Education Notebook: Bibb County schools offer flu vaccine

October 20, 2013 

The Bibb County school district, in partnership with the North Central Health District and the Macon-Bibb County Health Department, will offer flu vaccine to students. Nurses will visit schools Monday through Nov. 1 to administer the flu vaccine. Letters and consent forms have been sent home with students. Students must have a signed consent form to receive the vaccination, which is available by nasal mist or shot, according to a news release.

Flu vaccines that are given during the school-based flu vaccine campaign are available at no out-of-pocket expense to the parent, the news release said.

Mercer to host ancient artifacts exhibit

Mercer University’s Jack Tarver Library will host a series of events to open the exhibit “Faces from the Past: The Human Image in the Ancient World,” which will feature ancient artifacts from the collection of Yulssus Lynn Holmes, a Mercer alumnus from Carrollton, according to a news release.

The exhibit opening is Monday with a 7 p.m. reception and gallery talk by Holmes. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Beth Stewart, an art professor, will give a lecture on Roman portraiture. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Scott Nash, a professor of Christianity, will lecture on “The Face of God: The Human Image in the Ancient World,” and a film showing of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday with a discussion following.

All events, which are free and open to the public, will take place in The Bear Spot at Jack Tarver Library, according to the news release.

Houston County to hold band night

The 20th annual Houston County Band Night will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at McConnell-Talbert Stadium. All 13 middle school band and high school marching bands are expected. The show is free and open to the public.

Band Night began as a high school event to showcase the district’s marching bands and has grown to include the middle schools. This year, about 1,200 students will perform a mass band rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Miller Elementary teacher selected for council

Kendra Castelow, an English to Speakers of Other Languages teacher at Miller Elementary School, has been selected as a regional liaison for the Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages program and a member-at-large on the executive board. The organizations encourage professional development, opportunities for study and research among other initiatives.

MGSC employee wins energy award

Frederick Hill, utility specialist for the plant operations department of Middle Georgia State College, recently received the University System of Georgia Sustainability Award for Energy Reduction, according to a news release.

Hill helped reduce the Macon campus utility costs per square foot by 42.5 percent from 2007 to 2013. The campus saved about $227,000 over that period.

Telegraph writer Jenna Mink compiled this report.

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