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Northside High Hosts Junior Night

Northside High School is holding a Junior Night Tuesdayat 6:30 p.m. in the Ray Horne Auditorium. 

Information will be presented about the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) and other graduation requirements. 

A College Fair will also be a part of the event with about 12 exhibitors on display in the cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m.

To help ensure success in high school, parents and students will receive information about the GHSGT, preparation, tutoring and subject matter, a Houston County Board of Education news release says. 

The College Fair will have representatives from these colleges in attendance:  ABAC, Auburn University, Fort Valley State University, Georgia College and State University, Georgia Military College, Georgia Southern University, Macon State College, Mercer University, Middle Georgia Technical College, Valdosta State University, Wesleyan College and Young Harris College. 

King Chapel Elementary Opens Family Living Center

Kings Chapel Elementary School announces the opening of its family living center.  A grand opening and ribbon cutting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. 

A reception with refreshments will follow.   

Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the new family living center features a full kitchen, laundry room, dining room and living area, a Houston County Board of Education news release says. 

The living center will allow students with disabilities to acquire and practice daily living skills.

Kings Chapel Elementary is located at 460 Arena Road in Perry. 

Paulette Tompkins serves as principal.  For further information, please contact her at 478-988-6273 or Paulette.Tompkins@hcbe.net.

Flint Energies Announces April 1 Rate Change for Some Members, Not Residential

While Flint Energies’ residential rate will remain steady at the current 9.5 cents per kilowatt-hour, the Board of Directors have taken action to make changes in several rate schedules, effective Apr. 1, 2011.

About 7100 members billed under the Small General Service rate (FSGS-20) which covers businesses under 20 kilowatts (kW) of demand will see a slight increase in their costs as the base charge moves from $20 to $22 per month, a Flint Energies news release says. Their energy charge will remain the same.

Perry Chiropractic Health Center Hosts Annual 'Doctors with a Heart'

Perry Chiropractic Health Center (PCHC) will host its annual Doctors with a Heart Day February 15.

On this day, PCHC will give away its services in exchange for non-perishable food items for "Loaves and Fishes."

Loaves and Fishes is a local program that can provide food to families in time of need.

In a news release, Dr. Brian Gillis of PCHS recommends that people schedule spinal evaluations for February 15.

To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call 478-987-9666.

Career Fair for High School Students

Area high school sophomores will participate in a career fair Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Agricenter in Perry. 

The 15th annual Dr. Maxx Career Fair Scavenger Hunt will take place in the McGill Marketplace building from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m, a Houston County Board of Education news release says.

Approximately 1,000 students from Houston, Dooly, Peach and Pulaski counties will attend. 

The purpose of the event is to help students plan for their future. 

The career fair will inform them about job opportunities and the requirements for different occupations, providing insight into a variety of careers.

Celebrating School Counselors

National School Counseling Week will be celebrated Feb. 7 – 11, 2011. 

Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), the nationwide celebration highlights the tremendous impact and contributions of school counselors as they work to help students achieve success at school and plan for a career, a Houston County Board of Education news release says. 

About 70 certified, experienced educators serve as counselors in the Houston County School System.  Counselors have a master’s degree or higher in guidance and counseling. 

These professionals deliver a comprehensive school counseling program.  They help students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents, focusing on positive ways to enhance students’ personal, educational and career development. 

Perry High FFA, 2010-2011 State Champions

Perry High FFA, 2010-2011 State Champions

Perry High School’s FFA Senior Meats Evaluation team earned the title of State Champion during the 2010-2011 State FFA Meats Evaluation Career Development Event. 

Team members are Michael Herren, Drew Rowell, Daniel Bergman, Myles Sowell and Jared Law, a Houston County Board of Education news release says.

The Meats Evaluation event develops skills needed for careers in the meat animal industry and students become more knowledgeable consumers of meat and meat animal products.  Participants take a written exam, identify retail cuts, and grade carcasses on quality and yield grade. 

John (Chip) Bridges, Program Manager, Agricultural Education for the Georgia Department of Education, commented “It is an awesome accomplishment when a student, teacher, school, and system are recognized as a State Champion.