District News

SUPPORT OUR ROYAL AND BARON ATHLETES!

Come out and support our Royal and Baron athletes as they compete in football, softball, and cross country. For schedules, please use the following links:
 

BCHS Football
BCHS Softball
BCHS Cross Country
BCMS Cross Country
BCMS Softball
BCMS Football

Job Openings

Bleckley 21st CCLC currently has job openings for a Kindergarten and Third Grade Teacher. These two positions are for two days a week. Pay is $75.00 per day. Teachers are responsible for following the 21st CCLC Schedule. Teachers will have 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL VIDEO!

Watch a video capturing Bleckley County students on their first day of school by clicking on  Videos under Quick Links.

MIA Welcome Back BCMS Students

BCMS invited several men from our community to encourage students on their first day back at school. These Men In Action (MIA) included business owners, law enforcement,former students, and pastors. All of the men were excited to be able to participate in this back-to-school suprise and will continue working with BCMS throughout the year to motivate and mentor students.

BCMS End Zone Club Selling T-Shirts

The BCMS End Zone Club will be selling t-shirts to raise money for the 2016 BCMS Football team. The dry-fit style will be purple with the two-color graphic shown below.

 

The cost for each shirt is $15. If you have questions, please contact Coach Collins at greg_collins@bleckley.k12.ga.us  or call 478-934-7270. To order, please fill out and return the form below with payment to Coach Greg Collins at Bleckley County Middle School by Friday, August 19th.

 

SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM

The Seamless Summer Nutrition Program is currently under operation locally by the Bleckley County School Nutrition Program. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Meals are provided to children 18 years old and younger at no charge to the child and MUST BE EATEN AT THE SITE. No take outs allowed. Several site locations are listed below.

You may contact April Newby or Kelli Green at 478-934-2821 for more information and additional sites.

•Turner Chapel AME Church •First Baptist Church

•Mount Zion Baptist Church •Cochran City Auditorium

•S Curve/Funeral Home •Palm Street

•Lucy Coley Road •The Hangar

The Bleckley County Summer Meals Bus will stop at various sites across Bleckley County. Stops include

Pecan Point Apartments, Pecan Grove Apartments, Churchwell Road

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

BCHS Boys' Track Team Makes History at State Meet

On Saturday, the BCHS boys' track team placed third in state Class AA competition, making this their best performance in school history! Carl Ellis Corley won the 3200 meter run and finished second in the 1600 meter. In addition, Austin Cook and Anuj Patel finished fifth and sixth respectively in the 800 meter run, Lequan Allen, Nykeem Farrow, Logan Pittman, and LaDerrick Vickers finished seventh in the 4X100, and Will Simmons finished second in pole vaulting. Congratulations to the entire track team and coaches on making school history!

BCHS Athletes Sign to Continue Sports Careers at Next Level

Several Bleckley County athletes have recently signed letters of intent to continue their sports careers at the  college level.  On May 6th, Cody Evans, quarterback for the Royals, signed with Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. On May 10, Austin Cook and Anuj Patel both signed with Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, where they will be members of the cross country and track teams. Congratulations and good luck to these young men!
(For photos, please read more.)

 

Logan Pittman Named National Football Foundation Scholar/Citizen Athlete of the Year

Logan Pittman, a Senior at Bleckley County High School, was recently selected as the 2016 Scholar/Citizen Athlete of the Year by the Middle Georgia Chapter of the National Football Foundation. He will be recognized at an awards banquet on May 12 in Macon.  Logan is the son of Duane and Pebbles Pittman.

PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS OTHER THAN PARENTS

Please take a moment to complete a brief Bleckley County School survey. Your feedback is a vital part of planning for the upcoming school year and we welcome your input. The surveys can be found using the following links:

PARENTS

COMMUNITY MEMBERS OTHER THAN PARENTS

CONGRATULATIONS, CARL ELLIS CORLEY!

Carl Ellis Corley, a rising Senior at BCHS, was featured on Thursday, May 19, as Channel 13 WMAZ's Athlete of the Week. To view the video, please use the link below. Congratulations, Carl Ellis!

13WMAZ Athlete of the Week - May 19, 2016

2017 Senior Portrait Information

Attached is a BPI flyer with a QR code and 2017 Senior portrait registration information. When scanned, this will launch the student/parent into a Google form that allows you to share your current mailing and contact information with BPI to receive important 2017 Senior portrait information. As an incentive, the student will be entered to win a free photo session. (Please click on "Read More" to display the QR code.)

Last Day of School to Be a Half Day

The last day of school for Bleckley County students will be Friday, May 20. All students will be dismissed at noon. Please note that there will be no after-school childcare on that day.

Physicals for Athletes to Be Held At BCHS Gym on May 12

To participate in any middle or high school sport, students must have an up-to-date physical on file. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, physicals for students wishing to participate in middle and high school athletics will be available for $10 at the BCHS gym.  Physical evaluation forms can be downloaded using the following link:

http://www.bleckley.k12.ga.us/docs/physicals%20tif.pdf

Tucker Felkins Selected as Georgia FFA Foundation Convention Ambassador

Across the state, many FFA members applied for a spot as a Georgia FFA Foundation Ambassador and Bleckley County High School's own, Tucker Felkins, was selected to serve. Tucker is one of only sixteen ambassadors selected statewide. The purpose of serving as an ambassador is to escort and assist legislators, foundation donors, potential donors, judges, and guests of honor during the 88th Georgia FFA State Convention as well as help others develop a deeper appreciation of Georgia FFA. The convention will be held from April 28-30, 2016. Congratulations Tucker!

 

BCHS Students Participate in High School Tech Program

Bleckley County High School Students participated in the High School High Tech program sponsored by Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation this school year. On April 12, 2016, our students were invited to an end of the year luncheon at the Dublin Country Club. The following seniors entered a competition through the program and were surprised with new laptops fully installed with necessary programs for college or technical school:
Zach Boan
Brent Bowen
Destiney Collins
Taylor Harrell
Jacob Mason
Courtney Taylor
Congratulations to these students and a big thank you to Judy Howard for helping facilitate the program at BCHS each year.

BCHS Students Attend Georgia FCCLA State Leadership Conference

The Bleckley Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) traveled to the State FCCLA Leadership Convention in Athens, March 20 through 22. Eight members participated in leadership workshops, took the FCCLA Statesman test and presented their STAR Event projects.

BCPS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION will be held at Bleckley County Primary School on Thursday April 21, 2016 beginning at 4:00 PM. Please bring your child to registration along with their: birth certificate, immunization record, social security card, ear, eye, and dental form and proof of residency. Children must turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2016 in order to register. Students presently enrolled in Pre-K at The Bleckley Learning Center (Wee Kingdom) will automatically be registered. We look forward to seeing you for registration! Any questions, please call 478-934-2280.

 

 

BCPS KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION

KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION will be held at Bleckley Primary School on April 21, 2016 beginning at 6:00 PM.  Please come and visit with us and become familiar with Bleckley Primary School.  We look forward to seeing you for orientation! Any questions, please call 478-934-2280.

Tucker Felkins Selected to Participate in Washington Youth Tour

Since 1965, the Washington Youth Tour has given 1,650 students in Georgia and more than 40,000 students nationwide the opportunity to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The program was initially implemented at the request of President Lyndon Johnson to “send youngsters to the nation’s capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”

Vote for Bleckley County Schools' Farm to School Program

The USDA is sponsoring a contest for school districts to be recognized as “One in a Melon” for their Farm to School efforts.

Click on this link https://farmtoschoolcensus.fns.usda.gov/find-your-school-district/georgia and vote for Bleckley County Schools’ Farm to School Program.

BCHS FFA Plant Sale

The BCHS FFA will be having a one day plant sale on April 1, 2016, from 8:00 - 5:00. You may come and look at the plants prior to the sale. However, please do not ask to purchase any plants before the 1st.

BCHS STAR Student Named

Cassidy Fountain was recently named as the BCHS STAR Student for 2015-2016.  She chose Mr. Ray Martin as her STAR Teacher.  Congratulations to Cassidy for her hard work and to Mr. Martin for his impact on Cassidy's academic success! 

BCHS Beta Club Members
Attend GA Senior Beta Convention

Bleckley County Beta Club members traveled to Atlanta recently for the annual Georgia Senior Beta Convention. Participants competed in a range of academic competitions as well as talent, oratory, poetry and art.                 

BCMS Lady Barons Second in Region

The Bleckley County Middle School Lady Barons placed second in region on Saturday, capping off  a 14-4 season.  Congratulations to Coach Hall, Coach Hulsey, and these hard-working young ladies!

BLECKLEY COUNTY PRE-K REGISTRATION MARCH 10

Registration for Bleckley County Pre-K for 2016-17 will be Thursday, March 10, 2016 from  9:00-6:00 in the Pre-K Lunchroom at 242 East Dykes St., Cochran, GA.  Please park in the parking lot in front of the gym and enter the lunchroom through the double doors to the left of the main entrance.

21st CCLC After School Program Parent/Student Handbook

Cooper  Felkins Chosen Rotary Student of the Month

Congratulations to Cooper Felkins on being selected as Rotary Student of the Month for February! Cooper and his chosen teacher, Mr. Ray Martin, enjoyed lunch with the Cochran Rotary Club.

BCMS Student Wins State DAR Essay Contest

Congratulations to MiShayla Brown, a Sixth Grade student at Bleckley County Middle School.  Her essay, A Colonial Family's Reaction to the Stamp Act,  was selected by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) as 

Tyler Sapp Named FBLA Region 5 Officer

Bleckley County High School Future Business Leaders of America is proud to announce the selection of sophomore, Tyler Sapp, as Region 5 officer. Tyler will officially take on his post over the summer. He will

Chayce Brantley Named Region  5's Who's Who in FBLA

Bleckley County High School Future Business Leaders of America is proud to announce the selection of BCHS FBLA and Region 5 FBLA President, Chayce Brantley, as the Region 5 Who’s Who in FBLA. This is a huge honor bestowed on only 13 individuals in the state.
 

GEORGIA PARENT SURVEY

The Georgia Parent Survey data results are used to develop a school's Climate Star Rating which is used as a diagnostic tool within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) to 

Georgia Parent Survey:

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

BCPS Names Support Person of the Year

Congratulations to Michelle Knighton on being selected as Bleckley County Primary's Support Person of the Year!

Bleckley County Students Recognized at DAR Banquet

Congratulations to the following students whose essays were chosen as grade-level winners in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Essay Contest: James Fordham, 1st

 

Bleckley County FFA Team Wins State Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event

The Bleckley County FFA Agricultural Mechanics Team recently won the State FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event.  The event was held at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, GA on February 6th.

Bleckley County FFA Team Wins Area Junior Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event

Four Bleckley County FFA members recently place first in the Area 3 FFA Junior Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event. The event was held at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley Ga on December 10, 2015. Team members were Louie Lumley, Nicholas Chapman, Elizabeth Parks and Beau Williams.

2015-2016 System Spelling Bee Winners

Bleckley County Elementary School and Bleckley County Middle School would like to congratulate the winners of the 2015-2016 Bleckley County School System Spelling Bee. 

Lady Royals to Host Semi-Finals and Finals

The Lady Royals basketball team will be hosting  semifinals and finals this Friday, 2/12, and Saturday, 2/13, at BCHS.  They will play at 7:00 on Friday against Monticello. The winner of Friday’s game will play Saturday @ 7:00 for the GHSA Region 4-AA championship;the loser of Friday’s game will play @ 4:00 on Saturday in the consolation game. The top 4 teams will automatically play in the 1st round of state.  Please come out and support our Lady Royals. Go BC!

COCHRAN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1945 DONATES CLOCKS TO BCHS

On January 14, 2016, members of the Cochran High School Class of 1945 presented Bleckley County High School with four oak pendulum Seiko 

BCHS NAMES TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Mr. Wes Young on being selected as Bleckley County High School's Teacher of the Year!

BCMS NAMES TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Mrs. Stephanie Vickers on being named Bleckley County Middle School's Teacher of the Year!

BLECKLEY COUNTY LEARNING CENTER NAMES TEACHER AND SUPPORT PERSON OF THE YEAR

The Bleckley County Learning Center recently named Mrs. Georgia Anne Herrington as Teacher of the Year and Mrs. Susan Crooms as Support Person of the Year for 2015-2016.  Congratulations to these ladies on being selected!

BLECKLEY COUNTY SUCCESS ACADEMY NAMES TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Mrs. Teresa Gray on being selected as Bleckley County Success Academy's Teacher of the Year!


BCMS Spelling Bee Winners


 

Bleckley County Middle School recently held its annual grade-level spelling bees for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Two students from each homeroom

 

 

"RUNNIN' WITH THE ROYALS" ROAD RACE

The BCHS Cross Country and Baseball Teams will be holding their annual "Runnin' with the Royals" 1 Mile Fun Run/5K Run/Walk on Saturday, January 30. 

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 Friday, January 29, 2016.

PANTRY PARADE STRIKES AGAIN!

Bleckley County High School CTSO clubs and members participated in the local Cochran Christmas Parade. 

SUPERINTENDENT SMITH ADDRESSES KEY ISSUES IN NOVEMBER PRESS RELEASE

 

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
Bleckley County Schools will be closed for Christmas Holidays 12/21/15  - 1/1/16.  January 4 will be a Teacher Workday/Student Holiday.  Merry Christmas!

GaDOE UPDATES - DECEMBER 2015

 

BCPS NAMES TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Mrs. Erin Loden on being named Bleckley County Primary's Teacher of the Year!

BCES NAMES TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Mrs. Kim Fernandez on being named Bleckley County Elementary's Teacher of the Year!

BLECKLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT ACHIEVES
2015 GSBA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL BOARD STATUS

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BCMS LADY BARONS SOCCER TEAM!

On Friday, the BCMS Lady Barons' Soccer team traveled to Toombs County to take on JR Trippe for the 

FBLA ASSISTS PILOT CLUB WITH WINTER WONDERLAND EXPRESS

BCHS FBLA and other CTSO clubs went to work to help out our local Pilot Club in creating decorations and decorating for the First Annual Winter Wonderland Express in Cochran. Officers Tyler Sapp 

BCHS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AS MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALISTS

Congratulations to these BCHS students for their hard work and efforts over the last semester in the Business and Technology class. These students have accomplished much over the first semester. 

BCMS STUDENTS TASTE-TEST BREAKFAST FOODS

On Tuesday, December 8, a group of BCMS 8th graders traveled to the Perry Arts Center to attend the Breakfast Food Expo.  At the Expo,the students 

Architect RFQ

The Bleckley County Board of Education is seeking qualified architectural firms interested in providing architectural and engineering services for the design and construction administration for future SPLOST and Capital Outlay Funded projects. See attached RFQ details.

GEORGIA  PARENT  SURVEY

The Georgia Parent Survey data results are used to develop a school's Climate Star Rating which is used as a diagnostic tool within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) to determine if a school ...

 

 

 
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS:
NOVEMBER 23-27

BCHS FBLA ATTENDS FALL CONFERENCE
The BCHS FBLA Chapter had a great Fall Leadership Conference in the Classic City! Chapter President, Chayce B., Vice President, Lacey B., Treasurer, Tyler, S., Reporter, Abbie A., Parliamentarian, Jordan S., and members Kalee A., Kendall M, Kasey M.,

BCHS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM MAKES SCHOOL HISTORY!

Saturday, November 7, was a day of "firsts" for the BCHS Cross Country Team as they made history at State Competition. Those "firsts" include: 1st time BCHS has won state as a team in cross country; 1st boys' team to become State

BCMS CHEERLEADERS WIN REGION;
PLACE 4TH AT STATE

On Thursday, November 5th, the Bleckley County Middle School Cheerleaders were named Region Champions for the first time since 2007!   They earned this honor by performing an incredibly complex, and almost flawless, routine that had everyone on their feet and cheering!  

 

 

 

UNDEFEATED FOOTBALL TEAM RECOGNIZED

On Friday night, members and coaches of Bleckley County's only undefeated football team were recognized.  The 1978 Royals, coached by Jimmy Kilpatrick, Larry Barlow, and Gary Morris, were 10 - 0 in the regular season. They were defeated in the first round of play-offs by Robert E. Lee. 

BCHS ROYALS' BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER

The Royals Boys' Basketball team is putting on a fundraiser and would love to have everyone's support. Check out the cool spirit items in the catalog which can be used as great Christmas gifts for friends and family or for you to wear to upcoming Royals games! ... 

BCHS ONE-ACT PLACES SECOND AT REGION

On Thursday, October 29, the BCHS One Act Play finished second in Region. Ashley Strickland was named Best Actress in the Region; Sydney Hagler was named Best Supporting Actress; ... 

Congratulations to Ellen Powell, the BCHS Homecoming Queen for 2015-2016!

 

Local BCHS Students Attend Fall FCCLA Leadership Rally

Cassidy Fountain Named "Commended Student" by 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program

BCHS One-Act to Perform "Into the Woods"

 

Superintendent Smith Speaks to BCHS FBLA

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

 LADY ROYALS ADVANCE!

 

BCHS Beta Club New Member Induction
BCMS Cheerleading Squad Wins Honors

BCPS FALL LITERACY NIGHT

BCPS will be
hosting Fall Literacy Night
on October 15, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
Hope to see you there!

BCHS Celebrates Homecoming Week

Community Wide Public Forum
Lady Royals Host First Round of State Playoffs
Four Day Weekend for Bleckley County Students!
BCHS Lady Royals Headed to Region Playoffs

Bleckley County 4-H Week
October 4-10

 

1 Mile Race for Students 5th Grade and Below

NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK

October 5-9

GA Pre-K Week
October 5-10

 

BCMS Literacy Night - Sept. 29, 2015

2015-2016 Flu Clinic Coming Soon
Influenza is a serious disease... make sure your child is protected!
Flu Handout and Consent Form

 

Contact Us
Bleckley County Schools
242 East Dykes Street
Cochran, GA 31014
Phone:478-934-2821
Fax:478-934-9595