September 21, 20168th Grade Media Center Orientation

Eighth grade students at C.A. Gray Junior High School visited the media center this week for orientation. After a refresher on using Destiny, the online card catalog, and a tour around the space, students broke out into groups for a scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt required participants to use each of the areas of the media center to answer questions. The students pictured here were searching the banned book display. The books featured have been banned not a C. A. Gray, but in other places for various reasons. The Lorax was banned in a library in California for demonizing the logging industry. The Harry Potter series has been banned for its use of witchcraft. For more information on banned books visit http://www.ala.org/bbooks/. 

Pictured: Jesus Garza, Alfonso Ceniceros, and Oswaldo Cinto Domingo
September 21, 2016

Williams Middle School Students Win at Georgia Young Farmer Shows

Congratulations to Laurie Jo Burt for winning the 6th Grade Showmanship at the Georgia Young Farmer Goat Show and to Brock Weaver on recently winning the Reserve Champion Shorthorn Plus at the Georgia Young Farmer Cattle Show. 

September 12, 2016

Packers vs. International High of Broward

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September 30, 2016

7:30 p.m. | Mack Tharpe Stadium

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Pre-Game Supper hosted by: Stringfellow Elementary School

Menu: BBQ Chicken, Brown Rice, Green Beans, Roll and Cinnamon roll.

Pick up: 5:00-7:00 |Dine-in: 5:30-7:30 | Contact: Stringfellow Elementary | Cost: $8

(All drive thru and/or carry out plates must be picked up in the front of Willie J. Williams. No one will be allowed to pick up plates entering through doors located closest to stadium parking lot.  Touchdown Club Member parking will be limited to members only and that parking lot area will be monitored.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.)


August 31, 2016Okapilco Elementary Brings on the SWAG

Okapilco Elementary School is implementing a new program called Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. The program aims to increase academic learning time, decrease discipline issues, and increase the school climate.

Okapilco has three expectations for students which are: I am respectful, I am responsible, and I am ready. Faculty and staff are teaching and modeling these expectations and rewarding students who display these behaviors through the student incentive program called “S.W.A.G," which is an acronym for “Students Who Achieve Greatness!” During the first week of school, students learned all about what it means to demonstrate being respectful. 

An all-student assembly was held where the character “SWAG Man” played by Assistant Principal Brian Knighton, and the “SWAG Soul Band,”  played Mack Beck, Val Bell, Leah Fields, and Ann Smith the “SWAG” team reinforced the week’s expectation of being respectful.

August 26, 2016Pirates at Sunset Elementary School

 


Sunset Elementary School held the annual Reading Kick-Off Celebration on August 24th. Pictured are teachers dressed as pirates during
the Reading Kick-Off Celebration on August 24, 2016.  Click here for full press release.

August 30, 2016
Norman Park Elementary Students "Cheered-On" to a Great Year!

Norman Park Elementary students and staff showed their Packer spirit at their pep rally to kick off the new school year and football season.  The CCHS cheerleaders came to visit and led the students in Packer cheers. They also performed a skit showing students how important it is to be at school each day and to be on time.  

August 25, 2016

Stringfellow Elementary Celebrates Behavior Program

Stringfellow Elementary School recently kicked off its PBIS (Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports)
celebration with its “Parade of Banners” program.  Click here for full press release.




 Left photo: Students with homeroom banners to kick of the PBIS Parade of Banners.  Right photo: Malik Warren, Kenderson Turner (ABAC Students), Charla Brinson, Assistant Principal, Dr. Tret Witherspoon, Principal, Doug Howell, Superintendent, Andrell Durden, Guest Speaker, Alma Young (Associate Director/College Assistance Migrant Program), Dasja Smith and Airelle Reese (ABAC Students). 


 

August 23, 2016

Packer Point of Pride
2015-2016 Attendance Winners


Colquitt County Board of Education recognized R.B. Wright Elementary School as the school with the "highest percentage" of student attendance for the twelfth year in a row. R.B. Wright Elementary School’s 2015-2016 percentage of student attendance was 96.4%, surpassing the system average of 94.7%.  Hamilton Elementary School claimed the honor of the school with the "most improved" attendance, with an attendance rate that increased from 94.2% to 96.2%.

Superintendent Doug Howell remarked, “Student attendance is a strong indicator of student success.  I applaud our administration, teachers, and staff for the constant encouragement given to our students to be present and on-time as they invest in their futures.”


Pictured (left) Colquitt County Board of Education Chairman Mary Beth Watson with R.B. Wright Elementary School Assistant Principal Ian Smith and (right) Colquitt County Board of Education Chairman Mary Beth Watson with Hamilton Elementary School Principal Krista Harrell.  Board Member Mrs. Bobbie Key pictured in background.

 

August 10, 2016

‘Top Gun’ Status awarded to Georgia’s Work-Based Learning Coordinators

Colquitt County High School’s Heather Edwards was one of twenty teachers/WBL coordinators invited to attend the 2016 Top Gun training, representing all regions of the state. The concept of the “Top Gun” training is based loosely on the theme of the movie of the same name: the best of the best are honored with participation in a specialized training opportunity, and given the chance to compete and hone their skills. Participants are then better prepared to promote Georgia’s Work-Based Learning program, which gives Georgia students the opportunity to receive credit while working in an environment related to their Career Pathway.

Click here for full press release.


August 8, 2016Norman Park Media Specialist Honored as 
Southwest Georgia District Library Media Specialist of the Year 


Congratulations to Norman Park Elementary School media specialist Angie Perry who was recently named the 2016-2017 Southwest Georgia District Library Media Specialist of the Year by the Georgia Library Media Association.
   
All district winners will be honored, and the Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year state winner will be announced at GaETC, November 2-4, 2016 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park. 

Click here for full press release.


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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.


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Colquitt County School System is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. In accordance with federal, state, and local policies, procedures and practices, Colquitt County School System expressly prohibits the bullying, harassment or intimidation of any person, by any means or method, which occurs on school property, on school vehicles, at designated school bus stops, or at school related functions or activities, or by use of data or software that is accessed through a computer, computer system, computer network, or other electronic technology of a local school system. Students who witness bullying or who are victims of bullying behaviors should make a report to a teacher or school administrator so that an appropriate investigation can take place. If, after an investigation, a student is found to be in violation of the Code of Conduct bullying policy, the student shall be disciplined by appropriate measures up to, and including, suspension and expulsion. Retaliation following a report of bullying is strictly prohibited and may result in strong disciplinary action. For more information on the Colquitt County School System’s policies on bullying click HERETo report a bullying incident, complete this FORM and submit it to any school administrator.


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