Education Notes

Scholarship offered at Barron Montessori School

by Staff Reports

Enrollment is open for the Carolyn Barron Montessori School, and a new Montessori Initiative Scholarship Program now exists to provide financial assistance to families of current and prospective students.

CBMS, located at 195 Jackson Street in Newnan, serves children from 18 months to middle school in its communities. Summer camps are also available during June and July.

MISP will be available to students during the upcoming school year. Current students and newly enrolled students will be eligible for MISP consideration once enrollment applications have been completed.

The school was founded in honor and memory of the late Carolyn Barron, a well-known Newnan resident. Her family knew of her love of children and her desire to provide an excellent learning experience for children, based on Maria Montessori’s developmentally appropriate practices, according to school officials.

Upon Barron’s sudden death, the Barron family established a fund that was used to establish preschool classrooms that later became known as the Carolyn Barron Montessori School.

The school is in its 20th year of operation, and Barron’s legacy is evident in the school’s mission statement: “We are committed to a prepared, stimulating environment nurturing a lifetime love of learning.”

For more information, visit www.cbms.net or contact Head of School Sherri Holzman at 770-253-2135.

COOK INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL COLLEGIATE HONOR SOCIETY

Thomas Edward Cook of Newnan was recently inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

NSCS is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first and second year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing.

NSCS has nearly one million lifetime members and 300 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

MERCER INFORMATION SESSION PLANNED

Mercer University will hold a drop-in information session Monday, March 25 from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Coweta County Board of Education building, 167 Werz Industrial Drive in Newnan.

Information will be presented on accelerated programs for undergraduate and graduate degrees from Mercer’s Tift College of Education.

Further questions should be directed to Lou Robinson, 770-683-6115 or robinson_l@mercer.edu (undergraduate) or Evelene Johnson, 678-547-6528 or johnson_eh@mercer.edu (graduate).

ENROLLMENT OPEN FOR FREE VIRTUAL PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL

Georgia Connections Academy, a fully accredited virtual K-12 school, has opened enrollment for grades K-12.

Enrollment is limited by the State Board of Education to 3,000 students at Georgia Connections Academy for the 2013-2014 academic year, according to Principal Heather J. Robinson. For more information, visit www.connectionsacademy.com .

FOUR UWG STUDENTS FINALISTS

Four of the five finalists in the 2013 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Design Contest are from the University of West Georgia.

The public is asked to vote for their favorite design at www.ajc.com/peachtree from now until 11:59 p.m. on April 30. Each person can vote once per day until April 30. The winner will be announced when the first runner crosses the finish line and receives their official t-shirt on July 4, 2013.

This is the fifth consecutive year that UWG students have been selected for the contest. As in previous years, the students are in a “professional practices in design” class taught by Clint Samples, an associate professor in art.

The four students are Katie Pettus, a senior majoring in photography; Justin Dunbar, a senior majoring in art education; Hannah Sanders, a senior majoring in art education; and Kayla Marston, a junior majoring in graphic design.


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