General news and features
Vacation times will change in future years
The school board approved calendars for the next two academic years at its February 9th meeting.
After looking at more than 15 options, the board was presented the top two choices favored by staff at their meeting last week for both the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years. The board ended up choosing calendars that differ from this year’s calendar for vacation days and school ending dates. This year’s calendar follows a format pretty consistent with recent years.
Rick Jasperse, Georgia House of Representatives District 12, will be the guest speaker.
This year the Optimists will recognize the PHS STAR Student and Teacher along with 9 STAR finalists. Each student and teacher was given a questionnaire, and below you will find responses from each of this year’s STARS.
The STAR Student for this year is Reuben Burnley and the STAR Teacher is Mr. Patrick Gallagher.
The Pickens High Reading Bowl team celebrates their first place finish Saturday at Chestatee Academy. Harmony Elementary finished second at the same event.
Both teams will advance to the regional level in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, which challenges teams to answer questions from a list of books posed by judges in a Jeopardy style competition.
See photos of all Pickens teams who competed Saturday and more from the battling bookworms in our print edition this Wednesday.