Calendar of Events
Langston Middle to Host First Annual Rockin' Blue Devil 5K
Langston Chapel Middle School is hosting its First Annual Rockin' Blue Devil 5K Run/Funwalk, on Saturday, March 21, at Statesboro High School's Womack Field. Participants can enjoy running or walking to their favorite music.All proceeds benefit the school's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and athletic teams.
The 5K run begins at 9:00 a.m., and walkers start at 10:00 a.m. There will be medals for First-, Second- and Third-Place in all age categories and awards for the best Overall Male and Female.
On-site registration on the day of the event begins at 8:00 a.m.; however, early registration is encouraged. Register online by clicking here. Those who register by March 10, are guaranteed a t-shirt, and additional shirts will be available while supplies last. Come support the Langston Chapel Middle School Blue Devils.
Early Registration Open for GSU Camp Invention
Georgia Southern University (GSU) is a host site for Camp Invention this summer during the week of June 22-16. A national program backed by the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the U.S. Patent & Trademarks Office, GSU is one of several host sites across the country.
For rising first- through sixth-grade students, this program allows children to explore science, technology and their own innate creativity, inventiveness and entrepreneurial spirit.
For more information, see the attached flyer or visit http://campinvention.org
Early online registration is now open at http://inventnow-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/moreinfo.aspx?event=11597
Washington Writes Winning Essay
Nigel Washington, a 13-year-old, seventh-grade student at Langston Chapel Middle School (LCMS) was selected as this year’s winner in the first annual Sea Island Bank American Education Week Essay Contest from more than 400 entries. Middle school students from Bulloch Academy and Bulloch County Schools' four middle schools shared touching stories about "What My Teacher Means to Me."
Sea Island Bank executives gathered at LCMS Wednesday morning to recognize Washington and his former sixth-grade math teacher, Joni Chavers, during a school-wide assembly. Chavers received $250 and Washington received a Google Chromebook and a scholarship to an upcoming writing workshop at the Averitt Center for the Arts.
See the full story and Washington's essay below. In the coming weeks look for other great student essays on our website.
Statesboro High Presents "101 Dalmations"
Statesboro High School’s Fine Arts Department will present a matinee performance of “101 Dalmatians” for area children on Friday, March 20 at 9:00 a.m. in the school’s auditorium. The cast will present a second performance for the public on Saturday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m.
Fifth-Grade Quest Spends Day with Astronomer
Bulloch County Schools' fifth-grade gifted education students (QUEST) spent the day with national award-winning astronomer Kevin Manning on January 14, at Georgia Southern University (GSU). With assistance from GSU's Interdisciplinary Institute for STEM, the students learned about the size and scale of our universe, survival on the Moon, the space rover Curiosity's mission on Mars, the famous comet hunter Charles Messier, and NASA's Micro-Observatory. The day ended with a family astronomy event for the students' families. This year's unit of study for fifth-grade QUEST is space.
Board Welcomes New Members; Elects Officers; Reviews 2015-16 School Calendar
The Bulloch County Board of Education held its annual Organizational Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15. Judge Lee DeLoach presided over the swearing-in of new Board members Jimmy "Jay" Cook, Jr. and Glennera Martin, along with re-elected Board members Steve Hein and Mike Sparks. The Board elected Dr. LeVon Wilson as its chairman and Mike Sparks as vice-chairman. The Board also approved its 2015 Board Meeting dates.
In new business, the Board placed on the table for review a proposed 2015-2016 School Calendar. The calendar is available for review and public comment through Jan. 29, when the Board will vote on the calendar at its work session. A copy of the calendar is attached.
Middle School Matters - Parent Workshop
Bulloch County Schools' Parent Involvement Coordinators will host Middle School Matters on Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Statesboro High School.
Middle School Matters is a series of workshops designed for parents of children, who are in fifth - eighth grades, with the philosophy that parenting, like all types of education, is an ongoing and lifelong learning process. This is a free event and lunch is provided.
For more information contact the Bulloch County Schools Title I Programs Office at 912.212.8500 or contact the Parent Involvement Coordinator at your child’s school.
Report Cards Available Jan. 13; New Student Growth Model Report Included
Report Cards for the second nine weeks and first semester will be issued and made available online on Tuesday, Jan. 13. Bulloch County Schools is also pleased to provide an annual Georgia Student Growth Model Report(GSGM) that is a new way to provide parents individualized information on their child’s academic progress. This year’s GSGM covers the 2013-2014 school year. For elementary (5th grade) and middle school grades (6-8), students' individualized GSGM reports will come home with their report cards. For high school students, these reports will be available online in Parent Portal.
There are several resources available to assist parents with understanding these new reports. Visit gsgm.gadoe.org to find sample GSGM reports and a video to assist with interpreting these reports. Parents and the community can also view school- and district-level SGP results at gastudentgrowth.gadoe.org.
School Climate Surveys
Common Core Standards
Bulloch Seeks IE2 Governance Status
PowerPoint Presentation (2 MB)
Pathways to Prosperity
Key Education Issues
Publications to aid in understanding public education issues
Federal & State