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February 28, 2020

Community Partners Serve as 'Principal for a Day'

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On Feb. 5, community partners served as "Principal for a Day" at schools across the District. This was an opportunity for these individuals to see what goes on in our schools each and every day.

One of those volunteers was George McCanless, president and CEO of United Way of Central Georgia. McCanless, who visited Burdell-Hunt Elementary Magnet School, said that the day provides an opportunity to also see what needs his organization can help meet.

"For me, since we do so much with the school system, I find it beneficial to come see what the actual environment is," McCanless said. "It's all about being neighborhood-based, and since the school is the hub of any neighborhood, it's a learning experience."

The District would like to thank community partners from United Way, Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Agency, Robins Air Force Base, Sullivan Forestry, GEICO, Georgia Power, The Medical Center, Navicent Health, MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union, Stafford Builders & Consultants, Inc., Macon-Bibb Co. Fire Dept., MetroPower, Georgia College, Macon Housing Authority, Jones Cork, LLP, Macon Magazine, Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority, CenterState Bank, Macon Arts Alliance, Tremont Temple Baptist Church Macon, Synovus, West Fire Extinguisher Service Inc., Kelly Education, Wesleyan College, Coliseum Northside Hospital, Peach State Health Plan, Griffith Family Foundation, H2 Capital, Middle Georgia State University, U.S. Census Bureau, WGXA.tv, 101.7 FM, World Changers Church International, Campus Clubs, Inc., Vineville United Methodist Church, Steward Chapel AME Church, ORM Inc., Middle Georgia Regional Library, Adams Law Firm, Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, Sheridan Construction, Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission, OneMacon, The Mentor's Project of Bibb County, Bibb County Family Connection, McGriff Insurance Services, The Peyton Anderson Foundation, David Cooke, Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney, SunTrust and Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce.

Teacher Recruitment Fair Set for March 7!

2020 Teacher Recruitment
The Bibb County School District will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. until noon. This event will take place at Rutland High School, located at 6250 Skipper Road.

Principals from all Bibb County Schools will be present, with onsite interviews and some contingency contracts available. There will be openings in a variety of grade levels and subject areas for individuals who are currently certified, will hold certification by July 2020 or meet qualifications for Georgia’s strategic waiver.


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

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Schools Celebrate Black History Month

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Throughout the month of February, District schools celebrated Black History Month with special performances, student presentations and displays. These events recognized the contributions of black Americans to society, government and culture.

"Black history is American history and relevant to all students. We incorporate black history year round and use this month to dig deeper into history to make connections with the past," said Springdale Elementary School Principal Dr. Cami Hamlin. "Focusing on black leadership expands our understanding and opportunities."

Teachers Honor Black History Month

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In recognition of Black History Month, teachers like Sunundria Rivers at Appling Middle School decorated classroom doors. Sunundria's door was decorated to honor her alma mater, Fort Valley State University. Click here to see more about Appling Middle's Black History Month celebrations.

MLK Elementary Student, Teacher Honored at Rotary

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School's student and teacher of the quarter were recently recognized by the Downtown Macon Rotary Club. Latoria Adside was the honored teacher, and Zondillius Reynolds was the student honoree.

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Lane Students Rewarded for Reading Success

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McKibben Lane Elementary School students who reached their Accelerated Reader goal for the second nine weeks of school attended a STEM celebration provided by the Riverside branch of the Middle Georgia Regional Library. Students had the opportunity to create buttons, catapults, bead bracelets, build with legos, and play the Hanoi Tower game. The school's prize patrol also visited Jerrell Clark, a fifth grade student, because of his love for reading, his attendance at all of the Accelerated Reader celebration and because he has read over 1,000,000 words each year for the past three years!

Hutchings Students Participate in Mock Interviews

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On February 20, students at W.S. Hutchings College and Career Academy experienced mock interviews with local business partners. To prepare for these interviews, students learned about interview etiquette, proper dress and preparing resumes.

"We're here to make sure they're college and career ready, and to be career ready, you have to be prepared for a job interview," said teacher Steve Neil.

Several students were also able to come away with job offers from the process. Way to go!

Heard, Rutland Students Visit Capitol

Students from Rutland Middle School's FFA program and Heard Elementary School's agriculture program recently visited the state capitol building in Atlanta. This included meeting Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia Senator John Wilkinson. Our students, faculty and staff appreciate the commitment to agriculture education that these leaders have shown.

Central Students Learn About Career Options

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The Central High School Work-based Learning program partnered with the Macon-Bibb Industrial Authority to bring companies into the school. Students were able to participate in an Informational Job Session with Yancey, Amazon, Irving Consumer Products and Volumatic. They were able to touch products and materials that helped to give them a clear understanding of how the Industries operate, and eligible students were even able to apply for job opportunities.

Southfield Student Becomes a Millionaire Reader

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Southfield Elementary School student Dashaun Davis recently became a "Millionaire Reader" by reading one million words this school year. This reflects an incredible commitment to reading and literacy!

Students Learn About College Opportunities

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The District's Transition Coaches and High School High Tech sponsored a field trip to Central Georgia Technical College and Middle Georgia State University on Feb 26. Thirty students participated in the tour. The trip was sponsored to ensure students receive first-hand information about the colleges and to help refine their college search.

Lane Student Wins Valentine's Guessing Game

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McKibben Lane Elementary School third grade student Jose Perez was the winner in the Valentine Guessing Game held in the media center. That's a lot of candy!

Rutland High Student Advances in Competition

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Rutland High School’s DECA chapter attended the Career Development Conference in Atlanta January 30-February 1 and competed with the best of Georgia DECA. Congratulations to Jenny Pyon, who finished seventh for the state of Georgia in Accounting Applications Series. She has advanced to the DECA International Career Development Conference in Nashville in April.

Salon 360 Open at Hutchings

Salon 360, a student-run salon at W.S. Hutchings College and Career Academy, is now open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Services, which are performed by students under the supervision of a licensed instructor, include manicures, pedicures, hairstyles, makeup and more, with prices ranging from $3 to $30. This salon operates by appointment only, which can be made online at http://hccasalon360.setmore.com.

Bruce Elementary Learns Fire Safety

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Jeremy Webb, a fire safety instructor with the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department, recently spoke to fifth-graders at Bruce Elementary about fire safety. We appreciate the involvement of the fire department in our schools because fire safety is important at home and at school!

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Bibb County School District

Vision:

Each student will demonstrate strength of character

and will be college or career ready.


Mission:

The Bibb County School District develops

a highly trained staff and an engaged community dedicated

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