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May 22, 2017Congratulations Young Georgia Authors


Colquitt County School System is pleased to announce the winners for the 2017 Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. This writing contest, sponsored by Georgia Council of Teachers of English, is open to students in grades K-12 and includes all types of writing such as short stories, poetry, essay, research reports, and other forms.

“The purpose of Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing competition is to encourage students to develop enthusiasmfor and expertise in their writing, to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes, and to recognizestudent achievement in arts and academics,” according to GCTE.  Click for full press release.

May 23, 2017
     
             Local Board Members Serve at the State Level

Colquitt County Board of Education members Mrs. Trudie Hill and Mr. Robby Pitts are not only serving their constituents locally but at the state level as well.  Click here for full press release.

 

May 19, 2017



A parent informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Colquitt County Board of Education - Board Room (1800 Park Avenue).

 

 

May 19, 2017Funston Falcons Flying High

Funston Elementary recently held its annual Graduate Breakfast & Recognition for it's former 5th grade students. The breakfast was hosted by the school staff for the graduates and their parents followed by a walk through the halls as students cheered them on. Class of 2017 members marched into the gym to Pomp & Circumstance and each graduate was given the opportunity to introduce themselves, their parents & tell about their future plans. 




May 19, 2017

Congratulations 2017 Retirees!

Front row:  Emily Hammock, Holly Faison, Joy Weeks, Retha Slaughter, Sarah Claitt, Bobbie Starling, Lynn Hampton, Patricia Norman, Lynn Giles, Diane Hewett, Celest Crosby, Traci Chastain, Nelda Crook, Valerie Banks, Debra Harris, Nada Cox, and Michelle Wilkes.  Back row:  Marsha Bell, Melinda Wright, Julie Adams, Wayne Williams, Rebecca Tucker, Nancy Lacey, Keena Milligan, Kathy Berry, Donna Blalock, Louise Jones, Nancy Slocumb, and Sheila Smith.  Not pictured:  Trish Blaha, Anne Cannington, Cathy Davis, Doris Hargraves, Debra Hornesby, Morris Knighton, Lori Pagels, Wayne Richter, Elaine Shelton, and Norma Staton.

May 12, 2017

BRAVO, Mrs. Belinda Everett!

Colquitt County Schools

2017 BRAVO Employee of the Year

Click here for more information on all site nominees.


Pictured are the 2017 Finalists: Rosa Muniz, Belinda Everett, and Lynn Mitchell

May 2, 2017 Hamilton Elementary Students Go to Washington


Hamilton Elementary School fifth grade students are visiting Washington, DC this week. The group was lucky enough to get a "selfie" with Vice-President Mike Pence.

May 2, 2017The Power of Read-Alouds to Children

  

Infants to four-year-old children are enjoying an extra dose of reading, singing, dancing, and finger-play each week at Wonderland Child Care Center and Life Spring Child Care Center.  Colquitt County School System retired teachers model quality read-aloud instruction to these children through a grant initiative sponsored by the Colquitt County Schools' Birth to Five Striving Reader Grant.

Retired teacher, Vicky Watson, is pictured reading to the youngest group of children. "She displays such enthusiasm as she reads and sings to the children; they are naturally drawn to her," commented Beth Crawford, owner of Wonderland Child Care Center.  "Children, including infants, are so excited when the retired teachers come to our center. The contentment and emotion on their faces as they listen intently is proof of the power of learning to read."    

April 27, 2017

Local Students Qualify for Duke Gifted Program

Seven students from Willie J. Williams Middle School were invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious 7th Grade Talent Search.  Click here for full press release.

L to R: Sonji Hargrove, Michael Cavin, Madison Edmondson, Lilla Craft, Wendy Velazquez, Ranon Lewis, and Thomas Edmondson.
April 21, 20172017 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 5, 2017—June 30, 2017.

Organizations that are participating in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program can be found at the following web site starting in June:  http://ga.nokidhungry.org/free-summer-meals 

More information pertaining to Colquitt County sites can be obtained by calling the School Nutrition Office at 229-890-6228. Lou Roseborough will serve as summer feeding manager and along with other school nutrition employees, will be responsible for providing meals to several different sites throughout Colquitt County. The main walk-on sites will be Cox Elementary School, Stringfellow Elementary School, and CA Gray Jr. High School. 

Monika W. Griner, School Nutrition Director stated, “We welcome the opportunity to provide this service to the children of Colquitt County and to partner with area organizations and churches in this capacity. We appreciate the willingness of the community to step forward and assist with meals when school is out. ” “This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”

April 19, 2017


Norman Park Elementary Students Visit Georgia Museum of Agriculture

 

Norman Park fourth grade classes visited the Georgia Museum of Agriculture at ABAC.  Students got to experience what life was like on a turn of the century farm.  The fourth grade classes would like to thank Waylon Stuckey, Director of Sales for SMI-C&W and an ABAC alumnus for providing the financial support to make the trip possible for the entire 4th grade classes at Norman Park Elementary.  It was a fun and educational field trip.

April 19, 2017


Colquitt County Art Center’s Youth Art Month Exhibit - Middle School Student Winners


Pictured left to right: Aide Reyes, Cityscape – 1st Place winner; Ellie Bloodworth, Majestic Waterfall – 2nd Place winner; 
Aralyn Cooper, Mandala Power – 3rd Place winner.  Click here for more information.

April 19, 2017

C.A. Gray Junior High Students Demonstrate
Force and Motion to Cox Elementary Students


The 2nd grade students at Cox Elementary School were joined by students from C. A. Gray Science Club for a fun-filled day of activities reinforcing force and motion.

April 19, 2017


Bella the Cow Visits Cox Elementary School

The Mobile Dairy Classroom recently visited Cox Elementary School bringing with it Bella the cow. She was part of a demonstration geared towards providing children with a better understanding of where milk comes from, how it is processed, the healthy benefits of consuming dairy products and dairy farmers’ management of natural resources.

April 13, 2017

Argument Towers

C. A. Gray Junior High School's AP World History class (Teacher-Amanda Grobe) is working on improving their writing skills by focusing on argumentation. According to apworldhistoryteacher.com, “a collection of assertions is no more an argument than a pile of bricks is a building. Both must be planned, organized, and thoughtfully supported. Students rarely come into class with this skill.” To help understand the process of argumentation, students worked in pairs to build an “Argument Tower” out of index cards. Students must first develop a claim, support their claim with evidence, and then provide reasoning and analysis.  Each card is supported by the other to show the strength of building a convincing argument.

April 13, 2017

Williams Middle School Gentlemen's Club Attends Youth Summit

The Gentlemen's Club at Willie J. Williams Middle School recently attended the 2017 Winter Youth Summit at Albany State University.

The purpose of the event is to inspire middle school boys to develop sound leadership traits early.The program presented speaker Dr. John Williams: Guest Speaker, Dr. Vicki Phillips: Health and Wellness and Mr. Dennis Courtney: STEM and Robotics.

April 13, 2017Engineering Class Students Imitating Nature

Biomimicry is an approach engineers use to create new or improve products by studying nature and mimicking what works. The students in C.A. Gray's engineering class researched different habitats of various animals to learn something that they could mimic for the benefit of humans. Mrs. Donna Martinez’s students created underground homes, tents, baby items, and swimming wear based on what they learned from certain animals.

April 13, 2017

An Olympic Gold Medalist!

 

Deon Grant has been a Special Olympics athlete for over 10 years, participating in bocce, equestrian, Alpine skiing, soccer, softball, football and basketball.  Deon is very dependable and has a willingness to succeed in any athletic event.  Deon is a very talented athlete and team player. Deon was selected to represent the USA at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Ice Speed Skating in Austria.  Deon competed in the 222 Meter Speed Skating and he won Gold and then in the 333 Meter Speed Skating where he placed 4th. Deon works at Colquitt Regional Medical Center as a dietary aide and is excited to continue his experience with Special Olympics as a athlete. 

April 13, 2017

Sounds Like Fun at R. B. Wright Elementary

Students at R. B. Wright Elementary conducted science experiments on sound. They used forks, spoons, rice, beans, rubber bands, water, springs, tuning forks, and gem clips to observe waves and the effect of sound on different items.  R. B. Wright Elementary cafeteria manager Hattie Jordan provided some of the material used in the labs. Drums were provided by the music teacher, Ingrid Wingate.  The children learned that sound is formed by vibration, and sound travels fastest through solids. The students also were required to generate waves using a 9 ft. metal coil.  


April 12, 2017

Chromebooks Used for Online Assessments and Testing

 

Cox Elementary fourth grade students from Mr. Ryan Brown’s class are taking a math assessment using newly purchased Chromebooks. The students are practicing everyday on the devices in an effort to get familiar with using them before the Georgia Milestones Test in April.  

April 12, 2017Punnet Squares - Genetics Activity at C.A. Gray Junior High

In this monohybrid genetics activity, students in Mrs. Lee Causey and Mrs. Stephanie Summerlin’s classes at C. A. Gray examined plastic eggs that had been labeled with genotypes for the egg and sperm represented by each half of the egg. Students created punnett squares and performed crosses to determine what offspring would be possible from each cross. After creating punnett squares, students determined the ratio for possible phenotypes and genotypes represented by each cross. Within each egg were jellybeans representing the correct phenotypes for each cross.
April 12, 2017

Cox Elementary Students Learn About Agriculture

 

Mrs. Charlotte Wingate, from Colquitt County Farm Bureau, recently visited Ms.Marcie Tadlock’s first grade homeroom at Cox Elementary School. She spoke to them about the importance of agriculture and read them a book about a typical day on the farm. The book, along with others, were part of Colquitt County Farm Bureau’s Reading Barns. The barns (small bookcases) were filled with books and were loaned out to elementary schools in Colquitt County. It was an effort to educate students about the importance of agriculture.

April 12, 2017

C. A. Gray Student's Artwork On Display

 

Jonaisha Powell is a student in Candy Clements art class at C. A. Gray Junior High School and recently completed a pencil sketch of a table setting.  Her work was displayed at the Board of Education for a period of time along with other beautiful sketches by her classmates. Miss Powell's artwork was acquired by the School Nutrition Department and framed by local artist Randy Gibbs, who also commended Miss Powell's talents.  The picture will be displayed in the School Nutrition Office for viewing. 

Pictured are: Director of School Nutrition Monika W. Griner, C. A. Gray 8th grade student Jonaisha Powell, and C. A. Gray Principal Mr. Fred Smith. 

April 11, 2017

Sunbelt Expo Donates Books

In honor of the first annual Agriculture Awareness week in Georgia, the Sunbelt Ag Expo donated a copy of PB & J Hooray! to each Colquitt County elementary school.

Held March 20-24, a themed event was held each day which was designed to better communicate the important role agriculture contributes to our daily lives. 

Pictured left to right:  Mary Beth Watson, Vice-President of Administration, Sunbelt Expo and School Board Chairman, Superintendent Doug Howell and Gina McDonald, Vice-President of Marketing, Sunbelt Expo. 

April 11, 2017

 

CCHS Students Selected for Governor’s Honors Program

Two Colquitt County High School students were selected to attend the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP), a four-week residential gifted summer program for rising juniors and seniors.  

Junior agriculture students Patti Mitchell (daughter of Donna and Bucky Mitchell) and Mary Logan Tostenson (daughter of Wendi and Kyle Tostenson) were among only 700 students chosen for the program, which includes students from agricultural science, communicative arts, dance, engineering, mathematics, music, science, social studies, theatre, visual arts, and world languages. Click here for full press release.



April 10, 2017

ATTENTION EMPLOYEES

If you WILL NOT be returning to work for the Colquitt County Board of Education in August 2017, please see announcement below.

WHAT:  Exit Meeting | WHEN: Thursday, May 25th @ 3:45 p.m.

WHERE:  Colquitt County Board of Education Board Room (1800 Park Avenue, the old high school media center)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Employees retiring or resigning at the end of this school year.

Mark your calendar now & make plans to attend. This is the time you will receive information regarding your last paycheck, termination of insurance benefits, and other post-employment related topics. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions. During the meeting, you may want to make yourself some notes, so bring a pen & pad.

April 6, 2017


Colquitt County Schools will take another step into the 21st century this fall when it opens the VirtuPack Learning Center, allowing middle and high school students the option to take classes and even graduate from Colquitt County High School without ever setting foot on campus.  Click here for full press release.

March 20, 2017

X Marks the Spot for Discovery

Williams Middle School recently announced the start of a new program geared toward providing highly motivated students with the research skills needed for success in upper-level high school and college courses.

Allen Edwards, Director of 6-12 Gifted Education for Colquitt County Schools, said the program, currently called PackerX, is slated to begin the 2017-2018 school year and give sixth grade students the opportunity to conduct research in their areas of interest. “The primary goal is to create an opportunity for students to learn, experiment, write, and debate about topics that are important to them, our community, and our world,” he said.  Click here for full story.

March 20, 2017On-Line Assessments Using Chromebooks

Fourth grade students at Stringfellow Elementary School are shown completing an online assessment on the book “Hatchet” using chromebooks recently purchased by the Colquitt County School District.

The Google-based test was created by Glenn Saunders (long-term substitute teacher) and Christy Dryden, Academic Coach. 

March 20, 2017Cox Parent Science Night


Cox Elementary Hosts Science/Social Studies Night


Cox Elementary held a science and social studies night on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Parents and their children enjoyed performing science experiments and finding out a wealth of valuable social studies information. The Bio Bus was there also for a demonstration. It was a great, fun-filled night for everyone that attended.

March 20, 2017

CCHS Volunteer Award Winner Savonte WilsonWilson Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Savonte Wilson, a senior at Colquitt County High School, has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.


The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Colquitt County High School nominated Savonte Wilson for national honors this fall in recognition of his volunteer service.  Click here for full story.

March 20, 2017CCHS Lane Goodroe

Goodroe Receives Scholarship 


Lane Goodroe, a senior at Colquitt County High School and a member of the Colquitt County High School FFA Chapter, has recently accepted a livestock judging scholarship at Southplains College in Levelland, Texas.  He will be a member of the Southplains Texans Livestock Judging Team & travel throughout the United States competing on a collegiate level. 

Goodroe has been involved in judging livestock since middle school.  During his summers, he has attended livestock judging camps in the Midwest. His livestock judging skills have earned him both state and national recognition. 

Goodroe will focus his studies in Animal Science with a goal of pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He is the son of Craig and Melissa Goodroe of Doerun.


Pictured with Lane Goodroe (right) is Conner Newsom, Livestock Judging Coach at Southplains College in Levelland, Texas 

March 20, 2017CCHS FBLA Genesis Nobles


CCHS Student to Compete at National Competition

 

Congratulations goes out to Genesis Nobles, a senior at Colquitt County High School, who recently competed in Client Service during the State Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Conference in Athens, Georgia.  Among the 200 plus students from across the state that competed, Genesis placed fourth in her category and will now advance to Anaheim, California for the national competition.  Twenty one students from Colquitt County FBLA chapter competed in state competitions.  



March 17, 2017

Ag Scholarships Awarded

Congratulations to Colquitt County High School seniors and Colquitt County FFA members Lane Goodroe and Edwin Espindola who were each recently awarded a $500 scholarship at the Butch Griffin Memorial Livestock Scholarship awards banquet recently held in Albany, Georgia.  

Pictured left to right are South Region Agriculture Education Livestock Area Teacher/Specialist Tommy Waldrop, Lane Goodroe, Edwin Espindola, and Albany Exchange Club Livestock Committee Chairman Jerry Clack.

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2017 CCHS Canning Plant Schedule


The canning plant, located across from Wal-mart at 710 Lane Street, will open on May 22, 2017 with operating hours from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon. The plant will operate these hours on the following dates:  May 22, 24, 29 and 31. 


Full time operation will begin on June 5, Monday through Friday, with the operating hours of 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM. This schedule will run for the following dates:
June 5 – July 12 (Except for Tuesday, July 4th)


The canning plant will also open the following Saturdays from 8:00 AM through 12:00 noon: June 24  and   July 1 & 8


For more information or to set up an appointment for large orders call 890-6141 Ext. 23507 or 873-1049


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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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Condado de Colquitt las Escuelas son escuelas del Título I y como el padre/tutor de un niño que asiste a una escuela Título I es una parte importante del equipo del Título I. su comentario es de vital importancia en la planificación y ejecución de la participación del programa y actividades de padres en nuestra escuela. En un esfuerzo por mejorar rendimiento académico de los estudiantes le pedimos que complete la siguiente encuesta para el diseño el compacto a escuela-padre y la política padres participantes en que se indicarán las responsabilidades de los padres compartida con el personal de la escuela y los estudiantes. Le agradecemos sus comentarios y gracias por tomar el tiempo para completar esta encuesta. 

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The calendar will not change for this school year. Missed days because of storms and illnesses will not be made up. The last day of school will remain May 24th, post-planning May 25th and 26th, and graduation Saturday, May 27th.


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 bullyingTo report a bullying incident, complete this Bullying Incident Report form and submit it to any school administrator.


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