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June's First Friday Brings Networking Opportunity

June's First Friday Brings Networking Opportunity

The event is Friday, June 3 starting at 7:30 a.m.

The Perry Chamber of Commerce notes that Supintendent of Houston County Schools Dr. Robin Hines will speak.

You can register online to attend.

Teaching & Writing Conference Expected to Draw Crowd

The eighth Georgia Conference on Teaching Writing and Reading is scheduled for June 7 and 8, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter’s Miller-Murphy-Howard building in Perry

That's according to a Houston County Board of Education news release.

Approximately 1,000 teachers and administrators from across the U.S. are expected to attend this conference.

The Board of Education news release says the conference is an excellent opportunity for K-12 educators who seek to improve student performance.

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters through presentations, workshops and informal discussions. 

Presentations are led by individuals who have written and published professional books, children’s literature and other professional resources. 

Gov. Launches Design Contest for New Car Tags


Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that the Department of Revenue will host a contest to design for a new Georgia license plate.

The design contest will begin on Monday, May 23. The deadline is Friday, June 17. 

Individuals are asked to submit original artwork. Any Georgian citizen or business authorized to do business in the state of Georgia is welcome to enter the contest.

The public will be given a chance to choose three semi-finalists through an online vote from June 24-July 8. After the online voting, the three semi-finalists will be presented to Gov. Deal.

He will then announce the winning design on July 15.

See the rules, guidelines, design template and an entry-waiver form for the contest.



Contest submissions may be sent to:


PHS Students Win Regional Awards at All State Art Symposium

PHS Students Win Regional Awards at All State Art Symposium


Sixteen Perry High students were selected as regional winners. 

Six students were also selected for the All-State Art Symposium exhibition:  Matt Jones, 11th grade; Tyler Claxton, 10th grade; Janea Feeney 10th grade; Megan Ashcroft, 12th grade; Tiffany Nance, 10th grade; and Teyana Stokeling, 11th grade.   

The symposium had more than 1,230 works submitted for regional judging. 

From this group, 485 works were selected as regional winners. 

Finally, the two state judges selected 146 works representing 49 art teachers from 36 high schools for the state exhibition. 

Kennesaw State University hosted the event again this year.

Perry High’s six students attended an awards ceremony May 6. 

Upcoming School Performances & Camps




Veterans High Presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

May 18, 19 and 20 at 7:00 p.m.

May 21 at 3:00 p.m.

$8 for adults, $5 for students

 VHS Theatre


For more information, please e-mail Cynthia.Sams@hcbe.net.



Feagin Mill Middle School Band Spring Concert

Thursday, May 19

7:00 p.m.



For more information, please e-mail Lloyd.McDonald@hcbe.net.




State Art Council Moves to Georgia Department of Economic Development

Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation May 12 that officially moves Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) under the operational umbrella of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) beginning July 1, 2011, the start of the state’s fiscal year. House Bill 264, which contained specific language regarding the transfer, was passed virtually unanimously by the House and Senate during the 2011 legislative session.

That's according to a Governor's Office news release.

Perry High Presents "Zombie Prom"

The performance is set for May 12-14, 7 p.m. nightly at the Perry High School Theater.

Admission is: $8 for adults, $5 for students, and $10 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or reservations can be made.

Call 478-988-6298, ext. 21320 for tickets or for more information.