• March - 2017
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    James W Drury

    For additional information call registration at(706)748-2222.

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    Valerie L. Fuller, Director of Communications and Open Records Officer

    (Columbus, GA)-The Muscogee County School District (MCSD) is accepting applications for its second cohort of the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia Scholarship recipients.MCSD is one of 69 counties to participate in Governor Nathan Deal’s REACH Georgia Scholarship program, which offers $7,500 in funding per student. An additional $2,500 must be raised through private donations by the school district for a total of $10,000 per student combined. Deal launched REACH Georgia in 2012 as a needs-based mentorship and scholarship program that begins in the 8th grade.

    Parents of 7th grade students who are interested in applying for the REACH Georgia Scholarship should contact the child's principal or school counselor for an application. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 31, 2017. Candidates for the REACH Georgia Scholarship Program must meet the following qualifications.

    *7th grade student at a participating and eligible Georgia middle school
    *Qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program
    *Legal status in the United States (U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident)
    *Above average attendance (Missed less than 4 days with acceptable excuses)
    *Above average behavior (No infractions or suspensions)
    *Grade reports reflect minimum grades of a 2.5 /“C” or better in each core course
    *Agree to maintain a crime and drug-free record
    *Parental/Guardian consent and participation

    Eligible applicants are reviewed and chosen for consideration by a Student Selection Committee. The finalists are selected by a community group of business leaders, faith-based leaders, university, college personnel, and Chamber of Commerce members. Last year, there were 32 applicants.The MCSD awarded 8 REACH Georgia Scholarships in September 2016.

    Scholarship recipients are required to sign a contract, maintain a 2.5 grade point average, abstain from drug, criminal, and behavior related issues, and meet with a volunteer mentor throughout their academic career in high school and college.In addition, parents or guardians of the REACH Scholars are required to sign a contract to support their child and the REACH Georgia Scholarship Program requirements throughout their education.

    Scholars who successfully complete the program and graduate from high school are awarded a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year) that can be used at any HOPE-eligible institution in Georgia. Eligible Georgia colleges and universities can match or double match the scholarship, which is in addition to any other grant or scholarship the student may receive.

    For more information, contact communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us .REACH Georgia Scholarship

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    Valerie L. Fuller, Director of Communications and Open Records Officer

    Proposal: Dr. David F. Lewis, Superintendent/Rebecca Braaten, Assistant Superintendent
    MCSD Alternative School Programs Proposal from 3/16/17 Special Board Work Session

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    Valerie L. Fuller, Director of Communications and Open Records Officer

    (Columbus, GA)-The Muscogee County School District and its partners host the 7th Annual Transition Fair on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Columbus State University Student Recreation Center from 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. It is a free event for 6th - 12th grade students with disabilities or those who are on a 504 plan, an educational plan that gives students with disabilities individualized help.Families have the opportunity to meet with agencies that provide services for use now, or as the student transitions to employment or training after high school.

    The guest speaker, Aimee Copeland, a 28-year-old graduate of the University of Georgia, miraculously survived a near fatal disease in 2012 after falling from a zip line. Against all odds and medical knowledge, Copeland lived, but lost her left leg, right foot, and both hands. She is a Licensed Master of Social Work and practices at a community mental health center.

    Participants may ask questions of private and public agencies, colleges, and businesses that provide a variety of services and opportunities for students and families. Vendors also cover topics on planning, inclusive college programs, recreation & leisure, daily living & supports, employers, training opportunities, vocational and college information, social security, and Medicaid waivers.

    Partners include the Muscogee County School District, Exceptional Family Member Program, Goodwill, Vocational Rehabilitation, Disabilities Service Center, Columbus State University, Chattahoochee-Flint Transition Alliance, Autism HOPE Center and High School/High Tech Program and Access 2 Independence.Participants may enjoy a light meal and a chance to win door prizes.

    For more information, contact communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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    Valerie L. Fuller, Director of Communications and Open Records Officer

    (Columbus, GA)-Hundreds of Muscogee County students are excited to take a field trip to experience the FIRST Robotics competition Friday, March 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Columbus State University (Lumpkin Center), 4225 University Drive.FIRST Robotics is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) competition for K-12 students. Participants learn about engineering, business practices, and the importance of sharing the excitement of STEM with the community.

    39 robots are featured and built by high school students from around Georgia that weigh approximately 150 pounds.Teachers and students from the Muscogee County School District can expect to learn how to incorporate robotics in their classrooms.

    In addition, high school students spend time interacting with other robotics teams. The local high school FIRST Robotics team is FRC4188, which is known as the Columbus Space Program. Students from Columbus High School and Hardaway High School have built a competitive robot, which ranks 3rd in Georgia. The team is focused on bringing robotics to the classroom for more schools in the district through summer workshops and mentoring for local teams.Elementary and middle school students experience LEGO based robots in action.

    The Georgia FIRST District event is a free event that is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017, and Saturday, March 18, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    For more information on FIRST Robotics, visit http://www.firstinspires.org/.For more information on the Columbus Space Program, visit http://columbusspaceprogram.weebly.com/, or contact Richardson.Luther.W@muscogee.k12.ga.us .

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    Valerie L. Fuller, Director of Communications and Open Records Officer

    (Columbus, GA)-A special Board of Education Work Session is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. at the Muscogee County Public Education Center, which is located at 2960 Macon Road. The purpose of the meeting is to present a proposed plan to revise the alternative education programs.

    For more information, attend the meeting, or contact communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us following the special work session.

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    Valerie L. Fuller, Director of Communications and Open Records Officer

    Congratulations to the Columbus High Lady Blue Devils as they won the GHSA 4A state basketball championship game 69-67 in overtime Friday at the McCamish Pavillion at Georgia Tech.

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    Valerie L. Fuller, Director of Communications and Open Records Officer

    Satisfaction Survey for Parents of Students with Disabilities
    Release Date: March 10, 2017

    (Columbus, GA)-The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) Parent Satisfaction Survey is open to parents and guardians of Students with Disabilities (SWD). Participation is encouraged to help the GaDOE serve local school systems in partnership with families and to raise the achievement rate for students with disabilities.

    Parents and guardians of SWD may contact the Muscogee County School District Program for Exceptional Students at parenthelp@muscogee.k12.ga.us, or call (706) 748-2225 if there are any questions or concerns.

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    James W Drury

    G. W. Carver Lady Tigers will take on the Lady Blue Devils of Columbus High in the GHSA AAAA Girls Basketball State Championship on Friday, March 10. Carver (26-4) is coached by Anson Hundley won Region 1AAAA by defeating Columbus (24-5) coached by Joe Cherrone. This will be the fourth meeting of the teams this year, with Carver winning 2 of the 3 previous. All 3 previous games have been decided by 4 or fewer points. Friday night should be a great night of basketball for Columbus, GA. The game will take place at 6:00 pm at McCamish Pavilion at Georgia Tech.

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    Deadrian D Bryant

    Muscogee County School District is Hosting The Certified Teacher 2017 Recruitment Fair. For more information concerning the date, time and location of the fair please click the read more link located below.

    Muscogee County School District
    Certified Teacher
    Recruitment Fair
    Meet representatives from all 56 school sites!
    Saturday, April 8, 2017
    9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
    Experienced and Graduating Teachers Welcome!
    Please visit https://mcs.tedk12.com/hire/ to register
    Pre-Registration Deadline April 1, 2017
    (Confirmation, location, and details will be sent upon receiving registration)
    **Bring several copies of your resume**