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Monroe County Announces Pre-K Registration Date

On Thursday, March 10, the Monroe County Schools will be accepting Pre-K Enrollment from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Monroe County Board of Education Auditorium.

Children who are four years of age on or before September 1, 2011 are elgible to enroll.

Placement is made on a first come, first served basis with completed enrollment.

For more information, click here.

Schools: Weather Closings and Delays for Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monroe County public schools are closed Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

Schools: Weather Delays and Closings for January 10, 2011

Monroe County public schools are closed Monday, January 10, 2011.

13 Days of Giving Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters

13 Days of Giving: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia serves children in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Greene, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Monroe, Peach, Twiggs, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties.  

They have been providing help for community kids since 1953.   Children who have mentors go to school more often, get higher grades, get along with others better, and have higher levels of self esteem.

To help with this project you can volunteer to be a mentor, or donate holiday items for families.

For more information on how you can help with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, call 478-745-3984, e-mail agency@bbbsheartga.org or visit www.bbbsheartga.org

We'll have more on 13WMAZ Eyewitness News.

Teacher Presents at Georgia Council for the Social Studies Conference

According to the Monroe County Schools website, Jana Peacock, Mary Persons High School Teacher, presented "Creative Projects for Teaching World History - Now with Rubrics!" at the recent Georgia Council for the Social Studies Conference in Athens, Ga.

Peacock gave a presentation of how to teach World History using project-based learning, rather than through lecture.

Miller-Motte Technical School Opens

Miller-Motte Technical College's new location has officially opened on Tom Hill Sr. Blvd., Monday, Nov. 8.

The new campus presents a variety of programs including Associate of Occupational Science Degree programs in: Dental/Assisting, Human Resource Management, Healthcare Information Technology, Management, Medical Laboratory Technician and Security and Investigation.

Certificate programs include: Clinical Office Assistant, Dental Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Office Assistant and Medical Laboratory Assistant. 

MMTC will create 60 jobs for the Macon community.

Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, Miller-Motte College was originally formed in Wilmington, N.C. in 1916. The college has grown to establish 15 campuses in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia over the years.