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.
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"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!
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.
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. More
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.More
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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. You can view the Camden County Schools Testing Calendar by clicking here. The Georgia Department of Education has created a comprehensive and helpful list of frequently asked questions. You can view it here.
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
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. 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.
2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration Dates
FY18 Kindergarten Registration: May 3rd & 4th
Click here to learn more about Kindergarten registration.