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Picture of a holly garlandBulloch 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


Bulloch County Board of EducationThe 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

The 2016-17 Georgia School Climate Star Rating Surveys for parents, personnel and students are underway. The surveys are a state accountability tool that is part of Georgia's College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).  Parents can take the online survey at


Each of Bulloch County Schools' 15 campuses will be given a Climate Star Rating which comes from the three different surveys: the Georgia Parent Survey, the Georgia School Personnel Survey and the Georgia Student Health 2.0 Survey (one for grades 3-5, one for grades 6-8, and one for grades 9-12).  
The combined results of these surveys will be reflected in a Climate Star Rating on each school's College & Career Readiness Performance Index.  The ratings are released publicly by the state as  standalone  results and as part of annual CCRPI scores reporting. Bulloch County Schools' current ratings can be found on the district's website homepage.
Georgia Student Health Surveys 2.0 for Grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12
Federal law requires that the student survey questions be made available for review by all interested parties. The Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 questions are available on our district website. Copies are available to parents or other parties upon request. The GSHS 2.0 is also available in Spanish. Schools are required to survey at least 75 percent of students in each of these grades to receive a Climate Star Rating.

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: