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aBCHS Lady Royals Elite Eight Game Time

The Lady Royals will play Hapeville Charter School on Tuesday, February 28, at 6:00. The game will be played at Benjamin Banneker High School. 

BCHS FBLA Competes at Region

On Friday, January 27, BCHS FBLA members participated in Region 5 Competition,ending the day with thirty-seven top ten finishes, twenty-one of which were top five finishes! The following students will be advancing to state competition: Jordan Barker, Alex Nesbit (2), Tucker Felkins (2), William DeLoach (2), Allyson Burke (2), Logan Arnold, Naomi Rodriguez, Kory Brantley, Eli NeSmith, and Tyler Swords. BCHS will also be taking one Monopoly team to compete in the state finals. Congratulations to these students and their sponsors!


For a list of individual students and their final standings, please Read More.

School Holiday

All Bleckley County Schools will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

BCMS Inaugural REACH Georgia Scholars Recognized

Bleckley County Schools welcomed Governor Nathan Deal this past Tuesday as part of the statewide REACH Signing Day. Governor Deal joined state, local, and school leaders in congratulating the five students who make up the inaugural class of REACH Scholars for the Bleckley County School District. The ceremony was held at the Bleckley County  Middle School (“BCMS”) Gymnasium and all BCMS students attended the ceremony.

The Bleckley County Schools REACH Scholars for FY17 are: Quadravious Johnson, ninth grade, son of Quadrae Johnson and Kiluwanna Height; Zyon Pasby, eighth grade, son of Kamau Pasby and Lula Hobes; Jayda James, eighth grade, daughter of Chris Williams and Erika Harris; Hope Dominey, eighth grade, daughter of Greg Dominy and Cynthia Dominy; and Demetrion Wells, eighth grade, son of Demetrice Wells and Shantell Johnson and the late Dantayus Ates.


Congratulations to the BCMS Competition Cheerleading Squad and coaches Becky Smith and Liz Brown on their first place finish at Saturday's competition in Morgan County! (Photo Credit: Dave Whitaker, Bleckley Progress)


To read more about their performance, please click on the following link:

Bleckley Progress









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.


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:



BCHS Students Earn FBLA Leader Level Awards

The FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Business Achievement Award Leader level focuses on local, district, regional, state, and national FBLA involvement, develops advanced business skills for members, and helps members become community leaders.  The Bleckley County High School FBLA Chapter 4622 is excited to announce that Tyler Sapp (Junior at BCHS) and Lacey Bell White (Senior at BCHS) have both achieved these awards over the past year.

BCES to Hold Math/Science Night

On Thursday, November 3, BCES will hold its annual Math/Science Night. The fun will last from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and includes fun activities for the entire family!  For more information, please use the following link:


BCES Holds Science/Math Night

To view a video of Bleckley Elementary's Science/Math night,
please click on the picture below:


PLEASE NOTE: The 21st Century After-School Program will dismiss early on Wednesday, December 14 at 5:00 and on Thursday, December 15 at 5:00. Students will return to 21st CCLC on Monday, January 9, 2017.

Mrs. Libby's Class Harvests Vegetables

Mrs. Libby's Second Grade class recently harvested their broccoli, cabbage and carrots! For additional pictures of their bountiful harvest, please Read More.


xLady Royals Advance to Sweet 16

On Friday night, the Lady Royals defeated Thomasville 51-43, advancing to the Sweet 16!  Playoffs will continue at the high school gym on Wednesday, February 22 as the Lady Royals take on Dade County. At this time, tip off is set for 6:00. Congratulations and good luck to the Lady Royals, Coach Manning, and Coach Stanley!  


Photo Credit: Trey Belflower


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

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.

BCHS One-Act to Perform "The Music Man, Jr."

The Bleckley County High School One-Act will be performing "The Music Man, Jr." on Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, October 23, at 2:00 p.m., and Monday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the BCHS Auditorium. The show is dedicated in memory of "The Music Man" himself, Mr. Louis Foster. The cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and children.

The Bleckley County School System is currently completing the required Consolidated Application budget and planning process for federal funding. This process includes the 1% set-aside for Parent Involvement. These documents are available in draft form for parent review and input on Monday, October 25th from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  Please call Debbie Puckett, Director of Student Support and Federal Programs at 478-934-6726 for more details and to register for the work session.

BCPS Celebrates 50 Days of Learning!

To view a video of Bleckley Primary's "50s Day" celebration,
please click on the picture below:


All schools will dismiss at 12:00 on Friday, December 16, for Christmas Holidays. The Primary School will not be providing childcare on that day. Students will return to school on Thursday, January 5, 2017. 

Eric Litwin Performs at Bleckley Pre-K


 Students at Bleckley Pre-K enjoyed an interactive song and  dance  performance by one of their favorite authors, Eric  Litwin.  With his  guitar and dynamic singing voice, he had  everyone singing, dancing  and grooving.  His engaging use of  music, movement, call and  response and repetition brings  books to life and help children learn to  read.

 Litwin is a former educator turned song singing, guitar  strumming, #1  New York Times Best Selling author who  brings early literacy and  music together.  He is the original  author of the Pete the Cat series as  well as the author of The  Nuts and Groovy Joe.  His books have sold over 8.5 million copies, been translated into 13 languages, and won 18 literacy awards including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award.  

Royal Kingsmen Perform at Universal Studios

On February 16-19, 2017, forty-four members of the Bleckley County Royal Kingsmen Marching Band traveled to Orlando, Florida to perform at Universal Studios. The students marched through the streets of Universal Studios entertaining the thousands of guests in the park with a mixture of different pieces including our school fight song, drum cadences, and music from the movie “The Blues Brothers”.  The students have met weekly since January to prepare for the performance.


To view a highlight film of the performance on the band's Facebook page, please use the following link.

Royal Kingsmen Highlight Video 

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!

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.


Tennis Fundraiser

The BCHS and BCMS tennis teams are currently selling long sleeved t-shirts and hoodies. To see color renditions of the two designs available, as well as an order form, please click on the links below. If you have questions, feel free to contact Melissa Barker at 478-934-6258. Thank you in advance for supporting the BCHS and BCMS tennis progams!

T-Shirt/Hoodie Designs

Order Form

All Bleckley County Schools are in the process of updating their Title I School Parent Compacts and Title I Parent Involvement Plans. The plans are posted on the website and are available in hard copy format at each school.  All parents are invited to provide input and feedback regarding the content of these plans. These documents are reviewed and updated annually. You may call or email your school principal to participate in the revision process.

BCHS Cross Country Teams Recognized

On Friday, November 11, 13 WMAZ traveled to BCHS to cover a pep rally honoring Coach Shelly Cranford and the boys' and girls' cross country teams for their recent accomplishments at the State Cross Country Meet. To view the video, please use the following link:

13 WMAZ - BCHS Cross Country Highlight Video




Jordan Williams Selected as "Dare to Dream" Laptop Recipient

Jordan Williams was recently selected as a “Dare to Dream Tour” HP laptop recipient. She was selected by “Dare to Dream” speaker Tim Worley. On December 9, Worley, a former college and NFL football player, spoke to 11th and 12th graders at BCHS about positive decisions and behaviors. As a culmination activity, students were asked to write a response to Worley’s presentation. For her entry, Jordan wrote a brief letter describing how Worley’s presentation had impacted her. Jordan is pictured accepting the laptop from Dr. Trey Belflower.


BCHS Students Chosen to Represent Band at 67th Annual JanFest

Four students from Bleckley County High School were selected to represent our band program for the 67th Annual January High School Music Festival (JanFest) at The University of Georgia. Students were selected based on their accomplishments and director recommendation. These students participated in four days of rehearsals with national and international conductors, concerts, and auditions. The event culminated with a concert performed by our students in their different festival groups. The students are Allyson Burke, Logan Filion, Rachel Harbin, and A. J. Howard.

BCHS Band Students Participate in Honor Band
On February 10-11, 2017, two BCHS band students participated in the Georgia Music Educators Association District 11 Honor Band. In order to be selected for the group, students must undergo a rigorous audition consisting of prepared materials and at-sight performance. The two students, JonHolland Jones and Ansley Jones, spent the two days at Baldwin County High School rehearsing with other students from our district and nationally known conductors to prepare a concert that was performed at the end of the event. 





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

Congratulations to Miss Millie Smith, BCES Teacher of the Year!

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.

BCPS Second Graders Plant Vegetable Garden

Second Grade students at Bleckley Primary recently planted vegetables in the schools' box gardens.  The vegetables will be harvested and then prepared in the lunchroom for the Primary students to enjoy. For pictures of the Second Graders working on this project, please visit Photo Galleries on the left under QUICK LINKS.

Superintendent Smith Visits BCHS Business Classes

Superintendent Steve Smith was invited to come and talk to BCHS Business Classes about making great first impressions and how making good career choices can provide awesome opportunities in their futures. Mr. Smith spoke to students            



Congratulations to Miss Fellisa Young on being selected Miss Bleckley County Sweetheart 2017!


Photo Credit: Bleckley Progress








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.)


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 is on the right path to school improvement. This survey contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.


2016 Homecoming Court Representatives Selected

The BCHS student body recently selected the 2016 Homecoming Court Representatives.

For pictures of the representatives by grade level, please Read More.


JOB OPENING - Paraprofessional

For more information, please use the following link:


BCMS Cheerleaders Back-to-Back Region Champions

On Thursday, November 3, the BCMS competition cheerleading squad traveled to Dodge County to compete in the MGMSAA Region Cheerleading Championship. Under the leadership of coaches Becky Smith and Liz Brown, the girls were able to defend their title from 2015, winning back-to-back titles, an accomplishment that hadn't been repeated at BCMS since 2006 and 2007. Congratulations to the BCMS competition squad and their coaches on their hard work! 

For more information regarding the competition, please use the following link:

Bleckley Progress

Photo Credit: Dave Whitaker, Bleckley Progress


 FFA Members Compete at the National FFA Convention

Eight individuals recently represented the Bleckley County FFA by competing at the National FFA convention in Indianapolis, IN. Evan Thomas, Jacob Smith, Tucker Felkins, and Blake Bohannon placed fifth in the nation in the Environmental Natural Resources CDE.  Members Cale Floyd, Henry Richardson, Jeff Miller, and Adam Parker placed 13th in the nation in the Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems CDE.  The events were held at the Indianapolis Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Drawing over 65,000 FFA members from all over the United States of America, the convention had contests, nine general sessions, a trade show, and a career show. Also representing the Bleckley County FFA, John Austin Stewart and Tyler Brack were awarded the highest honor in the FFA, the American FFA Degree.

Doyle Floyd and Walt Parks are the Bleckley County FFA advisors. For more information, visit bleckleyffa.com.  To view photos, please Read More.


Officer Installation and New Member InductionBleckley County High School held its annual FBLA Officer Installation and New Member Induction on Tuesday, November 28, 2016 in the BCHS Cafeteria. Officers are inducted into office using the FBLA Candle Ceremony. Each candle represents different attributes and traits for each of the officer

BCHS Beta Club Attends State Convention

On January 18-20, fifty students from Bleckley County High School travelled to Savannah to compete at the state Beta Convention.  With great weather and over 2,500 students from across the state in attendance, the convention was a lively time.  While Bleckley County did not walk away with a prize in every category that we competed in, our students still displayed the excellence that we expect in our school system.

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 Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Come out and support our Royal and Baron athletes! For links to athletic schedules, please click on Read More.


FBLA Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month
FBLA members and business classes at BCHS have kicked off their NDEA month with classroom activities focusing on what the Americans with Disabilities Act includes and what it means in the community and in our school. Students have created flyers, brochures, infographics and the like in recognition of the NDEA and will continue to do so throughout the month of October. Students will be working together to create public service announcements, invite guest speakers, create skits and more.


BCHS Cross Country Teams Win State

On Friday, November 4, the BCHS boys' and girls' cross country teams won the AA State Championship in Carrollton. The boys' team was led by Senior Carl Ellis Corley who, for the second year in a row, earned first place with a time of 17:19. Congratulations to our Royal runners and Coach Shelly Cranford! For pictures and more information, please Read More.  

Photo Credit: 13WMAZ

Congratulations to Mrs. Karen Grantham on being named Bleckley County Primary School's Teacher of the Year!


Powell Wins State FFA Event

Bleckley County High School FFA member Hadden Powell recently won the State FFA Floral Design Career Development Event. The event was held at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College CDE Day on December 2nd, 2016 in Tifton.

The Floral Design Career Development Event allowed students to utilize the principles and elements of design.  Each student made two floral arrangements and answered questions by a panel of judges concerning floral design principles.  Hadden used the principles of balance, proportion and scale, focal point, emphasis, rhythm, harmony and unity, and the technique of flower placement to create his designs.

Doyle Floyd and Walt Parks are the Bleckley County High School FFA advisors. The FFA Floral Design Career Development Event is sponsored by the Georgia State Association as a special project of the Georgia FFA Foundation. 



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.

BCHS Students Attend Fall Leadership Rally

Students from the Bleckley County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a motivational rally held on Wednesday, October 12 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia. Over 4,700 students and advisers from schools across Georgia participated in the leadership rally session and competed in events. Along with other advisers and members from across the state, Bleckley County High School FCCLA Chapter Adviser, Sheryl Parks, accompanied 10 members to the meeting.  

BCHS Beta Club Achieves School of Distinction Award

Recently the Beta Club at Bleckley County High School achieved the National Beta School of Distinction status.  Bob O. Bright, CEO of the National Beta Club sent a letter congratulating the school on the accomplishment.  This is the third year in a row that BCHS Beta has achieved this status.  Dr. Cindy Felkins and Ms. Jill Brack are the club sponsors.

National Beta is the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization.  Our mission statement reflects our commitment to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, rewarding and nurturing worthy character, improving student leadership skills, and encouraging service to others.

To keep up with news about us and find out how you can help support the students of the BCHS Beta Club, like us on Facebook at Bleckley County HS Beta Club.

To see photos, please Read More.

Congratulations to Miss Jenna Harvey, BCHS Teacher of the Year!


aBleckley County FFA Students Compete at ABAC State CDE Day

The Bleckley County FFA Environmental and Natural Resources Senior Team, Junior Environmental and Natural Resource team, and our FFA Quiz participant all
competed at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College CDE Dayon December 2nd, 2016 in Tifton.

The Senior ENR team placed 6th at the State FFA CDE Day. Team members consisted of Wassim El-Jeaid, Carrington Anderson, Eli Phinazee, and Ben DeLoach. The Junior ENR team placed 3rd in the State Junior ENR CDE. Team members consisted of Sherie Perez, Rebecca Arnold, Hunter Harper, and Emmi Coleman. Lizzy Parks placed 4th in the State FFA Quiz CDE at ABAC.

Doyle Floyd and Walt Parks are the Bleckley County FFA advisors.  The Environmental and Natural Resources Career Development Event is made possible through the Georgia FFA Foundation as a special project of an industry sponsor or from the Foundation General Fund.

To view photos, please Read More.


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.)

BCHS Homecoming Week Pictures

To see pictures from BCHS Homecoming activities, go to Photo Galleries under QUICK LINKS.

Congratulations, Sam Boston!
In June 2016, Sam Boston represented Bleckley County High School and the State of Georgia at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts. Sam successfully completed the National Leadership Academy and was presented with an official Award of Excellence on Wednesday, November 02, 2016, by Dr. Trey Belflower, principal of Bleckley County High School. Congratulations, Sam!

BCES Students Produce and "Taste Test" Spinach

Third Graders at Bleckley County Elementary School recently harvested their spinach crop. To see pictures of the students preparing and "taste testing" their produce, please Read More.

Congratulations to Mrs. Dana Brown, Bleckley County Learning Center's 2016-17 Teacher of the Year!


The Bleckley County Board of Education, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2-58, voted at its regular meeting on January 17, 2017 to conduct meetings of the board for the remainder of 2017 on the third Tuesday of each month. All meetings will be held at the Board Office, Bleckley County Board of Education, 242 E. Dykes Street, Cochran, Georgia, 31014. All meetings will begin at 7pm unless changed and posted at least 24 hours in advance. To see the BOE meeting schedule, please use the following link or Read More.

Board of Education Meeting Schedule

BCPS Teacher Receives 13 WMAZ "My Teacher Is  Tops" Award

On Wednesday, November 30, Mrs. Audrey Hall was selected as the recipient of the 13 WMAZ "My Teacher Is Tops" award. She was nominated by one of her students, Presley Goins. Congratulations, Mrs. Hall!

Photo Credit: 13WMAZ

To view a video clip of Mrs. Hall receiving the award, please use the link below.

13WMAZ - My Teacher Is Tops




Pre-K Registration Information for the Upcoming Year

Pre-K Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held in the Pre-K Cafeteria on Thursday, March 9, from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. For information regarding the required forms and information needed to register your child, please click on Read More or use the following link.

Pre-K Registration

Congratulations to Mrs. Shana Brown, BCMS Teacher of the Year!


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