Education Notebook: Monroe County make-up day announced

February 2, 2014 

A teacher work day scheduled for March 14 is now a student school day for the Monroe County school system.

School was cancelled Jan. 7 due to “extreme cold.” No make-up days for last week’s snow days have been announced.

Bibb schools to host vendor fair

The Bibb County school district’s Instructional External Vendor Fair 2014 will be Feb. 27-28 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Welcome Center, located at 2003 Riverside Drive in Macon.

The purpose is to help identify approved instructional vendors for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications are required to present products, and approved presenters will be notified. At the vendor fair, a group of administrators and teachers will listen to business representatives as they present information about the educational resources their company provides.

For more information, contact Kim West at (478) 765-8583.

Northeast High student wins writing contest

Auriel Wright, a junior at Northeast High School, was awarded first prize in the Georgetown Club of Georgia’s 11th annual writing competition for high school juniors. This year’s essay topic encouraged students to envision themselves as the secretary general of the United Nations and to discuss the most important issues facing the community of nations today.

First prize was a $1,500 scholarship, which Auriel will be able to use for school supplies.

Howard High student named semifinalist in talent search

Teva Ilan, a Howard High School senior, was one of 300 students nationwide to be named a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search 2014.

As a semifinalist, Teva will receive a $1,000 award. In addition, Howard High School will receive $1,000 in recognition of its excellence in science education. Semifinalists were selected from nearly 1,800 students from 489 high schools across the country.

Perry High to host ‘Blue’s Clues’

The Perry High School Theatre for the Performing Arts will present “Blue’s Clues” on March 1 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Perry High School Theater. Tickets are $5. Small children who sit in parents’ lap are $3. For a reservation, call 478-988-6298, extension 21086, or email

Huntington Middle teacher gets classroom technology

Huntington Middle School science teacher Audina Boatwright recently received technology for her classroom through Items were donated for her students to use as part of the Bring Your Own Device initiative. An iPod Touch, Samsung tablet and iPad Mini, valued at more than $1,100, are now available for students to use during class.

Newell scholar brings activities to campus, community

The second Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Distinguished Scholar at Georgia College is opening up his classroom to the community.

Leon Johnson is the second such scholar at Georgia College & State University. Johnson is an educator and convergent media artist. His work includes painting, sculpture, installation, performance, food events, print media, video, photography, bookmaking and curatorial practices. This semester he will teach a seminar for Georgia College students titled “Taken Aback,” according to a news release

Johnson is opening the doors of his classroom. The group meets each Tuesday and Thursday in Mayfair Hall, Room 202, beginning at 5.30 p.m. He will also host three open presentations where the campus and Milledgeville community can learn more about his work.

Those will be held Friday, April 4 and May 2, coinciding with the First Friday events in downtown Milledgeville. The presentations are opportunities to share ideas, meet potential collaborators and learn about upcoming community events and workshops.

Also, from Feb. 25-28, Jonathan Kung, who runs the food blog and pop up kitchen Kung Food in Detroit, will visit campus to collaborate with Johnson. Kung will hold a lecture in Mayfair Hall, Room 202 at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 25. On Feb. 26 he will host a pop up restaurant with the time and location to be announced. Kung’s last event will be a dinner at Andalusia on Feb 28.

For more information, visit or call the Department of Art at 478-445-4572.

Writers Jenna Mink, Amy Leigh Womack and Oby Brown contributed to this article.

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