The Bibb County School District Newsletter
October 31, 2019
District Celebrates Teachers of the Year
On Thursday, October 24, the Bibb County School District celebrated school-level Teachers of the Year as well as District Teacher of the Year Chef Mark Robinson and other finalists. Robinson is an instructor in the culinary arts pathway at W.S. Hutchings College and Career Academy.
"We live and work in a global society, and it is vital that we prepare our students for this environment," Robinson said during his remarks.
The evening began with a reception for Teachers of the Year and their guests, catered by the students and faculty at Hutchings. Then each teacher was presented with a gift bag and recognized before their peers.
The District would like to thank the following community partners for their roles in making this event a success:
- MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union
- MidSouth Financial Consultants/AXA Equitable
- Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE)
- Texas Roadhouse
- Sheridan Construction
- Jimmy John’s
- Raffield Tire Master
- Union Baptist Church
- Martha Bowman United Methodist Church
- Center Hill Baptist Church
- Forest Hills United Methodist Church
- Donaldson, Garrett & Associates, Inc.
- New Piney Grove Baptist Church
- Smith Radiator & Air Conditioning
- Solomon, Deaton and Buice, LLC
- Beesa Skincare Studio
- Middle Georgia RESA
- Pine Forest Baptist Church
- Northridge Baptist Church
- Famous Mike’s
- Fresh Air Bar-B-Que
- Jeneane’s at Pinebrook
- Tabernacle Baptist Church
- Ocmulgee Brewpub
- McAlister’s Deli
- Spud Dogs
- Longhorn Steakhouse
- Tutti Frutti
Burdell-Hunt Celebrates Lighthouse Status
CCRPI Results Demonstrate Victory In Progress
“I am so pleased with the work our teachers and our students are doing as we continue to demonstrate growth each year,” said Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones. “Additionally, the whole Teaching and Learning team is to be commended for these increases in CCRPI and content mastery."
Overall, 21 of 35 schools in Bibb demonstrated increases in school CCRPI scores. Schools with double-digit increases in scores from 2018 to 2019 include: Burdell-Hunt (+20.5 percentage points), Union (+17.5 percentage points), Brookdale (+17.2 percentage points), Miller (+14.4 percentage points), Springdale (+12.0 percentage points), Heritage (+11 percentage points), Veterans (+10.7 percentage points), and Riley (+10.3 percentage points). With double-digit increases at both Brookdale and Riley in 2019, the District is optimistic about the new consolidated elementary school’s future at Greenbriar Road when the school opens in fall 2020. Among high schools, Northeast saw the highest increase from 2018 to 2019, moving up 9.9 percentage points.
Aside from double-digit increases, two elementary schools – Bernd and Bruce – were noted for demonstrating consistent growth each year since 2015, a span of five years. Bernd has maintained steady growth from 45.9 in 2015 to 75.5 in 2019, while Bruce has increased consistently from 48.1 in 2015 to 64.9 in 2019.
Central High Wins Region One-Act Title - Again!
Congratulations to the Central High School One Act Play ensemble on repeating as the Region 4-AAA Champions with their rendition of "Pippin." Jordan Ray also won best actor for the second year in a row.
Rutland FFA Students Head to Indy for Nationals
Hutchings Student Earns Candy Striper Scholarship
Bernd Selects Students of the Month for September
Schools Recognize Red Ribbon Week
District Employees Compete in Pie Baking Contest
Congratulations to the winners of the Employee Sweet Potato Pie Baking Contest, which was hosted by the Bibb County School Nutrition Program.
- Wanda Gilliand (1st place)
- Vanessa Wynn (2nd place)
- Mary Montgomery (3rd place)
- Velda Bland (4th place)
Heard Elementary Hosts Ag Workday
Schools Participate in On The Table Macon
Ballard-Hudson Holds Unity Day
"We stepped up and stepped in together against bullying, united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion," said counselor Karen Evans.
Veterans Students Pie Administrators
Students at Veterans Elementary School were encouraged to read and take AR tests with the goal of trying to reach 1 million words read during September 23-October 4. If students were able to reach the goal then a celebration would be held where teachers and administrators would be "pied" in the face by students with the highest word counts.
28 students were recognized as having the highest word counts for their class. They received a certificate from the Academic Coach and won the chance to pie a teacher or an administrator in the face. Ten teachers volunteered to receive pie in the face.
Students with the highest word count (per grade-level):
- 1st Grade - Leila Curtis 2,887
- 2nd Grade - Charlesa Meadows 34,897
- 3rd Grade - Jacorian Collins 33,095
- 4th Grade - Jaydon Scott 49,438
- 5th Grade - Jefrin Stephen 171,656
Superintendent Meets with Community Faith Leaders
Southfield Elementary Hosts Club Day
PE Teachers Learn About HealthMPowers
Lane Elementary Celebrates 'Walk to School Day'
Communications Department Wins GSPRA Awards
Recently, the District's communications department was recognized with several awards from the Georgia School Public Relations Association. These annual awards recognized publications, events and other efforts throughout the 2018-2019 school yea.
- Electronic Media (Dr. Jones Video) – GOLD
- Social Media (Facebook Page) – GOLD
- Image/Identity Package (New Athletics Logo) – SILVER
- Newsletter (District Download) – SILVER
- Special Event (Dr. Jones Celebration) – SILVER
- Internet Website (New BCSD Website) – BRONZE
Mercer Hosts District Alumni Tailgate
Check Out This Panda Pride!
Jazz Association Visits Bruce Elementary
"Jazz is a uniquely American form of music, and yet so many people - adults and children - don't know much about jazz," said Tom Woodberry, the group's treasurer.
The Jazz Association also visited Veterans Elementary. The District is grateful for the efforts of partners like this one.
Carter Hosts Saturday 'Read and Rise'
Alexander II Parents Invited to PE Classes
Be a Watchdog! Stop Bullying!
Bibb County School District
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