Education briefs

July 3, 2013 

Huntington Middle principal named a leader of state board

Gwendolyn Taylor, principal of Huntington Middle School, has been selected as the second vice president of the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals.

She was chosen after serving for a year as the state coordinator on the GASSP Board of Directors. The one-year term begins in July and will be followed by service as first vice president and then president, according to a news release.

“I look forward to this position and will represent Georgia to the best of my abilities,” Taylor said in the release.

Taylor will represent Georgia’s secondary principals at state and national conferences. Her primary functions are to encourage professional activity, growth and study among the state’s secondary principals and to work toward the continual improvement of education, according to the release.

School transfer options available in Houston County

Eight elementary and five middle schools in Houston County have openings for student transfers, according to a news release from the school district.

Parents may request their children attend any school within their school system based on availability. In Houston County, the available schools are: Bonaire, Kings Chapel, Lindsey, Linwood, Miller, Northside, Quail Run and Pearl Stephens elementary schools, as well as Huntington, Mossy Creek, Perry, Thomson and Warner Robins middle schools, the release states.

All eligible high schools are at capacity. Veterans High School is exempt because it has been open fewer than four years, the release states. The list of available schools is subject to change.

Transfer applications are available at the district’s website, www.hcbe.net, and at the schools. Applications will be accepted Aug. 1-20 and must be postmarked by Aug. 20. A computer-generated lottery will decide the transfer requests, and families will be notified by Aug. 23, the release states.

Students chosen for transfer will begin the school year at their home school, with the transfer effective no earlier than Aug. 30.

For more information, contact Cindy Flesher, assistant superintendent for school operations, at 218-7512 or Cynthia.Flesher@hcbe.net.

-- Staff reports

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