Excellence In Education
Bulloch County Schools is home to the 2013 SECME National Teacher of the Year Richard McCombs of Statesboro High School and the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year Jemelleh Coes of Langston Chapel Middle School.
Foundation for Public Education Hosts "You've Got Talent."
The Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education is hosting "You've Got Talent," their second annual talent show that will feature the elementary through high school level winners from the district's 15 schools. The event is Saturday, May 10, at Statesboro High School, with elementary students competing from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and middle and high school students competing 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults. All proceeds go towards funding innovation grants for Bulloch County Schools' teachers.
BOE Contemplates State's New Flexibility Options
The Bulloch County Board of Education (Board) will need to make a major decision by July 15, of next year. That’s when state law (OCGA §20-2-84.3) requires all school systems to notify the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) which of four new education models they will operate under. The Board’s choice will determine the school system’s eligibility for freedoms from certain state education laws and regulations. Education leaders believe this flexibility will significantly increase community involvement, spur innovation and increase collaboration. In addition to the release below, see a presentation about Georgia's flexibility options by clicking here .
GA Releases CCRPI Scores; Majority of Local Scores Rise
Georgia schools received their report cards Monday as the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) released district- and school-level scores for the state’s newest accountability tool. The majority of Bulloch County’s schools and the district posted gains even though the state changed many of the new system’s rules this year in order to increase the rigor.
In its second year, the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) data that was released is for the 2012-2013 school year. Because the state raised the bar on several reporting areas, it also released revised scores for the 2011-2012 year based on the more stringent scale to allow for an apples-to-apples comparison. For parents, the CCRPI remains an easier to understand 100-point scale, that grades schools’ performance on factors such as attendance, standardized test scores, graduation rates, gaps in achievement and more.
Fine Arts Students to Lead First Friday May 2
The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority will host its monthly First Friday festivities on May 2, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. featuring Bulloch County Schools' fine arts students. Come see our student choruses, jazz bands, drama students and more perform.
Five Students Advance to FCCLA Nationals
Five local high school students took home Gold and Silver medals at the state STAR competition in Athens, March 20 – 22, during the Georgia Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Leadership Conference. These wins qualify Moshami Patel, Rima Patel, Kayla Campbell, Hannah Parrish, and Kayla Lanier for the national STAR event to be held July 6 – 10, during the National FCCLA Leadership Conference in San Antonio.
Bulloch County Spring Special Olympics is Set for April 26
More than 170 students will gather on April 26, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at Statesboro High School's Womack Field, to participate in the Bulloch County Spring Special Olympics. Athletes will compete in events such as the 100-meter relay, and Bocce ball. In addition to the athletes, volunteers from Georgia Southern University, the Kiwanis Club, the Statesboro Service League, and more will help make the day's events exciting and enjoyable for the participants. This is a fun and rewarding event for some amazing kids, and a great opportunity for our community to be involved. GSU Head Coach Willie Fritz and some members of the GSU football team will also be in attendance for the opening ceremonies.
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