START YOUR ENGINES: These third graders at Adairsville Elementary are taking off! In their first reading room transformation, they entered a "RACE" and reviewed skills they have been learning all year, such as character traits and thick and thin questions! Good work, AES!
2 minutes ago, Alisha Evans
Room at Adairsville Elementary
Adairsville Elementary students
Adairsville Elementary students
STEM SHOWCASE: Smiles all around as Euharlee Elementary School students showcased their most recent projects in science, technology, engineering, and math! They have their sights on state STEM certification!
3 days ago, Alisha Evans
EHES students and teacher
EHES students
EHES students
EHES students
WELCOME TO CAMP JEKYLL: These fifth grade GATEWAY students are having the time of their lives at Camp Jekyll! Their wide-eyed wonder and smiles are truly priceless! Without our sponsors, this first-of-its-kind environmental science trip to Jekyll Island wouldn't be possible. Thank you, Kona Ice, Reliable Paper, Inc., Bailey Civil Group, Mrs. Gail Henry, and Mr. & Mrs. David King!
5 days ago, Alisha Evans
students on a boat ride
BCSS ROBOTICS: Robotics in Bartow County is more than building a robot using a LEGO Spike Prime kit! It's designing, coding, and programming missions as a team. It's researching real-world problems, developing solutions to those problems, and presenting those solutions in front of a panel of judges. These students learn cooperation, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking! Over the weekend, we held a LEGO kickoff event at Georgia Highlands College, and students heard from industry professionals as they research this year's theme - renewable energy! Nearly every school in Bartow County has a Robotics team; and we're excited to see them compete and learn new skills this year!
6 days ago, Alisha Evans
Robotics students
JOIN OUR FAMILY: Four bus drivers hired...13 completing CDL training, but we still need you! Apply today! We have a $3,500 signing incentive, competitive pay, benefits, and the BEST kids around!
6 days ago, Alisha Evans
BCSS bus driver wanted flyer
WELCOME TO CAMP JEKYLL: At 5:10 this morning, a group of excited fifth grade GATEWAY students and teachers embarked on their first-ever trip to Camp Jekyll on Jekyll Island! Gifted students from Adairsville, Hamilton Crossing, Pine Log, Taylorsville, and White elementary schools will be studying Maritime Forest, Beach, and Salt Marsh Ecology, along with Herpetolgy and so much more! They'll enjoy dolphin tours and lodging in cabins too! Have fun, GATEWAY students! Later this month, gifted fifth graders from the remaining elementary schools will be taking the big trip to study environmental science!
7 days ago, Alisha Evans
picture of camp jekyll
NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: Did you know that the first Latina astronaut was Ellen Ochoa, a Stanford graduate and inventor for NASA? Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. Gloria Estefan sold 100 million records and received the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contributions to American music. These are just a few individuals who have made their mark on American culture. During National Hispanic Heritage month, our students are making their mark, too. Check out Mrs. Fabiola's ESOL students proudly wearing their "I'm bilingual, what's your superpower?" t-shirts. Emerson Elementary students are teaching others how to say phrases in Spanish, and our BCSS Parent Facilitator, Mrs. Sindy Zepeda, shares her talents at local Latino festivals!
7 days ago, Alisha Evans
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration
Emerson ESOL students
REMINDER: Wednesday, September 21, 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.
7 days ago, Alisha Evans
BCSS logo
STATE HONOR: One of our own Bartow County parents – Mrs. Sharon Viktora – has been selected to serve on the 2023 State School Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council! She will join 29 other parents from across the state to discuss ways to increase parent and family engagement. Chances are you’ve seen Mrs. Viktora in our Adairsville schools as she has children who attend Adairsville Middle and Adairsville High. Mrs. Viktora is instrumental in our STEM and Magnet programs, and she is also on our Parent Advisory Council! We value her ideas and opinions, and we know she will be a wonderful asset and representative of our system! Congratulations!
10 days ago, Alisha Evans
Sharon Viktora and her husband Jeff
STARS AND STRIPES: What a powerful and impactful moment for these Allatoona Elementary School students as they sat and listened to Adairsville High School's Tiger Battalion Cadets as they taught the importance of the American flag. Students also witnessed the color guard and riffle exhibition with advanced riffle spinning from Cadet Bobby Campbell. Then, students took turns properly folding the American flag under the guidance of the cadets. Special thanks to Senior Army Instructor Major Dave Sexauer for coordinating these lessons on showing respect to the flag and expressing gratitude to those who fought and continue to fight for our freedom. Impressive work by Battalion Commander Cadet Ian Westerfield, Cadet Reese Leighly, Cadet Makenzie Rainey, Cadet Greer Cofield, Cadet Nicholas Bennet, and Cadet Bobby Campbell.
11 days ago, Alisha Evans
Allatoona Elementary student
HANDS-ON LEARNING: Great day at Red Top Middle School as students and community partners participated in a STEM Showcase! They are already District STEM Certified, so now they're going for STATE STEM CERTIFICATION! In these pictures, you'll find students with their STEM journals, learning about erosion, among many other topics. You'll even find Red Top's new Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Webb, in this snapshot of the day!
11 days ago, Alisha Evans
Red Top Middle students
Red Top Middle Teacher
SERVING UP REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES: Where does our food and clothing come from? What does agriculture look like in Georgia and how can we have a place in it? White Elementary School Warriors learned the answers to those important questions today thanks to Georgia Farm Bureau's mobile agriculture classroom and other community partners! The 36-foot mobile unit, equipped with technology and digital learning materials, helped students dive into seven different Georgia agricultural commodities! To further the agriculture experience, several other community partners brought goats, pigs, rabbits, chickens, and tractors! What an exciting day of STEM education as our students explored the vast opportunities in agriculture! Special thanks to the Bartow County Farm Bureau, Tona & Darrel Morgan, Bagwell Family, Melinda Wilson, Angie & Jason Leker, Stacey Gheesling, Graham Smith, Hannah Hall, and Jillian Caldwell.
12 days ago, Alisha Evans
GA Ag Experience mobile
student on tractor
volunteer showing a rabbit to students
a student and cow
ENDING CHILDHOOD HUNGER: Empty Bowls is back by popular demand! This amazing fundraiser to support the Backpack Buddies program will be held on September 25 from noon until 2:30 p.m. at the Bartow County College and Career Academy! For $20, you get to pick a custom, handmade bowl created by local artists and students and an all-you-can-eat buffet of foods served in a bowl! Get your event tickets here: The Backpack Buddies program helps feed food insecure students in Cartersville-Bartow County on the weekends. Please join this incredible effort, which is spearheaded by the Laney Family! They are wonderful educators in our community!
13 days ago, Alisha Evans
Empty Bowls flyer
JOIN US: Raising literacy levels one Read to Grow volunteer at a time! Our next Read to Grow training session will be this Thursday, September 15, at 2 p.m. inside the Central Office Board Room at 65 Gilreath Road. No registration necessary, just come as you are, complete the paper work, attend the training, and get fingerprinted. Volunteers should bring $10 to cover the background check fee. One-stop shop! Everything in about an hour, and you are truly making a lasting difference in your community!
13 days ago, Alisha Evans
Read to Grow logo
NEW: As most of you are aware, we suspended attendance notifications during the pandemic due to the increased number of sick and quarantine cases in our schools. This year, we are happy to announce that we are bringing the attendance notification feature back. If your elementary or middle school student is absent, you will receive an email and phone call around noon, and if your high school student is absent for one or more class period, expect an email and call around 5 p.m. This has proven to be a wonderful tool for many of our families and attendance offices. We hope you will continue to enjoy it. Like attendance, communication is key to family engagement and high student achievement. Please remember, attendance information is processed through PowerSchool, and with a system our size, there may be technical issues when it is launched this week. Please be patient and know we are working quickly and efficiently to ensure the notification system is running well for years to come. Additionally, we are also working to bring back lunch balance notifications. If you pay for school meals and your account is near a negative balance, you will be notified. That system should also be up and running very soon. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Central Office staff or school administrators.
14 days ago, Alisha Evans
BCSS logo
MEMORY-MAKING MOMENTS WITH CASS HIGH SCHOOL MAGNET STUDENTS: Mrs. Holland's Magnet World Literature class took a journey through history and human compassion while visiting the Breman Holocaust Museum in Atlanta. Meeting Holocaust survivor Mr. Hersel Greenblat and hearing his story of desperation, sacrifice, and love was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. His messages were: Love your parents because they will sacrifice everything for you; Love your teachers because they only want the best for you, and sometimes that saves your life, and Love each other because you are the inheritors of the world.
14 days ago, Alisha Evans
Cass High School Magnet students
GOODIES WITH GRANDPARENTS: What's sweeter than the cookies handed out by the Cloverleaf PTCO on "Goodies for Grandparents" Day? The special moments shared between students and their loved ones! It was simply...perfect!
17 days ago, Alisha Evans
Cloverleaf student and grandparent
DONUTS WITH DAD: So many many dads! Standing room only at Hamilton Crossing Elementary this morning! The kindergarten team held the event, and it was a BIG success! There were almost 100 dads in attendance, including "stand-in dads" and volunteers from the following: *F3 NOGA *Trinity Baptist Church *Bartow County Sheriff's Office *Bartow County Fire Department *Bartow County School Police *CrossPoint City Church *GraceWalk Church Through the #bartowcares4u campaign, our word of the month is SUPPORT. Can't you just feel the support in these pictures? What an amazing school and community. Coming up in two weeks? MUFFINS WITH MOM!
17 days ago, Alisha Evans
Hamilton Crossing students
FAMILY: Right before a BIG game in Adairsville, Colonel football players and cheerleaders could be seen in the car rider line this morning at Hamilton Crossing Elementary, putting BIG SMILES on students' faces! #betterinbartow
17 days ago, Alisha Evans
Cass football players and hamilton crossing students
A STORY AND A STROLL: Enjoy new books on the Story Trails at Manning Mill and Hamilton Crossing parks! You'll find Sophie's Squash in Adairsville, and in Cartersville, you'll see different Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes! How fun! Share this post and promote literacy in Bartow!
18 days ago, Alisha Evans
Book called Sophies Squash