Middle Georgia Tech
James Stevenson, author of “The $5 Billion Misunderstanding,” will be a featured guest speaker Tuesday at the Middle Georgia Technical College Auditorium.
Middle Georgia Technical College, Defense Acquisition University and the National Contract Management Association are presenting the 10 a.m. event. “The $5 Billion Misunderstanding” is a history of the Navy’s failed A-12 Avenger II stealth bomber program.
The event is free and open to the public. Local contractors and members of the acquisition technology and logistics industries, and supporting industries are encouraged to attend. No pre-registration is required.
For more information contact Donna Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 478-988-6800, extension 3005.
Macon State College will observe Constitution Day from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Walker Auditorium on the Warner Robins Campus.
The event will feature games, including "Political Jeopardy!" to help participants learn more about the U.S. Constitution. Pocket-sized copies of the Constitution will be distributed and voter registration forms will be available.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Julie Lester, assistant professor of political science, at email@example.com.
School council schedules announced
Tucker Elementary School has scheduled its school council meetings for the current school year. All meetings are to take place 5 p.m. in the media center.
Meetings are set for Sept. 30, Dec. 16, Jan. 13 and March 10. School council elections are to be held April 19.
Tucker Elementary is at 1300 Tucker Road in Perry. For more information, contact Principal Kim Halstead at Kimberly.Halstead@hcbe.net or 478-988-6278.
Quail Run Elementary School has rescheduled three previously announced school council meetings. Meetings rescheduled are to take place 7:30 a.m. Sept. 27, Feb. 14 and April 18. School council elections are to take place 5 p.m. May 10 in the art room.
Quail Run Elementary is at 250 Smithville Church Road in Warner Robins. For more information, contact Principal Cheryl Thomas at Cheryl.Thomas@hcbe.net or 478-953-0415.
Free sports injury clinics offered
Houston Healthcare is offering free Saturday Sports Injury Clinics to all Houston County middle and high school student athletes.
The clinic is open every Saturday during football season from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Pavilion Rehabilitation Center. Houston Healthcare’s certified Athletic Trainers and physicians on staff at Houston Medical Center and Perry Hospital will be available to evaluate and treat sports injuries at no cost to the student athlete.
No physicals will be performed and the clinics are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Pavilion Rehabilitation Center is at 233 North Houston Road in Warner Robins. For more information, contact the Pavilion at 478-923-2937.
Gifted program to present
The Houston County Board of Education Gifted Program has planned main events for the current school year.
Events for the elementary schools gifted program - Fostering Originality Creativity Unique ideas, Self-direction (FOCUS) – and secondary schools are listed are to take place:
Nov. 6: Creativity Carnival, Feagin Mill Middle with UGA and the Houston County Association of Gifted Children; Nov. 11 - 14: National Association of Gifted Children 57th Annual Convention, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta; Nov. 13: NAGC Convention Parent Day. In addition, Feagin Mill Middle School teacher Peggy McCall will present “Geocaching – GPS Cache Hunt” and Houston County FOCUS teachers will present “K-5 Curriculum Stations for Gifted Learners.”
Dec. 2: Houston County Association for Gifted Children meeting, 6 p.m., Feagin Mill Middle School.
Jan. 25: Governors Honors Program Breakfast, Herman Ragin Center, Perry.
April 6: Market Day, 10:30 a.m.–noon, Museum of Aviation, Century of Flight Hangar; April 29: Gifted Education Day.
May 5: Houston County Association for Gifted Children meeting, 6 p.m., Feagin Mill Middle School.
June 6-17: Summer Enhancement, grades four through six, Feagin Mill Middle School.
Jan Jacobsen is the director of Gifted and AP Programs. For more information, contact Jacobsen at 478-988-6200, extension 10393, or Jan.Jacobsen@hcbe.net.