The Bibb County School District Newsletter
May 29, 2020
Schools Celebrate Student Success Safely
"This year, of course, did not end like we had envisioned it ending, and so to be able to celebrate these students - even though the school year ended early - is really important for us," said Ballard-Hudson Middle School Principal Dr. Latrina Pennamon-Nash.
At Ballard-Hudson, faculty and staff members were joined by community partners from Beulahland BIble Church and other churches. The District is grateful for the support of all these partners!
VISIT THE DISTRICT FACEBOOK PAGE for more celebrations!
District Offering Summer Meal Program
CLICK HERE for a full list of other delivery sites and times.
Retirees Honored for Service in Schools
- Myra Abrams - Dir. of HR, School Nutrition - 32 32
- Lorine Adams - Parent Coordinator, Ingram-Pye Elementary - 27.5 27.5
- Mary Bass - Teacher, Union Elementary - 44 46
- Sabre Bostwick - Teacher, McKibben Lane Elementary - 28 28
- Julie Bradley - Asst. Principal, Howard Middle - 30 30
- Sabrenai Brown - Spec. Ed. Coordinator, PEC - 30.3 30.3
- Gwendolyn Brown - Paraprofessional, Rutland Middle - 36 36
- Pamela Carson - Teacher, Union Elementary - 29 29
- Sharon Carter - Nutrition Asst., Ingram-Pye Elementary - 25 36
- Sherry Castles - Teacher, Rutland Middle - 28 28
- Elaine Clowers - Bus Driver, Transportation - 29 29
- John Davis - Custodial Services, Northeast High - 46 46
- Kimberly Davis - Teacher, Skyview Elementary - 30 30
- Melissa Deshazer - Dispatcher, Transportation - 25 27
- Beverly Ferguson - Budget Coordinator, Accounting/Title 1 - 29 37
- Jennifer Gaines - Teacher, Brookdale Elementary - 25 27
- Tracey Harbor - Asst. Principal, Springdale Elementary - 30 30
- Sandra Hicks - ESOL Lead Teacher, Rosa Taylor Elementary - 30 30
- Sonja Howard - Teacher, Heard Elementary - 28 30
- Brenda Lester - Accounts Payable Asst/ Accounting - 25 25
- Vickie Logue - Asst. Principal, Heritage Elementary - 30 30
- Sherri Marks - Teacher, Howard Middle - 30 31
- Cathryn Purvis - Senior Payroll Clerk, Accounting - 31 31
- Carole Rawls - Teacher, Heritage Elementary - 31 31
- Deborah Searles - Counselor, Southfield Elementary - 25 25
- Elizabeth Shirah - School Clerk, Florence Bernd Elementary - 25 25
- Priscilla Stanley - Teacher, Alexander II Magnet - 32 32
- Bernice Tukes - Site Support Mgr., Central Kitchen - 31 31
- Tangela Turner - Teacher, Charles Bruce Elementary - 28 29
- Valerie Webb - Paraprofessional, Southfield Elementary - 32.2 32.2
- Lori Webber - Teacher, Skyview Elementary - 30 30
- Estella Willis - Teacher, Peter G. Appling Middle - 25 25
CLICK HERE for more information about recognitions and other items from the May board meeting.
Central High Senior Named CTAE Student of the Year
Congratulations to the Bibb CTAE Student of the Year – Correll Person of Central High School! The District hosted a virtual CTAE Student of the Year Awards Program on April 30 and recognized the top three winners live at their homes. The second place CTAE Student of the Year is Ariel Lawson of Rutland High School. The third place CTAE Student of the Year is Eric Manson of Howard High School. Other school-level CTAE Students of the Year are Jalyia Howard, W.S. Hutchings College and Career Academy; Nia James, Northeast High School; Tezhane Williams, Southwest High School; and Samerica Malcon, Westside High School. Congratulations to all; you are outstanding representatives of our school district!!
District Names Finalists for Teacher of the Year
On May 18, the District announced the five finalists to become the 2020-2021 Bibb County School District Teacher of the Year! These five fantastic educators were selected from among all the school-level winners. The finalists are ...
- Keywon Harvey, Central High School
- Thomas Cote, Heritage Elementary School
- Dr. Eric Fuller, Howard Middle School
- Erin Kelly, Miller Magnet Middle School
- Amanda Maddox, Rutland High School
These five individuals will now be in consideration to become the District winner. Congratulations to all our finalists and school winners!
District Recognizes Student Achievements
District Quiz Bowl Winners
Springdale Elementary School - 1st Place
Team Members – Gaines Bryan, Aiden East, Foster Groebner, Jon Emory Hall, Jake Hawkins, Merrill Long, William Martin, Vincent Santamarina, Emma Tillery, Andy Wang, Angelina Wang
Coaches - Judith Kilburg & Kate Lambert
Alexander II Magnet School - 2nd Place
Team Members – Tacoyia Braswell, Matthew Griffin, Charity Harper, Cameron Martin, Waylon
Miller, Chandler Scott
Coaches - Katina Kendrick & Jamita Roach
Rosa Taylor Elementary - 3rd Place
Team Members – Brayden Calderon, Riley Clark, Rebekah Hutto, Jeremiah Jones, Francesca Small, Sean Spell
Coaches - Fadia Hazama & Ericka Weber
GADOE Exemplary English Learner 2020
Natalia Diez, Howard High School
Eli Farriba, Teacher
Science Fair Winners
High School – First Place Regional
Joshua Moore, Rutland High Schoool
Tabitha Cantrell, Howard High School
Middle School – First Place Regional
Chloe Andayan, Howard Middle School
*Also 2nd Place Honors & Best in Microbiology category @ Georgia State Science Fair
Ryan Rodgers, Howard Middle School
*Also 3rd Place Honors @ Georgia State Science Fair
Chielsy Garcia, Howard Middle School
Leen Sunnoqrot & Maria Flores, Howard Middle School
Kennedi Jones, Howard Middle School
Abigail Edwards, Miller Magnet Middle School
Julia Israel, Rutland Middle School
Amelia Barefoot, Rutland Middle School
Chloe Bailey, Weaver Middle School
Elementary – First Place State Winners
Sam Howard, Alexander II Magnet School
Parker Johns, Alexander II Magnet School
Neer Patel, Alexander II Magnet School
Savonta Luke, Florence Bernd Elementary School
Chasity Rolland, Sonny Carter Elementary School
Katelyn Cline, Heritage Elementary School
Anthony Horton, Heritage Elementary School
Evann Petway, Porter Elementary School
London Pooler, Skyview Elementary School
Sriram Yallapragada, Springdale Elementary School
Riley Clark – Rosa Taylor Elementary School
Technology Fair First Place Winners
3-4 3D Modeling - Brandon Robinson & Lamario Scott, Alexander II Magnet School
5-6 3D Modeling - October Cavanaugh, Rutland Middle School
7-8 3D Modeling - Adrian Hernandez, Weaver Middle School
3-4 Animation - Jackson Talbot, Heard Elementary School
5-6 Animation - Bruce Sipp & Sydney Pearson, Heard Elementary School
5-6 Audio Production - Jamie Moon, McKibben Lane Elementary School
7-8 Audio Production - Isaiah Jones & Gabriel Smith, Weaver Middle School
9-10 Audio Production - Zackeus Barkley & Jayden Williams, Central High School
3-4 Digital Game Design - Jaylen Pleasant, Southfield Elementary School
5-6 Digital Game Design - Kaden Harrelson & Luke McCoy, Skyview Elementary School
7-8 Digital Game Design - Anthony Hughes, Howard Middle School
9-10 Digital Game Design - Jazmyne Marshall & Alasia Mims, Central High School
11-12 Digital Game Design - Tyler Howard, Rutland High School
3-4 Digital Photo Production - Karen Osornia & Dulcie Vanderhoek, Vineville Academy
7-8 Digital Photo Production - Ryleigh Collins & Abby Hardy, Howard Middle School
3-4 Graphic Design - Corbin Ball, Burdell-Hunt Magnet School
5-6 Graphic Design - Ja’Leah Davis, Burdell-Hunt Magnet School
7-8 Graphic Design - Audrey Sullivan, Howard Middle School
9-10 Graphic Design - Nasir Albritton, Southwest High School
3-4 Internet Applications - Noah Smith, Sonny Carter Elementary School
5-6 Internet Applications - Ameena Rahaman, Burdell-Hunt Magnet School
7-8 Internet Applications - Destiny Butts & Lilian Harper, Miller Magnet Middle School
9-10 Internet Applications - Deniya Jones, Southwest High School
3-4 Multimedia Applications - Autumn Love-Farrar, McKibben Lane Elementary School
5-6 Multimedia Applications - Truth Carter & Destiny Mitchell, McKibben Lane Elementary School
5-6 Productivity Design - Amirah Gibson, Burdell-Hunt Magnet School
7-8 Productivity Design - Chloe Andayan, Howard Middle School
3-4 Project Programming - Betsy Myers & Jude Robertson, Vineville Academy
5-6 Project Programming - Annabelle Brannen & Jeil Crossland, Vineville Academy
7-8 Project Programming - Mitchell Zhang, Howard Middle School
3-4 Robotics - Collina Moore, Heard Elementary School
5-6 Video Production - Braylen Gilbert & Heaven Veal, Vineville Academy
ClassLink Available All Summer
Northeast's Dothard Named Counselor of the Year
Congratulations to the 2021 Bibb County School District School Counselor of the Year, Dr. Cathy Dothard!
Dr. Dothard is a Professional School Counselor at Northeast High School. She is approaching her 27th year in education, with the last 21 of those years being at Northeast High School. Prior to becoming a school counselor, Dr. Dothard was a special education teacher at Barden Elementary School.
"I have found that many of our students are like broken puzzle pieces," she told the selection committee. "They need guidance and direction to become complete. My desire is for all my students to become productive citizens by using their knowledge, skills, and talents to better their lives and the lives within our community."
Congratulations are also in order to the two Professional School Counselor of the Year finalists, Ana Hernandez at Westside High School and Ingrid Woolfolk at McKibben Lane Elementary School.
Leaders Honored by Discovery Education
CTAE Department Hosts Virtual Job Fair
Heritage Elementary's Nash Named Top Media Specialist
After a very difficult review process with 10 exemplary candidates, Carla Nash was selected as the Bibb County School District Library Media Specialist of the Year. Nash currently serves as the Heritage Elementary School Media Specialist.
In late April, nominees submitted applications to the selection review committee. Each application was reviewed and evaluated based on eight categories that support educational leadership, professionalism, team collaboration, and the importance of reading for life-long learning.
New Student Registration Open Online
New student registration is open and available online for the 2020-2021 school year. This process allows parents to complete registration entirely online, including submission of documents for proof of residence and other items. This is for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and students must turn 5 by Sept. 1, 2020, to be eligible for kindergarten.
CLICK HERE for more information and to register.
Schools Returning Items to Students
District, Libraries Present Summer Reading Program
When students don’t read during the summer months, they can lose up to three months of reading ability. To ensure that Bibb County students don’t fall behind while school is out of session, the District and Middle Georgia Regional Libraries are asking all students to read every day during the summer for a minimum of 20 minutes.
The theme for this year’s summer reading program is “Imagine Your Story.” During the summer break all Bibb County students will have personalized access to high quality digital books in their myOn accounts through their ClassLink portal. In addition to utilizing digital books online, students are encouraged to visit MGRL’s public libraries to check out books once they re-open. CLICK HERE for more information, including goals for each grade level.
Report Cards Issued Online
Bibb County School District
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and will be 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.