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Spots remain for 2015-16 Bleckley Pre-K

Bleckley Pre-K announced this week a few spots remain for the 2015-16 school year. Those spots will be filled on a first come, first serve, basis.

If you would like your child to attend, call the Pre-K office at 478-934-9094, or stop by the office located at 242 E. Dykes Street.  Once the spots are filled, enrollees will be placed on a waiting list.

The following documentation is required for registration: birth certificate; Social Security card; proof of residence (power/utility bill, property tax receipt, car tag receipt); verification of Medicaid, Food Stamps, SSI (if applicable); current immunization record (form 3231); and vision, hearing, dental and nutrition screening (form 3300).  

Middle Georgia State becomes a University

Wednesday, Middle Georgia State officially became Middle Georgia State University.

The move was approved during a March 18 Board of Regents meeting. While there will be receptions held on all five campuses the week of July 6, most of the celebrations are set for fall when more new and returning students will be on campus.

A news release stated that some of the firsts will include Middle Georgia State's first Homecoming celebration and first freshmen convocation.

To read more, click here.

Communities in Schools/Walmart collecting school supplies for Bleckley students

Communities in Schools/Family Connection of Cochran-Bleckley County and Walmart of Cochran are collecting school supplies for Bleckley students. Throughout July, a donation bucket will be at the storefront where donations of school supplies can be dropped off.

Those supplies will be collected weekly by employees and distributed to schools before the first day of school on August 6. Please contact Regina Smith, 478-934-4300, for more information.

Middle Georgia State issues statement on move to university status, master's degrees.

Middle Georgia State College announced Wednesday that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC), had not approved the college's request for a level change for fall semester. As a result, they will be unable to offer master's degrees this fall.  However, the college stresses their move to university status remains unchanged and issued the following statement on the situation

"Middle Georgia State was recently informed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC), the regional accrediting agency, that our initial request for a level-change was not approved for the fall semester.  

Middle Georgia State releases finalized list of graduates

Middle Georgia State released a final list of graduates from the Class of 2015 Monday.  Here are the students who graduated from Cochran and their degrees.

Bleckley Schools Teacher of the Year announced

Bleckley Schools Teacher of the Year announced

The Bleckley County School System announced Wednesday that Audrey Hall was the Teacher of the Year. She was presented with the honor at the end of year convocation held last month.

Hall is a second grade math, science, and social studies teacher at Bleckley Primary. She was named primary school Teacher of the Year this past January. To read more, click here.

Cochran students make MGA President's, Dean's Lists

Middle Georgia State College announced the Spring 2015 President's and Dean's Lists Tuesday. Students making the President's List had at least a 3.8 GPA, Dean's List students had at least a 3.5. Both required a certain number of credit hours to qualify.

Those who made the President's List from Cochran: