Paw Prints

Week of February 22, 2016

Panther News

We hope you enjoyed your PL sessions on Tuesday and feel motivated and inspired to tackle any goliaths our jobs and lives may bring us.

Keep pumping up our "Stuff the Bus" can food drive!! We hope to win $500 for a school agriculture project. Click here for the Panther News for next week.

Hoping each of you enjoy your weekend,
Troy, John, and Karen

March Car Rider Duty Schedule

Click here to view the March car rider duty schedule.

GACE: Educational Leadership, ESOL, and SPED

  • Workshop for GACE Educational Leadership, GACE ESOL, and the GACE Special Education Exam. Passing the GACE ESOL Exam allows the ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) subject area to be added to an existing teaching certificate! Also, Passing the GACE Special Education Exam allows the Special Education subject area to be added to an existing teaching certificate! This workshop is a comprehensive review of the standards, topics, content, and question areas that are assessed on each GACE Certification

    • Dates & Locations::

      • March 19, 2016 - Alpharetta, GA

        • GACE Educational Leadership - 10:00-1:00

        • GACE ESOL - 1:30-4:30

        • GACE Special Education - 4:45-7:45

      • March 20, 2016 - Statesboro, GA

        • GACE Educational Leadership - 11:00-2:00

        • GACE ESOL - 2:15-5:15

        • GACE Special Education - 5:30-8:30

    • Cost: Each individual workshop $100

    • Other information: Space is limited and fills up quickly. On-site registration will be available at the class - Please email or call Dr. Brent Daigle to join the class. In your email, please specify which location and session you would like to attend (Educational Leadership, ESOL, or Special Education). Phone: 985-400-2542; email:

Grant Opportunity

GOSA is has announced a new Innovation Fund grant opportunity for K-12 teachers – Shark Tank: The Innovation Fund Challenge! I have included some information below.

  • Shark Tank: The Innovation Fund Challenge provides an opportunity for any eligible public school K-12 teacher in Georgia, as well as current and former Innovation Fund grantees and Innovation in Teaching Competition winners, to receive a tiny grant of up to $10,000 to pilot a small-scale teacher or leader development project.

  • On June 2nd, 2016 at the Innovation Fund Summit in Atlanta, GA, up to four selected participants will have five to ten minutes each to pitch their ideas to a panel of education sharks (including GOSA staff and other education experts), who will ask questions about each pitch. Once each presenter has pitched his/her idea, GOSA will award one to three tiny grant(s) to the winning pitch or pitches at the event.

To learn more about this opportunity and how your teachers can apply to participate, please visit the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement’s website or click here to view the Shark Tank Guidelines. Please note that applications to participate in this year’s Shark Tank are due no later than March 25th, 2016.