2008-01-23 / Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

Blakeney Discovery

program

Blakeney Elementary School is now accepting referrals for the gifted program, Discovery.

Referrals for students in third, fourth and fifth grade will be accepted through Feb. 29, and testing will begin in March. Parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, counselors and other individuals who have knowledge of the student's abilities may refer a student. A student with an ITBS score at the 90th percentile is eligible for an automatic referral to the program. To be eligible, a student must meet criteria, established by the Georgia Department of Education, in three of the following areas: mental ability, achievement, creativity and motivation.

For additional information, contact the school counselor at 706-554-2265.

Honoring mentors

In recognition of "National Thank Your Mentor Day," Burke Community Partnership will honor its mentors with a reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at its Sixth Street office.

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