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District News and Press Releases (2015-2016)

Annual C.L.I.P. Revision meeting is scheduled for June 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Greene County Schools invites all interested stakeholders to review & provide input in the development of the system’s 2016-2017 Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP). This CLIP is submitted annually to the Georgia DOE to outline the plan for expenditures of federal programs including Title I, Title II-A, Title III, Homeless Education, and Title VI-B.

The CLIP is reviewed each year for the effectiveness of the actions, programs, and strategies implemented to meet our goals. A team is organized to make revisions to the plan based on current assessment data, demographics, and feedback from stakeholders.

We will hold our annual Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) review meeting  on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the CBJ Educational Complex, 101 East Third Street, Greensboro. As the Local Educational Agency (LEA), we are committed to creating and maintaining partnerships with our parents, teachers, staff and community, and we encourage all to attend this important meeting to provide input on the improvement plan. 

You can review and make comments regarding the current C.L.I.P. by  clicking here.


Parent Involvement Plan Revision meeting scheduled for June 28 at 5:30 p.m.

The community is invited to attend our Parent Involvement Plan meeting on Tuesday, June 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the CBJ Educational Complex, 101 East Third Street, Greensboro.

The meeting will focus on how to increase parent involvement at the district level and how parents can become more involved in their child’s education.

For more information about the Parent Involvement Plan, contact Targie Folds, Parent Liaison, at (706) 453-7688 or by email at


Two Greene County students selected as finalists for Governor’s Honors Program

Greene County High School rising junior Guerin Brown and Lake Oconee Academy rising junior John “JD” Higdon will join students from across the state June 19-July 16 at Valdosta State University for the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP). 

BOE names Dr. Chris Houston as Superintendent of Greene County Schools.

The Greene County Board of Education named Dr. Chris Houston Superintendent of Greene County Schools on June 13, 2016. Dr. Houston had served as the school district’s Interim Superintendent since January 2016.More

Greene County Schools 2015 School Climate Star Ratings

The Georgia Department of Education released the 2015 School Climate Star Ratings on June 1. Each school in Georgia received a 1-5 star ratings, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate most in need of improvement. School Climate Star Ratings are an informational tool for schools, administrators, and parents; they do not affect the school’s College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score.


GCHS Business Communications students excel on Microsoft Office Specialist Exam

Students enrolled in Business Communications at Greene County High School recently took and passed the Microsoft Office Specialist exam. Since every student enrolled in the class passed the exam, the high school’s pass rate is 100 percent for this exam, explained Kati Mize. Mize teaches marketing, business and audio video classes at GCHS.


Free lunch for kids this summer

Children 18 and under can enjoy free food and fun during summer vacation thanks to the Summer Food Service Program

Dairy Queen in Greensboro supports GES Field Day and AR Celebration

Greensboro business owner Sammy Momin provided a special treat to every Greensboro Elementary School student on Friday, May 13. Momin, the new owner of Dairy Queen, provided free Dilly and Starkiss ice cream bars to students following the school’s field day activities.

Three Tiger football players sign letters of intent with two Georgia colleges

Surrounded by family members and classmates Greene County High School Tigers Terrance Williams, Tyrek Burdette and Jonathan Evans signed letters of intent with LaGrange College and Reinhardt University on May 11.

GCHS students attend DECA International Career Development Conference

Senior DECA members Darrell Evans and Vanesa Rojas joined over 17,500 DECA members and advisors for the 70th annual DECA International Career Development Conference held in Nashville at the Music City Center. Students participated from all 50 states plus China, Korea, Spain, Germany, Canada and Guam.

CMS Business and Computer Science students earn MOS certification

During the week of April 11-15, Carson Middle School students enrolled in the school’s Business and Computer Science courses were given the opportunity to take the Microsoft Word certification test.  

Benzer Pharmacy partners with GCSS to provide free vitamins to students

Benzer Pharmacy has partnered with Greene County Schools to provide free chewable multivitamins to students between the ages of four and 14.

Principals named for GES and GCHS

Greene County Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Chris Houston is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jacqueline Jackson as the new principal of Greensboro Elementary School and Mr. James Peek as the new principal of Greene County High School. Both educators have extensive backgrounds in school administration.


Elected officials recognize GCHS senior Ilsse Ortega

Greene County Sheriff Donnie Harrison visited Greene County High School last week to surprise GCHS senior Ilsse Ortega.  Sheriff Harrison presented Ilsse with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Sheriff’s Office for her “hard work and dedication to her academics and being an outstanding student citizen” as well as a letter from Congressman Jody Hice, congratulating her on receiving the STAR Student Award sponsored by the Lions Club of Union Point.


Parent Mentor available to assist GCSS families and staff

Greene County Schools is pleased to announce the addition of a Parent Mentor to assist families who receive special services through the district’s Special Education and Student Support Services Department.More

GCHS student Darrell Evans places 2nd at state conference

Greene County High School senior Darrell Evans placed 2nd in Job Interview at DECA’s Career Development Conference. More than 1,900 DECA members from across the state attended the conference and participated in a variety of leadership activities and competitions.


CMS FBLA Chapter wins big at State Conference

The Carson Middle School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) traveled to the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Conference Center in Perry for the annual Georgia FBLA Middle Level State Leadership Conference.


Greene Reads kick-off celebration held at Greene County Library

The kick-off celebration for the month-long reading program, Greene Reads, was held at the Greene County Library on March 1. Greene Reads has been sponsored for the last five years by the Greene County School System and the Greene County Library. Every Tuesday during the month of March, members of the community are encouraged to stop and read for 30 minutes from 6-6:30 p.m.

GCHS senior Ilsse Ortega receives Golden Door Scholarship

Greene County High School senior Ilsse Ortega was recognized during a special ceremony at the high school for being one of 40 graduating seniors from across the country to receive the Golden Door Scholarship. The four-year scholarship will pay for Ilsse’s tuition, room and board, and healthcare at the college or university of her choice.

Greene Co. CBJ Preschool registration begins on February 29.

Greene County CBJ Preschool registration for the 2016-2017 school year will begin on February 29. The program is free and open to all children who reside in Greene County and are 4 years old on or before August 31, 2016. The preschool follows the Greene County School System Academic Calendar. The school year for preschool students is 180 days.


Applications are available at Greene County CBJ Preschool, 103 East Third Street, Greensboro.


In addition to the application, the following documents are required for enrollment:

  • -Certified Birth Certificate, or other proof of age document such as official medical documents, insurance policies, green cards, passports, etc.
  • -Immunization Certificate (Form 3231)
  • -Social Security Number (copy of card)
  • -Ear, Eye, and Dental Examination (Form 3300)
  • -Documentation of Services (if applicable – Medicaid, WIC, PeachCare, Food Stamps)
  • -Proof of Residency (utility bill, rental agreement, services information, etc.)

If you have any questions regarding preschool registration, please call (706) 454-1064.




GCSS and the Greene Co. Library are gearing up for the 5th annual community read

The Greene County School System along with the Greene County Library will sponsor the community-wide reading program, Greene Reads, during the month of March. Greene Reads will kick off on Tuesday, March 1, with a special ceremony at the Greene County Library beginning at 5:30 p.m. The evening will conclude with a reception sponsored by the Friends of the Library. More

Greene County FFA celebrates 2016 National FFA Week, Feb. 20-27

The Greene County FFA chapter will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 20-27. This year’s theme is Amplify! and it embraces more than 85 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than half a million members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels.


Jarvis Merritt wins District-wide Spelling Bee

Greensboro Elementary School fifth grader and youngest Spelling Bee participant Jarvis Merritt was named the District-wide Spelling Bee winner for Greene County Schools Tuesday night (Feb. 2) after spelling the championship word “résumé” correctly.


Jai’len Edwards signs with Kennesaw State on National Signing Day

Greene County Tigers Defensive Back/Wide Receiver Jai’len Edwards joined hundreds of other high school football players who signed letters of commitment with colleges and universities on National Signing Day. More

School counselors celebrate during National School Counseling Week, Feb. 1-5

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 1-5, 2016, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. More

Jarvis Merritt wins GES 2016 Spelling Bee

After competing in 21 rounds and successfully spelling the word “lactose” Jarvis Merritt was named Greensboro Elementary School 2016 Spelling Bee Champion.More

CMS Chapter of FBLA wins chapter award

Carson Middle School (CMS) Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) traveled to Madison County High School for the annual Georgia FBLA Region 13 Conference.

GCHS DECA students place at regional competition

Greene County High School DECA officers, members and adviser Kati Mize travelled to Winder on Jan. 22 to compete against seven other schools in DECA’s Region IX Competition.


Sixth grader Tayla Merritt wins CMS Spelling Bee

Carson Middle School sixth grader Tayla Merritt was named the middle school’s Spelling Bee champion after out spelling 19 other participants Friday morning.

Dr. Chris Houston named Interim Superintendent of Greene County Schools

On January 19, 2016, the Greene County Board of Education named Dr. Chris Houston Interim Superintendent of Greene County Schools.


GC Family Connection celebrates community success, sets new goals

Greene County Family Connection Commission has worked to improve the quality of life for families in Greene County for more than two decades. Led by Executive Director Targie Folds, the Family Connection Commission brings together community partners and resources to plan and execute initiatives targeted at increasing the high school graduation rate, and decreasing the teen pregnancy rate, STD rate, unemployment rate and child abuse and neglect rate.


Greene County Family Connection sponsors Poverty Simulation

Approximately 30 people experienced the virtual realities of poverty in a unique poverty simulation conducted on Tuesday, November 17 by Greene County Family Connection Commission, Inc. The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) was designed to help people better understand the realities of poverty. Participants included staff members from various human service agencies and local civic and community leaders.


Coffee and Conversation event held for GCHS Work Based Learning students

Greene County High School’s Work Based Learning (WBL) Program held its first Coffee and Conversation event on Nov. 19.  Students enrolled in the WBL Program had the opportunity to enjoy lunch provided by the high school’s Culinary Arts Program while talking with representative from local businesses.



Georgia Milestones results released to parents and students

Scores from the 2014-15 administration of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones in grades 3-8 and Georgia Milestones EOCs in grades 9-12) were released today. These preliminary scores reflect the first administration of Georgia’s new comprehensive testing system.



Parent involvement is very important to school success

All across Georgia, parents are assisting their children in school during the month of November for Parent Engagement Month.  On November 19, schools across the state will celebrate Parent Involvement Day.  Schools have partnered with parents to highlight the vital role parents play in the education of children.



GCHS JROTC cadets attend Veterans Day events

Veterans Day was a busy day for Greene County High School’s JROTC Cadet Corps. The Tiger Group under the Command of cadet/Lt Colonel Darrell Evans posted the Colors and raised the flag at Del Webb retirement community and attended a special ceremony honoring veterans at Savannah Court before culminating with a Retreat Ceremony at the high school, or home base. More

Greene County FFA Team places 3rd in Area Ag Communications Career Development Event

The Greene County FFA Ag Communications Team placed 3rd in the Area II FFA Ag Communications Career Development Event.  The event was held at Franklin County High School on November 10.More

Jimmie Gilbert named Greene County TOTY

Jimmie Gilbert, Anita White Carson Middle School’s Teacher of the Year, was named Greene County Schools Teacher of the Year on Monday evening during the Greene County Board of Education meeting. More

GCHS’s graduation rate higher than the state’s average

Graduation rates have been calculated, and Greene County High School’s rate is higher than the state’s average. According to reports released by the Georgia Department of Education, GCHS’s graduation rate is 82 percent, 3.3 points higher than the state’s average of 78.8 percent and 17 points higher the 2014 graduation rate.


GCHS FFA members attend National FFA Convention

Six members of the Greene County FFA attended the 88th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky October 27-Oct 31. The group attended workshops, heard from Dr. Rick Rigsby and the National FFA Officer team, visited the career show, took in Churchill Downs and the Muhammad Ali Center and made friends from across the state and nation.



GCHS student participates in Floral Design Event

Greene County FFA member Daz’ja Champion recently competed in the Georgia National Fair Floral Design Contest.  The event was held at the Georgia National Fair in Perry on October 13.  More

Oh, the Places You'll Go! Class of 2016! (Video Presentation)

GCHS DECA officers attend Fall Leadership Development Conference

Greene County High School’s DECA officers recently attended Georgia DECA’s Fall Leadership Development Conference. The conference was held Oct. 22-23 at the Waverly Renaissance Hotel in Atlanta. Students from all across the state gathered and attended seminars on young entrepreneurs, competition tips, team building and enhancing their leadership skills. 


Deals on Wheels program comes to Carson Middle School

Anita White Carson Middle School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently sponsored a “Deals on Wheels” program. 


Carson Middle School students attend FBLA Fall Motivational Rally

Students and staff from Anita White Carson Middle School attended the Georgia National Fair on Thursday, October 15. October 15 was also Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Day at the fair.  


There is “greatness” inside of you

Minister D’Ondre Mapp was the guest speaker at the Greene County PREP Center on Sept. 11. Mapp shared his experiences as a young boy growing up in Greene County and being associated with gangs, fighting and skipping classes. Many people thought that he would not be successful in life. 


School Parent Involvement Policy Review and Feedback Opportunity

(October 2015)
The Greene County School District welcomes parent input and comments at any time regarding the Parent Involvement Plan at your child’s school. The link below will take you to the page where you can find your school's Parent Involvement Policy. After you review your school's policy, we ask that you take the brief survey to let us know your thoughts. All feedback will be used during revisions of the plan.  If you have any questions regarding the link below, please contact Mrs. Targie Folds, GCSS Parental Involvement Coordinator, at 706-453-7688.

CLICK HERE to review the policies.

GaDOE School Climate Surveys: Please help our district by taking a brief survey about our schools.

Public schools in Georgia are evaluated on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) using survey data from students, school personnel and parents to calculate the School Climate Star Rating. Please help our district by taking a brief survey about your child(ren)'s school(s). The results of the survey will be used to help the Georgia Department of Education calculate our School Climate Star Rating within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). 

Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  

CLICK HERE for survey links.  Surveys close Friday, February 26, 2016.  


Walk to School Day rescheduled for GCSS students and staff
(*New Date: October 30, 2015)

October 19, 2015 – Greene County School System has rescheduled its Walk to School Day event to the morning of Friday, Oct. 30. The school system had to cancel the annual walk earlier this month because of the weather.


Show off your school spirit throughout the week of Oct. 19-23 with festivities hosted by GCHS!

Across the district, schools are also celebrating Homecoming Week by having SPIRIT dress up days.

Click "MORE" below for details.



Greene County School System participates in 2nd Annual Greene County PINK OUT Day!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness and support the fight against Breast Cancer, GCSS participated in the 2nd Annual Greene County PINK OUT DAY on Friday (Oct. 16). All staff members were encouraged to wear their favorite pink shirt on this day. Greene County PINK OUT DAY was sponsored by the Power of ONE.  




Reminder: Early Release Day on October 30, 2015


                      101 East Third Street
                      Greensboro, Georgia  30642


Contact: Ms. Robyn Brunson
Communications Coordinator
Telephone: (706) 453-7688

October 15, 2015


Friday, October 30, 2015 is an early release day for students. All students will be released at 11:15 a.m. Both breakfast and lunch will be served on this day.

The Pete Nance Boys and Girls Club will open for students beginning at 11:15 a.m. Please contact your child’s school if you have questions about scheduled extracurricular activities or sporting events.


Click on academic calendar above to enlarge.



Attention Employees: 2016 OPEN ENROLLMENT is October 19 - November 6, 2015

  SHBP Open Enrollment for Plan Year 2016 is October 19 through November 6, 2015, 11:59 p.m.   Please CLICK HERE for details!


October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and to help raise our awareness, GCSS partnered with the Circle of Love and hosted a  PURPLE OUT Day on Friday, October 2, 2015. More

GCSS: Letter to Parents and Guardians regarding Georgia Milestone Assessment Scores

The Georgia Department of Education has released initial information pertaining to the Georgia Milestones testing.



FOX 5 High 5 Sports visits Greene County High School

On August 17, Greene County High School welcomed Fox 5 Atlanta as part of the news station’s High 5 Sports series. GCHS is one of 48 schools in Georgia to be featured on the High 5 Sports Football Caravan tour. Monday was Day One of the four-day tour with stops that also included the Tigers’ 2015 football season opponents, Walton and Wilkes counties.


GC BOE Announces its intention to increase 2015 Property Taxes.

August 14, 2015 - The Greene County Board of Education today announces its intention to increase the 2015 property taxes it will levy this year by 4.90 percentage over the rollback millage rate.More

Move On When Ready (MOWR) Program (GaDOE)

In 2015, the Georgia legislature passed and Governor Deal signed into law the Move On When Ready Act. The Move On When Ready [MOWR] program simplifies and expands Georgia’s dual enrollment opportunities so that high school students can simultaneously satisfy high school requirements and get a jump-start on a post-secondary credential.

Additional information from the GaDOE:


  MOWR FAQs for Schools (07-07-15)
MOWR FAQs for Parents/Students (07-07-15)
    GaDOE MOWR webpage


If you have questions and/or would like to learn more, please contact your school's principal.


Greene County BOE names Dr. Michael Powell Director of Technology

The Greene County Board of Education voted Thursday evening to hire Dr. Michael Powell as the school district’s new Director of Technology. Dr. Powell will replace Tina Mason, who retired at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. More

Passing Score on Graduation Tests no longer required for diploma.

On March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into law, giving former students the opportunity to petition for graduation. This law means that an individual no longer enrolled in a Georgia public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma solely for failing to achieve a passing score on one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests, the Georgia High School Writing Test, or their predecessors may petition the local board of education for graduation.  The local board will determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1 based on the graduation requirements in effect when the student first entered ninth grade.


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