The Bibb County School District Newsletter
February 28, 2022
Lewis Elementary Hosts Black History Wax Museum
On February 25, John R. Lewis Elementary School held its Black History Wax Museum to help educate students about important historical figures. Staff, as well as community volunteers like Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney Anita Howard, performed monologues for students to learn about the individuals they were portraying.
"It's important for them to understand the past," said Principal Dr. Sonya Coley. "They need to understand the history and the leaders that we've had in the past so they can carry that torch of leadership in the future."
Panel Discussion Closes Out Southwest's Black History Celebration
Teacher Recruitment Fair Scheduled for March 5
The Bibb County School District will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday,
March 5, 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 2022 or meet qualifications for Georgia’s strategic waiver.
“Every year, the recruitment fair is a wonderful opportunity for the best and brightest teaching candidates to meet our principals, and vice versa,” said Holly Huynh, Coordinator of Talent Management & Acquisitions. “All of our leaders look forward to this event because it’s an exciting look at the future of our District.”
Attendees are encouraged to pre-register on the District's website, where they can also view videos for more information about the District and each school. For the fair, applicants are expected to wear professional dress and come prepared with updated resume copies.
Central Station School Store Receives Honor
Howard Senior Named Cherry Blossom Queen
Congratulations are in order to Howard High School senior Logan Smith for being named the 2022 Cherry Blossom Queen! Join us at the 40th annual Cherry Blossom Festival for the “Pinkest Party on Earth” here in Macon, Ga., on March 18-27.
Crossing Guards Celebrated on Special Day
Mayor Recognizes CTAE Month
"Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education increases graduation rates and improves academic performance through meaningful experiences, thus improving the quality of their education, engaging students, preparing them for careers and post-secondary education, and giving all students leadership opportunities in their fields and in their communities," the proclamation read, in part.
The District is proud to be a part of the workforce pipeline in Macon-Bibb County and beyond!
Teachers Recognized for Being 'Spot On' With Technology
Recently, students nominated their teachers for being "SPOT ON" with technology, and the following teachers were recognized District-wide. These teachers exemplify the kind of instructional technology use that our students need to see!
- Tuesday Battle, Heard Elementary School
- Elizabeth Robertson, Ballard-Hudson Middle School
- Kimberly Hernandez, Rutland High School
- Jessica Sawyer, Vineville Academy of the Arts
- Jessica Pauldo, Howard Middle School
- Sherrica Walker, Central High School
Rutland High Hosts Job Interview Prep Event
Seniors at Rutland High School participated in an obstacle course event called "The Amazing Shake." The event, similar to mock interviews, was designed to help students practice their interview skills, test their "first impressions" when interviewing, and ensure students are prepared to graduate #3Eready - Enrolled, Employed, or Enlisted!
"I think this event will really help me accomplish my future goals as I head into the medical field, which can be really, really competitive. I think this will really give me a leg up on my peers," said student Hannah Hollins. "I think I learned a lot from this event. I have seen self improvement from where I first started to where I am now."
The top 25 students who scored the highest will have a chance to interview with a business on site in Phase 2.
Ingram-Pye, Union Teachers Chosen for 'My Teacher is Tops'
House Bill 251 Transfer Application Open Through March 31
The application for House Bill 251 transfers is now open online and will stay open through March 31. To access this application and for more information about this process, parents may visit www.bcsdk12.net/hb251.
“We know that for a variety of reasons, parents may want their child to attend a school outside of their current zone,” said Takeysha Lewis, District Attendance and Transfer Coordinator. “This transfer process allows parents to customize their child’s educational options, as space allows.”
House Bill 251 allows for students to transfer to a school within the Bibb County School District other than their zoned schools. Transfers are granted through a lottery system and are based on available space in the student’s grade level at the desired school.
Principals Honored for Retirement
Chief Information Officer Honored for Retirement
Community Foundation Offering Scholarships
Peyton Anderson Foundation Offering Scholarships
Alpha Phi Alpha Offering Scholarships
The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Epsilon Beta Lambda Chapter 2022 scholarship application is available. The scholarships are for students attending schools in Bibb and Jones Counties. If you are a high school senior or a college freshman this year, you can apply for the following scholarships:
- The Robert J. Stevenson Memorial Award is open to high school seniors ONLY.
- The David L. Dillard Memorial Award is open to high school seniors AND college freshmen.
- 1st Prize of $1,000 and a 2nd Prize of $500 for both scholarships will be awarded.
Apply today! The deadline for submissions is April 1.
CLICK HERE to access the application.
2022 Teacher of the Year Interviewed on GPB Podcast
PE Teachers Learn Pickleball
Pickleball is one of the most popular sports in Macon-Bibb County thanks to courts at several places around town. Now, our Physical Education teachers with the Bibb County School District will get the opportunity to play and pass it on to our students after a Professional Learning Day at Tattnall Square Park.
"Many of our PE teachers have expressed interest in teaching their students pickleball, and this is a great way for them to get some practice and learn from the best,” says Jena Derzi, Health & Physical Education Coordinator. “We hope to receive equipment for students to start playing in their gym classes right away, or at least by the start of the school year in the fall.”
The teachers learned the basics of the game and best practices for their specific grade levels.The teachers will then take those lessons back to their respective gym classes. Middle and high school students will be able to understand the basics of the game and play the same way adults do. Elementary school children won’t focus on scoring, but they’ll learn how to hold a paddle, get exercise, and work as a team.
District Leaders Read to Union Elementary Students
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.
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