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NASA Comes to Mattie Lively & Mill Creek Elementary Schools
Representatives from NASA's Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center visited Mattie Lively Elementary and Mill Creek Elementary on September 19, as part of Georgia Southern University's 2nd annual STEM Festival that promotes interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Students learned about current NASA missions and careers and participated in fun experiments that taught them about air pressure and the distance between the sun and the different planets. Older students were challenged to work in teams to design and build a mobile launch pad that could sustain weight using only 15 straws, a small piece of plastic and tape.
BCS to Present Final Improvement Plan for Federal & State Programs (CLIP)
Bulloch County Schools' Federal Programs Director Georgiana Darsey will present the school system's finalized Consolidated Local Education Agency Improvement Plan (CLIP) to the public on Thursday, Oct. 2, 5:30 - 6:00 p.m., in the Board of Education's board room located at 150 Williams Road. The public had input into the plan at a meeting held earlier this year.
On April 22, Bulloch County Schools invited parents and the community to give input to its federal and state programs. The school system holds this type meeting annually to ensure continued funding for these programs.
The following items were discussed at the meeting:
If you need additional information, contact Bulloch County Schools' Federal Programs Director Georgiana Darsey at 212-8555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Focus Schools Host Meeting for Parents
Bulloch County Schools is inviting parents and guardians of Julia P. Bryant Elementary and William James Middle students to a community forum on Monday, September 29, 5:30 p.m., in the JPBES Media Center to discuss a Flexible Learning Program (FLP). Administrators will outline how the FLP will address these two Focus schools’ needs and provide parents/guardians an opportunity for feedback.
Bulloch Names Five New REACH Scholars
Bulloch County Schools (BCS) named five additional REACH scholars Sept. 12. Chosen from 66 applicants, the eighth-grade scholars, along with their families, will participate in a special signing ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25, prior to the Board of Education’s work session. BCS now has 10 REACH scholars, who have a combined total of $200,000 available to them for their post-secondary education.
Two Bulloch Schools Are Tops: State Names "Reward" Schools
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) released its “Reward” schools list today, and Brooklet Elementary and Portal Middle High School were recognized again as being two of the state’s most accomplished schools based on data collected for the state’s accountability system, the College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). This is the third year in a row that Brooklet Elementary was named a “Highest Performing” school, and Portal’s second year as a “Highest Progress” school.
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