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.
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.
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.
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.
Wilson 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.
Goodroe Receives Scholarship
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.
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.
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.
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.
Helen Ruffin Regional Reading Bowl Results
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Charter System Petition - Final (Revised 1/12/15) - Approved April 2, 2015
Revised Charter System Petition approved January 12, 2015 by Colquitt County Board of Education. Petition submitted to the Georgia State Board of Education for approval.
Charter System Public Hearings
Overview of Charter System for Public Hearings
Colquitt County School System Seeks Charter System Status
Exhibit 10 - Annual Financial Audit
Exhibit 11 - Accreditation Report
Exhibit 12 - Strategic Plan
Exhibit 13 - Charter School Accountability Report
Please review the System's Continuous Improvement Plan and send comments or suggestions to James Harrell email@example.com or Dr. Marni Kirkland firstname.lastname@example.org .
Colquitt County Schools are Title I schools and as the parent/guardian of a child attending a Title I school you are an important part of the Title I team. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program and activities in our school. In an effort to improve student academic achievement, we ask that you complete the following survey used to design a compact that will outline shared responsibilities of parents, school staff and students. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
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2017-2018 School Calendar (Approved 02/13/17)
2016-2017 School Calendar (Approved 02/22/16)
HB91 - Graduation Petition Process for CCHS Students - Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into law on March 30, 2015 thereby creating new code section, O.C.G.A. §20-2-281.1. This law provided that students shall no longer be required to earn a passing score on any graduation tests to earn a high school diploma.
Under the 2009 state law (O.C.G.A. 20-2-2131), parents/guardians may request a transfer to another school within the Colquitt County School District.
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