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BOE to continue current COVID protocols.

At a called meeting held Thursday night, the Bleckley County Board of Education decided to make no changes to the current plan of allowing asymptomatic students who would quarantine for possible exposure to COVID to do so at school with a mask after going over data for both the county and district.  Read more here.

BCES teacher named Georgia Council on Economic Education Featured Teacher.

The Georgia Council on Economic Education has named Bleckley Elementary teacher Suzanne McWhorter their “Featured Teacher” for the month of September.  A release states she’s being recognized “ for her efforts to make economics and personal finance interesting subjects to study by connecting what she teaches in her classroom to the daily lives of her students.”  The “Featured Teacher” program is designed to recognize teachers who are using interactive and creative methods to teach economics and personal finance to their students.  Winners receive a $50 Amazon gift card and signed certificate.  

Middle Georgia State names new VP of University Advancement.

Middle Georgia State names new VP of University Advancement.

Middle Georgia State University announced Mary McDonald as the new Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director of the Middle Georgia State University Foundation.  Read more here.

Called BOE meeting September 9.

There will be called meeting of the Bleckley County Board of Education September 9 at 6:30 pm in the BOE meeting room. A Tweet from the district states the meeting's purpose is to discuss COVID-19 data and act upon any other matters to come before the board.

First exhibit of school year opens inside MGA Peacock Gallery.

First exhibit of school year opens inside MGA Peacock Gallery.

Last year, many of the events held inside Middle Georgia State University’s Peacock Gallery were virtual due to COVID-19. Monday night, an in-person gallery talk was held for the “Luke Buffenmyer Painting Exhibit,: the first one of the school year. Buffenmyer, an MGA art professor on both the Cochran and Macon campuses, spoke about his works including how he would get ideas for names of his works from places such as radio and newspapers. He also answered questions from students. The exhibit will be on display through October 1. Gallery hours are 8 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, 8 am to noon on Fridays.

September menus for all schools.

Click here to view the September breakfast and lunch menus for all schools.

New exhibit opening at MGA Peacock Gallery August 30.

The Luke Buffenmyer Painting Exhibition will open in the Middle Georgia State University Peacock Gallery August 30. It's located on the first floor of Russell Hall. The exhibit will be on display through October 1. Gallery hours are 8 am-5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, 8 am to noon on Fridays. A gallery talk and opening reception for the exhibit will be held August 30 at 6 pm.