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Teachers: Applications for Bright Ideas Grant Due Saturday

Teachers: Applications for Bright Ideas Grant Due Saturday

Teachers can apply for a grant to fund innovative classroom projects this week.

The Bright Ideas grant, funded by Tri-County EMC, is open to all Georgia certified teachers in grades pre-k through 12 in public or private schools in Baldwin, Jones, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties.

Projects could be funded for up to $1,500.

Applications should be received by Dec. 1.

Get full information online.

Jones Co. High School Named Among High Progress Title I Schools

Jones Co. High School Named Among High Progress Title I Schools

Fourteen Central Georgia schools have been named among the Highest Performing and High Progress Title I schools in the state.

Schools on the list have the "biggest academic gains by students in the last three years." Schools with large achievement gaps were not included, according to a Georgia Department of Education news release.

"Highest Performing" means that the the school is among the top five percent of Title I schools in in the State in student tests over a three-year period.

"High Progress" means that the school is among the top 10 percent of Title I schools in Georgia in improving student assessments over a three-year period.

The following Central Georgia Schools made the  "Highest Performing" list:

Bibb County:
--Alexander II Magnet School

Two Gray Residents Make Macon State President's List

Two Gray Residents Make Macon State President's List

Macon State announces the 2012 summer semester President’s and Dean’s lists. Students on the President's List have a grade point average of at least 3.8 while taking a course load of at least nine semester hours. The Dean's List includes students who have at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking a course load of at least nine credit hours.

Here are the President's List students, listed by city of residence (the Dean’s List follows):

Albany               

Gray Third Grader Wins Fire Safety Poster Contest

Gray Third Grader Wins Fire Safety Poster Contest

 

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens presented awards Thursday recognizing winners of the annual “Excellence in Fire Safety” awards, and the winning students of the statewide Fire Safety Poster and Essay contests, according to a Georgia Department of Insurance news release.

Third-grader McKenzie Simpson of Dames Ferry Elementary School won first place in the Fire Safety Poster Contest.

The award presentation took place in Forsyth, Ga. in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Month.

Jones County School Students Get Friday Holiday

Jones County School Students Get Friday Holiday

Jones County Schools have a teacher workday Friday, October 5.

That means students are off for the day.

Jones County Starts School Monday

Jones County Starts School Monday

Back to school you go! Send us your first day of school photos! We'd love to share them: photos@13wmaz.com

Jones County Schools start Monday, August 6.