The Bibb County School District Newsletter
April 27, 2017
Team RoboBibb Represents District at World Championship
The team is made up of students from Central, Howard, Northeast, Rutland and Westside High Schools and the Academy for Classical Education (ACE). Lead Advisor Carole Myers said that it was "absolutely huge" for her team to get to the highest level of the robotics competition.
"For them to come together and to put a robot out like they've put, it's really an awesome accomplishment," she said.
The team won the state championship to qualify for the world event. Using a robot controlled by a video game controller, the team became known for its speed on offense.
"It means a lot that we can come together and work on something so special," said Team Captain Hunter Fleenor.
Cox Recognizes Inspirational Students for Demonstrating Strength of Character
The following Bibb County students were honored at the ceremony: Malia Tarver, Avariyus Solomon, DeAnthony Burns, Travis Fuller Jr., Kai Robello, Michael Kates, Jordan Bourgeois, Kaleb Tayler, Bhavik Dave, Kamori Norwood, Merlin Ramirez-Perez, Xavianna Syphrett, Sergio Torres-Guzman, Ariel Fortson, Michael Penniman, Madison Hulett, DeAngelo Beck, Daniel Stanley, Ashton Young, Mya Martinez, Danielle Jordan and Micah Harris.
We'd like to thank Cox for the company's commitment to our students, and these students for their demonstration of strength of character and determination to succeed!
District Students Honored at Golden Eagles
Also, Central teacher Michael Scott and Howard teacher Dinah Redding were presented with Education Together Teacher Awards, which came with $1,000 to be used for classroom materials. Congratulations to all our honorees!
Porter Pre-K Student Hits "Millionaire" Status
"I have been doing the Millionaire Club for 20 years, and this is the first Pre-K student to earn this accomplishment," Hamlin said. "We are Porter proud!"
Anderson Foundation Announces Grants for Innovation
The Peyton Anderson Foundation recently announced the Teach to Inspire Project, an innovative, teacher-based grant program providing creative resources for Bibb County public schools. Through the Teach to Inspire Project (TIP), the Foundation seeks to inspire education in Macon-Bibb by contributing additional funds to support extraordinary efforts. Up to $500,000 in funding is available for teachers’ best ideas for their classrooms, with grants awards ranging from $250-$10,000.
The Foundation is seeking proposals from local educators for micro-grants that will directly benefit the students of Macon-Bibb. Successful grant ideas will:
· Demonstrate innovative, unique and efficient ideas to meet the needs of educating Macon-Bibb students within the approved curriculum;
· Contribute to more meaningful educational experiences;
· Have a lasting impact;
· And benefit the most students.
Teachers are encouraged to bring their best ideas forward. Funded projects will go beyond the basic needs of the classroom and take learning to a level that inspires educators and their students long after the school year is over.
Teachers will apply for the micro-grants for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year by completing an online application available at www.PeytonAnderson.org. They must be full-time educators employed by a Macon-Bibb County public school or charter school. They cannot be a principal, administrator, staff developer, substitute, volunteer or student teacher.
Additional guidelines, the list of eligible schools and limitations can be found at www.PeytonAnderson.org/Teach. The deadline for Teach to Inspire grant applications is June 11, 2017.
Vineville Academy Cuts Ribbon on New Playground
High Schools Hold Decision Days for Seniors
Several District high schools scheduled College Decision Days to recognize graduating seniors as the school year comes to a close. The idea behind these events is to recognize students who are going to college the way an athlete signing a scholarship would be recognized.
"It kind of sheds light onto them that their efforts are appreciated," said Rutland High School GEAR UP Graduation Advisor Willie Batts.
The event at Rutland included inspirational messages as well as gifts for the graduates, who were all called up by college to cross the stage. Rutland students are headed to local colleges like Wesleyan College and Middle Georgia State University, as well as others like the University of Florida.
Drondra McCoy is headed to Middle Georgia State and said the ceremony was a nice gesture.
"I feel like it's a great experience for us to be recognized," McCoy said. "It makes the students feel appreciated."
District Teams Compete in Magnolia Soap Box Derby
Southwest Chess Team Takes Home Tournament Win
The Southwest High School Chess Team won First Place in the Rex Demers Memorial Chess Tournament in Atlanta. Vaughn Owens won a trophy for his individual score of 2.5 out of 4. Kenterious Goolsby, Savon Davis, Javar Ellington and Tyrese Rochester all won points for the team as well.
Schools Work Hard to Raise Money for Cancer Research
Heard Elementary raised $2,212.65 on April 7 during the school's annual Walk and Roll for a Cure Road Rally to benefit Relay for Life. There was no charge to participate, but donations rolled in to support this worthy cause.
At Taylor Elementary, students raised $1,133 in one week. The winning classes, each of whom raised more than $150, got a pizza party donated by Marco's Pizza.
Alexander II Holds Georgia Milestones Pep Rally
Georgia's First Lady Visits to Read at Schools
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Bibb Employees Represent District with Awards'
Rutland High School counselor Lisa Brown was named the College Board Counselor of the Year for the Southern region, which encompasses 10 states. Brown works with the Hurricanes' juniors and seniors primarily.
Westside High School business teacher Valeria Drummond was also named New Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Marketing Education Association. Congrats to all of these employees for being a big part of our "Victory in Progress!"
Vineville Students Get Breakfast with U.S. Senator
Howard High Huskies' Haikus Honored
Bernd Recognizes Students of the Month
Compass Rose Hosts State Competition for Student Chefs
The Compass Rose Café at Hutchings College and Career Academy was host to the Georgia Department of Education Nutrition Program’s “Shake It Up” Student Chef Competition on Wednesday. The competition included student chefs from around the state sending in applications and culminated in the top teams making entrée and side recipes.
“Each recipe had to have two Georgia locally-grown products in there,” said Sarah Combs, the program’s compliance specialist.
Nutrition program managers from other districts judged the competition.
The Compass Rose Café is open for lunch every Friday through May 19 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The food is prepared by students in Hutchings’ culinary arts pathway and served by students in the hospitality and tourism pathway. For reservations, email Shannon Bryan at Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeast Students Check Out Options at College Fair
Westside Students Get Unique College Opportunity
Veterans Student Wins 'Bibb PBIS in Pink' Contest
Hartley Students Recognized at Cherry Blossom Parade
Williams Elementary School Holds Career Fest
Top CTAE Students Honored with Awards
The District winners were Fleenor in first place, Jackson in second place and Slappy in third places. All seven students received scholarships.
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