Bibb County parents are invited to review the new English/language arts textbooks their children will be using for the next six years.
The Bibb school district is participating in a kindergarten through 12th grade English/language arts textbook adoption. Parents are encouraged to visit their childrens school to review the textbooks or the Welcome Center, 2003 Riverside Drive in Macon. Parents will be able to review books until Friday. Parents will also be able to give feedback through an online survey at the schools and at the Welcome Center, according to a news release.
Houston County Career Academy hosts open house
The Houston County Career Academy will hold an open house 4-6 p.m. Thursday, so students and their parents can learn about the school.
The goal of the Career Academy, a charter school located at 1311 Corder Road in Warner Robins, is to provide students with job skills and employers with skilled workers, according to a news release. Any student in Houston County may attend the school, which also offers dual-enrollment programs with Central Georgia Technical College.
Dual-enrollment programs include automotive, aviation, cosmetology, law and justice, information technology, and metals and welding. Other programs at the academy level include culinary arts, health care science, business and computer science, engineering and technology, and teaching, the release states.
For more information, call 478-322-3280 or email email@example.com.
Houston County Sharks host local celebrity fundraiser
The Houston County Sharks will host on Feb. 25 their fourth annual local celebrity wheelchair basketball game, an exhibition fundraiser. The Sharks will play the Houston County Guppies at 6 p.m. at Houston County High School. To date, the Sharks are undefeated against the Guppies.
Tickets are $5 at the door. Team members for the Guppies include Superintendent Robin Hines, Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms, WGXA-TV Morning Show anchor Rick Devens, Southside Baptist Church pastor Jerry Walls, Oakland Baptist Church pastor Mark Winfree, Trinity Missionary Baptist Church pastor Gregory Moore, Houston County High Athletics Director Von Lassiter, Veterans High School Athletics Director David Bruce and Warner Robins High School Athletics Director Bryan Way.
Georgia College newspaper snags awards
Georgia College & State Universitys student newspaper recently received five first-place awards from the Georgia College Press Association.
The Colonnade earned first place for the ninth consecutive year as the best student newspaper in its division.
The newspaper, which competed with schools that have an enrollment of less than 8,000 students, also won first place in layout and design, improvement, general advertising excellence and best community service in sports.
Staff members also took home awards. Former Arts and Entertainment Editor Anna Morris placed first for Best Entertainment Feature, Managing Editor Mark Watkins placed second and third for Best Feature Story, and Arts and Entertainment Editor Scott Carranza placed third for Best Photograph in the news category.
Local high schools win math tournament
Local high schools recently picked up awards in the Georgia Southwestern State University School of Computing and Mathematics annual math tournament.
First Presbyterian Day School, Houston County High School and Tattnall Square Academy won team competitions in their divisions.
Teams from 45 high schools, including more than 400 students, competed in the written and problem-solving portions. The competition serves as a qualifier to the state tournament, according to a news release.
Telegraph writers Jenna Mink, Oby Brown and Jennifer Burk contributed to this report.