March 16, 2017

Colquitt County FFA/Horticulture
2017 Plant Sale

Thursday, March 23rd & Friday, March 24th

Click school name for a list of available plants.  
Colquitt County High School 
Willie J. Williams Middle School 

THE PLANT SALE WILL CONTINUE AS PLANNED.


 



March 20, 2017

X Marks the Spot for Discovery

Williams Middle School recently announced the start of a new program geared toward providing highly motivated students with the research skills needed for success in upper-level high school and college courses.

Allen Edwards, Director of 6-12 Gifted Education for Colquitt County Schools, said the program, currently called PackerX, is slated to begin the 2017-2018 school year and give sixth grade students the opportunity to conduct research in their areas of interest. “The primary goal is to create an opportunity for students to learn, experiment, write, and debate about topics that are important to them, our community, and our world,” he said.  Click here for full story.

March 20, 2017On-Line Assessments Using Chromebooks

Fourth grade students at Stringfellow Elementary School are shown completing an online assessment on the book “Hatchet” using chromebooks recently purchased by the Colquitt County School District.

The Google-based test was created by Glenn Saunders (long-term substitute teacher) and Christy Dryden, Academic Coach. 

March 20, 2017Cox Parent Science Night


Cox Elementary Hosts Science/Social Studies Night


Cox Elementary held a science and social studies night on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Parents and their children enjoyed performing science experiments and finding out a wealth of valuable social studies information. The Bio Bus was there also for a demonstration. It was a great, fun-filled night for everyone that attended.

March 20, 2017

CCHS Volunteer Award Winner Savonte WilsonWilson Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Savonte Wilson, a senior at Colquitt County High School, has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.


The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Colquitt County High School nominated Savonte Wilson for national honors this fall in recognition of his volunteer service.  Click here for full story.

March 20, 2017CCHS Lane Goodroe

Goodroe Receives Scholarship 


Lane Goodroe, a senior at Colquitt County High School and a member of the Colquitt County High School FFA Chapter, has recently accepted a livestock judging scholarship at Southplains College in Levelland, Texas.  He will be a member of the Southplains Texans Livestock Judging Team & travel throughout the United States competing on a collegiate level. 

Goodroe has been involved in judging livestock since middle school.  During his summers, he has attended livestock judging camps in the Midwest. His livestock judging skills have earned him both state and national recognition. 

Goodroe will focus his studies in Animal Science with a goal of pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He is the son of Craig and Melissa Goodroe of Doerun.


Pictured with Lane Goodroe (right) is Conner Newsom, Livestock Judging Coach at Southplains College in Levelland, Texas 

March 20, 2017CCHS FBLA Genesis Nobles


CCHS Student to Compete at National Competition

 

Congratulations goes out to Genesis Nobles, a senior at Colquitt County High School, who recently competed in Client Service during the State Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Conference in Athens, Georgia.  Among the 200 plus students from across the state that competed, Genesis placed fourth in her category and will now advance to Anaheim, California for the national competition.  Twenty one students from Colquitt County FBLA chapter competed in state competitions.  



March 17, 2017

Ag Scholarships Awarded

Congratulations to Colquitt County High School seniors and Colquitt County FFA members Lane Goodroe and Edwin Espindola who were each recently awarded a $500 scholarship at the Butch Griffin Memorial Livestock Scholarship awards banquet recently held in Albany, Georgia.  

Pictured left to right are South Region Agriculture Education Livestock Area Teacher/Specialist Tommy Waldrop, Lane Goodroe, Edwin Espindola, and Albany Exchange Club Livestock Committee Chairman Jerry Clack.

March 16, 2017
Tyler Robinson FFA star Garrett Harrell FFA StarColquitt County FFA Stars

 

Tyler Robinson, (left) son of Brian and Traci Robinson and a senior at Colquitt County High School has been chosen as the South Region Star Farmer for his work on his family’s row crop and produce farm. Garrett Harrell, (right) son of Julie Harrell and senior at Colquitt County High School has been chosen as the South Region Star in Agricultural Placement for his work at Mobley Greenhouse Investments growing tomatoes.  Click here for full story.

Reading Bowl Regional Winners


Helen Ruffin Regional Reading Bowl Results

March 14, 2017Okapilco Assistant Principal with students and Japanese puzzle box
Japanese Puzzle Box Teaches Problem-Solving Skills 

After a study on 2D and 3D shapes, the students in Mrs. Cox’s first -grade class at Okapilco Elementary School were introduced to a “Japanese Puzzle Box”. The puzzle box was given to her by her father who served in Japan. Children in Japan were given these boxes to learn to problem-solve as they tried to figure out how to open it to get a piece of candy out of a drawer that is hidden in the center. 

The students worked hard as they pushed and pulled small wooden pieces of the 3D shape to gain entrance. Assistant Principal, Brian Knighton was then invited to come and use his problem-solving skills to open the box. After some time, with students looking on, he persevered and finally found the secret box in the center.
March 14, 2017Special Olympic Skiers

A Packer Point of Pride

Colquitt County Special Olympics athletes competed in the 2017 Southeastern Regional Alpine Skiing in Boone, North Carolina in February.  Eleven athletes participated in this event from Colquitt County.  The group included students from Project Search at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, Green Oaks, Colquitt County High School and Willie J. Williams Middle School.  The athletes were Deon Grant, James Moxley, Shane Jacobs, Tymetrious Mitchell, Aaliyah Clark, Alexus Brown, Daisey Collier, Demetrious Starling, Elijah Spence, Jeremiah Spence, and Cameron Mckinnon. 

The athletes were coached by Beau Sherman, Hannah Wilder, Tara Torbert, Sherrie Sherman, and Ashley Taylor. Local Coordinators are PJ Jones and Lindsey Whitehead. The athletes did a great job and represented Colquitt County well.


March 13, 20172017 Seamless Summer Feeding Program 
  

The Colquitt County School Nutrition Department will offer the Seamless Summer Feeding Program to all children in Colquitt County 18 years of age and younger. 

Dates: June 5, 2017—June 30, 2017 | No program in July

Organizations that are interested in participating need to call the School Nutrition Office at 229-890-6228 before April 12, 2017 for more information. A mandatory meeting of all participating organizations is scheduled for April 19, 2017, 10:00 am at the Colquitt County Board of Education - Board Room (1800 Park Avenue).

The main walk-on sites will be Cox Elementary School, Stringfellow Elementary School, and CA Gray Jr. High.

March 10, 2017
Peanut Butter and Jelly Day


It is Peanut Butter and Jelly time throughout school systems in Southwest Georgia.  The Georgia Department of Agriculture and Commissioner Gary W. Black are excited to announce the celebration of the National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on March 15, 2017. The day will revolve around the education of students on one of Georgia’s top commodities, peanuts.  Click here for full press release.

March 9, 2017

Okapilco's 2nd Quarter Perfect Attendance Winner

Okapilco perfect attendance winnerOkapilco 2nd grade student, Jennifer Ochoa, in Mrs. Jenkins class, was the winner of the Perfect Attendance bicycle and helmet for the 2nd quarter of school. Jennifer was recognized for her responsibility to be present at school each day during the 2nd quarter of school and having three or less tardies.

All student names meeting this criteria were placed in the drawing and Jennifer was the winner. Tonja Merritt, Okapilco's Social Worker, has worked closely with parents, staff, and the Moultrie Wendy's to encourage students to be responsible and come to school each and every day. 

Okapilco would like to thank the Moultrie Wendy's and Region Manager, Jennifer Scarberry for their generosity and kindness for donating the bicycle and helmet. Pictured are a Okapilco Principal, Eric Croft, Perfect Attendance Winner, Jennifer Ochoa, and Okapilco Social Worker, Tonja Merritt.

March 9, 2017School Leaders Present at National Conference

On March 7, 2017, three Colquitt County School District leaders presented to educators from all over the United States and Canada at the National Youth at Risk Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Their presentation was titled Closing the Reading Achievement Gap at Secondary Level: A Practical Approach. The presentation focused on sharing the ELT (Extended Learning Time) framework being implemented at Willie J. Williams Middle School and Charlie A. Gray Junior High School, along with the outcome data that shows promising gains in reading ability. Click here for full press release.


March 9, 2017C. A. Gray Students at PBIS Kick off

C.A. Gray is “working smart” with PBIS!

C.A. Gray started off its PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) implementation with a bang! During the kickoff, the eighth grade spirit; competition cheerleaders hyped the crowd with PBIS cheers and enthusiasm. Then counselors, Mrs. Cathy Nobles and Mrs. Pam Heidelberg, introduced the purpose and meaning of PBIS to the students. The session ended with Gray’s new banner circulating the gym as some of our 8th grade boys“flipped” for PBIS! 

March 3, 2017Charter System Goals Being Realized

 

The “Beating the Odds” analysis conducted by the Georgia Department of Education predicts a range within which a school’s CCRPI (College and Career Ready Performance Index) score is statistically expected to fall – given the school’s size, grade cluster, student mobility, and student demographics (including race/ethnicity, disability, English learners, and poverty). If an individual school’s actual CCRPI is above the predicted range, then that school beat the odds. Click here for full press release.

March 2, 2017Colquitt County High School Named a 
High-Progress School by the Georgia Department of Education

 

Colquitt County High School has earned the distinction of being named a “High Progress” school.  A “High-Progress School” is a Title I school among the 10% of Title I schools in the State that is making the most progress in improving the performance of the “all students” group over three years on the statewide assessments.  A school may not be classified as a High-Progress School if it has been identified as a Priority or Focus School.  Click here for full press release.



March 23, 2017

Schools and offices will be closed the week of March 27th - March 31st.
Classes will resume on April 3, 2017.  Students and staff: Have a safe and restful Spring Break!

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Colquitt County School System is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. In accordance with federal, state, and local policies, procedures and practices, Colquitt County School System expressly prohibits the bullying, harassment or intimidation of any person, by any means or method, which occurs on school property, on school vehicles, at designated school bus stops, or at school related functions or activities, or by use of data or software that is accessed through a computer, computer system, computer network, or other electronic technology of a local school system. Students who witness bullying or who are victims of bullying behaviors should make a report to a teacher or school administrator so that an appropriate investigation can take place. If, after an investigation, a student is found to be in violation of the Code of Conduct bullying policy, the student shall be disciplined by appropriate measures up to, and including, suspension and expulsion. Retaliation following a report of bullying is strictly prohibited and may result in strong disciplinary action. For more information on the Colquitt County School System’s policies on bullyingTo report a bullying incident, complete this Bullying Incident Report form and submit it to any school administrator.


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