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July 18, 2022

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Dr. Noris Price Presented with the
2022 Superintendent of the Year Ring,
Gives Keynote Address at GAEL Conference
Dr. Noris Price delivered a rousing keynote address last week at the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders Summer conference, where she was also formally presented with her Superintendent of the Year Ring.

Congratulations, Dr. Price!
Congratulations to Baldwin County Teacher of the Year Seticia Smith
Seticia Smith, the Baldwin County School District Teacher of the Year, was recognized in June by the Milledgeville Chamber of Commerce at their annual Awards Dinner and Gala.
In the run-up to the announcement of BCSD's 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year, we spoke to last year's winners about their commitment to teaching and what makes the Baldwin School District stand out. Our new blog series highlights those incredible teachers and what they do to make a difference. Read Seticia Smith's story at the link below.
BCSD Leadership Attends Retreat with Guest Speaker Sucheta Kamath 
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

The Baldwin County School District got a strong dose of mental health and wellness during its June Leadership Retreat with special guest Sucheta Kamath, the CEO and founder of ExQ. She also focused on Executive Function, which is a set of skills essential to appropriately adjust one’s thoughts, emotions and actions in accordance with changing environments and challenging times to achieve personal goals!

Ms. Kamath is a much sought-after speaker for Executive Function training, which is the part of the brain that governs skills essential to adjusting to abrupt shifts to environmental circumstances. This makes her work particularly relevant to the field of education. To learn more and view a full photo gallery of the event, click the link below.
BCSD to Hold Back-to-School Bash
The Baldwin County School District (BCSD) will be hosting its annual Back-to-School Bash on Friday, July 22nd at Lakeview Academy from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Back-to-School Bash is an annual event that brings out students, families and community members, giving families an opportunity to receive school supplies and health screenings, participate in fun games, meet school administrators and enjoy food and drinks, all free of charge to students in the Baldwin County School District.
The Summer Adventure Program
Ends with a Bang!
The Summer Adventure Program ended on the last day of June, beginning with a host of performances from the dance teams, band camps, and musical theatre to showcase what they've been working on over the summer. After an amazing show, the real fun began with games, STEAM workshops, EMT helicopter, ambulance, and firetruck demonstrations, and so much more. Parents were given a school tour which included face painting, therapy dogs, a chemistry magic show, and of course, food!

Thank you so much to all of our teachers, parents, incredible partners, and vendors who helped make the day such a wild and fun success. Thank you, Communities In Schools, the YES Program, Allied Arts, Georgia College, and so many more. We can't wait to see you next year.
To see a full video of the performances, click the link below!
The BCSD and Allied Arts Co-Sponsored Fine Arts Academy Summer Adventure Video for Art
This is first of three videos highlighting the 2022 Fine Arts Academy which has been graciously co-sponsored by Allied Arts of Milledgeville. In the video, Lakeview Academy Art Teacher Joel Respess and 5th Grader Quynh Anh Nguyen explain how a team of students, The Art Team, created a huge 8' x 6' painting of a large oak tree in a meadow filled with hidden images.
Welcome to the Team, Dr. Tyrone Gonder!
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Tyrone Gonder who was appointed as the new assistant principal at Baldwin High School. He is currently the 9th Grade school counselor at the high school. Dr. Gonder has been involved in serving families and children for more than 30 years. Prior to coming to the Baldwin County School District, he worked for the Washington County school system for 20 years; 17 as a School Counselor and three as an Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Washington County High School of which he is a 1981 graduate. Read More at our website by clicking the button below!
Baldwin County Board of Education was recognized and spotlighted at the 2022 Georgia School Boards Association's Summer Conference for being named 2022 Exemplary Board and for all of the work they have done to provide wraparound services for students and local families. Follow the link below to read more!
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Team Members Attend Summer Training
June's 2-day Summer Professional Learning program will prepare PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) coaches, school principals, teachers, and PBIS team members to advance the current approach to PBIS action plans during the 2022-2023 school year and continue to improve school climate through positive strategies that increase teacher, parent, and community support.

The training was led by Dr. Deanna Hollins, the system coordinator of assessment and accountability, with special presenters Benjamin Moore, the Georgia Department of Education's school climate specialist, and Morgen Gay, PBIS Coach at Carson Middle in Greene County. Gay provided best practices with PBIS, sample checklists, and planning agendas to help coaches brainstorm ideas for implementation, buy-in, and incentives for the upcoming school year.
Jacob Bennett Recognized at Board Meeting for Winning Statewide Digital Game Design Competition 
Jacob Bennett, of Baldwin High School, was formally recognized at the June Board Meeting for winning first place in a statewide competition for Digital Game Design Project titled "Lag: A Platformer". Congratulations, Jacob.
Isabella Zaballa Recognized at June Board Meeting for Receiving the Seal of Biliteracy 
Isabella Zaballa is the first Baldwin County School District student to earn a Georgia Seal of Biliteracy. The certificate recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in a language other than English. The certificate not only encourages the study of foreign languages in public schools but demonstrates the importance of intercultural competencies as reflective of a pathway towards progress within the community as well as outside of it.

Congratulations to Isabella Zaballa for being the first student to take this extraordinary step!
How the YES Program Summer Adventure Camp Got to Wild Adventures
(But Almost Didn't)
Only days before the YES Program's big Summer Camp field trip to Wild Adventures, Oak Hill Middle School YES Administrator Alicia Jenkins got an email that she calls "devastating".

"There was an issue with Wild Adventures accepting a purchase order for payment," Jenkins said, "so we were either going to have to cancel the trip or we were going to have to pay for all the tickets up front, which was about $5,000. And we found out about this literally four days before the trip, but it was over the weekend so actually only one business day before the trip."

With nowhere else to turn and only one day to do it, the race to fund 140 students' trip to Wild Adventures was on. Read the full story at the link below.
The YES Program Field Day Finale!
June 30th was the final day of the YES Program's Summer Camp, which made its final finale a colossal field day full of cheerleading performances, game trucks, obstacle courses, egg and water balloon fights and so much more. Many thanks to all of the sponsors of this incredible event and we can't wait to see you all again next year!
See more photos at the link below.
The BCSD and Allied Arts Co-Sponsored
Fine Arts Academy
This is the second of three videos highlighting the 2022 Fine Arts Academy which has been graciously co-sponsored by Allied Arts of Milledgeville. This video highlights the music and theater programs available to students in our Summer Adventure Program.
Go to the link below for the full photo gallery!
Congratulations to Mrs. Nicole Smith who won the Bravo Board Kindness Award!
Although she has worked with young children for 19 years, this is her first year at the Early Learning Center, and what a great year it has been! She can brighten anyone's day with her kindness and smile! In her free time, Mrs. Nicole enjoys spending time with her friends and family!
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Makes a Generous Donation to Midway Hills Academy
Special thanks to the Alpha Alpha Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. of Milledgeville for their donation to Midway Hills Academy.
We appreciate your support!

Chapter members are pictured here with the principal of Midway Hills Academy, Eric Carlyle, Ph.D
BCSD to Purchase School Supplies for Students
As stores begin to prepare for the back-to-school season, the Baldwin County School District will assist families with school essentials by purchasing basic school supplies for all students for the 2022-2023 school year. At the May Baldwin County Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Noris Price recommended using funds from the federal CARES Act to purchase school supplies for all students to provide some financial relief for parents in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Baldwin County Board of Education unanimously approved the recommendation. This is the second year that all students will receive FREE school supplies for the beginning of the school year.

Read more at our website by clicking the link below!
Baldwin Online Academy
Registration Is Open
The Baldwin County School District will continue to offer students the option of remote learning by enrolling in the Baldwin Online Academy for the 2022-2023 school year. This option is also available to home-schooled students. Baldwin Online Academy is available to students in grades K-12 who want to have the flexibility of learning from home at their own pace.

Parents may use this LINK to enroll their children in the Baldwin Online Academy (BOA) for the 2022-2023 school year. Students who are already in BOA do not need to complete this form. If you have more than one child, please complete a form for each child. Homeschooled students will need to complete the new student registration process. You will be notified if your child is selected for the Baldwin Online Academy.
Students need to have good grades and attendance to be considered for the online academy (passing 3 out of 4 academic subjects). If there is a medical reason for wanting to enroll online, the parent needs to state this in the reason for enrolling. For any questions, please contact Mr. Antonio Ingram, Director of the BSA/BOA at 478-233-9010 or send an email to
Family-School Partnership Program
Parents are hearing many different acronyms these days that students are learning at school. This week we would like to share the answers to some frequently asked questions about PBIS, our Positive Behavioral Interventions and supports, from the George Sugai National Center on PBIS Neag School of Education. 
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!
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 in. 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. 
Welcome to Our Schools
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Click the links below to access our district's strategic plan, Baldwin County Board of Education Board Meetings, Blog, School Web Pages, and About Us.
110 North ABC St.
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: 478-453-4176
Fax: 478-457-3327