District News

Board of Education Names Superintendent Finalist

After a search that began in April 2018, the Peach County Board of Education has named Dr. Lionel Brown as the finalist for the Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Brown currently serves as Executive Director of Secondary Operations for the Houston County Schools. He has 24 years of experience as a teacher, coach, and building level administrator.

The naming of the finalist culminates three months of intense search activity by the Peach County Board of Education. In April, the Board employed search consultants KingCooper and Associates to assist with the search. With the help of the search firm, the position was advertised, candidates screened, and lengthy interviews conducted. With the naming of the finalist, the Board must now wait at least 14 days before taking an official vote to employ Dr. Brown.


 

Open House Flyer

CLIP/CNA Stakeholder Input Meeting

CNA input

2019 Tentative Budget

The Peach County Board of Education has approved the tentative budget for 2018-2019 school year. A copy of the tentative budget is available HERE.

Seamless Summer

The Peach County School Nutrition Program is proud to announce that we will be providing meals at no cost to children during the summer as part of the USDA Seamless Summer Food Service Program. This program provides meals at no cost to any child under the age of 18. There are no income requirements.

Summer meals will be served at Peach County High School, Monday through Thursday. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and Lunch from 11:00
a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The program will run June 4th – June 28th 2018.

For more information or to sponsor a site, please contact Matoshia Grant, CN Director or Edith Battle at 478-825-5933. Organizations wishing to sponsor a feeding site will need to review and sign the Sponsor/Site agreement located HERE

Please click HERE for a list of participating feeding sites
 

Peach County Board of Education Meetings

May 22, 2018
9:00 a.m.
Called Meeting: FY19 General Fund Budget Session

The meeting will be held at the Peach County BOE Administrative Offices523 Vineville Street, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss FY19 General Fund Budget matters.

May 29, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Called Meeting: Personnel Matters – Review of Applications for new Superintendent Search

The meeting will be held at the Peach County BOE Administrative Offices523 Vineville Street, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss personnel matters (Review of Applications new Superintendent Search).

May 29, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Board Study Session

The meeting will be held at the Peach County BOE Administrative Offices523 Vineville Street, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss general board of education business, personnel matter(s) and real estate matter(s).

Kindergarten Roundup

We appreciate your interest in your child attending Peach County Schools. Our Kindergarten Registration will take place on May 3, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. at all elementary schools. All students entering kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year are required to complete the kindergarten registration process. Packets may be picked up from any elementary school in the district or the BOE.

If your child already attends Pre-K at Byron Elementary, Hunt Elementary or Kay Road Elementary you will not need to attend Kindergarten Roundup. You will receive information from the school to register your child for the upcoming year.

If you are unable to attend Kindergarten Registration, you may register your child during school hours until 3:00 p.m. daily beginning May 4, 2018.

English registration packets may be downloaded HERE
Spanish registration packets may be downloaded HERE

PEACH COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SEEKS NEW SUPERINTENDENT

The Peach County Board of Education is seeking a new superintendent.  The system enrollment is 3650 (PK-12).  King-Cooper and Associates will assist the Board of Education with the search for the new superintendent.  Interested applicants should contact Frank King (770-468-2021), Henry Cooper (478-397-1976), or Dr. Bill Truby (770-468-7167) for additional information about the application process or visit www.kingcooper.com.  

Completed application packages for this position must be received by the close of the business day Friday, May 18, 2018.  The application materials should be emailed to the following address:

FRANK KING
fking@charter.net

For a candidate’s application package to be considered, it must include the following:

  • A formal letter of application
  • One copy of a current resume
  • A copy of the Georgia leadership certificate
    (Georgia candidates only)
  • Names, addresses, and two telephone numbers
    (office and home or cell) of four references     
The Governor's Office of Student Achievement

Congratulations to Peach County High School and Byron middle school for being identified as a Greatest Gains award winners. PCHS was identified as gold and BMS was identified as silver. For more information on SSAS awards, click here.

Cadet Leadership Program

We are so proud of the Byron Elementary School Cadet Leadership Program. BES was honored to have The Telegraph visit to learn more about this amazing program.

 

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Susie Ledlow for being selected Peach County School Districts Teacher of the year for the 2017-2018 school year. Ms. Ledlow teaches Pre-K at Kay Road elementary. She graduated from Gainesville College with her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

PreK Registration

Registration for Peach County Pre-K will begin, Monday, March 5, 2018 and lasts through Friday, March 23, 2018.   There are 22 slots available at each elementary school. Guidelines and registration packets are available for download below. Registration packets may also be picked up at Hunt Elementary, Kay Road Elementary, Byron Elementary and the Peach County Board of Education beginning March 5, 2018.

The slots will be filled using a lottery process. Completion of the registration packet by March 23, 2018 does not guarantee your child a slot in the Pre-K class but does guarantee that your child’s name will be entered in the lottery for a chance to earn a slot. The lottery will be held on April 2, 2018. All applications for students received after March 23rd will be placed on a waiting list. Please visit our website or you may visit or call the schools for more information on our pre-k registration.

All completed applications should be returned to the school you are registering your child for. Remember priority will be given to students within a school’s attendance zone.

Dr. Anita Mathis and Ms. Dawn Kinsey,          Hunt Elementary 478-825-5296    
Mrs. Pamela Slocumb and Mrs. Joni New,      Kay Road Elementary 478-825-8893
Mr. Keith Lauritsen and Ms. Judi Smith           Byron Elementary 478-825-9650

Click HERE to download the PreK Registration Packet in English
Click HERE to download the PreK Registration Packet In Spanish

School Board Appreciation Week

School Board Members

Peach County School District is joining in a statewide celebration to salute the efforts of local school board members during the week of March 12-16, 2018, which has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education.

HES Junior Beta Club

The Hunt Elementary Chapter of the National Junior Beta Club inducted fourteen new members on October 19, 2017. These students were invited to join based on their high academic achievement by maintaining an 89.5 or higher average for the 2016-2017 school year. The club is comprised of fourth and fifth graders.

Bright Ideas Grant

Congratulations to Mrs. Joy Bassett for received a Bright Ideas Teacher Grant from Flint Energies. Flint Energies rewards teachers money for innovative lessons and projects to energize learning in their students. Mrs. Bassett plans to use the grant money to enhance her STEAM curriculum. Congratulations Mrs. Bassett!

Martin Luther King Holiday

MLK No School Reminder

PCHS One Act Play

Congratulations to Peach County High School's One Act Play on a great performance yesterday in Jackson.Two of our students made All-Star Cast, R. Swearingane and George Garrett. Go Trojans!

PCHS Cross County

Congratulations to the Peach County High School Cross Country Team. The Boy's team won the Region Championship and the Girl's Team finished 4th.... Both the girls and boys advance to state.

 

School Closure - Friday December 8, 2017
School will be closed in order for the Peach County High School Trojan Football Team, band, and cheerleaders to travel to Atlanta to participate in the 2017 State Championship football game on Friday, December 8, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.
 
We support our student athletes in the classroom, as well as in extra-curricular activities; therefore, we look forward to supporting them with much excitement and Trojan Pride in the Mercedes Benz Stadium (home of the Atlanta Falcons) during the 2017 State Championship Football Game.
 
Go Trojans!!!
State Championship Info

State Championship

Peach County  Trojans vs Calhoun Yellow Jackets 
Friday, December 8, 2017, at 1:00 pm
at
Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA.

Per GHSA Guidelines, everyone must purchase a ticket.  Only GHSA Athletic Passes will be recognized. If you have a GHSA pass, you must enter through Gate 2 and show your ID.

Tickets will be on sale in the front lobby at Peach County High School on Monday-Thursday. All tickets both adult and student are $22.00...

Ticket Sale Days and Times

  • Monday-10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Tuesday-8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Wednesday-8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Thursday-8:00 am-3:00 pm

The gates will open at  9:00 am Friday morning...

Parking: We are the home team and will park in the Red or Silver Lot and enter through Gate 2.... Game Day Parking is $20 so it is a little cheaper to purchase parking in advance online.....

https://parking.mercedesbenzstadium.com/events/46307/ghsa-day-1--e92bca88-7e29-4301-85d8-6c5f9e5373ea

 

BMS Reach Scholars

Congratulations to BMS Students Chaddrick Miller and Sam Peterman! These two young men are the winners of a $10,000 REACH Scholarship to be used at a HOPE Eligible college in Georgia upon completion of high school. Several of the colleges in Georgia will match the scholarship amount. We are proud of these students!

FVMS Reach Scholars

Congratulations to FVMS students, Jalaiyah Clayborn and Jakelin Dominguez were chosen as the FVMS 2017-18 REACH Scholars!  REACH stands for Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen.  It is a needs-based mentorship and scholarship program designed to encourage students, starting in middle school, to persist in their educational pursuits.  These students are provided with academic, social and financial supports needed to graduate from high school, access college, achieve post-secondary success and be prepared for the 21st-century workforce.  Upon graduating from high school, each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship for college in Georgia.

PCHS All Star

The Peach County High School is proud of Kearis Jackson. Kearis received his Under Armour All Star Game Jersey this morning. The game will be played on January 4, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. GO TROJANS!

School Status

All Peach County Schools will resume normal operations tomorrow, Thursday, September 14, 2017, to include Byron Elementary School and Byron Middle School. The power at these two buildings has been restored.

School Closure

The Peach County School System will be closed tomorrow Sept. 12, 2017, due to Hurricane Irma.

School is anticipated to resume normal operations on Wednesday.

School Status

All schools in the Peach County School District will be open tomorrow at their regularly scheduled times with the exception of Byron Elementary School and Byron Middle School. Byron Elementary School and Byron Middle School will be closed tomorrow due to power outages in these buildings.

Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, we will experience a solar eclipse of the sun. The eclipse will begin around 1:00 p.m. and peak around 2:40 p.m. It will be a phenomenal event, and perhaps one that we will never experience again in our lifetime.

Each school will provide students with meaningful learning opportunities to help them learn about the eclipse. Because the eclipse will pose some safety challenges, anyone planning to view it should wear a pair of solar viewing glasses. We have purchased every student a pair of solar viewing glasses.

We will not have early release for students; however, we will make every attempt to ensure students are wearing their solar viewing glasses and enjoy this once-in-a
lifetime event! Below are our dismissal times:

.For maps and general information visit: 
https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/ 
https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

To check times and view a simulation of what you will experience in your area visit: 
https://eclipsemega.movie/simulator

For safety information visit these sites: 
https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/iso-certification 
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEhelp/safety.html 
 

 

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