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News Around the Schools
KRISTeN Ziegler Named Camden County Teacher of the Year

Kristen Ziegler Named Camden County Teacher of the Year

We are delighted to announce Miss Kristen Ziegler as the 2018 Camden County Schools Teacher of the Year. Miss Ziegler is a Camden County graduate with a true heart for teaching. She teaches first grade at Crooked River Elementary and is known for her infectious laugh and her sincere desire to inspire greatness in all of her students. Miss Ziegler will compete in the Georgia Teacher of the Year competition later in the school year.
 

CCHS and SMMS Honored by Southern Regional Education Board

CCHS and SMMS Honored by Southern Regional Education Board

Please join us in congratulating the Wildcats and the SMMS Bobcats on their recent recognition by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). CCHS earned the Outstanding High Schools that Work award for their efforts to create smaller learning communities through the career academy system and increasing graduation rates from 51% in 2000 to 90% in 2017. St. Marys Middle School earned the title of Outstanding Making Middle Grades Work School Award for their efforts to increase STEM education and prepare students for success in high school and beyond. Dr. John Tucker and Dr. Angela McManigal accepted the awards before thousands of attendees at the SREB Summer Conference in Nashville.

Former student returns to teach at Mamie Lou Gross

Former Student Returns to Teach at Mamie Lou Gross

The last time Myranda Brown was in a classroom at Mamie Lou Gross Elementary, she was a student. This year Ms. Brown is a new teacher and the Mamie Lou Gross Bulldogs could not be prouder to have her back in the classroom! Ms. Brown spent her entire elementary "career' at MLGES and when it was time to decide where to teach, she decided to come home. Ms. Brown is pictured with two of her former teachers, Mrs. Tina Westberry and Mrs. Lisa Silveous and they are delighted that their former star student is now a stellar new teacher.

Camden Board of Realtors Support School Nutrition

Camden Board of Realtors Support School Nutrition

Members of the Camden County Board of Realtors made a special visit to the CCHS cafeteria to make a special donation to the students of Camden County Schools and our School Nutrition Department. Pictured with our CCHS School Nutrition Staff are from left to right, Lori Buttich, Niccole Wildes, Georgia-Kay McCollum and Kim Watson. We sincerely thank everyone at the Camden County Board of Realtors for helping us make the 2017-2018 school year great!

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
Character Word of the Month

August Character Word

The Sugarmill Elementary Eagles showed respect for our flag and our nation during their flag raising ceremony on the first day of school. 

Respect

Showing others they are important by what you say and do

Eclipse Information - August 21st

School District Plans for the Solar Eclipse 
August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017, a total eclipse will shadow a seventy mile-wide path through fourteen states, beginning in Oregon and exiting the Charleston, South Carolina coast. For Georgians, the range of view is one hundred percent in the northeast corner of the state to ninety percent partial view in the majority of the state. The entire event will touch the U.S. at maximum strength for only one hour, thirty-three minutes and some seconds. The partial eclipse will pass by Camden County starting at 1:16 PM, reaching maximum eclipse at 2:47 PM and completely fading from view by 4:11 PM.

To read about Camden County Schools plans for the solar eclipse, please click here. To read more about the astronomical phenomenon and how to protect your eyesight, please click here.

Student Registration

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

 Please note: Pre-K classes for 17-18 are at maximum capacity. Your Pre-K child will be placed on the 17-18  waiting list once registration is complete.

Click here for a link to our registration page. 

2017-2018 School Day Hours

2017-2018 School Hours

High School 7:25 AM - 2:25 PM

Middle Schools 7:40 AM - 2:40 PM

Elementary Schools 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Each winter, while planning for the coming year, school leaders evaluate current performance and explore areas we can work to improve our effectiveness for students and the community. 

During the evaluation this year, four critical issues emerged as persistent challenges that have evolved over several years. Focus groups tasked with gathering information about these issues found a common denominator among all four, the school-day schedule. The effort of the focus groups then became to look at the school-day schedule to determine if changes would positively influence all four critical issues.

When the work of the focus group was complete they reported their findings to school and district leaders who agreed with their conclusion; a revised school-day schedule could address four issues that have persisted and negatively affect students, parents and educators.

1.      Elementary Instructional Time: The school day for elementary students in Camden is nearly 45 minutes shorter than their peers in nearby comparable districts which equates to 2 hrs and 45 minutes per week, or 12 fewer days of school each year.

2.      Bus Driver Shortage: The scarcity of qualified bus drivers affects educators and parents who cope with delayed routes and substitute drivers who are often overwhelmed by the responsibility for unfamiliar students and routes.

3.      Absences and Length of Day for MS and HS: Students participating in extracurricular activities where travel is required in our very large region have increased absences during their 4th block. Even when not traveling out of town they arrive home far later in the evening than is desirable because after school activities start and end late.

4.      Walking Distance for MS and HS: Students living within a certain radius of middle and high schools are currently ineligible for bus transportation due, initially to financial constraints but now, to driver shortages. Increased efficiency through staggered school hours will restore transportation service to some affected neighborhoods where children must walk as far as 2 ½ miles.

Several potential options for the school day schedule were considered and one emerged as the least disruptive solution that effectively addressed all four issues. All options were presented to school leaders for further deliberation and a recommendation was made to the Superintendent and approved by the Board of Education for implementation during the 2017-2018 school year.

A presentation which details the challenges addressed by these school day changes can be found here.


Because of You

Because of You: Dalton Cone and the Parents and Scouts of Boy Scout Troop 226

When CCHS sophomore, Dalton Cone, started to plan his Eagle Scout project, he looked no further than his old elementary school to lend a hand. Dalton wanted to honor his former teacher, Mr. Mackie Woods, by creating shelf separators for the Mary Lee Clark Media Center. Mr. Woods was Dalton’s 4th grade math teacher and had a substantial impact on Dalton’s academic career. The project required over 30 adult and scout volunteers and culminated in over 170 hours of community service. Dalton worked with his fellow scouts in Troop 226 and Mr. Woods son, Stephen, to honor Mr. Woods and make a beautiful enhancement to the MLCES Media Center.