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BCHS named U.S. National Blue Ribbon School.

Bleckley County High School has been named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. BCHS is one of two schools in the state to receive the honor.  A video of the announcement can be found here. Superintendent Dr. Steve Smith said in an email announcing the news that credit goes to district employees. “Every employee of our school district shares in this honor. Every person in this school system has poured himself or herself into our students, and our students' high achievement led to this award. I am so proud of each of you, and we are so thankful for a community that supports education.

BCMS Cheerleaders have good debut despite obstacles.

Despite having three squad members out due to injury and illness, BCMS finished first in the small school division of the Middle Georgia Cheer Classic.  Read more here.

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.