Sunday, February 15, 2015

Happy Presidents' Day! No School 2/16!

Quote: "I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go." - Langston Hughes



Tuesday is an A day.

Congratulations!


The regional social studies fair was held this weekend in Gainesville. Congratulations to Erynn Culbreath, Knox Huff, and Anthony Heiges, who all placed first in competition and will move on the the State level in April! A full list of competitors and places will appear next week.

Also, congratulations to Mrs. Meganne Skinner, who was selected as the Georgia Science Teacher Association Teacher of Promise for the State of Georgia! Mrs. Skinner teachers 8th grade ELA, Science, and HS Physical Science on Team Tsu nas di. She was recognized at this month's Board of Education meeting.




All A Honor Incentive

Our All A Honor Roll students were treated to milk and cookies, and a special video presentation on Friday. They also received notes of encouragement from staff members. Here is a collage of photos from the event, and a link to the video presentation!





iHeart Teachers Valentine's Luncheon

The iHeart Teachers luncheon was a big hit on Friday. I'd like to give a shout out to Your Pie for donating pizza to the luncheon. As you can see below, the teachers seemed to enjoy their duty free lunch, and we enjoyed serving them.



Georgia School Parents' Survey

It’s time once again to take the Georgia School Parents’ Survey, as part of each school’s College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) scores. The deadline for the survey is Fri., Feb. 27.

This survey is critical in the state's assessment in assigning a School Climate Star Rating to each school and is different than the Title I Survey you recently took. The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete - and again is crucial in rating our schools. Please note this does not replace our annual School Improvement Survey, as that is our internal diagnostic survey.
School Climate survey results are confidential and will not be made public or posted online. I appreciate your time and consideration, as your feedback is both needed and appreciated.
The survey is located here: http://www.clarke.k12.ga.us/survey 

Thanks in advance for your valuable participation! To those of you who have already taken it, thank you!



Foundation for Excellence


The award nominations window for the Foundation for Excellence in Public Education in Clarke County, Georgia, is now open. The mission of the FFE is to encourage, recognize, and reward excellence in the Clarke County School District, and one of the primary ways this is accomplished is through monetary awards presented to deserving CCSD faculty, staff, and administrators. Parents, colleagues, students, and community members are encouraged to nominate stellar educators by going to the FFE website atwww.athensffe.org and downloading appropriate application packets. Please contact executive director C.J. Amason at 706/224-7636 orcj.amason@cru.org with questions or for more information. The nominating period will close on Friday, March 6th.


PTO and School Council News


The next school council meeting will be February 25th at 4:30 p.m.


Athletics


Cedar Sports

Congratulations to the boys basketball team. They won an incredible 4 overtime thriller over Heritage to claim the Region 8-AAAAA Championship. As a result we are the #1 seed and will host Kell HS at 7:00 on Wednesday night at Cedar Shoals. Please come out and support our Jags! As was the case with the region tournament, admission will be $7 per person and only GHSA passes will be accepted for admission. GO JAGS!!!!!



Monday, Feb. 16                            Varsity Baseball @ Dacula 5:55


Tuesday, Feb. 17                          JV Baseball @ Apalachee 5:55
                                                      Varsity Baseball @ East Jackson 5:55
                                                      JV Boys Tennis @ Oconee Co. 4:00
                                                      Varsity G/B Soccer vs. Chestatee 5:30/7:30


Wednesday, Feb. 18                     Varsity Boys Basketball 1st Round State Tournament
                                                                 @ Cedar Shoals vs. Kell HS 7:00 pm
                                                      Varsity Tennis vs. Athens Christian @ SE Tennis 
                                                                  Center 4:00
                                                      C-Team Baseball vs Jackson Co. 5:30


Thursday, Feb. 19                        JV Baseball vs. Prince Ave. 5:55
                                                     JV Soccer vs. Madison Co. 5/6:30


Friday, Feb. 20                             C-Team Baseball vs. Athens Christian 5:30
                                                     Varsity G/B Soccer vs. Athens Academy 5:30
/7:30

Saturday, Feb. 21                        State Boys Basketball Tournament TBA


Hilsman Sports

Tuesday, Feb. 17 Girls and Boys Soccer vs. Coile 4:30 @ Hilsman



Announcements

Our announcements are now a daily Google Presentation, which can be viewed by clicking here. In these announcements there is information regarding sports tryouts, club meetings, etc.


Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars!

February 16 District PL Day - No School for Students
February 19 Band Concert @ Cedar Shoals
February 23 - March 30 Spring Benchmarks
February 24-26 Scoliosis Screening (6th grade) Watch video here.
February 24 Dr. B visits Whit Davis - Parent Coffee
February 25 School Council Meeting
February 26 African-American History Program 6 pm
March 6 8th graders visit Cedar Shoals
March 9 - 13 Spring Break

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