The Bibb County School District Newsletter
December 17, 2021
District PBIS Coordinator Surprised with State Awards
On Dec. 7, District PBIS Rewards Coordinator Curlandra Lightfoot-Smith was surprised with a pair of awards from Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support. First, the Bibb PBIS team received the Innovative Practices Award, which recognizes a group "that has show creativity and innovation in its implementation of PBIS."
Lightfoot-Smith was also honored with the Dr. Garry McGiboney Outstanding Leadership Award. This award recognizes "an individual who has shown outstanding leadership in moving the GAPBS initiative forward."
Under Lightfoot-Smith's leadership, multiple schools have reached operational or distinguished status for their PBIS implementation. Additionally, the District has been host to leaders across the state, who come here to see how PBIS can be implemented effectively.
Northeast Hosts PBIS Tours for Other Districts
District Offering Insurance for Student Devices in 2nd Semester
On Thursday, December 16, the Board of Education approved for the District to offer a Student Device Insurance Option for second semester 2022 as outlined in the Student Device Insurance Option Form beginning on January 6, 2022. The Technology Department has fully implemented the District’s one-to-one device program. Currently, students/parents are responsible for all damages incurred to or due to loss of a student’s device. The cost of the insurance will be a nonrefundable $25 per semester.
The Student Device Insurance Option will be available for purchase for second semester from January 6-31, 2022. The insurance will cover allowable expenses as outlined in the chart above. As indicated in this agreement, damage or loss to chargers and device cases are not covered by the Student Device Insurance. For more information, click here.
Designs Chosen for District Holiday Greeting Cards
The designs of four skilled Art students in the Bibb County School District were chosen to be featured on the holiday cards as published by the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, Office of the Chief of Staff, Office of the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning, and Department of Fine Arts & Magnet Programs. This is an annual tradition that provides an opportunity for young artists to participate in an educational portfolio-building contest to become a published artist. The contest was open to all K-12 Art students in the Bibb County School District. The selected students were visited for congratulations directly by the administrators utilizing the artwork for their departmental cards. Artwork designed by the following students was selected by the respective department/office for use on their holiday cards:
- Office of the Superintendent of Schools: LilyAnn Ha, Vineville Academy of the Arts
- Office of the Chief of Staff: Keller Smith, Springdale Elementary School
- Office of the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning: Skye Chatman, Springdale Elementary School
- Department of Fine Arts & Magnet Programs: Emersyn Jenkins, Vineville Academy of the Arts
Student ID Cards to be Issued for Transportation, Other Services
Two Bibb Schools Among Top Magnets in State
District Partners with Organizations to Support Refugees
Central Student Designs District Holiday Shirt
Dr. Tanzy Kilcrease, the District's Chief of Staff, paid a visit to Central High School's Cavalli Woods on Dec. 7. This Central senior designed the District's holiday shirt, and the proceeds from the sale of the shirt will go toward Relay for Life.
"You actually were creating something that is going to impact others' lives positively," Dr. Kilcrease said.
Campus Police Dedicated to Student Literacy
Retired Educators Donate Toys to Ingram-Pye
Springdale Hosts Leadership Day, Anniversary Celebration
Compass Rose Cafe Open Once Again
Technology Department Donates to Warming Center
Partner Donates Baby Grand Piano to Central
Robins FCU Donates Socks to Elam Alexander
On Dec. 6, Robins Financial Credit Union donated 771 pairs of socks to Elam Alexander Academy for students who need new socks. These socks were collected at local branches as part of a partnership with United Way of Central Georgia.
"Our staff really enjoys being able to give back and get involved," said Hillary Bobbitt, a representative of Robins' marketing department.
We appreciate these community partners and their dedication to our students!
Springdale Teacher Honored for Mentoring Efforts
Hester Gets Surprise Send-off, New AD Announced
In November, the Board of Education approved his replacement as AD. Kevin Grooms will be taking on the role starting in January after serving in the same post at Northeast High School. Grooms has also been the Raiders' basketball coach for 11 years.
Mayor Recognizes Family Engagement Efforts
Last month, Macon-Bibb County Mayor Lester Miller declared November 17 to be Family Engagement Day at L.H. Williams Elementary. He described the school as a "hidden gem" for parental involvement and said that community change couldn't be accomplished by government officials without help.
"It takes the buy-in of our parents, our grandparents and the caretakers of our children," Miller said.
Central DECA Students Win Regional Honors
Congratulations to the five Central High DECA members who competed at the DECA Region Conference on December 3 at Middle Georgia State University. The following students advanced to State competition in January:
- Faith Beamon - Hospitality (3rd place)
- Jasmine Howard - Retail Merchandising (4th place)
- Carter Voiselle - Food Marketing Series (5th place)
- Jocelyn young - Apparel & Accessories (3rd place)
- Robert king - Marketing Communications (5th place)
Carter Students Enjoy Holiday Sing-Along
Hutchings Culinary Students Receive Toques
On Dec. 3, students from the culinary arts pathway at W. S. Hutchings College and Career Academy were presented with a toque, or chef’s hat, and thermometer. In all, 22 students will receive this honor after completing the requirements for the ServSafe Manager Certification, which included passing an exam in October.
Bibb Ctae Executive Dr. Cassandra Washington highlighted how the accomplishment fit into the District's vision of getting students "college or career ready" before graduation.
"You are truly the example of what that looks like," Dr. Washington said.
Partnership Leads to Holiday Donations for Students
Rutland Graduate Honored with 'Savion Wright Day'
District Observes 'Lights On Afterschool'
Bibb County School District
VISION: Each student will demonstrate strength of character and will be college or career ready.
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