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CCHS Teacher NAMEd SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Special Education Teacher of the Year: June Pounds

Camden County High School’s Mrs. June Pounds was named Camden County Special Education Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Pounds builds a great rapport with her students and excels at getting students to reach her expectations. She was recently acknowledged for her accomplishments at the Coastal GLRS Special Education Teacher of the Year Recognition at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Congratulations Mrs. Pounds!

David L. Rainer Elementary TEAMS UP WITH PARENTS

David L. Rainer Elementary Teams Up with Parents


The Kindergarten teachers at David L. Rainer Elementary hosted their second Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) meeting on Thursday, January 19th. The APTT nights consist of three classroom team meetings per school year. The "classroom team" consists of the classroom teacher and all the parents in the class. In these group meetings, the teacher reviews and explains class-level academic data, in addition to providing parents with individual data about their own child's performance. The teachers then assist parents in setting 60-day SMART (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Time-Bound) academic goals for their child. Teachers also model and provide materials for activities that parents can do with their child at home. The goal of these meetings is to help parents and teachers work together to become engaged, knowledgeable members of the academic team. The kindergarten teachers hope the APTT meetings help parents develop an understanding of their child's grade-level learning goals and provide them with tools they can use at home to help them meet or exceed these goals.

SMMS BobCATS TRAIN IN SOURCES OF STRENGTH




SMMS BOBCATS TRAIN IN SOURCES OF STRENGTH

Recently 49 students displayed their dedication to the Bobcat family by attending Peer Leader training on Sources of Strength (SOS). These students were selected by faculty and peers as leaders in our school. After receiving their invitations, our leaders were eager to learn more about the program.  The training, which was provided by the School Social Work Department, consisted of activities, group discussions, education on the program, and what it meant to be a peer leader. In addition to learning what SOS was all about, students began initial plans for their first activity to spread hope, help, and strength around the school. Since the introduction of the SOS program, 64 adults and 186 students have received training. Click here to read more. 

Camden Middle School Students Visit Wild West

Camden Middle School Students Visit Wild West

There is a new meaning to the words “Saturday School”. Recently, a group of 6th grade students from Camden Middle School were not required to attend school on Saturday. Instead, they received an opportunity to learn about the 1700’s and 1800’s in a very hands on way. Students rode the train to a place called Pioneer Town where real cowboys performed reenactments from the Wild West Days. Students learned about dress, weapons, steamed trains, and social protocol of the era.
One CMS student, Jacob Fitch, says it all, “I am going to have fun, fun, fun, “and he did. Jacob along with several other students were able to view the guns, hold coins and other memorabilia from the 1800’s. Each student attending the train ride agreed that learning on a Saturday can be fun.

Matilda Harris Elementary Raise money for a Cure

Matilda Harris Elementary Celebrates a Day of Heroes

Friday, February 10th, was a day of heroes at Matilda Harris Elementary. The MHES Jaguars threw a huge celebration to honor two brave and amazing students... Claire and Asher Bordelon. Claire has been a mighty warrior as she has battled leukemia over the past year and Asher, her brave younger brother, earned his super hero cape by donating his bone marrow to Claire. Matilda Harris Elementary wanted to celebrate these courageous siblings so the MHES students, faculty and staff raised over $5500  for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and hosted a fun and messy celebration. Click here to learn more.

Crooked River and Camden Middle Take Home the HRRB Trophy




Crooked River and Camden Middle Take Home the HRRB Trophy

The competition was fierce at the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) district championship but, in the end, Crooked River and Camden Middle School won first place and the opportunity to compete at the Southern Region Bowl at Valdosta State University on February 11th. Camden County High School  also represented Camden in Valdosta with their new HRRB team.

St. Marys Middle School and Mamie Lou Gross Elementary earned a second place spot and David L. Rainer, Kingsland and St. Marys Elementary tied for third place. We are so proud of these students for their hard work and dedication.

Mary Lee Clark Mysterious Minds Earn Research Prize





Mary Lee Clark Mysterious Minds Earn Research Prize


The Mysterious Minds Lego Robotics team consisting of members from both Mary Lee Clark Elementary and St. Marys Middle School has been conducting field research at White Oak Conservation as part of the First Lego League competition.The team won First Place in Presentation at the Qualifying competition at St. Marks Episcopal School in Jacksonville on December 17th for their research project and went on to compete January 28th at the Renaissance Jax Championship competition at the University of North Florida. The team competed against 36 teams and won first place for the research project. To learn more about the team's project, click here.
CCHS Teacher in the Running for State CTAE Teacher of the Year



CCHS Teacher in the Running for State CTAE Teacher of the Year

 

Camden County High School’s 2017 Teacher of the Year and Culinary Arts Instructor, Mr. Gregg Harrell, was recently named State New Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences. This award puts him in the running for the State CTAE Teacher of the Year award as well. Congratulations to Mr. Harrell!

 

Three National Champions in CCHS Class of 2017

Three National Champions in CCHS Class of 2017

Did you know that the CCHS Class of 2017 has THREE National Champions in their senior class? Miss Kelsey Coffey is the FBLA National Public Speaking Champion and Miss Brooke Butler and Miss Nancy Marquez are the SkillsUSA Occupational Safety and Health Champions. How many people can say that they are among the best in the country before they even graduate from high school? These amazing young ladies can and we could not be prouder!

Camden County Wildcat 2017 AAAAAAA State Champions

Camden County Wildcat 2017 AAAAAAA State Champions

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.

Character Word of the Month

February Character Word

Camden County High School students showed their respect for veterans by making signs of support to honor Veterans Day.

RESPECT

Showing others they are important by what you say and 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: Mayor Smith Visits Sugarmill

Sugarmill Elementary 2nd and 3rd graders received an up close and personal lesson in civics when Kingsland Mayor Kenneth Smith visited with them. Mayor Smith encouraged students to study hard and follow their dreams. He also explained the variety of duties that he has as mayor. Students asked great questions and were excited to meet the head of the Kingsland city government.

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
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 Earns 4 Stars

Camden County Schools Earns 4 Star Financial Efficiency Rating


The Georgia Department of Education in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement recently released the 2016 Financial Efficiency Star Ratings (FESR) for all Georgia school districts. School districts earn from one half to five stars on the "Star" rating intended to reflect the financial efficiency of districts relative to academic achievement. Camden County was one of only 33 districts to earn 4 stars or better in the state.

The FESR was developed to makes clear the connections between expenditures in a district and academic achievement in Georgia. The ratings are calculated using the three year average for both per pupil expenditures and academic. A district earning a favorable Financial Efficiency Star Rating indicates lower per pupil expenditures relative to the academic performance of students. In 2016, Camden County Schools’ 3-year average CCRPI was 83.4 and the PPE was in the 26th percentile at $7,921.46. A 4-star rating by the Department of Education is evidence of the efforts of the Board of Education and administration to provide students in Camden County with great academic opportunities while remaining fiscally responsible to the community. The three year average per pupil expenditures for all districts in Georgia is $8,659.81 while the 3-year average CCRPI score is 73.6.

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

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.