The Bibb County School District Newsletter
March 23, 2018
Carter Has Science Day With Dr. A
Sonny Carter Elementary School had a Science Day with Dr. Craig Anderson earlier this month. This event, organized by Academy for Classical Education sophomore Ben Trofemuk, provided the students with opportunities for hands-on learning.
Trofemuk is a member of state Superintendent Richard Woods' Student Advisory Council. Woods attended the event and said that he challenged the members of his council to complete projects that benefit their communities.
"Your age does not limit the impact you can have in your community and in your schools," he said.
Students got to experience a variety of scientific concepts. They ate marshmallows that had been frozen by liquid nitrogen, which caused steam to billow out of their mouths, and also saw demonstrations of force and combustion. Thank you, Ben and Dr. A!
Team RoboBibb Starts Season on Right Foot
In addition to being a part of the winning alliance in last weekend's competition in Albany, Team RoboBibb also was awarded the Excellence in Engineering Award which is sponsored by Delphi. They earned this award for their overall solid robot design as well as an on-the-fly addition of a pool noodle mechanism that allowed them to compete within the current rules of the game. Team RoboBibb will attempt to qualify for state competition with their performance at an event in Columbus on March 23 and 24.
Television Actress Visits Appling for 'Prep Rally'
Williams Elementary Hosts Career Fest
"It sparks their interest in careers for the future, " said principal Dr. Shandrina Griffin-Stewart. "Right now, what we're doing at Williams is planting a seed."
Griffin-Stewart said it was important that the students learned about different types of careers. She noted that some of the options presented would require college or other post-secondary education, while others would be available right after high school.
Principals Recognized for Role in AdvancED Success
Springdale Pre-K Students Present Transportation Parade
Bernd Elementary Hosts Community Guests for Leadership Day
March 22 was Leadership Day at Bernd Elementary School. A part of "The Leader in Me," which is being implemented across the District, Leadership Day allows students to showcase their leadership skills and the way it impacts their classrooms and school work. The event brought in community guests, board members and family members.
"We want to really create leaders that can take advantage of every opportunity that they have as they go forward," said Bernd principal Dr. Chad Thompson.
District, Community Members Learn About 'Leading at the Speed of Trust'
About 50 District and community leaders came together on March 22 for “Leading at the Speed of Trust” training with the FranklinCovey Foundation. The training was funded through OneMacon and centered around learning to improve culture with the 4 cores of credibility and 13 behaviors of high trust.
Beulahland Church Recognizes Ballard-Hudson Students
The men of Beulahland Bible Church honored students at Ballard-Hudson Middle School that earned all A's during the first semester of the school year. Scholars were provided a pizza party as a token of appreciation. Additionally, the men spoke to the students about how proud they were of their achievements and how they set the tone for the student body.
“We’re very fortunate for the men of Beulahland Bible Church,” said Aveory Allen, Dean of Students at Ballard Hudson Middle School. “Their continuous support is a momentous aspect of setting a positive culture for our school.”
Howard High Holds Mock Interviews for Students
Heard Elementary Students Participate in Agriculture Week
Volunteers Help Schools 'Read Across America'
District Students Participate in Hackathon
CTI Students 'Test Drive Their Future' at Expo
For the very first time in the Bibb County School District, the Career Technical Instruction department hosted a Basic Skills Expo at the Terminal Station. Vendors included businesses and colleges from the basic trades such as Stafford Construction, Cosmetology, Sewing and Alterations, U-Haul, Federal Express, Helms Culinary Arts, We Care HVAC, The Explorers Program, Welding and Electronics from CGTC, and many others. Students from throughout the district did interactive activities to “Test Drive Their Futures.”
SOAR Academy Opens Recreation Center
On March 16, SOAR Academy officially opened its Recreation Center. This room will be used as a Bibb PBIS reward, and students that qualify for time in the Recreation Center will be able to do so once a month.
SOAR Academy is the District's alternative school. Students attending SOAR do so because of discipline issues and other unique situations that require more individualized plans.
"These kids are the kids that most people have given up on, and this gives them hope," said Director Terese Martin. "This lets them know that they really do have a second chance."
The Recreation Center includes basketball arcade games, table tennis, air hockey, board games and video games. It was made possible through the generous donations of individual and corporate community partners.
Carter Class Celebrates Reading Success With More Reading
Brookdale Holds Parade to Honor Black History
Howard High Students Learn About Water Treatment
Mark Strudwick, father of Howard High School students Hannah and Nina Strudwick, spoke to both Louisa McDonald’s AP Environmental Science class and Katherine Thompson’s AP Biology class recently. He demonstrated for students how, using chemistry, wastewater from food production and industry can be cleaned up so it can be processed through municipal water treatment facilities or returned to the water supply. He encouraged students to consider potential career options that are available to skilled science-minded individuals.
House Bill 251 Transfer Application Still Open
Howard Middle Promotes 'Smooth Move' for Upcoming Students
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