Called School Board Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Muscogee County Public Education Center
2960 Macon Road | Columbus, GA 31906
WHAT: The purpose of the called meeting is to hear a student discipline appeal and conduct any other official necessary school business.
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
Ten Muscogee County School District teachers are now certified through a program that trains teachers to use arts-integrated instruction across their curriculum.
The Professional Arts Integration Resource (PAIR) program is an educational outreach initiative of the Springer Opera House that provides hands-on, arts based professional development for teachers to deeply engage students in learning.
PAIR lessons integrate drama, visual arts and creative movement techniques directly with state standards while emphasizing 21st Century life skills such as collaboration, empathy, self-discipline and resilience. The lessons also appeal to non-traditional learners, shy students who might not be outspoken in a traditional setting, gifted students looking to be challenged differently, and so many others.
“PAIR was founded on the idea that all kids can learn and that all people, adults and kids, are creative,” Sally Baker explains, founder of PAIR and Education Director at the Springer. “By infusing creativity into learning on a consistent basis, students and teachers will discover knowledge together.”
These teaching strategies are not about creating an artistic product, but rather using the arts as an alternative process to learn in a classroom setting. In addition to achieving better test scores and offering teaching strategies to educators, this program also increases student engagement and builds classroom and school community.
“We see the intangible effects of teacher collaboration, teacher job satisfaction and student excitement in the classroom all the time,” Baker says.
The two pilot schools that participated in this program include Fox Elementary and South Columbus. Congratulations to the following teachers who earned their PAIR certification:
Columbus, GA – Based on the most recent weather advisories, Muscogee County School District Schools and offices will observe a two-hour delayed opening schedule Friday, April 19, 2019.
Please note the following information:
Many SPLOST construction projects have been completed and
several are in progress in the Muscogee County School District.
The most recent completed projects include:
Columbus, GA- Columbus High School was honored as the first of six schools in Georgia to be presented the inaugural Military Flagship Award. A ceremony was held in celebration of Columbus High’s achievement and in recognition of the National Month of the Military Child on April 3, 2019. Georgia State Superintendent, Dr. Richard Woods, along with Fort Benning Garrison Commander Cox, State Representative Dave Belton, and State Board of Education member, Helen Odom Rice, presented Columbus High with a banner to display on campus.
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) initially announced Columbus High as a winner of the award in November 2018 for going above and beyond to provide a supportive environment for military students and families. All State schools were eligible to apply for the Military Flagship School Award; applications were evaluated by a committee including active members of the military, School Liaison Officers, school district staff, and members of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission.
Columbus High was noted for implementing the following initiatives:
Columbus, GA- The Georgia Movie Academy (GMA) has announced its 2019 digital storytelling winners; three District schools placed in the competition. Shaw High School was awarded Best Picture (1st place) and two teams at Midland placed 1st runner and 2nd runner up, respectively.
| Place || Project Name || School || Students || Sponsor(s) |
| 1st Runner Up |
| “Post it with a Smile” || Midland Middle || Alex Balauitan |
| Cynthia Henderson |
| 2nd Runner Up |
| “Stand Up or Stand By” || Midland Middle || Neenah Cooley |
| Cynthia Henderson |
| Best Picture |
| “Through it All” || Shaw High || Garrek Fuller |
William Thomas Evans III
| Taylor Kinkade |
Columbus, GA- The Muscogee County School District is proud to announce that Britt David Magnet Academy won the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) competition this past Saturday, March 30, at the University of Georgia.
The following students and coaches comprise the Britt David Magnet Academy Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl State Championship team:
WHEN: Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4 | 6:00-7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Midland Middle School
6990 Warm Springs Road | Midland, GA 31820
WHAT: The Muscogee County School District will share the proposed spot rezoning plan that will affect select students from Aaron Cohn and Midland middle schools. The District welcomes all parents, educators, community leaders, students, agencies and interested citizens to attend, provide input, and give feedback concerning the proposed information. The recommended action will be finalized during the Board voting session, April 15.
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 email@example.com.
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