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Santa's Elf Reads to Vineville Academy of the Arts Students

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Santa's elf, Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones, visited Vineville Academy of the Arts as the school's guest reader for the month. He also took part in the morning news announcements while there.
Cooking Up Academics with Title I - Gingerbread Houses Edition

Carter Elementary Girls Participate in Leading Ladies Breakfast, Leadership Summit

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Carter Elementary School girls worked on leadership development when they met and interacted with Wesleyan College students, high school students and community leaders during a breakfast, leadership seminar and college campus tour on Tuesday, December 8 at Wesleyan College in Macon.

“Our goal was to let our girls see what leadership looks like at various stages and to have them engaged with local leaders,” Carter Elementary School Academic Coach Amanda Marsh said. “We also want our students to see what college has to offer and to get them to begin with the end in mind for their future.”

Carter Elementary School is one of two District schools to implement “Leader In Me,” a philosophy that instills leadership skills and strength of character.

Hutchings Programs to Move into Robert J. Williams Complex

December 17, 2015 Board Recognitions

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District Honors Retirees with More Than 25 Years of Service to Bibb

Retirees with more than 25 years of service with the District were recognized at the Board meeting on Thursday, December 17. Those honored for their contributions to education included:

· Anne Brunner, Special Education Coordinator, 30 years in Bibb;

· Lonnie Corker, Head Custodian at Barden Elementary School, 37 years in Bibb;

· Dr. Michelle Gowan, Gifted Teacher, most recently at Carter Elementary, 30 years in Bibb;

· Robert Harden (Pictured above), Paraprofessional at Ballard-Hudson Middle School, 27 years in Bibb;

· Debbie Hunnicutt, Bus Driver in the Transportation Department, 34 years in Bibb;

· Mary Morgan, Paraprofessional at Brookdale Elementary School, 38 years in Bibb; and

· Kathy Ussery, Administrative Assistant in Central Office, 27 years in Bibb.

Alexander II Magnet School Designated as Highest Performing Reward School

Alexander II Magnet School’s faculty and staff were honored Thursday, December 17, for the school’s recent designation as one of the Georgia Department of Education’s Highest Performing Reward Schools. A Highest Performing Reward School is a Title I school among the five percent of Title I schools in the state with the highest 3-year average on Content Mastery category performances on statewide assessments.

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District CTAE Director Named National Administrator of the Year

The Association for Career and Technical Education named Bibb County School District’s Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Director, Dr. Cassandra Miller-Washington, as the National Administrator of the Year. Dr. Miller-Washington was named the Region II CTAE Administrator of the Year earlier this fall. She advanced to regional competition after being named State Administrator of the Year by the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education at the association’s conference last summer. She received the national honor at an awards ceremony on November 19 in New Orleans.

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Three First-Year Teachers Receive Georgia Power’s New Teacher Assistance Grants

Three District first-year teachers received a $1,000 New Teacher Assistance Grant from Georgia Power. Recipients of this $1,000 grant had to be in the top 25 percent of their graduating class, illustrate a high aptitude for teaching while they were in college and secure a full-time teaching contract for the 2015 calendar year. Westside High School educators Ashleigh Lincoln and Christopher Leschoure along with Howard High School educator Andrea Sowell received the teaching assistance grants. All three recently graduated from Georgia College and State University.

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Advanced Placement Scholars Recognized for Achievement on Exams

The College Board announced that 43 Bibb County students were named as Advanced Placement Scholars and two more Bibb County students were named as AP Scholars with Distinction. AP Scholars were recognized for exams taken during the 2014-2015 school year. AP Scholars are students who received scores of a 3 or higher on at least three AP exams. AP Scholars with Distinction are students who received an average score of at least a 3.5 on all AP exams taken for the 2014-2015 school year, and scored a 3 or higher on at least five exams. Some students graduated in the spring, but those who remain in the District and who were honored Thursday evening include:

AP Scholars:

· Quention Hurlburt, Westside High School

· Hayley Harrod, Rutland High School

· Maya Beverly, Howard High School

· Nicholas Harriger, Howard High School

· Madelyn Harvin, Howard High School

· Madison Judd, Howard High School

· Ashlynn Kilcrease, Howard High School

· Garrett King, Howard High School

· Kaylor Mondaizie, Howard High School

· Tate Partain, Howard High School

· Adam Smith, Howard High School

· Ridge White, Howard High School

· Evan Williams, Howard High School

· Rand Williams, Howard High School

· Aaron Yates, Howard High School

AP Scholars with Distinction:

· Sophia Leicht, Howard High School

· Lauren McCue, Howard High School

Bibb Board of Education Named 'Quality Board'

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The Bibb County School District Board of Education has achieved the status of the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) 2015 Quality School Board Recognition.

The Board of Education met and or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn this honor of a 2015 Quality Board.

The GSBA Board recognition program is a three-year, three tiered program. For more information on the program you may visit the GSBA website for awards and recognition or click here to view the criteria for all tiers of the program.

Southwest Choir Performs at Georgia School Boards Association Conference

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The Southwest High School Choral Ensemble, under the direction of Levita Carter, performed at the Georgia School Boards Association Conference on Thursday, December 3, at the Waverly Hotel in Atlanta.

Bibb County Partners With The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia

Lane Elementary Involves Parents for Monthly Pre-K Craft Time

McKibben Lane Elementary’s Pre-K class holds a monthly parent and child time where parents are invited to visit the classroom and create a craft with the students. Pictured are Kendra Culler and her daughter, Sha’Niya Crowel.

'Hour of Code' Highlights Programming Skills at Miller Magnet Middle

Hutchings Healthcare Science Students Become CPR-Certified

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The Healthcare Science students at William S. Hutchings College and Career Academy completed the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiac Life Savers CPR course. Forty-one students received their CPR certification which is the same certification that Registered Nurses and other hospital personnel receive. This certification moves these students one step closer to becoming Certified Nursing Assistants when they complete the Healthcare Science Pathway.
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Christmas Tree Lighting at Macon City Auditorium

Rutland High Spanish Club Sponsors Meal for Ronald McDonald House

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Rutland High School Spanish Club students sponsored a meal for the residents at the Ronald McDonald House on December 16.

Howard High FBLA Participates in Carter Elementary "Leading Ladies Breakfast"

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On Tuesday, December 8, Howard FBLA attended the Leading Ladies breakfast and leadership seminar at Wesleyan College. They ate breakfast with students from Sonny Carter Elementary and gave advice on life goals, being a leader and more.

Pictured (left to right): Jazmin Carswell, Sadie Giegler, Baylee Marsh, Brynn Codone, and Ashlynn Kilcrease

Bibb Schools Partners with Middle Georgia Regional Libraries to Increase Literacy Rates

District's K9 Bogi Connects Literacy to Real-World Work for Williams Students

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Campus Police Officer Dave Horton and K-9 Bogi visited the second grade classes at L. H. Williams Elementary School on December 4, 2015. Officer Horton's visit was connected to the story second-graders had been reading, "Officer Buckle and Gloria" by Peggy Rathmann.

The students were making connections with how real dogs and the story characters are trained and the jobs that they do. Officer Horton introduced the students to Bogi, the police dog and explained her duties and obligations. He also had Bogi demonstrate how she does her job. The students were excited to see them work together and have their questions answered by Officer Horton.

Rutland High CTI Attends 2015 Night of Heroes Banquet

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Rutland High CTI students attended the 2015 Night of Heroes Banquet at the CTI Fall Leadership Conference in Stone Mountain, Ga.

Pictured: CTI Coordinator Cynthia Dennis, Jazmin Simmons, Hannah McCoy, Frankeshia Newson, Iniko Taylor and Brandon Hill.

Appling Gems Hear Motivational Speech from Community Partner

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Sheknita Davis, the Director of Workforce Development, paid a visit to the Appling Gems to deliver a motivational speech about her life and to counsel the girls. The Appling Gems are a character-building group for young ladies which is facilitated by Mrs. Stephanie Davis.

Pastors Speak to Appling Middle Gents

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Pastor Dominique Johnson from Kingdom Life Ministries and Pastor Paul Little from Bibb Mount Zion Church came to speak to the Appling Gents.

The Appling Gents are a character-building group for young men which is facilitated by Mrs. Stephanie Davis. Pictured is Pastor Dominique Johnson talking to the Gents.

Compassionate Students Enjoy Cookies with the Counselor

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Springdale Elementary students who were voted most compassionate by their teachers had the opportunity to enjoy Cookies with the Counselor in their pajamas.

Central High School Named Beta Club School of Distinction

The National Beta Club named Central High School as a School of Distinction 2015-2016 for having more than a 10 percent increase in Beta Club members.

Recently, Central High School Beta Club donated 130 Christmas stockings filled with toys and more to the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army will give these stockings to children in need.

USDA Representative Celebrates National School Lunch Week with Bibb Schools
Two Bibb Schools Piloting Audio-Visual Initiative in Classrooms

Community Partners Brings Gifts to Lane Elementary for Adopt-a-Family Program

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AAA of Macon donated gifts to two families at McKibben Lane Elementary as part of their adopt a family program.

Pictured are Sha-Tonea Brewton and Crystal Vickers of AAA, Principal Georglyn Stephens and Assistant Principal Catherine Chastain.

Amerigroup Brings Mobile Supply Closet to Bibb County Schools

Sonny Carter Elementary Students Compete for Best Bus Behavior

Sonny Carter has started a competition between the school buses to earn the distinction of Bus of the Month based on students' Best Bus Behavior. Ms. Davis’ bus 417 earned Bus of the Month for the past two months! Each student has earned a restaurant coupon along with the privilege of showcasing the Bus of the Month magnet on the side of their bus.

Parents Become School Employees for 'Freaky Friday'

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.