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Important Calendar Information

As you are aware, the school day on September 2nd was cancelled due to weather concerns.  The state provides local school systems discretion to recover instructional days missed due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.  Recovering an instructional day with students presents several challenges due to scheduled staff training on a designated teacher work day identified as a make-up day.  To avoid cancelling or rescheduling numerous professional learning activities, we will not add an additional day to our calendar to recover the instructional day.  The work day for all faculty and staff will be recovered at the discretion of the principal or supervisor.

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St. Marys Elementary Students Enjoy PBIS Pep Rally

St. Marys Sharks Enjoy PBIS Pep Rally

St. Marys Elementary school recently kicked off a new year of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) by holding two pep rallies to remind students of the expected behaviors throughout the school. During the first pep rally, our kindergarten through second grade classes learned how to put their “fins up” when a quiet time is needed! They watched how the SMES Super Shark and other students correctly sit at the cafeteria tables, taking care of their food, their noise level and their trash. The students also learned the “Five Finger” strategy for getting assistance while they are eating. To learn more about this "fin"tastic pep rally, click here.

 

Camden Kids Care: Crooked River Elementary

Camden Kids Care: Crooked River Elementary

Over the past few weeks the students from Crooked River Elementary have reached out to make a difference in the life of a boy named Max, who most of the children don’t even know!  Allie, a third grader at CRES has an eight year old cousin named Max who is currently battling a very aggressive form of cancer.  Allie and her mom came on the school morning news  show to share pictures of Max and tell his story.   Students across the school made cards and posters to send to Max in an effort to brighten his day.  If you want to share a picture or encouraging word with Max as well, you can send him an email at: Mightymax2016@yahoo.com.  The students at Crooked River have helped Max know just how many people care about him!  #mightymax

 

CCHS Volleyball Celebrates 500th Victory

 

CCHS Volleyball Celebrates 500th Victory

Please help us congratulate the CCHS Volleyball Team for their 500th program victory. CCHS Volleyball won the match at West Nassau High last night. That was the 500th victory in the history of the program.  The current all-time record is now 500-152.  Congratulations to Coach Moore, his players and staff on reaching such a great milestone!

 

Mary Lee Clark Elementary is a 100% CPR Certified School

Mary Lee Clark is a 100% CPR Certified School

The faculty and staff at Mary Lee Clark are now 100% CPR/AED certified. We are on a mission to ensure that everyone in the Camden County Schools family is prepared in the event of a cardiac emergency. The MLCES Panthers are definitely putting us closer to the goal. Thank you for working hard to keep the students, staff and visitors safe at Mary Lee Clark Elementary School!

 

 

 

 

Bestselling Author Visits Matilda Harris Students

Bestselling Author Visits Matilda Harris Students

Students at Matilda Harris received a visit from New York Times bestselling author Cassie Beasley. Miss Beasley is the author of  Circus Mirandus, a 2016 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl selection. She came to speak with fourth and fifth grade students about her writing and to inspire them to write stories of their own. Following Miss Beasley's presentation, students had a chance to practice their own writing during a mini writing workshop. Miss Beasley encouraged students to stretch their imaginations and to pursue their dreams. Perhaps one day a MHES Jaguar will  join Miss Beasley on the New York Times Bestseller List!

CMS Coach Crum Honored in Teacher Spotlight

CMS Coach Crum Honored in Teacher Spotlight

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) recently recognized Camden Middle School (CMS) teacher, Brian Crum, as part of their monthly Educating Georgia’s Future Teacher Spotlight. Coach Crum was recently selected by his peers as the 2017 Camden Middle School Teacher of the Year and nominated by CMS Principal James McCarter to be honored in the Teacher Spotlight. In his nomination, Dr. McCarter wrote, “Having won a National Championship with the Florida Gators football team, Mr. Crum has a true understanding of what team work is all about.  His colleagues are happy to have a person that is willing to assist no matter the task that needs to be completed.  Mr.Crum is truly an exemplary example of a dedicated educator.” To read about Mr. Crum's achievement, click here.

Camden-Charlton Board of Realtors Donate School Supplies

Camden-Charlton Board of Realtors Make Generous School Supply Donation 

Help us give the Camden-Charlton Board of Realtors a round of applause for their recent school supply donation. Dr. Shuntay Strachan, a CCS Social Worker, and Mr. Marcelle Myers, a CMS custodian, are pictured with the generous donation of school supplies. The supplies will be donated to children in need through the school social workers program. Our thanks to the Camden-Charlton Board of Realtors for working to ensure that our students have some of the tools they need to succeed this school year!

 

CCHS Win National Skills USA Competition

 

 

 

CCHS Students Earn Gold at National Skills USA Competition

Congratulations to our  three SkillsUSA National Champions! Knute Jones, Brooke Butler and Nancy Marquez earned gold medals at the national Skills USA competition held this summer in Louisville, Kentucky. Over 6000 state winners from all over the country competed at the national level but only a very few walked away as gold medal national champions. Knute earned the gold in Industrial Motor Control and Brooke and Nancy won the gold medal in Occupational Health and Safety. These outstanding students make Camden proud and they have very bright futures ahead of them!

FY15 Balanced Scorecard

Character Word of the Month

September Character Word

Camden County High School NJROTC cadets demonstrate responsibility by making sure they all do their best during NJROTC competition.

Responsibility

Proving you can be trusted with what is expected of you

 

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. 

ZIka Virus Information

You may have recently seen or read national news reports about the Zika virus. To date, we have had no local transmission of Zika virus in Georgia which suggests the virus is not present in our mosquito population now; however, that could change. 

Camden County Schools is partnering with the Coastal District Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent the potential spread of the Zika virus in our area and prepare for the unlikely possibility the Zika virus becomes present in our community. Please click here to read a letter outlining ways we are partnering with the Department of Public Health, CDC and the community  to address this concern.

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
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


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