Education Notes: Odyssey School’s Touch-A-Truck event is June 2From Staff Reports
Odyssey Charter School’s PTO will sponsor a Touch-A-Truck event Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. near Yogli Mogli in Ashley Park
Touch-A-Truck gives youngsters the opportunity to get up close to see and touch their favorite vehicles. County, city and military vehicles will be free to touch, and all others will be available for a fee of $2 per person, or $1 with a non-perishable food item for the Newnan Coweta Food Pantry. Children 2 and under are admitted free.
Orientations May 14, 17 for free GED classes
Two May orientation sessions are planned for students interested in free GED classes in Senoia.
Orientations will be Monday, May 14 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. and Thursday, May 17 from 1-4 p.m. at the HFL Resource Center, 7285 Hwy. 16, Suite E in Senoia.
Students should choose only one of the sessions to attend initially, and they will then be assigned a time to return the next week for pre-testing. Classes will begin May 29, but students are required to attend orientation and pre-testing to complete the registration process to begin classes.
Volunteers to work with students also are needed. For more information or to begin the registration process, contact Susan Caldwell at 770-599-1746.
UWG to offer summer camps for youths
The University of West Georgia is offering several summer day camps for youth at its Newnan and Carrollton campuses. They include:
• Wildife with Wolfie. Students entering grades 3-6 this fall will have the opportunity to create birdhouses and feeders, garden art and more from recycled materials; make and play food chain games; and learn to care for the wildlife around them. Cost is $100 and registration deadline is June 8 for the camp, to be held June 26-29 from 9 a.m. to noon each day at the Newnan Center. For more information, call Cathy Wright at 770-254-7280.
• LEGO Junior Engineering. Students entering grades 2-3 this fall will have the opportunity to explore engineering processes through hands-on work with LEGO Educational Division and Technic elements. Cost is $109 and space is limited for the camp, which will be held Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m.-noon each day. Junior Engineering will be offered May 29-June 1 at the Newnan Center and June 11-14 at Adamson Hall on the UWG Carrollton campus. For information, call the UWG Department of Continuing Education at 678-839-6611 or visit www.uwgce.com .
• LEGO Vehicle Engineering. Students entering grades 4-6 this fall will build up to 13 different vehicles and a final project, working in a lab setting with a LEGO Technic kit and a partner to learn team building, creativity in construction basic science and mathematical concepts such as simple and complex machines, pulleys, block and tackle, steering systems, manual transmission, simple walking robots and differentials. Cost is $109 and space is limited for the camp, which will be held Tuesday-Friday from 1-4 p.m. Vehicle Engineering will be held May 29-June 1 at the Newnan Center and June 11-14 at Adamson Hall on the UWG Carrollton campus.
For information, call the UWG Department of Continuing Education at 678- 839-6611 or visit www.uwgce.com .
Dunn serves in student government
Rebekah Dunn, a senior dramatic arts major from Newnan, is serving as the Associated Student Body Director for Student Services at Trevecca Nazarene University.
As Student Services Director, Dunn – voted to the post by fellow students – provides a bridge of communication between individual students and the Student Government Association, organizes student forums and intellectual events, oversees all club activity on campus, and organizes notes and visits to students in the hospital. Dunn and other members of the SGA at Trevecca Nazarene are the voice of the student body when it comes to critical issues on campus, social life, and academic affairs.
Retired educators to meet May 8
The Coweta Association of Retired Educators (CARE) will hold its last regular meeting of the school year Tuesday, May 8 at 11 a.m. at Golden Corral in Newnan. Guest speaker Sandra Parker will present a program on the Battle of Brown’s Mill and the status of the Master Plan implementation.
Members are encouraged to bring cans for the local food bank. All local retired educators as well as retirees from other counties and states are welcome to attend and join CARE. For more information, contact Carol Thrower at 770-251-5001.
Mercer info session is May 10
Mercer University’s Tift College of Education will hold an information session Thursday, May 10 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the RV room of the Coweta County School System’s offices on Werz Industrial Drive in Newnan.
Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about Mercer Newnan’s accelerated bachelor and master’s degree programs in early childhood education with available endorsements in preschool special education, ESOL, reading, science and math. For further information, contact Lou Robinson at 770-683-6115 or you can send an email to Robinson_l@mercer.edu .
Honor roll correction
Willis Road Elementary School: Abi Wilson’s name was inadvertently omitted from the fifth grade A/B honor roll submitted to The Newnan Times-Herald.
Savannah College of Art and Design: Emily Ouellette of Palmetto, BFA in Historic Preservation.
Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, $5,000: Andrea Harper of Peachtree City, Starr’s Mill High School.
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