WALKER, O’NEAL HONORED AT CENTRAL GEORGIA TECH
After the passage of resolutions by the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia, Central Georgia Technical College honored Lawrence C. “Larry” Walker, Jr. and Larry O’Neal.
Both men were honored with the naming of a building on the CGTC Warner Robins campus on Monday. The K building and Child Development Center is now known as the Larry O’Neal Child Development Center. The G Extension Multipurpose Building is now known as the Lawrence C. “Larry” Walker Jr. building, which houses Larry Walker Arena, home of the Titans Basketball teams in Warner Robins. Both men were presented with framed resolutions and prints of the building.
SUPERINTENDENT SEEKS ADVISERS
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State School Superintendent-elect Richard Woods is accepting applications for the 2015 Student Advisory Council.
The members of the Student Advisory Council will meet three times during the school year with Woods to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia. Members are advisers and act as liaisons between the Department of Education and the students of Georgia.
“Meeting with students and getting their advice will be a top priority of mine as state school superintendent,” Woods said in a release. “I am committed to making decisions that are in the best interests of our students, and hearing from them directly is how I can ensure that happens.”
All students in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to apply. Meetings will be held in February, March and early May (dates are subject to change). Applicants should be able to attend all meetings.
To be eligible for the council, applications must be received by Friday.
STRATFORD OPEN HOUSE
Stratford Academy will hold its 2015 admissions open house on Jan. 25 from 2-4 p.m. in the Tift Auditorium, 6010 Peake Road in Macon.
Stratford’s open house is an opportunity for interested families to view classrooms and meet teachers. The admissions open house is for all grades -- beginners (3-year-olds) through 12th grade.
Interested families should contact Director of Admissions Lori Palmer at email@example.com or 478-477-8073 ext. 203 for more information.
POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION COMMUNITY FORUM
The Bibb County school district will host an informational session at The Peyton Anderson Community Services Center this Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to provide an overview of the school discipline program.
That evening, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Olympia Family Fun Center on Mercer University Drive will open its doors to the Bibb county school community -- parents, students, administrators, teachers and non profits -- for free skating, games, and fun.
WARNER ROBINS HIGH SEEKING DRESS DONATIONS
Warner Robins High School is holding its ninth annual Demon Dress Drive to collect and resell formal wear for young ladies and men. Student Council seeks donations of gently used formal, semiformal and bridal wear in all sizes, styles and colors, as well as men’s dress shirts and ties. Donated attire should be in good condition, freshly dry cleaned and in a hanging bag.
Donations may be dropped off at the Warner Robins High front office between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. through Jan. 27. No items will be returned to the donor.
The dresses will be offered for sale to the public on Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at the WRHS Rockin’ R Cafe.
THOMSON MIDDLE HOSTING CAR SEAT SAFETY NIGHT
Thomson Middle School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America will host a Car Seat Safety night at Buffalo Wild Wings in Centerville on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. The safety checks will be conducted by the Houston County Sheriff’s Department, Georgia State Patrol and Centerville Fire Department.
Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 2926 Watson Blvd. For more information, email the Thomson Middle School Family and Consumer Sciences and FCCLA Master Adviser, Leigh Cape, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 478-953-0489.
MATT ARTHUR ELEMENTARY WINS ACADEMIC BOWL
Matt Arthur Elementary School won the Elementary School Academic Bowl Dec. 12. Twenty Houston County elementary schools were represented by 155 children at the annual competition. Lake Joy Elementary took second place.
The Matt Arthur Elementary team members are Gabe Kloberdanz, Joshua Smith, Aaron Bennett, Ty Williams, Colton Wurdeman, Leeah Connair and Sam Guimond.
PRE-K SLOTS OPEN AT THREE HOUSTON COUNTY SCHOOLS
Three Houston County elementary schools have eight openings for prekindergarten students. Lindsey and Miller each have one opening each and Tucker has six. The positions will be filled out of zone on a first-come, first-served basis for those not already enrolled in a Georgia lottery-funded pre-K program. Any out-of-zone students will be required to provide their own transportation. Parents who are interested who participated in the district’s pre-K lottery may stop by the school to register. Anyone who did not participate in the lottery should go to Central Registration with the appropriate paperwork. Pre-K students must have turned 4 years of age on or before Sept. 1. Only a parent or legal guardian may register a child.
Telegraph reporters Andy Drury, David Schick and Jeremy Timmerman contributed to this report.