Education briefs

January 23, 2013 

Houston pre-K registration scheduled

Houston County schools will register children for pre-kindergarten Feb. 19 through Mar. 15 for the 2013-2014 school year. About 1,300 children are expected to register, according to a news release.

Registration will be held at the central registration office at 303 S. Davis Drive in Warner Robins from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and parents are asked to abide by the following schedule to alleviate long lines and waiting times, the news release states. Dates planned for registration by elementary school are:

Feb. 19–22 -- Quail Run, Lindsey, Parkwood and Westside;

Feb. 25–March 1 -- Eagle Springs, Pearl Stephens, Miller, Linwood and Northside;

March 4–8 -- David Perdue, Centerville, Bonaire, Hilltop and Shirley Hills;

March 11-15 -- Lake Joy, Perry, Kings Chapel, Matt Arthur and Russell.

Pre-K students must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1. Only a parent or legal guardian may register a child, and applicants will be entered into a computer system for a lottery drawing. After registration closes, parents will be notified by mail of acceptance or waiting list status.

Parents need to bring their photo identification; certified birth certificates or custody orders; two proofs of residency -- such as a lease, utility bill, property or income tax statement, vehicle registration or insurance, or mail from any government agency; Social Security cards; ear, eye and dental screenings; immunization certificates; school records and the last report card if transferring; proof of eligibility for Medicaid, SSI, TANF, PeachCare or food stamps if applicable; and an agreement to participate in parent workshops and monthly parent activities.

For more information, visit or call Ron Wilson at 988-6330, extension 10330.

Robins FCU offers scholarships

Robins Federal Credit Union is offering a four-year, $4,000 scholarship to five high school seniors.

Guidelines and applications for the 2013 Most Excellent Senior Team Scholarship are on the credit union’s website,, or may be picked up at any branch location, a news release states.

The deadline to apply is noon March 22.

Tickets on sale for Northside-Warner Robins basketball game

Tickets for Saturday’s varsity basketball game between Northside and Warner Robins high schools will go on sale Wednesday in both school offices.

Sales end at 3 p.m. Friday, and no tickets will be sold at the door. The girls game begins at 1 p.m., and the boys game will follow. Tickets are $7.

For more information, call 929-7858, extension 41310 or e-mail

Tucker Elementary hosts Leadership Day

Tucker Elementary School will host its third annual Leadership Day on Thursday. Community members are invited to drop in between 9 a.m. and noon to see the work taking place at Tucker Elementary -- the first “Leader in Me Lighthouse School” in Georgia and the 21st in the world, according to a news release.

Leadership Day showcases the student leaders at Tucker and their work with author Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.”

Guests can participate in student-led conferences, tour classrooms, hear parent testimonials, view musical productions and provide feedback to the students and staff. A light breakfast and mid-morning snack will be offered.

Tucker Elementary is located at 1300 Tucker Road in Perry. For more information, call Elizabeth Jones at 988-6278, extension 9 or send an e-mail to

Public invited to Peach Navy Junior ROTC ceremony

Peach County High School Navy JROTC Unit will be conducting its annual area manager’s inspection Feb. 5.

The public is invited to attend the ceremonial phase at 10 a.m. in the stadium or in the gymnasium in case of inclement weather.

The day’s events include a personnel inspection by the NJROTC Area 12 manager, an inspection of cadet records, offices, NJROTC program administration and a pass-in-review parade during the ceremonial phase.

-- Staff reports

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