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December 20, 2018

Dr. Jones a Finalist for National Superintendent of the Year

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After being named the Georgia Superintendent of the Year earlier this month, Superintendent Dr. Curtis L. Jones Jr. has been named one of the four finalists for the 2019 National Superintendent of the Year! This honor was announced on Dec. 17 by AASA, the School Superintendent Association.
"The talented individuals we are honoring today exemplify what their leadership means to the communities and students they serve,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA.
The final winner will be announced during AASA's national conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 14-16. We are so proud of Dr. Jones and his leadership in our District!
FULL PRESS RELEASE: http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=43239


Brookdale Elementary Honors Millionaire Reader

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Brookdale Elementary recently announced its first Millionaire Reader for the 2018-2019 school year, Sarah Adams. Sarah is a fifth grade student that is very passionate about reading.
Brookdale staff and students came together to celebrate Sarah and present her with a basket of goodies that included several hardback books and an Amazon Fire tablet. Sarah was also awarded with her very own bicycle which coincidentally she has been hinting to her mother to get her for Christmas.

Central High, Hutchings Senior Uses Learning to Save Life

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After a recent Central High School Fine Arts concert, an audience member collapsed. Senior Imani McColumn quickly checked the individual's pulse and began chest compressions until EMTs arrived. Imani is an honor student and a dual-enrolled Nursing student at W.S. Hutchings College and Career Academy and Central Georgia Technical College.

District Schools Get Involved with Light Show

Students from all six Bibb County high schools and Hutchings College and Career Academy participated in the 11th annual Light More Homes benefit for Macon Area Habitat for Humanity. Winners of the annual programming contest were announced Wednesday, December 12, at Chickfil-A on Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard, with Howard High taking the Grand Champions prize, Northeast High taking first place, Westside High taking second place, and Hutchings College and Career Academy taking third place.

The display includes “Habitat Houses” built by students in the Hutchings College and Career Academy Construction Program. The houses remind spectators of the connection between the light display and Macon Area Habitat for Humanity. The other new addition is a text-to-donate option. Guests are invited to text MACONHABITAT to 77948 to make a donation directly to Habitat’s mission in Macon-Bibb and Jones Counties.

Click here to see videos from other holiday events, including the Tree Lighting!

Students Get Festive with Holiday Songs

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District schools celebrated the holiday season with various festive performances throughout the month of December. At Bruce Elementary, the chorus led classmates in a few holiday songs, followed by a school sing-along of several holiday favorites. What a great way to end the first semester!

District Honored With Chamber of Commerce Award

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On Dec. 6, the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and the Macon Economic Development Commission held their annual meeting and presented awards. The Bibb County School District was presented with the MEDC Champion Award. We are proud to be members of the Macon-Bibb County community!

Pre-K Classes Get Guest Readers, Books

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On Dec. 13, central office employees, board members and Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones Jr. visited Pre-K classes across the District. Jayla Whitfield from WGXA also visited a classroom with Dr. Jones. These guests read "Snowmen at Night" by Carolyn Buehner to the students, led activities and gave each student a copy of the book to keep.

"Now that you've read this book with Dr. Jones, we want you to take it home and read it with your families," elementary coordinator Olena Floore told the students at Carter Elementary.

With Christmas Break beginning, we'd like to encourage students of all ages to make reading a part of your plans!

SOAR Students Volunteer at Northwoods Academy

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In coordination with the Mentors Project, SOAR Academy students handed out gifts at Northwoods Academy. What a great way to give back to our District community!

Schools Recognize PBIS Awareness Week

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The District celebrated Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Awareness Week December 10 through 14. Schools held PBIS activities and acknowledged positive behaviors. PBIS Awareness Week kicked off at Miller Magnet Middle School with an assembly including Central High Drumline, Macon Bacon, Miller Cheerleaders and Mr. Shaun Golden & The Golden Opportunity Program. The Golden Opportunity program visited each middle school and presented information to students about making positive decisions and goal setting. The Physical Education Program also donated PE equipment to 6 schools during PBIS Awareness Week. Wellcare, Peachstate and other community partners also provided incentives to students and PBIS Coaches during the week.

Southwest Teacher Receives Georgia Power Grant

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Southwest High School teacher Nathanael Westray has recently been presented with a New Teacher Assistance Grant. He was nominated for this grant by Middle Georgia State University. We are proud of Mr. Westray and all our new teachers!

Miller Middle Students Perform 'Once On This Island'

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Students from Miller Magnet Middle School recently performed "Once on This Island," a musical set in the French Antilles. This production was presented at The Douglass Theatre.

These students did an excellent job, and we look forward to the next production!

Bernd Elementary Names Students of the Month

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The following students were named Students of the Month for November at Bernd Elementary: Jordyn Riggins, Yamari James, Zaliyah Southerland, Isaiah Morris, Wyanna Harris, Braylon Sanders, Stuart Shoultz, Kyndall Poole, Sage Young, Alisa Howard, Makinzie Holston, Karsyn Lisiakowski, Iry Moore, Isaiah Ishmail, Adrian Holston, Parker Shoultz, Terry Rouse, Taylor Adair, Janetta Walker and Emily Mixter.

Vineville Gifted Students Collect Canned Goods

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The REACH classes at Vineville Academy studied food scarcity and decided they wanted to help out. The students organized a school-wide canned food drive to collect more than 1,000 food items. Way to get involved!

SOAR Academy Hosts Grandparents' Day

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SOAR Academy recently hosted Grandparents' Day for its students and their families. This event allowed grandparents to come in and eat a meal with their students and see what the day is like at SOAR. We appreciate all of our involved families!
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Bibb County School District


Each student demonstrates strength of character

and is college or career ready.


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.