Education briefs

February 20, 2013 

PCHS to host curriculum night

The Peach County High School Second Semester Curriculum Night for parents and students will be 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. Orientation will begin in the auditorium with the State of the School address by Principal Bruce Mackey. Parents will have the opportunity to pick up their students’ mid-term progress report, visit teachers and learn scheduling and advising procedures for next school year.

Additionally, the guidance department will explain post-secondary and dual enrollment opportunities. Representatives from Fort Valley State University, Middle Georgia State College, Central Georgia Technical College and Middle Georgia Technical College will be available to answer questions, according to a news release.

Social studies fair winners advance

Seven students from Eagle, Springs Elementary, Perry Middle and Warner Robins High schools will compete in the Southwest Georgia Regional Social Studies Fair Saturday at The Columbus Museum.

The students advanced to the regional fair after winning the following awards from the Houston County fair, held Jan. 23-24 at the Museum of Aviation.

The county-level winners are:

• From Warner Robins High School: Best in Fair, Best in Discipline-first place in Political Science: Scotty Kent, “Baiting Bambi: Did GA Need HB 277?”

• From Eagle Springs Elementary: Best in Discipline-first place in history: Kyle Bennett, “The Effects of WWII on Great Britain;” Best in Discipline-first place in history: Isha Shah, “The Georgia State Flag: How Did It Evolve?”; first place in history: Tyler Smith, “What Were the Two Worst Prisons in the Civil War?”; first place in history: Julian Farber, “What Were the Effects of Apartheid on South Africa?”; first place in political science: Sydney Dawsey, “Should Women be Drafted?”

• From Perry Middle School: first place in geography: Micah Develle, “Why Are Koalas Disappearing?”

WR resident makes list

Staci Lewis of Warner Robins was named to the President’s List at Georgia Southern University for fall 2012. She is majoring in nursing. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

-- Staff reports

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