Mount de Sales Academy Middle School students celebrated the placement of the final steel beam on the new middle school building Thursday morning by signing their names and writing notes of praise and thanksgiving before it was hoisted into position.
The building, scheduled for completion in time for the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, will provide much-needed classroom and cooperative education space for the middle grades six through eight in an environment designed specifically to meet their educational needs.
Bibb students offered tutoring
Some Bibb County students are eligible for a free math tutoring service through the Title I-funded Flexibile Learning Program, which will include web-based and small-group instruction led by certified teachers.
The Priority and Focus schools offering the services include Burghard, Ingram-Pye and King-Danforth elementary schools, as well as Howard, Miller Magnet and Weaver middle schools.
For information or to apply, contact the schools, the Welcome Center, the Title I office in the Bibb County school systems central office, the systems website, www.bibb.k12.ga.us, or by calling Joanna Gittens-Summerow at 478-765-8582.
Westfield School seniors honored by National Merit Scholarship
Westfield School seniors Gehrig Broxton and Olivia Kinnebrew have been named as commended students by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
More than 1.5 million high school students across the nation took the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Commended students placed among the top 5 percent, according to a news release.
Donation to benefit asthma sufferers
Bibb County schools are scheduled to get donations of nebulizer machines and tubing Monday. The devices will help with school asthma management, so parents can send in medication but dont have to bring their machines to school. The equipment will be presented by Jon Ramsey of the Asthma Coalition of Georgia at The Medical Center of Central Georgias Peyton Anderson Health Center.
Also Monday, as part of a training day for school nurses, Diabetes Healthways will present a diabetes training session, and Dr. Jeffrey Langford will educate the nurses on asthma management and allergic reactions.
South Georgia Technical College celebrating anniversary
South Georgia Technical College in Americus will be hosting an Achieving Dreams for 65 years celebration in honor of its 65th anniversary at 11 a.m. Oct. 22 beginning with a special Griffin B. Bell Convocation in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center. That event will be followed by the ribbon-cutting and dedication of one of the original World War II aviation hangars that has been renovated and turned into the colleges new Energy and Transportation Center.
Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson and members of the Technical College System State Board and Central Office are scheduled to attend the event. Former college presidents or directors, board members, foundation trustees and retirees have all been invited to the event. Members of the colleges advisory boards and community partners are also encouraged to attend.
Howard High plans math night
Howard High School will host a math night for freshmen and their parents 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Parents will learn about what they can do to help their child with math assignments through presentations and math activities. Howard High School is located at 6400 Forsyth Road in Macon.
Miller Middle hosts science open house
Miller Middle School and STARBASE Robins will host a Lights On Afterschool Open House from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the school, 751 Hendley St., Macon.
The event will celebrate the STARBASE 2.0 STEM Afterschool Mentoring Club, which helps students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. Parents and students may stop by at any time during the open house to learn more about the program.
For more information about STARBASE Robins, visit www.starbaserobins.org online.
Artist Johnson named visiting scholar
Leon Johnson, an educator and convergent media artist, is Georgia College & State Universitys Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Distinguished Scholar for the spring 2014 semester.
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Johnson now lives in Detroit, where he is involved in theater productions, community engagements, art making and education. Johnsons work includes painting, sculpture, installation, performance, food events, print media, video, photography, bookmaking and curatorial practices.
Johnson will host open lectures during his time at Georgia College & State University and will teach a cross-disciplinary seminar for students, according to a news release.
Writers Jenna Mink, Mike Stucka and Oby Brown contributed to this report.