Better Together

News from the Clarke County School District • 12/10/21

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“Ms. Shearer is an outstanding educator who consistently demonstrates qualities

that separate her from others. Her key characteristics are high expectations for herself and her students, her instructional expertise and professional judgment, and her care and commitment to our students and school community.


She continually supports a strong classroom community, directly related to her commitment to building positive relationships with her students. Her consistent expectations, paired with her positive attitude, create an environment where students receive the support and security they need to meet the demands of her rigorous instruction. The Wildcat community is so fortunate to have Ms. Shearer on our team!” ~ Dr. Bipul Singh, Principal

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Clarke Central HS Students Receive Recognition for Journalism

Clarke Central students were once again recognized for their achievement in student journalism! Congratulations!
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Trauma Webinar & Resources for Families

Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Webinar Link


The holidays can be very stressful -- but even more so for children, teens, and families who have experienced trauma. Join Caron Hope, CCSD's Trauma-Informed Specialist, for an informational webinar and live Q & A focused on trauma. This webinar will discuss what trauma is, describe signs and symptoms of trauma, and provide information about how to support children and teens. We will also discuss CCSD's initiatives around trauma-informed schools and the resources available to families.

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CCSD Science & Engineering Fair

The CCSD Science and Engineering Fair will be held Saturday, January 8, at Hilsman Middle School. Students in grades 6-12 will be showcasing their projects for judging and public viewing.


Students and families are invited to explore science exhibits from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The awards presentation will occur at 12:00 p.m.

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Stay Connected! Remember to Update Contact Info!

As we near the halfway point of the school year, we would like to remind you to review and update your contact information to receive timely notifications from the Clarke County School District. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s school.


Reminders

  • Information is sent to the email addresses and phone numbers listed in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. You may select the method(s) (email, phone, text) which best suits your preference.
  • When “all call” phone messages are sent, they go to all phone numbers listed for a student. Therefore, multiple family members will receive the same message.
  • In order to receive text messages, parents/guardians must select this option, as a data carrier may charge for text messaging.
  • Attendance notifications are sent each day at 4:00 p.m. to all the delivery methods listed in Infinite Campus, including email and phone. Text messaging can be enabled by the parent/guardian.
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Cognia Accreditation Update

The Clarke County School District completed a virtual site visit with Cognia last week as part of the Special Review process initially started in 2019.

  • The focus of the review was to assess board and district progress towards the improvement priorities and directives that were given after the last review in December 2020. The Cognia Monitoring Team met with the CCSD Superintendent, Board Members, parents, community members, and district leaders throughout the day on December 2, 2021.
  • In addition, the team reviewed documents, board meeting recordings, and a written progress summary.
  • The Board expects to receive a report of Cognia’s findings by March of 2022.
  • Information regarding the Cognia Special Review is posted here on the district’s website.

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BOE News

The Clarke County Board of Education welcomes community feedback. Here are ways you can share your voice:

  • Contact BOE Members: Click here to view a list of the BOE members and their contact information.
  • Attend a Meeting: Next regular meeting is Thursday, January 20 at 6:00 p.m. (in-person and broadcast on the CCSD YouTube channel).
  • Board Briefs: Click to read the "Board Brief" overview from each meeting.
  • Public Comments: Click here for information on how to sign-up to speak at a regular BOE meeting.
  • Review Policies for Review: View and comment on district policies pending public review.
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Get Comfortable Grant - Request for Proposals

With guidance from their Get Comfortable Advisory Council, Creature Comforts Brewing selected literacy as the multi-year impact area for the Get Comfortable campaign, focusing specifically on 3rd-grade reading proficiency as the metric of success.


For the 2022 school year, the pilot program will serve the scholars and families at H. B. Stroud Elementary. Creature Comforts will provide volunteers, time, and financial resources, ultimately hoping to achieve a proof of concept for the strategy -- and eventually, roll out programs community-wide.


Creature Comforts Brewing is looking for partners to join them. If your agency wishes to be considered as a 2022 Get Comfortable recipient, please submit this RFP by December 20 at 5:00 p.m. If you have questions about this program or the RFP, contact Ally Hellenga at a.hellenga@ccbeerco.com.

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