The Bibb County School District Newsletter
February 27, 2017
Burdell-Hunt Teacher Gets Valentine's Day Surprise
She said she wasn't worried that her family hadn't brought her flowers or a balloon, just her 24-year-old son.
"No, this was enough," she said. "That was sweet."
MLK Students Make Valentine's Cards for Children's Hospital
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School's "Live Like King" Club created Valentine's Day cards for children at The Children's Hospital, Navicent Health, as one of their service projects for the month of February. The group seeks to honor the legacy of the school's namesake.
District Observes School Counselor Week
National School Counseling Week took place Feb. 6-10, and Westside High School took the opportunity to show its appreciation with a cake for its counselors. The Bibb County School District would like to thank all counselors for the work they do!
Springdale Students 'Drum Up Character' to Kick Off PBIS
Help Us Read Across America!
Hartley Elementary Hosts Live Wax Museum
In recognition of Black History Month, teachers and students at Hartley Elementary School put on a "Live Wax Museum" on Feb. 17. The event was intended to provide a unique opportunity to educate students about key figures in black history.
"It was well-received by our kids, and the teachers enjoyed it," said principal Dr. Carmalita Dillard.
Included in the exhibit were national figures like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, as well as local icons like Hester Bivins, mother of current Bibb County Board of Education Vice President Dr. Thelma Dillard.
Veterans Students Get to Experience Drone
Pair of Patriots Sign for College Football
Central High School Students Have Mock Interviews
Business Education and Marketing students at Central participated in Mock Interviews recently. Business Education teacher Cassaundra Thrasher organized and planned the interviews, which were intended to get the students ready for college or career.
District Employee Elected to GCEL Post
At the recent Georgia Compensatory Educational Leaders Inc. conference held in Savannah, District Family Engagement Specialist Makeba Davis Rogers (second from right in the photo above) was elected as the Area II representative for a two-year term. GCEL works to support programs like Title I and special education that are directed at disadvantaged students of all types.
District Seeks to Show #BibbHasSoul at Recruitment Fair
"We accomplished our goals," said Mallori Gattis, from Human Resources. "Everything went really well."
As usual, the schools showed their pride with unique decorations at their stations throughout the school.
Several contingency contracts were awarded on the spot at the event, which drew about 150 candidates. Spots will continue to be filled, including those at Northeast High School, which has $6,000 signing bonuses available due to a School Improvement Grant (SIG) from the Georgia Department of Education.
Schools also set up a good number of second interviews and had a "steady stream" of qualified candidates throughout the day, Gattis said.
"A couple schools had to put chairs out in the hallway because they were interviewing so many people," she said.
Two Schools Use Music to Celebrate Success
Heard Elementary School held a similar event last month. Students who had perfect attendance for the month of December got to attend a dance at the school.
Ingram-Pye Celebrates Black History With Dance, Speech
Ingram-Pye Elementary School celebrated Black History Month with an outstanding performance from the Hayiya Dance Theatre and also heard a motivational speech "Dream Again" by Willie Raines. Raines did some amazing things, including breaking a wooden bat behind his back as an example that although bad habits are hard to break, nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it; it takes focus, discipline and hard work.
District Employee Gets Day at the Capitol
District Students Qualify for National History Bee
Several District schools had students qualify for the National History Bee, which will take place in June. Springdale had Sofia Ali, Nathan Haskell and Griffin Moore make it to the next round, Alexander II had Henry Blankenship and Onna Riley qualify and Miller Magnet had Wilson Bridges qualify.
The following students also participated in the regional bee: Aidan Longacre, Ulric Bellaire, Morgan Daniel, Carmen Duncan, Jadon Harp, Jayla Jackson, Daniel Stanley, Linda Cotton, Amauri Cotton, Nova Harmon, Sidavion Hicks, Darrell Gordon, Altanese Palmer, Anaya Patterson, Jasmine Martin, Deahmya Rumph, Charmicka Wynes, Julia Byron, Allie Emory, Lilly Hayes, Gabriel Howard, Hunter Massey, Dallas Mundy, Joshua Williams, Syriah Daniels, Gabriella Dennis, Amari Fannin, Trey Yancey, Shannon Lundy and Dyami Wilson.
Congratulations to all who participated!
Southfield Students Get to Visit Aquarium
Union Elementary Recognizes Reading Success
Miss Columbus Speaks at Hartley Elementary
Bernd Recognizes Top Students for January
Bernd Elementary School recognized the following Students of the Month for January for being engaged in learning: Nadia Hollings, SaDora Roberts, Zakarria Williams, Na’riah Dennis, Jonathan Mahone, Madison Williams, Azaela Wilson, Camden Mann, Kanila Jolley, Dana Thomas, Jayvion Fergerson, Kayla Lee, Calaiya Mann, Breyant King, Amera Gattis, Amari Edmond, Malachi Hancock, Deundre Dennis, Jaylnn Bradley and Angel Hale.
Vineville Academy Recognizes Character Students for January
Lane Elementary Honors a Reader With Prize Patrol
McKibben Lane Elementary third grader Cylys Milline was visited by the Lane Accelerated Reader prize patrol. Cylys earned 178 accelerated reader points for the second 9 weeks of school.
Mayhem Visit Skyview Elementary
District Employees Continue PBIS Training
Brookdale Students Celebrate Positive Behavior
Recently, Brookdale Elementary School students who consistently followed school PAWS expectations were able to attend a PBIS celebration. There were several engaging stations that students could choose from: Movie room, Arts and Crafts room, the PAWS Wifi cafe, computer lab, playground and Tae Kwon Do with Han's Tae Kwon Do.
Bibb County School District
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a highly trained staff and an engaged community dedicated
to educating each student for a 21st century global society.