LEARNING & EARNING: For the first time, Bartow County College and Career Academy Teachers Rhonda Hendrix and Harry Wyche taught the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant curriculum within the Allied Health and Medicine pathway, and 45/46 (98%) of the students passed the end of pathway assessment to become credentialed to work as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)! Wow! Again, opportunities you won't find anywhere else!
NATIONAL NURSES WEEK: Join us in celebrating the best nurses in the state of Georgia and the work they do in our schools! Thank you, Susan Buckner, Allison Cronin, Cary Eldridge, Sherri Green, Mary Ann Hardy, Terresa Holden, Susan Long, Lauren Lyle, Billie Pippin, Elizabeth Lorenz, Annette Lively, Ashton Johnson, Felicia Harrell, Carla Hardy, Katy Bullock, Darlene Brown, Virginia Rensel, Kelly Waller, Amber Stanfill, and Kristen Werts!
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF: Kingston Elementary School students! Check out their outdoor classroom! Students love the learning environment!
A-TEAM AWARD: Superintendent Page and system leaders present Adairsville High School and its geometry team, which consists of Dr. JoAnna Bartlett and Laura Turner with the most prestigious award given by the District, the A-Team Award! Dr. JoAnna Bartlett and Laura Turner exemplify the three big ideas of our Professional Learning Communities culture as they continually demonstrate a focus on learning, collaboration, and results. Through observations and conversations with each team member, it is evident this team uses the PLC process to work together with collective responsibility for student learning. They ensure a guaranteed and viable curriculum for all geometry students, use common formative assessments to monitor student learning, use common assessment data to improve teaching and learning practices, and support the RTI process by providing systematic interventions and extensions for all students. It is also evident that Principal Bruce Mulkey and the Adairsville High School Guiding Coalition have played a significant role in the development of this A-Team. Its Guiding Coalition was mentioned many times as a source of strength for the PLC process and as the means for the professional development which resulted in the efficacy of this collaborative team. Congratulations on this extraordinary achievement! Dr. JoAnna Bartlett and Laura Turner will now present at next week's school board meeting, New Teacher Institute, and serve as role models for future A-Teams throughout our school system. This is our 14th collaboration team to earn an A-Team Award!
BUCKLE UP: Adairsville Middle School students are ready for a wild ride tomorrow as they travel through the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair at the World Congress Center in Atlanta!
SWEET SUMMERTIME IS ALMOST HERE: We caught up with PLES, AES, CLES, and AMS as they wrap up their last few days of school! We see a little cooking, a little coding, and a lot of LAUGHS! It's always #BetterinBartow
STAFF APPRECIATION: It's Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week and School Lunch Hero Day! We celebrated all week long and caught up with a few "Cafeteria Crew" members today! Pictures below! We are incredibly thankful for every one who makes up this AWARD-WINNING school system!
SUMMER MEALS: Save this flyer to your phone or print it out and put it on your refrigerator! Our SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM information is finalized!
SUMMER STEM CAMPS: In case you missed the registration period for our exclusive STEM camp, there are other unique opportunities for your science-loving kids!
POSITIVE PARTNERSHIPS: Forty-two Bartow County parents are recognized for completing 12 first-level English classes through a partnership with Bartow County Schools and OLA Language School! Twelve staff members also attended "Spanish for Educators" classes to better communicate with families and their students! Great work to ensure high levels of learning for all students!
LEADING AND LEARNING: We just wrapped up another successful year with our STEM Teacher Champion Academy! Last stop...Bartow County College and Career Academy! Our STEM teachers toured the BCCCA Pathways and received hands-on training in the areas of HVAC, Welding, Audio Video, Cosmetology, and more! Each STCA member now has a certificate of excellence and bragging rights! Next academic year, we'll announce the new STCA cohort!
BARTOW AND BEYOND: Congratulations, Cass High School Senior Aaron Whitlock! Aaron received a prominent scholarship to attend Norwich University in Vermont next fall! He plans to major in Computer Science, then commission into the United States Air Force!
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 Tina Youngken, our lead custodian! She's hard-working, detail-oriented, and supports our mission, vision, and collective commitments! Congratulations, Tina! You make us all better!
CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATIONS: Cass High School HOPE students, Rebeca Cruz, Renata Cruz, Alondra Dominguez, Alexandra Pacheco, Shanelly Pineda, Dayanara Solorzano, and Valeria Vences, definitely made Cinco de Mayo special for White Elementary School students today! They spoke to classrooms, read culturally relevant books, served food, made paper flowers, and ran all three fiestas! School leaders say they watched their students, parents, and teachers light up when the HOPE students delivered a message about their ambitions to help Hispanic students become more successful in school and beyond!
BARTOW CARES 4 U CAMPAIGN: C.J. Stewart, former Chicago Cubs outfielder and current author and founder of L.E.A.D. Center for Youth in Atlanta, is in Bartow County today taping a short video for our Bartow Cares 4 U initiative, which debuts in August! While CJ resides in Atlanta, he does a lot of work mentoring student leaders at Allatoona Elementary School! Next week, he's taking his group of ALES students to the Mercedes Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC! What a passionate, hard-working leader! He gets the job done, and we could not be prouder of the work he does with our youth!
GEORGIA TEACHER OF THE YEAR: When you're deemed the best teacher in the state by the GDOE, you belong on a billboard right?! Absolutely! Check it out in Cartersville. It's near Tennessee and Felton! We are so proud of WHS Teacher and Band Director Michael Kobito!
BARTOW CARES 4 U CAMPAIGN: We love working with current NFL Free Agent Vic Beasley Jr! Our hometown hero is helping us with our brand new Bartow Cares 4 U Campaign. Details coming soon!!
A-TEAM AWARD: Superintendent Page and system leaders present White Elementary School and its kindergarten team, which consists of Shelley Cromer, Abigail Smith, Shanna Witt, Haley Blackburn, and Emmalie Cole with the most prestigious award given by the District, the A-Team Award! Shelley Cromer, Abigail Smith, Shanna Witt, Haley Blackburn, and Emmalie Cole exemplify the three big ideas of our Professional Learning Communities culture as they continually demonstrate a focus on learning, collaboration, and results. Through observations and conversations with each team member, it is evident this team uses the PLC process to work together with collective responsibility for student learning. They ensure a guaranteed and viable curriculum for all kindergarten students, use common formative assessments to monitor student learning, use common assessment data to improve teaching and learning practices, and support the RTI process by providing systematic interventions and extensions for all students. It is also evident that Principal Amanda Elrod and the White Elementary School Guiding Coalition have played a significant role in the development of this A-Team. Its Guiding Coalition was mentioned many times as a source of strength for the PLC process and as the means for the professional development which resulted in the efficacy of this collaborative team. Congratulations on this extraordinary achievement! Shelley Cromer, Abigail Smith, Shanna Witt, Haley Blackburn, and Emmalie Cole will now present at May's school board meeting, New Teacher Institute, and serve as role models for future A-Teams throughout our school system. This is our 13th collaboration team to earn an A-Team Award!
Woodland High School Teacher and Band Director Michael Kobito has passion, pursuit, and now the prestigious honor of being named Georgia Teacher of the Year! “Shock was my initial reaction, followed by pride in knowing that the work I do here at Woodland is being recognized and my story will be shared all across the state,” said Kobito. Kobito’s story started long before he was chosen as the top educator in the state of Georgia. He is a 2011 graduate of Woodland High School and a University of Georgia alumnus. Kobito led the Redcoat Marching Band before leading hundreds of students at his alma mater. As band director, Kobito manages a 200-member marching band, four concert bands, a basketball pep band, jazz band, winter guard, and a private lessons institute. Kobito and his Wildcats were invited to march in the National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C. and the London New Year’s Day Parade next year. Kobito also established a successful AP Music Theory class. During his first year teaching the class, he had full test participation and a 100 percent pass rate. As one of ten finalists in the State Teacher of the Year contest, Kobito participated in a rigorous interview and speech process. “I felt like I represented myself the best that I could, but the other finalists were all so inspiring and impressive, I honestly did not know,” said Kobito. “I was just proud to be in their company, but now I am excited to be representing all the teachers in our state!” “His impact will extend far beyond the classroom, and we could not be prouder,” said Bartow County School System Superintendent Dr. Phillip Page. “While Michael is a natural leader and results-driven educator at Woodland High School, he also values meaningful connections with his students. That’s evident. The Georgia Department of Education could not have picked a better representative and advocate for students and staff in our state.” As Georgia Teacher of the Year, Kobito will serve as an advocate for public education in Georgia. According to the GDOE, “he will speak to the public about the teaching profession and serve as an ex-officio member of the State Board of Education. He will also participate in the competitive selection process for the 2023 National Teacher of the Year.” “I hope to continue the great work of my predecessor on initiatives regarding teacher burnout, retention, and recruitment,” added Kobito. “I am also excited to speak to the importance of the arts in our schools and how ALL teachers can truly make a difference in the lives of their kids and communities. I will work to make sure our teachers are seen, our students are seen, and the value of what we do is seen throughout our community and state.”
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