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Ribbon Cutting for New Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary

The Board of Education members joined Superintendent Dr. Curtis L. Jones, Jr. and Principal Dr. Shandra Yarbrough to celebrate the opening of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School on September 8, 2015.

The school opened to students from King-Danforth Elementary School and Jones Elementary School, and was built on Shurling Drive with ESPLOST funds.

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Superintendent Dr. Curtis L. Jones, Jr. reads to elementary students at Burghard Opportunity Center on Wednesday and tells students, "Every day matters. Make it count."
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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.

Superintendent Shares Benefits of Classroom Audio-Visual Equipment

District Celebrates Attendance Awareness Month

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Balloon Release Kicks Off National Attendance Awareness Month

Sonny Carter Elementary School kicked off National Attendance Awareness Month with the Howard High School marching band, a balloon release, and Mercer University cheerleaders led the school in a new cheer, "C-O-U-N-T, COUNT YOURSELF IN!"

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

Southwest Curriculum Night will be held on September 15 at 6 p.m. Parents will have an opportunity to go to each of your child’s classes and meet the teachers. Let’s partner together to make our students successful. We look forward to seeing you there!

'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.

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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.

--Shasheen Kher

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.

--Afnan Khan

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Macon Bar Association Donates School Supplies to Over 1,200 Students

The District is grateful to the Macon Bar Association for donating school supplies to more than 1,200 Bibb County students. The supplies were given away during an annual back-to-school drive at Southwest High School.

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

Macon, GA

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.