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March 27, 2020

District Schools to Remain Closed Through April 24

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In compliance with the March 26 Executive Order from Gov. Brian Kemp, the Bibb County School District will remain closed through April 24. CLICK HERE for the full statement from Gov. Brian Kemp. Important information related to the school closure, including eLearning resources, is also available on the District website.

District Adds to Team at Annual Recruitment Fair

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On March 7, the District held its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair. More than 125 candidates came to Rutland High School Storm Tracker to meet and interview with principals, faculty and staff from all of our schools.

Several contingency contracts were handed out after onsite interviews. Additionally, potential new hires got to meet with various other departments within the District.

"This year's recruitment fair has been one of the highest attended in recent years," said Melanique Floyd, coordinator of talent management. "We are very confident that we have hired excellent candidates to join our team with many more to come."

Click here for current career opportunities within the District.

Bibb County ClassLink Efforts a 'Success Story'

Heard Elementary Chosen for Agriculture Grant

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The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture has presented a $1,000 grant to Heard Elementary School for its agriculture education program. Heard is one of 26 elementary schools across Georgia selected to participate in a pilot program to introduce ag education to elementary students. Heard will use the grant to purchase supplies for a research and design project through which students will learn about the life cycle of chickens by hatching and caring for a flock of chickens.

District Celebrates School Teachers of the Year

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Congratulations to the District's school-level Teachers of the Year! These excellent members of our team have been selected as top educators in their schools and deserve to be celebrated. Additionally, they are now up for consideration for District Teacher of the Year.

  • April Harvey, Alexander II Magnet School
  • Whitney Jones, Bernd Elementary School
  • Janeica Duhart, Bruce Elementary School
  • Kiara Trigger, Burdell-Hunt Magnet School
  • Elise Lassetter, Carter Elementary School
  • Linda Bryant, Hartley Elementary School
  • Shanna Page, Heard Elementary School
  • Thomas Cote, Heritage Elementary School
  • Michelle Ray-Hill, Ingram-Pye Elementary School
  • Douglas Stewart, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School
  • Genevieve Johnson, Lane Elementary School
  • Kelly Smith, Porter Elementary School
  • Jasmine Henderson, Rileydale (Brookdale) Elementary School
  • Shanetta Davis, Skyview Elementary School
  • Tawana Hogan, Southfield Elementary School
  • Tammy Toth, Springdale Elementary School
  • Fadia Hazama, Taylor Elementary School
  • Sonja Mortley, Union Elementary School
  • Jermila Slocumb, Veterans Elementary School
  • Jessica Sawyer, Vineville Academy of the Arts
  • Juanecia Stephens, Williams Elementary School
  • Denise Small, Appling Middle School
  • Valeria Williams, Ballard-Hudson Middle School
  • Dr. Eric Fuller, Howard Middle School
  • Erin Kelly, Miller Magnet Middle School
  • RaNada Woodley, Rutland Middle School
  • Hosea Laney, H.G. Weaver Middle School
  • Keywon Harvey, Central High School
  • Deloris Mercer, Howard High School
  • Heavenly Whitehead, Northeast High School
  • Amanda Maddox, Rutland High School
  • Dr. Amy Gitschlag, Southwest High School
  • Regina Andrews, Westside High School
  • Kim Westmoreland, Elam Alexander Academy
  • Steve Neil, Hutchings College & Career Academy
  • Penny Talton, Northwoods Academy
  • Dr. Arndra Jackson, SOAR Academy

If you have any great pictures of these educators in action, send them to jeremy.timmerman@bcsdk12.net. Congrats again!

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Lane Elementary Student Becomes a 'Millionaire'

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Aiden Shofner is a second grade student in Mrs. Parker’s class at Lane Elementary, and is the school's first second-grader of the year to read a million words. Way to go!
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Porter Elementary Hosts 'Leadership Day'

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Recently, Porter Elementary School held its superhero-themed "Leadership Day." The goal of this event was to bring in family and community members to showcase the students' leadership abilities and other skills they work on throughout the year.

"We wanted them to see a school that's student-focused," said Principal Chris Kirby.

Superintendent Meets with Teacher Advisory Council

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Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones Jr. regularly meets with the Teacher Advisory Council to discuss issues and receive feedback. The members of this council, listed below, represent schools across the District and play a role in shaping decisions.

  • Leslie Brown, Alexander II Magnet School
  • Ramonda Belin, Brookdale Elementary School
  • Sierra Wilson, Bruce Elementary School
  • Brandi Edwards, Burdell-Hunt Magnet School
  • Linda Buffin, Ingram-Pye Elementary School
  • Susie Gibson, Lane Elementary School
  • Donna Griffin, Porter Elementary School
  • Amanda Allen, Riley Elementary School
  • Jamia Williams, Skyview Elementary School
  • Amanda Jones, Springdale Elementary School
  • Minnetta Pooler, Union Elementary School
  • Pamela Rivers, Williams Elementary School
  • Teleah Jackson-Walker, Appling Middle School
  • Cameron Prather, Ballard-Hudson Middle School (athletics/game scheduled)
  • Jonilyn Browning, Howard Middle School
  • Tamara Bolston-Williams, Central High School
  • Cynthia Harper, Rutland High School
  • Joseph Martin, Westside High School
  • Mark Robinson, Hutchings College & Career Academy
  • Pius MBigha, SOAR Academy

Volunteers Help District 'Read Across America'

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On March 2, our schools participated in "Read Across America." In conjunction with Dr. Seuss' birthday, this annual celebration encourages reading to and with students by bringing in community partners and stakeholders to read books to the students. We particularly enjoyed everyone's renditions of Dr. Seuss classics like "The Cat in the Hat!"

Carter Student Learns With Ice Cream

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Oliver Moss, a second-grader at Sonny Carter Elementary School, completed a reading assignment about homemade ice cream this week and decided to make his own with his family's help. What a tasty way to learn at home!

Springdale Elementary Pre-K Hosts Transportation Parade

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On March 9, Springdale Elementary School held its annual Transportation Parade for pre-K students. This is a way for young students to learn about different forms of transportation and show off their creativity.

"Springdale’s Transportation Parade is one of our family events that just warms everyone’s hearts and to which the entire Springdale community looks forward," said principal Dr. Cami Hamlin. "This tradition gets the pre-K families’ creative juices flowing and we all get to smile, laugh and take lots of adorable photos."

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