May 2, 2016

Superintendent Search Announcement

Closing date: 6/10/16 


DO NOT submit your application through TeachGeorgia.org or directly to the school district because the school district has contracted with the Georgia School Boards Association to assist with the search for a new superintendent. The application process, the details about the school system, and the qualifications for the position can be found on the GSBA superintendent search service web page.
 
Click here: http://www.gsba.com/MemberServices/SuptSearchService.aspx

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May 2-6, 2016

April 27, 2016


Sunset Elementary Students Visit the Georgia State Capitol



 Sunset Elementary fourth and fifth grade students are enjoying the 2016 Georgia Studies Tour this week.

Governor Nathan Deal is pictured with Sunset Elementary students on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol.

April 27, 2016

100% PASSED...What A Packer Point of Pride!

Once again all Colquitt County High School students who sat for the CNA examination passed the exam. Twenty students of the twenty-four in the class took the Certified Nursing Assistant exam and all twenty received certification to become employed to work under the supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse administering medications or treatments and other aspects of care. Pictured are the students, along with instructors Kelly Oxley, Molly Jacobs, and June Woods.

April 15, 2016

2016 Seamless Summer Feeding Program

The Colquitt County School Nutrition Department will offer the Seamless Summer Feeding Program to all children in Colquitt County 18 years of age and younger.

Dates: June 6, 2016—July 15, 2016 | Sites will be closed July 4th, 2016.

Organizations that are interested in participating need to call the School Nutrition Office at 229-890-6228 before April 18, 2016 for more information. A mandatory meeting of all participating organizations is scheduled for April 21, 2016, 9:00am at the Colquitt County Board of Education.

The main walk-on sites will be Cox Elementary School, Stringfellow Elementary School, and CA Gray Jr. High. Organizations that are participating in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program can be found at the following web site starting in June:
http://ga.nokidhungry.org/free-summer-meals.

April 14, 2016

2016 Governor's Honors Finalists Named

Semi-finalists were recognized by the Colquitt County Board of Education at the March regular board meeting. Pictured left to right are Aaron Chui (Spanish), Bryce Mathis (Social Studies),
Zach Holland (Ag), Gabi Lirio (Science), Annie Murphy (Spanish), and Savonte Wilson (Spanish). Not pictured: Hanna Martin (Theater) and Rebecca Viohl (Communicative Arts).


The Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week residential gifted summer program for rising juniors and seniors, sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA). State finalists were recently named, and two students from Colquitt County were among those selected, Zach Holland and Bryce Mathis. 


The Governor’s Honors program, held each year at Valdosta State University, offers significantly different instruction than the typical high school classroom and is designed to provide the state’s most gifted students with the academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders. The best part: the only cost to the student is travel expenses to and from GHP and spending money. All other expenses are provided by the state.  


Click here for full press release

April 12, 2016Williams Middle School Drama Club Entertain Students and Staff

On March 25, 2016, the Williams Middle School Drama club performed a play “The Trial of Billy Ann Scott” (Adapted from the play “The Trial of Billy Adam Scott", by Mazie Hall) The play was a parody about the misuse of the English language.


The play was performed before four different audiences made up of teachers and the student body.  One teacher stated “WOW!!! The drama club did an amazing job!!! I thoroughly enjoyed the play. The drama club members' and your hard work showed. The children's acting skills were impressive and the set was perfect. The script was very relevant (in a wonderfully humorous way!) to what we ELA (English/Language Arts) teachers try to impart to our students every day.”  

The play was directed by Ms. Clovis King of Willie J. Williams Middle School, assisted by Mr. James Holton of Charlie A. Gray Junior High.

Pictured are Bella Lawson-witness, Audrianna Rowland-bailiff,  and Gabby Smith –Lawyer(sitting).


April 14, 2016
Parent Community Resource Fair
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time: 6-8 pm | Place: Norman Park Elementary - GYM


Participating organizations will have a booth/table to present information about the programs and/or services they offer in the summer and year round. (Arts Center, YMCA, Innovate Academy. Dr. Erica Paez, Boys & Girls Club, South Georgia Bank, Colquitt Regional Medical Center,
Southern Regional Technical College, and ABAC.)

Come join us for a great time!  There will be door prizes and refreshments.

April 12, 2016

Relay for Life

Hamilton Elementary School recently held a Mini Relay for Life Ceremony in honor and memory of those affected by cancer. After the ceremony, everyone took a relay lap around the school and participated in a balloon release. Pictured (right) are Hamilton kindergarten teacher Lindsay Martin with daughter Addison as they prepare to release a balloon in memory of her son Jacob Martin.  Students, teachers and special guests released purple balloons in honor of cancer survivors and white balloons in memory of friends and relatives.

March 23, 2016
Norman Park Elementary Family Fun Literacy Night


Norman Park Elementary held a Family Fun Literacy Night on Thursday March 10, 2016.  Students were able to visit different classrooms to play literacy games, meet Geronimo Stilton (a book character), and visit the school’s Book Fair. Everyone had a great time having fun playing the reading games that teachers had planned and students and parents learned about literacy activities that will help students improve their reading.

March 23, 2016State Technology Fair Winners

The 2016 Technology Fair was held on Saturday, March 5, at the Macon Campus of Middle Georgia State College and University.  Colquitt County School System had eight students to win at the state level.

First Place Winners:  Karson Smith | GEAR | Audio Production; Carolyne Turner | Hamilton | Mobile Apps; and Bo Greene | C.A. Gray | Robotics

Second Place Winners:
Georgia Zeanah | CCHS | Device Modification and Emily Brooks | Odom | Digital Photography

Third Place Winners:
 Katie Horne | Williams Middle | Animation; Gracie Kimbrell | Doerun | Multimedia Applications; and Alex Nelms | Odom | Non-Multimedia Applications

Pictured left to right:  Alex Nelms, Katie Horne, George Zeanah, Karson Smith, Carolyne Turner, Bo Greene, Emily Brooks, Gracie Kimbrell, and Colquitt County Regional Technology Fair Coordinator Christy Dryden.


 

March 23, 2016

Colquitt County Achievement Award Winner Shares with Students

Mr. Bob Alligood, 2016 Colquitt County Achievement Award recipient, recently spoke with a group of Colquitt County High School students.  

Mr. Alligood is pictured on the front row, fourth from the left. 

Click here for Moultrie Observer article

March 22, 2016

National School Breakfast Week

Colquitt County Schools celebrated National School Breakfast Week March 7-11.  "Colquitt County Board of Education member Trudie M. Hill graciously supported our efforts to bring attention to the importance of eating breakfast each and every day," shared School Nutrition Director Monika Griner.  

Mrs. Hill is pictured at Cox Elementary School with students celebrating National School Breakfast Week.  

Reminder:  Breakfast and lunch are offered at all Colquitt County schools at no charge to students, each day.

 

March 17, 2016STARs Shine Brightly!
STAR Student and Teacher Named


Holly Cooper received the STAR Student Award from Colquitt County High School Principal Stephanie Terrell at the Kiwanis Club of Moultrie.  Cooper was chosen due to her academic excellence, commitment to her passion for music, and other extracurricular strengths. She recognized Colquitt County High School Band Director Liz Savage as her STAR teacher. Savage described Cooper as the kind of student that expects perfection from herself and inspires excellence from those around her.


From left are Kiwanis Club President Frank Harrison, Liz Savage, Holly Cooper, Stephanie Terrell, and Kiwanis Youth Services Chair Mary Beth Watson.
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Superintendent Search Announcement

Closing date:

6/10/16 


DO NOT submit your application through TeachGeorgia.org or directly to the school district because the school district has contracted with the Georgia School Boards Association to assist with the search for a new superintendent. The application process, the details about the school system, and the qualifications for the position can be found on the GSBA superintendent search service web page.  

Click here: 
http://www.gsba.com/MemberServices/SuptSearchService.aspx


Please follow the instructions for the school district on:

https://phl.applitrack.com/gsba/onlineapp/


Contact information: 

Name: Mary Bailey
Email: mbailey@gsba.com 
Address: 5120 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770-995-4371



 

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Charter System Petition - Final (Revised 1/12/15) - Approved April 2, 2015
Revised Charter System Petition approved January 12, 2015 by Colquitt County Board of Education.  Petition submitted to the Georgia State Board of Education for approval. 

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Parents/Guardians:

Please review the System's Continuous Improvement Plan and send comments or suggestions to James Harrell jharrel@colquitt.k12.ga.us or Dr. Marni Kirkland mkirklan@colquitt.k12.ga.us .

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CRCT Parent Brochure 2014 (Under “Helpful Resources”)
http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/CRCT.aspx
 
CRCT Study Guides (Under “Helpful Resources” > “Student Guides”)
http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/CRCT-Study-Guides.aspx

 

Revisions have been made to the CRCT Study Guides as a result of the transition to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) in the content areas of Reading, English Language Arts, and Mathematics.  

We hope that parents, students, and teachers find these items helpful.  If you experience difficultly in downloading the guides, right-click on the link and select “Save Target As”.  You can then save the guide(s) to your Desktop or another location of your choice.

Georgia Special Needs Scholarship

Georgia Special Need Scholarship Program

The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program is a parental choice program for special needs students attending Georgia public schools who are served under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

The following provides information regarding eligibility and the different choice options available under the GSNS Program for the
2013-2014 school year.

Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Letter:  English | Español

The GSNS web page:  http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/Policy/Pages/Special-Needs-Scholarship-Program-Resources.aspx has all information regarding the program.

Parent Involvement

Parents,

Get involved.  Please review the Colquitt County School System's Parent Involvement Policy.  You may email your suggestions or comments to jharrel@colquitt.k12.ga.us or mail them to James Harrell at P.O. Box 2708 - Moultrie, GA  31776.

Parent Survey

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

Colquitt County Schools  are Title I schools and as the parent/guardian of a child attending a Title I school you are an important part of the Title I team.  Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program and activities in our school.  In an effort to improve student academic achievement, we ask that you complete the following survey used to design a compact that will outline shared responsibilities of parents, school staff and students.  We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. 

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Estimado padre/Tutor,

Condado de Colquitt las Escuelas son escuelas del Título I y como el padre/tutor de un niño que asiste a una escuela Título I es una parte importante del equipo del Título I. su comentario es de vital importancia en la planificación y ejecución de la participación del programa y actividades de padres en nuestra escuela. En un esfuerzo por mejorar rendimiento académico de los estudiantes le pedimos que complete la siguiente encuesta para el diseño el compacto a escuela-padre y la política padres participantes en que se indicarán las responsabilidades de los padres compartida con el personal de la escuela y los estudiantes. Le agradecemos sus comentarios y gracias por tomar el tiempo para completar esta encuesta. 

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Interested in volunteering in one of our schools in Colquitt County? If so,
please contact the Moultrie YMCA at 985-1154 .

Visit the Moultrie Y home page. Located under the programs tab is YMentors.  Click to view the "YMentor" video for more information.

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HB91 - Graduation Petition Process for CCHS Students - Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into law on March 30, thereby creating new code section, O.C.G.A. §20-2-281.1.  This law provided that students shall no longer be required to earn a passing score on any graduation tests to earn a high school diploma.


School Choice
Under the 2009 state law (O.C.G.A. 20-2-2131), parents/guardians may request a transfer to another school within the Colquitt County School District.  


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Testing Out to Receive High School Course Credit Using the End of Course (EOC) Tests

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Note:  The Georgia Department of Education has advised that 14-15 Georgia Milestone test results are projected to be available in October.

Questions should be directed to an administrator at your child(ren)'s school.

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Colquitt County School System is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. In accordance with federal, state, and local policies, procedures and practices, Colquitt County School System expressly prohibits the bullying, harassment or intimidation of any person, by any means or method, which occurs on school property, on school vehicles, at designated school bus stops, or at school related functions or activities, or by use of data or software that is accessed through a computer, computer system, computer network, or other electronic technology of a local school system. Students who witness bullying or who are victims of bullying behaviors should make a report to a teacher or school administrator so that an appropriate investigation can take place. If, after an investigation, a student is found to be in violation of the Code of Conduct bullying policy, the student shall be disciplined by appropriate measures up to, and including, suspension and expulsion. Retaliation following a report of bullying is strictly prohibited and may result in strong disciplinary action. For more information on the Colquitt County School System’s policies on bullying click HERETo report a bullying incident, complete this FORM and submit it to any school administrator.


  The Colquitt County School System uses the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification system.  We began implementing E-verify on  November 1, 2011.  Our federal User Identification Number is 451541 .

Mission Statement:  The Colquitt County School System is committed to the daily pursuit of excellence in student achievement while working with parents and the community to serve the needs of all children in a positive and safe environment.

The Colquitt County Board of Education is an equal opportunity provider and employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, genetic information and testing, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.