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Bestselling Author Visits Matilda Harris Students

Bestselling Author Visits Matilda Harris Students

Students at Matilda Harris received a visit from New York Times bestselling author Cassie Beasley. Miss Beasley is the author of  Circus Mirandus, a 2016 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl selection. She came to speak with fourth and fifth grade students about her writing and to inspire them to write stories of their own. Following Miss Beasley's presentation, students had a chance to practice their own writing during a mini writing workshop. Miss Beasley encouraged students to stretch their imaginations and to pursue their dreams. Perhaps one day a MHES Jaguar will  join Miss Beasley on the New York Times Bestseller List!

The Reading Force is Strong at SMES

The Reading Force is Strong at SMES

Long ago, in a Media Center far, far away, the SMES Media Center has gone everything Star Wars! The Force is strong with those who read. In the hallway outside the library is a life-sized picture of Chewbacca urges the students, "Chews 2 B A Lifelong Reader!"

Mrs. Curry, the SMES Media Specialist,  asked the faculty and staff to submit pictures illustrating their own reading enjoyment.  Many clever and creative posters of familiar readers are donning the hallways at SMES. Our students are enjoying seeing their teachers as lifelong readers!

Are you excited about reading? We R 2!

CMS Coach Crum Honored in Teacher Spotlight

CMS Coach Crum Honored in Teacher Spotlight

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) recently recognized Camden Middle School (CMS) teacher, Brian Crum, as part of their monthly Educating Georgia’s Future Teacher Spotlight. Coach Crum was recently selected by his peers as the 2017 Camden Middle School Teacher of the Year and nominated by CMS Principal James McCarter to be honored in the Teacher Spotlight. In his nomination, Dr. McCarter wrote, “Having won a National Championship with the Florida Gators football team, Mr. Crum has a true understanding of what team work is all about.  His colleagues are happy to have a person that is willing to assist no matter the task that needs to be completed.  Mr.Crum is truly an exemplary example of a dedicated educator.” To read about Mr. Crum's achievement, click here.

Camden-Charlton Board of Realtors Donate School Supplies

Camden-Charlton Board of Realtors Make Generous School Supply Donation 

Help us give the Camden-Charlton Board of Realtors a round of applause for their recent school supply donation. Dr. Shuntay Strachan, a CCS Social Worker, and Mr. Marcelle Myers, a CMS custodian, are pictured with the generous donation of school supplies. The supplies will be donated to children in need through the school social workers program. Our thanks to the Camden-Charlton Board of Realtors for working to ensure that our students have some of the tools they need to succeed this school year!

 

Crooked River Students Celebrate Diversity Through Art

Crooked River Students Celebrate Diversity Through Art

Recently Crooked River Elementary  welcomed some very special guests!  Captain Gunter Brawn, the commanding officer of the Trident Refit Facility from Kings Bay Submarine Base, presented awards to students who had submitted artwork for a contest held as part of Kings Bay Diversity Fair last spring.  The students were awarded with certificates, as well as a challenge coin from Captain Brawn.   As you can see, their artwork was amazing!  Way to go Crooked River Dolphins!

 

Mary Lee Clark Teacher Recognized as Lifesaver

Mary Lee Clark Teacher Recognized as Lifesaver

No one ever wants to face a life or death emergency but everyone hopes they will be prepared if that day ever comes. When Mrs. Caroline Wright, a third grade teacher at Mary Lee Clark Elementary, was faced with a very scary situation this summer, she remained calm and put her CPR training into action.

Mrs. Wright was at a local drive thru when a young man in the line in front of her suffered a cardiac emergency. Mrs. Wright, with the help of other bystanders, brought the young man out of his car and delivered life saving CPR until emergency crews could arrive.

At a recent Board of Education meeting, Mrs. Wright had the opportunity to reunite with the young man she saved and with his grateful family. We are so grateful to Mrs. Wright for her level headed response to an emergency and so glad she is part of our Camden County Schools family!

 

Sugarmill Students Enjoy PBIS Pep Rally

Sugarmill Students Enjoy Back to School PBIS Pep Rally

The CCHS cheer squad was on hand to help Sugarmill students get into the spirit of their PBIS program this year. PBIS or Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is the program school staff use to encourage good behavior from students throughout the year. Student who are “caught” doing the right thing can earn rewards. The program centers on the Eagle Expectations of being respectful, responsible and safe. The Wildcat cheerleaders pumped everyone up today with cheers designed just for the Sugarmill PBIS program. The SES Eagles are sure to soar into a great year!

Camden County School Nutrition Department 100% CPR Certified

 

School Nutrition Staff Earn CPR Certification

While our students have just returned from summer break, Camden County Schools employees have  been hard at work this summer preparing for the new school year.
This summer our school nutrition personnel worked hard to earn their CPR/AED certification. We are proud to report that 100% of our cafeteria staff are trained to use CPR/AED in the case of an emergency. We are all working together to keep our students, visitors, and staff, healthy and safe during the school year!

CCHS Win National Skills USA Competition

 

 

 

CCHS Students Earn Gold at National Skills USA Competition

Congratulations to our  three SkillsUSA National Champions! Knute Jones, Brooke Butler and Nancy Marquez earned gold medals at the national Skills USA competition held this summer in Louisville, Kentucky. Over 6000 state winners from all over the country competed at the national level but only a very few walked away as gold medal national champions. Knute earned the gold in Industrial Motor Control and Brooke and Nancy won the gold medal in Occupational Health and Safety. These outstanding students make Camden proud and they have very bright futures ahead of them!

Camden County Schools Earn Finance Award

Camden County Schools Earns Award of Distinction in Finance

Camden County Schools was awarded the Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting by the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts for fiscal year 2015 (period ending June 30, 2015). This award was established to recognize excellence in financial reporting and controls. It encourages governmental organizations to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and recognizes individual organizations that are successful in achieving this goal. 

FY15 Balanced Scorecard

Character Word of the Month

August Character Word of the Month

Students at Crooked River Elementary know that it is important to obey the instructions of their parents, teachers and friends in law enforcement. Practicing obedience helps keep us safe and healthy.

Obedience

Trusting those who lead you by doing what you are asked to do

 

School Hours

Kingsland/Woodbine Area Elementary Schools

8:00 AM-2:15 PM

Camden Middle School

8:00 AM-3:00 PM

St. Marys Area Elementary Schools

7:40 AM-2:00 PM

St. Marys Middle School

7:30 AM-2:30 PM

Camden County High School

8:00 AM-3:15 PM

 

New Student Registration

Are you new to our school system? Registration for new students is available online. 

Click here to access our online student registration. 

Information for Georgia Milestones Assessments

Do you have questions about the Georgia Milestones Assessment?

Click here to view The Parent's Guide to New Tests in Georgia created by the National PTA, click here to read information from the Georgia Department of Education. These two resources provide helpful information about the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact your child's school. We are always here to help!

Georgia Milestones Resources

Sample of Online Test and Testing Format

You can click here to view a sample of the online test and learn more about the testing format. If you continue to have questions, please contact your school or our Central Office at 912-729-5687.

Camden County Schools Testing Calendar

You can view the Camden County Schools Testing Calendar by clicking here.

Georgia Milestones Frequently Asked Questions

The Georgia Department of Education has created a comprehensive and helpful list of frequently asked questions. You can view it here.

Understanding Georgia Milestones Learner Achievement Levels

The four achievement levels on Georgia Milestones are Beginning Learner, Developing Learner, Proficient Learner, and Distinguished Learner. The general meaning of each of the four levels is provided below: 

Beginning Learners do not yet demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards.  The students need substantial academic support to be prepared for the next grade level or course and to be on track for college and career readiness.

Developing Learners demonstrate partial proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards.  The students need additional academic support to ensure success in the next grade level or course and to be on track for college and career readiness.

Proficient Learners demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students are prepared for the next grade level or course and are on track for college and career readiness.

Distinguished Learners demonstrate advanced proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students are well prepared for the next grade level or course and are well prepared for college and career readiness

Georgia Milestones Sample Student Report

Individual Georgia Milestones student reports are released every year when they are sent to our system by the Georgia Department of Education. You can view a sample report here to learn about the format and information included in the student reports. 

Georgia Milestones PowerPoint Presentation

The Georgia Department of Education has created a PowerPoint presentation to give parents and stakeholders a better understanding of the Georgia Milestones Assessment results. The presentation is titled "The Rearview Mirror and the Road Ahead". To view the presentation, please click here
Stakeholder Information

Public Notice – Asbestos Management Plan

This is to notify all persons who work or attend class in Camden County Schools that management plans have been developed for friable and non-friable asbestos-containing materials for all buildings in the system.  The management plans show the location of the asbestos-containing materials and assumed asbestos-containing material.  Anyone may review or retain a copy of the plans.  Individual school plans are on file in the in the principal’s office at each school.  All plans are on file at the Administrative Office, Camden County Board of Education, 311 S. East Street, Kingsland, GA 31548.

2015-2016 Promotion and Retention Guidelines

Information about the promotion and retention guidelines for the 2015-2016 school year for students in grades 3-8 may be found by clicking here and answers to frequently asked questions may be answered here. If you have questions, please contact your school or the Camden County Schools Central Administrative Offices at 912-729-5687.

CCRPI: College and Career Ready Performance Index

Georgia was one of 10 states granted a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act in February 2012. The state created a new accountability system called the College and Career Ready Performance Index, which  rolled out on May 7, 2013.
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Senate Bill 289: Online Enrollment Opportunities

Pursuant to Senate Bill 289, the Camden County School System is providing notice regarding online enrollment opportunities for students. Students may enroll in online courses beginning in the 2013-2014 school year to participate in full-time or part-time instructional opportunities as provided by the Georgia Virtual School or enter into a contract with an online provider approved by the school system.

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Camden County Civil Rights Compliance

As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Camden County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. Camden County Board of Education Career and Technical Education department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations.More


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