January 10, 2015

Doerun Elementary Holds PBIS Kick-Off

Doerun Elementary School held an assembly to kick off its implementation of the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports) process on Monday, January 9th.  Staff and students were entertained by the Doerun PBIS Dancers who performed the new PBIS song.  Students and staff also watched an awesome video that showed both the right way and the wrong way of how to behave at school.  Students were delighted to learn that good behavior would be rewarded with "DEER" Bucks, a system designed to reward students for Doing their best, being Engaged, making sure Everyone is safe, and being Respectful (DEER).


January 10, 2017C. A. Gray Students Making Waves

Students in Dr. Ann Horne’s 8th grade physical science classes completed activities in a variety of stations to help them understand how sound waves travel and to determine the relationships between wavelengths, frequency, pitch, and energy.  In this picture, students are making various wine glasses "sing" to determine which shape produces the best sound.

Pictured left to right: Morris Simpson, Jacob Hargraves, Ramon Corona, and Luis

January 9, 2017Gray Students doing science cladogram lab using candy

C. A. Gray Junior High Candy Cladogram

Students in Mrs. Lee Causey and Mrs. Stephanie Summerlin’s Biology classes used various types of candy representing species to make their own cladogram.  A cladogram is a branching diagram that shows the evolutionary relationship between species. Students gathered observable traits of the candy and organized them on a chart. They then used the chart to create a cladogram showing the relationship between candy types ("species").  Pictured left to right: Gerardo Vega-Binuelo, Aniyah Harper, Kellee Allen, and Edith Rivera-Buendia

January 4, 2017
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January 3, 2017

Board Members Sworn In

Colquitt County Probate Judge Wes Lewis swears in Colquitt County Board of Education members: (left to right)  Mary Beth Watson-District 3, Kevin Sumner-District 6, and Dede Megahee-Hall-District 2.  

Mrs. Watson and Mr. Sumner are beginning their second four-year term, while Mrs. Megahee-Hall is beginning her first term.  

December 7, 2016Colquitt County Board of Education – An Exemplary Board Once Again

The Colquitt County Board of Education has met all criteria and has been recognized by the Georgia School Boards Association as a GSBA Exemplary School Board for the second year in a row at the recent 2016 GSBA Annual Conference.

Click here for full press release.
December 5, 2016

Colquitt County Shakes It Up in School Nutrition 

Colquitt County School Nutrition is joining the Georgia Department of Education’s new state-wide initiative to Shake It Up in School Nutrition. The initiative was created to enhance the flavor and improve the perception of school meals by focusing on three key areas; tasty meals, friendly cafeterias, and happy schools. 

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November 28, 2016

Just in time for Christmas...Pizza and Pearls

Over 300 recipe favorites in one cookbook!  Purchase your copy from a School Nutrition employee or stop by the School Nutrition office today (Open til Friday, December 16th).

Cost is $15.00


November 16, 2016
National Champions 

National FFA ChampionsNational FFA ChampionsNational FFA ChampionsNational FFA Champions

Pictured left to right are Colquitt County FFA Members who earned national titles at the 2016 National FFA Convention:  Murdock Wynn was named national champion in FFA Swine Production; Bill Johnson was a national finalist and winner from the Southeastern United States for his agricultural experience project; Elizabeth Beacham, center, was named national champion in the Job Interview competition ; and Garrett Harrell was named national champion in Vegetable Production.  Click here for full press release.

November 15, 2016National School Lunch Week 2016

National School Lunch Week was recently celebrated in Colquitt County Schools with the theme of “School Lunch, Show Your Spirit.” Various promotions and visits from community leaders were held throughout the week at all school sites. The message delivered to students focused on finding ways to incorporate healthy eating, physical fitness, and personal development into daily activities and habits. Pictured are community leaders helping deliver that message while serving meals to students.

Pictured left with students at R.B. Wright Elementary School are Moultrie Police Department 
Lt. Alfred Anderson and Cpl. Fernando Hernandez who serve the citizens of Moultrie and Colquitt County as public safety officials.each and every day.  
Pictured right with students at Cox Elementary School is Board of Education member and strong supporter of the School Nutrition Program, Mrs. Trudie Hill.
November 14, 2016Professional Chef Shares Expertise

Chef Rick Campbell, a Rational Corporate Training Chef from Alabama, recently visited three Colquitt County School cafeterias.  Chef Rick spent the day training staff on Combi oven updates, operations, food quality, safety, seasoning options, and food presentation ideas. 

Chef Rick has been a chef for over 20 years, is the co-owner of Academy Events and Catering, has degrees in Business Management, Adult Education, and Culinary Arts.  He has been the Professional Training Chef for Rational Corporation for the last 17 years and brought with him expert training and ideas. Click here for full press release.  Pictured: Laura Roseborough, C.A. Gray Junior High Food Production Assistant Manager, attentively listens to Chef Rick explain Combi oven operations.

November 11, 2016

Sunset Elementary School - Growing Girls Club

The Sunset Elementary School Growing Girls Club recently kicked off their first meeting with guest speaker, Mrs. Mary Beth Watson, Colquitt County Board of Education Chairman. The mission of the Sunset Growing Girls Club is to help empower young girls to become future leaders. Mrs. Watson spoke to the group about setting goals, which is one of the Growing Girls Club expectations. Mrs. Watson encouraged the students to set high goals for themselves and work hard to achieve those goals. Pictured are from left: Mrs. Shirley Hampton, sponsor of the Growing Girls Club, Mrs. Mary Beth Watson, Colquitt County Board of Education Chairman, and members of the Sunset Elementary School Growing Girls Club.

November 11, 2016Colquitt County High School Teacher Named
Colquitt County Schools' Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Ben Pitchford (center), math teacher at Colquitt County High School, who was named Colquitt County Schools' Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Carrie Rowley(left), Sunset Elementary School first grade teacher, and Mr. Ty Sutz (right), R.B. Wright Elementary fifth grade teacher, were named as finalists.  

Click here for information on the Teachers of the Year from each location.
November 8, 2016Colquitt County High School Graduation Rate Remains Above State Average 

Colquitt County High School’s most recent public high school graduation rate has been released by the Georgia Department of Education.  The graduation rate for Colquitt County High School of 86.2% remains above the state average of 79.2 % for the state of Georgia. Click here for full press release.
October 27, 2016

Sunset Elementary School Hosts
Social Studies Hero Day

Sunset Elementary School celebrated the beginning of the second quarter by hosting a Social Studies Hero Day on October 7, 2016. Teachers and students dressed up as a famous American, American hero, or superhero. Throughout the day, the students participated in American hero related classroom activities including writing about their favorite hero, engaging in interactive smartboard lessons on famous Americans from the past, or reading stories about American heroes.

All activities were correlated to Georgia Social Studies standards. The special guest of the day was Taylor Walsh dressed as Iron Man. Walsh reminded students of the importance of heroes from the past and present, while encouraging them to be American heroes in the future. Pictured are Walsh dressed as Ironman with a group of Kindergarten heroes. Also pictured are a portion of students and staff members dressed as their favorite heroes. 

October 27, 2016

Stringfellow Elementary School students learned the importance of voting in a mock election recently held.

October 27, 2016

C.A. Gray Junior High Students Take Part In Mock Trial

 Mrs. Mendy McCoy and Mrs. Felicia Richardson’s 9th Grade Honors Literature classes recently held mock trials. The students have been studying the epic Greek poem The Odyssey, and the trial was a culmination of their learning. The character Odysseus sat charged with stabbing the cyclops, Polyphemus, in the eye. Students took on the roles of different key witnesses and the attorneys in support of the prosecution or defense. Speaking and listening, writing, and reading standards were all involved as the students used textual evidence to support their claims during the proceedings. Various school and central office staff presided over the trial as judge and delivered a verdict based on the textual evidence and arguments presented.

October 19, 2016
A Community That Sticks Together

Fundraising efforts are at an all-time high for the local United Way.  Norman Park Elementary students and staff bought tape to "stick-it" to Principal Stacey Rutledge.This activity alone raised $2500 and will be added to the overall contributions for the school! 


October 14, 2016

The 50th Regiment - A Packer Point of Pride!

Colquitt County's 50th Regiment attended the revival of The Spirit of the South Band Showcase in Tifton, GA on Saturday Oct 8th.  They received Overall Superior Drum Major, Superior Color Guard, Superior Band, Superior Percussion and the Mayor's Cup (for bands who received straight superiors). They also received Best in Class Percussion and were rated 4th overall out of 14 bands.

October 12, 2016

CCHS Counselor Named National Award Finalist

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announces Monica Crenshaw, a counselor at Colquitt County High School, as the 2016 Region II Career Guidance Award winner. This award recognizes guidance counselors and career development professionals who have made significant contributions to advocate, educate and communicate the value of CTE as a viable career option to a variety of audiences in their communities. The Career Guidance Award is sponsored by the US Army.  Click here for full press release.

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Invitation to Bid - Colquitt County High School Additions - Inspection and Testing Services

Invitation to Bid: 

Colquitt County Board of Education is requesting bids from qualified firms to provide Inspection and Testing Services required for the following projects;

15021 – Colquitt County High School Building Additions

Please provide a LUMP SUM COST to provide all Inspection and Testing Services necessary to comply with the below listed specification sections;

15021 – Colquitt County High School:
01400, 02210, 02221, 02300, 02555, 02611, 03300, 04200, 05120, 05210, 05310, 
05400, and 13125

Plans and specifications may be purchased from Print Life Printing and Supply, Inc, e-mail:  info@printlifevaldosta.com, phone: 229-244-5598 or the documents are available electronically from the Architect.  Please call 229-585-9018 or send email request to tpetitjean@altmanbarrettarchitects.com requesting access.

Refer to the attached schedule for construction dates.

The Testing Firm is to provide proof of certification for each category of inspection and testing provided.

The award will be made based on lowest lump sum bid for the combined project without limits on the number of tests or inspections except for reinspections as described in Section 01400.

Bidders to include a price list indicating unit cost for each service offered. The unit price list is to be considered a part of the bid. 

Insurance, license and certifications to be included with submittal of bid.

Bid submittal date is Tuesday December 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. 

Bid Proposals shall be mailed to P.O. Box 665 Hahira, GA 31632 or hand delivered to 117 West Main Street Hahira GA 31632.

Bids to be submitted in an opaque envelope on the bid form supplied with this invitation. 
The outside of the envelope to be clearly marked as Inspection and Testing Services for Colquitt County Schools. 

Faxed or e-mailed bids will not be accepted.

Bids will be opened, read aloud and recorded at the office of Altman + Barrett Architects at 117 West Main Street Hahira GA 31632 at the above stated time.

Colquitt County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive technicalities and formalities.

Questions or concerns may be addressed to Travis Petitjean, Altman + Barrett Architects; phone 229-585-9018, Email: tpetitjean@altmanbarrettarchitects.com.

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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.

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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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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, 2015 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.

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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 bullyingTo report a bullying incident, complete this Bullying Incident Report form and submit it to any school administrator.

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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.