<<April 2014>>

District News

Job Announcements

Physical Education Teacher Grade K-12

English Language Arts Teacher Grade 6-12

Special Education Teacher Grade 6-12




Job Announcement

Assistant Principal

The Bleckley County Board of Education has approved the transfer of Dr. Trey Belflower to principal at Bleckley County High School and Mrs. Michele Dyal to principal at Bleckley County Middle School.  The transfers will be effective for the 2014-2015 school year.

Schools Closed March 14, 2014

All Bleckley County Schools will be closed on March 14, 2014.  This is a previously scheduled teacher/ student holiday day

Expect Excellence Video
School Closing Update

Bleckley County Schools will be closed for STUDENTS on Thursday, February 13, 2014.  Teacher & Staff hours will be from 10:30 am until 4:00 pm (unless further notified). School Nutrition Staff will not report to work on Thursday, February 13, 2014.  

Winter Storm Warning

Bleckley County is under a Winter Storm Warning and Governor Deal has expanded the state of emergency he issued yesterday to include Bleckley County.  Freezing temperatures are expected in our area by noon on Wednesday and are expected to continue through Thursday morning making roads icy and unsafe for travel.  The Bleckley County Schools will be closed for students on Wednesday and Thursday.  Our area has been advised to prepare for power outages due to freezing precipitation on trees and power lines.

Staff will not report on Wednesday but will be notified about reporting late on Thursday if weather permits.

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...

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. 

WinterFest Has Been Rescheduled for Thursday, February 6

Due to forecasted winter weather and school closings, WinterFest at BCES has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 6.

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!


The basketball game that was scheduled for the 28th has been rescheduled for Feb. 8th.  The JV will begin at 1:30 and the Varsity at 3.

This will also be SENIOR NIGHT. 

PLan to come out and support the Royals.

Leslie Holland signs with Brewton-Parker






CAP & GOWN Portrait order form

Cap-n-Gown Picture order forms Available here 


School will be Open Thursday for Students & Staff

The Bleckley County Schools will be open on Thursday, January 30 for all students and staff.   Buses will run at regular times.   All schools will be on regular schedule.  

Bleckley County Schools Closed Wednesday

Bleckley County Schools will be closed for students and staff on Wednesday, January 29.  Once a decision is made on Wednesday about students and staff reporting on Thursday, we will update the website, send a message from the automated calling system, and notify local media.

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...

Veterans Day Holiday

Bleckley County Schools will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2013 in honor of Veterans Day.

JOB ANNOUCEMENT Paraprofessional - Bleckley County Pre-K and Bleckley County Primary
Explaining Increase in Millage Rate



2nd Grade Teacher Bleckley County Primary School
Certified Application
Request for Professional Reference

School Secretary/Data Clerk
Classified Application

Notice of Called Board Meeting

The Bleckley County Board of Education will meet in a special called session on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. for the purpose of setting a tentative millage rate and any other business that may come before the Board.  The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Bleckley County Board of Education located at 242 East Dykes Street, Cochran, Georgia.

Tests Show No Contamination to Drinking Water

We received official word today that there is no contamination of the City of Cochran water system as a result of the flooding earlier this week. The drinking water is safe to consume.  Thank you for your cooperation with our efforts to ensure the health and safety of our children during the last two days.  We are thankful for the donations of bottled water and ice from parents and businesses in our community as well as businesses outside of Bleckley County.

Bleckley County Schools are open Tuesday, August 20.
Football Scrimmage Game Moved

The scrimmage game between the Bleckely County Royals and Irwin County has been moved to Irwin County this Friday, August 23 at 7:30 PM.  The change in location was made nesseccary  due to the large amount of rainfall received this week in Cochran.

Admission will be $5.

As of 4:00 Thursday, Bleckley County Schools will be open Friday, August 16, 2013.
Job Annoucement

Middle School/High School Special Education Teacher

Visit your Child's School Today!

Visitation for each of the Bleckley County Schools is today.  Bleckley County Pre-K Teachers will meet students from 1:00 to 6:00 PM.  All other schools will hold visitation between 3:30 and 6:00 PM.  You can take this time to meet all your child's teachers, pick up supply list and other inforamtion needed for the start of school.

All students will begin class on Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

Teacher Vacancy

The Bleckley County School System has a teacher vacancy at Bleckley County Primary School.  Applications are available on line at www.bleckley.k12.ga.us.  For consideration submit a completed Bleckley County School System application packet to cpipkin@bleckley.k12.ga.us.

Feedback Requested

Please give us your feedback on the draft of the Bleckley County Schools mission statement.

Providing excellent educational experiences today for tomorrow's success

Send your feedback to cpipkin@bleckley.k12.ga.us.

Job Announcement


Consolidated Application Community Working Session

Bleckley County Schools is currently completing the required Consolidated Application process for federal funding. These documents are available in draft form for parent review and input on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Please call Debbie Puckett at 478-934-6726 for more details and to register for the work session.

Communities in Schools/Family Connections Partners with Walgreens CIS

Communities In Schools/Family Connection will be partnering with our local Walgreens on Second Street to collect school supplies for students in the BC School System. All supplies donated and placed in the box in the lobby will be given to us to distribute. We will also gladly accept supplies purchased at other outlets and they can be dropped off at the central office by August 5 or someone will be happy to come by and pick them up. For pickup please call our office at 478/934-4300.

Wiegert Named Bleckley County Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Emily Wiegert has been selected as the Bleckely County Schools 2013 Teacher of the year.  Mrs Wiegert teaches English and Journalism at Bleckley County High School. At the System End of the Year meeting, Dr. Pipkin presented Mrs Wiegert with a plaque and a Crystal Apple. Richie Everly of State Bank of Cochran presented a monetary award.


Bleckley County High School Graduation This Saturday, 10 AM

Bleckley County High School will hold commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Royal Stadium.  

April Newby Selected School Nutrition Employee of the Year

Mrs. April Newby has been selected by her peers as the 2013 School Nutrition Employee of the Year.  Mrs. Newby is the Manager of the Bleckley County Learning Center lunchroom program and plays a large role in the Summer Feeding Program.  Mrs. Newby always has a smile for her Pre-K students as she helps get their school years off to the right start.  Congratulations, Mrs. Newby!

Joe Bryant Named Transportation Employee of the Year

Mr. Joe Bryant, Jr. has been selected as the first Bleckley County Schools Transportation Employee of the Year.  Mr. Joe has served as a driver, transportation director, and many other roles during his 43 year career.  You would be hard pressed to find a person in Bleckley County who attended our schools that hasn't at one time or another ridden Mr. Joe's bus!  They could not have picked a finer man, congratulations Mr. Joe!

2013-2014 School Calendar

The new school calendar for the 2013-2014 school year in now available at this link:

2013-2014 Bleckely County School Calendar

Student Holidays Friday, October 11, 2013 and Monday, October 14, 2013 will be holidays for students in the Bleckley County Schools.
Board of Education to Hold Tax Increase Hearings

Click here to view dates, times, and locations of Tax Increase Hearings.

Parent Survey

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Bleckley At Dodge, Friday Night

The Royals will travel to Eastman this Friday Night to take on the Dodge County Indians.  Come out and support the Royals!

Schools Receive Accreditation

Each school in the Bleckley County System has received "Accredited with Quality" status from the Georgia Accrediting Commission, INC for the 2013-2014 school year.  At the September Board of Education Meeting, principals were presented with certificates to display in their schools. In February, the system will have their five year external review for SACS Accreditation.

State Health video

Open enrollment for State Health is October 21st through November 8th.


The following link is a video explaining the upcoming changes to State Health.

Job Announcement

System Bookkeeper/Business Manager

2013-2014 Calendar Update

The Bleckley County Board of Education approved changes to the 2013-2014 School Calendar at their July Meeting. October 11 and May 27 are now Teacher Professional Learning Days for staff and holidays for students. February 14 and March 17 move from holidays to regular student days for both staff and students. A revised calendar can be found at the top of this web page.

Bleckley County PINK OUT NIGHT

Video Created By Colby Warren

Make your own slide show at Animoto.

Breast Cancer Survivors or Family Members Who Want to Honor Their Loved Ones Who Have Lost Their Life to Breast Cancer are Invited To Participate in On-Field Ceremony.

Pink Out Shirts for sale by BCHS Relay Team



Orders due by September 17 th at 3 pm. Payment due with order.

$15 for YS- AXL.        $17 XXL- up


Candi Dykes cdykes@bleckley.k12.ga.us

Cathie Arnold carnold@bleckley.k12.ga.us

or call the BCHS office 934-6258



Yale University announces recipients of the YALE Education Recognition Program.

The Yale Office of the undergraduate Admissions has the distinct pleasure of recognizing Brad Sanders of Bleckley County High School as a recipient of the 2013 Yale Educator Award.

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Bleckley County Coach Honored:

Dwone Hicks

Former Middle Tennessee State University running back and soon-to-be Hall of Famer Dwone Hicks has had a long journey to get to where he is in life.

See original article from the Murfreesboro Post .


Congratulations Coach, We are Proud to have you on our Team.


Bookkeeper/Business Manager