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State Superintendent Visits, Commends District's Blue Ribbon School

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State Superintendent Richard Woods visited Alexander II Magnet School for a school-wide assembly Thursday, January 6 to recognize the school's faculty, staff and students for their recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School.

"It is great to see an external source recognize our hard work," Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones said.

Bibb Superintendent Dr. Jones pointed out that parent involvement at school helps mold a successful culture and climate, which in turn leads to national recognition for the hard work.

"In order for a school to be a National Blue Ribbon School, two elements that are key are culture and climate. You have to have that situation where everyone knows it's about success. The second part is having parents engaged in making the school work."

Alexander II Magnet School was one of eight public schools in Georgia to receive the national recognition for 2015.

Westside High School Principal Named 2016 Principal of the Year Finalist

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Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals has named Westside High School Principal Dr. Julia Daniely as a 2016 Principal of the Year Finalist.

She's one of six finalists in the state for the middle and high school level. The winner will go on to represent GASSP at the national level and compete for National Principal of the Year Award.

"I am excited about this honor and recognition as a finalist in this competition," Dr. Julia Daniely said. "Student achievement and faculty/staff performance have always been my litmus test to validate my leadership performance. I have high standards for myself and I believe I play an intricate role for the success of my students and faculty/STAFF. However, this honor is telling me that I am doing the RIGHT work for students."

Dr. Daniely has served as Westside High's Principal since 2012. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Principal Rutland High School and Northeast High School.

Most recently, Westside High School was awarded a $700,000 grant under her direction to enhance innovative practices for school improvement. Westside was also recognized in 2015 under Dr. Daniely's direction as a Rising Star SSTAGE Award Winner for implementing promising practices to increase student achievement.

Bus Riders for 2016-2017 Need to Pre-Register for District Transportation

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All Bibb County students will be required to pre-register for transportation services for the 2016-2017 school year. The registration process is designed to improve on-time performance and accurate ridership. Pre-registration opens February 1, 2016.

Additionally, the Bibb County School District now provides a web-based app that allows stakeholders and students to use their computer or smartphone to view the current location of their assigned school bus and its current “live” route status. The app is called “My Stop” and it is provided free of charge by the District.

To download the app, users should visit the app store for their mobile device and search for “Versatrans My Stop.” After installing and opening the app, users will be directed to a login page where they will enter the student’s identification number as their username and password. The data in the app updates approximately every 5 seconds, providing users with the most updated information about their bus’s location and expected arrival time.

Download instructions for using the app.

Southwest High School Band Performs During Mercer Basketball Game

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Southwest High School Marching Patriots performed at Mercer University Men's Basketball home game against Samford University on January 2, 2016.

Lane Elementary 4-H Named Club of the Month

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The fifth-graders at Lane Elementary received the 4-H November Club of the Month Award.

This award is achieved by bringing in signed newsletters, can tabs, participating in outside activities and several other ways. We are very proud of our 5th graders!

Pictured are: Ariyel Jackson, Logan Parker, and Jacob Watson

Hartley Elementary Wears Bowties and Pearls for PBIS

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District Leaders Attend Georgia Leadership Institutde for School Improvement

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Coach JoAnn Brown offers her insights to help District leaders ask questions about their data, dig deeper into new data and make connections at Georgia Leader Institute for School Improvement. District leaders attended GLISI training with Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones on Jan. 11-12.
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Appling Middle School faculty share their enthusiasm at GLISI!
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Vineville Academy of the Arts chose "Victory in Progress" as their slogan to express their vision of change.
Hutchings Programs to Move into Robert J. Williams Complex

Rutland PEC Staff Receives State Superintendent's Commendation

PEC teachers in the District received a letter of commendation from State Superintendent Richard Woods for their use of the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) feature in Infinite Campus during the 2014-2015 school year.

Rutland Middle School's whole PEC Department received the letter of commendation.

The use of SLDS is a factor in determining CCRPI scores for schools. Student data, special education data, as well as a wealth of other resources aligned to standards are all available in SLDS for use at the school and classroom level.

"The information and resources in SLDS is highly valuable for learning," Programs for Exceptional Children Director Jennifor Mellor said. "It is exciting news that our staff is being recognized. This use will lead to better outcomes for all students."

Vineville Kindergarten, Fifth-grade Students Join Together for Power of 100 Reading Buddies

Vineville Academy of the Arts Fifth Grade Students and Kindergarten students have joined together for the Power of 100 Reading Buddies! The goal of the program is to foster students’ love of reading, while strengthening their reading skills.

As you may know, students who become early readers typically demonstrate higher achievement in all subject areas. This cross-age reading program is an innovative way for kindergarten and upper-level elementary students to increase their vocabulary, develop their self-esteem and social skills, and enhance their love of books and reading.

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Tell Us How We're Doing! Take the Survey:

Bibb County School District Superintendent Dr. Curtis L. Jones Jr. is inviting District employees, parents, students and community members to participate in an annual online survey about the current state of the District. The annual survey, which has been conducted since 2013, serves as a means of monitoring the District’s progress and the community’s perception of public education in Bibb County.

The survey will remain open until noon Friday, January 22. Click to take the survey. The survey is hosted by an external party and all responses are anonymous.

High School Magnet Applications Available for 2016-2017

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High school programs include Central High School IB Programme, Central High School Fine Arts Magnet, Hutchings College and Career Academy, Northeast Health Science Magnet, Southwest Law Academy, and Westside Pre-Engineering Magnet. Applications may be picked up at each high school or found on each high school’s webpage. Separate applications must be submitted to each school that a student is applying to attend.

Additionally, an open house will be held at the schools before the application deadlines. To view a list of open house dates and application deadlines, CLICK HERE.

Move On When Ready

Click to learn more about the Dual-Credit Enrollment Program for high school students!

Parents are invited to learn more details about the Georgia Milestones Assessment System on the Georgia Department of Education's website. Click to view.

Alpha Lambda Accepting Applications for Robert J. Stevenson Academy

Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. is seeking applications from middle and high school boys for participation in the Robert J. Stevenson Academy. Students will have the opportunity to participate in seven areas: business, music, tennis, chess, media, oratorical and book clubs. For more information on how to apply, call Chris Jordan at 478-213-5458.

USDA Blog Highlights District's Nutrition Efforts

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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.