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Brooklet Elementary to Host 19th Annual Pumpkin Parade
October is National Book Month, and Brooklet Elementary has been using this event, along with the other symbols of fall to promote reading and literacy. For 19 years parents and the community have packed the streets of downtown Brooklet to see kindergarten through fifth-grade students bring their favorite book characters to life with costumes and elaborately decorated pumpkins.
Set to music and narrated by BES Media Specialist Belinda Davis, the parade gives students a chance to show their book-themed costumes while escorting their pumpkins on foot. As the students march down Parker Avenue, be sure to catch a glimpse of these transformed pumpkins begin pulled in little red wagons.
Details: Friday, October 31, 10:00 a.m., Downtown Brooklet (Parker Ave.)
Teen Mazes Highlight Red Ribbon Week
Illegal use of alcohol by teenagers is a local issue that is currently receiving increased attention; however, it is not the only unwise behavior choice that can affect children. That’s the focus of the Bulloch Alcohol & Drug Council’s (BADC) Teen Maze, an interactive prevention activity for more than 1,000 tenth-grade students from all local public, private, and charter schools. It is hosted annually at Bulloch County School’s three high schools as part of age-appropriate activities for national Red Ribbon Week October 23 – 27. The first two Teen Mazes were held at Portal Middle High School and Southeast Bulloch High last week, and the third will be Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Statesboro High School.
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.
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