All of Bulloch County Schools' campuses will be open Thursday and Friday (Feb. 4-5). We will remain in consultation with the Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency as they monitor weather and road conditions and how they may affect our school system.
Of our more than 10,300 students and 100 bus routes, very few are affected by road closures and conditions. Our transportation department is contacting the few families whose bus transportation will be temporarily interrupted.
If necessary, our schools will work with any families who may live in the confirmed, isolated areas that received heavier damage. We encourage parents to caution their student drivers to drive slowly and leave plenty of time and space for breaking. Parents may also want to evaluate if their student drivers have adequate experience with driving in wet conditions, and if not, parents may want to provide transportation for them tomorrow.
This is the current list of road closures from Bulloch EMA:
Jerusalem Church (JW lane to Stilson Leefield)
JW Lane (Jerusalem Church to Cliff Knight)
Golf Club Road @Bridge (Burkhalter Rd)
Zettwell Rd (Clito to Spring Creek)
Jim Waters Rd (Clifton to Harville)
John Proctor Rd (Langston Chapel to Lanier Dr)
Railroad Bed Rd (Robertson to Arcola)
Never drive through water over a road as it takes only several inches of water to disable some vehicles.
Join us for the Second Annual Langston Chapel Rockin' Blue Devil 5K Run/Funwalk. Get your run/walk on while listening to your favorite music at Statesboro High's Womack Field. Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers, Overall Male and Female winners and 1st and 2nd place in all age categories
Online registration is available here through active.com or participants can register the day before the race from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at LCMS or the day of the race at 8:00 a.m. at Womack Field. The main race begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by the fun walk at 10:00 a.m. and the awards ceremony at 10:30 a.m.
Registration for the 5K Run is $20 for middle & high school students and adults 18 and over. For middle and high school athletes wearing a school jersey or t-shirt, or elementary students the 5K Run cost is $15. One Mile Funwalk registration is $5 for elementary and $10 for middle-school ages and up.
The event is open to the community. LCMS would like to extend a special welcome to its feeder schools Langston Chapel Elementary, Sallie Zetterower Elementary, and Mill Creek Elementary School. All proceeds benefit the LCMS Parent Teacher Organization to fund school and athletic needs.
Correctly spelling oubliette and corsair earned Eric Lim, a fifth-grade student at Brooklet Elementary, the title of 2016 Bulloch County Spelling Bee Champion on Monday night. He was one of 12 participating contestants from the county's 14 public elementary and middle schools and the Charter Conservatory of Liberal Arts & Technology.
Lim, the 10-year-old son of Sungkyun Lim and Jee Yoon Byun of Statesboro, received a trophy and a $100 check from the Bulloch County Chapter of the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE). First runner-up Zandria Foreman, an eighth-grade student from Portal Middle High, won $50. All participants received medals for being their school-level winner. Awards were presented by Superintendent Charles Wilson and Board of Education Co-Vice Chairman Maurice Hill.
This year's guest pronouncer was WTOC Reporter Jaime Ertels. Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore served as a guest judge.
Bulloch's top speller now advances to the District 8 Spelling Bee at Savannah State University on Feb. 27. The District 8 winner will advance to the state spelling bee and possibly to Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.
This year's Bulloch County Spelling Bee was held at Statesboro High School. Besides Lim and Foreman the event featured the following school-level winners: Ethan Hiers, Julia P. Bryant Elementary; Arumy Venegas, Langston Chapel Elementary; Juliette Brannen, Mattie Lively Elementary; Jace Skinner, Mill Creek Elementary; Blaize Terry, Nevils Elementary; Tanyia Williams, Portal Elementary; Chazz Shuman, Stilson Elementary; Allison Saunders, Langston Chapel Middle; Worlanyo Gato, Southeast Bulloch Middle; Alexandra Higdon of Sallie Zetterower Elementary and Micah D'Arcangelo of the Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts & Technology. Jalisa Williams of William James Middle School was a school-level winner, but did not participate in the county-level bee.
The Bulloch County Spelling Bee is sponsored annually by the GAE. The program committee includes Ardrena Jackson, Chianti Culver, Twindell Darlington, Sherry Canty and Beth Persinger.