Education briefs

December 12, 2012 

Houston’s central registration to open

Beginning Jan. 14, all Houston County students will go to one location to register for classes at a new school. The district’s central registration office will be located at the Bert Rumble Complex on South Davis Drive near Warner Robins High School.

The office will be for new students or those who are changing school zones. It’s an attempt to make registration more convenient -- especially for parents who have children in more than one school -- and more consistent across the 38-school district, according to a news release.

It will also house the International Welcome Center and the homeless liasion office. Parents are encouraged to complete online registration forms before dropping by the new office. Those forms will be posted in January on the district’s website at www.hcbe.net.

Peach County positive behavior program

Peach County High School is launching a new program that rewards and encourages students’ positive behavior.

The school’s graduation coach, Shaniqua Caldwell, announced Wednesday plans to launch the program, which provides rewards and incentives to students. Such incentives include membership in the School Ambassador’s Club and recognition as the Terrific Trojan of the Month, according to a news release.

Caldwell is focusing on three specific rules: being responsible, respectful and safe.

Houston County FFA snags top honors

Houston County High School’s Future Farmers of America team recently won first place in the 2012 Georgia State Dairy Cattle Evaluation Career Development event, officials announced Dec. 5.

During the event, students are tasked with evaluating dairy animals and placing them by their type, explaining the reasons for their placing and taking a written test. The event emphasizes skills in dairy cattle selection and herd management, according to a news release.

Winning team members are Jacob Bodien, Megan Douglass, Shayna Spivey and Eileen Shone. Eileen also won State High Individual, with Shayna placing second and Megan placing third.

Peach County thespians present ‘Fruitcake’

The Peach County High School Thespian Troupe No. 4664 will perform the play “Fruitcake” at 5 p.m. Dec. 13 and6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Peach County High School auditorium. Donations will be accepted for ticket prices.

The play is written and directed by senior Charles Rodriguez.

-- Staff reports

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