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Exceptional Students Invited to Prom

Exceptional Students Invited to Prom

The Houston County High School Partners Club will host a prom for exceptional students on Friday, Mar. 11.

The prom is open to all exceptional needs high school students and graduates.

Sponsored by the Warner Robins Civitan Club, the event is open to students with moderate, profound and severe intellectual disabilities. 

A Candyland Prom 2011 will be held in the gymnasium multipurpose room at Houston County High School. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact special education teacher Allison Averett at 478-988-6340, extension 32704, or Allison.Averett@hcbe.net.

Local Students Win Statewide Braille Challenge

Two Houston County students placed in the Statewide Braille Challenge held at the Georgia Academy for the Blind on Jan. 27, 2011. 

Armando Vias, third-grader at Eagle Springs Elementary, placed first in his division, a Houston County Board of Education news release says. 

William Rankine, Kindergartner at Lake Joy Primary, placed second in his division.  William was the youngest participant.

Armando competed in the category Freshman 1.  William competed in the category Apprentice 3.

The Statewide Braille Challenge is the Braille Institute's national reading and writing contest in Braille.  Contests include reading comprehension, Braille speed and accuracy, proofreading, spelling and reading tactile charts and graphs.

Dingler said, “This contest is a wonderful way to motivate our blind and visually impaired students to practice their literacy skills.  I am so proud of Armando and William!”

Veterans High School Coach Named Athletic Director of the Year

Veterans High School Coach Named Athletic Director of the Year

Veterans High School’s Coach David Bruce has been named Region 2-AAA Athletic Director of the Year. 

He will be honored Monday, Mar. 21, at the Georgia Athletic Directors Association’s state conference held in Savannah.

There are 10 schools in his region.  He was selected for the award by the region Athletic Director’s. 

Bruce holds degrees in health and physical education, having earned specialist and master’s degrees from Georgia College and a bachelor’s from West Georgia College.

Veteran’s High School is located at 340 Piney Grove Road in Kathleen.  Lionel Brown serves as principal. 

Bruce may be contacted at David.Bruce@hcbe.net or 478-218-7537, ext. 64568.

HCBOE Names Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

At today’s Board meeting, the Houston County Board of Education named Mark Scott the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources.  Scott currently serves as principal of Northside High School. 

Scott will replace Tim Helms who is retiring, a Houston County Board of Education news release says. 

“I am humbled by the trust that the Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines have placed in me,” said Scott.  “Our biggest challenge, and my primary goal, is to continue to recruit and retain the best teachers anywhere.  I want to support the principals and all that goes on at the school level.  Our role at the central office is to support student achievement and the work of our teachers, administrators and support staff.”

Scott is currently seeking a doctorate at Mercer University. 

Northside High Hosts Junior Night

Northside High School is holding a Junior Night Tuesdayat 6:30 p.m. in the Ray Horne Auditorium. 

Information will be presented about the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) and other graduation requirements. 

A College Fair will also be a part of the event with about 12 exhibitors on display in the cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m.

To help ensure success in high school, parents and students will receive information about the GHSGT, preparation, tutoring and subject matter, a Houston County Board of Education news release says. 

The College Fair will have representatives from these colleges in attendance:  ABAC, Auburn University, Fort Valley State University, Georgia College and State University, Georgia Military College, Georgia Southern University, Macon State College, Mercer University, Middle Georgia Technical College, Valdosta State University, Wesleyan College and Young Harris College. 

Citizen Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

The Warner Robins Police Department is now registering for the Spring 2011 Citizen Police Academy.

That is according to a Warner Robins Police Department news release. 

The Academy is a 12-week program that gives participants an opportunity to gain better understanding of the responsibilities and challenges of the police profession. 

Participants will learn about several areas of law enforcement such as the hiring process, investigation divisions, SWAT team, use of force, and other areas. 

The Academy will also allow citizens to experience some of the training associated with police work. 

Ride-alongs with patrol officers will be highly recommended. 

Applicants do not have to be a citizen of Warner Robins to participate. 

The Academy will meet on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and will start on March 10 and continue through May 26. 

Eagle Springs Elementary Principal Named Georgia Distinguished Principal

Dr. Andrea McGee, Eagle Springs Elementary School Principal, has been selected as the 2011 Georgia Distinguished Principal for District 11.  Each year the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals (GAESP) identifies exemplary school leaders in 16 districts through the Georgia Distinguished Principal (GDP) program. 

One principal from each district is chosen by their peers to represent their district at the state level, a Houston County Board of Education news release says. 

To be eligible for the award, a principal must: