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Houston County Teacher, Student Receive Air Force Association Awards

Houston County Teacher, Student Receive Air Force Association Awards

Huntington Middle School teacher Jason Heath and Houston County High School AFJROTC Cadet Auscia Williams will be presented awards by the Georgia State Air Force Association (AFA) on Aug. 24.  Heath has been named Georgia AFA’s Teacher of the Year and Williams has won Outstanding Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet of the Year.  They will be recognized during a State Awards Luncheon held at 11:30 a.m. at the Landings Golf Course Clubhouse.

Both honorees were recommended for the state awards after winning the Carl Vinson Memorial Chapter 296 local awards.  They are pictured receiving Chapter trophies on Apr. 13, 2013. 

Back To School: Have A Home

Back To School: Have A Home

Whether your kids have already started school or if you still have several weeks left to your summer, it’s never too late or too early to begin to set your stellar student up for success this school year. 

When you child comes home from school, does she know where her backpack and lunch box live?  These items should have a regular landing zone.  It could be a hook next to the child’s desk in her room or in a cubby by the entry door.  Having a consistent place to put these items will make them easier to find and cause fewer headaches during that mad dash out the door in the morning.

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: School Supplies

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: School Supplies

Tuesday Tip: Take an inventory of your school supplies BEFORE you go shopping so you don't buy notebook paper when you already have 10 packs at home!

 

Veterans High Invites Parents Affected by RAFB Furlough to Lunch

Veterans High Invites Parents Affected by RAFB Furlough to Lunch

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Veterans High School would like to invite Veterans High parents who are also Robins Air Force Base furloughed employees to enjoy a meal for only $3 on Aug. 16, 2014, between 10:30 and 11:45 a.m.  The school will offer a special lunch to include dessert.     

Principal Dr. Lionel Brown commented, “This is one small way that we can show our support for our Robins Air Force Base friends.  We’re all in this together!  Veterans High, in conjunction with our School Nutrition Program, would like to offer our parents this opportunity for a delicious meal at a very affordable price.”

Menu options for Aug. 16 follow.

Houston County Schools Release Meet & Greet Schedule

Houston County Schools Release Meet & Greet Schedule

The Houston County school system has scheduled Meet and Greets at each school!

It's an opportunity for parents and students to meet their teachers before the big day: the first day of school.

Here's the schedule, from the Board of Education's news release: 
(in alphabetical order)

Sequester Cuts Affect JROTC Summer Camps

Sequester Cuts Affect JROTC Summer Camps
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say federal budget cuts have trimmed about 75 slots from the JROTC Cadet Challenge Camp at Fort Benning in west Georgia, but 310 students will still take part in the week-long event.
 
Lt. Col. Robert Koester, senior Army instructor at Dooly County High School, said the Army required high schools to trim about $100,000 from the June 10-14 camp under the sequester cuts that went into effect March 1.
 
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that students from about 30 schools will take part in events which include rappelling, water safety, obstacle courses and jumping from the 34-foot tower at Eubanks Field.
 
Students with the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps live in dorms at Columbus State University during the camp. Buses transport them to Fort Benning daily for activities.
 

Free Football Camp for First 250 Kids

Free Football Camp for First 250 Kids

Youth football camp is back! 

The 4th Annual Kids and Pros youth football camp is offering a free camp for the first 250 kids who register.

That's from June 3-6 from 6-9 in the evening at Tanner Park on Carl Vinson Parkway. Walkup registration will be accepted Monday evening. This camp is for kids ages 7-13.

You can also register online at www.kidsandpros.com

The camp will feature a former Atlanta Falcon as well as former NFL players and local coaches. For every 10 kids, there will be one coach.

For question, email dawn@kidsandpros.com