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Perry student opposes new HCBOE finals policy

A Perry High School rising senior didn't have to take any final exams last semester or the two before that.

 

 

 

That's because a Houston County Board of Education policy allowed students who meet certain grade, discipline, and attendance requirements to skip the finals.

 

Georgia Cyber Academy graduates first class

Georgia Cyber Academy graduates first class

(WXIA) -- The Class of 2014 is the very first class to graduate from Georgia Cyber Academy, the state's free online public school.

The school will hold a graduation ceremony at noon on Saturday, May 31 at the Gwinnett Center. More than 300 graduating seniors are scheduled to walk across the stage.

"We're so proud of each of our graduates, all of whom have taken the individualized learning that comes with GCA's online curriculum and worked with GCA's world-class teachers to adapt it to best serve and support their own academic successes," GCA head of school Matt Arkin said in a release.

Perry health inspection ratings

Perry health inspection ratings

See how Perry restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from April 23-May 23.

  • 100-American Deli
  • 100-Coffee Cup on the Green
  • 100-Papa John's
  • 100-Rusty's
  • 100-Skipper Johns of Perry
  • 96-Domino's Pizza
  • 93-Subway
  • 91-Krystal
  • 89-New Perry Hotel
  • 88-McDonalds
  • 87-Captain D's
  • 87-Longhorn, on May 13. On May 6, inspectors gave the restaurant a score of 75. They returned on May 13 for an improved score of 87.
  • 84-S. Deli & Wings
  • 82-Autumn Terrace
  • 81-Sonny's Real Pit BBQ

Perry named among Top 10 Best Places in Georgia

Perry named among Top 10 Best Places in Georgia

PERRY, Ga.-Life is good in Perry. The Houston County was named on Movoto's recent list of the Best Places in Georgia.

The real estate blog examined all of Georgia's cities with a population of at least 10,000 before narrowing it down to 11 (nine of which are in metro Atlanta; two cities tied for 10th place). It used such statistics as amenities, cost of living, median household income, crime, tax and unemployment rates, and commute times to determine the ranking.

The top 10 include:

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Many parents and educators across the U.S. are coming to realize the benefits to students of Olympic Sport Fencing.  Sport fencing has been a small but ever present sport in America since the 19th century.  Usually, and erroneously, associated with the privileged class, it has found little place at large in the ball dominate sports arena in America.  However, that view has been changing rapidly over the 25 years.  The U.S. has grown steadily in world prominence including generation of World Champions and Olympic Gold and Silver medalist.  This growth is attributed with broader media coverage but also with a concerted effort by coaches and fencing enthusiast to promote this exciting sport at the middle school and high school levels around the country.  This moves fencing out from the traditional private salles (clubs) and college environments so as to make it accessible to everyone who is interested. 

Westside Elementary STEM initiative teaches children & feeds the hungry

Westside Elementary STEM initiative teaches children & feeds the hungry

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Westside Elementary School has received 20 Tower Gardens to grow organic food on the campus using a vertical aeroponic system.  On May 14 at 10:00 a.m., Principal Dr. Cynthia Hammond and Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines will “plant” the first seeds in the towers.

This science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiative grows plants from seeds using water and nutrients.  Soil, pesticides and light are not required.  Each compact tower can grow as many as 44 plants in about 30 days.  The farm can produce a variety of vegetables and fruits such as raspberries, tomatoes, cabbage, basil and cilantro. 

IMPACTorg and Americans for Schools are partnering to provide Westside with the Tower Gardens as a pilot program.  If all goes well, all 38 Houston County schools will be offered similar aeroponic or aquaponic farm systems.