Learning Social Studies... "Inside and Outside the Box"
W.J. Williams Middle School students in Holly Bullard's 6th grade Social Studies class are studying Latin America. Students were assigned a Latin American country to research. The project requirements were to provide information such as capital city, population, climate, natural resources, etc. Students also included a map, flag, and an animal. Students brought in cereal boxes and decorated the "outside of the box" with all of the information collected from their research. Finally, they had to include something in the box that had to do with their country.
Pictured are Roger Umanzor, Sherlyn Perez Trejo, and Kaleb Dell. Their group had Mexico, and they shared fried tacos for the whole class as their something special "inside the box".
Colquitt County Governor's Honors Semifinalists
Seven Colquitt County students were recently named semifinalists for the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP), a four-week residential gifted summer program for rising juniors and seniors.Pictured left to right, Samuel Kundi, Mary Logan Tostenson, Caleb Bazel, Kaitlyn Hart, Haley Boyd, Patti Mitchell, and Victoria Barber.
Click here for full Governor's Honors press release.
A Packer Point of Pride
Region 1 - AAAAAAA Champions
Packer Health Clinics - Bringing Healthcare to the Patient
Colquitt County School Nurse Coordinator Suzanne Sumner and Stringfellow Elementary School Nurse LeAndra Gay recently presented information about the Packer Health Clinic during a parent involvement event at Stringfellow Elementary School. Parents, students and staff watched as a volunteer’s throat was examined using state-of-the-art medical equipment. During the examination, the Stringfellow school nurse, LeAndra Gay demonstrated how she is able to communicate with healthcare providers while transmitting audio/video information in real-time. Click here for full press release
Students Learn About Electrical Saftety
After learning about electricity and circuits, 5th graders at Cox Elementary School received a visit from Andy Croft with Colquitt EMC. Mr. Croft presented an electrical safety demonstration that taught students the dangers of electricity and what to do in situations involving electricity.
Cox Elementary's S.T.E.M. Garden Club Takes Root
First-grade students at Cox Elementary School were finally able to harvest collards after many months of patiently watching and waiting for the leaves to mature. Some of the students picked the leaves while others learned how to prepare them to be cooked. All the students were given a chance to sample their cooked product. This was the first time some students had ever tasted collards. Students will now have a chance to help out more often with the recent addition of the S.T.E.M. Garden Club.
Helping Our Neighbors In Need
Colquitt County Schools recently partnered with the Georgia National Fairgrounds to collect needed items for the tornado victims of Worth County. Several semi-truck loads were delivered to the affected area.
Sunset’s Elementary School's Student Leadership Team joined in the efforts and completed their second community service project of the school year by volunteering. Twenty eight students, parents, Sunset school staff, and members of Colquitt County School’s Nutrition Department partnered to complete this project.
Also, special thanks to all who donated and volunteered to organize, pack, and deliver. Pictured are members of the Student Leadership Team, parents and staff members of Sunset.
2017 King of the Pack
Colquitt County High School senior Narayan Grier was recently named the 2017 King of the Pack. Grier is pictured with CCHS Principal Stephanie Terrell.
(Photo courtesy of Weston Rogers.)
Sonnets with Chromebooks
Charlie A. Gray Junior High students in Mrs. Mendy McCoy's literature classes are working on sonnets as part of a unit focusing on the works of Shakespeare. Sonnets are fourteen line poems with ten syllables per line and a structured rhyming scheme. The Chromebooks in Mrs. McCoy's room allowed students to use a rhyming dictionary during drafting, Google Docs or Google Slides to compose and publish their own sonnet in Shakespearean form, and D2L - the county's chosen student online learning platform - to submit final products.
Mary Madeline Jacobs uses an online rhyming dictionary (top) Brianna Ramseym and David Grace peer edit (right) Raneisa Daniels begins her final product (left).
Academic Bowl Region Winners
Willie J. Williams Middle School Academic Bowl Team participated in the PAGE Regional Competition. The team was a region winner and will travel to play for the PAGE State Championship on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
Pictured left to right: Jake Tucker, Bethany Smith, Evelyn Vazquez, Brayan Santana, Aralyn Cooper, Sonji Hargrove, Case Gregory, Jacob Icard, Jonah Hagin and Lilla Craft kneeling the center
Schools Honored by American Heart Association
Okapilco Elementary School and Willie J. Williams Middle School were recently recognized for their role in helping raise funds to support and educate students on the importance of heart health during the 2015-2016 school year.
Okapilco Elementary School was honored for its participation in “Jump Rope for Heart” as the school with the largest contribution, raising $4.853. Willie J. Williams Middle School was recognized for its participation in “Hoops for Heart,” collecting $1,501.40. The total contributions from Colquitt County Schools last year was over $22,000 to fund the life-saving mission of the American Heart Association. Click here for full press release.
Colquitt County School System Earns GOSA Grant
In December 2016, Colquitt County School System was awarded $334,872.72 from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Student Achievement to purchase mobile devices for instruction and online testing in academic classrooms. Based on this award, the Colquitt County Board of Education approved the purchase of over 1400 laptop devices that will be placed in all academic classrooms in grades 3‐12. Click here for full press release
Hamilton Elementary School is pleased to present the Students of the Month for October, November, and December. The Student of the Month program recognizes students who possess and exhibit good character. Each month a new character trait is highlighted and promoted, and a student is selected from his/her class because he/she demonstrated good character. At the end of the month, each Student of the Month receives a certificate and a gift bag.
Stringfellow Elementary Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to Fabian Chavez, winner and Zachary Mischel, runner-up
Geronimo Stilton recently visited Stringfellow Elementary School to help kick-off the
Accelerated Reading program. Geronimo Stilton the main character in a best-selling children's book series. For more information about the book series visit http://geronimostilton.com/US-en/home/.
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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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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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