The Bibb County School District Newsletter
June 4, 2019
Graduates Cross Stage at Commencement
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Meet the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year Finalists
Lane Elementary Readers Visit Candytopia
Lane Elementary treated 13 students to a mystery trip to Candytopia in Atlanta on May 10. The following students were recognized for reading over 1 million words each during the school year: Laela Freeland, Jamie Moon, Omar Jammeh, Nathan Miller, Cabrielle Fletcher, Aden Hall, Abigail Martinez, Jeremy Wang, Ja’Nyiah Moon, Jerell Clark, Kyli Jolly, Hadassah Antoine and Cameron Johnson.
Porter Elementary Hosts Leadership Day, Anniversary Celebration
Porter Elementary School held its Leadership Day last month, which was also a celebration of its 50th Anniversary. Community members, parents and past school administrators gathered to celebrate this milestone with current students, faculty and staff.
"This has been a wonderful community to serve this wonderful school," said former Principal Dr. Lisa Garrett, now a member of the Board of Education.
Students showcased the leadership skills they've learned through "Leader in Me" in a variety of ways. They led the opening assembly for the event, led visitors on tours and demonstrated several classroom activities.
Southwest High, Southfield Elementary Partner for Art Program
Southwest High School and Southfield Elementary School partnered to have Southwest art teacher Dragana Cvorovic create paper mache items for Southfield's media center. The students from Southwest presented the items to fourth and fifth grade students and administrators. The students discussed the importance of viewing and not touching art pieces and how each student should take interest in the ine arts
District Participating in Summer Meals Program
Rutland Middle FFA Presents Championship Project
In addition, Georgia Sen. John F. Kennedy and Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones Jr. visited Heard to see the presentation. Dr. Jones said that the Rutland students exemplified the "leadership, scholarship and citizenship" that the District emphasizes.
"This is the way it is supposed to be, so you're so impressive," he said.
P.E. Teachers Participate in National Convention
Physical Education Program Grant staff Jena Derzi and Lynn Jones joined P.E. teachers Amanda Maddox, April MacNeil and Sherri Marks at the Shape America National Convention in Tampa, Fla. These representatives for the District are committed to learning about ways to keep our students healthy and active!
Howard High Charters Rho Kappa Chapter
Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. Under the guidance of social teachers Dinah Redding and Stephanie Pekarek, seven students at Howard High School applied for a charter to establish Rho kappa at the beginning of this school year: Jordan Rozier. Garrett Patterson, Eunice Chon,Ben Giglio, Andy Lin, Nik O'dette and Peter Chon. The official charter was received in October 2018.
The mission and purpose of Rho Kappa is to promote scholarship and to recognize academic excellence in social studies, to provide opportunities for exploration in the social studies and to encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies in secondary school environments and the community.
During their inaugural year Rho Kappa students routinely volunteered at the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds and the Tubman Museum where they served as docents to visitors. In March, they participated in a walking tour of downtown Macon, led by Dr. Eichhorn, history professor at Middle Georgia State University, where they learned about Macon’s role during the Civil War.
District, Library Partnering for Summer Reading
Howard Middle Wins Academic Bowl
The Howard Middle School team won the 2019 Middle School Academic Bowl. This team of Huskies included Mitchell Zhang, Aidan Longacre, Anastasia Griffin, Amari Fannin, Liyahne Gumbs, Chloe Andayan, Alan Jaenz, Rebekkah Piro and Saige Lumpkin. Congratulations!
Graduating Seniors Walk Through Elementary Schools
Last month, seniors from various area high schools came back to Alexander II Magnet School to walk the halls in their caps and gowns. This gave former teachers the chance to congratulate them, and it also allowed current Alex II students to see what lies ahead.
"Bibb County School District’s vision, 'Each student demonstrates strength of character and is college or career ready' was our reality today as former students who are now seniors walked the halls of Alexander II decked out in their graduation gowns," said Principal Walsetta Miller. "Today’s Senior Walk gave our students the opportunity to experience firsthand what they are working to accomplish."
Similar walks also took place at other elementary schools across the District. Way to go, seniors!
Veterans Students Visited by Author, Former NFL Player
Mark Your Calendar for Back to School Bash
Gold Level Sponsors:
Midsouth Federal Credit Union
Wellcare Health Plans
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Macon Alumnae Chapter
Amerigroup Community Care
Riveredge Behavioral Health
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Macon Alumnae Chapter
Silver Level Sponsors:
Department of Family & Children Services
PBIS Rewards, Inc.
Just the Deposits
Miracle Houses, Inc.
Sky Zone Macon
Bronze Level Sponsors:
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Macon Alumnae Chapter
Bibb Retired Educators Association (BREA)
Friends of Bibb PBIS Level Sponsors:
Ms. Eliza Jackson
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Bernd Millionaire Readers Travel Like Stars
Springdale Hosts Leadership Day
Ballard-Hudson Middle Students Learn About Career Options
May 2 was Career Day at Ballard-Hudson Middle School. In addition to representatives from local businesses, the students got to interact with individuals from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Macon-Bibb Fire Department and Central Georgia Technical College.
"It's about exposure, letting them see that there are so many options for them when they get older," said Principal Eclan David.
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