BOARD RECOGNITIONS: WOODLAND HIGH SCHOOL AP SCHOLARS At WHS, we saw our largest group – 37 AP Scholars, nine AP Scholars with Honor, nine AP Scholars with Distinction, and five AP Teachers with Distinction! Congratulations, once again!
BOARD RECOGNITIONS: CASS HIGH SCHOOL AP SCHOLARS At CHS, we have 27 AP Scholars, three AP Scholars with Honor, three AP Scholars with Distinction, and two AP Teachers with Distinction! Congratulations, once again!
BOARD RECOGNITIONS: ADAIRSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL AP SCHOLARS At AHS, we have 12 AP Scholars, three AP Scholars with Distinction, and four AP Teachers with Distinction! Congratulations, once again!!
BOARD RECOGNITIONS: EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH – Mr. Steve Callahan, our Clear Creek Elementary School Custodian “Mr. Steve works so hard to keep our building and grounds clean and ready for use. Our halls and classrooms always look great!" -Mrs. West
NEW: Despite the impact of COVID-19, the Class of 2021 recorded record high SAT scores this year! The Bartow County School System’s total score mean is 1053 – the highest it has been since 2017 and higher than the national average of 1038. Adairsville High School and its administration also saw the largest gain in five years with a total score mean of 1057, and Woodland High School scored higher than any other school systemwide with a total score mean of 1062. The college admission test established by the College Board assesses students on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Math. The system’s mean ERW score rose to 541 this year – the highest number recorded since 2019. All three Bartow County high schools surpassed the national average of 524, and WHS noted an average score of 548, which is the highest ERW score systemwide. In Math, the system logged an average score of 512 – the highest number in four years. WHS outscored its counterparts nationwide, and AHS outscored its counterparts nationwide and systemwide with an average score of 521 – the highest number ever recorded by Bartow County in the Math category. “These scores show resiliency in the Class of 2021,” said Bartow County School System Superintendent Dr. Phillip Page. “While these students didn’t experience significant registration and testing location site cancellations like the Class of 2020 did, they were affected by COVID-19. The temporary waiver of SAT score requirements for University System of Georgia Admissions could have also impacted overall numbers but it didn’t. These students persevered, took advantage of our SAT prep services, and did well under extraordinary circumstances.”
REMINDER: Next Wednesday, September 22, 2021, is an Early Release Day! Elementary schools dismiss at 11:30 a.m. and middle/high schools dismiss at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will still be served, and buses will run on an early dismissal schedule. After School Programs will continue to operate.
9/11 RUN TO REMEMBER: Two of our leaders, Superintendent Page and Deputy Superintendent Chiprany, never miss an opportunity to participate in and support a community event, especially one that acknowledges the herculean efforts of first responders on 9/11.
SWEET CELEBRATIONS: Today, we celebrate these outstanding Woodland Wildcats for their exemplary college-level achievement on Advanced Placement exams and their extraordinary teachers who helped them achieve at high levels. Please join us as we put our hands together for our WHS AP Scholars, AP Scholars with Honor, AP Scholars with Distinction, and AP Teachers with Distinction! AP SCHOLARS Isaiah Bagley Chandler Barras Jenna Bassler Logan Bennett Erica Boatner Erin Bollwerk Patrick Bollwerk Marlee Bowles Kameron Chappell Baylee Childs Nicholas Constantine Aiden Cornette Olivia Corp Mac Doran Adam Edens Brady Fuller Elijah Gentry Paulina Gierlak Hannah Godfrey Alana Hennon Gabriel Hull Savannah Lawson Natalie Letalien Kassidy McCool Mya Moffitt Sydney Molinaro Shanice N’guessan Haylee Roach Kaylie Roan Emma Savage Kaitlyn Sennett Matthew Stone Andrew Thayer Mason Tucker Bradley Walraven Jordan Waters Blane York AP SCHOLARS WITH HONOR Kevin Bassler Gregory Browning Grace Card Taylor Chappell Jayla Chastain Ellie Eanes Eryn Gentry Priscila Martinez Camber Wallace AP SCHOLARS WITH DISTINCTION Shelby Bishop Abigail Carlsen Stephane Echevarria JT Forsyth Joseph Jenkins Benjamin Novo Tucker Spivey Christopher Tarver Caden Wolf AP TEACHERS WITH DISTINCTION Dominic D’Agostino, AP Language Kris Norris, AP Calculus BC David Condon, AP Environmental Science Michael Kobito, AP Music Theory Lori Howe, AP Spanish
GETTING INTO CHARACTER: Adairsville Elementary School sure knows how to organize a Book Character Parade and foster a love of reading in children!!!
'BUILDING' A WORLD-CLASS SCHOOL SYSTEM: Without a doubt, our Robotics teams are growing and learning at warp speed! To kick off another year of designing, building, and operating robotics, Bartow County School System Robotics teams attended an event at Georgia Highlands College this weekend hosted by Tennessee Valley Robotics! Students attended Zoom meetings with industry leaders in the Transportation sector, participated in question and answer sessions, and received a Challenger kit to build! GHC provided extraordinary facilities, IT personnel, security officers, and food. TNVR delivered the training sessions and mentors to carry out our projects. Several other teams from surrounding teams even joined the sessions via Zoom! This year, students are designing and creating a new piece of technology, equipment, or method of transportation that could improve the journey of products! Special thanks to Scott Rosenow, Richard Manning, Sharryse Henderson and GHC! What an experience for these Robotics teams!
NEVER FORGOTTEN: Tribute from Woodland Middle School seventh- grade students...🇺🇸
SWEET CELEBRATIONS: Today, we celebrate these outstanding Cass Colonels for their exemplary college-level achievement on Advanced Placement exams and their extraordinary teachers who helped them achieve at high levels. Please join us as we put our hands together for our CHS AP Scholars, AP Scholars with Honor, AP Scholars with Distinction, and AP Teachers with Distinction! AP SCHOLARS Aldon Aquarian Maki Barnes Jessica Bhika Kaleb Bilodeau Emma Buffington Kayla Campbell Chloe Carpenter Phebe Carroll Alex De Anda Rodiguez Eli Etheridge Oshauna Finch Caleb Hatzidakis Aislen Hernandez Zael Hurtado Kyla Jenkins Ricky Le Taylor Moore Isabel Navarro Meera Patel Hugo Ramirez Emma Satterfield Adriana Segura Andrew Turley Caroline Ventura-Velasquez Alana Walker Kelly Young Andrew Ziemer AP SCHOLARS WITH HONOR Carson Carroll Aniya Perry Brenna Willingham AP SCHOLARS WITH DISTINCTION Camden Briggs Jaden Musacchio Jeffrey Shane AP TEACHERS OF DISTINCTION Megan Pruitt, AP Music Theory Carl Willingham, AP Statistics
SWEET CELEBRATIONS: Today, we celebrate these outstanding Adairsville Tigers for their exemplary college-level achievement on Advanced Placement exams and their extraordinary teachers who helped them achieve at high levels. Please join us as we put our hands together for our AHS AP Scholars, AP Scholars with Distinction, and AP Teachers with Distinction! AP SCHOLARS Lily Benefield Wesley Boling Christina Burdette Andy Chen Brentley Durham Rachel Guice Kayli Hilburn Jose Marquez Kenny Nichols Jack Rood Melissa Sandoval Abigail Simpson AP SCHOLARS WITH DISTINCTION Mark Brunson Sydney Irons Connor Patterson AP TEACHERS WITH DISTINCTION Katy Carder - AP Calculus AB Kristi Sylvester - AP Biology Jayme Laney - AP Studio Art 2D Kaylie Noe - AP Spanish
KINDNESS CAUGHT ON CAMERA: One of our parents said it best, "sometimes a game is more than a win, it's a lesson." That proved true when the Adairsville Middle School Softball Team played a recent away game. The opposing team was struggling. The pitcher didn't feel well. She was hurting. After an inning and a half, she couldn't pitch any longer. There was no one left on the opposing team's bench that could step in. So, what do they do? Well, they didn't have to think about it for long because Adairsville's Lily Roberts walked straight out of the dugout and up to the pitcher's mound. Wow! Let that sink in. #3 is one to watch...both on and off the field.
WAY TO GO MINERS: Our Red Top Middle School Miners had a big day Wednesday!! Let’s recap! ⚾️ RTMS Chorus sang the National Anthem at the Brave’s game! 🏈 Football team defeated Woodland Middle! 📚 Academic team defeated Cartersville Middle!
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SAVE THE DATE: Our Elementary Honor Chorus is performing on the BIG stage October 26th! Join us!
EXTREME GENEROSITY...NAILED IT: Mr. Clint Pruitt, director of program development for the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia, just dropped off a truck load of tools and materials for Red Top Middle School's new Home Improvement enrichment focus group! What an amazing act of generosity! RTMS students now have a table saw, miter box saw, hammers, levels, electrical outlet boxes, and many other construction materials and tools. RTMS AP Jason Rood, Joe Kraft, and Marty Moore lead the morning focus groups and hope to start a Construction class when additional resources become available. In the meantime, Mr. Rood is currently serving on the Middle School Construction Standards Review Committee for the Georgia Department of Education and will use those standards to guide focus group projects and instruction. Thank you to Mr. Pruitt and RTMS for creating new opportunities for our students!
RED, WHITE, & BLUE PROUD: From the stars and stripes to the salutes to the soft yet intentional folding of the American flag; Allatoona Elementary School’s official flag retirement ceremony Tuesday was special. Adairsville High School JROTC Cadets Melody Cress, Mark Brunson, Giorgia Conduff, Ian Westerfield, Parker Czyz, and Sarah Brownlee not only properly retired the flag but held a formal demonstration of a color guard routine with narration and taught fifth-grade students flag etiquette and flag folding techniques. The retired flag has almost as much history as the school building itself. It was given to ALES in 2014 by Cpt. Kimberly Jordan Boggs US Army, ALES Assistant Principal Teresa Kraft’s daughter, during her first station in Grafenwohr, Germany. The flag was flown at the Army base in honor of ALES before being sent to Bartow County. After seven years, a new flag is in place, and a new group of ALES students will soon have the privilege of caring for it. Fifth-grade students will also write a patriotic essay and incorporate what they learned from the flag retirement ceremony for a chance to earn prizes through Cobb EMC!
THANK YOU: We love and appreciate our amazing school nurses! They work so hard to keep our students healthy and happy. It does not go unnoticed!