The Bibb County School District Newsletter
May 31, 2017
Graduates Honored at Commencement Ceremonies
The District is proud of each and every one of these graduates!
Vineville Millionaire Readers Get to Pie Principal, Teachers
District Students Receive Peyton Anderson Scholarship
The Peyton Anderson Scholarships continue Mr. Anderson’s dedication to education and support for students from Bibb County. During his lifetime, he provided funding for deserving young people to attend college. The scholarships, up to $7,500 annually, support promising high school students in Bibb County who plan to attend one of the following institutions: Central Georgia Technical College, Fort Valley State University, Georgia College and State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Middle Georgia State University, Mercer University, University of Georgia and Wesleyan College.
The following Bibb County School District students received a scholarship this year:
- Diamond Belgrave: Central High School / Georgia State University
- Mya Carter: Westside High School / Georgia Southern University
- Ravyn Chatmon: Rutland High School / Georgia State University
- Trinity Choo: Howard High School/ University of Georgia
- Hannah Elliott: Rutland High School / Kennesaw State University
- Kenterious Goolsby: Southwest High School / Georgia Southern University
- Tamara Horton: Howard High School / Georgia State University
- David Hudgins: Howard High School / Georgia Southern University
- Breanna Ivey: Central High School / Georgia Institute of Technology
- Skylar Logan: Rutland High School / University of Georgia
- Juliann Pham: Howard High School / Georgia Institute of Technology
- Ethan Rutland: Rutland High School / Georgia Southern University
- Leyla Slappy: Northeast High School / Georgia Southern University
- Mary Ellen Smith: Howard High School / University of Georgia
- Hailey Stephens: Howard High School / Georgia Southern University
- Danielle Tate: Westside High School / Wesleyan College
Valedictorians and Salutatorians Honored with Luncheon
Thank you to Jones Cork LLP for sponsoring the annual Scholars’ Luncheon for valedictorians and salutatorians. Each of the valedictorians and salutatorians was invited to attend lunch with the Superintendent to discuss their experiences in Bibb County and their future plans.
Highlights from Burdell-Hunt Elementary's Leadership Day
United Way Gives Books to Bibb Schools
Williams Students Serve Breakfast for Teachers
On May 1, members of L.H. Williams' Writing Team kicked off Teacher Appreciation Week by presenting teachers and staff with doughnuts, juice, coffee and a token of appreciation - an apple pin with the statement "Awesome to the Core." Additionally, each staff member received a personalized "Thank You" card. The students were excited to personally present each item to members of the staff.
District Recognizes Volunteers for Commitment to Students
Daryl Morton, president of the Bibb County Board of Education, said that volunteers play a vital role and "fill the gaps" for students across the District.
"Volunteers make sure our schools can do the most we can for our children," he said. "The continued progress in our schools is a group effort, and volunteers are a integral part of that."
Among those recognized for their service was Jessica Rivers. She logged 1,960 volunteer hours at L.H. Williams Elementary School this year, the equivalent of 245 eight-hour shifts. We appreciate Ms. Rivers and all of our volunteers!
Heard Junior Beta Club Puts in Volunteer Hours
Heard Junior BETA Club members sold popcorn, cookies, and hot chocolate to raise funds to provide comfort to families struggling with sick children. On May 18, the Junior BETA Club served dinner and cleaned at the Ronald McDonald House in Macon.
District Students Receive Barnette Scholarship
The Bob Barnette Memorial Scholarship was established for middle and high school students in Middle Georgia to help students purchase an instrument, equipment, private lesson or other in-depth study. This year, several Bibb County School District students were chosen for the scholarship: Howard Middle School's Jetti Teirnan, Rutland High School's Hunter Gales and Anthony Pitts, and Weaver Middle School's Daylen Lomeli and Tatyana Royal. Tiernan is using her scholarship money to take private cello lessons, while Gales and Pitts are headed to University of Georgia band camp, and Lomeli and Royal got new instruments.
Bob Barnette graduated from Lanier High School and attended UGA on a full double-bass and trumpet scholarship. After graduation, Mr. Barnette spent over 30 years as a music educator. He was the band director at Central High School and conducted the highly-acclaimed Sugar Bear Band. At his passing on April 14, 2016, his family established the Bob Barnette Memorial Music Scholarship in loving memory.
Vineville Students Paint Artwork for Superintendent
Schools Celebrate Students as Year Ends
While all Porter students got medals of completion for finishing a grade, the fifth-graders had a special ceremony at Lawrence Drive Baptist Church.
"It is particularly important to recognize fifth-graders and celebrate this rite of passage as they transition to middle schools," said Principal Cami Hamlin.
Other schools held similar events for kindergarten students, eighth-graders and others. At Vineville Academy, the kindergarten students put on a performance titled "Under the Sea" on their last school day before first grade. Best of luck to all our students in their next grade!
Bernd Elementary Names Students of the Month
Howard Middle Shows off PBIS Progress to Guests
Union Students Rewarded for Success
Hutchings Holds CNA Pinning Ceremony
To participate in this ceremony, 25 students completed 24 hours of clinical practice and successfully passed the state exam for certification as part of the Move on When Ready Program through Central Georgia Technical College. These students are now eligible to enter the healthcare industry as CNAs, the entry level to nursing.
Check out what else is going on for Hutchings students!
Lane Elementary Pre-K Students Perform for PTA
Howard Students Tour Plant Scherer
Howard High School’s Advanced Placement Environmental Science students visited Plant Scherer on April 19. Plant Scherer is one of the largest power plants in the United States and is in the process of completing a $5 billion environmental construction program.
Bibb County School District
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and is college or career ready.
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a highly trained staff and an engaged community dedicated
to educating each student for a 21st century global society.