The Paw Print
Burke County Public Schools Official Newsletter
March 11, 2022
Welcome back to everyone's favorite newsletter, The Paw Print! We don't know how many of you know, but this coming up Sunday is the start of Daylight Savings Time. So adjust your clocks Saturday night! Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 2:00 AM. At this time, we “spring forward” one hour!
Here at The Paw Print, we like to look for the positive in each day. So instead of focusing on one hour of less sleep, let's think about what we'll be gaining....
- There’s more light to enjoy in the evening.
The crime rate drops during daylight saving time.
It minimizes energy consumption
reduces traffic accidents.
Just keep the above-mentioned benefits of daylight saving time in mind and don’t fall victim to a bad mood. Remember, Happiness is a Choice!
Only 9-weeks left in this school year, so keep working hard and stay #BearBuilt!
Superintendent Dr. Angela Williams Receives Women's Servant Leadership Award
BCPS wishes a big congratulations to Dr. Angela Williams for receiving the 2022 Nikki T. Randall Servant Leadership Award on March 8. This honor is bestowed by members of the Women’s Legislative Caucus, a bicameral, bipartisan caucus of female legislators in Georgia. The award recognizes and celebrates the exceptional leadership and service of women in their respective communities.
We give thanks to Dr. Williams and recognize the tremendous courage and commitment serving our community requires during times of unprecedented challenges. Despite the personal challenges we've all faced during the pandemic, Dr. Williams has persevered and kept her focus on serving others.
Bears Baseball - Saturday, March 12
Governor's Honors Program Semi-Finalists
Governor's Honors Program is a prestigious program that allows rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to reside at Berry College for four weeks while they refine their exemplary academic and artistic abilities.
Governor's Honors Program will reveal this year's finalists in the upcoming weeks. Wish our Semi-Finalists good luck!
Student and Area of Nomination (L-R): Sam Gilpin (Visual Arts), Jada Curd (Communicative Arts), and Denise Leon Lopez (Visual Arts)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines concerning mask-wearing on school buses, Below is an excerpt from the release:
"Effective February 25, 2022, CDC does not require wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs." (The full article can be found by clicking on the image above.)
Community and school system numbers continue to improve, with only 2 COVID-19 cases reported, as of Monday.
CSRA School System Job Fair Success
This past Saturday, March 5, BCPS participated in the first CSRA School Systems Teacher Recruitment and Employee Job Fair. Our principals, district leaders, and HR representatives were able to identify potential candidates during the event.
If you are interested in applying for a position with Burke Co. Public Schools, please visit our website or click on the link below to view positions for which you may apply.
Track My Bus!
Wondering where your school bus is RIGHT NOW? Well, wonder no more! Burke County Public Schools offers a bus tracking program that shows the Live location of your bus.
Follow these steps:
1. Click the bus image above, and it will take you to a roster of all the buses in our fleet and its tracking link.
2. Select the link beside your bus.
The links will track buses on their routes to and from school, making it easier for parents and students to know exactly when they will be picked up in the morning and allowing parents to track their child’s route to daycare or other such arrangements after school, should that be necessary.
*Bus tracking links can also be found on our website and BC App.
Johannsen's Sportswear in Augusta is offering a BC Spirit-wear webpage for a limited time. This link will be open until March 25th at 11:00 p.m.
Items will then be put into production & delivered to the designated school once completed. Check out the awesome items at affordable prices by clicking the link above.
Tech it Out!
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The Atlanta Braves National Championship Trophy will be making a stop in Burke County on Wednesday, March 23rd in front of the Burke County Chamber of Commerce office located in Downtown Waynesboro. The public is welcome to come see the trophy and will have the opportunity to take photos standing beside the trophy from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
It's FFA Week!
March 7-11 is Burke County's FFA Week! If you would like to view highlights of all FFA has done for our county, you may view The True Citizen's 14-page spread in Wednesday's publication! Some of the articles are attached below. Special thanks to all the sponsors! #ShopLocal
Word of the Day
We challenge you all to use this word as many times as you can this week, extra points if you use it in the right context, EVEN MORE points if you have to explain to somebody what it means!
National Day Calendar
March 9 commemorates National Barbie Day, National Crab Meat Day, National Meat Ball Day and National Get Over It Day. Burke County families can celebrate these special holidays by hosting a community low county boil, crab meat and meatballs being the main ingredients, where all of the attendees dress in their favorite Barbie attire and bring their favorite dolls. To make for a pleasant meal, everybody can then rant about their most recent inconvenience that has left them angry for 3 hours (or 3 weeks) far too long (because everybody likes to hear other people rant)... then tell each other to GET OVER IT. Life is way too short to live angry!
Women's History Month
March is National Women's Month! Women serve an important role in all of our lives whether they be our mom, grandma, teacher, sister, or just a female role model!
Women's History Month celebrates all women have accomplished throughout history that tends to go unnoticed.
In honor of Women's History Month, there is a video attached below that gives examples of totally awesome women throughout history! While watching, be sure to think about all the times that totally awesome women have impacted your life and thank them for all that they do!
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