Feb. 5, 2003, Atlanta, GA, - SCANA Energy's Homework Center at Matilda Hartley Elementary in Macon is holding its first Teacher-Student Recognition Day on Thursday, February 6. The event, which will begin at 3 p.m., will be held in the school's media center at 2230 Anthony Road.
Now in its fourth year of operation at Matilda Hartley, the SCANA Energy Homework Center will recognize the accomplishments of its teachers, Dr. Najma Hunter-Johnson and Linda Byas, as well as the academic achievements of its most improved students. "As part of SCANA Energy's ongoing commitment to the communities we serve in Georgia, we are proud to continue our support of the educational efforts in Macon and are pleased to recognize the teachers and students of Matilda Hartley with this extraordinary day," said Helen Stembridge, SCANA Energy regional manager for the Macon area.
SCANA Energy Homework Centers provide a safe and structured study environment where students can complete their class assignments and learn proper study skills. Two certified teachers, one serving as program coordinator, operate the homework center at Matilda Hartley. In addition to the certified teachers, SCANA Energy also provides funds for supplemental snacks and student incentives. The homework center at Matilda Hartley operates from 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The center serves 25 fourth-grade students.
SCANA Energy currently sponsors six homework centers in Georgia. The company adopted the award-winning program from its South Carolina-based parent company, SCANA Corporation. In addition to Georgia and South Carolina, SCANA operates homework centers in North Carolina.
SCANA Energy, serving more than 350,000 customers in Georgia, is the second-largest marketer of natural gas in Georgia.