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Carmel Elementary Partners with Woodstock Nursing Home

Carmel Elementary Partners with Woodstock Nursing Home

 

Carmel Elementary students learn while serving the community throughout the year as part of their nationally recognized Service Learning program.  Mrs. D’Ambrosio’s second grade class enjoyed participating in the learn and serve project partnering with the Woodstock Nursing Home. The class collected and donated small personal items such as tissues, lotions, etc. to the Woodstock Nursing Home and also created Halloween cards for the residents. Assistant Principal Dr. Pam Green said, "We are so proud of our students and faculty who embrace our Service Learning program.  It is exciting to see the joy and pride the students have knowing they are helping others.  We hope this stays with our students throughout their academic and personal lives. Great job kids!"

Carmel ES students have been nationally recognized for their community service projects since the induction of Service Learning school‐wide in 2005.

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

Rep. Setzler to visit Wade Green KinderCare

Rep. Setzler to visit Wade Green KinderCare

ACWORTH, Ga. -- A Georgia Representative will visit the Wade Green KinderCare this week to see how the pre-K chain prepares its students for school.

Rep. Edward Setzler (R-Acworth) will be at the daycare center on Thursday, Oct. 6 in honor of Georgia Pre-K Week. Hosted by Voices for Georgia's Children, this celebration of pre-kindergarten programs aims to turn legislators' eyes to the nearly 4,000 classrooms serving thousands of children across the state.

Setzler will spend the morning in a classroom of four-year-olds, where he will observe activities, tour the center and speak to staff members about their students' school readiness.

The Wade Green KinderCare is located at 4503 Wade Green Road in Acworth.

Chattahoochee Tech moving closer to gaining police department

Chattahoochee Tech moving closer to gaining police department

JASPER, Ga. -- Chattahoochee Technical College has moved one step closer to gaining its own police department.

Public safety officers from all eight of the school's campuses met in Jasper this week to be sworn in as official police department members.

CTC director of public safety Willis Wade said the training and expectations of the new police officers will be much higher.

"The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff are paramount," Wade said. "That will remain the case as we transition into a fully active police department."

As one of his final official duties as CTC president, Dr. Sanford Chandler administered the oath to the 16 officers who will join the department.

"We're very grateful for the support and assistance provided by Dr. Chandler and the executive staff of the college.

MARIETTA: Teachers question raises for Cobb Superintendent's staff

MARIETTA: Teachers question raises for Cobb Superintendent's staff

MARIETTA, Ga. -- It may end up saving money, but some still question the principle of the move.

That's the bottom line to some teacher complaints about pay raises for some Cobb County school administrators while teachers face even more furloughs.

Only two months into the job, new Cobb County School Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa has won approval to raise the salaries of five members of his executive cabinet, some by as much as $19,000.

He justified the raises because those administrators will now have to perform more duties since he reduced the size of his cabinet from eight down to six.

"These individuals are taking on additional responsibilities and we've also reduced the overall cost in compensation by $80,000," school system spokesman Jay Dillon told 11Alive News on Thursday.

Cobb County teachers haven't had a raise since their pay was cut 2 percent in 2009.

7 named to Deal's immigration review board

7 named to Deal's immigration review board

ATLANTA -- Seven people have been appointed to a newly created board to look into complaints about state and local officials failing to comply with state laws related to immigration.

The Immigration Enforcement Review Board was created by the state's tough new law targeting illegal immigration.

Appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal are Americans for Immigration Control spokesman Phil Kent, former Fulton County GOP chairman Shawn Hanley and lawyer Ben Vinson. Appointed by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle are Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin and Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager. Appointed by House Speaker David Ralston are lawyer Robert Mumford and Colquitt County Commissioner Terry Clark.

The board will have the power to investigate complaints, hold hearings, subpoena documents and witnesses, and take disciplinary action.

CTC president to lead new tech college initiative

CTC president to lead new tech college initiative

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Dr. Sanford Chandler, president of Chattahoochee Technical College, has been chosen to lead the Technical College System of Georgia's (TCSG) new International Center for Technical Education, the TCSG announced Thursday.

The center's goal is to build greater worldwide recognition of the TCSG education programs while also working to expand new and existing international student and faculty exchange at the 25 TCSG schools.

"I'm looking forward to this new challenge and continuing to make a difference in the lives of students here and abroad," Chandler said. "It's my hope that this international initiative will ultimately help to improve the economic and workforce development of our state."

International enrollment at Chattahoochee Tech grew under Chandler's leadership.