SUMMER OF LEARNING: At the Achieve Institute, school leaders in Bartow and Catoosa are diving into conversations about grading, assessment design and data interpretation, classroom interventions, and multi-tiered systems of support, just to name a few topics! Presenters include Solution Tree’s Nicole Dimich, Cassandra Erkens, and Mandy Stalets!
The Bartow County School System and the Catoosa County School District, the ONLY two Model PLC School Districts in Georgia, join for a two-day workshop at the Clarence Brown Conference Center!
REMINDER: OPEN HOUSE INFO Elementary & Middle August 2 10:30-11:30, 1:30-2:30, and 5-6 High School August 2 Grades 10-12 3:30-4:30 Freshman 6-7 BCCCA July 30 6-7:30 * Additional details to come!
WARRIOR TRIBE WELCOME: Is your new role as principal even official until your name is painted on the side of the iconic Wes-Man’s truck?! What a welcome! Thank you, Wes-Man’s Restaurant, for taking care of our own Amanda Elrod, who’s assuming the role of WES principal this year!
WHIRLWIND OF SUCCESS: The Discover Bartow Magazine, a publication of the Daily Tribune, featured our magnet programs recently, and we're beaming with pride! Our students, staff, and community partners worked so hard last academic year, amid a pandemic, to create unbelievable experiences not found anywhere else. "Seeing the drive that these students have for learning, watching them blossom into leaders and take control of their educational experience has been earth-shaking. I have loved watching each of them come into their own - and they're only freshman." - CHS Magnet Coordinator Emily Thompson
2021 SUMMER REGISTRATION: Starts next week! BCSS Central Registration Office registers the following students: *Students new to Bartow County Schools. *Students who have been withdrawn from a Bartow County school for longer than 10 school days. *Students Transferring within the District JULY HOURS: July 13 - July 15, 2021 - 8:00am-2:00pm July 19 - July 22, 2021 - 8:00am-2:00pm July 26 - July 29, 2021 - 8:00am-2:00pm July 30, 2021 - 8:00am-12:00pm
EXCITING NEWS: This upcoming academic year, students will be able to eat breakfast and lunch at NO COST! The 2021-22 school year is already off to a GREAT START!
SEAMLESS SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM: Just a reminder, due to the holiday fast approaching, we will not be able to provide our Summer Meal program July 5-9. Meal services will resume at all locations on July 12 and end July 22.
BARTOW VIRTUAL ACADEMY: Fifty-five students have been accepted into our first-ever Bartow Virtual Academy! This completely online learning experience starts with an orientation later this month.
SUMMER INTERVENTION: Just by holding our new Summer Intervention program the month of June, 588 additional students were able to meet proficiency on their identified essential standards! They're ready for the next academic year! Our teachers did an outstanding job by stepping up and helping those that needed a little extra assistance before they moved on!
BUDGET APPROVAL: The Bartow County Board of Education approved the FY22 budget this week, and that allows for a 4% salary increase for all employees, continuation of a one-time payment in December, reading interventionists at all schools, and technology improvements among many other initiatives. The BCBOE also extended Superintendent Page's contract for another three years. WE ARE SO THANKFUL! Best leadership around, and it's leading to significant increases in student achievement and national awards!
BARTOW GIVE A KID A CHANCE: This AMAZING event is happening this month already! See below for registration information. It will be a drive-thru event at all locations again this year. Volunteers will bring out backpacks full of school supplies to your vehicle. Unfortunately, they will not be able to provide haircuts or health screenings. So, load up your kids and come down! "Blessings from the BLESS Coalition" because we all know how expensive school supplies are! www.bartowgiveakidachance.com
THEY'RE LIVE: Check out our brand new websites! The District, plus all 20 schools, revamped one of their best communication tools! https://www.bartow.k12.ga.us
IT'S OFFICIAL: Mary Beth Tumlin is making the move...from longtime Woodland High School Counselor to Magnet Program Coordinator! What a great fit as former Magnet Program Coordinator Eric Willoughby moves into the Assistant Principal role at WHS!! "I have been very fortunate to spend my career of 16 years in education at Woodland High School, serving as a math teacher and counselor. I am very excited to be given the opportunity to continue serving my school and community in a new position. As Magnet Coordinator, I look forward to working with the administration, staff, and students to continue the great things our magnet program has begun." - Mary Beth Tumlin
BOARD RECOGNITIONS: BIG night in Bartow County! Solution Tree's Director of Educational Partnerships, Kim Graves, flew to Cartersville to present our Model PLC District Award tonight, and many of our principals were in attendance! #SolutionTree #ModelPLCDistrict
NEW: This is your brand new Student Handbook cover! We love all these smiling faces! Who else is getting excited for the upcoming 2021-22 school year?
SEAMLESS SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM: These unsung heroes are back at it feeding thousands, and we're just so appreciative of their commitment to the boys and girls of this county! What a wonderful School Nutrition program!
WE'VE BEEN KEEPING A BIG SECRET: BRAND NEW WEBSITE AND CUSTOM MOBILE APP COMING SOON!
THEY'RE HOME: The "AHS Glacier Tasting Team" is back home safe and sound, and what an experience! From glaciers to great big bears, this trip was chock full of scenic views and wildlife! As a school system, we're happy to continue offering such dynamic, unforgettable experiences!
WE WANT YOU ON OUR TEAM: We're looking for Exceptional Education teachers who want to work for an award-winning school system! Details on how to apply are below!