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THE ZONE

COMMUNITY

Covering our Local Schools June 2011

School Education is Power

Volume 4, Issue 6

GMC students compete at MathFest Early Learning Center

Baldwin High School

John Milledge Academy

Oak Hill Middle School

Blandy Hills Elementary

Creekside Elementary

Eagle Ridge Elementary

Midway Elementary

Sinclair Christian Academy

GMC Prep School

The GMC Middle School Math Team participated in the Georgia MathFest at the World Congress Center in Atlanta. There were more htan 8,500 first through eighth grade students. There were 20 members of the middle school team that included sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. They competed in an individual and a group competition against other middle school students in Georgia. Six GMC students advanced to the regional tournament: Alex Bradley, Cierra Butts, Megan Leben, Patrick Lewis, Trip Williams and Analese Bridges. Other participants include: Zabian Jones, Nicholas Trussell, Caitlin Vinson, Andrew Weimer, Trevor Yeager, Sarai Mapp, Calli McMullen, Annaleah Phillips, Charlene Ubah, Madison Waddell, Jeff Conner, Bronte Joseph, Carrie Mzik and Ashley Vinson. Pictured are the six students that advanced to the state competition. Front row (l to r): Cierra Butts (sixth grade), Megan Leben (sixth grade), Alex Bradley (sixth grade); back row (l to r) Trip Williams (seventh grade), Analese Bridges (eighth grade) and Patrick Lewis (seventh grade).

ERE students explore the Promethean Board Mrs. McCroskey and Mrs. Johnson’s kindergarten class at Eagle Ridge Elementary get a kick out of using their Promethean Board! The class had a great time learning number words and numerals using their new board. Oh what fun learning can be! Pictured are students Jaquan and Keon.


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Midway students create COMMUNITY their own treasure maps School is published monthly by The Union-Recorder 165 Garrett Way • Milledgeville, GA 31061 The Union-Recorder thanks all of the many advertisers who support the Community School Zone

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Mrs. Hitchcock’s third grade class at Midway Elementary wrapped up the chapter book, ‘Pirates Past Noon,’ with an activity that included creating their own treasure maps and ‘treasure.’ After hiding their treasure, the students exchanged maps and searched on the playground to find each other’s treasure. The chapter book is just one in the series of Magic Tree House books written by Mary Pope Osborne and the class thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.

Eagle Ridge students enjoy Green Eggs and Ham

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Mrs. Crane and Mrs. Eubanks’ kindergarten class at Eagle Ridge Elementary says ‘We like green eggs and ham. We like them Sam I Am.’ Pictured are Mrs. Eubanks, Antonio Edwards and Tymeir Taylor enjoying green eggs and ham on Dr. Seuss’ birthday.


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GMC physics students test bridges

Maj. Clay McElheny’s senior physic’s classes recently studied the dynamics of bridge building. After weeks of study, the students built their own bridges out of balsa wood. They used their knowledge of structures and the math and physics associated with bridge building. Upon completion of the project, the students ‘tested’ their bridges by placing weight on it until its breaking point was reached. Some of them were really strong and well constructed.

GMC student is state winner in River of Words Environmental Poetry and Art Project Dawson Huff of Georgia Military College Prep School, is a state winner in the River of Words Environmental Poetry and Art Contest. His winning poem is called, “Deer Stand.” Each year, in affiliation with The Library of Congress Center for the Book, River of Words conducts a free international poetry and art contest for youth on the theme of WATERSHED. The contest is designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of the place they live, and to express, through poetry and art, what they discover. Huff ’s poem, along with the other state winners, will travel to schools, libraries, nature centers, conferences, parks, science centers, and government buildings for one year in the “Georgia River of Words Exhibition.”

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Eagle Ridge students study types of literature

Mrs. Crane and Mrs. Eubanks' kindergarten class at Eagle Ridge Elementary has learned the steps to writing in a variety of genres. Pictured are the students showing off their response to literature, narrative and informational class books.

Blandy students win breakfast promotion prizes Pictured is Blandy Hills Principal Charlene Thorpe, school nutrition manager Carolyn Rozier, Jon Samples of Samples Institutional Foods, and students Jordon Hartry and Javez Foreman, bicycle winners in te Blandy breakfast promotion. Samples donated a girls and boys bicycle for the occasion.

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Blandy students retell ‘The Little Red Hen’

Ms. Black's kindergarten class at Blandy Hills Elementary have worked hard this year on retelling the story, ‘The Little Red Hen.’ The boys and girls had so much fun acting out the story. Pictured: Shantaleea Armalin (Little Red Hen), Elaina Jett (cat), Cheyenne Gilaman (Dog) and Camiyus Williams (mouse).

Blair, Baig are top AR readers at Creekside Lyssa Blair (left), first place and Tahira Baig, second place, show off their Accelerated Reader trophies. They are the top Accelerated Readers in Mrs. Phillips’s fourth grade class at Creekside Elementary for the 20102011 school year.

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Pruett guest reads to Eagle Ridge class

Mrs. Crane and Mrs. Eubanks' kindergarten class at Eagle Ridge Elementary would like to thank Mr. Pruett for reading ‘The Lorax’ by Dr. Seuss to the class for Reading Across America time. Mr. Pruett is a second grade teacher at ERE.

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JMA fifth-graders utilize SMART Board technology

John Milledge Academy fifth-graders used SMART Board technology to make their history presentations more interesting. Recently, Mrs. Bentley’s fifth grade American History classes taught their classmates about life in the United States. Each group was required to teach the class the material assigned, make a poster, and find a website to show and manipulate using the SMART Board Technology in the fifth grade classroom. The students were very successful, learned a lot, and had MUCH fun while accomplishing their goals.

Midway hosts Field Day Midway Elementary recently celebrated Field Day at Lockerly. Game stations were set up around the grounds by Coach Jones, PE teacher at Midway Elementary. The kids had a blast playing kickball and dodgeballl, running relays, jumping rope, hula hooping, and many other activities. The students also learned about bugs and animals and their environments. It was a day full of fun and learning. Pictured is Mrs. Sills’ third grade class getting ready for a spirited tug-of war.

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Eagle Ridge students enjoy making their own kites Mrs. McCroskey and Mrs. Johnson’s kindergarten class at Eagle Ridge had a great time making kites as part of their March Home Project. A special thanks to all the parents who helped out with these projects! The kids have a great time sharing their kites with their classmates!

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Tori reads to her class at Eagle Ridge Elementary

Mrs. McCroskey and Mrs. Johnson’s kindergarten class at Eagle Ridge Elementary love reading books. The class had a special guest reader named Tori. What makes her so special is that she is a classmate of theirs. The class enjoyed getting to hear her read to them.

Area students take in a Braves game

Nancy Rice (r), Georgia School Nutrition Program director and president of the National School Nutrition Association, is seen with Oak Hill Middle School and Creekside students Isaac , Dakota and Skyler Hard and Cordes Seabrook (l) with Baldwin County School Nutrition Program.


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Blandy Elementary students go green

Ms. Black and Mr. Williams’ class at Blandy Hills Elementary enjoyed celebrating Saint Patrick's Day in March by wearing green.


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Midway students study life on the farm

Mrs. Bellflower’s first grade class at Midway Elementary took a wonderful field trip to Kackleberry Farms in Louisville. This was an interactive, educational experience learning about farming and agriculture.


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Digger Dog visits Sinclair Christian Academy

On April 20, Georgia 811's mascot, Digger Dog, visited Sinclair Christian Academy encouraging students in kindergarten through fourth grade to ‘know what's below and call before they dig.’ Sharing safety information and having a bit of fun, Digger explained the importance of not damaging underground utility lines by digging safely, how to be safe near overhead power lines and what to do if the power lines are down. He also demonstrated the smell of natural gas and what students should do if they smell it. Digger also discusses what the little colored flag and paint on the ground represent and that students should never move the flags. For more information about Digger Dog and his presentation call (770) 823-3936. For more information about Georgia 811 or the Georgia Dig Law visit www.Georgia811.com. The number to ‘Call Before You Dig’ is 811.

Eagle Ridge students earn PBS cafe tickets

Eagle Ridge Elementary celebrates its students that go above and beyond with dancing at the PBS cafe. PBS is the Positive Behavior Support program that ERE is using to promote positive behavior in our students. Pictured is Mrs. Butts having a celebratory dance with the kindergarten students that have earned enough PBS tickets to attend the PBS cafe.


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