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Sugarmill Students Visit with Kingsland Mayor Smith

Sugarmill Students Get a Visit from Mayor Smith

2nd and 3rd graders received a 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.

St. Marys Students Ring in the New Year

St. Marys Elementary Ring in the New Year

There are bells ringing in the halls of St. Marys Elementary. The SMES Sharks celebrated all 5th grade students who mastered their basic math facts on MobyMax.com by getting to ring the school's celebratory bell and receiving a certificate for each operation mastered. Students will be celebrating again in December and in the Spring for earning more certificates. What a great way to celebrate success!

CRES Celebrates Veterans

Crooked River Elementary Celebrates Veterans

Students at Crooked River Elementary School were honored on this eve of Veterans Day to host veterans from our local VFW office. Third, fourth and fifth graders had the opportunity to meet with these veterans in the CRES cafeteria. Each veteran shared a little about his/her personal story and career in the United States Military. Students were then given the opportunity to ask questions, and learned about the sacrifices that these veterans made to support and defend the United States of America. Walter “Buck” Taylor, Command Master Chief, US Navy Retired, Patsy Schreiber, Chief Hospital Corpsmen, US Navy Retired, and Durrand Tanner, Major, US Marine Corp Retired were able to join us. From all of us here at Crooked River Elementary School, to these veterans and ALL veterans, WE THANK YOU for your service to our country.

Kingsland Elementary Student Wins State Poster Contest

Kingsland Elementary Student Wins State Poster Contest

Braydon Smith, a Fourth Grader at Kingsland Elementary School, won second place in the fourth grade division of the 2016 Georgia Fire Prevention Week Statewide Fire Safety Poster Contest. Brayden’s “Don’t Wait… Check the Date!” poster is a colorful reminder to replace smoke detectors every ten years. Great job, Braydon!

SMMS Bobcats Host Mock Election

SMMS Bobcats Host Mock Election

The SMMS Bobcats know that it is never too early to learn the importance of voting.
Each year, Youth Leaderships Initiatives conducts the largest secure, student-only, on-line mock election in the nation, using electronic ballots tailored to each student’s home legislative district.
Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Graders at St. Marys Middle School had an opportunity to perform one of their civic duties by voting in a mock election. Students learned about civic terms, the three branches of government, the Electoral College, and the candidates of each political party. Some students will culminate the activity by writing a letter to the next president. Selected letters will be mailed to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C after the elections. Students were both excited and motivated to participate in this real world process.

Wildcat Marching Band Visits Mary Lee Clark Elementary

Wildcat Marching Band Visits Mary Lee Clark Elementary

Students at Mary Lee Clark were recently welcomed to school  by the Marching Wildcats. MLCES students were delighted to see the band members in uniform and to ask them about the instruments they play. What an awesome way to start the school day!

Sugarmill Elementary 100% CPR Certified

Sugarmill Elementary 100% CPR/AED Certified

The faculty and staff at Sugarmill Elementary are working hard to keep students, staff and visitors safe at their school. The faculty and staff are now 100% CPR/AED certified. The Sugarmill Eagles know that if they are ever needed in a cardiac emergency, they will have the knowledge and training to respond.

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.

2015-2016 Promotion and Retention Guidelines

Information about the promotion and retention guidelines for the 2015-2016 school year for students in grades 3-8 may be found by clicking here and answers to frequently asked questions may be answered here. If you have questions, please contact your school or the Camden County Schools Central Administrative Offices at 912-729-5687.

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
Character Word of the Month

December Character Word

Working together on an art project brings these Woodbine Elementary students great joy.

JOY

Finding a way to be happy, even when things don't go your way

 

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": Mr. Kramek and Lucy

 

 Dave Kramek and Lucy, from Tail Waggin Tutors, recently joined Kingsland Elementary. Lucy is a cute mini-labradoodle who enjoys listening to students read to her while they pet her. Mr. D encourages conversation about their reading and answers questions about Lucy, the therapy dog. Students look forward to reading to Lucy and seeing her tricks each week.

 
 
2017 Niche Best Schools Report


Camden County Schools Ranked 7th in Georgia by Niche

Niche.com recently identified Camden County Schools as the 7th ranked school district in Georgia in their recent “2017 Best Schools” report. Niche, a national company based in Pittsburgh, PA, uses statistical analysis and user reviews to rate K-12 schools, colleges and cities. Visitors to Niche.com use the school and cities rankings to determine the best places to purchase homes, relocate or establish businesses. Niche uses data from multiple state and national sources and user surveys to grade schools in academics, teachers, culture and diversity, health and safety and extracurricular offerings. Camden County Schools ranked 16th last year, moving up 9 spots in just one year. In the 2017 report Niche assigned the Camden County School district and every school within the district received an overall “A” rating in their 2017 Best Schools in America report.

Niche also creates state and national rankings in a number of different areas. In addition to the Best District ranking, Camden ranked favorably in every other area as well.

4th out of 170 districts with the best teachers in Georgia
4th out of 169 districts as the safest school district in Georgia
5th out of 169 districts as the best place to teach in Georgia

5th out of 163 districts as best system for student athletes
10th out of 165 districts as the most diverse school district in Georgia

CCHS Graduation Rate Continues to Rise

Camden County High School Graduation Rate Continues to Increase

The Georgia Department of Education recently released public high school graduation rate data revealing that Camden County High School continues to make steady increases in the four-year cohort graduation rate. This is the sixth year Georgia has calculated the graduation rate using an adjusted cohort rate formula. In FY16, Camden County’s graduation rate rose to 90.1 percent. To learn more, click here.

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. 

Click here to access our online student registration. 



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