Congratulations, 2015 Colquitt County School System Retirees!
Front: Franklin Green, Tommy Fallin, Annie Lois Brinson, Joan White, Ann Parker, Londa Faircloth, Wilma Joyce Knighton, Theo Sinquefield, Marsha McCorkle, Leslie King, Annie Harmon, Elizabeth Taylor, Lillian Williams, Karen Cole, Mary Magalene Gibson, Sharon Conner, and Fonciel Moore. Back: Ulyssess McBurrows, Grant Hammack, William Taylor, Sandy Hooks, Candy Allyn, Michele Hart, Jennifer Ellis, Andrew Anderson, Jill Traylor, Donald Dale, Etta Faggioni, Joy Hannon, and Walter Harrison. Not pictured: Mille Sue Brooks, Gail Jennings, Sherry Jones, Pamela L. McDEuffie, Charles L. Montooth, Audrey H. Perry, and Debbie M. Sutherland.
Canning Plant Hours
May 18, 20, 25, 27 | 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
*Call for appointment @ 220-873-2011. Ask for Gene Hart
June 1st through July 17th | Open all weekdays 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Canning plant will be closed July 4th
The canning plant will be open the following Saturdays:
June 20th, 27th 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and July 11th
The canning plant will close for the season on Friday, July 18th
Processing Fees: Can & Lid $0.65 (quart) in stock | Jar $0.20 (any size) Bring your own | Peas $3.00/bu Shell Wash & Blanch
Vegetables $1.00/bu Wash & Blanch | Corn $0.10/Qt, creamed
Congratulations to the Class of 2015
2015 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Courtney Terrell and Garrett May.
Top 10 students in the Class of 2015 - Courtney Terrell, Heather Globerman, Kelsey Dickerson, Allison Fagan, Diana Durham, Kristina Scott, Cory Glow, Hudson May, Garrett May, and Steven Schroeder.
BRAVO, Mrs. Mothershed!
BRAVO Employee of the Year
Pictured are this year's finalists:
Travis Crosby, Williams Custodian | Doris Mothershed, Hamilton Paraprofessional |Jop Long, R. B. Wright Paraprofessional
Click for more information on all BRAVO Nominees
Congratulations to the 2015 Georgia Education Technology State Fair Winners from Colquitt County Schools. Superintendent Dr. DePaul is pictured with the winners, Olivia Owen, Kaylee Hall, Ryley McCoy, Emma Roland, Emily Brooks, Avery Kilgore, James Mercer, Cy'Camri Peterson (not pictured), La'Kya Hill, Franklin Walker, Dev Patel, and Bo Greene.
Colquitt County Seamless Summer Feeding Program
The Colquitt County School Nutrition Department will offer meals free of charge via the Seamless Summer Feeding Program to all children in Colquitt County 18 years of age and younger.
Seamless Summer Feeding Program dates: June 1, 2015—July 17, 2015. Closed July 3, 2015.
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Hamilton Elementary third grade students
recently visited the Little White House in
The CCHS CNA class had their pinning ceremony April 28th at Moultrie Technical College.
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Hamilton Elementary fifth grade students recently enjoyed the sights and sounds
of Washington, D.C. while learning about our nation's history.
Students at Norman Park Elementary participated in a school-wide STEAM Day. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics education. Moultrie Tech graciously partnered with the fifth grade classes to offer hands-on expertise. Click for more information.
Recently, Colquitt County High School CTI (Career and Technical Instruction) students traveled to Rock Eagle for the State CTI competition. Three students placed in their competitions; Johnny Lievanos (1st place Ag Science), Lauren Spradley (1st Floriculture), and Tae Thurman (3rd Culinary Arts). Other students participating were Montanna Barry (floriculture), Til Blaylock (Horticulture), and Chasnee French (school project).
Administrative Professionals Day
Maria Ramirez and Terri Underwood were
treated to a chauffeured lunch by
Principal Stacey Rutledge.
Thank you ladies for all that you do
for Norman Park Elementary School.
Colquitt County High School Junior Named
Distinguished Young Woman of Colquitt County
Distinguished Young Women of Georgia, formerly Georgia’s Junior Miss Scholarship Program, held an at-large
event to select qualifying young women for the class of 2016 on March 21, 2015, at Colquitt County High School in Moultrie.
Lauren Coop was selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Colquitt County for 2016, and earned the opportunity to participate in the state finals program of the Distinguished Young Women of Georgia on July 24-25, 2015,
in Marietta. The state winner will travel to Mobile, Alabama to participate in personal development activities and community service projects before competing with representatives from the other 49 states for the opportunity to become the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2016 and for a share of more than $150,000 in cash scholarships. Georgia’s own Brooke Rucker, who attends the Florida State University, is the 2014 National Representative and won $65,300 in cash scholarships. Click for full press release.
C.A. Gray FCCLA Chapter Recognized
The C.A. Gray Chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America has been recognized as having the largest chapter and largest membership increase in their region.
Pictured with the awards are C.A. Gray FCCLA officers Miranda Henry, MaKaye Meadows, Beylee Roberts, Abby Sutton, Julia Tucker, FCCLA president Grace Jarvis, Tanner Lamb, and Yasmin Johnson.
Sunset Elementary Students
"ROCK The Georgia Milestones"
Sunset Elementary fifth grade students presented a fine arts performance that emphasized the importance of "perseverance". Students urged their peers to think positively about the Georgia Milestone tests. The performance was filled with songs that got the audience moving and singing along. Fifth graders determined “We’re going to prove our learning on this test. We will ROCK THE GEORGIA MILESTONE!” The program has generated eagerness, enthusiasm, and the persistence to persevere!
Colquitt County Teacher Selected to Participate In
Mickelson Exxon Mobil Teacher Academy
Exxon Mobil partnered with PGA golfer Phil Mickelson to improve math and science education. The Teacher Academy has trained nearly 4,500 teachers impacting more than 300,000 students nationwide.
G.E.A.R. Gifted Center teacher Lisa Duncan is among the two hundred elementary school teachers from across the United States that have been selected to attend the 2015 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers’ Academy, a professional development program designed to enhance math and science teaching skills. Participants learn how to bring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to life in the classroom, to inspire students to study and pursue careers in the critical fields. Click for full press release.
Culinary State Champion
Colquitt County Schools once again have a state champion in our midst. Jill Paul, Hamilton Elementary School Cafeteria Manager, was named the 2015 GSNA (Georgia School Nutrition Association) State Culinary Winner in the category of “Unique Breakfast Cup.” Paul competed in the GSNA‘s State Culinary Competition in March at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Tucker, GA. The award was announced at the annual GSNA conference held April 8-9 in Athens, GA.
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Norman Park Elementary School students were treated to an Ice Cream Social
for meeting their 3rd quarter reading goal.
The Willie J. Williams 7th grade choir traveled to Orlando, Florida this past weekend and competed in the 'Orlando Fest Music Competition'. They took 1st Place in the middle school categories. They were also grouped into the overall highest score category and took the 'Grand Championship Title' in choir beating three different high school choirs that were also at the competition. They received a 'Superior' rating for the weekend. Congratulations to Mr. Jimbo Jarvis and all the 7th graders that participated.
PACKER POINT OF PRIDE
CCHS Athletic Director Kevin Giddens
has been named the
AAAAAA State Athletic Director of the Year!
Colquitt EMC Scholarship Winner!
Elizabeth Beacham was selected as a recipient of the Colquitt EMC Washington Youth Tour Scholarship! Students were required to complete an application and interview to be considered.
As Georgia’s oldest leadership program for teens, the Washington Youth Tour is designed to teach high school students about U.S. history, government and the importance of public service. The Washington Youth Tour was inspired by former president Lyndon Johnson who, in 1957, encouraged electric cooperatives “to send youngsters to the nation’s capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents." Click for more information.
Norman Park Elementary Hosts Family Literacy Night
Students at Norman Park Elementary School enjoyed a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog at Family Literacy Fun Night on March 12. In addition to the visit from Clifford, students enjoyed playing a variety of literacy games with their families, trying out computer literacy games, and attending the book fair. Students who attended received a free book.
Zoodles of Fun
Students at Doerun Elementary School were treated to an exciting visit from the Zoodles Educational Program on Wednesday, March 11th. The program gave the students an up close and personal encounter with a skink, bearded dragon, parrot, boa constrictor, and baby wallaby. Students were given information about each animal and got a very close look as the keeper walked among the students during the program. After the program, students were allowed to purchase a picture with an animal.
The "Sparrow" Has Landed
The Medical Air Evac Helicopter and its flight crew recently visited Doerun Elementary School. The helicopter's name is Sparrow (it is actually painted on the bottom!). Students watched at the helicopter landed on the baseball field behind the school.
Following the landing, the medics, pilot and nurse spoke to the students about how they provide air ambulance services to people in need. Pictured are Doerun Elementary School's pre-k classes with the helicopter and crew.
Sissy won gold in the 500M silver in the 333M and bronze in the 222M race. Johnny won bronze in the 500M, silver in the 222M and silver in the 333M race. Deon won 4th in the 222M race, silver in the 111M race and bronze in the 333M race. Adaisia won gold in the 25M straight race and the 55M half lap race.
The team was coached by Tara Torbert and Local Coordinator PJ Jones.
Georgia School Boards Association Appoints Hill to State Level Committee
Colquitt County Board of Education Chairman Mrs. Trudie Hill, a retired educator,
continues to give back to the community as she serves proudly on the Colquitt County Board of Education. Since beginning her service with the Colquitt County Board of Education in June of 2004, she has not shied away from giving of her time and talents locally and at the state level. Click here for full press release.
School Board Appreciation Week
March 16-20, 2015
Governor Nathan Deal has issued a proclamation declaring March 16-20, 2015 School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. In his proclamation, Governor Deal shared, “The men and women serving on school boards in communities across our state have demonstrated a strong commitment to quality public education by securing adequate resources, promoting academic standards, and fostering partnerships within the community.” Click for full press release.
A group of 13 Colquitt County students performed as part of the 2015 All-State Choir on Saturday, March 7, at the Athens Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. More than 10,000 students audition for the choir, but only 1,200 are selected. The 13 Colquitt County students were in the top 10 percent of those who auditioned. They include (back row from left) Lyman Hinson, Colquitt County High School; Tucker Prestridge, CCHS; Austin Hampton, CCHS; Caleb Nelson, CCHS; Kobe Kenney, C.A. Gray Junior High School; Jacob Eubanks, C.A. Gray Junior High School; (front row) Bekah Ward, CCHS; Courtney Terrell, CCHS; John Reid Jarvis, Willie J. Williams Middle School; Joshua Molden, C.A. Gray Junior High School; Stephanie Sheffield , CCHS; Jordan Forehand, CCHS; and Catalina Arnett, CCHS.
Action Pack Families Walking Club
The Action Pack Families Program recently began a Walking Club that takes place at the new Main Street Park. The goal of the program is to teach elementary school children about nutrition and physical activity and enable them to share what they learn at home to help develop healthy habits for the whole family. The program, developed and implemented by The University of Georgia in partnership with Cooperative Extension, began in five third grade classes in Colquitt County Schools in 2013. In the fall of 2014, an additional five third grade classes from the remaining five schools joined the program. Click for more information.
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Four organizations have partnered to
improve access to medical care for
school children in Colquitt County.
Click here for more information.
Congratulations, Mrs. Tugwell - Teacher of the Year!
G.E.A.R. Gifted Center teacher Monica Tugwell (center) named Colquitt County Schools' Teacher of the Year. Doerun Elementary teacher Kati Stephan(left) and Colquitt County High School teacher Adrienne Smith(right) were named as finalists.
Click here for more information on all schools' Teachers of the Year.
Click here to view the Moultrie Observer coverage of the reception.
Exhibit 10 - Annual Financial Audit
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Exhibit 12 - Strategic Plan
Exhibit 13 - Charter School Accountability Report
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CRCT Parent Brochure 2014 (Under “Helpful Resources”)
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CRCT Parent Brochure 2014 (Under “Helpful Resources”)
CRCT Study Guides (Under “Helpful Resources” > “Student Guides”)
Revisions have been made to the CRCT Study Guides as a result of the transition to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) in the content areas of Reading, English Language Arts, and Mathematics.
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Georgia Special Need Scholarship Program
The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program is a parental choice program for special needs students attending Georgia public schools who are served under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
The following provides information regarding eligibility and the different choice options available under the GSNS Program for the
2013-2014 school year.
Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Letter: English | Español
The GSNS web page: http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/Policy/Pages/Special-Needs-Scholarship-Program-Resources.aspx has all information regarding the program.
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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2014-2015 School Calendar (Revised 06/09/14)
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HB91 - Graduation Petition Process for CCHS Students - Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into law on March 30, 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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