Stay up to date on what is happening in Baldwin County School District by reading January's edition of the Baldwin Beat!
January 21, 2021
In the News
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Message
Each year on the third Monday of January, we observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Dr. King was an influential civil rights leader who traveled the country spreading his message of social justice, equality, and love. He called upon all of us to rise to the mantle of our constitution, seeing every man or woman alive as equals and brothers in the shared, collective experience of what it means to be an American. He called upon all of us to stand and deliver true justice for all.

The Baldwin County School District is committed to being an organization that fosters belonging for every person and group of people. We pledge to play a critical role in setting the tone for racial equality, equity, tolerance, dignity, and understanding in partnership with our employees, families, and community.

Dr. King believed that a community of love, justice, and solidarity would eventually be actualized. That is why he must continue to work tirelessly for the realization of his dream.

In-Person Students Return to Class After Winter Break
Returning to school after Winter Break was a bit different for students this year. All students started the second semester virtually, January 6th -8th. In-person students returned to classrooms on Monday, January 11th, eager to learn. Staff and students continued to practice all safety protocols and preventative measures, which have been in place since the reopening of schools in August. To view a full gallery of photos from the start of the second semester, click the button below.
January's Pursuit of Excellence Winners
Congratulations to the following employees who are the January 2021 recipients of the Pursuit of Excellence Award for the Baldwin County School District.
Mrs. Beth Craddock
Teacher at Lakeview Academy
Mrs. Craddock was nominated by her co-worker, Linda Kadian. She is in her 5th year as a teacher at Lakeview Academy. She is described by Ms. Kadian as being a wonderful teacher who is kind, sympathetic, professional, and she is always on it! Mrs. Craddock is commended for her kindness towards others and for treating everyone that she meets with respect. She takes the time to get to really know her students and will go the extra mile to help them. Mrs. Craddock, thank you for being a model of excellence!
Dr. Kachari Davis
Assistant Principal at Oak Hill Middle School
Dr. Kachari Davis was nominated by Lakondrea Campbell, Oak Hill Middle School counselor, and Janice Ziegler, OHMS Media Specialist. Dr. Davis has been employed with the Baldwin County School District since 2006. During her tenure with the district, she has served as a classroom teacher, Instructional Coach, and currently serving as an Assistant Principal.
Ms. Samantha Payne
Teacher at Lakeview Primary
Although Ms. Payne is relatively new to teaching, working in her second year, she has wasted no time in establishing herself as an outstanding educator. She is described as a person who goes above and beyond on a daily basis to assist children and teachers. Her support of her colleague, Ms. Westberry, who is in her first year of teaching, has gone a long way. She commended Ms. Payne for helping her navigate through her first year in Baldwin.
Mr. Micaiah Watson
Counselor at Midway Hills Primary
Mr. Micaiah Watson was nominated by Teri Carty, Midway Hills Primary Assistant Principal, and Katrina Veal, a teacher at MHP. Mr. Watson is in his first year as a school counselor, and his co-workers at Midway Hills Primary School feel lucky to have him. Click the Read More button to hear what Ms. Carty and Mrs. Veal had the following to say about Mr. Watson.
January Board Recognitions
The Baldwin County Board of Education was recognized for receiving the status of a 2020 Exemplary Board by the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA). This is the fourth year in a row that the board has received this distinction. The recognition program is designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership. GSBA recognizes good school board governance to foster educational community cultures in order to advance student learning and achievement. The Baldwin County Board of Education exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn the honor of a 2020 Exemplary Board. Congratulations to the Baldwin County School Board for receiving this honor. Board Members are: Dr. Gloria Wicker (District 1), Shannon D. Hill (District 2), Lyn Chandler (District 3), John Jackson (District 4), and Wes Cummings (District 5).
Saturday, January 9th, was designated as National School Resource Officer Day. District leaders, along with Superintendent Dr. Noris Price, visited each school resource officer in the Baldwin County School District and presented them with a certificate of recognition and words of encouragement and praise for keeping our children and community safe. Photos from the certificate presentations were displayed at January's school board meeting in observance of the national holiday. To view all photos of our wonderful SRO's click the Read More button below.
The Baldwin County Board of Education was presented with proclamations from Milledgeville City Council & The Baldwin County Board of Commissioners, recognizing the school system for being selected as the 2020 Georgia Charter System of the Year. The award was presented to the school district by the Charter System Foundation for demonstrating flexibility, innovation, commitment, and achievement as a charter school system. Click the Read More button to learn more about the Georgia Charter System of the Year Award.
Georgia College Early College
Georgia College Early College Teacher Tynisha Harris Receives STEM Research Grant
The Baldwin County School District is pleased to announce that Tynisha Harris, a teacher at Georgia College Early College, is one of 100 middle and high school science educators throughout the country who has been selected to receive a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) research kit to help students conduct scientific research outside the classroom.
Baldwin High School
Baldwin High School Principal Introduces Vocabulary Initiative
Baldwin High School Principal Jason Flanders has started a vocabulary initiative at the high school called Brave New Words. Each day during announcements, Mr. Flanders reads a new vocabulary word along with its definition. At the end of the month, students have the opportunity to take a quiz. If they receive a passing score on the quiz, they win a prize. There are new prizes each time. Visit BHS's Twitter feed @bhsbraves each day to see the new words.
Midway Hills Primary
Two Midway Hills Primary Teachers Surprised With Bright Ideas Education Grants
Mrs. Joycelyn Robinson and Mrs. Monica Daniel, two teachers at Midway Hills Primary, were two of four Baldwin School District employees who received a surprise visit from Tri-County EMC representatives. Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Daniel received the good news that they were awarded a Bright Ideas Education Grant. To read more about the educational projects and how the grant funds will be used as well as listen to video testimonials, click the button below.
Lakeview Primary
Mrs. Linda Colwell Awarded Bright Ideas Education Grant
Lakeview Primary teacher Mrs. Linda Colwell was awarded a Bright Ideas Education Grant by Tri-County EMC. The grant is for her project Amazing Mirrors. The grant will allow students with special needs to use mirrors to become more expressive and practice social behaviors taught in the classroom.
Oak Hill Middle School
Oak Hill Middle School Media Specialist Awarded Bright Ideas Education Grant
Janice Zeigler, Media Specialist at Oak Hill Middle School was awarded a Bright Ideas Education Grant from Tri-County EMC. The total amount of the grant is $1,500. The title of her project is READ WOKE at Oak Hill. READ WOKE is a nationally recognized reading initiative that aims to promote the reading of books featuring main characters from disenfranchised or oppressed groups. The program will be used as a form of activism and to show students how everyone is more alike than different.
Midway Hills Academy
Midway Hills Academy Students Make Coronavirus 3-D Models in STEAM Learning Lab
Students at Midway Hills Academy had a chance to learn more about the Coronavirus during the school's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Learning Lab. The young scientists picked colors of paint to add to styrofoam balls along with colorful spikes in order to create a 3-D model of the virus. During the lab, the students also learned about safety measures they can take to protect themselves and others.
Lakeview Academy
Lakeview Academy Students Learn About Area & Perimeter
Mrs. Dunn and Mrs. Craddock's Math class explored Area and Perimeter by having a fun competition to see who could build a solid shape with the largest perimeter. Afterwards they had a discussion about what elements changed to make certain figures have larger perimeters.
The Early Learning Center
Early Learning Center Students Prepare to Be Future Doctors
Students at the Early Learning Center are preparing for a future in Medicine. Classroom baby dolls got an extra dose of high quality care from these young doctors on call.
Early Learning Center Registration
The Baldwin County Early Learning Center will begin taking Head Start and Georgia's Pre-K applications for the 2021-2022 school year from January 15th-29th. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, those applying in person will need to sign in, take a number, and return to their car. School officials will contact applicants by phone when their number is up to complete the application process. To apply online, visit the Early Learning Center webpage at the following link: Early Learning Center. Once there, scroll down to the Head Start/Pre-K application tab and click the link for more information.
Infinite Campus
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

Download the MyStop App Today!
Never worry about where your child's bus is ever again! Thanks to the new and innovative technology that the Baldwin County School District has invested. As a result, parents of our students can now get real-time updates of their child's bus location through the MyStop app, which is 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. 
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