Residents of the 8th Congressional District will be able to meet with state Board of Education representative Wanda Barrs in November.
Barrs will host an open public hearing Nov. 10 at Mary Persons Freshman Campus, 25-A Brooklyn Ave. in Forsyth.
Attendees who would like to speak at the forum should sign in when they arrive.
For more information about the event, contact Brenda Turner at the state Board of Education at (404) 657-7410 or email@example.com. Those requiring assistance or auxiliary aids for the event should also contact Turner.
FPD selling cookbooks and will hold silent auction
First Presbyterian Day School is selling a cookbook that will be available Nov. 7.
By His Hands includes almost 500 recipes alongside inspirational Bible verses, with cover art by FPD graduate and renowned artist Steve Penley.
The cookbooks sell for $25, with a 10 percent discount on purchases of six or more, according to a school news release.
Order forms for By His Hands are available at the school, at www.fpdmacon.org and by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The school is also hosting Taste of FPD on Saturday, which will feature a silent auction. Event tickets are $30 and include a light meal and entertainment. To attend, call (478) 477-6505.
University System of Georgia chancellor visits Georgia College
Hank Huckaby, the new chancellor of the University System of Georgia, visited Georgia College & State University on Thursday as part of his tour of the states 35 public universities and colleges.
I met with some very dedicated faculty and students, who brought up some issues but who clearly appreciate the Georgia College experience and said the kinds of positive things that any chancellor would like to hear, Huckaby said in a release from the school.
Georgia College is among the last of the state universities on Huckabys tour, which he expects to conclude within the next week.
Huckaby spent the afternoon touring the campus, including historic buildings in need of renovation. The university is seeking $10.6 million in state bonds to renovate Ennis Hall for instructional use, and it also hopes to renovate the Old Courthouse, Terrell Hall, Mayfair Hall and Beeson Hall in the future.
The tour concluded with a visit to the Health Sciences Building, which underwent a successful renovation and reopened in fall 2009.
Huckaby also toured the Central State Hospital campus, located three miles south of the universitys main campus. Georgia College and the city of Milledgeville have submitted a proposal to state officials to transform the 160-acre campus into a health sciences educational center.
Huckaby to attend open house at Macon State College building
Speaking of Huckaby, he is scheduled to attend an open house and reception at Macon State Colleges new Education Building at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Jeff Allbritten, Macon States new president, will host the event, which is for invited guests.
The open house gives the college an opportunity to show the 80,000-square-foot Education Building, which opened the beginning of fall semester, to local and state business and civic leaders.
The Education Building, a $24.4 million project designed by tvsdesign of Atlanta and built by Chris R. Sheridan & Co. General Contractors, houses the School of Education and the Georgia Educator Support Alliance. The facility will allow Macon State to enhance its bachelors degree programs in early childhood education/special education and middle grades education, as well as the secondary education certification tracks in biology, English, history and math.
Feagin Mill Middle School assistant principal receives state honor
Feagin Mill Middle School Assistant Principal Jim Langley has been named the Georgia Outstanding Assistant Principal for District 11. Langley will be honored Saturday at the Georgia Association of Middle School Principals Fall Conference Awards Luncheon at St. Simons Island.
Langley is a product of the Houston County school system, graduating from Northside High School before attended the University of Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree. He began his teaching career in 1985 at Harlem High and Grovetown Elementary in Columbia County before returning to Houston County as band director of Northside High in 1987. He has since moved around the district before being named assistant principal of instruction for Feagin Mill in 2007.
Northside students selected as finalists for health award
Northside High School students Joseph Page and Carlie Wilt have been selected as finalists for the Health IT Leadership Summit Innovation Award. Page and Wilt, a senior and junior, respectively, will compete with three other teams for an award to be presented by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.
The program is designed to attract students to research and recommend innovative solutions to a health care issue related to technology, and the challenge requires students to use existing resources available to the school to research a health care topic and present an innovative solution.
The final competition will be held Nov. 8 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Finalists will receive $500 for their Health Occupations Students of America chapter, and the winning team will receive $1,500 for its chapter.
Compiled by Telegraph staff writers Andrea Castillo and Caryn Grant.