Means during the Cherry Blossom Festival. The group attended the Jack Golden Environmental Show along with students in the Bibb County School District on Tuesday, March 19.

The event was hosted by Georgia Power and the Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission. Lunch for the parents was sponsored Firehouse Subs on Forsyth Road. The class is pictured with show host Jack Golden at Wesleyan College's Porter Auditorium.

Bibb Co. Students Recognized for Book Artwork

Few things spark creativity in a child like a good book.

The Middle Georgia Regional Library is taking the magic of reading one step further, by honoring students for their visual interpretations of their favorite books.

"The Art of Reading" is a collaborative project, held by The Middle Georgia Regional Library and Bibb County Schools.

Four students were honored in the fourth annual contest,
which celebrates student literacy and creativity.

Ten Bibb Students Selected as Finalists for 2013 Governor's Honors Program

Ten Bibb Students Selected as Finalists for 2013 Governor's Honors Program

Ten District students were selected to participate in the 2013 Governor’s Honors Program.

Governor’s Honors is an annual four-week summer enrichment program for talented rising high school juniors and seniors, and is held at Valdosta State University. While there, students share the same commitment to learning and are given the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas under the guidance of the best instructors from around the state.

“The Governor’s Honors Program gives our highest performing students an opportunity to extend the depth of their learning according to their area of interest and expertise,” said Dr. Tandi Pressley, the District’s Director of Gifted/Advanced Academics.

Two Mercer Medical Students Featured in Documentary

The documentary discusses a concern that there is a lack of primary care doctors. A 2011 and 1986 Mercer medical alum are featured in the documentary, "Primary Concern." The show airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Grant to Showcase Macon's Highlights for Business Leaders

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia, through the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, has awarded $5,400 to Koryn Young for the College Hill FAM Tour. This event will help introduce people who work in Human Resources at our area's largest employers to the benefits of living downtown and InTown so that they can be advocates when they have new employees moving to town.

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia, through the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, has awarded 101 grants totaling more than $1.9 million to improve the College Hill Corridor over the past three years.