Complete Proof of Residency Online:
Set up an Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account

The 2017-2018 school year begins August 4, 2017.  The annual collection of proof  of residency  documentation is NOW open online for those parents wishing to provide their documents through Infinite Campus Portal.  Parents wishing to provide documentation using this method must ensure they have activated a Portal account.  Activation links are being emailed weekly to parents/guardians without activated accounts.   If you need assistance, please reach out to Cindy Seymour at 478-994-2031 or cindy.seymour@mcschools.org.

Parents wishing to present their documentation in person may do so at the Monroe County Board of Education beginning June 19, 2017.  The collection schedule is as follows.  Parents with last names A-D Monday, June 19, 2017; Parents with last names E-K Tuesday, June 20, 2017; Parents with last names L-R Wednesday, June 21, 2017; Parents with last names S-Z Thursday, June 22, 2017.  Proof of residency will start each day a 8 a.m. and finish at 4 p.m.
  Parents not able to present their documentation on the assigned date are welcome to do so on any day during the collection week.
Monroe Messages
Newsletter of Monroe County Schools
MCBOE to Recognize 2016-2017 Retirees at Tuesday, June 13 Board of Education Meeting

The Monroe County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, June 13.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the board room with a call to order and executive session.  At 7 p.m., the BOE will recognize the 2016-2017 retirees in the central office auditorium followed by a reception. 
Hitting the Links to Finish out the School Year
Monroe County Schools' first golf scramble was a success!  Thanks to all who participated.  Congratulations to the winning team of Dwain Evans, Bridget Morrow, Bill Waldrep, and Jan Collins!  Other teams were:  Mike Hickman, Kathleen Bunn, Billy Stephens, Rebecca Arp; Jim Finch, Richard Bazemore, Bradley Huff, Jill McKallip; Roger Onstott, Jennifer Jorns, Hannah Grossman, Robert Lindsey; Ronnie Shipman, Ryan Smith, Kristy Calhoun, Denise Jackson; Jay Johnston, Rodney McCord, Marquita Self, Sarah Williams; Clint Ashmore, Kara Davis, Kip Burdette, Anni Horne; Kyle Ward, Jeff Quinn, Brian Nelson, and Leanna Linnenkohl.

Teachers Present Action Research Findings
Teacher leaders culminated a yearlong professional learning and action research project last week.  They shared their action research findings with leadership.  This year's teacher leader cohort participants who presented were:  Trey Bernard, Mary Persons High School; Kasey Cone, TG Scott Elementary School; Sabrina Dorrity, Monroe County Middle School; Elizabeth Holloway, Mary Persons High School; Misty Sparks, KB Sutton Elementary School; Lynneth Whitten, TG Scott Elementary School.

Students and Parents: 
See Georgia's Career Pipeline Website

Monroe County Schools Counselors Tyler Hensley , Jessica Evans, and Holly Hamlin joined other school counselors for a Georgia Department of Education-sponsored tour of
Georgia's manufacturing job opportunities last week.

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and state partners have launched the Georgia Career Pipeline Tool, accessible at http://www.gacareerpipeline.gadoe.org . The Georgia Career Pipeline, developed by the GaDOE in partnership with business, industry, education and state-agency partners, is a web application that allows students and business/industry leaders to compare the CTAE programs offered in each Georgia high school with the workforce needs of specific regions within the state. This will provide students with helpful information on areas of growth within their region (or a region where they'd like to live after high school), allowing them to match the career education they pursue with available opportuni
ties. The tool will also allow businesses to see the availability of students with a specific skillset in any Georgia county, zip code, or Economic Development Region - helping them make important decisions concerning growth, development, and workforce needs. The Georgia Career Pipeline Tool is available for public use at  gacareerpipeline.gadoe.org  for business/industry representatives, students, teachers, school counselors, Chamber of Commerce and economic development leaders, postsecondary recruiters, state workforce associations, and any others who may find it useful.
 
Teachers End the Year "Working on the Work"
Staff members spent Thursday and Friday revising curriculum, reviewing scores, learning together, gathering resources, and adjusting instructional calendars to prepare for the 2017-2018 school year.  Enjoy the summer!
Answer the "I'm Bored!" Summer Declaration with Acc ess to FREE eBooks and Audiobooks 24/7

Monroe County Schools offers an online colle ction of ebooks and audiobooks for all students and staff.  All of these resources are available to your student during the school year and the summer months.  Audiobooks and ebooks can be downloaded to a phone, tablet, laptop, or computer.  The site is https://monroecsdga.libraryreserve.com .   You can find the link to Overdrive on the system website or any school website.  Students use their same username and password credentials that are used to access the computers at school. 
eBooks may be downloaded to a device anytime, anywhere.  Users can also download the Overdrive app through the Google Play or Apple iTunes store.
  Through the Get Georgia Reading Program in partnership with http://www.myOn.com, students have access to 1000s of great enhanced ebooks.  You can learn more about the program at http://about.myon.com/GetGAReading.       
Next Year's School Supply Lists Are Here
Monroe County Schools released the 2017-2018 school supply lists, and these are available at http://www.monroe.k12.ga.us for your reference.  The elementary list applies to all three elementary schools.  The middle school list is below. Each teacher provides a syllabus at high school which includes supply needs.  For a PDF of the elementary school list, click here.   For a PDF of the middle school list, click here.

























Public Notice:  Destruction of Old Special Education Records of Former Students
The Monroe County Public School is planning on destroying old Special Education records in July 2017.  The records to be destroyed are for persons who were served in special education born in 1995.  If you desire to have your records, please contact the Department of Instructional Student Support 478-994-2031 x1604 or x1605.  Records not picked up by July 30th, 2017 will be destroyed.

A Message from Monroe County Schools Nurses:  Get Ready to Grill Safely