The Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Public Broadcasting are launching “Getting Ready” guides to help parents of the youngest learners prepare for the upcoming school year. These guides for getting ready for kindergarten and first, second, and third grade were created by GPB Education and specialists in the Georgia Department of Education’s Office of Teaching & Learning, and are designed to provide a simple way to keep the learning going over the summer and explore skills that will prepare a student for the school year ahead. Find the guides here: https://www.gpb.org/education/learn
Charlton County Schools release update information concerning school closure: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/628635/Coronavirus_Press_release_3.21.2020.pdf
Charlton Schools to begin Grab N Go Lunch and Snack program. For more information visit: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/622690/feeding_program.pdf
Online resources are provided for students and their families. Participation is optional at this time: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/619711/COVID-19_ONLINE_RESOURCES.pdf
Charlton Schools to Close Effective Monday, March 16, 2020. More information at: https://www.charlton.k12.ga.us/article/209730?org=charlton-county
COVID-19 Update for Charlton Schools. See: https://www.charlton.k12.ga.us/article/206283?org=charlton-county
Charlton School Superintendent releases information concerning the COVID-19 presumptive positive test in Charlton County. Please view at: https://www.charlton.k12.ga.us/article/205359?org=charlton-county
The GA Dept. of Public Health is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China in Dec. 2019, and regularly coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. see https://dph.georgia.gov/
A ribbon cutting was held recently for the Livestock Show Facility at CCHS. Pictured are FFA Officers Delaney Murrell, Annabelle Howard, Emma Harris and Joile Pickren. Others participating in the ceremony included Dr. Josh Howard, board member Ms. Lucille Hannans, Mr. Danny McCoy, Dr. Audrey Pickren, Dr. John Lairsey and Ms. Madison Sands.
Due to the inclement weather and the possibility for severe storms later this afternoon and evening, all after-school activities have been canceled for all Charlton County Schools. 2.6.2020
The Charlton County School System seeks a teacher for the pre-kindergarten program. Apply here: https://www.teachgeorgia.org/AdvSearch.aspx?ID=110348
Bethune Middle School's FIRST Lego League team, The Architect Army, will be advancing to Super Regional competition at The Museum of Aviation in Warner-Robins, GA on Saturday, January 25th. The Architect Army has been a team for three years and this is the second year the team has advanced to the second round of competition. Left to right: Alan Gonzalez, Chloe Milton-Williams, Chris Galler, Nate Allen, Alex Ratliff, Jordan Corpening and Brady Earls. Thomas Smith not pictured.
REACH Georgia is a needs-based mentoring and scholarship program providing promising students the support to graduate from high school and achieve postsecondary success. Through academic, social, and financial support, REACH provides the resources to ensure selected students graduate from high school, access college, achieve postsecondary success and are prepared to join the 21st-century workforce. Each Scholar who completes all program requirements receives up to $10,000 scholarship that was earmarked to him/her in the 8th grade. The Scholar is able to receive up to $2,500 per year for up to four years to be used at a two- or four-year Georgia REACH eligible institution of their choosing to be used towards the cost of attendance. This morning, six students from Bethune Middle School were selected and recognized as REACH Georgia Scholars. The recipients are Justice Edwards, Christopher Galler, Pilar Jones, Heather Milton, Andia Williams and Aunica Pafford. They are pictured with Rep. John Corbett of the Georgia Legislature and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Lairsey.
Bethune Middle School Braves featured after undefeated season. Congratulations!!! https://912sports.net/home/f/middle-school-perfection
The Charlton County School System will honor Veteran's Day. No school for students and staff, Monday, November 11, 2019.
The Charlton County School System is accepting applications for a PARAPROFESSIONAL/BUS MONITOR who will assist special education students during transport to Waycross and with instruction, mobility and personal care services in the classroom. The applicant must have completed a Paraprofessional preparation program or hold an Associate’s Degree or have completed 60 semester hours of college coursework or have passed the paraprofessional assessment to be eligible for Paraprofessional certification. Applications may be picked up at 37 Touchdown Lane. Deadline for applications is Friday, November 15, 2019 at Noon. CHARLTON COUNTY SCHOOLS DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF SEX, RACE, RELIGION, CREED, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, MARITAL STATUS, OR HANDICAPPING CONDITIONS.
This week the Charlton County School System recognizes its 2019 Teachers of the Year. Dr. Teresa Bradley has been selected as the System Teacher of the Year for 2019. After being selected by her peers at Bethune Middle School, she was then honored to be chosen to represent the Charlton County School System in the state competition. Dr. Bradley, a native of Folkston and a Charlton County High School graduate, has been teaching for 28 years. She served as a language arts teacher for 4 years and has been a media specialist for the past 24 years. Her bachelor's degree is from The University of Florida and she has a Master of Education degree from Valdosta State University. She completed her educational doctorate at Argosy University. She and her husband Scott have been married for 22 years and they have two sons, Justin and Davis. Just and his wife Brittany recently gave birth to the Bradley's first grandchild, Knox Bradley. Davis, is a student at the University of Georgia and a member of the UGA Redcoat Band. Her philosophy of teaching can be summarized as: "To be a teacher...a true, real teacher, in my opinion, is a calling by God. As a teacher and media specialist, serving students and faculty are tasks I gladly perform. Helping students enjoy school and reading is something I have strived for my entire career. Children deserve the magic of a childhood filled with learning. Respecting students and teachers and developing relationships with them is the basis for my personal belief for educating students and working with teachers. Educators should take care of our students as if they were our own personal children. We stand in the gap for parents each day. For students to succeed, they must intrinsically KNOW their teacher cares and values them. Teaching is hard. It is difficult on the easiest of days. There are days when I question if I make a difference. It is during those times in the trenches where I believe a teacher's greatest accomplishments occur. Students may not recall if I taught them the main idea in a paragraph or how to locate a book on the shelf, but they will definitely remember how I made them feel. To touch the lives of students and teachers for the past twenty-eight years has been a precious gift to me and to my family. I will always be grateful for the opportunities given to me by the students, parents, and faculty members of Charlton County." Congratulations Dr. Bradley!!!
This week the Charlton County School System recognizes its 2019 Teachers of the Year. Lindsey Mantz has been selected as the Teacher of the Year for St. George Elementary School. She has been teaching for a total of seven years, two years as a Pre-K teacher, and five years as a Special Education Teacher. Her quest for teaching began at the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood/Special Education. She has continued her educational journey by receiving a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and an Education Specialist Degree in Special Education. A native of Folkston and a graduate of Charlton County High School, her family still resides in Folkston. She married her high school sweetheart Ryan, and they have two boys, Brady (8) and Laine (2). They enjoy spending time together and traveling as a family. Her teaching philosophy can be described as: “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart” –unknown. Congratulations Ms. Mantz!!!
This week the Charlton County School System announces its 2019 Teachers of the Year. Chosen to represent Folkston Elementary School is Melissa Finley. Melissa has been married to her high school sweetheart, James, for 23 years. She has 3 beautiful children, Nathan 19, Jacob 18, and Anna Jane 15. After graduating magna cum laude from the University of North Florida in 2011, she has been teaching almost 6 years in the special education field. Her philosohy of education can be summarized with the following quote: “Teachers have 3 loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.” -Scott Hayden. Congratulations to Ms. Finley!!!
This week the Charlton County School system announces its 2019 Teachers of the Year. Mr. Christopher Craft has been selected by his peers as the Teacher of the Year for Charlton County High School. Beginning his twelfth year of teaching, all in Charlton County (5 years in 7th grade, and 7 years at the High School), Mr. Craft is originally from Savannah, GA. He graduated from Valdosta State University with B.S.Ed in 2008 and received a M.A. in History from Armstrong State University in Savannah in 2014. He is married to Folkston native Ashley Craft and they have a three-year-old son named Quinn. His philosophy of teaching can be summarized as: Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it consumes them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a building. – A. Bartlett Giamatti. Congratulations Mr. Craft!!!
The Class of 2019 at Charlton County High School had the highest CCHS graduation rate in its history since graduation rates began being monitored. Among the nine high schools in the Okefenokee Regional Educational Services Agency (RESA) area, Charlton recorded the second highest graduation rate trailing only Bacon County High School. The Okefenokee RESA includes schools in Ware, Charlton, Clinch, Atkinson, Pierce, Brantley, Coffee, and Bacon counties. The CCHS rate for 2019 was 90.8 percent and exceeds the state average of 82 percent. The federal Department of Education requires school systems to disaggregate data among subgroups of student populations. For all students the graduation rate was 90.8 percent but when the data are disaggregated for black students, CCHS has the highest graduation rate in the entire Okefenokee RESA area. The graduation rate for black students at CCHS was 94.9 percent compared to the state average of 79.6 percent.
We have a starting guard in the WNBA finals, a defensive back in the NFL, a seventh round pick in the MLB draft, and a NFL Hall of Famer in the same year. There may not be another town in America that can say that. They are Courtney Williams, Chris Milton, L.J. Talley, and Champ Bailey. All four are graduates of CCHS. We are proud of all of them.
We have been informed that Verizon mobile phones are having difficulty reaching schools. It is our understanding that they are working to resolve this issue. If you need to contact your child's school, please use a Landline phone.
Good News in Georgia Public Education https://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/Good-News-in-Georgia-Public-Education.aspx
Charlton County has a new video about the App! Click this link to watch: https://youtu.be/Aatru0WEbuk
GADOE seeks input on Math and Language Arts curriculum: https://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/PressReleaseDetails.aspx?PressView=default&pid=700
State School Superintendent Richard Woods seeks 2019-20 Student Advisory Council. Find out more here: https://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/PressReleaseDetails.aspx?PressView=default&pid=703
Patsy Allen, Financial Services Director, and the Charlton County School System were recognized by the Georgia Department of Audits for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Only 20% of all school systems are recognized for this accomplishment. This is Charlton's fourth year in a row for this recognition.
5 Tips to Help Your Child Avoid the Summer Slump https://study.com/blog/5-tips-to-help-your-child-avoid-the-summer-slump.html
Congratulations to the Class of 2019. You did it!!!! 🎓 #CCHS2019