Victory In Our Schools
Ribbon Cutting for New Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary
The school opened to students from King-Danforth Elementary School and Jones Elementary School, and was built on Shurling Drive with ESPLOST funds.
District Dedicates Burghard Opportunity Center
Director Dr. Chanelle Sweet led the celebration for Burghard Opportunity Center at 6020 Bloomfield Road in Macon. Board members and Superintendent Dr. Curtis L. Jones, Jr. joined in the celebration and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
The center, formerly served as Burghard Elementary School, opened this school year as the new home for the District’s alternative education program.
District Celebrates Attendance Awareness Month
Balloon Release Kicks Off National Attendance Awareness Month
The Bibb County School District is challenging students to take the 180-day challenge: Attend school every day, all day and on time!
Southwest High's Curriculum Night Set for September 15
'Tis the Season for SAT/ACT Prep
Wesleyan College is offering a SAT/ACT Prep Workshop on Saturday, September 26 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. This workshop is free for GEAR UP cohort students. The fee for other students is $50. Registration is required.
To register, contact your GEAR UP adviser no later than September 18.
Students Share Perspectives on Summer GEAR UP College Tour
This past summer, GEAR UP took about 80 students (rising juniors) on a 3-day, 2-night College Campus Tour. They visited four colleges, took the practice ACT or SAT test, participated in test-prep work sessions provided by Appleroth and wrote essays that will help prepare the students for college.
Students were able to experience college life by viewing college lecture halls, speaking with admissions representatives and college students, sleeping in dorms, eating on campus and more.
Two students shared their perspectives on the summer:
The College tour experience was definitely something I’m glad I pursued and attended. The tour gives you an actual college experience, not something where you'd just sign up and go around sight-seeing. Staying in the dorms and attending the tours and facilities of the colleges really gives you a taste of what is right around the corner. Everything appealed to me, including the rich history behind each college. Going on the trip also makes you realize how serious high school really is, and how real what is to come in 2 years really is. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience.
My personal experience in this trip was great. I had a lot of fun and I started to really think about college. I really found the ACT work session great, especially the fact that we got a whole guide for the ACT. I also got to see how it is to stay in a dorm in college. After the trip, I was really able to get an idea of college requirements, and I know that I need to start planning so that I know what I need to get into the college I wish to go to. Overall, I found this trip to be very beneficial, as well as a memorable and fun experience.
Macon Bar Association Donates School Supplies to Over 1,200 Students
Sign Up for the Teen Driving ROADEO
The interactive learning experience will take place at Hutchings College and Career Academy on September 26, from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. This event, presented by Kiwanis Club of Macon and a team of community organizers, is free for Macon area teens with a driver’s license/permit. To find out more and to register (pre-registration is required), please go to: http://www.maconteendrivingroadeo.com/
Regularly Scheduled Monthly Committee and Board Meetings
Thursday, Sep. 17th, 4pm
484 Mulberry St
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.