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Houston school rezoning plan canceled

Houston school rezoning plan canceled

Houston County's school superintendent is telling parents their voices have been heard: The district is canceling plans to combine three elementary schools.

In a letter sent to parents Thursday, Robin Hines wrote that most people at a hearing this week opposed rezoning the Lindsay, Parkwood and Westside elementary schools.

Each school currently holds pre-K through grade 5.

Christmas outreach and programs

Christmas outreach and programs

·         The Houston County High boys’ basketball team is buying Christmas gifts for elementary students in Red Fox Run and will personally deliver the gifts.  For more information, please contact Principal Dr. Michelle Masters at 478-988-6340.

 

·         Tucker Elementary’s student lighthouse team did a tremendous job planning, advertising, collecting, and tallying 277+ cans of tomato soup for Perry Volunteer Outreach.  Principal Dr. Kim Halstead said, “They would make GREAT interviewees.  They are available between 8:30-3:30 each day.”  She added that the cans on display in the front will make a great photo op.  In addition, the Santa Shop is available for shoppers through next week. Tucker Elementary School is located at 1300 Tucker Road in Perry.  Principal Halstead may be reached at 478-988-6278.

Houston County students perform holiday concert at Galleria Mall

Houston County students perform holiday concert at Galleria Mall

Twenty elementary school choruses from Houston County will perform at the Galleria Mall in Centerville beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Dec. 14, 2013.  They will perform throughout the day near the food court until 7:30 p.m.

 

The schedule follows.

·         9:00 a.m. ~ Shirley Hills Elementary

·         9:30 a.m. ~ David Perdue Elementary

·         10:00 a.m. ~ David Perdue Primary

·         10:30 a.m. ~ Hilltop Elementary

·         11:00 a.m. ~ Pearl Stephens Elementary

·         11:30 a.m. ~ Parkwood Elementary

PHS FFA Landscape Team wins second at National

PHS FFA Landscape Team wins second at National

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Perry High School’s FFA placed second in the nation in the Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event.  Perry High’s team members are (pictured from left):  Brandon Crosby, Alex Heath, Zach Holton and Zach Wilson.  Also pictured are Dr. Argene Claxton, agriculture education teacher and FFA advisor, and Roger Phelps, event sponsor with STIHL Inc. from Virginia Beach, Va.

During the Nursery/Landscape competition, FFA members test their knowledge and skills in nursery practices and landscaping.  Participants must complete a general knowledge exam testing horticultural principles to include plant anatomy, production, marketing, turf, landscape design and maintenance.  Each participant must also complete practicums involving a landscape drawing, landscape estimating, plant propagation or potting, identification of plants, disorders and equipment. 

Westfield students help remember veterans

Westfield students help remember veterans

Fourth grade students at The Westfield School presented a special Veterans’ Day program to help fellow students and their families remember those who have served and who serve presently in our military to protect our country and the freedom we enjoy. Students performed several patriotic songs at the program which was highlighted by an empty chair ceremony. The program was directed by fourth grade teachers, Mrs. Glynelle Beeland and Mrs. Lynn Garrett, and Lower School music teacher Mrs. Deborah Walker.

WRHS Hosts 16th Annual Heart of Georgia Band Competition

WRHS Hosts 16th Annual Heart of Georgia Band Competition

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – The Warner Robins High School Band and Band Boosters are pleased to announce that the 16th Annual Heart of Georgia Marching Band Invitational will be held at McConnell-Talbert Stadium on Oct. 26, 2013.  One of the premier marching contests in Georgia, Warner Robins High will host more than 20 bands of all sizes from various schools across the state.  Gates open at 10:00 a.m.  Performances begin at 10:00 a.m. and last until the awards ceremonies at 9:30 p.m.

There will be a variety of music during 20+ half-time shows by bands from across the state, to include our own Warner Robins High Demon Marching Band.  Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Middle school band students who wear their school band shirts are admitted free of charge.  Concessions will be sold, to include funnel cakes, cotton candy and beverages. 

Free Flu Vaccine Offered at Houston Co. Schools

Free Flu Vaccine Offered at Houston Co. Schools

Free flu vaccines are being offered to students on Houston County campuses from October 23 through December 10.

Parents are invited to be present at the time of their child's shot, especially for parents of elementary school children, according to a release.

Consent forms will be sent home to parents if you wish for your child to receive the vaccination.

Teachers and staff will also be able to receive the shot and there will be no out of pocket expense for those with Medicaid, Peachcare, Medicare Part B, Wellcare, Amerigroup, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, or a state benefit plan through United Healthcare or Cigna. For more information, call 478-929-7767.

Here's when vaccines will be given at each school:

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