Opportunities Abound in Bibb Schools
August 28, 2015
Central High 2015 Graduate Named Jackie Robinson Scholar
Cristopher Thompson, a Central High School graduate from the Class of 2015, was named a Jackie Robinson Scholar this summer. The Jackie Robinson Scholarship is presented to graduating, minority high school seniors who show leadership potential and demonstrated a dedication to community service. Only 90 students nationwide are named each year as Jackie Robinson Scholars.
During his senior year, Cristopher also received a scholarship from the Horatio Alger Foundation. The scholarship is funded through the generosity of the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation. Cristopher was one of 50 students in the state of Georgia to receive this scholarship.
Cristopher was the founder and president of the Habitat for Humanity Club at Central. He served as treasurer of the senior class and senior representative for the Key Club. He was also a member of Central’s National Honor Society Chapter and Student Council.
Outside of school, Cristopher is an active member in his community. He organized a nonprofit group of young adults in his community who aid the elderly with yard work, housework, or other tasks.
“It is really great to receive recognition for the activities I am doing for my school and community,” he said. “It is really nice to know someone else believes in you.”
Cristopher is now a freshman at Bates College in Maine, where he was accepted into the honors program. He plans to become a financier.
Students Learn How to Take Portraits During Career Day
Burghard Opportunity Center will be hosting Career Day events twice a month to give students in the program the opportunity to hear speakers from various types of backgrounds and who have excelled in their career.
The first visitor was Matthew Odum of Matt Odum Photography. All students were able to listen, ask questions and learn how to take a professional photo during the session. Mr. Odum was able to offer them information on free classes held in the community if they are interested in pursuing photography as a career.
Mr. Odum is a graduate of Westside High School. He attended Mercer University and received his bachelor’s degree in Human Services. In his spare time, Mr. Odum volunteers as a soccer coach at Westside High School. In his second year as an entrepreneur, Mr. Odum has received several awards and numerous contracts from such organizations as Mercer University and NewTown Macon.
District Challenges Students to Take Attendance Challenge
United Way to Host 'Attendance Cafe'
The United Way of Central Georgia will host its first “Attendance Café” on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in recognition of National Attendance Awareness Month.
The event will take place in the Peyton Anderson Community Services Center, Juanita Jordan Room, located at 277 MLK Jr. Boulevard, Macon, Georgia 31201. Seating is limited.
For more information, contact Dr. Deborah Patrice Hamlin at (478) 621-7837
Elementary Media Specialist Appointed to GAE Board of Directors
Bernd Elementary Receives School Supply Donation from GEICO
Porter Elementary Illustrates What Makes Strong Character, Leadership
Board Approves Grant Funding for Four Afterschool Programs
Schools receiving new grant awards this year are Morgan/Veterans Elementary and Southfield Elementary. Schools receiving continued funding of the grant awards are Riley Elementary and Union Elementary Schools.
The 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant is a five-year federal grant that is monitored by the State Board of Education. The grant will be renewed and approved, in an open meeting, each year by the State Board of Education and the local Board of Education. The grants for these schools will allow for 72 student slots at each school. These grants focus on math, reading, science curriculum, homework help and access to enrichment activities.
Programs will be geared toward students who have been identified as: scoring below grade level in reading, math and science; at risk of being retained or have been retained; and who may have discipline or attendance problems. Parents will be notified and students will be invited to attend the program.
Governor's Honors Program Attendees Recognized
Sponsors Thanked for RaiderFest Support
Howard Middle Flexible Learning Program Recognized for Math Achievement
District Media Festival Winners Recognized
Regularly Scheduled Monthly Committee and Board Meetings
Thursday, Sep. 17th, 4pm
484 Mulberry St
VISION: Each student demonstrates strength of character
and is college or career ready.
MISSION: The Bibb County School District will develop
a highly trained staff and an engaged community dedicated
to educating each student for a 21st century global society.