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Report cards for Georgia schools released

Report cards for Georgia schools released

ATLANTA (AP) - State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. But high schools on average are struggling to boost their students' performance.

That's according to new data released on Monday. The state is releasing two years of scores for school districts, including an update to previously released 2012 numbers.

The original 2012 numbers were the result of a similar system, rating schools on a scale of 100.

BCHS Royal Singers to hold "Spring Musical Review."

The BCHS Royal Singers will hold their "Spring Musical Review" April 27 and 29 at the high school auditorium.  Showtimes are 3 pm that Sunday, 7 pm on Tuesday.  Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students.

Bleckley BOE approves transfer of English teacher to assistant principal

Bleckley BOE approves transfer of English teacher to assistant principal

The Bleckley Board of Education approved the transfer of high school English teacher Lara Rowland to assistant principal at BCHS during Tuesday's meeting.  It'll be effective in the 2014-15 school year.  

Rowland was also listed in the board minutes athletic staffing plan for 2014-15 as assistant tennis coach for BCHS.

MGSC to join National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

MGSC to join National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Middle Georgia State College will join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics this fall.

The NAIA formally extended the invitation Monday, April 14, during its annual convention of member schools. It's a major step for Middle Georgia State, a bachelor's degree-granting institution moving toward university status.

Bleckley BOE approves transfer of principals

Bleckley BOE approves transfer of principals

The Bleckley Board of Education approved the transfer of two principals at a called session held Friday afternoon. Dr. Trey Belflower, principal at Bleckley Middle School, will be the new principal of Bleckley County High Schol. Michelle Dyal, current assistant principal at BCHS, will be the new principal at the middle school.

The transfers will be effective for the 2014-15 school year and were made because of the pending resignation of current BCHS principal Anthony Jenkins.  

Accepted at the March 18 board meeting, his resignation will be effective June 30.

"Hamburgers" at the BCHS prom

"Hamburgers" at the BCHS prom

It's been an exciting few weeks for Bleckley County High School senior Hunter Heath.  The well-liked special needs student got to attend when his friend Bryant Trice signed to play baseball with East Georgia College.  

He turned 19 on March 22.

Leading up to his birthday, mom Margaret Spielman created a Facebook page entitled "Hamburgers for Hunter" where people were invited to post photos of themselves holding up two fingers.  It's Hunter's sign for "hamburgers" and he does it when taking a picture.

The page, still active, drew over 1,00 likes and pictures from celebrities including Jason Aldean.  Saturday night, the BCHS prom was held.  Hunter attended with Kadijah Frederick of Hawkinsville.  Both stopped at the walkthrough and of course gave the "hamburger" sign for the picture.

Bleckley FFA Alumni Association meeting April 14

The next Bleckley FFA Alumni Association meeting will be April 14 in the Bleckley County High School media center.  It's open to anyone in the community wishing to support Bleckley FFA, previous membership or alumni status not required.  

Call Cindy Felkins, 478-298-2280, for more information.