Bulloch County Schools serves children whose families come from 19 different countries. There are more than 24 different native languages spoken by children who attend our 15 campuses. This treasure of international diversity makes the art, drama, music, literature and customs of different countries even more meaningful.
Throughout the year our fine arts, language arts, foreign language, history and social studies teachers help students learn about the contributions and influences that other cultures have had on history, language, music, art, drama, and literature. This is especially true during the month of December as children learn about the winter holiday traditions that are celebrated in our community, like Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah. We invite you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season at these school events:
December 1 – 31, Portal Elementary School
Portal Elementary School’s Winter Holidays around the World
This learning project is funded by an innovation grant from the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education.
December 5, 7:00 p.m., at Statesboro High School Auditorium
Langston Chapel Middle School Winter Concert
The LCMS Symphonic Band, directed by Morgan Polkowski, will present its Winter Concert.
December 6, 6:30 p.m., Nevils Elementary School
Nevils Elementary School presents, “The Christmas Radio” Musical.
December 6, 6:00 p.m., Portal Middle High School
Portal Middle High Winter Band Concert
December 8, 6:30 p.m., Langston Chapel Elementary School
Langston Elementary School presents “December in Our Town.”
December 9, 5-6:30 p.m., Statesboro High School
Statesboro High, Winter Art Exhibit and Sale
Statesboro High School Art students will host their second annual Winter Art Exhibit and Sale on December 9, 5 - 6:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Department Hallway and main hallway of SHS. Light refreshments will be served. All proceeds go directly to the student artists so please bring cash or check. Entry is free. The National Art Honor Society will be selling handmade ceramic Christmas ornaments benefiting the Denham Springs High School Art Department which lost all art supplies in a flood earlier this year. Our students look forward to sharing what they have learned and created this semester.
December 10, 7:00 p.m., Statesboro High School Auditorium
Statesboro High School’s Fine Arts Department presents its fourth annual “Holiday Follies.”
December 12, 6:00 p.m., Stilson Elementary
Stilson Elementary Christmas Program
December 13, 6:00 p.m., Sallie Zetterower Elementary School
Sallie Zetterower Presents, “The Mice Before Christmas”
Second and third-grade students, under the direction of SZES Music Teacher Sydna Davidson, will present the musical, “The Mice Before Christmas.” Mice are chewing up all the toys and the elves are having a panic attack worrying about having them all finished by Christmas. But... the mice step in to save the day.
December 13, 6:00 p.m., Julia P. Bryant Elementary
Julia P. Bryant Crazy Carols musical
Second and third-grade students, under the direction of JPBES Music Teacher Tom Sye, will be performing the musical, Crazy Carols by Sally K. Albrecht. The musical takes seven Christmas favorites and changes them with wacky school-time lyrics, about students who are anxious for a snow day and for Christmas break.
December 13, 7:00 p.m., Statesboro High School
Statesboro High Band, Winter Concert
Statesboro High School’s Symphonic Band will perform their Winter Concert. It will feature the Percussion Ensemble led by the band's student teacher Sergio Arreguin, and followed by the Concert Band and Symphonic Winds. Admission is free.
December 14-16, 7:00 p.m. Southeast Bulloch High School
Southeast Bulloch High Chorus Concert
Southeast Bulloch High School’s Chorus will perform each night at 7 p.m. from December 14-16. Seating will begin around 6:15pm for those who may have a free ticket, seating without a ticket will take place around 6:45pm. The music performed will consist of a mix of some of the semester’s competition pieces as well as Christmas music.
December 16, 8:30 a.m., Sallie Zetterower Elementary Gym
Sallie Zetterower Annual Holiday Songfest
Bring the whole family to enjoy this cherished tradition of singing holiday favorites together.
December 16, 9:00 a.m. Mill Creek Elementary School
Mill Creek Elementary Christmas Carol Program
The Bulloch County Board of Education will meet for its regular session meeting on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m., in the board room of the school system's Central Office. Key topics for discussion include the following: (1) votes on new and revised policies for student records and student data privacy; and (2) the appointment of an Education Special Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) Development Committee to lead the process and finalize a list of projects for a possible Nov. 2017 ESPLOST referendum for facilities, digital resources, technology, transportation, and safety & security upgrades within the school system.
A complete agenda and Board Packet are attached and also available online at www.bullochschools.org/boardpackets
Georgia School Personnel Survey
The Georgia School Personnel Survey (GSPS) is modeled after the student survey and includes 31 questions. The GSPS is for all certified and classified staff members who work at least 50 percent of the day in the school. Schools are required to survey at least 75 percent of their faculty and staff to receive a Climate Star Rating.
Georgia Parent Survey
The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents can complete the survey using any Internet-enabled device including a personal computer, smartphone or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators will allow parents to complete the survey online at school. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Parents can take the online survey via this link: