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!
IN IT TO WIN IT: We leave our superintendent and deputy superintendent alone for one minute and this is what we find! Hover crafts, boats, robots, and green screen fun at today’s Summer STEM Camp Showcase! We all know they don’t lead from the sidelines, though, and they’re in it to win it! That competitive nature carries over to student achievement, too! That’s a large reason why our system is recognized nationally as a Model PLC District; amazing progress these last three years! 🏆🥇
MOVING ON UP: From coordinator to now director, our very own Dr. Brent Shropshire, is now our Director of Counselors, College Readiness, Wellness, and Fine Arts! Dr. Shropshire has a passion for Band and all things "Fine Arts," so this is a perfect addition to his roles and responsibilities. Congratulations!
THEY LANDED: IN ALASKA!!!!!!!! This group of Adairsville High School students and staff is beyond excited to experience the annual STEM Study Abroad trip open to all students! They were actually set to go to Iceland, but due to the borders not opening in time, they had to divert to a domestic trip, and they could not be happier with the alternative! The group will be out there until Monday, and they still have a lot to do, some of which includes: hiking near Denali (the highest peak in North America), an Alaskan train ride, whale watching, and visiting a sled dog camp!
ESOL SUMMER LEARNING CAMP: A week of memory-making fun for our ESOL students! Check it out! At Kingston Elementary, students spent time this week in their Outdoor Classroom, exploring a 1900's cabin and one-room classroom. They compared life from 200 years ago to now. Cloverleaf Elementary School students received a visit from Mr. Bob from GYSTC. They learned about magnetism, compasses, and map skills. Down the road, Allatoona Elementary School students visited the Allatoona Resource Center and planted their own flower and vegetable seeds to track the life system stages of plants. In Adairsville, students learned about the life cycle of a caterpillar and the stages it goes though to become a butterfly. Of course, they were excited to set the butterflies free!
MISSION EXPLORATION: Four days of free Bartow County STEM Camp fun wraps up today with special showcases for our parents to enjoy! Many watched their kids master the skills necessary for driving the DJI Spark Drone and experience virtual reality headsets, construct boats, and utilize a real green screen, among many other activities! Thank you to our partners in education, Kona Ice, Georgia Highlands College, Georgia Power, and Sparkles Family Fun Center for making this dream camp a reality for 117 students!
SAVE THE DATE: OPEN HOUSE 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!
SEAMLESS SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM: Proud is an understatement! Check out this snapshot of our employees who are working hard to feed about 4,000 children a day through our summer feeding program! Wow!