• July - 2019
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    Mercedes C Parham

    Effective July 1, 2019 – our Infinite Campus system now has different portals for students and parents. Campus Student & Campus Parent have replaced Campus Portal.

    In addition, there are now new apps for each portal (Campus Student and Campus Parent). The old mobile app named Campus Portal has been removed from the app stores. All mobile device users will need to download the new app: Campus Student or Campus Parent.

    Get your app today and be ready for the 2019-2020 school year!

    1. When you go to your App Store, search for "Campus Student" or "Campus Parent".

    2. Infinite Campus Student & Campus Parent apps are available (free) for iPhone and Android.

    CAMPUS PARENT APP: Apple Store Google Play
    CAMPUS STUDENT APP:Apple Store Google Play

    After downloading and launching either the Student or Parent app:
    1. Enter the District name (Muscogee County School), select state GA, and click on Search
    2. Choose Muscogee County School to access our district’s system.
    3. Enter your username and password to log in to the system.

    Don’t yet have a Parent portal account?

    If you have not yet established a portal login, please contact your child’s school to receive a portal Activation Key.

  • June - 2019
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    Jasmine S Agyemang

    Double Churches Elementary Teacher Eric CrouchThe Muscogee County School District is proud of Double Churches Elementary School's fifth-grade teacher Eric Crouch who has been nominated for the 2019-2020 national LifeChanger of the Year award.

    Crouch was nominated by Principal Paula Shaw-Powell for his talent in teaching students to strive for greatness and not limit themselves to their surroundings.

    Last year, after Hurricane Michael hit a nearby community, Crouch and his students traveled to Bay County School District and hired a local film crew. Crouch and his students interviewed teachers, principals, and others impacted by the hurricane. The students helped edit a documentary that would be seen and shared thousands of times over social media.

    He and his students also created ads and fliers and contacted educational companies to seek help for the thousands of families and students displaced by Hurricane Michael. As a result of the outreach and video, Bay County School District received nearly $2 million in donations.

    “Mr. Crouch is always pushing his students to think bigger and better, never letting them settle for the easy route. Through his efforts, his students know that they are world changers,” said Principal Shaw-Powell. “There isn’t anyone more deserving of the honor of LifeChanger of the Year.”

    About LifeChanger of the Year
    Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 educators and school district employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. For more information about this organization, click here: LifeChanger of the Year

    You can watch the video of Crouch visiting Bay County School District below.

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    Jasmine S Agyemang

    WHEN: Tuesday, June 25| 6:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Public Education Center
    2960 Macon Road
    Columbus, GA 31906

    WHAT: During this meeting, the District will provide military parents with information about free tutoring services, magnet/charter school options, registration, transportation, gifted and advanced learning opportunities, special education, academics, and athletics. Parents can submit questions to the District, in advance of the meeting, to the District’s military student coordinator, Register.Darlene@muscogee.k12.ga.us, 706-748-2254.

    For more information on how the District serves our military families, click here: Military Families
    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

    GSBA Exemplary BoardPictured (l-r)

    • GSBA Board Picture: Kia Chambers, Dr. Lewis, Pat Hugley-Green, Naomi Buckner, Vanessa Jackson, and Dr. Edmondson
    Columbus, GA – The Muscogee County School District was recently recognized as a 2019 Exemplary Board during the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) Summer Conference and Delegate Assembly. In addition, during the conference, Board Chair Patricia Hugley-Green was elected as President-Elect.

    GSBA has served public education school boards since 1951 by advocating for local control of public education and offering programs and assistance to local boards of education and school systems.

    The GSBA Board Recognition Program is a three-tier process to achieve the highest level in board governance with ranking levels of Quality, Distinguished and Exemplary. Exemplary is the highest level of recognition. Criteria for recognition as an Exemplary Board include:

    • Submitting an implemented strategic plan
    • Providing a list of 15 Vision Project recommendations that were incorporated into the Board’s system’s strategic plan
    • Superintendent evaluation to include Superintendent’s goals, evidence and/or data
    • All Board members meeting state training credit requirements and exceeding the annual training requirements by a minimum of three credit hours
    The Muscogee County School District Board of Education has also been recognized as a GSBA Distinguished Bard. For more information about the Georgia School Boards Association and its awards programs, click here.

    GSBA officer electionPictured (l-r) - GSBA Officer Election: President-Frank Griffin, Lee County, President Elect-Pat Hugley Green, Muscogee County, Vice President- Bryan Preston, Coffee County, Past President-Katrina Young, Rockdale County, Executive Director-Valarie Wilson, and GSBA Treasurer-Ron Hopkins, Jefferson City

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    Mercedes C Parham
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    Jasmine S Agyemang

    The Summer Slide
    The “summer slide” refers to the learning loss that often occurs during the summer months when students are on break from the academic schedule. Summer does not have to be a break from learning. If you are looking for some ways to keep the learning going, here a few resources to consider:

    1. MCSD has compiled a list of summer reading list to encourage all students to read at least 15 minutes a day. Click here for our summer reading list.
    2. Summer Reading List
    3. Visit learning attractions. Check out educational attractions such as the Columbus Museum, National Infantry Museum, Columbus Botanical Gardens, and more. Visit the Chattahoochee Valley libraries for free passes to selected attractions.
    4. Download educational apps for children including PBS Kids Games, Quick Maths, TeleStory, Spelling Stage, and more. Click here for a list of more educational apps.
    5. Educational Apps
    6. Watch educational TV programs and videos. PBS Kids provides many educational shows to help your child learn. Click here for a list of shows you can watch this summer.
    7. Educational Shows
    8. Follow educational and family blogs online. Parents can follow educational blogs for ideas and tips for their child during the summer. Here is a website for parents: https://www.pbs.org/parents

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    Mercedes C Parham
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    Mercedes C Parham

    The Muscogee County School District will accept applications for GSNSP Transfers (Senate Bill 10) June 10-24, 2019.
    Please click here for more information and a link to the application.

    Questions may be directed to the Division of the Program for Exceptional Students, 706-748-2230.

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    Mercedes C Parham

    Columbus, GA- The Muscogee County Board of Education today announced its intention to adopt a millage rate for fiscal year 2020 that will require an increase in property taxes by 0.05 percent.

    The Board has determined that this proposed mill levy is necessary to provide the resources needed for all students to achieve as we continue in our efforts to be a premier school district. Recent achievements include the following:

    • During the 2017-2018 school year the district increased its percentage of students identified as Proficient and Distinguished Learners in 50% (12 out of 24) of the content areas assessed by the 2018 Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) tests. The district also decreased its numbers of students identified as Beginning Learners in 50% of those areas and outperformed the other Tier II Districts in 18 out of 24 assessed areas.
    • Continued year-over-year graduation rate gains. Over the past four years, the MCSD graduation rate has increased by 4.3 percentage points, from 84.6 in 2014-2015 to 88.9 in 2017-2018 while the state’s graduation rate increased by only 2.8 percentage points, from 78.8 in 2014-2015 to 81.6 in 2017-2018. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the District’s performance has surpassed the state of Georgia at a higher rate.
    • The 2018 American College Test (ACT) composite and subject results for the Muscogee County School District mark the second highest set of scores for the District to date. In addition, the number of students tested in Muscogee County increased year-to-date for the 2017-2018 school year. Further, the Muscogee County School District 2018 SAT results saw improvements in the District’s composite and reading and writing scores. The District’s reading and writing scores exceeded both the state and national averages for the first time. In addition, the District noted an increase in the number of test takers during the 2017-2018 school year.
    This proposed levy will work to restore some of the shortfalls faced by the District as a result of sixteen consecutive years of the State’s inability to fully fund its share of public education. The funding shortfalls or State Austerity Reductions from fiscal year 2003 through fiscal year 2018 totaled $192.6 million.

    These state budget cuts are again compounded by the fact that the property tax digest for Muscogee County has not increased significantly in recent years. The property tax digest for the current year is again projected to realize a nominal increase. The Board of Education must then levy 6.08 mills of tax to provide the local five-mill share revenue required for participation in the state education funding program.

    This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 23.321 mills, an increase of 0.011 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 23.310 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $125,000 is approximately $.40 cents and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $175,000 is approximately $.77 cents.

    The proposed millage rate requires a millage rate higher than the rollback mill rate. Georgia law requires that before the Board can set a final millage rate, it must hold three public hearings to allow for public input.

    All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held in the Board Room on the 1st floor of the Board of Education, 2960 Macon Road, at the dates and times indicated.

    • Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
    • Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
    • Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
    The millage rate for 2019 will be set at a meeting held in the Board Room on the 1st floor of the Board of Education, 2960 Macon Road on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

    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