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THE ZONE

COMMUNITY

Covering our Local Schools March 2011

School Education is Power

Volume 4, Issue 3

GMC students use darts in math Sinclair Christian Academy

GMC Prep School

Early Learning Center

Baldwin High School

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John Milledge Academy

Oak Hill Middle School

Students in Maj. Stephanie Williams sixth grade Accelerated Math class recently completed a probability project. In this project, students designed a dartboard that had four regions worth 100, 50, 25 and 10 points. Each of the regions represented a different percentage of the total area of the board. Upon completion, students had to present their boards to the class and explain how they found the probability of each region. Many students came up with challenging shapes and designs, and no two boards were alike. These students worked very hard and showed their ability to solve this challenging problem.

SCA celebrates new school building completion

Blandy Hills Elementary

Creekside Elementary

Eagle Ridge Elementary

Midway Elementary

On Tuesday, March 1, Sinclair Christian Academy and Mayor Bentley dedicated SCA’s new school building. The following day, all SCA students and teachers gathered in the sanctuary to celebrate the new building and the first annual Christian Education Week in Milledgeville. Pastor Andy Schulze gave a short sermon on dedicating the new building. Afterwards, everyone gathered at the new school building for a time of prayer. Dr. Bob Poole introduced Pastor Andy. He then prayed over the new building in hopes of it becoming a great blessing to the community around it. As the only Christian school in Milledgeville, SCA works hard to make sure students achieve their goals in academics as well as in their relationship with Christ. SCA hopes to become a great example to everyone around them and prepares their students to do likewise when they are out in the community.


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Schubert earns recognition Oak Hill Middle School sixth-grade student Storm Schubert was recently awarded for his hard work. He is shown with his reading certificate along with Ms. Letze (Georgia College M.A.T. Student Teacher), Mrs. Johnson (sixth grade school counselor), Mrs. Butler and Ms.

Stanley. As a reward for Storm, who always exhibits a positive attitude toward learning and has read over a million words so far this school year, he was given a reading certificate and a ticket to attend the end of the year sixth grade field trip to Wild Adventures.

Students bring pets to ELC

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Trenton brought his dog to school during Pet Week at Early Learning Center, and the class played catch with him.


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Baldwin County Firefighters visit Midway Elementary

Above: Mr. Jeff McAfee of North Baldwin Fire Rescue, Sherard Harper, Raven Burns and Jerome Anderson of Mrs. Nelanie McAfee’s Second Grade at Midway. At left: Baldwin County Firefighter Mike Durden , Sharard Harper and Melvin Goddard from Mrs. Nelanie McAfee’s Second Grade Class at Midway. Below: Firefighters from Hardwick Station and Central State Station during the presentation to Midway’s second grade students.

Midway’s second grade students are completing a unit study of non-fiction stories. One of the stories is all about a trip to a local firehouse. On Tuesday, Feb. 8, Baldwin County Firefighters from the Hardwick Station and Central State Station came to visit and talk with the students about a day in the life of a firefighter. The firefighters connected what was happening in their day with what the students were doing at the same time. For instance, they explained that they come on their shift at 7 a.m.; then they talked with the children about what is happening in their day at that time. Many of the students said they were on the bus or in the car on the way to school. After this presentation, all of the students were able to observe the different kinds of fire and rescue trucks. The firefighters explained their gear and how each truck is used during an emergency. The second grade teachers were treated to a ride on the ladder truck. On Friday, Feb. 11, Mr. Jeff McAfee of Fowler Flemister Concrete and a volunteer firefighter with North Baldwin Fire Rescue came to the school with all of his gear. He explained all of the gear and the students were allowed to have a hands-on look at it. They really enjoyed being timed while trying to put on his fireman’s suit. In return, for this wonderful presentation, on Valentine’s Day the teachers took goodies and snacks to the Hardwick Fire Station for the firefighters to enjoy. Midway appreciates all of Baldwin County’s fine fire and rescue workers and volunteers.


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Creekside student wins No Bullying coloring contest

Eagle Ridge first-graders visit with kindergarten class

At Creekside Elementary school, counselor Mrs. Davis shared important information about no bullying. As a reinforcement activity the school completed a No bullying coloring contest. Charley Cruey from Ms. Amason’s kindergarten class won the No Bullying coloring contest.

Mrs. Crane and Mrs. Eubanks' kindergarten class at Eagle Ridge Elementary would like to thank first graders (left to right) Jaquan Moore, Yusef Sanders and Keymadi Pinkston for sharing their books with our class. These students were former students of Mrs. Crane's class.

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Mrs. McCroskey and Mrs. Johnson’s kindergarten class at Eagle Ridge enjoyed reading the story ‘The Enormous Turnip.’ The class completed a graphic organizer and cooked turnips as part of their lesson. The students all agree that completing the graphic organizer was fun, but their favorite part was eating turnips! Pictured: Jaquan, Damon, Julius, Keith, Laila, Kenihis, Shyanne and Angel.


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Oak Hill MS sudents study artifacts

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BHS Skills USA team places first t region competition

Oak Hill Middle School eighth grade students in Mrs. Linda White’s Georgia history class became archeologists and began digging for artifacts that they buried after decorating pottery as Woodland Indians.

Early Learning Center students visit the museum

The Baldwin High School Skills USA Construction Club competed at the region competitions Thursday, Jan. 27. BHS entered the Team Works and Residential Wiring Competitions, placing first in both. Team Works made the highest score ever in the state, scoring 367 out of 400. The previous high mark was around 310. Team Works is made up of a four-person team required to do all phases of construction, carpentry, wiring, plumbing and masonry. The students are Barry Arrington II, Jasper Murray, Daniel Biddy and James Knowles. They will have to be one of the top 10 scores in the state to be able to advance to State Competitions held March 17, 18 and 19 in Atlanta. Residential Wiring will automatically advance to state by virtue of placing 1st at the region competitions. Marcus Dexter won the Residential Wiring Contest, beating ten other competitors. All these students have worked very hard in achieving these goals and we wish them good luck at state. Pictured are the students that went to the region competitions.

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Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. James’ class from Early Learning Center enjoyed a visit to the Georgia College dinosaur museum.

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Creekside students study aquatic life

Dr. Drummond’s fifth grade science classes at Creekside Elementary recently received two aquariums, fish, aquatic plants, and aquarium accessories valued at more than $500 through a grant from the website www.donorschoose.org and by a generous donation from the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The website allows teachers to request classroom materials which are then funded by donors from across the country. Pictured (above):: Junior scientists Dailon Brown and Kaleb Brown help to set up the class’s new aquariums. At left: Junior scientists Jorge Obispo and Chris Duncan pose beside one of the completed aquariums.

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Midway students study fossils

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Mrs. Hitchcock's third grade class from Midway Elementary enjoyed a field trip to Georgia College. The theme for the field trip was “Fossils to Space.” Joseph Dominy from Georgia College was the guide for the activities.

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JMA teachers attend writing workshop

Angie Panfil, Claire Garrett, Carla Bentley and Board Member Holley Roberts attended a workshop sponsored by the Central Georgia Writing Project of Georgia College where they learned from Carmen Agra Deedy about the characteristics of high quality children's texts and how to engage students in the writing process. Carmen Agra Deedy is a best-selling children’s book author, who has been internationally recognized for her award-winning creations, including The Yellow Star and Martina the Beautiful Cockroach. A Cuban refugee, Deedy’s stories have capivated children of all ages for more than 20 years. Pictured from left are Angie Panfil, Carmen Agra Deedy, Holley Roberts, Claire Garrett and Carla Bentley.

Eagle Ridge kindergarteners have pre-K visitors

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Midway students walk on stilts as part of reading exercise

Mrs. Sills’ third grade YES class at Midway Elementary recently attempted to walk on stilts. After reading “The King’s Stilts” by Dr. Seuss in celebration of his birthday March 2, Mrs. Sills took all of her students outside to let them try walking on stilts. Let’s just say it is not as easy as it looks. So, the class then tried Pogo Sticks, this too, was not so easy, but all the students had lots of fun trying. Pictured in center and going around counter clockwise are: Christian Parham, Jamel Baymon, Davion Sanders, Randy Mosley, Zaraun Gibson, Miranda Brett, Iyania Ingram, Takeya Cleveland and Tahiya Fluellen.

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Mrs. McCroskey’s kindergarten class at Eagle Ridge Elementary enjoyed having students from the Early Learning Center come to visit. The visit is part of transitioning from Pre-K to Kindergarten. The kindergarten classes, as they get ready to move on to first grade, all agreed they had fun getting to meet the students who would soon be coming to kindergarten. Special thanks to all who helped make the visit possible. Pictured: Keon and Jaquan, kindergarteners from Mrs. McCroksey’s room, and Hudson from Mrs. Johnson’s pre-k.

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JMA students visit Shakespeare Tavern

The John Milledge Academy ninth grade English classes went to the Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta to view “Romeo and Juliet.” The play was a finale to a four week Shakespeare in Film unit, which was celebrated by eating at the Varsity.

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Mrs. Crane and Mrs. Eubanks' kindergarten class at Eagle Ridge Elementary enjoyed a lesson on Japanese culture from Haleigh Batchelor's family members. Pictured are (left to right) Zachary Batchelor, Brandy Batchelor, "Nana" Batchelor and Haleigh Batchelor. Thank you for the wonderful Japanese snack!


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GMC students study catapults

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Dr. Whipple makes donation to BHS library

Maj. Clay McElheny’s physic class recently studied the mechanics associated with an ancient catapult. The trebuchet is a siege engine used for throwing large rocks. It was invented in China in about the fourth century BC. The students had to design and build their own trebuchet, using PVC pipe and other materials (including duct tape)! The project was a success and the seniors enjoyed working on their trebuchets. Pictured: Scott Gorham, Skylar Walker, Corey Thrower, Zoe Lumpkin, Christin Cox.

The agriculture classes of Bradley K. Hall, agriculture education teacher at Baldwin High School have received a generous donation from the private library of Dr. Harriet Whipple, professor of biological and environmental science at Georgia College. The donation included a complete set of The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening. Several books received in the donation were horticulture and plant science books specifically written for use in the state of Georgia. The books are unique in the fact that they were written by Georgians for the distinct purpose of simplifying the state’s diverse regions, soil types, and varied weather conditions. Dr. Whipple made the donation under the circumstances that the students only use the books with “dirty hands, because that is how they were meant to be handled and used.”

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Oak Hill students recognized for Geography Bee participation Oak Hill Middle School recently held the 2011 National Geography Bee sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The winner was Davina Hurt and runner-up was Carolyn Coleman. Davina will take a test sent by the National Geography Society and may receive an invitation to the Spring competition to be held at Georgia College and State University. Shown are L to R Carolyn Coleman, Dr. Linda Ramsey, Principal of OHMS, Davina Hurt and Mrs. Linda White, eighth grade social studies teacher.

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Midway students mark Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Polly Smith’s class of Midway Elementary celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday and National Read Across America Day March 2. The students were greeted with a breakfast of green eggs and ham and were entertained through out the day with stories and lessons that were focused on the life of the talented author. They students learned about fractions, comparing and contrasting, and they even had some fun the entire day! Also, in celebration of the day, the students were entertained with a Georgia College student who came and read the story ‘Yertle the Turtle.’ The students also learned very important lessons from the characters in the story like everyone should keep their word like in ‘Horton Hatches the Egg’ and how to treat everyone fairly and equal from ‘The Sneeches.’ The students in Ms. Smith’s class had a wonderful day admiring a classic author.

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GMC sixth-graders visit Stone Mountain Park

Sixth-grade students at Georgia Military College went on a field trip to Stone Mountain. They learned about the history of Stone Mountain with hands on activities that included a hike up the mountain. This was part of their geology unit they studied earlier this year. After the hike, they enjoyed a picnic lunch on the mountain before they climbed back down.


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Early Learning Center holds Pet Week

Dr. Russ Edwards from the Animal Hospital of Milledgeville came and talked to Early Learning Center about his job during Pet Week.

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