April 17, 2003, Atlanta, GA - SCANA Energy's Homework Center at Bayvale Elementary in Augusta is holding its first Teacher-Student Recognition Day on Tuesday, April 22. The event, which will begin at 4:15 p.m., will be held in the homework center at 3309 Milledgeville Road.
Now in its fourth year of operation at Bayvale, the SCANA Energy Homework Center will recognize the accomplishments of its teachers, Connie Ketterman and Mary Phoebus, 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 Augusta and are pleased to recognize the teachers and students of Bayvale with this extraordinary day," said Helen Stembridge, SCANA Energy regional manager for the Augusta 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 Bayvale. In addition to the certified teachers, SCANA Energy also provides funds for supplemental snacks and student incentives. The homework center at Bayvale operates from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The center serves 20 third- and 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 approximately 400,000 customers in Georgia, is the second-largest marketer of natural gas in Georgia.