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Free ESL classes to be offered at West Jackson Middle School

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West Jackson Middle School is partnering with Lanier Technical College Department of Adult Education to offer adult education classes to the community.

“A Taste of Success” open house is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.  9.

Please make plans to enjoy free refreshments and learn about free ESL classes with focus on improving reading, writing and communication skills, college opportunities, GED preparation, citizenship test preparation, basic computer skills and more.

Gwenn Evans, Jackson County Adult Ed lead instructor, and Lisa Paez, Lanier Technical College transition specialist, will present an overview of free services and classes offered.

To register for this free event, please call Lisa Paez at 706-372-1424.

Conversation & coffee about possible Jackson County Career & Career Academy

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First day of school scenes – Jackson County Schools

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Danny-Hall-makes-son-Blake-pic-DSC_0992Aug. 7 was the opening day of the 2015-16 school year for Jackson County Schools and the west schools were buzzing with activity as students arrived ready to begin the learning journey.

When Danny Hall dropped off son Blake at Gum Springs Elementary School, they paused to take a photo on the way to class.

See more scenes in LeAnne Akin’s photo gallery.

First day of school 2015-16 Jackson County Schools

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Commerce City Schools holds community forum, open house

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Commerce City Schools will host a community forum at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, in the Commerce High School auditorium.

Dr. Keith Everson, executive director at Northeast Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), will lead the forum and give attendees an opportunity to share feedback related to strengths and weaknesses of the school system.  The school system intends to use the feedback in its system improvement efforts.

Parents, community members, and business leaders are encouraged to attend.  The forum will occur just prior to open house set for 4-6 p.m.

Tanger Outlet Kids Day: Back-to-school fashions and fun

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Photographer Katie Griffin captured these Kids Day fashion show. See more scenes below on her photo gallery.

Photographer Katie Griffin captured these Kids Day fashion show. See more scenes below on her photo gallery.

The Back-to-School shopping season kicked off last weekend at Tanger Outlets Commerce with lots of fun activities for the kids, beginning with Kids Day.
The $5 tickets for Saturday’s Kids Day benefited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County, and some club members participated along with existing Tanger Teen Fashion Panel to model TangerStyles during the big back-to-school fashion shows.
Each Boys & Girls Club model was required to meet with a panel of judges, comprised of Boys & Girls Clubs board members and volunteers, for an interview and modeling demonstration.
Participating from the Commerce club was Ava Lyle, Cahley Langford, Katilyn Thomas, Mimi Merritt, Angelina Kennedy, Tyler Rideway and Jayla Beasley.
Modeling from the Jefferson club was Breasia Barnhart, Guytana Carson, Princess Evans, Aziriyah Faulkner, Reagan King and Annabelle Zekeri.

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