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Oconee RESA Offering Non-Traditional Teacher Preparation Program

Oconee RESA Offering Non-Traditional Teacher Preparation Program

Georgia TAPP is a non-traditional Educator Preparation Program that leads to clear and renewable certificates for non-traditonal educators and technical specliast teachers in  the careers, technology, and agriculture programs.  Georgia TAPP is for individuals from other job fields who wish to teach but did not complete a teach education program, and who have never held a teaching certificiate.

A news release states Oconee RESA is now serving the following school districts:  Baldwin, Bleckley, Dodge, Dublin City, Hancock, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Putnam, Telfair, Treutlen, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson.  For more information, visit the Oconee RESA website and click on Georgia TAPP.

OFTC Hosts Campus Visits for HCHS Seniors

OFTC Hosts Campus Visits for HCHS Seniors

SANDERSVILLE, GA -- With only a few weeks until high school graduation, approximately 200 local high school seniors converged on Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) North Campus to learn more about its programs and how to reach their academic and professional goals.

The students from Hancock County, Washington County, Jefferson County, and Glascock County high schools started their tours with discussions on admissions, financial aid and picking the right college or university. The students also had the opportunity to visit seven programs areas and participate in discussions about the field, ask questions about job possibilities and even try their hands at some new skills in some selected programs of study.

Summer Art Camp for Kids

Summer Art Camp for Kids

The Plaza Arts Center hosts a summer art camp for kids in July.

See details from a release:


Summer Art Camp for Kids

July 22 to 26 

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

$80 for the week

- Paper Making and work with Paper Mache`

- Weaving bracelets and bookmarks
- Abstract Drawing
- Daily drawing instruction and sketching time
- Lettering/Calligraphy
- "Stomp It Up" - intro to modern clogging/tap dance
- Poetry Writing

Requirements: Children must have completed Kindergarten and may not be any older than 12.  Pre-Registration and payment required as space is limited.

$80 per Camper

Please call 706-923-1655 for further information or any questions.  You may also visit our website and pre-register: www.theplazaartscenter.com               

OFTC Students Work TeenMaze

OFTC Students Work TeenMaze

Students from several program areas at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) participated in the Teen Maze held at the Washington County Boys and Girls Club of the CSRA in Sandersville, on Monday, March 18, 2013.

The purpose of the event was to show 10th and 11th graders a prevention and awareness event meant to highlight, in a controlled and safe environment, the consequences of decisions that teenagers will face in high school and college.

The Teen Maze had an emphasis on underage drinking/drug use and sexual behaviors (abstinence, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases). The event also focused on healthy lifestyles and nutrition, as well as, graduation and career planning.

Putnam School Supt. Marcia Clanton Dies

Putnam County's school superintendent died Tuesday night, three months after suffering a massive stroke.

That's according to school board member Tom Lawrence.

He said Marcia Clanton suffered the stroke several days after Christmas and later had complications. She died in a Savannah hospital, he said.

Lawrence said Clanton had been on the job for about two years and helped lead the district to improvement.

"You don't know how much we miss her," said Lawrence. "She worked seven days a week for the school district."

He said assistant supterintendent Eric Arena has been filling in for her.


Monroe, Pike, Hancock Co. Schools Closed Tuesday

Monroe County superintendent says that students do not have to report to school this morning.

Teachers and staff will have a teacher work schedule today and should report at 10 this morning.

Students at Monroe County Head Start will not report this morning. Staff reports at 10 a.m.

There will also be no preschool at First Baptist Church in Forsyth.

Pike County schools closed this morning.

Hancock County schools are also not reporting this morning. 












How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

Where You Live is WMAZ's hyperlocal feature. This means that we are helping bring you more community-specific news more often.

We have websites for these communities:

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