Project Linus, Giving Comfort Through Blankets

If you enjoy crafting, the Columbus chapter of Project Linus has a volunteer opportunity for you. Project Linus is a non-profit organization that, as the name suggests, seeks to provide comfort to kids in need by giving them gifts of donated handcrafted blankets and afghans. In the past seven years, the Columbus chapter of Project […]

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Highlight on Emanuel Preparatory School of Math and Science

The Emanuel Preparatory School of Math and Science, located at 10107 Veterans Parkway in Midland, is a private Christian school for boys, founded in 2016. The school’s certified teachers provide instruction for boys in grades K through 3rd grade, and plans are in place to accept students from one new grade level a year until […]

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Smart Steps to Financial Literacy

A study with Gallup World Poll tested 15,000 adults on financial literacy. The study covered basic concepts such as interest rates, compounding and risk. The results of this study were alarming, 1 in 3 adults are financially illiterate.  Not surprisingly, studies show the typical American couple with children carries an average credit card balance of […]

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Are they ready for a Smartphone?

Many kids assume that once they reach the tween years and enter middle school, they will be given a smartphone. However, parenting experts caution that just because your child is entering middle school, it does not mean he is ready for the responsibility of a smartphone. What to consider before giving your child his first smartphone […]

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Columbus Lions Return

The Columbus Lions are set to kick off their new indoor football season this spring at the Columbus Civic Center (initial April 17 start date has been postponed). The Columbus Lions games are a family-friendly outing that kids of all ages will enjoy. Indoor football is played on a padded floor and is 50 yards […]

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The annual Chattahoochee Valley March for Babies Walk

The annual Chattahoochee Valley March for Babies Walk is on April 25 (Event now virtual at www.marchforbabies.org/event/chattahoocheevalleyga) at Woodruff Park in Columbus. Join more than 450 people at this event that raises money for the organization’s programs. Registration starts at 8:30 am and the walk/run begins at 9:30 am. Lunch will be provided for participants and there […]

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Fieldwork – Columbus Botanical Gardens and Blanchard Elementary Collaboration

Muscogee County School District has had a longtime, unique collaboration with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Each fall, schools partner with local area businesses for Partners in Education (PIE). These partners in education work with the schools to improve academic performance, provide career opportunities, enrich life experiences, or develop and enrich faculty. This year, the […]

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Local Schools are Focusing on Emotional Intelligence

In 2014, Muscogee County School District received funding from Project AWARE. Project AWARE is a grant to help build systems for school-based mental health support services. With this funding, MCSD has implemented different positive behavioral interventions and supports services (PBIS) to increase social and emotional learning (SEL). Social and emotional learning is a process through […]

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