ALMOST TIME: Our Educator Job Fair is right around the corner! Don't worry about registering, you can do that at the door. See you on Thursday!
about 1 month ago, Alisha Evans
Educator Job Fair March 7th at 4:30 at the Bartow County College and Career Academy
WOW: Our first year competing in the Georgia Student Technology Competition, and SEVEN students walked away with TOP THREE FINISHES at the STATE LEVEL! Amazing work! The competition included more than 1,000 students from across Georgia. Bartow County had 15 students participating! --- 1st CCES 5/6 Productivity Design Katie Martel & Mekenzie Moss --- 2nd AHS 9/10 Project Programming Nathaniel Fortier --- 3rd PLES 3/4 Animation Jacob Hyde --- 3rd WMS 5/6 Multimedia Applications Loretta Jones & Kaydence Agan --- 3rd AHS 11/12 Project Programming Brayden Smith
about 1 month ago, Alisha Evans
Katie Martel and Mekenzie Moss win awards at the Georgia Student Technology Competition
CARTERSVILLE DANCES WITH THE STARS: BCCCA President and CEO Greg Doss and his wife Lisa helped raise more than 14K for Backpack Buddies and the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter during CDWTS this weekend, and look who was there to support them? Our soon-to-be Superintendent, Clint Terza, among many other BCSS staff!
about 1 month ago, Alisha Evans
Greg Doss during Cartersville Dances with the Stars
NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK: Chicken and waffles today, yogurt and granola banana splits tomorrow! Exciting menu for #NationalSchoolBreakfastWeek!! So thankful for our hard-working School Nutrition staff🎉🏆🎉
about 1 month ago, Alisha Evans
yougurt and granola banana split
BREAKING RECORDS ONCE AGAIN: Bartow County high schools increased the number of Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School awards from six last year to 11 this year – the most ever recorded in Bartow County School System history! According to the Georgia Department of Education, there are 276 AP Honor Schools this year in 99 districts. They are named in eight categories based on the results of 2023 AP courses and exams. Adairsville High School received the AP STEM School Award, AP Humanities School Award, and AP Expansion Schools Award. Cass High School earned the AP STEM School Award, AP Humanities School Award, and AP Access and Support Schools Award. Woodland High School gained the AP STEM School Award, AP Humanities School Award, AP Humanities Achievement Schools Award, AP Expansion Schools Award, and AP Schools of Distinction Award. READ MORE HERE: https://www.bartow.k12.ga.us/article/1487945
about 1 month ago, Alisha Evans
Department of Education logo
READY, SET, READ: Clear Creek Elementary School LIONS are ROARING into Read Across America Week, which officially begins tomorrow! They couldn't be more thrilled for today's MASKED READER REVEAL and kickoff to their schoolwide FAMILY READ ALOUD with the book Wonder!
about 1 month ago, Alisha Evans
Clear Creek student dancing with a teacher
SUPPORTING STEM: GOOD LUCK to our 15 students competing tomorrow at the STATE LEVEL STUDENT TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION in McDonough! These students earned first place at the district and region levels to advance to the BIG COMPETITIONl!
about 1 month ago, Alisha Evans
Fifteen students advance in the Georgia Student Technology Competition march 2nd in McDonough
SHOW AND TELL: Clear Creek Elementary School's Team Blaze and Mission Road Elementary School's RoboCats impressed the Rotary Club of Bartow today with their outstanding Robotics Innovation projects and Robot Design demonstration! Recently, at the Chattanooga-North Georgia FIRST LEGO League Championship, we found out Team Blaze is heading back to Worlds and will perform on the international level, and the RoboCats will show off their skills at an elite invitational in Worcester, Massachusetts, over the summer! Great job, teams! Unbelievable work!
about 1 month ago, Alisha Evans
Clear Creek Team Blaze at Rotary Club of Bartow
RoboCats at Rotary Club of Bartow
TOTAL TRANSFORMATION: Always innovative at Adairsville Elementary School! School leaders are taking a $5,000 grant they were just awarded through the Georgia Department of Education and transforming six of their courtyards into dynamic outdoor environmental learning centers! In the coming months, look for an observational beehive, pollinator plants, solar panels, bluebird houses, composting bins, erosion tables, rain barrels, water quality test kits, and an outdoor turf, just to name a few unique educational opportunities!
about 1 month ago, Alisha Evans
Adairsville Elementary STEM logo
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 Betsy Roam, our School Nutrition Services Director. Betsy has a "never say never attitude." With a deep passion for nutrition and children, Betsy works collaboratively to ensure all students are fueling their minds for the day ahead. Her Summer Feeding Program is also second to none! Congratulations, Betsy!
about 1 month ago, Alisha Evans
Betsy Roam receiving award from Superintendent Page and Joyce Hudson
THE BUZZ AROUND BARTOW: Great representation at the Region Spelling Bee! Cloverleaf Elementary School Student Azaan Muhammad successfully completed two hard spelling rounds and one vocabulary round! While he's not moving on to the state competition, we are PROUD just the same! Good work, Azaan!
about 1 month ago, Alisha Evans
Azaan Muhammad and Clint Terza and Superintendent Page at the Spelling Bee
SHINING BRIGHT IN BARTOW: With an incredible SAT score of 1550, Adairsville High School Senior Callie Viktora has been named the 2024 District STAR Student! Her Science Teacher, Mrs. Christine Alderman, also receives top honors as Callie's STAR teacher! The Cartersville Rotary Club hosted a luncheon today at the Cartersville Country Club where they announced that the duo will move on to compete for regionwide honors through the Professional Association of Georgia Educators! Other outstanding STAR students and teachers were also recognized and honored, including Michelle Lin and Ms. Lee Long from Cass High School and Kylie Agan and Ms. Kelly Hunter from Woodland High School! All STAR students have the highest combination of grade point average and overall SAT score in their respective schools. Each STAR student selected a STAR teacher who has been influential in her journey towards academic excellence. Congratulations to our STARS! They are all truly wonderful representations of the Bartow County School System!
about 1 month ago, Alisha Evans
STAR students with Superintendent Page
WHISPER WEEK: Whisper is a student-driven movement in our middle and high schools that connects students through genuine conversations! This week, check out what's happening at Cass Middle! Meet Me Monday - Everyone gets a name tag! Students are encouraged to meet three new friends and learn something about them. Talk It Out Tuesday - No one eats alone! Students are given colored wristbands. At lunch, they sit at the color coordinated lunch table. Conversation cards guide new discussions. Whisper Wednesday - Conversation cookies! Students break open cookies to find a conversation starter inside the cookie. These conversation cookies will help students get to know their peers in a new way. Thank You Thursday - Sticky notes! Students are encouraged to write a thank you note or something encouraging to give to a friend. Figurine Friday - Tell the figurine's story! Each student will receive a little figurine and will be encouraged to make up their own story about the figurine. This could help students better understand that everybody has a story. They might even be able to tell their own story easier after Figurine Friday!
about 1 month ago, Alisha Evans
Cass middle sixth grader participating in Whisper Week
GARDEN GIVE BACK: Clear Creek Elementary School students are getting their gardening gloves ready! On March 9, they're hosting a BCSS Wellness meeting that will involve setting up new vegetable and pollinator gardens! They're still in need of a few supplies to help these gardens reach their full potential, so check out the list below and consider donating. -Tomato cages -Gardening soil -New or gently used flower pots (all sizes) -5 gallon buckets -Watering cans -Butterfly bushes -Trays of flowers -Flower seeds -Various herbs If you'd like to join us on March 9, use the QR code below and sign up!
about 1 month ago, Alisha Evans
Clear Creek will host a Wellness meeting on March 9 that will include setting up new vegetable and pollinator gardens. Some supplies are still needed, like tomato cages, gardening soil, flower pots, five gallon buckets, butterfly bushes, various herbs, trays of flowers, and flower seeds. Scan the QR code to register for the event.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Don't miss this opportunity to work with the best team around!
about 2 months ago, Alisha Evans
Educator job Fair at the Bartow County College and Career Academy on March 7 from 4:30 to 7 pm. Scan the QR code to pre-register
CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS REPORT: Floors, canopy, cafetorium, OH MY! The new Mission Road Elementary School continues to impress!
about 2 months ago, Alisha Evans
new Mission Road Elementary School
New Mission Road Elementary School
IN MEMORY OF A HEART WARRIOR: Mission Road Elementary School now celebrates Jazzy Day thanks, in part, to MRES fourth grader, Julissa Carter! The day was named after Julissa's sister, Jazlene or "Jazzy," after she passed away at two-years-old from congenital heart disease (CHD) and a subsequent heart transplant. The Carter Family started a nonprofit organization, Jazzy Hearts Foundation, after Jazzy passed away to spread awareness about CHD and organ donation. They have a long-term goal of funding research to increase the longevity of pediatric heart transplant patients. To help with Julissa's mission, MRES brought awareness during Jazzy Day by educating students on heart health through art, music, and physical activity! #chdawareness #chdawarenessmonth #CHDWarrior #strength #resilience #Telltheirstory
about 2 months ago, Alisha Evans
Jazzy, the Heart Warrior
LOVE FROM AROUND THE WORLD: A class project in Ms. Davidson's first grade class at Euharlee Elementary School has led to mail from 36 states and eight countries! More letters and gifts are still coming in, and students are LOVING IT! What a great way for students to experience different cultures!
about 2 months ago, Alisha Evans
First grade class at Euharlee Elementary School
MOVING ON UP: Congratulations to Mission Road Elementary School's Robotics Team, the RoboCats! Since their second-place overall finish at the Tennessee Valley Robotics FIRST Lego League Challenge Championship, they have been invited to a major Invitational in Worcester, Massachusetts June 7-9!
about 2 months ago, Alisha Evans
Mission Road Elementary Robotics Team
THANK YOU: It's School Resource Officer Appreciation Day, and we want to express our deepest gratitude to you—the dedicated SRO's who stand as guardians, mentors, and friends. You are the vigilant eyes that scan the campus, ensuring that every corner is secure. Your presence alone brings comfort to students, staff, and parents alike. Whether it’s managing traffic during drop-off, patrolling the grounds, or responding swiftly to emergencies, your commitment to safety is unwavering. Beyond your official duties, you lend a listening ear to troubled students. You patiently listen to their concerns, fears, and dreams. Your empathy bridges gaps, and your guidance helps them find their way. You’re not just officers; you’re confidantes. You teach students about more than just laws and regulations. You instill values—integrity, respect, and responsibility. Through your interactions, you model kindness, fairness, and resilience. You show us that strength lies in character. You’re not confined to the school walls; you extend your reach into the community. Whether it’s organizing safety workshops, participating in community events, or collaborating with local organizations, you build bridges that strengthen the fabric of our neighborhoods. We appreciate the smiles you share, the high-fives in the hallway, and the genuine interest you take in students' lives. You remind them that safety doesn’t have to be stern—it can be warm, approachable, and human. So, to our school resource officers, we say: Thank you for being our protectors, our mentors, and our friends. We are so grateful for your unwavering commitment to the Bartow County community. Chief Billy Henson Major Duane Smith Officer Mark Corbin Officer Blake Davidson Officer Donnie Scott Officer Marc Barrere Officer Buddy Wilson Officer Nick Thompson Officer Scott Blackman Officer Troy McFadden Officer Daniel Anno Officer Doug Little Officer Morgan Shortnacy
about 2 months ago, Alisha Evans