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Camden County Wildcat 2017 AAAAAAA State Champions

Please help us congratulate the Camden County Wildcat 7A State Champion Wrestlers!!
Camden County won the GHSA Dual State Championships with a score of 50-15 over Archer in the finals to capture the Class 7A state title. The Wildcats jumped into the new Class 7A this year after winning two consecutive Class 5A Dual titles in 2015 and 2016. This was Archer's attempt at a fifth straight team title in Georgia’s highest classification. Camden County opened the state tournament with a 69-12 win over Rockdale County, and followed it with a 56-18 win over Brookwood and a 57-8 victory over Mountain View in the semifinals. This makes Camden's third consecutive state title and fourth in school history with their first state title in 2012. 

News Around the Schools
CCS Educators Chosen as Best of Camden

 

CCS Educators Chosen as Best of Camden


 Congratulations to Dr. John Tucker, Principal of CCHS, Mr. Wade English, Crooked River Elementary P.E. instructor, and Mrs. Danielle Pocernik, Kingsland Elementary teacher, for being chosen Best of Camden by the readers of the Tribune and Georgian. We are honored to have these educators represent Camden County Schools in the Best of Camden issue of the Tribune.

Matilda Harris Elementary Wins Big in SumDog Championships




Matilda Harris Elementary Wins Big in SumDog Championships


Matilda Harris Elementary recently participated in a national math contest through Sumdog.  Students were asked to complete math questions (accurately); while accumulating points for themselves and their class.  They were allowed to work on these problems when they finished morning work and in math stations during math block.  Several students even work on them at home. The students worked extremely hard and pushed themselves…some even reaching the 1000 max question limit!  As a result of their hard work, Ms. Albright's class was ranked 16th out of 1,729 classrooms throughout the country.  Other MHES also did great at the competition. To learn more, click here

Crooked River Students Gain 21st Century Skills

 

Crooked River Students Gain 21st Century Skills

 

In honor of Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5th – 9th),  Crooked River Elementary School joined students all over the world to  participate in the Hour of Code.  Between the media center and the computer lab, all students in 1st – 5th grade dabbled in the science of computer coding week for a full hour.  Many students had so much fun writing code, they spent their extra time at school or home coding!  Computer coding is the wave of the future, and Crooked River Elementary School we are preparing our students with foundational 21st century skills! 




Matilda Harris Elementary 100% CPR/AED Certified

 

Matilda Harris Elementary Faculty and Staff 100% CPR/AED Certified

 

The faculty and staff at Matilda Harris Elementary know that CPR Saves Lives! They are 100% CPR/AED certified and prepared to respond to a cardiac emergency. Matilda Harris joins several other schools in our district who can boast this achievement.We are continuing to work on our school system goal of training everyone in the Camden County Schools family to become CPR/AED certified. Way to go, MHES Jaguars!

Perfect Attendance Pays Off at St. Marys Middle School


Perfect Attendance Pays Off for SMMS Student


SMMS has placed some incentives for great attendance this year! Earlier this week, all students with perfect attendance for the semester enjoyed a bowling field trip on Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base and recently, Chris Schwarting from team 7-3, won a 43" flat screen TV! His name was drawn out of over 300 students. Chris said, "How could I be so lucky?" Perfect attendance really pays off for SMMS Bobcats!


Crooked River Elementary Honored for Support of Veterans

 

Crooked River Elementary Honored for Support of Veterans

 

Each year the Connections Clubs throughout Camden County School support the annual Veteran's Holiday Trip hosted by the Command Religious Program. This year Crooked River Elementary School was recognized for its contribution of 134 personal hygiene kits (27% of total) to be distributed at Veteran Administration hospitals and care facilities. Together Camden County Connections Clubs donated a total of 485 kits to this annual event. Congratulations, Crooked River Elementary School!

Pictured: Chaplain Kenneth Jewell presents Kami Tanner, Connections Club sponsor (center) and Dr. Sheila Sapp, CRES principal with a certificate of appreciation.

St. Marys Students Ring in Success

St. Marys Students Ring In Success

There are bells ringing in the halls of St. Marys Elementary. The SMES Sharks celebrated all 5th grade students who mastered their basic math facts on MobyMax.com by getting to ring the school's celebratory bell and receiving a certificate for each operation mastered. Students will be celebrating again in the spring for earning more certificates. What a great way to celebrate success!

Coach Welton Coffey Named Athletic Director 


Camden County Schools Names Welton Coffey Athletic Director for the 2017-2018 School Year


Coach Welton Coffey will assume the duties and responsibilities as Athletics Director for Camden County Schools at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. This appointment was made in light of the retirement of long time Camden County Administrator, Gary Blount. Mr. Blount has served students as an educator for 45 years and played a key role in the success of the school system as a principal, assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent and most recently as athletic director. To read the full media release, click here.

CCS Welcomes Coach Robert Sphire as Head Football Coach 

 

Camden County Schools Welcomes Coach Robert Sphire as Head Football Coach


Camden County Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Coach Robert (Bob) Sphire as Head Football Coach for the Camden County High School Wildcats. With 282 wins as a head coach during his coaching career, Coach Sphire brings with him a winning record and commitment to continue to build on the strength and character of the Wildcat football program. Mr. Gary Blount, Athletic Director, said “Coach Sphire is recognized as one of the best football minds and most effective coaches in the state. We feel he has the expertise, attitude and tenacity needed as we compete in one of the most competitive divisions and regions in Georgia.”
Click here to read the full media release.

Golden Isles Youth Orchestra Brings String On to St. Marys Elementary

 

 


Golden Isles Youth Orchestra Brings String On to St. Marys Elementary

 

Students at St. Marys Elementary recently had the opportunity to experience the beautiful music made by string instruments and they also had the chance to make a little music of their own. For the second year, the Golden Isles Youth Orchestra (GIYO) sponsored “String On” , a student introduction to string instruments. St. Marys 5th graders had the opportunity to try their hand at the violin, viola, cello and even the large stand up bass. The students loved the classes and we are grateful to GIYO for bringing this program back to the school. 

Woodbine K-Kids Give Back to Their School



Woodbine K-Kids Give Back to Their School


The Woodbine Elementary K-Kids take pride in their school and recently they put that pride to work! The awesome WES students spent their first meeting of the new year collecting trash from around the school grounds. We are so proud of these great kids for setting an excellent example for their fellow WES Mariners!
Character Word of the Month

January Character Word

Fourth grade students at Kingsland Elementary know that reading is a great way to gain knowledge and success.

KNOWLEDGE

Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do

 

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: Mary Lee Clark PTA

The Mary Lee Clark PTA President, Tina Oviatt and Vice-President, Coleen Boone are two parent volunteers that anyone might see at MLCES on a daily basis.  Many times you may see them working in the media center or in classrooms or busily prepping for a PTA event.  They are stopped throughout the day with requests that range from PTA financial support or asking for their time and help to volunteer at a school event.  
Mrs. Oviatt keeps our PTA event calendar ongoing and up-to-date as well as substitutes at the drop of a hat when needed. Mrs. Boone’s creativity never ceases to amaze us and her culinary skills are always enjoyed.  Mrs. Bledsoe, Mrs. Rodriguez , and Mrs. Floyd all help to ensure the PTA runs smoothly!
The MLC Panthers do not know what we would do without these ladies and the time they dedicate to MLCES!

2017 Niche Best Schools Report


Camden County Schools Ranked 7th in Georgia by Niche

Niche.com recently identified Camden County Schools as the 7th ranked school district in Georgia in their recent “2017 Best Schools” report. Niche, a national company based in Pittsburgh, PA, uses statistical analysis and user reviews to rate K-12 schools, colleges and cities. Visitors to Niche.com use the school and cities rankings to determine the best places to purchase homes, relocate or establish businesses. Niche uses data from multiple state and national sources and user surveys to grade schools in academics, teachers, culture and diversity, health and safety and extracurricular offerings. Camden County Schools ranked 16th last year, moving up 9 spots in just one year. In the 2017 report Niche assigned the Camden County School district and every school within the district received an overall “A” rating in their 2017 Best Schools in America report.

Niche also creates state and national rankings in a number of different areas. In addition to the Best District ranking, Camden ranked favorably in every other area as well.

4th out of 170 districts with the best teachers in Georgia
4th out of 169 districts as the safest school district in Georgia
5th out of 169 districts as the best place to teach in Georgia

5th out of 163 districts as best system for student athletes
10th out of 165 districts as the most diverse school district in Georgia

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 PreK and Kindergarten Registration Dates

FY18 PreK Registration: April 5th & 6th
FY18 Kindergarten Registration: May 3rd & 4th

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
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. 



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