<<July 2014>>

District News

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.

Speech Language Pathologist Job Announcement

Speech Language Pathologist Job Announcement

Special Education Job Annoucement


*Special Education Teacher

2014-2015 School Calendar

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


Bleckley County Schools National Teacher Day Proclamation

Bleckley County Schools National Teacher Day Proclamation

Expect Excellence Video
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. 

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!

Leslie Holland signs with Brewton-Parker






CAP & GOWN Portrait order form

Cap-n-Gown Picture order forms Available here 


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...

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

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.

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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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.

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.

Bleckley County PINK OUT NIGHT

Video Created By Colby Warren

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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.


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