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The Book Fair is Here!

Come visit the book fair on Thursday, March 1, during our Literacy Night from 5;30 until 7;00. If you can't make it to Literacy Night, click the link below to shop the BCES book fair online! You can also put money in a student account using eWallet. 

Shop the BCES Book Fair

DAR Essay Contest Winners Recognized

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, winners of the 2018 DAR essay contest were recognized at a luncheon sponsored by the Hawkinsville Chapter of the NSDAR. The luncheon was held at the Steak House in Hawkinsville.

The following Bleckley County students were recognized:

First place winners: 

Fifth Grade:  Clayton Beck, Bleckley County Elementary School

Sixth Grade: Lauren Elizabeth Coley, Bleckley County Middle School 

Seventh Grade:  Malorie Warren, Bleckley County Middle School

Eighth Grade: Sophie Knight, Bleckley County Middle School

Christopher Columbus essay:  Donald Warren, Bleckley County High School

Second place winners:

Sixth Grade: James Cairney, Bleckley County Middle School

Seventh Grade:  Joshua Gilbert, Bleckley County Middle School  (not pictured)

Eighth Grade: Harlie Corner, Bleckley County Middle School 

Christopher Columbus:  Elizabeth Parks, Bleckley County High School

Lauren Elizabeth Coley was also named a District winner. Congratulations to all of these students for their hard work and for exemplifying Bleckley County's tradition of expecting excellence!


                  DAR 2018 Winners

Parent Survey for Parents of Bleckley County Students with Disabilities

The return rate for the surveys is monitored and reported by the Georgia Department of Education. Please take a moment and complete the 10 question survey. We appreciate and value your input. To access the survey, or for more information regarding the survey, please use the following links:

GaDOE Parent Survey

2018 Annual Parent Involvement Survey for Georgia Families Raising a Student with a Disability Flyer


Get Your Field Day Shirts and Yearbooks got yours?

The deadline to order Field Day shirts is March 30th. Absolutely NO money can be accepted after that day. This allows us time to place the order, the company create the order, and us separate the shipment when it comes in. The students will turn in money to their HOMEROOM teacher. Click "read more" below for an order form.

Orders for yearbooks are also being taken until May 4th. Forms were sent home after Christmas break. If you do not have a form you can print one by clicking on "read more" below. The money and order form should be turned in to Mrs. Long in the library.

Georgia Milestones 2018 Information Georgia Milestones

Click here for testing dates and more information.

HGRESA Art Contest for School Staff and for Students

                                  Art Tools

Gifted Education Referral Information

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) referral forms may be picked up in each school's office during the month of January.  Completed forms must be returned by 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey:

Superintendent's Student Advisory Team Meets

The 2017-18 Superintendent's Student Advisory Team met on Tuesday, October 31. These 2nd through 12th grade students gave feedback on what they like and would like to change on a variety of topics including school food, teachers, rules and dress code, and safety. Findings from the Student Advisory Team with be shared with the system-wide Strategic Planning Committee.

Student representatives are:

  2nd Grade: Kensley Duffey, Cullen Senters
  3rd Grade: Angel Crawford, Isiah Galvin
  4th Grade: Isabella Trice, John Teston
  5th Grade: Kendall May, Sadarian Nelson
  6th Grade: Carly Claxton, Marcus Newsom
  7th Grade: Gracie Robertson, Deacon Duffey
  8th Grade: Shianna Harden, J.R. Fordham
  9th Grade: Shy Chambers, Nick Smith
10th Grade: Katie Curry, Keith Anderson
11th Grade: Abbie Sims, Adam Belflower
12th Grade: Asia Fleming, Jacob Smith


         Student Advisory Team

Congratulations to BCHS One-Act

Congratulations to the Seussical cast, crew and directors, Kelli Greer and Penny Spivey, on being named region runner-up! 



Bleckley FFA Wins National Title

On Friday, October 27, the Bleckley County FFA Forestry Team made history after being named National Champions. Team members Blake Bohannon, Tucker Felkins, LeAnn Hearn, and Jacob Smith, under the advisement of Doyle Floyd, won the National Forestry Career Development Event at the 90th FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. All four team members placed in the top ten overall individually:

1st Place (high individual) - Blake Bohannon
2nd Place (high individual) - Tucker Felkins
3rd Place (high individual) - Jacob Smith
7th Place (high individual) - LeAnn Hearn

In addition, Blake was awarded 1st place in Practicum and Tucker was awarded 1st place in Test. Congratulations to these outstanding students and Mr. Floyd for representing Bleckley County so well!

To view 13WMAZ's highlight video of the team's accomplishments, please use the following link:

Bleckley County Takes Home National Title










Golden RadishBleckley County Recieves Golden Radish Award

Georgia’s Departments of Agriculture, Education and Public Health, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and Georgia Organics came together at the historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot to celebrate the over 40 percent of Georgia school districts with outstanding farm to school programs. Seventy-five school districts, serving more than one million students in Georgia, are now participating in farm to school.  These districts served more than 97 million school meals with local food items during the 2016-17 school year.

Bleckley County School District was recognized at the Gold level for their accomplishments during the 2016-17 school year, including:

  • At Bleckley High School, both the Family and Consumer Science class and the Future Farmers of America student organization have gardens. Chickens are raised by students for the Poultry Judging Team.

BCES to Hold Math/Science Night

BCES will host an exciting night of hands-on math and science activities for the whole family on Thursday, November 2 from 5:30 - 7:00. For more information on this fun event, please click on the picture.



Lady Royals Headed to Elite Eight!


Congratulations to the Lady Royals and Coaches Teresa Gray and Philip Hart on defeating Berrien County and advancing to the Elite Eight. The Royals will play Monticello on Thursday, October 26, at the Columbus Softball Complex. Game time is 3:00. Good luck and Go Royals!

BCMS and BCHS Golf Teams' Fundraiser

The Bleckley Royals golf teams are conducting a Titleist Golf Ball sale to raise money for the upcoming season. Titleist Pro V1 or V1x golf balls are on sale for $50.00 per dozen (personalized with the BC logo). Place your order now through November 3 (orders will be ready mid-November). Contact Coach Wiegert at BCHS by phone (478-934-6258) or email ( to order yours today!



For information regarding Good Samaritan Shelters in Bleckley County, as well as acceptable donation items, please use the following link:


BCES Picture Day is Tuesday, August 29th!


For information and updates on BCHS and BCMS sports, please use the following link:

Bleckley Progress

aLate Dismissal - Monday, August 21

Due to the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st, all schools will dismiss 30 minutes later than normal. This is to help ensure the safety of our students' eyes.


To view photos from the first day of school, please go to Photo Galleries under Quick Links.


Schedules for fall sports may be accessed using the Athletics link under Quick Links or using the links below.

BCHS Football

BCHS Sofball

BCHS Cross Country

BCMS Cross Country

BCMS Softball


The Bleckley County Board of Education is seeking qualified applicants for the position of School Based Health Center Mental Health Counselor/Coordinator. Applications will be accepted through August 21, 2017.
For More Information, please use the following link:

School Based Health Center Mental Health Counselor/Coordinator


School Visitation - Wednesday, August 2

Visitation for all schools will be Wednesday, August 2.  Visitation hours are as follows: 

BCHS, BCSA, BCMS, BCES and BCPS: 3:30 - 6:00

Pre-K : 1:00 - 5:00


Tax Digest and Notice of Current Levy Current 2017 Tax Digest and 5 Year History of Levy
BCES Supply Lists and Dress Code for 2017 - 18 School Supplies

Please click on the image below to view a video of the BCHS Class of 2017 Senior Walk.


Watch the high school graduation ceremony.

Watch the high school graduation ceremony.

Surplus Property Bid List

aThousands of Free Books Are at Your Fingertips this Summer!

The Get Georgia Reading program has partnered with myON to deliver thousands of free books to your computer and mobile devices. This means every child, teacher, librarian, and parent in Geoprgia will be provided with unlimited access to myON's enchanced digital books, 24 hours a day - every day- through August 31. For more information on enrolling your child in this program, please click on the picture.


Title I Planning Meeting

The BCES Leadership Team invites all stakeholders to participate in the annual Title 1 revision work session on Wednesday, May 10, at 3:15 in the media center.  All Title 1 documents will be reviewed and revised for the upcoming school year.  

aRoyal Singers' Spring Concert

The BCHS Royal Singers will be having their Spring Concert on Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. in the BCHS Auditorium.  The State winning Literary Quartet, Trio and Boys soloist will also be performing their winning selections.  The cost is $5 for Adults and $3 for Students and Children.  All proceeds will go to help cover the costs of a show choir competition trip in May.

aBCHS BETA Club Selling Vidalia Onions

The BCHS BETA club is currently taking orders for Vidalia Onions. The certified, jumbo Vidalia sweet onions will be in 10 lb. bags and will cost $14. Orders are due by May 5th and will be delivered on May 11th. Proceeds from this sale will be used to honor Beta graduates, send 23 State winners to Orlando to compete at Nationals in June and fund other club activities.  For more information, please contact Cindy Felkins at 478-934-6258 or .

School Choice Meeting

A public meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. tonight, Thursday, April 20, at the BCHS Auditorium to discuss “virtual school” options proposed for next year. The BCHS Auditorium is located at 1 Royal Drive, Cochran, Georgia. For more information, please call the Superintendent’s Office at 478-934-2821, extension 0.

Invitation to Bid

Athletic Expansion - Bleckley County High School



Cochran's Dairy Queen has partnered with BCHS Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides Walk in June.  A portion of all proceeds on Saturday, April 15, will go directly to Cystic Fibrosis research to help find a cure. Please mark your calendars and help HOSA support this worthy cause. For additional information, please Read More.

It's an EGGstra Special Day at BCES! Dozen Day! Bunnies on the News

More pictures in Photo Gallery!

My Teacher Is Tops!

Congratulations to Mrs. Suzanne McWhorter on being selected as this week's 13WMAZ My Teacher Is Tops! She was nominated for the award by Harlie Sanders, one of Mrs. McWhorter's Fifth Grade students at Bleckley County Elementary School. To view 13WMAZ's video of Mrs. McWhorter receiving the award, please use the following link: 

13WMAZ My Teacher Is Tops: Mrs. Suzanne McWhorter


All Bleckley County Schools will be closed April 3rd - April 7th for Spring Break.


All Bleckley County schools will dismiss at noon on Friday, March 31st. Please note that Bleckley Primary will not be offering childcare on that day. 


BCHS FFA Plant Sale

The BCHS FFA will have a one day plant sale on Wednesday, March 29th, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Stop by when you get a chance and see what we have. Prices will be available on Tuesday.


mBCMS Golf Team to Hold Car Wash

The BCMS boys' and girls' golf teams will be conducting a car wash this Saturday (March 25) from 10:00-2:00 in the Citizen's Bank parking lot (across the street from First Baptist and First Methodist). Please consider bringing your vehicle by to get a Spring clean or just to get the pollen rinsed off. Pass the word on to family, friends, and neighbors. We are not charging a set price but are accepting donations. Thanks for you support!

Hats for Harvey

Students are encouraged to wear a hat for a $1.00 donation tomorrow.  Teachers have dressed down this week for a $5.00 donation.  All money collected will be donated through Wal-Mart and will be given to the Red Cross for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Wal-Mart will double match each dollar donated; therefore the total donation made per hat worn will be $3.00.  Thank you for helping us show kindness and compassion from our school to others in need.

Open House and Title I Meeting: September 7

Parents are invited to our annual Title I meeting and Open House tomorrow.  The Title I meeting will begin at 5:30 in the lunchroom, and Open House will being after this meeting at 6:00.  This is an important time for you to learn information from your child’s teacher.  This is not a time for personal conferences; however, we will have a place for you to sign up to schedule a conference on the sign in sheet in your child’s homeroom.  We will also have someone available to help you with Powerschool access in our computer lab.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow night!

Grandparent's Breakfast Scheduled for September 11-13

Our annual grandparent’s breakfast will be held next week on the following days:


September 11th – 3rd grade (7:15 – 8:00)

September 12th – 4th grade (7:15 – 8:00)

September 13th – 5th grade (7:15 – 8:00)


Grandparents will sign in at the office and go to the lunchroom to eat breakfast with the child.We look forward to having you on this special day!

"Where to Go When You Need to Know"

If you're looking for information related to athletic, academic, or club activities within the Bleckley County School System, please visit the Bleckley Progress website, created and managed by Dave Whitaker. For easy access to the site, please use the following link:

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Bleckley County Elementary School
470 Highway 26 East
Cochran, GA 31014