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Elementary principal turned into human sundae

Springdale Elementary principal Donna Jackson gets turned into a human sundae by teachers and students Friday afternoon. Jackson promised the students she would participate if they raised over $25,000 in the school's "Boosterthon" fundraising event. The students raised roughly $32,000.

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Wesleyan College hosting Girls Who Code technology group

Wesleyan College is looking to get high school girls interested in the growing field of computer technology. The Girls Who Code chapter will hold its first meeting for girls in the ninth through 12th grades on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room 205 of the college’s Willet Library.

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Middle Georgia State offering info sessions for nursing programs

Anyone interested in a career in nursing can attend informational sessions about Middle Georgia State University’s nursing programs. The university offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in the field, and faculty from those programs will be in attendance at the sessions to present information and answer questions.

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Toddlers get chance to learn at Go Fish center

Youngsters will get a chance to learn about the outdoors at the Go Fish Education Center in Perry this week. On Friday, the Toad-ally Toddlers! program will hold its “Outdoor Opposites” session at the center, located at 1255 Perry Parkway near the Georgia National Fairgrounds.

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Bibb school board may change bidding process

The Bibb County Board of Education is looking at ways to change the bidding process for contracts. Also, Bibb County schools are about 2 percent short on ESPLOST collections this year, a school official said, adding it’s too early to be concerned.

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Voter registration gets attention of Middle Georgia State groups

A pair of Middle Georgia State University student groups are hoping to get more people registered to vote next week. The university’s History Student Organization and Gay-Straight Alliance have a voter registration drive scheduled 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday in the lobby of the Macon campus’ Student Life Center.

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Cirrus Academy replaces principal in first month of school

The principal of Cirrus Academy, the newest charter school in Bibb County, was replaced just weeks after the school’s opening. The school’s board voted Aug. 26 to replace Michele Flowers with Gail Fowler, former principal at Macon’s Southwest High School. Fowler also had been board chair for the Macon Academy of Excellence, which had its charter terminated in 2011 months after it was scheduled to open.

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Elementary principal turned into human sundae

Springdale Elementary principal Donna Jackson gets turned into a human sundae by teachers and students Friday afternoon. Jackson promised the students she would participate if they raised over $25,000 in the school's "Boosterthon" fundraising event. The students raised roughly $32,000.
Jason Vorhees The Telegraph
Elementary principal turned into human sundae 1:10

Elementary principal turned into human sundae

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Superintendent welcomes students back to school

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Retiring Heard Elementary principal gives advice to students, parents

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Macon principal valet parks cars for high school seniors