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Commission recognizes Education Support Professionals

At its June 7 meeting, Mayor Robert Reichert announced that May 20 had been proclaimed Education Support Professionals Day in Macon-Bibb County in conjunction with the Bibb Association of Educators Awards. The Commission took time that evening to recognize this year’s Education Support Professional of the Year, Rutland High School Head Custodian Beverly Harris.

In addition to the Education Support Specialist of the Year, BAE also awarded the Read Across America winner, Vineville Academy, a $500 Barnes and Noble gift certificate. Also, a student from Vineville and Alexander II each received a Nook e-reader.

To read more about the BAE Awards and to see pictures from the recognition, click here: www.maconbibb.us/esprecognition2016/.

$400K scholarship winner to hold presentation on paying for college

Marianne Riggins, who won a $400,000 college scholarship, will be hosting a presentation on how to pay for college  November 21 at Macedonia Church, located at 600 Eisenhower Parkway in Macon.

It will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All who attend will be eligible for the Ragins/Braswell National Scholarship.

For more information, click here or call 478-750-0040.

Community group to help Bibb Co. teachers restock school supplies

Community group to help Bibb Co. teachers restock school supplies

Amerigroup, a community partner for the Bibb County School District, will help teachers restock their school supplies during mid-semester mayhem.

According to a news release, it's a part of the group's Mobile Teacher's Closet. The restocking is Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. They'll be bringing six trunks of supplies to each grade level at the following schools:

  • Burdell-Hunt Magnet School on Fort Hill Street
  • L.H. Williams Elementary School on Pursley Street
  • Southfield Elementary School on Bloomfield Drive
  • Riley Elementary School on Greenbriar Road

 

Student leadership cohort announced, attends first session

Macon-Bibb County has announced its second cohort of leaders for the statewide Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS). This year’s class of 31 student leaders (a full list that is available by clicking here) came from a pool of more than 60 applicants, and they were introduced at a special event at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Downtown Macon on September 1. 

Rutland High to receive check for FAFSA participants

Rutland High to receive check for FAFSA participants

Rutland High School will receive a $1,000 check after completing a challenge from the Georgia Student Finance Commission.

According to a news release, the challenge was to increase the number of students who completed the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, this school year.

The presentation is Wednesday at 11:30 a.m at Rutland, located at 6250 Skipper Road in Macon.

Former Hunt Elementary to get new life

On Friday, April 24, the Macon Housing Authority and Macon-Bibb County District 3 Commissioner Elaine Lucas celebrated the redevelopment and revitalizations of the former Hunt Elementary School on Shurling Drive. The school is being converted to the Henry A. Hunt School Village and will have 60 multifamily, affordable housing units for seniors 62 and older.

Annual Student Art Show Opens Downtown

Annual Student Art Show Opens Downtown

Student artwork will be on display when the Annual Student Art Show opens this week at The 567 Center for Renewal. The opening for the show will be held Friday, March 6, from 6-9 p.m.

The 567 Center for Renewal is located at 533 Cherry Street in downtown Macon.

The art show is a collaboration between the Bibb County School District, the Georgia Art Education Association - District 5, and The 567 Center for Renewal. The artwork will remain on display through March 27.