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District News and Press Releases (2016-2017)

June 2017

Five Greene County students attend AFJROTC Camp

Greene County High School rising freshmen Zoe Lawrence, Shakira Dennis, Tyrique Rhodes, Annie Hall and Hailey Mosely recently attended Camp Falcon in Morgan County. The week-long camp is designed to expose rising freshmen to the AFJROTC program by teaching cadets about leadership, discipline, drill and physical fitness. Posted 06/19/2017 @ 8:36 AMMore

Community invited to attend Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan meeting

Greene County Schools will hold its annual Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) Revision meeting on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the CBJ Educational Complex, 101 East Third Street, Greensboro.Posted 06/15/2017 @ 2:29 PMMore

Two Greene County schools receive nutrition and physical activity

Greensboro Elementary School and Union Point STEAM Academy have both been awarded a $5,000 nutrition and physical activity grant from Georgia Shape for the 2017-2018 school year. Georgia Shape is the Governor’s statewide, multi-agency and multi-dimensional initiative that brings together governmental, philanthropic, academic and business communities to address childhood (0-18) obesity in Georgia. Efforts focus on schools, communities, child care centers, government and policy agencies, businesses, hospitals and medical practices.

Posted 06/15/2017 @ 2:27 PMMore

GCSS Transportation Department is seeking qualified CDL School Bus Drivers.

The Greene County School System Transportation Department is seeking  qualified CDL (Commercial Driver License) School Bus Drivers. If you are not CDL qualified, we will provide training for you to become certified.

All interested applicants should apply for a position at the GCSS Transportation Facility located at 1170 Kevin Roberts Way, Greensboro, Georgia 30642, Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  For additional information, contact Mr. Morris Miller, Director of Operations, at (706) 453-4115.  
Posted 06/15/2017 @ 8:29 AMMore

Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program

Georgia State Law, often referred to as Senate Bill 10, gives parents of public school students who have had an Individualized Education Plan, or IEP the option to consider transferring their child to another school either within their district where space is available and parents provide transportation, out of district or to a participating private school. This is referred to as the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program.Posted 06/06/2017 @ 11:00 AMMore
MAY 2017

Free meals for students this summer

Beginning June 5, Greene County School System along with other sites throughout the county will offer the Summer Feeding Program for children ages 18 and under.Posted 05/25/2017 @ 2:23 PMMore

Greene County Schools announces valedictorian and salutatorian of GCHS

Greene County School System is pleased to announce this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian of Greene County High School. Harold (Luke) Higdon has been named the Class of 2017 valedictorian, and Wyneshia Robbins has been named the salutatorian of the senior class.

Posted 05/24/2017 @ 11:43 AMMore

GCHS students attend DECA’s International Career Development Conference

Greene County High School recently had four DECA members attend DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA. The students spent five days competing in competitions, attending workshops and networking with students and business professionals from across the globe.Posted 05/16/2017 @ 9:03 AMMore

Commencement Exercises Announced for GCHS Class of 2017


The Faculty and Graduating Class of
Greene County High School
are proud to announce
Commencement Exercises

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Tiger Stadium*



No ticket needed if Commencement is held outside.
* In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will move indoors to the gym, where tickets will be required.



Posted 05/12/2017 @ 9:51 AM

Baccalaureate Services Announced for GCHS Class of 2017


The Faculty and Graduating Class of Greene County High School announce the annual Baccalaureate Services.


Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm


Grace Fellowship Baptist Church
1971 South Main Street
Greensboro, Georgia

Posted 05/12/2017 @ 9:56 AM

District-wide Annual Title I Meeting is May 9, 2017

As a parent, getting involved in your child's education is one of the predictors of academic success. Please join us in discussing the Parent and Family Engagement Policy, Parent Involvement Plans and School Compacts for the 2017-2018 school year. Parent input is vitally important! Contact Targie Folds, GCSS Parent Liaison, with your questions or for more information at 706-454-1010.



Join us for our

District-wide Annual Title I Meeting

May 9, 2017 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Pete Nance Boys and Girls Club
1441 MLK Jr Drive
Greensboro, GA 30642

Posted 05/02/2017 @ 10:22 AM
April 2017

GCSS Parent Involvement Survey

In an effort to ensure that Greene County Schools is meeting the needs of its parents and students, the school system would like for all parents to complete the GCSS Parent Involvement Survey.

Posted 05/05/2017 @ 11:33 AMMore

GES, GCHS among the 74 schools removed from Priority and Focus lists

The Georgia Department of Education released today that 74 out of 243 have exited the Priority and Focus Schools lists. Greensboro Elementary School, a Focus School, and Greene County High School, a Priority School, are among the schools removed from the Priority and Focus lists.

Posted 04/12/2017 @ 9:39 AMMore

Notice of Sale of Surplus Property - April 21, 2017

This is a notice of sale of surplus property as required by state regulations and local Greene County Board of Education Policy. Greene County School System is offering sale of cafeteria, grounds and maintenance items to the highest bidder. This sale will take place on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (Click "More" below for details.)
Posted 04/10/2017 @ 9:30 AMMore
March 2017

Carson Middle School FBLA members shine 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.  Posted 04/12/2017 @ 9:44 AMMore

Business Communications students earn Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Fifteen Business Communications students at Greene County High School recently passed the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam.
Posted 03/21/2017 @ 11:44 AMMore

Letter from the School Nutrition Department regarding new POS system

Posted 03/21/2017 @ 11:09 AMMore

Greene County BOE recognized during School Board Appreciation Week

Greene County School System is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 13-17 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education.     Posted 03/14/2017 @ 2:57 PMMore

Greene County High School to host College & Career EXPO

Greene County High School will host its 2017 College & Career EXPO on Friday, March 24 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Greene County High School, 1002 S. Main St. in Greensboro. Posted 03/10/2017 @ 8:18 AMMore

Greene County High School recognized by DECA for having an outstanding School-Based Enterprise

The School-Based Enterprise (SBE) at Greene County High School was among 360 school-based enterprises in the United States achieving Gold Level Certification (or Gold Level Re-certification) this year and will be recognized at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California in April.Posted 03/07/2017 @ 3:08 PMMore
February 2017

Derry Drake joins GCSS as district’s new Nutrition Director

Greene County Schools is pleased to announce that Derry Drake is the district’s new Nutrition Director. Posted 02/22/2017 @ 2:30 PMMore

Dr. Russell Brock selected as Carson Middle School’s next principal

Greene County native Dr. Russell Brock was approved by the Greene County Board of Education to be the principal of Anita White Carson Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year.Posted 02/16/2017 @ 12:06 PMMore
January 2017

Instructions for viewing Board of Education meeting materials on the website

Posted 01/23/2017 @ 3:20 PMMore

PUBLIC NOTICE regarding records from Department of Special Education & Student Support Services

UBLIC NOTICE from Department of Special Education & Student Support Services

 

The Special Education Department announces its intention to destroy special education records in the month of March 2017.
 

The Records Retention Schedule for Local Government Paper & Electronic Records provides “that records may be destroyed when they are no longer needed to provide educational services to the child”. The destruction of data will affect people born within the years of 1988 - 1989.

If you are a former special education student and wish to obtain these records prior to destruction, you should contact us in writing or call  below no later than February 10, 2017. (Click "More" below for contact information)

  

Posted 01/12/2017 @ 10:59 AMMore
December 2016

Reception held in honor of outgoing BOE members

A reception was held on Dec. 12 in honor of outgoing Board of Education Chairman Arlie Collins and Board members Deborah Smith (Vice Chair and District 2) and Leah Dukes (District 4). Staff, friends, and family members attended the reception to thank Collins and Smith for their years of service. Dukes did not attend the event.

Posted 01/12/2017 @ 10:08 AMMore

GCHS Entrepreneurship class celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Marketing and Entrepreneurship students from Greene County High School visited the headquarters of Peach State Pride in Watkinsville. Posted 01/12/2017 @ 9:50 AMMore

GCHS students compete in DECA competition

GCHS DECA officers, members and Advisor Kati Mize travelled to Winder on Thursday, Dec. 1 to compete against five other schools in DECA’s Region IX competition. Posted 01/12/2017 @ 9:42 AMMore

GCSS Communications Department wins Best in Category award

Robyn Brunson, Greene County Schools Communications Coordinator, was recognized by the Georgia School Public Relations Association (GSPRA) for producing outstanding publications and electronic media during the association’s annual conference.

Posted 01/12/2017 @ 9:04 AMMore
November 2016

Thirteen high school students interview for Governor’s Honors Program

Thirteen Greene County high school students were recognized by the Greene County Board of Education this month for being nominated for the 2017 Governor's Honors Program. Students from Greene County High School were A’nasia Monford, Jamila Smith, Kamryn Smith, Kristian Magee, Olivia Wilder and Sameya Young. High schoolers from Lake Oconee Academy were Aaron Gibson, Breanna Coffman, Chandler Pearson, Devin Mitchell, Grace Cosby, Sydney Horton and Tori Ellison. Each student received a certificate and a Superintendent’s Coin of Excellence. Posted 01/12/2017 @ 9:09 AMMore

Friday, November 18, 2016 will be an early Release Day for students and staff.

 

On November 14, 2016, the Greene County Board of Education approved Friday, November 18, 2016 as an Early Release Day for students and staff.  Everyone will be released at noon.

For additional information please contact your child's school.

Posted 11/14/2016 @ 7:05 PMMore
October 2016

Special thanks to Easley’s Yard Care Etc.

The faculty, staff and students of Greene County High School would like to thank Jimmy Easley, owner of Easley's Yard Care Etc., Inc., for his generous donation of landscaping services. Easley landscaped the front of the high school free of charge.

Posted 01/12/2017 @ 9:24 AMMore

GCHS teacher Kati Mize selected as Greene County Schools Teacher of the Year

Kati Mize, a Business and Computer Science teacher at Greene County High School, was named Greene County Schools Teacher of the Year Monday evening
during the Greene County Board of Education meeting.
Posted 10/19/2016 @ 4:23 PMMore

Greene County School System announces Teachers of the Year

Four Greene County teachers have been selected to represent their respective schools as its Teacher of the Year. This year’s winners are Ashley Bridges, Greensboro Elementary School, Shirley (Kitty) Paten, Union Point STEAM Academy, Kenly Overton, Anita White Carson Middle School, and Kati Mize, Greene County High School.
Posted 10/19/2016 @ 4:25 PMMore

Greene County Schools participate in International Walk to School Day

Greene County Schools students and staff participated in International Walk to School Day on Friday, Oct. 7. Students and staff were joined by parents, community members, Board of Education members and City of Greensboro Mayor Glenn Wright on the half mile walk. This year marked the 7th year the school system has participated in International Walk to School Day.  Posted 10/31/2016 @ 11:00 AMMore

Greene County School System to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Oct. 7

Greene County School System will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Friday, Oct. 7. This is the seventh year the school system has participated in this event.  Walk to School Day was established in the United States in 1997 by the Partnership for a Walkable America. Canada and Great Britain already had walk to school programs in place.  In 2000, these three countries joined together to create International Walk to School Day. Posted 10/31/2016 @ 10:58 AMMore
September 2016

Save the date: Our Annual Walk to Scool Day is Friday, Oct. 7!

GCSS will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Friday, Oct. 7. This is the seventh year the school system has participated in this event.

On the morning of Oct. 7, students, staff and parents will meet at designated locations and walk together as a group to school. Union Point STEAM Academy students and staff will walk along Dolvin Avenue to their school. Greensboro Elementary School, Anita White Carson Middle School, Greene County High School, Greene County CBJ Preschool and PREP Center students will walk along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to their respective schools in Greensboro. Both walks will begin by 7:45 a.m.

Posted 09/20/2016 @ 4:22 PMMore

The annual GCHS Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20.

The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 7.
Posted 09/19/2016 @ 3:39 PMMore
August 2016

Two Greene County students selected to serve on the State Superintendent's Student Advisory Council

Anita White Carson Middle School eighth-grade student Paulina Macias and Stuart Baker, an eighth-grader at Lake Oconee Academy, have been selected by Superintendent Richard Woods to serve on his 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council. 

Posted 09/09/2016 @ 8:11 AMMore

The BOE will hold a Special Called Meeting on Aug. 25, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. to set the millage rate.

Greene County Board of Education to hold Public Budget Hearings

Greene County Board of Education to hold Public Budget Hearings

The Greene County Board of Education will hold two Public Budget Hearings on the 2016-2017 budget

Dates and Times

Monday, Aug. 8 at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 15 at 11:00 a.m.

Both meetings will be held in the Board Meeting Room, CBJ Educational Complex, 101 East Third Street, Greensboro. As with all meetings of the Board of Education, the public is invited to attend. No action will be taken during the hearings.



Posted: 08-04-2016
Robyn Brunson
Communications Coordinator
Greene County School System
101 East Third Street
Greensboro, GA 30642
706-453-7688 ext. 2247 (office)
Robyn.Brunson@greene.k12.ga.us



Posted 08/04/2016 @ 12:31 PM

Targie Folds joins GCSS as Interim School Nutrition Director

Greene County Board of Education is pleased to announce that Targie Folds has been named Interim School Nutrition Director for the school district.

 

Posted 10/31/2016 @ 11:04 AMMore
July 2016

Passing score on graduation tests no longer required for diploma (HB91)

July 5, 2016 - Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into law on March 30, 2015, 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 Test, 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.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PRESS RELEASE.

 

CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE.



Posted 09/14/2016 @ 3:00 PMMore

Zika virus information from the CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed interim guidance for kindergarten through grade 12 (K–12) district and school administrators for public health actions pertaining to Zika virus infection. This guidance is intended to address concerns about the risk for Zika virus infection in K–12 schools in the United States, provide school districts with information for planning school-related activities, and recommend actions that can be taken, in consultation with local public health authorities and government officials, to reduce the potential risk for Zika virus transmission on school premises and among students. This guidance provides an overview of the potential roles and responsibilities of public health authorities and school officials, describes prevention measures that schools can take to reduce mosquito exposure, and provides information on responding to a case of travel-associated Zika virus infection or confirmed local mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus.

 

Please take a few minutes to read the Zika Virus Response Planning: Interim Guidance for District and School Administrators online at: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/schools.html. Additional information is also available on our "Student Health Services" webpage.

 

Contact Information:
Robyn Brunson
Communications Coordinator
Greene County School System



 

RESOURCE LINKS:

   U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC)
   -   CDC: Zika Virus Website (General Information)
   -   CDC: Zika Virus Response Planning: Interim Guidance for District and School Administrators

 

   Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH)

   -   DPH: Zika Virus Website (General Information)

 

 

Posted 07/26/2016 @ 12:55 PMMore

GCSS Back-to-School Newsletter


CLICK HERE to view our Back-to-School Newsletter

  • The newsletter includes the following information...
    • School Directory
    • Academic Calendar
    • Fall Athletic Calendars
    • Open House Dates
    • Student Dress Code
    • School Supply Lists
    • Bus Routes and New Attendance Zone Information
    • Registration Information
    • ***plus much more...
Posted 07/13/2016 @ 2:25 PM

Attendance Zone Information (2016-2017)

For the 2016-2017 school year, GCSS will no longer provide countywide transportation for students who live outside of the attendance zone for Union Point STEAM Academy (UPSA).  Students living outside of the UPSA attendance zone will attend Greensboro Elementary School. All buses, despite attendance zones, will transport students to Greene County CBJ Preschool, Anita White Carson Middle School, and Greene County High School. Please view the UPSA Attendance Area Map to determine your families school zone. If you live in the shaded area your child is zoned for UPSA.

 

Families wishing to enroll their children at an elementary school located outside of their attendance zone will have to provide transportation to and from their school of choice.

 

For more information, contact Mr. Morris Miller, Director of Operations, at 706-453-7688 ext. 2131.
 

Posted 07/12/2016 @ 8:27 AMMore

Greene County students return to school on Aug. 2

Greene County students will begin the 2016-2017 school year on Aug. 2. The first day of school will include the district’s annual DAY ONE! Celebration.

If you would like to serve as a DAY ONE! volunteer, contact Robyn Brunson by phone at 706-453-7688 or via email at Robyn.Brunson@greene.k12.ga.us.

Volunteers are needed for the following schools.

Greene County CBJ Preschool and PREP Center

Greensboro Elementary School

Union Point STEAM Academy

Anita White Carson Middle School

Greene County High School

 

CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION.
 


Posted 07/05/2016 @ 9:08 AMMore

 

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