Education Notebook
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Girls sought for this year’s Little Miss Wheeler Pageant

From staff reports

The 2013-2014 Little Miss Wheeler Pageant is looking for girls in grades K-5 to participate in this year’s event.

All girls can participate in either the K-2nd grade Tiny Miss WHS pageant or the 3rd-5th grade Little Miss WHS pageant. Informational meeting will be in the Wheeler Media Center on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. There is no interview or talent portion this year, only Sunday dress/formal wear is required.

The pageant is set for March 15 at noon. For more information, contact Melissa at


Lost Mountain PTA plans seminars

Lost Mountain Middle School PTA and counseling department will host two Hot Topic Parent Seminars at the school in the upcoming weeks.

On Friday, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. in the school’s media center, the seminar is “The Nature and Needs of the Middle School Student.” On March 19, Det. Ray Drew (Internet Crimes Against Children) and Det. Tom Bastis (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) will be presenting information that all Cobb County parents need to know. Sgt. Richard Peluso and Lt. Everett J. Cebula from the Cobb County Special Victims Unit will also answer questions.

The seminar will be in Lost Mountain Middle School theater from 9 to 11 a.m. Parents and staff from any other school in our community are welcome to attend. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided by PTSA.

For more information, contact Robin Rohrbach at


Tritt parent only workshop is Feb. 25

Tritt PTA is having a parent workshop on Cyberbullying and Internet Safety on Feb. 25.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Patricia Agatston, who will speak at two sessions; the first between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the PTA room and the second from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Tritt media center. This is a parent only workshop.

For more information, contact our Apryle Budreski at


Harrison High School jazz show is Feb. 28

Harrison High School’s Jazz Band will perform a Night of Jazz on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Lost Mountain Baptist Church in Powder Springs.

Admission is $10 per person and includes dessert. The church is at 5400 Old Dallas Road, Powder Springs. Tickets are available at


Musicians sought for battle of the bands

Lassiter High School’s Interact Club, a youth volunteer organization sponsored by the Rotary club, frequently carries out service projects in the Cobb community.

This spring, the club will host a fundraiser called “Music Mania” where local student musicians will compete in a battle of the bands.

All proceeds will go toward this year’s Relay for Life event. The Interact club is looking for local musicians interested in volunteering their skills and time for the event. Auditions will take place at Lassiter High School Theater on March 4, 5 and 6.

All interested musicians, individuals or groups can contact


Wheeler presents ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Wheeler High School’s Drama Department will be performing “Sleeping Beauty,” an action-packed magical adventure, and will host public shows in the coming weeks.

Written by Stacey Lane and published by Playscripts Inc., this twist on the classic fairy tale will be performed at Wheeler’s Gilstrap Studio Theatre, 375 Holt Road, Marietta. Performances will begin March 24 and run through April 12.

Tickets are $4 for children, $8 for adults and can be purchased by contacting, or calling (770) 578-3266 ext.055.


Scholarship for former McClure students

The McClure Middle School PTSA will be providing one $1,000 scholarship to encourage and assist a former McClure student to pursue continuing education after high school.

The Susan Wing scholarship will be awarded to a student who has exemplified and continues to build on the four words that are the foundation for McClure: Encouraging, Enthusiasm, Excellence and Ingenuity. Applications are available from your high school guidance counselor or can be obtained in the front office at McClure Middle School. The scholarship will be awarded at the McClure PTSA meeting on April 17.

For more information, contact Kim Speciale at


Applications sought for youth scholarship

Cobb EMC is now accepting applications for the Washington Youth Tour scholarship contest which offers $1,500, $1,000 and $500 scholarships to high school juniors.

The contest also offers two winners the chance to attend the 2014 Washington Youth Tour, an all-expensespaid, week-long leadership trip to Washington D.C. from June 12-19 and one paid summer internship. The Youth Tour attendees will meet their elected representatives and learn about U.S. history, government and careers in public service.

To apply, current high school juniors who live or attend schools within Cobb EMC’s service district must submit a completed application by Thursday. Once received, the co-op will send study materials covering the cooperative, energy conservation and electric safety for a first-round quiz, which will be held March 4.

The top-scoring finalist from each school will interview on March 11 with the Cobb EMC Women’s Task Force, a group of volunteers who raise money for student scholarships. A $100 donation will be made to the school with the most people who enter and to the winner’s school. To learn more about the application process, visit

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