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Bleckley County Elementary School News

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Free Access to Digital Books All Summer!

Once again, myON Reader has partnered with the Get Georgia Reading Campain to provide every child in Georgia FREE access anytime, anywhere to a library of more than 8,000 enhanced digital books! Your child can access books 24 hours a day, seven days a week from May 14 through August 31. To enroll your child, please use the link below.

Get GA Reading

cap and diplomaBCHS Senior Walk 2018

To access the video of the 2018 Senior Walk, please use the link below.

BCHS Sr. Walk 2018

BCSS Safety Survey

Parents/Guardians

Please take our Safety Survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BCSSafetyParent

Thank you! We appreciate your input!

                                                                                                        

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

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.

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:

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

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! 

            Seussical

 

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

 

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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.

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Lady Royals Headed to Elite Eight!

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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 (dwiegert@bleckley.k12.ga.us) to order yours today!

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LOCAL INFORMATION REGARDING HURRICANE IRMA

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

HURRICANE IRMA 

BCES Picture Day is Tuesday, August 29th!

Smile!

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.

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

ATHLETIC SCHEDULES

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

 JOB ANNOUNCEMENT  

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

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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.

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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.

Appreciation Week for Teachers and School Nurses

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and School Nurses Appreciation Week! We appreciate our teachers and school nurses for all they do for our school!

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!

Honors Night at BCES

BCES Honors Night will be held on Monday, May 14, in the lunchroom at the following times for each grade level:

Third Grade - 5:30

Fourth Grade - 6:15

Fifth Grade - 7:00

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!

Title I Review

You are invited to our review of Title I documents at 3:30, on Thursday, May 17. The meeting will be held in the Media Center at BCES. We look forward to hearing your suggestions!

"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:

Bleckley Progress Logo

Early Dismissal on May 23

Students will dismiss from school three hours early on the last day of school. There will be no childcare offered at BCPS on this day. Please make arrangements to pick up your child by noon on this day in car riders or to have someone available at your house three hours early if he or she rides the bus. Thank you!

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Bleckley County Elementary School
470 Highway 26 East
Cochran, GA 31014
Phone:478-934-3600
Fax:478-934-0309