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Luella ES educator named Gifted Teacher of the Year

Luella ES educator named Gifted Teacher of the Year

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. -- A Luella Elementary School teacher has been named the Georgia Association for Gifted Children's 2014 Gifted Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Cathy Schreiber has taught gifted children for 17 years, and has written or co-authored numerous articles about teaching and reaching such students. She has also presented at more than 20 conferences and workshops.

"Cathy is reliable, dedicated, caring and knows how to keep others upbeat no matter how serious or intense tasks may become on the job," Luella Elementary principal Dr. Carla Montgomery said. "She exemplifies the exceptional qualities that I look for in a teacher."

As this year's Gifted Teacher of the Year, Schreiber received a plaque and a letter of recognition. She was also invited to attend a summer conference on enrichment teaching at the University of Connecticut in July, and was given complimentary registration to the 2014 Georgia Association for Gifted Children Convention.

Georgia Connections Academy open enrollment

Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will be conducting in person information sessions with parents and students across the state.

“We are enrolling 1000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year,” said Lead Principal Heather J. Robinson. “We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now.”

Georgia Connections Academy open enrollment

Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will be conducting in person information sessions with parents and students across the state.

“We are enrolling 1000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year,” said Lead Principal Heather J. Robinson. “We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now.”

Road work continues this weekend over parts of Metro Atlanta

Road work continues this weekend over parts of Metro Atlanta

(WXIA) – Motorists will face a number of lane closures this weekend around Metro Atlanta.

I-285 Northbound from Hollowell Parkway (US 78/278) in Atlanta to Paces Ferry Road in Vinings will have one left lane closed for sign replacement.

I-20 West and Eastbound will have two left lanes closed between Ga. 5 in Douglasville to Liberty Road in Carroll County for ongoing concrete construction.

Nightly lane closures will continue on the Downtown Connector, along with portions of I-75 and I-85 inside the Perimeter for overhead sign replacement.

Retaining wall construction continues on Techwood Drive between 16th Street and 18th Street in Midtown Atlanta.

Construction continues on I-75 Northbound between I-675 and Mount Zion Boulevard in Clayton County. Two right lanes are closed in that area.

Landscaping operations are continuing along I-285 Westbound near Bouldercrest Road in DeKalb County.

 

4 Henry high schools among America's Most Challenging

4 Henry high schools among America's Most Challenging

(WXIA) -- The Washington Post has unveiled its 2014 list of America's Most Challenging High Schools.

The newspaper determines the annual rankings through a ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests a school gives each year, divided by the number of graduating seniors.

Four Henry County schools made the list, which features more than 2,000 high schools across the country. The listed numbers are each school's national ranking.

1575. Ola HS
1659. Eagle's Landing HS
1946. Stockbridge HS
2025. Dutchtown HS

See the full list at washingtonpost.com.

Jackson woman pulls $5M lottery prize in McDonough

Jackson woman pulls $5M lottery prize in McDonough

ATLANTA – A Jackson woman has stockpiled a plentiful prize with an instant ticket from the Georgia Lottery. Wanda Williams, 55, played the instant game Millionaire Jumbo Bucks, winning a $5 million top prize.

“I cannot believe it,” exclaimed Williams upon claiming her prize. “I just keep asking everybody to validate it.”

The Chevron at 898 Highway 81 East in McDonough sold the winning ticket.

“I had gone to the post office when I decided to stop,” she said. “I’m just in disbelief, and I’m just so thrilled!”

Williams and her husband, Troy, have an adult daughter.

The lucky winner plans to save her windfall.

“I’m going to be very smart, and I will be very conservative,” she shared.

Weekend construction to continue despite rain

Weekend construction to continue despite rain

(WXIA) -- Rain is in this weekend's forecast, but that won't stop Georgia Department of Transportation from working on scheduled road projects throughout the area.

GDOT District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said the department expects more people than usual on the road, as school districts begin and end their spring breaks.

"Call 511 or look at a mapping website before you leave home," Pringle said in a statement. "Motorists, including spring breakers ... need to plan ahead to avoid delays."

The new flyover ramps on the Interstate 85/Georgia 400 Interchange project are open, but crews still need to perform a little last-minute work on them. Lanes will be closed in places.