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Pictured left to right are Colquitt County FFA Members who earned national titles at the 2016 National FFA Convention: Murdock Wynn was named national champion in FFA Swine Production; Bill Johnson was a national finalist and winner from the Southeastern United States for his agricultural experience project; Elizabeth Beacham, center, was named national champion in the Job Interview competition ; and Garrett Harrell was named national champion in Vegetable Production.
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National School Lunch Week was recently celebrated in Colquitt County Schools with the theme of “School Lunch, Show Your Spirit.” Various promotions and visits from community leaders were held throughout the week at all school sites. The message delivered to students focused on finding ways to incorporate healthy eating, physical fitness, and personal development into daily activities and habits. Pictured are community leaders helping deliver that message while serving meals to students.
Pictured right with students at Cox Elementary School is Board of Education member and strong supporter of the School Nutrition Program, Mrs. Trudie Hill.
Chef Rick Campbell, a Rational Corporate Training Chef from Alabama, recently visited three Colquitt County School cafeterias. Chef Rick spent the day training staff on Combi oven updates, operations, food quality, safety, seasoning options, and food presentation ideas.
Chef Rick has been a chef for over 20 years, is the co-owner of Academy Events and Catering, has degrees in Business Management, Adult Education, and Culinary Arts. He has been the Professional Training Chef for Rational Corporation for the last 17 years and brought with him expert training and ideas.
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Pictured: Laura Roseborough, C.A. Gray Junior High Food Production Assistant Manager, attentively listens to Chef Rick explain Combi oven operations.
Thank You to Our Veterans!
Moultrie’s VFW Post 4830 visited Cox Elementary on Veteran’s Day (left) and demonstrated flag protocol. The flag was ceremoniously folded by Mr. Ed Irby and Mr. Randall Hancock. Each fold was explained to the students, along proper care and maintenance of a flag. Mr. Irby is a twenty-one year veteran, who served in the Korean War and Vietnam War. Mr. Hancock is a three-year veteran, who fought in the Vietnam War. Students, faculty, staff, and parents of Cox Elementary are very grateful for their service to our country!
Norman Park held its annual Veteran’s Day celebration (pictured center and right). Lt. Colonel Brian Lasseter spoke to the students about the importance of serving our country and what being a veteran means. Mr. Manis Long demonstrated the folding ceremony of American flag and its meaning. The Colquitt County High School ROTC provided the Presentation of the Colors. Norman Park Elementary saluted our veterans and the choir gave letters of appreciation to all the veterans in attendance. Our oldest WWII veteran in attendance, Mr. Joe Dorsey was also recognized for his service to our country.
Sunset Elementary School - Growing Girls Club
The Sunset Elementary School Growing Girls Club recently kicked off their first meeting with guest speaker, Mrs. Mary Beth Watson, Colquitt County Board of Education Chairman. The mission of the Sunset Growing Girls Club is to help empower young girls to become future leaders. Mrs. Watson spoke to the group about setting goals, which is one of the Growing Girls Club expectations. Mrs. Watson encouraged the students to set high goals for themselves and work hard to achieve those goals. Pictured are from left: Mrs. Shirley Hampton, sponsor of the Growing Girls Club, Mrs. Mary Beth Watson, Colquitt County Board of Education Chairman, and members of the Sunset Elementary School Growing Girls Club.
Congratulations to Dr. Ben Pitchford (center), math teacher at Colquitt County High School, who was named Colquitt County Schools' Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Carrie Rowley(left), Sunset Elementary School first grade teacher, and Mr. Ty Sutz (right), R.B. Wright Elementary fifth grade teacher, were named as finalists.
Sunset Elementary School Hosts
Social Studies Hero Day
Sunset Elementary School celebrated the beginning of the second quarter by hosting a Social Studies Hero Day on October 7, 2016. Teachers and students dressed up as a famous American, American hero, or superhero. Throughout the day, the students participated in American hero related classroom activities including writing about their favorite hero, engaging in interactive smartboard lessons on famous Americans from the past, or reading stories about American heroes.
All activities were correlated to Georgia Social Studies standards. The special guest of the day was Taylor Walsh dressed as Iron Man. Walsh reminded students of the importance of heroes from the past and present, while encouraging them to be American heroes in the future. Pictured are Walsh dressed as Ironman with a group of Kindergarten heroes. Also pictured are a portion of students and staff members dressed as their favorite heroes.
Stringfellow Elementary School students learned the importance of voting in a mock election recently held.
C.A. Gray Junior High Students Take Part In Mock Trial
Mrs. Mendy McCoy and Mrs. Felicia Richardson’s 9th Grade Honors Literature classes recently held mock trials. The students have been studying the epic Greek poem The Odyssey, and the trial was a culmination of their learning. The character Odysseus sat charged with stabbing the cyclops, Polyphemus, in the eye. Students took on the roles of different key witnesses and the attorneys in support of the prosecution or defense. Speaking and listening, writing, and reading standards were all involved as the students used textual evidence to support their claims during the proceedings. Various school and central office staff presided over the trial as judge and delivered a verdict based on the textual evidence and arguments presented.
Fundraising efforts are at an all-time high for the local United Way. Norman Park Elementary students and staff bought tape to "stick-it" to Principal Stacey Rutledge.
This activity alone raised $2500 and will be added to the overall contributions for the school!
The 50th Regiment - A Packer Point of Pride!
Colquitt County's 50th Regiment attended the revival of The Spirit of the South Band Showcase in Tifton, GA on Saturday Oct 8th. They received Overall Superior Drum Major, Superior Color Guard, Superior Band, Superior Percussion and the Mayor's Cup (for bands who received straight superiors). They also received Best in Class Percussion and were rated 4th overall out of 14 bands.
CCHS Counselor Named National Award Finalist
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announces Monica Crenshaw, a counselor at Colquitt County High School, as the 2016 Region II Career Guidance Award winner. This award recognizes guidance counselors and career development professionals who have made significant contributions to advocate, educate and communicate the value of CTE as a viable career option to a variety of audiences in their communities. The Career Guidance Award is sponsored by the US Army.
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J.M. Odom Elementary a Finalist for Fifth Annual STEM Education Awards
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C.A. Gray Junior High Students Work Together to Learn to Calculate Speed
Dr. Ann Horne’s classes at C. A. Gray Junior High School enjoyed a beautiful day outside while completing a lab about speed. Students used various forms of movement including hopping, walking normally, walking backwards, and speed walking. While one team member moved, another timed the action, and a third watched the finish line. Students will use these different tasks, distances, and times to practice calculating speed. (Pictured left: Azeneth Villalobos, Hailey Keigans, and Calvin Kagler in background. Right: Dustin Carroll and Azeneth Villalobos watching Hailey Keigans)
Date: Dec. 5, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: CCHS GYM
Benefits: All proceeds go towards the Children's Cheer and Toy Shop
Tickets Cost: $2 and will be sold at the door.
Concessions will be available.
The items are up for bid through December 14, 2016 with the highest bidder receiving the equipment.
6 - Millermatic 252 mig welding machine
1 - Millermatic 250 mig welding machine
3 - Miller Thunderbolt Stick Welder
1 - Electrode oven
1 - Verticle Bandsaw
1 – Brake Lathe
1 – Transmission Jack
Interested buyers should submit a bid in writing to:
Bids may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charter System Petition - Final (Revised 1/12/15) - Approved April 2, 2015
Revised Charter System Petition approved January 12, 2015 by Colquitt County Board of Education. Petition submitted to the Georgia State Board of Education for approval.
Charter System Public Hearings
Overview of Charter System for Public Hearings
Colquitt County School System Seeks Charter System Status
Exhibit 10 - Annual Financial Audit
Exhibit 11 - Accreditation Report
Exhibit 12 - Strategic Plan
Exhibit 13 - Charter School Accountability Report
Please review the System's Continuous Improvement Plan and send comments or suggestions to James Harrell email@example.com or Dr. Marni Kirkland firstname.lastname@example.org .
Colquitt County Schools are Title I schools and as the parent/guardian of a child attending a Title I school you are an important part of the Title I team. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program and activities in our school. In an effort to improve student academic achievement, we ask that you complete the following survey used to design a compact that will outline shared responsibilities of parents, school staff and students. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
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2016-2017 School Calendar (Approved 02/22/16)
HB91 - Graduation Petition Process for CCHS Students - Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into law on March 30, 2015 thereby creating new code section, O.C.G.A. §20-2-281.1. This law provided that students shall no longer be required to earn a passing score on any graduation tests to earn a high school diploma.
Under the 2009 state law (O.C.G.A. 20-2-2131), parents/guardians may request a transfer to another school within the Colquitt County School District.
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