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Reverse beauty pageant raises funds for Buddy Ball.

Reverse beauty pageant raises funds for Buddy Ball.

There was something different about the contestants in a beauty pagent held Friday night in the BCHS auditorium.  Some of the names were unique, Ivory Bliss Nesbit.  They had wigs, some wore tennis shoes.  These "ladies" were actually male BCHS students participating in the first ever Miss Royal Reverse Pageant.  A fundraiser for Buddy Ball, donations from People's Choice awards went into a check presented to organizer Danette Rogers.  The pageant raised $592.41.

Bleckley BOE accepts resignations, fills position, as part of called meeting.

The Bleckley Board of Education held a special called meeting Tuesday night for whole board training as well as action on personnel matters. They accepted the resignations of teacher, assistant football coach, as well as head boys basketball coach Randall Owens plus middle and high school band director Steve Whitaker. According to the minutes, each are effective June 30. Matthew McClellan was hired as new band director. The profile on Owens' Twitter account states he is now an assistant football and boys basketball coach at Veterans High School. 

BCHS seniors affirm their commitment to teaching.

BCHS seniors affirm their commitment to teaching.

The Bleckley County High School Media Center has hosted many signings, all of them athletic. Tuesday afternoon, a different kind of ceremony was held. As part of Georgia Future Educators Signing Day held at local school systems, a signing ceremony took place for five BCHS seniors who plan to go into education. Attendees including family, friends, school officials, as well as representatives from both Middle Georgia State University and Georgia College and State University.  Each signed a letter committing themselves to teach. The ceremony was organized by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Andrea Williams. 

Blood drive at BCHS May 17.

Bleckley County High School HOSA will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive May 17.  It will be from 2-6 pm inside the high school gym.

Summer Meal Program will offer meals to local children.

Bleckley County School's Nutrition Program will once again participate in the Seamless Summer Meals program and offer meals for children ages 1-18.  It begins May 28 and will run through July 20.  No meals will be served July 2-6.   Breakfast and lunch will be provided at various locations in the community, an evening meal will be served at the Bleckley County Learning Center, 242 East Dykes Street, Monday-Thursday from 5:30-7 pm.

Those interested in having meals provided for their summer program, activity or Vacation Bible School must attend one of two mandatory training sessions May 15 at 2 or 6 pm at the Board of Education offices, 242 North Dykes Street.  Contact Kelli Green for more information, (478)934-2821, kelli_green@bleckley.k12.ga.us

BCMS Spring Musical May 11.

Bleckley County Middle School's choral and drama department will present their spring musical The Ever After May 11 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  Admission is $3 adults, $1 students.

Last menus of the school year.

To find out what the Bleckley School Nutrition staff will be preparing for the final month of school, click here.