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Georgia Connections Academy names first principal

Georgia Connections Academy names first principal

ATLANTA -- Georgia Connections Academy (GACA) has announced that Heather Robinson has been appointed as principal for the new statewide virtual charter school.

GACA is the state's first full-time virtual character school and will serve students in grades K-12 from across Georgia.

The school was recently approved by the Georgia Charter School Commission. Enrollment began on Friday, Apr.

Smyrna students learn about Internet safety

Smyrna students learn about Internet safety

SMYRNA, Ga. -- The fifth grade students at Brown Elementary School in Smyrna recently got a very important and timely lesson on Internet safety.

Detective Chris Singleton with the Smyrna Police Department visited the school to share valuable tips about how kids can stay safe while working and playing online.

"It is extremely important kids are aware of what's out there and what they can do to remain safe, especially with the popularity of social websites," Singleton said.

Some of his safety tips include:

* Make sure your username doesn't reveal too much about you

* Remember that information can be traced back to you -- even if you delete it

* Only allow "friends" to visit your Facebook page, not "friends of friends"

* If you are being cyberbullied, tell an adult right away

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75 Cobb students named Governor's Honors Program finalists

75 Cobb students named Governor's Honors Program finalists

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Cobb youths say 'no!' to risky behaviors

Cobb youths say 'no!' to risky behaviors

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Young people from Cobb County and the City of Marietta are pledging to avoid the behaviors that get so many of their peers in trouble.

On Friday, Mar.

Georgia farmers recognized for feeding local students

Georgia farmers recognized for feeding local students

ATLANTA -- According to some studies, one in three Georgia children are obese.

Now, local farmers have teamed up with a number of school districts to help fight this battle and encourage healthy eating among the next generation.

On Wednesday, Mar. 30, members of Georgia's Farm to School program will be recognized at the Capitol for this special partnership that benefits so many people.

The national Farm to School program connects schools with local farms in order to ensure that healthy meals are served in school cafeterias and farms receive the support they need and deserve.

Currently, there are 360 Georgia schools and six full systems integrating farm to school programs.

Students and farmers alike will be at the Capitol on Mar. 30 from 12 noon until 1 p.m.

Preschool Curriculum developed by Renowned Author and Early Learning Expert helps Atlanta Childcare

Preschool Curriculum developed by Renowned Author and Early Learning Expert helps Atlanta Childcare

WINGS Curriculum congratulates Atlanta Job Corps Child Development Center for earning national accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The center received its congratulatory letter for national accreditation on Friday, March 11, 2011. Creator of WINGS, Momprenuer, Dr. Bisa, as she’s affectionately called, says, “Director DeNita Gail Murdock-Haley and her staff worked diligently to upgrade the quality of their program and succeeded in earning the national ‘mark for quality’ for their center. We at WINGS celebrate with the Atlanta Job Corps staff for earning this world-renowned recognition.”

WINGS is an acronym for Wonder, Interests, Needs, Goals and Skills, “The essential components of a developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum”, shares Dr.

Prom charity looking for dress donations

Prom charity looking for dress donations

KENNESAW, Ga. -- With prom season in full swing in Cobb and Paulding, Becca's Closet is in great need of donations.

Becca's Closet is a nationwide organization that provides dresses to disadvantaged young women who are preparing to attend formal events. It was started in memory of 16-year-old Rebecca Kirtman, who passed away in a car accident in 2003; during her sophomore year of high school, Becca collected 250 dresses for Florida girls so they would have something to wear to their proms.

Cobb County's chapter of Becca's Closet is located at 2986 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, 30144 (off of the I-75 Wade Green Road exit). To make an appointment to look for a dress, email the chapter.

Kell High (Marietta) and Walton High (Marietta) held their proms on Saturday, Mar. 12.