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Spring Break: March 27-31, 2017

 Spring Break


March 27-31, 2017

Camden County Schools will be closed March 27-31st for Spring Break.

News Around the Schools
CCHS Alumni Give Back to Middle School Band Students

CCHS Alumni Give Back to Middle School Band Students

Recently, the St. Marys Middle School Symphonic Band were preparing for their Large Group Performance Evaluation which was held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Wayne County High School in Jesup, GA. In preparation for this event, a workshop was held to offer band students a more specialized teaching experience. Former band students and Camden County High School graduates, visited for the weekend and shared their expertise with the Symphonic Band Students. This was a wonderful opportunity for the middle school band students. Not only did the students grow musically, but they were able to learn from someone who was "once in their shoes." To learn more, click here.

CRES Celebrates Black History Through Art

Crooked River Elementary Celebrates Black History Through Art

 

Students at Crooked River Elementary celebrated Black History Month with their first annual Black History Month poster contest. The posters were not only beautiful and creative but they also shared important and interesting information about some of the great Americans who have made their mark on our nation's rich history. Great job, CRES Dolphins!

Mamie Lou Gross Students Celebrate Read Across America

Mamie Lou Gross Students Celebrate Read Across America

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Mamie Lou Gross Elementary invited guest readers for their "Read Across America" celebration. Readers shared colorful stories of red fish, blue fish, fox in socks and green eggs and ham to the delight of young listeners. The Mamie Lou Gross Bulldogs truly love to read!

David L. Rainer Students Celebrate Black History

David L. Rainer Students Celebrate Black History

The wonderful students at David L. Rainer Elementary recently delighted parents and visitors during their annual Black History Month celebration. Students from Kindergarten through 5th grade shared the impressive achievements of African Americans throughout our country's history. The students did an amazing job bringing history to life through their songs, stories and speeches. Great job, DLRES Tigers!

SMMS Student Headed to State Geography Bee

SMMS Student Headed to State Geography Bee

Aaron Dino, a St Mary's Middle School eighth grader, has qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee. Aaron will compete at the state competition on March 31st. One champion from each state and territory will advance to the National Geographic Bee Championship, which will be held May 14-18 at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. We wish Aaron the best of luck as he represents Camden in the next phase of competition!

Matilda Harris Student Featured in Nature Magazine

Matilda Harris Student Featured in Nature Magazine

Morgan Caudle, a second grader at Matilda Harris Elementary, recently had an article published in the Tails of the Low Country Magazine. Morgan, who loves science and her bearded dragon, BD, is a talented artist and writer. She contributed an article about Crested Geckos for the magazine’s Kids Corner. We can’t wait to hear more from this talented writer and author. Way to go, Morgan!

Becci Curry Named Media Specialist of the Year

Becci Curry Named Media Specialist of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Becci Curry! She has been selected as Camden’s Media Specialist of the Year. Mrs. Curry is the Media Specialist at St. Marys Elementary and she was chosen by her peers to represent Camden County at the Georgia Media Specialist of the Year competition. We wish her the very best as she completes the next step of the process. The state Library Media Specialist of the Year is selected from the district winners. The state winner will be announced at the GLMA Summer Institute in June.

Crooked River Students Meet Inspiring Author

Crooked River Students Meet Inspiring Author



Recently, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders from Crooked River Elementary enthusiastically welcomed internationally known speaker and author, Trevor Romain! Mr. Romain presented the students with an engaging discussion regarding homework, bullying, and military deployment. He told personal stories about experiences that helped him grow and become the person he is today. Mr. Romain left 5 key elements with students:
1. Speak Up/Talk
2. Ask for Help
3. Write in a journal
4. Exercise
5. Be Kind

SMMS 100% CPR/AED Certified School

SMMS 100% CPR/AED Certified School

Look who joined the 100% CPR Certified Club! St. Marys Middle School knows that CPR Saves Lives and they are now 100% CPR/AED certified. St. Marys Middle School continues the commitment of Camden County Schools to prepare our faculty and staff to respond in the case of a cardiac emergency. Way to go, Bobcats!!

Wildcat Spotlight: Will HOdges



Will Hodges to Represent CCHS in All-State Show at International

 Thespian Conference & Play Festival

 
Will Hodges of Camden County High School was selected to serve as a member of the technical/stage crew for the Georgia Thespian All-State Show. Auditions and interviews were held during the spring Georgia Thespian Conference in Columbus, Ga where over 300 students representing  schools across the state competed for performance and production roles. Will was chosen to be a part of this state-wide collaborative effort that was chosen to perform in the International Thespian Play Festival. He is a Senior at CCHS where he works as a veteran tech in the CCHS Theatre program and he is the first student from Camden County High School to be selected to participate in an All-State show.  The cast and crew presented the show for audiences at Georgia Thespian Conference in February and will perform at International Thespian Conference in June 2017 in Nebraska. Congratulations to Will and the CCHS Fine Arts Academy!



Camden Masonry Students on the Road to State




Camden Masonry Students on the Road to State

 

After twelve years of attending the North Florida SkillsUSA Masonry Showcase, Camden County High School placed first with an average team score of 824 out of 1000. All team members placed in the top ten at the competition in Stark, Florida. This victory allows the team to continue onto the state competition. Pictured (left to right): Zach Copeland, Jakeb Eason, Ryan Early, Noch Depew, Cameron Cochran, Cameron Keffer, and Dalton Johnson.


Mary LEe Clark Celebrates ARbor day



Mary Lee Clark Celebrates Arbor Day

Students at Mary Lee Clark Elementary certainly have a heart for the environment. Recently, the MLCES Go Green/K-Kids hosted an Arbor Day celebration and invited local dignitaries to join them as they planted a River Birch tree on the grounds of Mary Lee Clark. The celebration was completely student led and featured speeches about the history and significance of Arbor Day and even included an Arbor Day proclamation by St. Marys Mayor John Morrissey. The future looks brighter when we know concerned kids are already planting the seeds of tomorrow.


Woodbine Elementary Celebrates Black History with Read In


Woodbine Elementary Celebrates Black History with Read In

Woodbine Elementary students were delighted to host a visit from local dignitaries during their annual Black History Month Read In. Special guests from around the county visited Woodbine classrooms to share books and stories written by African American authors or highlighting the achievements and contributions of famous African Americans. The local "celebrities" seemed as delighted by the students as the students were by their visitors. What a wonderful way to celebrate Black History Month!

Character Word of the Month

March Character Word

 Ms. Donoff and Nurse Smith from Matilda Harris Elementary may need to forgive the students of MHES for their new "pie makeovers". Their new look was part of the reward for students, faculty and staff raising over $5500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation in honor of their brave and beloved student, Claire Bordelon.

Forgiveness

Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn't have to pay

Because of You

"Because of You" is a new feature on our Camden County Schools Facebook page and website. We will share ways that parents and community members are dedicating their time and talents to support our students and schools.

Because of You: St. Marys Garden Club

Members of the St. Marys Garden Club, called the Earth Angels, visit classrooms around the county teaching hands on science lessons with elementary students. They teach lessons on plants and seeds, hydroponics, earth worms, decomposition, composting, recycling and fire prevention. In these pictures, two of the Earth Angels visited Mrs. Narvell's class at Matilda Harris Elementary.  Our thanks to the St. Marys Garden Club for supporting our students!

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.

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
New Student Registration

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

Note: This registration is only for the 2016-2017 school year. When registration for the 2017-2018 opens, a new link will be provided.

Click here to access our online student registration. 

PreK Lottery Information

Online Registration for the PreK Lottery will be held Wednesday, April 5th and Thursday, April 6th. The link to the online registration process can be found here during the registration window. Please click this link for more information about the PreK program.

2017-2018 School Calendar

The Camden County Schools Board of Education approved the 2017-2018 school calendar at the February 14, 2017 Board of Education meeting. You can click here to access the calendar.

Camden Tops Title I Reward Schools List

Camden Leads State in Top Title I Reward Schools 

The recently released Georgia Department of Education 2016-2017 list of Title I Reward Schools named seven Camden County Schools as either Title I Highest Performing Schools or High Progress Title I Schools. The Camden County School District earned more awards for Title I Highest Performing Schools than any other district in the state of Georgia. Of the eighty-two schools in the state to earn the title of Highest Performing School, five of the schools were from Camden County.

Crooked River Elementary School earned the title of Highest Performing School for the fifth year in a row and Matilda Harris Elementary School earned the title for the third consecutive year. Woodbine Elementary, David L. Rainer Elementary and Sugarmill Elementary were also designated by the Georgia Department of Education as Highest Performing Schools. St. Marys Middle School and Mary Lee Clark Elementary earned the honor of being named Title I High Progress Schools. 

In response to the accomplishments of these schools, Dr. Will Hardin, Superintendent of Schools remarked, “This achievement is the epitome of continuous improvement. We are extremely proud of our school leadership and of the work of our teachers to attain this distinction.”

A Highest Performing School is among the five percent of the state’s Title I schools with the highest absolute performance over three years for the “all students” group on the statewide assessments.
A High Progress School is among the ten percent of the state’s Title I schools making the most progress in improving the performance of the “all students” group over three years on the statewide assessments. A school may not be classified as either of these designations if it has been identified as a Priority, Focus, or Alert School.

Schools with a percentage of students eligible for free or reduced lunch at or above 40% are eligible for Title I schoolwide services and this honor.  All twelve of Camden County Schools are successful, schoolwide Title I schools.  

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 Parent Q&A Brochure

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

Parent's Guide to EOG/EOC 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 Parent's Guide to EOG/EOC Student 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
PreK and Kindergarten Registration

2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration Dates

FY18 Kindergarten Registration: May 3rd & 4th

Click here to learn more about Kindergarten registration.