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Barden Elementary Students Participate in National Reading Challenge

Barden Elementary Students Participate in National Reading Challenge

On Friday, February 28, Barden Elementary School participated in the Accelerated Reader (AR) Read the Most Coast to Coast event. On this day, students around the country attempted to take a total of 5 million AR tests. Students at Barden Elementary read in their classrooms all day long and took AR tests. Guest readers also visited and participated in the fun.

District Holds External Instructional Vendor Fair

District Holds External Instructional Vendor Fair

The Bibb County School District's Instructional External Vendor Fair 2014, sponsored by the Office of School Improvement and Redesign, was held February 27-28 at the Welcome Center. The purpose of the instructional vendor fair was to serve as part of the process of identifying approved instructional vendors for the 2014-2015 school year. At the vendor fair, a group of administrators and teachers listened to business representatives as they presented information about the educational resources their companies provide. The vetting group of administrators and teachers will provide feedback on all of the resources presented in order for the District's Office of School Improvement and Redesign to develop a list of approved instructional vendors for the 2014-2015 school year.

Rutland High, Northeast Magnet High named AP STEM School

Rutland High, Northeast Magnet High named AP STEM School

Rutland High School and Northeast Magnet High School were named 2014 AP STEM Schools by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. 

An AP STEM School is a school where students are testing in at least two (2) AP math courses and two (2) AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science), according to a release.

Howard High named AP STEM Achievement School

Howard High named AP STEM Achievement School

Howard High School was named a 2014 AP STEM Achievement School by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge.

An AP Challenge School is a school where students are testing in at least two AP math courses and 2 AP science courses and at least 40 percent of those test scores are earning results of three or higher, according to a release.

Northeast High named AP Challenge School

Northeast High named AP Challenge School

Northeast High School was named a 2014 AP Challenge School by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge.

An AP Challenge School is a school with no more than 900 students and have students testing in for of the core areas: English, math, science and social studies.

Last chance for Pre-K registration

Last chance for Pre-K registration

As a reminder, the Bibb County School District is hosting Pre-Kindergarten registration for the 2014-2015 Pre-K Program through Friday, February 28, at the Welcome Center, 2003 Riverside Drive in Macon. Hours of operation for registration are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Parents will need to bring the following documents to registration:

  • Proof of residence (current telephone, gas, water, electric or cable bill),
  • Child’s certified birth certificate, and
  • Child’s Social Security card.

There are currently 748 Pre-K slots available to children who are 4 years old on or before September 1, 2014. Students may attend Pre-K at their zoned school or Northwoods Academy. Selection is based on a random computer lottery, and there is no cost to participate.

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