<<October 2014>>

District News

Davis Named Bus Driver of the Year

Mrs. Shirley Davis was recognized by the Board of Education at the October Meeting for her selection as Bleckley County's Bus Driver of the Year.  Superintendent Dr. Charlotte Pipkin and Transportation Director Ernie Purser presented her with a framed certificate recognizing her selection.   Mrs. Davis has transported students to and from school for nearly 40 years.  Congratulations Mrs. Davis and Thank You for all you do to make our school a better place!

Parent Information about Enterovirus D68

Fact sheet for parents


The BCHS ONE ACT will be presenting "Bye Bye Birdie" to the public on October 16th at 7:30, Sunday, October 19th at 3:00, Monday, October 20 at 7:30, and Tuesday October 21 at 7:30.  The performance will be held at the BCHS Auditorium.  The cost of admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Bleckley County Schools Honored at State Capitol for Farm to School Achievements


ATLANTA— Bleckley County Schools were recognized with the Golden Radish Award, a prestigious state-wide farm to school distinction which acknowledges the outstanding leadership of school representatives building comprehensive farm to school programs.


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***The Bleckley County Softball Team will be playing for the Region Championship Tuesday October 7th at 5:30. Please bring a loud voice, a purple shirt or even a comfortable chair and support the Lady Royals as they compete for the 4AA Championship.***

Make plans to attend.

Biology class - starting our unit about cells - microscope lab - learning how to make slides and viewing a variety of specimens.
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Jr. Beta Induction

The Jr. Beta Induction Ceremony was held at 4 o’clock at Bleckley County Middle School. There were 78 students inducted into Jr. Beta and 3 transfers. We have a record smashing number of students in Jr. Beta for the 2014-2015 year, 119!

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Physical science students trying out the effectiveness of pulleys during the pulley lab.



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Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Earner

Rachel Leverette, a junior at BCHS has earned her Microsoft Office Specialist Industry Recognized Certification in PowerPoint 2013.  She is the first student this year to earn this certification.  Last year, she earned her basic WORD 2013 certification and she hopes to earn her WORD EXPERT 2013 later this year.


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Congratulations to Kristen Rodgers on My Teacher is Tops award!

Click here to see the WMAZ presentation

Announcing the 2014 Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Youth Leadership Team!

Trevor Barker and Jade Allen have been selected to represent Bleckely County and the state of Georgia at the 2014 Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Youth Leadership Forum to be held in Washington DC in October.  For more click here.

CNA and HEALTHCARE classes enjoy hands on learning.


CNA students are learning about infection prevention by using PPE's (personal protective equipment)


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BUSINESS Student WINS Community Service Flyer Competition

Janae Smith was the Winner of the flyer contest for the Country Fest sponsored by the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce.  She was presented her certificate by CTAE Director Mr. Matt Gibbs.


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Marine Corps Veteran Visits BCHS

On Tuesday September 16th, Bleckley County High School Anatomy and Healthcare Science students were treated to a visit from Hawkinsville resident and Marine Corps veteran Tony Mullis. 

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Bleckley County Elementary School Named as a 2014 Georgia Reward School (Highest-Performing School)

On September 16, 2014, Bleckley County Elementary School received word that the school was named as a 2014 Highest-Performing Georgia Reward School by State School Superintendent, Dr. John Barge.  A Highest-Performing School is among the five percent of the state’s Title I schools with the highest absolute performance, over three years, for the “all students” group on the statewide assessments. A school may not be classified as a Highest-Performing School if it has been identified as a Priority, Focus, or Alert School. BCES was the only school in the Heart of Georgia RESA area to earn the highest performing distinction, and this is the third year in a row that BCES has received with this special reward.   

Job Annoucement

School Based Health Center Coordinator



On sale now, See the fundraiser link on the high school page for pictures and ordering information.

FCCLA Chef Classes

Chef Lee Polk of Middle Georgia State College is working with FCCLA members at Bleckley County High.  Chef Lee is teaching an afterschool program on culinary skills twice a month.  Students have the opportunity to learn and practice knife skills, fruit and vegetable carving, presentation trays and even work the “front of the house”.   There is no cost for the program and students enjoy the hands on learning experience and eating what they made, too.


FBLA Advisors attend training

FALCON is the FBLA Advisor Leadership CONference. BCHS FBLA advisors Cathie Arnold and Julie Hutto along with  BCMS FBLA advisors Emily Raley and Mandy Rogers attended the annual FBLA advisor leadership conference at the Goodwill Anderson Center in Macon, Georgia.  

This conference is designed for FBLA advisors from all over GA to come together to share and learn from each other.  They covered topics about curriculum alignment, community service, achievement awards, student competitions and membership recruitment. Advisors came home with many leadership ideas and lesson integration information to help make 2014-2015 a successful and productive year for their FBLA members.

September Students of the Month

8th Grade
Mackensie Bond
Adasia McClinton
Conner Veal
Saraina Purnell
Destani Mitchell
Tamiah Warner
Kasey Meeks
CJ Rich

7th Grade
Thomas Conner
Anna-Catherine Brown
Marvin Fulford
J.C. Stewart
Haven Heath
Jayla Willis
Dana Wilson
Keith Anderson

6th Grade
Destinee Johnson
Ty Cranford
Chloe Newman
Megan Dykes
Demetreon Wells
Brody Little
David Smith
Parker Horne

Bleckley County Schools National Teacher Day Proclamation

Bleckley County Schools National Teacher Day Proclamation

Expect Excellence Video
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Winners of the Noetic Math League Contest



Winners of the Noetic Math League Contest were recently announced and BCPS students named to the contest's National Honor Roll were:  James Cairney, Landon Cheary, and Ellen Arnold.  More than 18,000 students from 385 schools nationwide participated in the fall contest and the top 10% at each grade level received a National Honor Roll medal.  Landon Cheary was also recognized for having the highest individual score for BCPS. 

Students named to the contest's Honorable Mention list were:  Annsley Johnson, Lauren Coley, Zane Garrett, Hannah Duggan, Elizabeth Arnold, and Michael Howell(pictured in photo gallery).  Congratulations to these BCPS students.

Student Art at Artsonia Kids Art Museum

Click below for instructions on how to view your student's art and purchase items featuring the art work...

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DAR Essay District Winner

District winners for the Essay Contest sponsored by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Hawkinsville Chapter were announced on January 28 and BCES has a winner! Congratulations to Juliet Cairney. Her essay is a district winner and will also go on to state-level judging. Geronimo Garcia's essay received an Honarble Mention. Both Geronimo and Juliet were honored at a luncheon on February 11. 

Bleckley County Middle School Spelling Bee Winners

Bleckley County Middle School would like to congratulate the following students for winning their Grade Level Spelling Bee.

6th Grade winners
3rd place: Cameilla Blash
2nd place: Patrick Taylor
1st place: Carrie Gilbert
7th Grade winners
3rd place: Landa Dominy 
2nd place: Brooke Kreig
1st place: Ethan Berryhill

8th Grade winners
3rd place: Calvin Bogue
2nd place: Jared Avery
1st place: Jacob Smith

The 1st and 2nd place students will be competing on February 12, 2014 in the Bleckley County System Spelling Bee.  Congratulations!

Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students of the month!

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Leslie Holland signs with Brewton-Parker






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CAP & GOWN Portrait order form

Cap-n-Gown Picture order forms Available here 


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Superintendent's Response to Media Reports


The Bleckley County Schools were notified last week that a student at Bleckley County High School had been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. At that time, school officials contacted South Central Health District in Dublin.  We were advised that there is no indication of a public health threat. The student became sick over the Christmas break and has not returned to school since the break. We are not aware of other students with similar symptoms.  We were in contact with South Central Health District staff earlier today and they assured us they are monitoring the situation and will advise the superintendent if there is anything more the schools need to do.





Gifted Education Referrals

Gifted Education Referral Process...

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Parent Survey

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Channel 13 will be set up outside ROYAL stadium for their 5 and 6 o’clock newscast (GAMEDAY ATMOSPHERE) and we want to have a large Bleckley County support group. Ben Jones, Marvin and Suzanne will be at ROYAL STADIUM. We are encouraging fans to bring signs, wear purple and be loud in support of the ROYALS Football team, band and cheerleaders. We want to make a big show.  Please show your spirit get on TV and let everyone know about Bleckley County.

The Football Game will be broadcaast on 103.9

Job Announcement

System Bookkeeper/Business Manager

Early Childhood Paraprofessional

2014 - 2015 Flu Information

School Flu Letter


2014-2015 Consent Form

Flu Mist Information

Flu Shot Information

School Visitation Set for August 5

The Bleckley County Schools will hold Parent/Student Visitation for the 2014-2015 school year on Tuesday, August 5th.  For students at Bleckley County Primary, Elementary, Middle and High School, visitation hours will be from 3:00 until 6:00 PM.  Bleckley County Success Academy will be open from 3:30 until 6:00 PM, and the Bleckley County Pre-K will be open from 1:00 until 6:00 PM.  You're invited to come to school that day to meet your child's teachers for the coming year.  School starts for all students August 7th.

Congratulations to Agriculture Teacher

Mr. Walt Parks was one of six nominations for Georgia Agriculture Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year.

During the GACTE conference in Atlanta in July, Mr. Parks was recognized and received a plaque in honor of his accomplishments. 

Congratulations Mr. Parks.

BCHS Administrators Support and Work during Miracle Treat Day

BCHS Principal Dr. Trey Belflower and Athletic Director Mr. Benjy Rogers work during Miracle Treat Day at the local Dairy Queen.

They filled orders and made Blizzards, as well as waited on customers.

Good Job Dr. Belflower and Mr. Rogers.

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FBLA supports Miracle Treat Day

Bleckley County High School FBLA members and advisors join to support Miracle Treat Day at the local Dairy Queen.

Pictured are: Chayce Brantley, FBLA President, Ashley Strickland, FBLA Vice-President and advisors Julie Hutto and Cathie  Arnold.

FBLA promotes community service and helps support many local and national service organizations.

Any BCHS student interested in joining FBLA please see Mrs. Arnold or Mrs. Hutto.

Top Readers Receive Reward from State Bank

At the BCES Honors Day program, the top reader at each grade level was rewarded with $50 from the State Bank of Cochran. Top readers were:
Alayshia Sykes, Kiwon Jenkins, and Juliet Cairney. Congratulations to these super readers and thank you to State Bank for the donation of prize money.




Summer Conference for CTAE teachers

Bleckley county high school CTAE teachers attend summer training in Atlanta. 


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FCCLA Attends Leadership Training

Tatyana Thomas and Jay Jay Julkes completed FCCLA Discover Leadership Training at Camp John Hope. 

FBLA Officers Gear Up for the New Year

Bleckley County High School FBLA gears up for a new year.  FBLA officers,Emily Dyal, Chayce Brantley and Ashley Strickland, attended SLOTS at Crisp County High School on July 22nd to learn leadership skills and network with other FBLA members from around the state.


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Open House at BCHS is at 6pm on Thursday the 21st.  Parents and students please report to your advisors classroom to get a copy of your schedule and other important information.

Parent Guide to Georgia's New Assessments

Students in Bleckley County and across the state will be taking new state assessments this school year.  For more information on what your child will be doing, go to this link: A Parent's Guide to GA's New Assessment.

Special Education Job Annoucement


*Special Education Teacher

2014-2015 School Calendar

See the link below for next school year's calendar.


Student Insurance Available

Parents may purchase school insurance for their children in grades Pre-K through 12 from K12 Special Markets Insurance Consultants at group rates.  Multiple plans are available to meet your needs.  More information can be seen on the flyer and website below...

Informational Flyer