The Bibb County School District Newsletter
December 19, 2016
Weaver Students Learn From a Distance With Proximity Learning
"I think they're getting the benefit of a certified teacher that can actually teach the lesson and know the content," said Weaver Middle School principal Dr. Sherri Flagg.
One of the classrooms with such an arrangement is a sixth-grade class at Weaver, where Shikesha Thornton serves as a long-term sub. Student Paul Ogoh said the class provides the students with opportunities to learn while also using technology to communicate live with the teacher based out of Texas.
"I really love technology a lot," said Ogoh.
Thornton said the class also held benefits for her. A U.S. military veteran working toward her own English certification, she said she's picked up classroom strategies during her time working with Proximity Learning.
"It's kind of giving me ideas about what I could do in the classroom," Thornton said.
Happy Holidays From Heritage Elementary School
District Helps Sponsor Vendor Fair to Connect Contractors
"The main purpose was to give insight to our subcontractors and to link them with our general contractors," said Elaine Wilson, the district's procurement director.
The vendors who registered for the event also got to hear from keynote speaker Dorna Wederllin with the Georgia Department of Administrative Services. In addition, it served as an opportunity to connect with officials with the sponsoring agencies.
"We've all got projects that are coming up," Wilson said.
Southfield Students Get Visit From Doctor
Springdale Celebrates 'Forever Christmas' With Dinner Theater
"This is just the beginning," said principal Donna Jackson, noting she expects more performances in the future.
Parents and friends in attendance were served dinner by volunteers from local high schools. Thank you to all who helped make the evening a success!
Howard Students Hear From College Counselor
Business, District Leaders Gather to Discuss Partnerships
MLK Elementary Students Bring Haul of Canned Goods
Bibb County Board of Education Honored As Distinguished
At the Winter Conference for the Georgia School Boards Association, the Bibb County Board of Education was recognized as a Distinguished Board. This honor reflects the second tier of GSBA recognition and is a step up from the board’s selection as an Quality board in 2015.
Boards chosen for this honor are selected based on their school governance and leadership practices that foster student development and achievement.
The 2016 Bibb County Board of Education comprised the following members: Board President Lester Miller, Vice President Jason Downey, Treasurer Daryl Morton, Ella Carter, Dr. Thelma Dillard, Tom Hudson, Sue Sipe and Dr. Wanda West.
Central Student Gives Back to Community With 'Little Libraries'
Pre-K Students Get Guest Readers and Book, Registration Set for February
The book was a fun way to engage students while also teaching them important fundamental skills, said elementary coordinator Olena Floore. As a gift, each student was given the book after the reading session.
Pre-K registration will be held from Feb. 5 through 19. Visit www.bcsdk12.net for more details.
Westside Hosts College Application, Financial Aid Event
Westside High School had an “Apply to College and Financial Aid Day” last month. Seniors, parents and guardians had the unique opportunity to receive personalized assistance to complete colleges applications as well as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Wesleyan College and Central GA Tech partnered with Westside and GEAR UP by sending their admissions and financial aid representatives to assist students and parents with the process. A similar event is in the works for January.
Howard Student Wins State Quiz Bowl Competition
Southwest High School Gets Visitors From Clayton State
Bruce Jr. Beta Students Win State Awards
Burdell-Hunt Students Celebrate Rotary Partnership at Museum
"Generally, this is the highlight of their year," said performance learning coach Pamela Montgomery. "They look forward to this."
After lunch, the students were given bookbags with their names embroidered on them.
Boys and Girls Clubs Donate Supplies to Bernd Elementary
Alex II Class Boosts Reading With Dogs
Westside Forensics Class Gets Arson Investigation Insights
The Westside High School forensic science classes got some real-world lessons earlier this month in the form of a visit from the Macon-Bibb Fire Department. Investigators Ben Gleaton and Steven Wesson delivered presentations regarding arson, a subject the students had studied in the classroom.
"It's taking something from school and making it relevant for them," teacher John Rollins said.
Gleaton and Wesson used YouTube via the classroom's interactive panel and other materials to show the students how to identify arson. They did so using terms the students were familiar with related to the pattern of the fire's start, and they also told students the career path necessary to investigate arson.
"These investigators can tell them what to look for," Rollins said.
Vineville Academy Students Make Perfect Scores on Benchmark
Several Vineville Academy students notched perfect scores on their winter benchmark assessments. In the fifth grade, Asher Blames was perfect on the science test, while Carmen Duncan did the same in ELA. In the third grade, Oliver Jennings, Gracie Johnson, Robert Le, Joi Thompson and Kentrez Jordan were all perfect on the math test. Great job!
Veterans Elementary Students Get Special Day for 'Hero' Behavior
Lane Elementary Gets Food, Visit From Football Players
McKibben Lane Elementary students received a visit from three Mercer football players, JoJo Marshall, Tanner Brumby and Corey Lockett. Mercer football players have packed over 17,000 bags of food over the past five years to be handed out to students. Pictured also are Barbara Ricks, Claire Cox and Brenda Lambert who participate in the backpack ministry with Forest Hills United Methodist Church.
Northeast High School Hosts Senior Night
Appling Counselor Gives Thanks For Project Linus
Appling Middle School Counselor, Donna Turner, enjoyed a Christmas brunch this month with the Bibb County Chapter of Project Linus Organization. Project Linus has supported the counseling program at Appling Middle School for over six years by providing students with beautiful “Love Blankets” to help them through difficult times and experiences. Dr. Turner attended the brunch to express thanks and gratitude from Appling Middle School for all Project Linus has done for students in the Bibb County School District.
Lane Honors Students of the Month for November
The following students were named Students of the Month at Lane Elementary in November: Hunter Hill, London Ross, Daisha Evans, Jeremiah Paniagua, Conner Enlow, De’yana Walker, Emmalee Mitchell, Harmoney Williams, Jessica Humphey, Ayanna Bascom, Ricardo Hughes, Jamisyn Manson, Noriyah PresenDieu, Shihab Alzokari, Camron Hoff, Alaysia Holloway, Jordan King, Makenzie Hugley, Nora Crook, Chance Williams, Peyton McDowell, Roman Nelson, Treyvon Faulks, Zarria Hardy, Hadassah Antoine, Cylys Milline, Adajah Jones, Javarous Standifer, Desiree Crowell, Keiland Miley, Zyinia McMillian, Fredric Persley, Sumayah Parham, Logan Varner, Taylor Reeves, Roderick Solomon, Nataly Davis, Justis Baxter, JaNiya Gardner, Hayden Axom, Denise Hines and Christopher Earley. The character word was Democracy.
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