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Reward Schools Receive $11,500
Bulloch County School's was notified by the state this week that its two "Reward" schools will receive a total of $11,500 in additional federal Title I funds due to their academic achievement. Brooklet Elementary(BES) will receive $7,000 and Portal Middle High School (PMHS) will receive $4,500. Though it is up to the schools' principals to determine how the funds will be used, all expenditures must be for educational purposes and meet the guidelines set by the state.
In September 2014, the school system reported that BES and PMHS were designated as “Reward” schools by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) based on performance data collected for the state’s accountability system, the College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). This designation is reserved for the state's most accomplished schools. This is the third year in a row that BES was named a “Highest Performing” school, and PMHS’s second year as a “Highest Progress” school.
Statesboro High Fine Arts Students Present, "The Witches"
The Statesboro High School Fine Arts Department will present Roald Dahl's, "The Witches," on Saturday, November 1, at 7 p.m., in the school's auditorium. The play is about a young girl, recently orphaned, who is taken to England by her grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid the world of all children. Come and see if the little girl triumphs over the Grand High Witch and her minions. All seats are general admission and are available at the door prior to the performance.
Something to Cheer About
The Southeast Bulloch High School Competition Cheerleader Squad competed in the Battle of the Best Competition at Veterans High School in Houston County on Saturday, October 18. The 17-member squad won First Place in Division 3-A, and then went on to win the overall Grand Championship after achieving the highest score out of all 22 participating teams. This included teams from all Georgia High School Association (GHSA) divisions from 1-A to 6-A. Their competition season continues this Saturday where you can see them perform locally at the Battle in the Boro Cheerleading Competition at Southeast Bulloch High School (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.). The squad, who is led my Head Coach Meredith Jones (right) and Assistant Coach Ashley Howard (left), were region runner-ups last year and went on to place fifth in the Division 3-A GHSA State Cheerleading Competition.
3 Reasons to Honor School Bus Staff
School systems across the country are celebrating National Bus Safety Week on October 20-24, and in Georgia, October 20 was School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, a time to honor the state’s pupil transportation staff, who transport more than one million children twice each day. In Bulloch County, there are three key reasons to recognize these employees’ accomplishments. Read the complete story below.
Deadline to Register for Tech Fair is Nov. 19
The Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, LLC Regional Student Technology Fair (RSTF) is scheduled for Saturday, January 31, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School. The deadline to register is Wednesday, November 19. The event is open to all home-schooled, public or private-school students in third through twelfth-grade from Bulloch, Evans, Candler, Jenkins, Screven or Effingham counties.
The RSTF is one of 16 preliminary technology fairs in the state that qualifies first-place winners to compete in the Georgia Student Technology Fair. It is hosted annually by Bulloch County Schools and is sponsored by Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon, LLC, a local accounting firm. Of the state's 16 regional technology fairs, it is the only one that is located south of Macon, Georgia.
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