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April 3, 2019

District Holds Teacher Recruitment Fair

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On March 9, the District held its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair, with more than 200 candidates meeting with our principals at Rutland High School. Lots of them had interviews with schools for openings, and some came away with a chance to join our team for 2019-2020!

"The fair was well-attended, and we offered some contracts as well," said Human Resources Coordinator Mallori Gattis.

Special thanks to Rutland High for hosting this event and to all our principals, teachers, staff and even students for making candidates feel welcome.

Central Student Publishes Book About Childhood

SOAR Academy Student Wins Hat Contest

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SOAR Academy student Alterio Crosby won the Mentors Project's Cherry Blossom Hat Parade during Spring Break. Way to get in the Cherry Blossom spirit!


Click here to watch a video from the event!

McDuffie and Students Visit Vineville Academy

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On March 13, Vineville Academy of the Arts got a visit from Robert McDuffie and Robert McDuffie Center for Strings students. The group performed several pieces and answered students’ questions. McDuffie also showed the students that you can even dance to classical music and talked to them about the importance of practicing.

“Just pretend that you’re in a different world when you practice, and pretend that people are in front of you listening,” he said.

Special thanks to McDuffie and the Business Education Partnership for making this visit possible. It’s important for our students to see all the opportunities that await them if they keep up their hard work!

Bernd Student Becomes Millionaire Reader

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Congratulations to Bernd Elementary fifth-grader Mikayla Arnold for reading 1,000,000 words, Bernd's first millionaire reader. Literacy is key!

Miller Middle, Westside High Recognized for SMART Efforts

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In March, Miller Magnet Middle School and Westside High School were recognized as a SMART Technologies exemplary schools. This is an effort to honor schools that implement technology in the classroom for a variety of activities and functions. Miller Principal Jim Montgomery said that the award was a sign that the focus on technology is "alive and well at Miller."

"It demonstrates our teachers' and students' use of technology in the classroom, which is one of the District's commitments," he said.

Middle School Students Taste Test Water Flavors

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Bibb County middle schools received the HealthMPowers Infused Water Taste Test service During the first two weeks of March. Students tasted various infused water flavors.

"The Student Health Advocates did an amazing job teaching their peers about the importance of drinking water and less sugary drinks," said Jenna Derzi, the District's PEP Grant Coordinator.

Rutland High Student Named State Officer

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Sabrina Rutledge, a sophomore at Rutland High School, was recently elected to serve as the Vice President of Public Relations for Georgia FCCLA. Way to go!

Taylor Students Create Vehicles to Celebrate School Breakfast Week

National School Breakfast Week was March 4-8, with "Start Your Engines With School Breakfast" as a theme. Students at Taylor Elementary School made race cars to emphasize the importance of a nutritious breakfast to further illustrate this theme!

Bernd Elementary Recognizes Students of the Month

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Congratulations to the following Bernd Elementary students for being named Students of the Month for February: Niecyona Fitzpatrick, Tyler Redding, Kylie Conerly, Jacen Collins, Noelle Wilson, Jasper Maldonado, Joshua parson, Ca'Mauria Pounds, Kimarley Adside, Asiah Battiste, Gabriel Dillart, Tyrelle Stephens, Azavion Brown, Yandel Benitez, Atiyah Dye, Jai'llah Bell, Williams Clowers, Meneisha Roberts, Tennille Wilburn, Raisia Howard and Kayla Lee.

District Participates in "Read Across America"

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On March 1, the District celebrated Read Across America and Dr. Suess' birthday by having guest readers visit our elementary schools and read their favorite Suess books. The District would like to thank our partners at United Way of Central Georgia, as well as reading volunteers from Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Robins Financial Credit Union and other partners. Some middle and high school principals also read to younger students. Reading is important!

District Raises More than $4,000 for Daybreak

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The Bibb County School District raised $4,426 for Sleepout for Daybreak. This annual event raises money for the Daybreak organization, which supports homeless members of our community.

SkillsUSA Chapter Recognized at Silver Level

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Congratulations to the SkillsUSA chapter at W.S. Hutchings College & Career Academy for being named a Silver Chapter of Distinction through the Chapter Excellence Program. The chapter also traveled recently to compete at the State Leadership and Skills Conference!

Porter Elementary Students Experience Career Caravan

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Students at Porter Elementary got to experience a Career Caravan recently. This event allowed them to see what jobs are like at the United States Postal Service, Bibb County Sheriff's Office, local media outlets and other employers. Career readiness is important, and the District would like to thank all the community partners that participated.

Vineville Academy Recognizes Character Students

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Congratulations to the Vineville Academy of the Arts students of the month for February, who represented "Virtue." Character education is a big part of what we do through the "Leader in Me" initiative.

Health Teachers Receive FLASH Training

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Bibb County High School Health Teachers recently attended FLASH training. FLASH is the curriculum that will be used in all high schools in the District to teach sex education.

Be a Watchdog! Stop Bullying!

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Bibb County School District

Vision:

Each student demonstrates strength of character

and is college or career ready.


Mission:

The Bibb County School District will develop

a highly trained staff and an engaged community dedicated

to educating each student for a 21st century global society.