The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities created this public service announcement and has encouraged schools to show it to their students, parents and faculty. The agency wants to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health conditions and promote mental health awareness.
The Georgia Department of Education released the new Standards for Excellence in media, visual and theater arts last month. School districts will make plans for the new standards this year and implement them in 2018-19.
Every year, dozens of international students enroll in the upper grades of Middle Georgia’s schools. Charlie and Monni Parish were a host family for Tia Ouyang, who attended First Presbyterian Day School, for three years.
Georgia College has partnered with Georgia Film Academy to offer the introduction to on-set film production course. Students can continue their film education with classes from the Georgia Film Academy at Pinewood Atlanta Studios, and they earn their Georgia Film Academy Certification once they’ve completed 18 hours worth of film courses. This video from the Georgia Film Academy gives more details on the program.
Northside Elementary students work with coding programs two or three times a week. This year, lower-grade students will begin using the Osmo system, which connects with the iPad, for hands-on coding activities. This video from Osmo shows how the the system works.
Howard High School senior Ashley Pointer has received a full scholarship to study professional music at Berklee College in Boston. She has played violin since age 5, and her passion is contemporary music. Here, she plays an arrangement of Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You."
Nivedha Soundappan, a Houston County High School student, is one of 161 seniors selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a U.S. Presidential Scholar. She was named Houston County’s STAR Student on Feb. 22, and then the Region 6 STAR Student on March 21. She will attend