C.A.R.E.S Chronicle

A Bibb County School District CTAE Newsletter: Fall Ed.

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Cassandra Miller-Washington, Ph.D.

Executive Director of CTAE

Cassandra.Washington@bcsdk12.net

(478)-779-2528


The C.A.R.E.S Chronicles is a Bibb County’s monthly Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education newsletter. This newsletter will allow us to keep all of our stakeholders informed of the positive initiatives going on in Bibb County School District’s CTAE department. Our goal is to produce students who are college and career-ready by ensuring that all students are equipped to compete in an emerging 21st century.

Bibb County's 2019 CTAE Graduation Rate Reaches 96.99%

Bibb County's 2019 CTAE graduation rate increased to 96.99% which exceeds Georgia's 2019 CTAE graduation rate of 96.54%. Bibb's accomplishment also surpasses the statewide graduation rate by 15 percentage points! Thank you for the part you play with improving our graduation rate.

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Sickle Cell Disease- Community Service Project - We Are Miller!

Miller Magnet Fine Art Middle School FBLA Chapter donated $1000.00 to Norphstaria Payge Alzha Hendley (Star) Foundation. These funds will be used to help others that are living with Sickle Cell Disease.

Ballard-Hudson’s Leader's Program and FBLA Visits City Hall and the Tubman Museum

Beaulahland Bible Church’s Leader's Program and Ballard Hudson’s FBLA visited City Hall to learn how leadership skills can affect their future. Keith Moffett, the Macon-Bibb County Manager, informed students of the skills that are necessary to be successful in life and as a leader. Afterwards, the group visited the Tubman Museum to learn about different African American inventors and more about how Harriett Tubman led slaves to freedom.

Team RoboBibb Wins Outreach Award at 2019 GRITS Competition on November 2, 2019

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Miller Middle School FBLA Takes First Place at Fall Rally

FBLA Members Attend Fall Leadership Conference November 13-14, 2019 in Athens

2019 Fire Prevention Week Essay Winner

FBLA Officer, Jocelyn Young from Miller Middle School won Second Place in The Louise Poe Fire Safety Essay Contest. Jocelyn will be competing in the State Competition. Congratulation Jocelyn!

Heard's AG Program is "Raising" the Students Knowledge about Plant Growth

Carol Dunn, AG Teacher at Heard Elementary, is one of 26 elementary schools in the state that is piloting an Elementary AG program. She has been teaching the students about the growth of plants and vegetables via raised garden beds located on campus.

Bibb County JROTC Hosts 2019 Rodney M. Davis District Drill Meet on November 2, 2019

The meet included the following competitions: PT, Armed Platoon/Flight, Armed Squad/Element, Unarmed Platoon/Flight Regulation and Unarmed Squad/Element Regulation. This year, they were also joined by both Twiggs and Perry JROTC units. The overall winners were:


1st-Howard HS

2nd-Central HS

3rd-Southwest HS

Rutland Middle School's FFA Chapter named "Grand Champion Chapter"

The Rutland Middle School FFA Chapter competed at the 2019 Georgia National Fair and was named Grand Champion Chapter for the second year in a row. Additionally, they were also named Superior Ag Mechanics' Chapter for the third straight year.

DECA Members attend Fall Leadership Development Conference in Atlanta, October 17-18, 2019

Northeast High School JROTC Cadets Learn about STEM at the Museum of Aviation

Rutland FCCLA Members Volunteer at Macon Periods Easier

On October 5, 2019, Rutland FCCLA members volunteered at Macon Periods Easier, a local Macon organization run by Mrs. Monica Miller that is dedicated to providing women in need with feminine hygiene products. Members helped with a variety of tasks, including counting donated items, moving and storing supplies, and packing donation bags with products. Rutland intends to volunteer with Macon Periods Easier several more times this year with hopes of strengthening a bond already forming with the local community.

Ballard-Hudson’s FBLA and FCCLA Assists with Pedestrian Safety

Ballard-Hudson Middle School’s FBLA and FCCLA chapters assisted Violet Poe and volunteers of the Macon-Bibb County Pedestrian Safety Review Board’s PEDESTRIAN “On The Move” grant project during the Ballard-Hudson vs. Howard football game on Thursday, September 26, 2019.


Students, faculty, and staff were provided pedestrian safety education and given a phantom flash armband to wear as a way to “be seen” by drivers while walking or exercising during the evening, night, or early morning hours.

FFA Members Travel to Indiana For National Competition

FFA Members from Northeast High School, Rutland High School and Rutland Middle School attended the 92nd Annual FFA National Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. The students had the opportunity to attend the expo and network with future employers while also competing and attending leadership development workshops.

Junior Leadership Corp (JLC) Cadets Model their New Uniforms

The Junior Leadership Corp (JLC) cadets from both Appling and Rutland Middle Schools show off their new uniforms during the Presentation of Colors and a Drill Exhibition.

Rutland High School's FCCLA Chapter Places 2nd in the Chapter Fair Booth Display

Rutland FCCLA entered its first Chapter Booth Display this year as part of the Perry Fair Youth Educational Exhibits and placed 2nd in the High School category of competition! The booth was designed to look like the personal library of Rutland FCCLA, with the left side of the board representing national programs Rutland has already completed, or "Published", and the right side showcasing those to be completed, or "Coming Soon". Rutland FCCLA was recognized on stage during the Fall Leadership Rally for its accomplishment.

DECA Thanks Rutland Bus Drivers for Keeping Our Students Safe.

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Rutland High School FFA Members Place at Area 3 CDE, September 26, 2019

Members of Rutland High School FFA competed at the Area 3 CDE on September 26, 2019. The following students placed in their respective events:


  • Kelly Huntley placed 6th in Senior Floral Design
  • Ariel Lawson placed 2nd in Employability Skills
  • Jeremy Sears, Logan Palmer, Jacob McCall and Vivek Patel placed 4th in Land Judging
  • Jacob Ikner placed 13th in Tractor Operation and Maintenance

Ballard-Hudson's Middle School Junior Leadership Corp (JLC) is on the Move!

BHMS' JLC lead by Sgt. Charles Jackson participated in a Uniform Unveiling Ceremony on November 8, 2019. The event was attended by parents and community leaders. It was a wonderful moment full of excitement and emotion. Everyone is genuinely excited about the program.

Central High School's JROTC Rifle Team SY 19-20

Team members featured in the photograph are listed below.


Cadet Zack Mobbs 11th Grade

Cadet Jacquelinne Rivera 12th Grade

Cadet Chesney Colbert 9th Grade

Cadet Kira Briggs 9th Grade

Cadet Erik Villareal 12th Grade

Cadet Myra Broadus 9th Grade

Cadet Taylor Glover 12th Grade

Rutland MS JLC Cadets Visit Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta to Learn about Aerospace Science

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Westside's First Tech Challenge Robotics Team . . . Alpha Phoenix

Westside's First Tech Challenge Robotics Team joined teams from Rutland, Northeast, and Weaver Middle Schools for their first meet of the year at Vidalia High School on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Students were able to share design innovations and successes with the other teams in the Central Georgia Region. All participants honored the overarching philosophy of "Gracious Professionalism" during the day's competitive activities.

Hutchings College and Career Academy (HCCA) Teaching as a Profession Students Visit Middle Georgia State University

HCCA Teaching As A Profession (TAP) students visited the Middle Georgia State Education Program. After a campus tour, students participated in a collaborative presentation with Middle Georgia State Education majors about the Ron Clark Movie. During a panel discussion, HCCA students asked questions about the realities of college life and the education program.

Air Force JROTC Units Pass Inspection

Every three years our Air Force JROTC units are required to go through a Unit Inspection, where the cadets and instructors are graded on how well they are completing the requirements of JROTC. Some of these requirements include: Cadet Leadership, Community Service and Leadership Development Activities. This year units at Howard, Southwest and Westside were evaluated.

Rutland Middle and High FCCLA Members Learn about Leadership at GaFCCLA Fall Conference, November 6-7, 2019

Hutchings College and Career Academy Cosmetology Students Wig Out!

In October, HCCA Cosmetology students revamped used wigs donated by Bibb County Community for women battling hair loss . In partnership with the Alpha Rho Chapter of Lambda Mu Kappa Sorority first annual Wiggin' Out Event. Each wig was shampooed, colored, and shaped to design new looks by Ms. Latonia Walker's Cosmetology Students.

CTAE Administration

Jason Weiss, Supervisor of Northeast High, Rutland High, Howard High, Rutland Middle, Appling Middle, and Howard Middle

478-779-3827 jason.weiss@bcsdk12.net


Maggie Bruce, Supervisor of Southwest High, Westside High, Central High, Ballard Hudson Middle, Weaver Middle, and Miller Middle

478-779-3047 margarite.bruce@bcsdk12.net


Niya Hicks, Supervisor of Hutchings College and Career Academy

478-779-2557 niya.hicks@bcsdk12.net


Vonnie Angelo, Work-Based Learning Supervisor and Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator

478-779-2526 yvonne.angelo@bcsdk12.net


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The Bibb County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, genetics, disability, or sex in its employment practices, student programs and dealings with the public. It is the policy of the Board of Education to comply fully with the requirements of Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and all accompanying regulations.

If you would like to help prepare students for the emerging global workforce,

please contact Dr. Cassandra Miller-Washington at

Cassandra.washington@bcsdk12.net or 478-779-2528.