Happy New Year!  Monroe County Schools will welcome back staff members on Tuesday, January 2 and Wednesday, January 3 for In-Service.  Classes resume on Thursday, January 4.  We look forward to seeing our students on Thursday!
Monroe Messages
Newsletter of Monroe County Schools
MP Boys Basketball Team Wins Holiday Classic
The MP Boys Basketball Team defeated Carrollton 71-66 Saturday night to win the 2017 Holiday Classic at the James P. Evans Gymnasium (MP gym). The tournament was sponsored by Persons Banking Company and United Bank. MP's Cam Holden was named the tournament MVP.   
Parents and Community Members:  We need your help to spread the word regarding PreK and Kindergarten registration.  Many families who have never had a child in school before are not aware the process begins as early as February 2018 in preparation for going to school in August 2018.  Please share the dates above with PreK and K families!

2018-2019 & 2019-2020 Calendars Adopted
See our website at http://www.monroe.k12.ga.us to find the PDF version of 18-19 and 19-20 calendars.
All Schools Achieve "Beating the Odds" Status
All schools in the district have achieved "Beating the Odds" status from Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) and Georgia Office of Student Achievement (GOSA). Congratulations to students, staff, school and system leaders, and parents of our schools on this outstanding accomplishment.
Beating the Odds is a statistical analysis comparing a school's actual performance on College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) with performance of schools with similar characteristics across the state. Schools performing higher than similar schools are considered "Beating the Odds."  Characteristics including in calculations include percentage of economically disadvantaged students, English language learners, students with disabilities, school size, student mobility and school type (elementary, middle, high). 
"We are extremely proud of the dedication and hard work of our teachers, support staff, and school and system leaders. The planning and premeditation by all staff members for student success is paying off in a huge way. We are also very proud of our students and their continued commitment to maximizing their individual learning potential. Everyone is doing an awesome job to support teaching and learning in our school district." said Superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman.
This news comes following release of CCRPI scores for 2016-2017.  All schools in Monroe County showed growth from 2015-2016 school year and the system CCRPI average climbed to 82.4 in 16-17 from 75.5 in 15-16.       
A complete listing of "Beating the Odds" school and system data can be found on the GOSA website at https://gosa.georgia.gov/beating-odds-analysis.