A VETERAN'S DAY SALUTE: A sea of red, white, and blue countywide as the Bartow County School System honored veterans today in special and meaningful celebrations. Patriotism, heroism, respect, and admiration are just a few words that came to our students' minds when they thought about the brave men and women who fought and continue to fight for the freedoms we enjoy today. These pictures from Hamilton Crossing Elementary School show a white table display, presentation of colors from the Cass Middle School JROTC program, taps by Lauri Brown, HCES Chorus, student speakers, cards for our local veterans, and so much more.
IT'S OFFICIAL: Adairsville's own Chris Roper committed to Dartmouth College, a private IVY LEAGUE research university in Hanover, New Hampshire! Check out his impressive resume! But if you know Chris, you know that his character as a young man far exceeds anything he has done on the field or in the classroom! He's truly an exceptional person, athlete, and student, and we are lucky to have him in the #306! --- 4.0 GPA Honors and AP courses Multi-sport athlete: football, basketball, baseball & track Junior Region Literary Finalist - Extemporaneous Speaking Sophomore All-Region FB Offensive Team Sophomore All-State Baseball Junior Daily Tribune News Athlete of the Year - Football Junior All-Region Offense and Defense Football Junior All-State Football Junior All-Region Baseball Junior All-State Baseball Selection Junior Track and Field State Sectionals Junior GACA Junior All-State Team Senior AAA Preseason All-State Team football Senior GA Elite Classic Showcase All-Star Team --- Chris has also been nominated for NWGA Player of the Year. Please vote for our #18 using the link below! https://nwgafootball.us/2022-player-of-the-year/
APPLICATION PORTAL IS NOW OPEN: Eighth grade students and parents: If you want a chance to be a part of amazing opportunities that you WILL NOT find anywhere else in the area, please consider applying for one or all of our Magnet programs! International Studies, Medical Sciences, STEM; we've got it all in Bartow County! Students outside of our System may apply as well but only a limited number will be accepted. Just another reason why you should stay in Bartow County for elementary, middle, and high school! #betterinbartow https://bartowga.sites.thrillshare.com/page/magnet-program
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: What a way to end the season! Congratulations to the Cass Band on an absolutely “Wicked” performance this weekend at the 2022 White Columns Invitational! Class AAA Champion Best Visual Performance Best General Effect “Most Entertaining” Silver Divsion GRAND CHAMPIONS! Please take a couple minutes to watch their performance. YOU HAVE NOT SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWVS2ja7zpA
OFFER ALERT: THEY KEEP COMING! Cass High School's Devin Henderson received a full scholarship offer to play for the University of Hawaii! Welcome to the Islands, Devin!
COLONES CARE: Have you ever heard of the Big Buddy Project? Cass High School JROTC Battalion Commander Parker Dunn knocked on the doors of White Elementary School this fall and asked to start a program that would help students hone their reading skills. With a quick nod of approval, Parker and 10-12 JROTC "Buddies" have made it their mission to visit each Friday to read, practice sight words, and foster relationships with our WES Warriors! What a positive impact these cadets are having on our youngest readers! We are blown away by the drive and selflessness of our Cass High JROTC program!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Join us for a party in the Plaza December 1! We’re giving away free children’s books again at the Cartersville Exchange Club Christmas Parade! Details below!
HOLIDAY FAMILY DAY AT THE BOOTH: Ornaments with the Eckmans Saturday, November 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM $10 per person; open to all ages Special event fee includes one hand-made, paper-casted ornament kit, holiday refreshments and snacks, and entry into the Museum. Advance registration preferred. Walk-up tickets will be available. --- Join Patty and Allen Eckman, visiting paper sculpture artists from South Dakota, to assemble and decorate your very own hand-made, paper-casted ornament! Cookies and hot cocoa will warm your spirits as you enjoy creating your one-of-a-kind holiday keepsake. Choose your ornament from several available designs upon arrival. Afterwards, tour the galleries to view the Eckman pieces in the Booth collection. Registration preferred, but walk-ups are welcome. This is a special event open to all ages. Additional ornaments will be available for purchase. REGISTRATION LINK: https://79494.blackbaudhosting.com/79494/Holiday-Family-Day–Ornaments-with-the-Eckmans
STEM CERTIFICATION: BIG WEEK for Mission Road Elementary students and staff! First, their groundbreaking ceremony. Then, they are named a District STEM Certified school! Way to create, collaborative, and innovate, MRES! Up next...State STEM Certification!
3D RENDERINGS: Take a closer look at the exterior and interior of our new MRES, complete with an amazing media center and cafetorium! The unique design and layout of this two-story school, which is filled with natural light, will be an asset to students and staff come July 2024!
WRITING A NEW CHAPTER IN MRES HISTORY: With hard hats and a ceremonial shovel turn, the Bartow County School System breaks ground on a new $30 million Mission Road Elementary School. After 37 years, a new foundation will be laid, and MRES Principal Sherrie Hughes will be there to ensure the new 103,119-square-foot building is filled with murals, memories, and more academic advancements. “I feel like a proud mom watching this exciting time in Mission Road Elementary School's history,” said Hughes. During the monumental groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site, which is located on the west portion of the current property, students, staff, stakeholders, and local dignitaries celebrated the investment into our students’ future. “It was a moment I have never experienced before,” said Bartow County School System Superintendent Dr. Phillip Page. “As we listened to the Mission Road Elementary School Chorus perform and then broke ground, a sense of pride washed over us all. We are so thankful for a school board and community that are committed to the educational needs of our children. Due to significant residential growth in this attendance zone, this new campus is needed.” Site work for the new school, which is designed by CDH Partners and constructed by Carroll Daniel Construction, will be complete in July 2024. Funded by Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), the new two-story building will hold 48 instructional units and house up to 800 students. Staff and students will also enjoy natural light in all classrooms. “Every year, students in the fifth grade Art Club pick a wall or area in the school to paint a mural,” said Hughes. “These murals are very special to us and bring back so many sweet memories. We have been talking to Tonsmeire Studios about a way we can take these memories with us to become a part of the new MRES.” The existing MRES will be torn down after construction is complete and doors open at the new state-of-the-art facility. “A strong positive relationship with multi-generational stakeholders helps make us special,” said Principal Hughes. “Breaking ground on a new building where we’ll continue that legacy is exciting! Former MRES Principal Nancy Summey is surely looking down on us, proud as can be.”
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Cue the road trip music because our students are on another college tour! This time, students from Adairsville High School and Woodland High School's Magnet programs are visiting Vanderbilt University and Sewanee, The University of the South! From tours to dining hall meals to an admissions activity called the GPA Game, these students are soaking up what these outstanding schools have to offer!
MUST WATCH: It's the video we've all been waiting for! Join us in watching and celebrating our elementary, middle, and high school Teachers of the Year one more time! This video says more than any press release ever could. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_MsGRZnRyE
TOTY BANQUET: What an exciting night filled with pomp and circumstance at the Booth Western Art Museum as we honored some of the very BEST IN EDUCATION! Congratulations to our 2022 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR! Bekah Rolley - ELEMENTARY & SYSTEM TOTY Sydney Hughes - MIDDLE SCHOOL TOTY Richard Morris - HIGH SCHOOL TOTY --- Adairsville Elementary School - Sarah Collum Allatoona Elementary School - Ashley Dunn Clear Creek Elementary School - Susan West Cloverleaf Elementary School - Ashley Boling Emerson Elementary School - Dee Smith Euharlee Elementary School - Jane Oliver Hamilton Crossing Elementary School - Jennifer Tasker Kingston Elementary School - Nicole Miller Mission Road Elementary School - Shelby McClatchey Pine Log Elementary School - Stephanie Belcher Taylorsville Elementary School - Bekah Rolley White Elementary School - Joanie Catron Adairsville Middle School - Jonathon Stephey Cass Middle School - Sydney Hughes Red Top Middle School - Kristy Webb Woodland Middle School - Jennifer Mayer Adairsville High School - First Sergeant Jerry Queen Cass High School - Richard Morris Woodland High School - Kelly Hunter Bartow College & Career Academy - Meghan Johnson Special thanks to Ms. Dot and the Bartow Education Foundation, Dr. Davis Nelson, and everyone who donated to this year's event!
NEW: Announced just minutes ago, your 2022-2023 SYSTEM TEACHER OF THE YEAR IS FOURTH GRADE TAYLORSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER BEKAH ROLLEY! 🎉
IT'S OFFICIAL: Roll out the red carpet and shout from the rooftops; it’s Ms. Dot Day! Join us in celebrating the woman who is not only at the helm of the Bartow Education Foundation, but the woman who has taught and loved an infinite number of children in Bartow County over the past six decades! Ms. Dot Frasier has been serving Bartow County students and staff for 64 years. Her professional titles have included teacher, assistant principal, principal, and Bartow Education Foundation Executive Director. At 87 years young, Ms. Dot still plays an integral role in the Teacher Grant, Teacher of the Year, and Retirement programs. On October 18, 2021, a proclamation honoring Ms. Dot was signed and issued. It read in part, “The Bartow County Board of Education and Superintendent of the Bartow County School System do hereby honor Ms. Dot Frasier as the first Teacher of the Year in the Bartow County School System in the year nineteen sixty-nine. Each subsequent year on the date of the System Teacher of the Year banquet will be proclaimed as ‘Ms. Dot Day’ within the Bartow County School System.” Before we recognize our 2022-2023 Teachers of the Year and System winner tonight at the Booth Western Art Museum, let’s take a few minutes to honor Ms. Dot and her legacy of love. Bartow County School Board Member Anna Sullivan said it best. “Ms. Dot has never slowed down. She exemplifies a life calling that is powered purely by her great love of people, both big and small. We are a better community for her work, dedication, and love.”
ALL TREATS, NO TRICKS: More than 1,000 books were handed out by Bartow County School System employees last night at Adairsville's Halloween on the Square! That's what we call a sweet success story! 📙😄Glad to be able to do this with our L4 grant money!
THEY DID IT: Allatoona Elementary is the latest school to become District STEM Certified! We are so proud of their sharp focus on innovation, problem-solving, and critical thinking! Congratulations, ALES!
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. Today, we celebrate and honor Vicky Wade, an accounting specialist in our School Nutrition Department! Vicky is a dedicated and valued member of our family. She does her job very well, and we are certainly lucky to have her! Congratulations, Vicky! You make us all better!
SPOOKY SEASON: Book Character Parade on Halloween? Yes, please! ☑️ Hamilton Crossing Elementary School students and teachers showed off some AMAZING costumes today! Check them out; they're sure to bring a SMILE to your face! #betterinbartow