• May - 2019
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    Mercedes C Parham

    IMPORTANT NOTICE


    Who: 2019 Graduated Seniors

    What: Remaining school lunch balances

    In order to close out any remaining funds available on a graduated senior’s lunch account, parents must choose one of the following options:

    1. Transfer the balance to another sibling in the District
    2. Request a refund check
    3. Donate a designated amount to a child that is unable to pay within the District

    How: Please contact the School Nutrition office at (706) 748-2386 to let us know your choice and provide your student’s name, address, and school attended.


    Note: If you have been using MySchoolBucks for automatic payments, make sure to turn that option off on your student’s account.


    Thank you,

    Muscogee County School District School Nutrition

    (706) 748-2386

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    Mercedes C Parham

    Parents,

    We would like your input regarding a recent proposal that was presented during a Board work session. The survey can be accessed in the following link: CLICK HERE.

    Please provide your feedback before close of business, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. We will present our survey results to our Board of Education for further consideration.

    Truly,

    Office of Communications
    Muscogee County School District
    706.748.2034
    communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us

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    Jasmine S Agyemang


    Columbus, GA –
    The Muscogee County School District will host its annual Seamless Summer Feeding Program. This program is available for all children 18 years and younger.

    Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. All meals will be at no cost starting from June 3 – July 11, 2019, Monday through Thursday only. All sites will be closed Thursday, July 4.

    The following sites will participate in this program:
    Arnold Middle School
    Baker Middle School
    Brewer Elementary School
    Carver High School
    J.D. Davis Elementary School
    Dawson Elementary School
    Dimon Elementary School
    East Columbus Magnet Academy
    Fort Middle School
    Fox Elementary School
    Hardaway High School
    Jordan High School
    Key Elementary School
    Lonnie Jackson Academy
    MLK, Jr. Elementary School
    Midland Academy
    South Columbus Elementary School
    Spencer High School
    St. Mary’s Road Elementary School
    Wesley Heights Elementary School
    The program is contingent upon active participation in order to keep a site open until July 11, 2019.Adults may purchase meals at the following rate:

    • Breakfast - $1.50
    • MCSD Employee Lunch - $3.75
    • Other Adult Lunch - $4.50
    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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    Mercedes C Parham



    WHEN: Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Muscogee County Public Education Center-Boardroom

    2960 Macon Road | Columbus, GA 31906

    WHAT: The purpose of the session is to present information regarding the Behavior Supports Program (BSP) proposal for the Board of Education and public stakeholders.

    Behavior Supports Program-May Public Information Session-5.30.19.pdf
    Behavior Supports Program Proposal FAQS (1).pdf

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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    Jasmine S Agyemang


    MCSD Vals and Sals
    The Muscogee County School District is proud to announce our 2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorians.

    These students have worked hard to reach the highest level of academic achievement for their respective schools.

    Congratulations to the following students on their academic success:

    Carver High School
    Quennetta Baldwin - Valedictorian
    Jordyn Sweat – Salutatorian

    Columbus High School
    Anish Upadhayay – Valedictorian
    Mariah Cady – Salutatorian

    Early College
    Andreanna Culp – Valedictorian
    Gina Huynh – Salutatorian

    Hardaway High School
    Temple Douglass – Valedictorian
    Ebony Robinson – Salutatorian

    Jordan High School
    Austin Perry – Valedictorian
    Evan Amon – Salutatorian

    Kendrick High School
    Shaquavious Brown - Valedictorian
    Naomi Pagan – Salutatorian

    Northside High School
    Carlie Dollar - Valedictorian
    Larson Vaughn – Salutatorian

    Shaw High School
    Anahyia Dean – Valedictorian
    Averi Daniel – Salutatorian

    Spencer High School
    Ada Atcheson - Valedictorian
    Aaliyah Ash – Salutatorian

    For the graduation schedule click here. WTVM News Leader 9 will live stream all graduations on their website at www.wtvm.com.

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    Mercedes C Parham

    Columbus, GA- The Muscogee County School District official graduation schedule will proceed as posted below. All ceremonies will be held at the Civic Center during the listed times. Each ceremony will be made available for livestream viewing, courtesy of WTVM-9, at www.wtvm.com/graduation. Each school will provide graduates with the scheduled time to line up, walk in, and walk out of the facility.

    During the ceremony, the District asks attendees and participants to observe the following rules during each school’s ceremony:

    • Supporters are asked to clap only after each row has been called (named) to allow for the families and guests to hear each student’s name. Those who do not comply may be escorted out of the facility.
    • Pictures should be taken from an individual’s seat without interfering with others’ viewing of the ceremony.
    • No one is allowed on the floor where graduates are seated.
    • No noise-making devices, balloons or any items that would distract from the ceremony are allowed inside the facility.
    • Gifts and/or exchange of items to graduates should be handled outside the facility, following the graduation ceremony, but not in the hallways as the hallways need to be cleared for other guests and graduates to enter for the next graduation.
    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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    Jasmine S Agyemang

    SPLOST 2015Multiple 2015 SPLOST projects are progressing and near completion and a dozen projects have already been completed.

    The following projects are in progress:

                    • Shaw High School drama room
                    • Shaw High School wrestling/weight/activity room addition
                    • Shaw High School baseball and softball field upgrades
                    • Kendrick High school football, baseball and softball field upgrades
                    • Kendrick High multipurpose room addition
                    • Kendrick High parking lot upgrade
                    • Jordan High school football, softball and athletic field upgrades
                    • Columbus High softball/baseball field upgrades
                    • Columbus High multipurpose room addition
                    • Northside High athletic field upgrades
                    • Hardaway School baseball field upgrades
                    • System-wide stadium project


    Here is a list of completed projects:
    • Spencer High School
    • Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts
    • Fort Middle School renovations and new gym
    • Kinnett Stadium alterations and additions
    • Jordan High School auditorium renovation
    • Northside High School cafeteria expansion and wrestling room
    • Jordan High School autism Wing
    • Hardaway High School Roof
    • Dimon Elementary School roof
    • Hardaway High School auditorium renovation
    • Kendrick High School auditorium renovation
    Thank you for supporting the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The students, principals, faculties, administration, staff, and community have benefited from your support of new schools, classrooms, technology and buses. For the full presentation of SPLOST construction projects, click here.


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    Jasmine S Agyemang

    Clubview ElementaryColumbus, GA- Clubview Elementary School recently hosted a PTA exhibition night featuring a student-led campaign that raised more than $3,000 to support disaster relief efforts.

    The campaign stemmed from a project, with fifth-grade students, who asked the community and families to describe what they considered globally important events and issues. The survey results prompted a focus on kindness, morals, and values for their student exhibition.

    Throughout the year, the entire school participated in various activities to demonstrate kindness. Many students collected items such as books, gift cards, clothing, and non-perishables to be given to survivors of Hurricane Michael and the Lee County tornado. One family collected books to replenish a library in Tanzania.

    The students raised money and donated to the following organizations who were impacted by natural disasters:

    • $1,200- Red Cross, for disaster relief
    • $700-Clubview, to purchase an International Peace Pole
    • $600-All Things PCB Outreach, for the Panama City area following Hurricane Michael
    • $500-Beauregard Elementary School, to aid in the school’s recovery efforts
    • $500- East Alabama Medical Center Foundation, for Lee County Disaster Fund to help rebuild houses
    Great job, Clubview!



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    Jasmine S Agyemang

    Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley Scholarship winnersTwo Muscogee County School District students were selected as winners of two separate scholarships from the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley.

    The foundation selected Maya Allen from Carver High School as the winner of this year’s James Henry Smith and Gladys Manning Smith Scholarship. Caylin Carter from Hardaway High School was selected to receive the Jeanette Williamson Craig & Eugene L. Craig Scholarship.

    Allen was surprised with the news in one of her classes at school by the foundation and MCSD Superintendent Dr. Lewis.

    “She is driven, ambitious, and passionate about achieving her goals,” says Betsy Covington, president and chief executive officer of the Community Foundation.” We can’t help but think that the Smiths would enthusiastically approve of her selection.”

    The Smith Scholarship will pay up to $7,000 annually for four years of education.

    Caylin, the recipient of the Craig Scholarship, was also surprised with the news at her school by the Community Foundation’s Board and staff members.

    “This scholarship will help Caylin achieve her goal of attending college,” Covington says. “She is a dedicated student who also looks for opportunities to serve her community. We are proud to have her as the 2019 Craig Scholarship recipient and have no doubt she will do great things.”

    The Craig Scholarship program awards $5,000 each year and is renewable for up to four years, provided that the student maintains a full-time enrollment during the regular school year and at least a 2.5 GPA.

    Congratulations to Maya and Caylin. We wish you both the best in your future endeavors!

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    Mercedes C Parham

    Columbus, GA- The Muscogee County School District will open its application window for student transfer options on May 8, 2019. The window will close at 11:59 p.m. May 22, 2019; late submissions will not be considered for selection. Approval and/or denial statuses will be sent, by email, to the parent and/or legal guardian by July 12, 2019. Applications will be accessible online at https://www.muscogee.k12.ga.us/Families.

    The District currently offers two student transfer request options: 1. Open Seat Transfers, in accordance with Georgia House Bill 251 (HB 251); and 2. Hardship Transfers. Parents and/or legal guardians can apply for either an Open Seat or Hardship transfer, not both. Students currently enrolled under an Open Seat or Hardship transfer do not need to reapply except in the case of an elementary student moving to middle school and/or a middle school student moving to high school.

    Parents should note the following important information if preparing to apply for either of the student transfer request options:

    Open Seat Transfers (HB 251)

    1. HB 251 allows parents or guardians of students enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school in Georgia to elect to enroll their student in a public school that is located within the school district in which the student resides, other than the one to which the student has been assigned, if such school has permanent classroom space available after its assigned students have been enrolled.
    2. The parent and/or legal guardian shall assume the responsibility and cost of transportation of the student to and from the school.
    3. If the student receives Special Education services, the school being applied to must already have the Special Education services in place, as required by the student's current Individual Education Plan (IEP) or the transfer request will be denied.
    4. If the number of requests exceeds the number of spaces available at a school, the requests will be selected via a lottery. There will be no appeals.
    5. The parent and/or legal guardian will have 14 days from the receipt of approval to confirm enrollment. Failure to confirm enrollment by the deadline will forfeit the transfer approval.
    6. Any change of school placement which is not the result of a bona fide change of residence, such as transfers under HB 251, may impact a student's eligibility to participate in Georgia High School Association (GHSA) sanctioned varsity activities and events for a period of one calendar year. The parent and/or legal guardian is responsible for investigating and determining the impact on such a transfer.
    7. There will be no sibling priority with the exception of a student with simultaneous multiple birth (e.g. twins, triplets, etc.) who is selected for a seat. Siblings of that exception will be drawn at the same time during the lottery with the other sibling(s) of that set receiving placement, if a seat is available.

    Hardship Transfers
    1. Requests for transfers to another school are only approved under certain conditions based on available space at the requested school and the validity of the reason stated in the request.
    2. The parent and/or legal guardian shall assume the responsibility and cost of transportation of the student to and from the school.
    3. Eligibility for Georgia High School Association (GHSA) governed activities such as athletics or literary events, could be lost by a student granted a hardship, especially where a high school student has already attended another high school within the District. Parents are encouraged to discuss eligibility with the school principal before applying for transfer requests.
    4. Hardship requests are automatically denied for the following reasons:
      1. Inadequate documentation to support hardship being submitted prior to the application deadline
      2. No available seats due to class size restrictions at requested school
      3. The inability to accommodate all siblings
      4. The request is based on the following:
        • You are unhappy with or dislike your student’s currently assigned school.
        • The request is for the older sibling of a Pre-K student. The school system provides transportation within the feeder patterns of the Early Success Center locations.
        • The requested school would be more convenient due to its location.
        • School performance or state assessment scores.
        • Your student would like to play sports or extracurricular activities for the requested school.
    5. Hardship requests may not be submitted for the following schools:
      • Britt David Elementary Magnet Academy
      • Clubview Elementary School
      • Columbus High School
      • Rainey McCullers School of the Arts
    The Muscogee County School District maintains attendance zones for school assignments. Parents are encouraged to register students at the school of assignment based on the legal residence. Approved Open Seat or Hardship transfers may be revoked if issues with attendance, grades, or behavior expectations arise.

    For more information related to transfer requests or assignments, parents and guardians should contact the zoned school of assignment or Central Registration at centralregistration@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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