April 22, 2014

College and Career Readiness Results: CCHS and Gray Surpass State Averages

The Georgia Department of Education released its latest College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) Monday morning.

According to the 2013 report, Colquitt County's schools received an average single score of 63.7 out of a possible 100 points. C.A. Gray Junior High School received the county’s highest individual score (75.2), surpassing the state average for its grade grouping. Colquitt County High School’s score (74.6) reflected an increase of 8.4% from the previous year, also surpassing the state average.

The success of Colquitt County High School and C. A. Gray Junior High School is certainly a reflection of the efforts of their students/faculties/staffs; however, the College/Career Readiness results are ultimately determined by collaborative efforts from pre-k to graduation. 
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April 18, 2014

 R.B. Wright Elementary Student Garden

Students at R. B. Wright Elementary School worked throughout the year with assistance from faculty and staff to plant, care for, and harvest their school gardens. On Tuesday, April 15th, students gathered lettuce from their garden for use in the school cafeteria. Students, teachers and even Board of Education members enjoyed salads made with the fresh greens, and the students celebrated their accomplishment while enjoying school lunch!

 

 
Pictured are students in Mrs. Peggy Strickland’s kindergarten class, along with Hattie  Jordan, Cafeteria Manager, and Peggy Strickland who is the faculty leader for the School Garden Project.

April 15, 2014

 Community Eligibility Provision Extends to Colquitt County High School

School Year 2013-14 served as the pilot year for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision program. Colquitt County School System is currently participating in this pilot program offering breakfast and lunch at no charge to all students at each qualifying location and to all students in grades pre-k through 9th grade.  Click for full press release.

 

 

April 14, 2014 <>
  Students of Today are the Leaders of Tomorrow
Local Students Attend State FCCLA Leadership Meeting

Athens, GA is always painted red.  However, Athens went “Code Red” as youth from Colquitt County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) participated in a weekend leadership conference held March 20 – 22.  Red shirts took over the town as attendees participated in state competitions, a Career and Trade Expo, University of Georgia Tours, workshops and leadership sessions that challenged, informed and motivated students and advisers with the theme, “Code Red” This theme inspired leadership to the extreme.  Click here for more information

 
April 9, 2014

Color Outside the Lines
1st Annual Color Fun Run
Saturday, April 26th @ 6pm
Moultrie Technical College

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April 8, 2014

E-Books Now Available

The Moultrie-Colquitt County Library now has eBooks and audiobooks available for checkout. A library card number and PIN is required to check out either. Because of this new function, we are indeed giving PINS over the phone provided the caller can give us a matching card number, name and address AND have less than $10 in fines. 

Click here for an informational flyer.

 
March 27, 2014
School Social Worker of the Year for District 2

The School Social Worker's Association of Georgia President Dr. Trevis Killen, Houston Co. School Social Worker presented Lisa Clarke Hill, CCHS High School Social Worker with the District 2 School Social Worker of the year award.  The School Social Worker's Association of Georgia's Spring Conference Theme was: "School Social Workers: Courage, Hope, & Leadership"

Mrs. Hill, you are a Packer Point of Pride!
 
 
 
March 25, 2014

 New Principals Hired for Norman Park Elementary and Stringfellow Elementary

 
Mr. Stacey Rutledge

The Colquitt County Board of Education voted to approve the appointment of Stacey Rutledge as the principal of Norman Park Elementary School beginning July 1, 2014.  Mr. Rutledge will be replacing Principal Keith Adams.  Adams is slated to take the helm of Sunset Elementary School replacing retiring Principal Bruce Owen.  Click for full press release.

The Colquitt County Board of Education voted to approve the appointment of Dr. Travet “Tret” Witherspoon as the principal of Stringfellow Elementary School beginning July 1, 2014.  Dr. Witherspoon will be replacing retiring Principal Darlene Reynolds.  Click for full press release.

 
Dr. Tret Witherspoon

March 13, 2014
 

Artist Shares with Students

Mrs. Montgomery’s 7th Grade Visual Arts students from Willie J. Williams Middle School visited with Artist, Jean Eaton Gay at the Colquitt County Arts Center.  Mrs. Gay shared with students about her techniques, inspirations, and meanings in her various artworks.

March 13, 2014

 Gold Winning Athletes

Colquitt County High School students Sissy C. and Johnny C. recently participated in the 2014 Southeastern Regional Ice Skating Event in the category of Speed Skating.

Sissy C. (center right) won gold in the 222M, 333M and the 500 M race. Johnny C. (center left) won gold in the 111M and silver in the 222M and 333M Ice Speed Skating race.

The athletes are  coached by Tara Torbert (left) and Local Coordinator PJ Jones (right).

 
March 11, 2014
NEW!!!! 2014 State Health Benefit Plan Changes- Effective 3/14/14
 
Please click below link for plan changes and frequently asked questions 
 
 
 
March 5, 2015

Academic Decathlon Winners! 

 

 

The Academic Decathlon was sponsored by PAGE. The Colquitt County High School team was comprised of nine members-three with over all A averages, three with over all B averages, and three with over all C averages. This year's topic was World War I. The students competed in ten areas-math, science, social studies, economics, art, music, interview, speech, essay, and language and literature. The competition was February 21-22, 2014 at Berkmar High School in Lilburn, Georgia. Tyler F. won a bronze medal in Music.(right) Kolin M. (left) won bronze medals in Language and Literature and in Math.  
March 3, 2014

Seamless Summer Feeding Program 2014

The Colquitt County School Nutrition Department will offer the Seamless Summer Feeding Program to all children in Colquitt County 18 years of age and younger regardless of eligibility status during the regular school year. All free, reduced, and paying students can participate free of charge. Georgia has an average of 2,200 locations participating in the program. Seamless Summer Feeding is sponsored by the USDA in an effort to provide nutrition for all children regardless of financial eligibility during the summer months when school is not in session. Click for full press release.

February 28, 2014
AdvancED Accreditation Visit Complete!


While unofficial until the AdvancED Office notifies the school district of its accreditation status, the preliminary report presented by Lead Evaluator Dr. Cheryl Allread indicated that the Colquitt County School System received high and respectable marks. In the external review given at a special called board meeting, Dr. Allread commented, "You (Colquitt County School System) should be very proud." She made special note of one area that when looking at the rating seemed to be low, Digital Learning. She stressed that although Colquitt County School System’s score in this area was the lowest in relation to the other areas; Colquitt County School System scored higher than any other district for which she had evaluated. "Colquitt County School System has great wrap-around resources targeting the needs of a diverse population." 
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February 25, 2014

  

ALL - STATE CHOIR

Twelve students from Colquitt County High School were selected to be part of All-State Chorus (1500 students across the state were chosen). Students selected are:  Catalina A., Megan C., Selena D., Jordan F., Austin H., Lyman H., Caleb N., Tucker P., Stephanie S., Lauren S., Courtney T., and Bekah W.  What a Packer Point of Pride!

 
February 25, 2014
 

Books Come Alive at Funston

Funston Elementary School’s fourth graders culminate a reading of George Washington’s Socks (by Elvira Woodruff) in a staged re-enactment celebration of Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River. Teacher, Judy Kimbrell, boasts of students’ text referencing and other research in creating the script, costumes and setting to put on this performance for their peers.

February 22, 2014

Colquitt County Schools Win Striving Reader Grant

Georgia is one of six states to be awarded federal funding in 2010 to provide the Striving Reader Comprehensive Literacy Grant. Competition for this funding in Georgia occurs annually, with this being the third grant cohort. Competition was extremely steep this year with a total of 36 districts representing 160 schools and early learning centers competing for funding this spring. Georgia’s winners for the third cohort were recently announced, and Colquitt County Schools are the recipient of $1,943,638 to be used over a period of five years. This money is ear-marked to advance literacy skills for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Click for more information.

February 22, 2014

Random Acts of Kindness

Students in Ms. Maxwell’s pre-k class at Cox Elementary School discussed ways to show kindness to others. One way they did this was by making necklaces to give to others.  Pictured is Jamia J. presenting school nutrition employee Mrs. Mary Boyd with a necklace she made.

 
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Science Fair Winners

Colquitt County High School had five first place winners and the overall Grand Champion at the 42nd Annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Darton College in Albany, Georgia.  Pictured 1 - left to right:  CCHS science teacher Vance Hurst, Courtney Terrell, Joseph Flowers, Austin Hunnicutt, Francis Kundi, not pictured Ryan Chapman. Picture 2 - Vance Hurst and Courtney Terrell - Grand Champion (She won an all expense paid trip to ISEF, International Science and Engineering Fair in California and 1/2 scholarship to Darton College.)

February 22, 2014

STAR Student and STAR Teacher Named

The Kiwanis Club of Moultrie and the Colquitt County School System announced the system’s STAR Student at the Kiwanis Club meeting last week. Katherine Ann Russell was recognized with the annual award, and she chose as her STAR Teacher Eddie Murray, who taught her basic agriculture in the eighth grade. From left are Mary Beth Watson, Kiwanis youth service chair; STAR Teacher Eddie Murray, C.A. Gray Middle school agriculture teacher; STAR Student Katherine Ann Russell; Stephanie Terell, Colquitt County High principal; and Angela Castellow, Kiwanis Club of Moultrie president.
February 18, 2014

 The Colquitt County School System is seeking talented teachers for career opportunities and service to students in our community.  School administrators will be available to meet  certified or certificate-eligible candidates and to accept resumes at a Career Fair on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in the Williams Middle School Cafeteria,
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  We look forward to seeing you there! 
Colquitt County Schools—Each Day, Excellence in Every Way!

February 14, 2014

 School Counselors Mentor One Another

 

Colquitt County School System Counselors, along with school counselors from 19 other counties recently took part in the Georgia School Counselors Association Region 10 Meeting. The annual meeting highlights the role counselors play in student success and follows National School Counselors Week, which was February 3-7, 2014. The theme for 2014 is "School Counseling: Building Magical Futures".

February 14, 2014

Bridging the Math Gap

 

Parents learn math strategies to better support their children from Curriculum Director Jennifer Funderburk at a recent parent workshop hosted by the Colquitt County Schools.  Workshops like this one are coordinated by Colquitt County Schools' Parent Involvement Coordinators.  For more information on upcoming workshops contact Federal Programs Director James Harrell at jharrell@colquitt.k12.ga.us.
February 12, 2014

STEM Collaboration

CA Gray and Cox Elementary met to collaborate on ways to enhance instruction in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  As support, science teachers from Gray will offer “hands on” opportunities for learning that supports Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. Front Row from left to right: Dr. Thelma Jackson, Camille Goss, Jodi Beth Stuckey, Maggie Davidson, and Misty Nemeth.  Middle Row: LaJean Reid, Mary Jo Key, Carli Vick, Dr. Ann Horne, Heather Grantham, and Laura Faison.  Back Row Jim Horne, Sheila Smith, Cliff Willis, Lindsey Lane, Patricia Norman, Maurice Leroux, Justin McDowell, Jacqueline Tucker (Parent), and Katina Barry.
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 Old Yearbooks?

Are you cleaning out your attic?  Do you have an old yearbook that you don't want?  

Colquitt County School System is seeking old yearbooks that are no longer needed from all schools to complete our archives.
  If you have a yearbook you would like to donate contact Melinda Wright at Colquitt County High School at 229-890-6291 or by email at
mewright@colquitt.k12.ga.us.
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