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Houston County's high school graduations schedule released

Houston County's high school graduations schedule released

High school graduation ceremonies for Houston County are scheduled at the times listed below at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter:

May 23-24

2014 Houston County Graduations

Houston Co. Career Academy May 23  6 p.m.

Warner Robins High  May 23  8 p.m.

Veterans High  May 24  9 a.m.

Perry High  May 24  12 p.m.

Houston Co. High  May 24  3 p.m.

Northside High  May 24  6 p.m.

Mark Scott named finalist for Houston County superintendent

Mark Scott named finalist for Houston County superintendent


Houston County's school board has named their choice to be their next school superintendent.

He's Mark Scott, former principal at Northside High School and currently the assistant superintendent for human resources.

But it's not official until the district negotiates a contract with Scott. The board votes again on April 8.

Last Friday, they interviewed Scott and a second candidate, whose name was not released.

Westfield students recognized as national AP scholars

Westfield students recognized as national AP scholars

Twenty-one students at The Westfield School earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

Two students, Peyton Marshall and Valerie McLure, qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Trey Spillers qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Pre-K openings at Lindsey, Pearl Stephens Elementary

Pre-K openings at Lindsey, Pearl Stephens Elementary

Lindsey Elementary and Pearl Stephens Elementary have openings for Pre-Kindergarten students.  The positions will be filled out of zone on a first-come, first-served basis for those not already enrolled in a Bright from the Start Pre-K program.  There are two openings at each school.  

Pre-K students must be four years old on or before September 1.  Only a parent or legal guardian may register a child.  Registration is at the Central Registration office, which is open 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Pre-K registration requires the following items:

·         Parent/Guardian Photo ID

·         Certified Birth Certificate

·         Guardianship/Custody Orders if the child does not live with his natural parents

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Houston County Schools won't make up weather days

Houston County Schools won't make up weather days

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – The Houston County School System will not make up the school days missed due to inclement weather.  On Feb. 20, 2014, the State Board of Education approved State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge’s recommendation to give school districts flexibility to decide whether or not to make up the days.  Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines has decided that Houston County will not make up the one day that exceeded the four days allowed for inclement weather.

Houston County Superintendent to retire

Houston County Superintendent to retire

Houston County Superintendent Robin Hines announced Friday morning that he will retire at the end of the school year.

Hines made the announcement to the Board of Education staff during a regularly scheduled meeting.

He e-mailed a letter to other system staff, saying, "I want to let you know that after much consideration, I have made the decision to retire at the end of this school year."