February/March 2022

Volume 3 Issue 3

Black History Month Reflections

Black History Month Poetry Contest Winners

Entries submitted for the 2nd annual Black History Month Poetry Contest were a reflection of the creative imagination of students at BMS and BHS.

Congratulations to our winners!

Pictured below:

Front Row (BMS students): Jennifer, Olivia, and Hannah

Second Row (BHS students): Isis, Sabrina, and Tatum

Click here to read the poems!
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Kindergarteners listened to a variety of books by and about African Americans.

Ms. Rolin's 2nd grade class completed biography research projects for Black History Month! 

Buford Academy students enjoyed visiting the media center where they learned all about Black History events in aviation, literature, sports, politics, music, etc.

Meet Buford High School's

Coach Fyrone Davis

Coach Davis grew up in the east Atlanta/Decatur area. He is a graduate of SW Dekalb High School, Grambling State University (LA), Middle TN State, and Kansas State University.

The Coach

Coach Fyrone Davis is no stranger to winning state championships with both the football and track teams during his 16 years with Buford City Schools.

It may be hard to believe that Fyrone did not start out as a coach. He actually worked for a printing company as an assistant pressman after graduating from college. But the passion for coaching was in his blood. As a youth football and baseball coach at Gresham Park, he coached his oldest son. This continued throughout his son's high school years. He has always been motivated by the opportunity to help young men grow and develop through sports.

The Connector

Coach Davis also serves as an academic advisor at BHS. This role allows him to help student-athletes stay committed in the classroom as they prepare for the SAT and the NCAA Clearinghouse. In addition, many days and nights are spent traveling to colleges around the country connecting coaches and Buford athletes.

Mentoring is also close to Davis' heart. The Connect Now program allows him to work directly with any BHS student who may need help with their academics or personal situations.

Coach Davis understands the power of collaborating with other high school coaches. His membership within the Minority Coaches Association of GA provides opportunities to network and learn from high school and collegiate coaches at clinics and conferences.

Coach Fyrone Davis is a valuable part of the BCS family. The district appreciates all that he does for our students.

BCS Nutrition Department Hosted

Interns from the Georgia Department

of Public Health (DPH)

Rodasha Mumphery has eight years of experience in public health nutrition and has worked a total of three years with DPH. Her own personal experiences with the inefficiencies of health equity caused her to search for opportunities to combat those inequities within the communities she serves. 

Monica Soto started with DPH almost two years ago. She was inspired to work for DPH because she enjoys working with infants and providing nutrition education within the community. Since she is bilingual, she is able to help others who speak the same native language gain an understanding of the information they receive.

International Night

Did your family attend International Night?

What a great experience! Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in all

of the fun activities.

Check out the great photos!

Women's History Month

Mrs. Beauty Baldwin was the first Black female Superintendent in the state of Georgia when she was named Superintendent of Buford City Schools in 1984. She served in that position for 10 years. Gwinnett Magazine recently featured her inspirational story in an article titled, "Leaders and Legends".

Click here to read her story!


Evan, a junior at BHS, recently earned the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America (Troup 1595).

He is now an Eagle Scout.

This is a remarkable achievement!

Congratulations Evan!

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For Evan's Eagle Scout Project, he had the privilege of building desks for special needs students at a nearby elementary school in support of digital learning.