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July 16, 2018

In The News
Open House Events
The Baldwin County School District will be hosting district-wide open house events at all of our school locations on Monday, July 30th from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. We welcome all parents, families and stakeholders to come check out our schools as we prepare to kick off the 2018-2019 school year.
Baldwin County School Board Achieves Exemplary Status for Second Year in a Row
The Baldwin County School District (BCSD) is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2018 Exemplary School Board recognition for the second year in a row.

“All of our board members work tirelessly to provide the right oversight and leadership to our public schools here in Baldwin County, and this recognition is another example of how well that leadership is paying off for our students and our community,” said Superintendent Dr. Noris Price.

The recognition program was 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 School Board exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn this honor of a 2018 Exemplary Board. The criteria may be reviewed by clicking here for more information.

The GSBA Governance Team Recognition Program was developed by Georgia superintendents and board members based on the state board of education’s standards for effective governance to recognize exemplary leadership.

In 1998, the Georgia School Boards Association was one of the first school board associations in the nation to develop a program of standards for local boards of education.
The GSBA Board recognition program is a three-year, three-tiered program. 

For more information on the program, please may visit the GSBA website for awards and recognition or click here to view the criteria for all tiers of the program.
Tara Burney Selected as New Principal of Midway Hills Primary
The Baldwin County School District announced the hiring of Tara Burney as the new principal of Midway Hills Primary.

Ms. Burney is a career educator bringing with her twenty years of educational experience to the position. Most recently, she has served as an assistant principal for a primary school in the Wilkinson County School District.

Ms. Burney has earned three degrees, all from Georgia College and State University, which include a bachelor’s in early childhood education along with a master’s and specialist’s degree both in educational leadership and administration. Burney also has other experiences in the public education sector, working as a coach for basketball, track, and dance teams while also serving in various roles with after-school and summer camp programs.

“We welcome Mrs. Burney to our team here in Baldwin County, and we are very confident that her considerable experience at the primary school level makes her the best person to lead Midway Hills Primary,” said Superintendent Dr. Noris Price.

Ms. Burney is a native of Milledgeville and an alumna of Baldwin High School, the graduating class of 1991. She is the daughter of the late Nathaniel Bolston and Dorothy Bolston. She is also the wife of Hansel Burney Jr. and a mother of five children.

Ms. Burney officially assumed the role of Midway Hills Primary Principal on Monday, June 18, 2018.
Jason Flanders Selected as Next Principal of Baldwin High School
The Baldwin County School District announced that it has selected Jason Flanders, formerly the assistant principal and career technical and agricultural education (CTAE) director for Peach County High School, as the new principal for Baldwin High School.

Flanders, an educational leader with over 20 years of experience in the public education sector, brings to the position in Baldwin considerable experience as a school-based administrator and in the CTAE arena, an area of focus for the Baldwin County School District as we aim to create a wall-to-wall college and career academy inside Baldwin High School. Mr. Flanders began his tenure on Monday June 11, 2018.

“Mr. Flanders brings a very unique leadership experience with him to Baldwin High School,” said Superintendent Dr. Noris Price. “His experience is going to build upon the already incredible success that we’ve seen over the past four years at Baldwin High and we are confident that he will continue that success well into the future.”

Mr. Flanders earned a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics from Mercer University in 1998 and then continued his education at Georgia College & State University, earning a masters and a specialist degree in educational administration and supervision in 2003 and 2004 respectively.

Mr. Flanders has served as the assistant principal and CTAE director for the previous six years at Peach County High School. Prior to that, he was the assistant principal for Westside High School in Macon for three years, principal of the Bibb County Summer Opportunity Program, after beginning his career as a math teacher at Westside High School in Bibb County. 

Flanders is also a CTAERN Board Member for the 2016-2020 term, a speaker for Statewide CTAE New Leaders program, CTAE New Leaders Academy class of 2013, a member of the Middle Georgia RESA Rising Stars Program of 2008 and the Bibb County Administrators Institute of 2005. He was also named the Hephzibah Children’s Home Administrator of the Year in 2007. 

He is married to Pam Flanders who is a CPA with a law firm in Macon. He has a son named Clay who is a high school freshman.
BHS Announces New Assistant Principals
Along with the new Principal Jason Flanders, the Baldwin High School administrative team will have two new additions for the 2018-2019 school year. April Hartzog, former instructional coach for Baldwin High School, and Lakisha Bobbitt, newcomer to the Baldwin family, will be the new assistant principals. We hope everyone joins us in congratulating and welcoming our new assistant principals to our team!
K-5 School Supply List
Oak Hill Middle School Supply List
2018-2019 General Student Supply List for ALL Students

  • mesh or clear bookbag
  • composition books (wireless; minimum 12)
  • pencils (mechanical or wooden)
  • CLEAR pencil pouch
  • hand held pencil sharpener
  • colored pencils
  • notebook paper
  • glue sticks (minimum 6)
  • kleenex
  • hand sanitizer
  • highlighters
  • tape
  • dry erase markers
  • graph paper (8th grade only)

Note: The items listed above are generic for all classes. Please be advised that certain classes may require more content-specific items. Your child's teacher will share any additional requirements with you during Open House.   

*****Absolutely NO metal three ringed binders or scissors*****
Student Handbooks and Dress Code
You can follow the link below to be taken to our webpage where you'll find the most updated versions of our student handbooks for the elementary, middle and high school levels. Also, included in each handbook is the dress code for that school level.

Summer Meals Program
Our Summer Meals program plays a critical role in ensuring our students have access to high-quality nutrition even while school is out for summer. The program served over 47,000 meals last summer alone and is currently on course to exceed that this year.
Summer Adventure Program Learns About Our First Responders and the AirEvac Life Team
This summer, as part of our Summer Adventure Program, our students got the opportunity to learn more about our first responders here in our local community by getting a first-hand tour of "Milly," the medical transport helicopter, and meeting the AirEvac Life Team along with other Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals!
STEMversity's Mock Trial
Students participating in the summer program with our Partners in Education STEMversity put on a special mock trial at the Milledgeville County Court House this month. The trial is designed to help students have a better understanding of the practical applications of STEM concepts as they apply to everyday life situations, helping our students better understand the links between what they learn in the classroom to how it can affect their lives.
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, District/School Policies, and the District Strategic Plan.

Baldwin High School
Early Learning Center
Georgia College Early College
Lakeview Academy
Lakeview Primary
Midway Hills Academy
Midway Hills Primary
Montessori Academy
Oak Hill Middle School
The Georgia Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) is a free online tool developed by the Georgia Department of Education to help districts, schools, and teachers make data-driven decisions to improve student learning. 

Parents now have access to their children's SLDS data through the SLDS Parent Portal . The SLDS Parent Portal is accessible to parents directly through PowerSchool, our student information system - that means no additional logins and passwords to remember!
PowerSchool is the Baldwin County Schools Student Information System and provides parents with an incredible tool that will monitor the progress of your child. Go to our website and login now to gain access to your child's attendance, grades and more!

PowerSchool has made some changes to make accessing your child's information quick and easy. Just follow the link to the directions on our website to set up your account, or if you are already familiar with PowerSchool, you can login now!