Stay up to date on what is happening in Baldwin County School District by reading February's edition of the Baldwin Beat! 
THE BEAT

February 18, 2020

In The News
New Baldwin County Board Education
Chair and Vice Chair Elected
At the January board meeting, the Baldwin County School District Board of Education elected new officers as they do each year. For 2020, Mr. Lyn Chandler will serve as the chair of the Baldwin County Board of Education, and Mr. Wes Cummings was selected to serve as vice-chair. Support for both Mr. Chandler and Mr. Cummings was unanimous amongst the members of the board. The restructuring is an annual process by the board, with all members receiving an opportunity to serve as one of the official officers at some point during their tenure on the board.
James A. Lunsford Gymnasium
Congratulations to Coach James A. Lunsford on earning the distinct honor of having Baldwin High School’s gym named after him last month. His work and legacy have had a tremendous impact on our student athletes and our community.

February Proclaimed Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Thanks to Baldwin County Solicitor Skye Gess and her team for bringing together local community leaders to proclaim February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! Our students appreciated the message and information on the resources available to them to combat these very serious issues that face one out of every three teens across the country.

100th Day of School
Our students are now officially 100 days smarter and have had a blast celebrating with all kinds of fun 100th Day learning activities. From trail mix to sorting, counting to building, and much more, we sure have had an amazing 100th day!

Baldwin High School Football Banquet
Congratulations to all of our student athletes and coaches for the accolades they received from our school district and outside organizations for all of their hard work and for achieving another playoff run this year!

BCSD Has Another Big Day at
Regional Technology Fair
Congratulations to all of our winners and participants in the Annual Regional Technology Fair hosted by Oconee RESA! The first place winners will go one to compete at the state level in March at Kennesaw State University.


First Place Winners
Kanzee Lewis, 6 th Grade
Emily Dudley - 3rd grade - Multimedia Applications
Alyssa Espich - 4th grade - Animation
Thomas Crooms - 4th grade - Device Modification
Cadence Farley and Jordan Torrance (partners) - 4th grade - Digital Game Design
Angela Kirkland - 4th grade - Graphic Design
Selynne Pez and Tacorah Spires - 5th grade - Digital Game Design 
Melodie Sherwood and Lola Bergeron - 3D Modeling
Amelia Tanner- Digital Photo Production
Kanzee Lewis - 6th Grade - 3D Modeling
Jade West - 6th Grade - Audio Production
Avery Ingram - 8th Grade - 3D Modeling
Zachary Rogers - 7th Grade - Audio Production
Kaitlyn Teague - 7th Grade - Digital Photo Production
Kayla Harris - 7th Grade - Mobile Apps
KeShaun Pettis - 7th - Robotics
Jacob Bennett - 8th Grade - Digital Game Design
Yan Yang - 8th Grade - Internet Applications
Camelia Darrisaw – 10 th Grade- Productivity Design
Makaela Felton 12 th Grade- Mobile Apps
Riya Patel, 9 th Grade
 
Second Place Winners
Chelsie Simmons, 6 th Grade
Aydan Speights - 3rd grade - 3D Modeling
Elijah Lango and John Kelsey - 3rd grade - Video Production
Nathan James - 3rd grade - Animation
Azaya Foster and Charmarcus Thurmond - 4th grade - Internet Applications
Travis Butler - 4th grade - Digital Game Design
Tyler Gise 5 th Grade and Jerrick Carswell 5 th Grade - 3D Modeling
Cyrus Bodaghee 5 th Grade - Audio Production
Kingston Hart 3 rd Grade - Graphic Design 
Jenna Scott 4 th Grade and Claire Carty 4 th Grade- Digital Photo Production
Storm Bohannon and Devrick Harden - 5th Grade - Digital Game Design
Addison Stewart - 5th grade - Graphic Design
Tiana Moore, Mariah Burney - 6th Grade - Digital Photo Production
Kamari Hogan, Javarious Bell - 6th Grade - Mobile Apps
Saul De La Cruz, Tayton Wright - 6th Grade - Multimedia Applications
Ashley Liggins - 6th Grade - Video Production
Madeline Clark - 7th Grade - Digital Photo Production
Kemon Anderson - 8th Grade - Robotics
Tykeria Thomas - 7th Grade - Video Production
Shila Tucker – 12 th Grade-Internet Applications
Kylah Freeman 10 th Grade - Video Production 
Anyla Gilmore 12 th Grade - Productivity Design
Kele Tucker 10 th Grade & Tyler Smith 9 th Grade- Productivity Design
Tyler Young, Jalon Kilgore, and Nick Gillian 9 th Graders.

Lakeview Academy Brings Home
Spelling Bee Win
Congratulations to fifth grader James Walters of Lakeview Academy, who claimed the title as the top speller for the Baldwin County School District in the district-wide spelling bee held on January 24th at Baldwin High School. James competed against students in grades 4 through 8 representing the district’s elementary and middle schools. He won the competition after successfully spelling the word “amplify” in the 33rd round. James will represent BCSD at the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) Regional Spelling Bee on February 22nd in Putnam County.
BCSD Students Experience the Big Game at Georgia College
Students in grades 2 through 8 attended the Georgia College women's and men's basketball games last week! Over 35 buses transported our students safely to the Centennial Center, where they were able to enjoy this wonderful experience! We want to extend a special thanks to the BCSD staff, transportation department, and the staff at Georgia College for making this event such a fun day for our students!
 
Students Staying Warm Thanks to Generous Donation
In an effort to ensure that the children in our school district are kept warm this winter, the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Dublin and Vidalia stepped up with a big contribution. Through the Harrisburg Community Network, the church members learned of the need and donated 87 jackets for children ages 5-15.
Baldwin Academy Playhouse Brings Down The House Yet Again
The Baldwin Academy Playhouse had another very successful show. Students from our elementary schools took a field trip to the Baldwin High School Fine Arts Center to see a special performance of the Baldwin Academy Playhouse "How I Became A Pirate". This special performance showcased why our district is nationally recognized for our fine arts education program.
Music Therapy Comes to the Early Learning Center
The children in Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Woods' class had a fun time singing songs with the Music Therapy student from Georgia College ! M usic Therapy plays a critical role in helping our younger students at the ELC have better motor skill development and learn fun things like rhythm!
Oak Hill Middle Students Learn About the Food Chain
Seventh grade students at Oak Hill Middle School spent some time this past month working their way up the food chain! Students worked through a sorting activity to learn more about the producers and consumers of the animal world.
Donate Now to Support our Schools!
The Baldwin Charter School System Foundation serves as the primary fundraising tool to fund the REACH Scholars program, providing thousands in scholarship opportunities for students who represent the first of their families to have the opportunity to attend college. The foundation also supports our employee and student recognition programs. Please support our schools, students, and teachers by making your tax- deductible contribution today.
Infinite Campus is the Baldwin County School District's new student information system and gaining access is easier than ever before. Simply follow the link to two videos that provide step by step instructions on how to create an account and login. You can also find this information by clicking the "Infinite Campus" link under the parents tab on www.baldwincountyschoolsga.org.

Download the MyStop App Today!
Never worry about where your child's bus is ever again! Thanks to new and innovative technology that the Baldwin County School District has invested in, parents of our students can now get real-time updates of their child's bus location through the MyStop app, available for download in the iTunes or Android marketplaces. 
MyStop provides parents, and parents only, a live look at their child's bus while in transit using GPS technology. Parents can see the exact location of the bus as it's moving along its route and can even provide an estimated time of arrival. 
District Social Media Links
Follow the links below to all of the social media networks for our respective schools in the district. Our Facebook and Twitter accounts are the best ways to stay up to date with the latest news and happening in all of our schools. Give us a like or a follow and help share all the good news that is happening in the district every day!

Click the link below to access the Baldwin County Board of Education Board Meetings, Policies, Communications, and About Us. Our District Strategic Plan/School Improvement Plans are currently being revised for 2018-2023.     

https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/index.aspx?S=4007



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