PUBLIC NOTICE: 

 

ECHOLS COUNTY SCHOOLS

VISION STATEMENT

To be a school system that develops independent, responsible, lifelong learners.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Echols County Schools System is to provide an excellent education for all students.

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Middle School Reading Requirement Change

Effective immediately, middle school ELA classes will change the way students will meet  their reading requirements.  Classes will now be assigned novels and books by the teacher each 9 weeks.  Students will take weekly quizzes on the assigned reading, and will take a comprehensive test following the completion of the book.  These procedures will replace the previous method of reading points achieved through tests taken on the Accelerated Reader platform.

Students may still elect to participate in the Accelerated Reader Program; however, it will be completely voluntary and will not be for a grade.  Students who participate in the Accelerated Reader program will be rewarded for meeting reading goals.  Details of the Accelerated Reader Program are as follows:

K-8 Accelerated Reader Program

Accelerated Reader is a voluntary reading program; however, all students are encouraged to participate.

Accelerated Reader combines the independent reading of library books with computer-based comprehension tests to encourage children to read more books. 

Accelerated Reader assessments may be used to measure the standard achievement, but will not count as the academic grade. 

The Accelerated Reader software also manages participating student records to track reading performance, giving teachers valuable information to identify problem areas.

Students are rewarded for their achievements with Maker-Space Passes, AR Parties, End-of-the-Year Reading Awards, and a Water Day at the end of the school year.

 Highlights of the program are:

  •      100% Voluntary

  •      There will be no grades given for AR participation

  •      There will be no punishment given for not participating in the AR program

  •      There will be no extra-time in classrooms given to meet AR reading goals

  •      All goals, points, and rewards will be handled by the Media Specialist

  NOTE:  Teachers may require reading homework as part of their reading curriculum; these assignments are not related to AR.

  To access the 2016-2017 EMS handbook, click here.

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   CULINARY ARTS - STATE BOUND

 

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The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  Parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  Survey available in Spanish by clicking Español within the survey. 

Click here to access the survey.

The survey will close Friday, March 3, 2017. Thank you for participating!

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Parents of 8th - 11th grade students----to find out more about MOWR (Move On When Ready) click here to link you directly to the HS Counselor's page.

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OPEN RECORDS NOTICE

Records of the Echols County Schools are subject to the Georgia Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et seq.

All written requests for public records made pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated Title 50, Article 4, Chapter 18 must be sent to the Open Records Officer, Mrs. Missy Pittman, at Echols County Board of Education, 216 Hwy 129 North, Statenville, GA 31648 or to missy.pittman@echols.k12.ga.us.

 

Calendar

 

   BOE meeting dates are located in the Calendar section.


The Echols County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex in its employment practices, student programs and dealings with the public. It is the policy of the Board of Education to comply fully with the requirements of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act and all accompanying regulations. (BOE policies GAAA and JAA). Any employee, student, applicant for employment, parent or other person who believes he or she has been discriminated against or harassed in violation of this policy may contact Echols County Board of Education, 216 Hwy 129 North, POB 207, Statenville, Georgia 31648, (229) 559-5734.