BOARD RECOGNITIONS: A-TEAM AWARD Congratulations, Gwynn Brookshire, Annie Powell, Brandie Smith, and Emily Duggan! This third-grade English language arts collaboration team at Adairsville Elementary School is doing extraordinary work! They are truly changing lives through a sharp focus on learning, collaboration, and results. This is only the fifth Bartow County team to receive the most prestigious award this system has to offer.
NEW: Georgia Bright from the Start approved our application for an additional pre-K classroom at Taylorsville Elementary School! We called those on our waitlist, and all spots are filled! Also, Open House dates will be released next week already! We're gearing up for an amazing 2021-22 school year!
NOTABLE CHANGES: Here are some recent notable changes within the Bartow County School System! Congratulations! * Lisa DiPrima - Moves from specialist to CTAE coordinator at the Central Office * Kerry Hammond - Moves from EES ILT to EES assistant principal * Jamie Hauskins - Moves from associate principal to Bartow Virtual Academy Coordinator * Teri Mull - Moves from WMS LSS to WMS assistant principal * Lori Scifers - Moves from WHS associate principal to BCCCA assistant principal
IMPORTANT BVA REMINDERS: * We are currently reviewing application information - grades, attendance, etc. * Selection process will conclude June 18 * Notification of acceptance will begin June 21 * BVA Orientation dates, times, and locations are forthcoming Thanks for your patience as we move through this new process!
WINNING TITLES: After winning a freestyle state title and placing second in the greco-roman event during the Team Georgia Wrestling state championship, Cass Middle School's Paul Lanier, qualifies to represent Team Georgia at the 2021 national championship this month in Franklin, Indiana!
CLASS ACT: Off the field, these Cass High football players are really showing their character! When some heavy lifting needed to be done recently at CHS, Coach Gates sent a quick group message, and this is what happened! Yes, what could have taken staff members days to do, these Colonels did in hours!
SUMMER INTERVENTION: The first day of our Summer Intervention Program went very well! We are so thankful for the opportunity to provide our elementary and middle school students the support they need to reach proficiency on their identified essential standards! In Bartow County, we have an "our student" approach, just ask all the wonderful administrators, teachers, school nutrition workers, janitors, bus drivers, and the many other employees who make this program run successfully!
SUMMER MEALS: This new Bartow County School System program starts next Tuesday! Please review the information below and tell your neighbor! The Bartow County School System is excited to provide breakfast and lunch this summer at no cost to children under 18. See below for locations and times. No registration necessary. Meals are distributed on a first come, first served basis. Breakfast and lunch meals will be packaged together. Friday's meals will be provided on Thursdays. Additionally, breakfast and lunch meals will be provided to all Bartow County students attending Summer Intervention, STEM Camp, and ESOL Camp. Curbside Pick-Up Locations & Times: Adairsville High School: 519 Old Hwy 41 NW, Adairsville, GA 30103, 11-12 Adairsville Baptist Church: 107 Summer St, Adairsville, GA 30103, 11-12:30 Pine Log Elementary: 1095 Cass Pine Log Rd NE, Rydal, GA 30171, 11:30-12:30 Adairsville Boys & Girls Club: 104 N Main St, Adairsville, GA 30103, 12-1 Adairsville United Methodist Church: 201 S Main St, Adairsville, GA 30103, 11-1, Mon. & Thurs. Only Manning Mill: 163 Manning Mill Rd, Adairsville, GA 30103, 11-1 Cass Middle School: 195 Fire Tower Rd NW, Cartersville, GA 30120, 11-12 Houston Suggs Gym: 31 Beavers Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120, 11-1 Bartow College & Career Academy: 735 Grassdale Rd, Cartersville, GA 30121, 11-1 South Bartow Youth Facility: 6505 Glade Rd, Acworth, GA 30102, 11-1
STORY BOOK STROLLIN': Bartow County Schools and Bartow County Parks and Recreation welcomes you to the Manning Mill StoryTrail in Adairsville! StoryTrail is an innovative and delightful way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time! Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to wooden podiums, which are installed along an outdoor path by the playground. As you stroll down the one-mile trail, you're directed to the next page in the story! Enjoy your walk! [directions: 163 Manning Mill Road, Adairsville, GA, 30103]
CENTRAL OFFICE CELEBRATIONS: When you work in a school system and community like this, you have a lot to celebrate! And, if you know Superintendent Page, then you know he likes to celebrate the RIGHT WORK. In the Bartow County School System, the right work supports learning, collaboration, and results. That's what we value. This month, we celebrate and honor Amanda Creel, our secondary instructional technology specialist. Before landing at Central Office, Amanda primarily worked at Adairsville Middle School. While she has had many titles, the one that most accurately describes her is MVP! She has been more than instrumental in helping our distance learning students this year, kick-starting the Bartow Virtual Academy and new website, and helping our district become a MODEL PLC System! Amanda is innovative, positive, and everyone's "go-to" person! Congratulations, Amanda! You make us all better!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU: These are just a few of the smiling faces our first-grade students saw every week this academic year. During the pandemic, when volunteer counts were low, these individuals stepped up to participate in Read to Grow and helped countless students read! What an impact they made, and we cannot thank them enough!
MOST PRESTIGIOUS SYSTEM AWARD: Superintendent Page and system leaders present Adairsville Elementary School and its third-grade English language arts collaboration team, which consists of Gwynn Brookshire, Annie Powell, Brandie Smith, and Emily Duggan, with the most prestigious award given by the District, the A-Team Award! Gwynn Brookshire, Annie Powell, Brandie Smith, and Emily Duggan exemplify the three big ideas of our Professional Learning Communities culture as they continually demonstrate a focus on learning, collaboration, and results.
GUIDING COALITION WORKSHOP: School and System leaders learn about evidence-based grading and reporting practices from Adlai E. Stevenson School District Superintendent Eric Twadell! He comes from a nationally recognized model Professional Learning Communities (PLC) system and brings significant knowledge on grading and other topics!