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Warner Robins High Student Distinguished Young Woman

Warner Robins High Student Distinguished Young Woman

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA - Warner Robins High School junior Kristin Walker was selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Houston County on Feb. 26, 2011.  She was chosen through her participation in the At-Large Distinguished Young Women of Georgia scholarship program.  A member of the Class of 2012, Kristin has also earned a full scholarship to Troy University in Troy, Al.

She will participate in the state program in Marietta, Ga.

Online Videos to Help Students Study for Graduation Test

High school student can prepare for the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in mathematics online.

Visit the Board of Education Web site, www.hcbe.net and click on the icon pictured for a sample test and videos of students demonstrating how to work the problems. 

Coordinator of Middle and High School Mathematics Dr. Cassie Rape posted 49 videos online and a math benchmark test based on Georgia Performance Standards that serves as a practice GHSGT. 

The videos feature students from six high schools working problems step-by-step that are examples of math problems that will be on the graduation test.

The GHSGT math test will be given March 15.

Math Help Videos Online

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Want to help a high school student prepare for the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in mathematics or want to learn the latest math?  Visit the Board of Education Web site, www.hcbe.net and click on the icon pictured for a sample test and videos of students demonstrating how to work the problems. 

 

Brainchild of the Coordinator of Middle and High School Mathematics Dr. Cassie Rape, posted online are 49 videos and a math benchmark test based on Georgia Performance Standards that served as a practice GHSGT.  The videos feature students from all six high schools working problems step-by-step that are examples of math problems that will be on the graduation test. 

 

HCHS and WRHS Tie for System STAR Student

HCHS and WRHS Tie for System STAR Student

Miriam Baker, Warner Robins High School senior, and Vania Lee, Houston County High School senior, tied for the 2011 System Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) students for Houston County. 

STAR students select a teacher most instrumental in their academic success. 

Miriam selected Barbara Hilliard, AP Literature teacher, as her STAR teacher, and Vania selected Margaret Molyson, AP Chemistry teacher.    

The winners were announced during a program hosted by the Perry Area and Robins Regional Chambers of Commerce at the Houston County Board of Education central office.

  Each STAR student and teacher received a $500 savings bond, and the system winners took home an additional $500 bond, for a total of $1,000 each. 

Altogether the Chambers presented $7,000 in savings bonds as awards. 

HCBOE Names 17 Outstanding Women in Education

Seventeen women from the Houston County Board of Education will be honored Saturday, March 5, 2011, as recipients of the Outstanding Women in Education award. 

They will be recognized during the “It’s Time!” Unity Conference.  The conference will be held in the Century of Flight building at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The honorees will be presented awards from 2:00 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. and also recognized at a reception from 2:40 to 3:30 p.m.  Special guests include First Lady Sandra Deal and Becky Scott.   

 A total of 30 honorees were selected from across Georgia with nominees coming from not only Houston, but also Baldwin, Bibb, DeKalb, Fulton, Henry, Lowndes, Newton, Peach and Twiggs. 

Kids and Pros Football Camp Comes to Houston Co.

Kids & Pros Co-Founder Buddy Curry has announced the Kids and Pros football camp is coming to Houston County again in 2011.

The camp is scheduled to take place at Tanner Park on Carl Vinson Parkway Monday-Thursday, June 6-9, each day from 6-9 p.m.

“More than 120 young football players from the ages of 7-13 joined us for the inaugural Kids and Pros football camp last summer,” Curry says. “Building on that success, we are coming back to Warner Robins.”

During the camp, Curry, a former Atlanta Falcon, and other former NFL players will be joined by many more local coaches to give the camp a 1-to-10 coach-to-player ratio.

Coaches will provide hands-on teaching of fundamental skills; as well as reinforcing character values that can be learned from the game of football.

Curry refers to the character speeches each night as “life lessons.”

Houston County Sharks Host State Basketball Tournament

The Houston County Sharks will host the 2011 State Wheelchair Basketball tournament Saturday, March 5, at Warner Robins High School. 

Eight teams will compete for the championship title beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The JV championship trophy will be presented around 4 p.m. by Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines.   

“Everyone is invited to come and cheer on the top eight wheelchair teams in the state as they fight for the title of State Champion,”  Christy Jones, area coordinator says.  “Our very own Sharks are currently ranked first in the Junior Varsity division.”     

The tournament game schedule is:

9:30 a.m. – JV Semi, Henry County Hurricanes vs. Houston County Sharks

11:20 a.m. – JV Semi, Fulton County YMCA Mustangs vs. Clayton Eagles

1:10 p.m. – Varsity Semi, Gwinnett Heat vs. Atlanta Wolf pack