Education briefs

January 29, 2014 

Pre-k registration dates set for Houston schools

Pre-kindergarten registration for Houston County schools for the 2014-15 school year will be Feb. 24-March 21.

About 1,300 children are expected to register for pre-k, and the school system advises parents to register during specific dates assigned to their school to prevent long waits. Those dates are:

• Feb. 24-28: Lake Joy, Lindsey, Parkwood, Quail Run and Westside;

• March 3-7: C.B. Watson, Eagle Springs, Miller and Northside;

• March 10-14: Bonaire, Centerville, David Perdue, Hilltop and Shirley Hills; and

• March 17-21: Kings Chapel, Langston Road, Matt Arthur, Morningside, Russell and Tucker.

Parents may register their children 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Central Registration, 303 S. Davis Drive.

Students will be placed in a pre-k class based on a lottery drawing, according to a news release. Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1. After registration closes, parents will be notified by mail of their child’s status.

For more information and to view a list of required documents, go to www.hcbe.net/central-registration.aspx or call 478-741-3610. For more information about the pre-k program, call Director of Special Programs Ron Wilson at 478-988-6330, ext. 10330.

Northside to host pre-advisement, college fair

Northside High School will hold a pre-advisement and college fair at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Ray Horne Theatre for Performing Arts.

At the fair, students and parents may learn about the school’s career pathways, dual enrollment, Youth Apprenticeship Program and Advanced Placement, according to a news release. Representatives from more than 20 colleges will be present.

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will meet in the theater while seniors will gather in the common areas. For more information about the pre-advisement and college fair, call 478-929-7858, ext. 41865.

Pre-k openings at Lindsey and Pearl Stephens

Two Houston County elementary schools have openings for pre-kindergarten students.

Lindsey and Pearl Stephens elementary schools each have one opening. The spots will be filled out of zone on a first-come, first-served basis, according to a news release.

Students may not already be enrolled in a Bright from the Start pre-k program.

Pre-k students must be 4 years old by Sept. 1. Registration is at the Central Registration office, 303 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. For more information, call Director of Special Programs Ron Wilson at 478-988-6330, ext. 10330.

Middle school students win acting award

Students from Thomson and Feagin Mill middle schools won a Freddie G Excellence in Acting group award at the 2014 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta in January.

Carli Roye, chorus teacher at Thomson Middle, also was one of eight educators nationwide to win a Freddie G teaching award, according to a news release.

At the festival, 42 students from Thomson and Feagin Mill performed selections from Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” Students Alex Williams and Jovelle Foulis were named to the festival’s all-star cast, the release states.

The Junior Theater Festival “is the world’s largest musical theater festival celebrating young people and the transformative power of musical theater,” according to the release.

Hull Middle School wins PAGE bowl

Warner Robins Middle School competed in the 2014 PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades Saturday at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville.

The team from Hull Middle School in Gwinnett County won first place. They were followed in second place by Macon’s Stratford Academy.

Twenty-four schools participated in the competition. Warner Robins failed to make the top eight finalists. More than 2,000 students competed in Georgia at the local, regional and state levels.

-- Staff reports

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