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Sept. 30, 2020

School Year Begins in Virtual Setting

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The Bibb County School District began the 2020-2021 school year on Sept. 8 in a virtual setting. This strategy included teachers providing lessons that were both pre-recorded and live from their classrooms.

"I want to share a huge thank you to all of those who helped make the last two weeks a great return to school for the Bibb County School District," Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones Jr. said in a blog post. "Thank you parents, thank you community, thank you teachers, thank you students."

Students will continue to learn virtually through at least the end of the first grading period on Oct. 30. CLICK HERE to view necessary resources for virtual learning.

Don't Forget to Register for Meals!

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During the period of virtual learning to start the 2020-21 school year, the District's School Nutrition Department is providing meals to students through bus delivery and curbside pickup. Make sure to register and view other information using the button below!

District Celebrates National Arts in Education Week

National Arts in Education Week - Crisp

During the week of September 14, the District joined the celebration of National Arts in Education Week. Arts education is a vital part of what we do in Bibb County schools, and these individuals, like all our educators, have adapted their teaching styles to a virtual setting. We appreciate this effort!

National Arts in Education Week - Barnes
National Arts in Education Week - Baser
National Arts in Education Week - Ms. Q

Taylor Elementary Recognized for Digital Citizenship

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Rosa Taylor Elementary School has been recognized as a Common Sense School by Common Sense Education. This honor highlights schools that demonstrate a commitment to creating a culture of digital citizenship.

"We applaud the faculty and staff of Rosa Taylor for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Liz Kline, vice president of education programs at Common Sense Education. "Rosa Taylor deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large."

Taylor was specifically recognized for using Common Sense’s resources to prepare students for responsible online activity. This includes protecting their community against cyberbullying, plagiarism and other digital issues.

"We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense School," said Lashonda Gilbert, Taylor Elementary principal. "By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them an opportunity to build lifelong habits to help them succeed in a tech-driven world."

Learn About the Remind Parent Communication Tool

Getting Started for Parents
The Bibb County School District is transitioning to the Remind platform as a school communication tool for teachers, parents and administrators in all District schools. Watch the video above to learn more!

Miller Parent Named to State Council

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Tera Edwards, a parent at Miller Fine Arts Magnet Middle School, has been named to State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ 2021 Parent Advisory Council. The selection is based on nomination by the school and will allow Edwards to represent the District in discussions that help shape education policy in the state.

“Family engagement is essential to the success of our students and has never been more important than now,” Edwards said. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve on the State Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council. I am excited to work with parents from all over Georgia to find better ways to support our teachers, increase family engagement and help our students excel.”

The Parent Advisory Council will meet twice during the school year, with the first meeting taking place virtually next month. A second meeting will be held in March.

Check Out This Career Fair Opportunity!

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Montgomery Named Distinguished Principal

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Congratulations to Jim Montgomery, principal of Miller Fine Arts Magnet Middle School, for being awarded The Jerry Davis Georgia Distinguished Principals Award! This honor is presented by the Georgia Association of Middle School Principals and the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders.

GSBA Holding Student Video Contest

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The Georgia School Boards Association is holding a Student Video Contest, with student entries expected to focus on how the pandemic has affected them. The deadline for entry is Oct. 15.


CLICK HERE for more information!

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Bibb County School District

Vision:

Each student will demonstrate strength of character

and will be college or career ready.


Mission:

The Bibb County School District develops

a highly trained staff and an engaged community dedicated

to educating each student for a 21st century global society.