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U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop Presents U.S. Flag to Williams Elementary School

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On Tuesday, October 15, U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. presented Williams Elementary School Principal Dr. Shandrina Griffin-Stewart with a flag that was flown at the U.S. Capitol on September 11, 2015.

A school volunteer who noticed the age of Williams Elementary School’s previous flag reached out to local officials Sen. David Lucas and Board of Education member Tom Hudson, who then reached out to Rep. Bishop for help.

Rep. Bishop said he was excited to have the opportunity to help out one of Bibb’s schools and meet students at the event. “Young people make up 40 percent of our population, but you are 100 percent of our future,” he told students.

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Gain Strategies to Help Your Child Read at Parent Workshop

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Attendance Awareness Month Celebrated Across the District

Mercer University Basketball Teams Mentor Southfield Students

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Southfield Elementary School students love their monthly visits from the Mercer University men and women's basketball teams.

Jonathan Howard and Stephon Jelks from the men’s basketball team spoke with all fifth grade classes on October 2. Stephon Jelks is a sophomore majoring in Accounting from Marietta, Ga.

Jelks (#15) is a Small Power Forward who stands 6’6”. He reminded students of three things: 1. Always study. He told students he studies at least three hours per day. 2. Keep your body healthy (no drugs/alcohol). 3. Never miss school or be late. Attendance is key. Punctuality is a must. Jelks told students that he arrives to practice 30 minutes or more ahead of time to be court ready. Jelks' final message to the fifth grade boys and girls, “Make good decisions.”

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October 16, 2015 Board Recognitions

Westside High Biomedical Science Students Learn Real-World Application from Macon-Bibb Crime Lab

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Westside High School Biomedical Science students began the school year by studying how to process mock crime scenes.

Macon-Bibb Crime Lab professionals brought in their tools to show the real-world application to students how what they're learning applies on the job.

"It's all about science and math," Sergeant Woodard told students. He explained that STEM knowledge applies, even in forensics.

Westside High Biomedical Science teacher Eric Thompson wanted students to see how what they're learning in class has real-world application.

Macon-Bibb Crime Lab professionals brought in equipment to show students the various techniques they use to process a crime scene.

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Heritage Fifth-Grade Girls Experience Four-Day Course

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Heritage Elementary School fifth grade girls will be participating in a 4-day course called “Heritage G.I.R.L.S. (Girls In Real Life Situations).” They'll discuss communication skills, conflict resolution, empowerment, self-esteem and other issues affecting young women.

Alexander II Magnet School Named National Blue Ribbon School

The Bibb County School District is excited to announce that Alexander II Magnet School was named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. This marks the second time in a decade that the school has received the distinction. Alexander II was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2006.

“We are so excited to receive this prestigious achievement award. Alexander II strives each day to provide students with an environment that encourages learning, growth and respect for all,” said Alexander II Magnet School Principal Bertha Caldwell.

“We are very proud of what Alexander II's students have accomplished: an outstanding recognition for an outstanding school with an outstanding staff. This is a great day for Alexander II and the Bibb County School District,” said Superintendent Dr. Curtis L. Jones Jr.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.

The award plaque affirms the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The award flag gracing a school’s building is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.

District, Community Partners' Ad Campaign Wins International Award

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Macon-Bibb County, Georgia Economic Development Team received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2015 project in the category of Paid Advertisement Campaign for communities with populations of 25,000-200,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

Each March the statewide business publication, Georgia Trend Magazine, features Macon-Bibb County, Georgia in a detailed article. For a number of years, the Macon Economic Development Commission and Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce have collaborated with some of our economic development partners on an ad designed to attract the attention of GA Trend’s readers and let them know why Macon-Bibb County is a great place for business and tourism.

This year, eight (8) different organizations, Macon-Bibb County, the Bibb County School System, the Macon Water Authority, Macon-Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, New Town Macon, the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, and the Macon Economic Development Commission collaborated with the marketing company, Bright Ideas Group, to design this ad which features a coffee shop filled with people who represented a variety of economic development aspects of our community.

Learn more about the Macon Economic Development Commission at maconworks.com

District Honored at State Capitol for Farm-to-School Achievements

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Bibb County School District was recognized with the Golden Radish Award, a prestigious state‐wide farm to school distinction which acknowledges the outstanding leadership of school representatives building comprehensive farm to school programs.

The school district was recognized for its efforts to educate students on nutrition and agriculture by State School Superintendent Richard Woods, Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, and Georgia Organics Board Chair Mandy Mahoney.

Read the full press release.

Hartley Elementary Celebrates Attendance Awareness Month

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Matilda Hartley Elementary School celebrated Attendance Awareness Month on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, with an ice cream social. This was a school-wide celebration hosted by school social worker Chanda Hill. Students were recognized for coming to school every day.

Brookdale Elementary Completes Access Restroom Thanks to Local Business

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Brookdale Elementary School thanks Ken and Litzi Galason from Legacy Design and Interior of Warner Robins, Georgia for their generous donation.

Four years ago, Brookdale underwent renovations that afforded the school the opportunity to obtain an Access restroom equipped with a washer and dryer connection. Mr. and Mrs. Galason graciously donated a washer and dryer to the school. Brookdale faculty and staff are excited to be able to offer students such a valuable resource.

Governor's Education Coordinator Thanks Bibb Educators

District Title I Engagement Specialist Named Georgia Conference Co-Chair

One of Bibb County School District's Title I Engagement Specialists will help organize the 2016 Georgia Family Engagement Conference.

As a Conference Organizing Committee (COC) Co-Chair, Pamela Richardson is responsible for helping to oversee the duties and responsibilities of 11 sub-committees.

The COC co-chairs are responsible for organizing and assisting the COC members in carrying out conference tasks. Co-chairs will host monthly conference calls to ensure the work of all subcommittees is discussed, planned, and ready for implementation at the February event. The COC co-chairs will serve as liaisons between the COC subcommittees and the Steering Committee.

The subcommittees will recruit volunteers for workgroups that range in responsibility from decorating and entertainment, registration, greeters to tote bag stuffers and social media.

Tye Barnett of Georgia PTA is the other co-chair and Deana Bearden is the GaDOE representative on the committee.

The Conference Organizing Committee includes representatives from the United Way of Greater Atlanta (UWGA), Communities in Schools of Georgia (CISGA), Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) and Georgia PTA.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School Dedication Ceremony
Burghard Opportunity Center Dedication Ceremony
Board Meeting Highlights - September 17, 2015

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.