The Bibb County School District Newsletter
April 30, 2018
Renovated Field Opens Near Hartley Elementary
The ribbon was cut at the refurbished field at Tom Fontaine Park near Hartley Elementary School earlier this month. The refurbishment was part of a program by Scotts Lawn Care, and the United Way of Central Georgia applied for the park to be a part of that program.
"This is the kickoff of a very transformational effort in this whole area here," said George McCanless, president and CEO of the United Way of Central Georgia.
In addition to McCanless and District officials, representatives of Scotts were in attendance, as well as representatives of the Atlanta Braves and MLB, also partners in the project. Among the group were former Braves players David Ross, Jeff Treadway, Dwight Smith, Johnny Estrada and Ryan Klesko. Afterwards, members of the Mercer Baseball team and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation joined the former Braves to lead a youth clinic.
Thank you to all those who attended and helped make this day special!
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Union Students 'Choose Kind' After Reading Book
While reading the book "Wonder," Brandi Crawford's third grade class at Union Elementary accepted the challenge to "choose kind." Crawford created “kind cards," and when the students are caught being kind, they will receive a sticker on their card. When they receive 12 stickers, they can turn their card in and redeem a prize from a treasure chest. Way to go!
District Student Named Lt. Governor's 'Student of the Month'
Vineville Takes Time to 'Thank a Lineman'
Third-graders at Vineville Academy got the chance to "Thank a Lineman" this month. As part of the visit from Georgia Power representatives, students got to see the gear these linemen use to keep the lights on every day.
Principal Kristy Graham said the event gave students a chance to see real-world applications for the standards they learn in the classroom and available careers. She also said it was crucial to show thanks to people who do such important work.
"We also want to be aware of the people in our community that provide for our community, and we want to make sure we're supportive," Graham said.
United Way Reading Volunteers Honored at Luncheon
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Miller Students Support March of Dimes
Miller Fine Arts Magnet Middle School FBLA Chapter presented Anissa Johnson, Development Manager of Atlanta- Central Market for the March of Dimes, a check for $700 to help support the March of Dimes Organization.
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Rutland Middle Honored for RTI Success
Top CTAE Students in District Recognized
Northeast High's Jaylen Freeman came in second place, followed by Howard High School's Eliza Thigpen. Other nominees were Central's Kaleah Stephens, Southwest's Nigel Wilmore, Westside's Faith Smith and Hutchings College and Career Academy's Taylor Ward. The students are judged on overall grade point average, GPA in the CTAE pathway courses, participation in their Career Technical Student Organizations - including leadership and community service - and a written essay.
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District Students Honored with Golden Eagle Awards
This year, the following District students were honored with Golden Eagle Awards: Hannah Strudwick, Howard High School (Drama); Maddie Jackson, Howard High School (English Literature); and Micah Johnston, Central High School (Music). The following students received honorable mention honors: Antoneshia Knighton, W.S. Hutchings College and Career Academy (Citizenship) and Sarah Harvin, Howard High School (Journalism).
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
School Nutrition Celebrates Earth Day in Park
On April 25, groups from around the area gathered in Tattnall Square Park to celebrate Earth Day, which was April 22. Among them were representatives of the District's School Nutrition Department.
Executive Director Timikel Sharpe and her staff provided sunflower seed samples, veggie snacks and planting stations for kids in attendance. Sharpe said that healthy eating starts with sustainable growing efforts.
"We in the Georgia School Nutrition Association are all about sustainability," she said. "We have a farm-to-school, school garden program and we are focusing on improving the health of our children in Bibb County."
Seven District Students Honored with Al Lucas Scholarships
This year's recipients were Central High School's Re'Nesha Goolsby, Howard High School's Christian Aka, Northeast's Russell Hill III and Alexus Norrington, Rutland High School's JaMaizia Wallace, Southwest High School's Isaiah Goolsby and Westside High School's Etta James. Congratulations!
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Vineville Academy Gives out 'Panda Paw' Awards
CTI Students Win Awards for Projects
Career Technical Instruction students from the District participated in the State Leadership Conference held annually at Rock Eagle. Students presented individual projects and competed against their same age peers in areas such as Early Childhood, Advertising, Culinary Arts, Woodworking, Cosmetology, Civic Awareness and Leadership. Several students from Bibb County won medals: Southwest High - Kentarous Gabriel, First Place, Woodworking; Zavier Card, Second Place, Advertising and Rutland High - Haggith Randall, 3rd Place, Advertising.
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