Education briefs

January 15, 2014 

Students, parents offered soft skills seminars

Business partners of Houston County schools are offering seminars for students and parents “to help improve skills such as work ethic, time management and attendance,” according to a news release.

Classes are scheduled for 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and March 13 at the Houston County Career Academy, 1311 Corder Road, Warner Robins. They are free for Career, Technical, Agricultural Education juniors and seniors and their parents.

The sessions are in response to CTAE Advisory Council discussions about the need for entry level workers to have better work ethic and soft skills, the release states. The seminars align with the Georgia Business Ethics Student Training modules. Topics include discipline, attendance, productivity, responsibility, attitude and teamwork, among others.

To sign up for the classes, call Bruce Van Bibber at 478-988-6200, ext. 10396.

Pre-k openings at Lindsey, Northside elementaries

Two Houston County elementary schools have one opening each for pre-kindergarten students.

Positions for the slots at Lindsey and Northside Elementary schools will be filled out of zone on a first-come, first-served basis. Children may not be already enrolled in a Bright from the Start pre-k program, according to a news release.

Children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1. To register, go to the Central Registration office at 303 South Davis Drive between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call 478-988-6330, ext. 10330.

Warner Robins student named to ETSU dean’s list

Bethany M. Fuss, of Warner Robins, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at East Tennessee State University. Students on the dean’s list must complete at least 12 hours of undergraduate coursework and maintain a 3.7 GPA.

-- Staff reports

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