Because of a low number of students registering for pre-kindergarten, Houston County is tweaking its registration process.
Now, parents can register children for pre-kindergarten at any time through Friday, not just during their assigned week based on the school their children will attend, Linda Horne, assistant superintendent for school operations, said in a news release.
Since registration began Feb. 19, about 500 children have been registered. Officials projected a total of about 1,300, she said.
Pre-kindergarten students must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. Only parents and legal guardians can register children for pre-kindergarten. The central registration office is located at the Bert Rumble Complex at 303 South Davis Drive in Warner Robins. For more information and for a list of required paperwork, visit www.hcbe.net/central-registration.aspx.
Macon mayor recognizes Bibb Teacher of the Year
The city of Macon recognized 2013 Bibb County Teacher of the Year Katie Wall in a ceremony last week.
Mayor Robert Reichert issued a city proclamation in Walls honor Wednesday at Westside High School. She is a marketing teacher and chairwoman of the career, technical and agricultural education department at the school.
The annual proclamation ceremony for Bibbs Teacher of the Year has previously taken place at Macon City Hall. Westside, however, hosted this years ceremony so students and co-workers could be there, according to a school district newsletter.
Knowing there is a day named in my honor because of a passion for teaching and a love for students is very humbling, Wall said in the newsletter. I am proud to teach in the same community in which I was raised and hope that my effort in the classroom makes a lasting impact here in Bibb County.
Georgia College photo editor earns recognition
A photo editor for Georgia College & State Universitys student newspaper recently was recognized at the Southeast Journalism Conferences Best of the South competition in February.
Marilyn Ferrell, a junior mass communication major, received fourth place for her design work with The Colonnade newspaper on issues such as caffeine consumption, body art, local artists and downtown nightlife, according to a news release.
At the event, held at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., Ferrell competed against students from 45 other colleges including the University of Mississippi, the University of Memphis, Belmont University and Vanderbilt University. She was the only student from a Georgia school at the event.
Ferrell will become the student newspapers arts and entertainment editor during her senior year at Georgia College, according to the release.
Howard student receives CTAE award
A Howard High School senior recently was named Bibb Countys Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Student of the Year.
Delaney Doolittle, who is on the accounting and small-business CTAE pathway, received the honor at a Feb. 26 banquet, besting finalists from Bibb Countys six other high schools, according to a school system newsletter.
Doolittle, who plans to go to the University of Georgia, received a $500 scholarship.
Georgias high school students have the chance to complete one of 26 pathways that allow them to study in various technical and career areas.
Doolittle was chosen for the award based on her overall grades, as well as her grades in her CTAE pathway, leadership in school career organizations, community service, an essay and an interview with a four-member panel.
During her high school career, shes been involved with the Future Business Leaders of America, Caring Solutions, the Salvation Army and Buddy Walk.
CTAE has just been a huge part of my life from FBLA, to my classes, to my teachers that I absolutely love, Delaney said in the newsletter.
Rutland senior Kelly Bui and Westside senior Kiara Fuller, CTAE Student of the Year runners-up, received $250 scholarships.
Kindergarten registration set for Peach County
Kindergarten registration for Peach County students will be March 28 from 5-7 p.m. at all Peach County elementary schools.
All parents registering their children for the 2013-2014 school year must complete the registration process. Parents must bring photo identification; their childrens birth certificates; custody papers, if applicable; Social Security cards; two proofs of residence; ear, eye and dental screening certificates; immunization certificates; and school records and last report card if transferring from another school. All applicants must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013.
Houston County High to perform Ragtime
Houston County High Schools Theater Department will present the musical Ragtime from March 21 to March 23 at 7 p.m. in the school theater.
Adult pre-sale tickets are available for $8 on March 18-20. Tickets can be purchased 4-6 p.m. in the schools theater box office. Adult tickets after March 20 are $10, and senior citizen and students tickets are $5 on opening night.
Compiled by Telegraph writers Jenna Mink and Andrea Castillo.