Stay up to date on what is happening in Baldwin County School District by reading March’s edition of the Baldwin Beat!
March 31, 2021
In the News
City of Milledgeville State Championship Parade
Saturday, March 27th, the City of Milledgeville held a State Championship parade in downtown Milledgeville to celebrate state basketball champions in Baldwin County. The purpose of the parade was to honor Baldwin High School and John Milledge Academy for bringing home State Basketball Championship titles. The parade featured our Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball Team, Cheerleaders, Coaches, Baldwin High School and district Administrators as well as team members of the 1981 Baldwin High School State Championship Boys Basketball Team. Mayor Pro-Tem, Denese Shinholster, District 3, read a proclamation on behalf of the City, proclaiming Saturday as a Day of Champions in the City of Milledgeville. Milledgeville Mayor Mary Parham - Copelan also addressed everyone in attendance, congratulating students, coaches, high school principals, from both JMA and Baldwin High as well as JMA's Head of School and Baldwin's School Superintendent for a job well done!
Cutting of the Net Celebration
Immediately following the parade was a Championship fundraiser and celebration in the James A. Lunsford Gymnasium at Baldwin High School. Participants came to celebrate the Region 4A title win of our Baldwin Bravettes and the Baldwin Braves GHSA State Basketball Championship Title win. The event featured performances by the Baldwin High School drumline and cheerleaders. as well as the Oak Hill Middle School dance team. The celebration ended with remarks from team coaches and a ceremonial cutting of the basketball net!.
To view more photos from the parade and the cutting of the net celebration click the button below.
BCSD Celebrates Youth Art Month
The Baldwin County School District recognized all art teachers in observance of Youth Art Month. Youth Art Month, which takes place throughout the month of March, celebrates visual art education for grades K-12. The annual observance is sponsored by the Council for Art Education (CFAE). The purpose of Youth Art Month is to encourage support for quality school art programs and to recognize are education as a viable factor in the total education curricular that helps to develop citizens of a global society. To read more about Youth Art Month and to see individual photos of our wonderful art instructors, click the Read More button.
Spring Break Message
Spring Break for the Baldwin County School District will take place April 5th to April 9th. We can all feel the excitement building as we prepare for a weeklong break from school, but it is important to reflect on how far we have come during this trying and unpredictable school year. Around this time last year, we were all learning to be flexible and adjust to an online teaching and learning environment due to the abrupt closing of all school buildings brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We all came together to continue providing a safe learning environment for our greatest assets-- our students. Thank you for the dedication and hard work you have put into this partnership to ensure that our students continue to receive a quality education during this global pandemic. 

Despite ongoing positive COVID-19 cases in the greater community, our school district continues to see very low transmission rates within our schools as a result of our students and staff following our safety protocols. As you make plans to take part in spring break activities, please continue to protect those around you by wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently, staying six feet apart, and maintaining a small social bubble.

The school district will be closed for Spring Break and students are set to return to school on Monday, April 12th. The Baldwin County School District wishes everyone a safe and restful Spring Break!
Baldwin Theatre's Performance of Steel Magnolias a Big Success
The Baldwin High School Theatre Department presented Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling the weekend of March 19th-21st and it turned out to be a profound performance. Steel Magnolias is based on Harling's experience with his sister's death. The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. The title suggests the "female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel." The Baldwin Theatre cast did an outstanding job in portraying these iconic characters from Harling's play.
2021 Region 4A Coaches of the Year
Join us in congratulating Coach Kizzi Walker, Bravettes Basketball Coach, and Coach Anthony Webb, Baldwin Braves Basketball Coach, for being named Region 4A Coach of the Year!
Coach Kizzi Walker
Coach Walker and her coaching staff led our Baldwin Bravettes through a perfect season, which led them to winning the Region 4A Championship title. We commend Coach Walker and her coaching staff for their outstanding leadership.

Coach Walker is a former Baldwin Bravette who has also played basketball at the collegiate level at Georgia Southwestern State University. During her basketball playing career she was invited to tryout for the WNBA's Portland Fire and received numerous offers to play in Europe, but she turned them down to pursue her career in teaching and coaching. She is currently a teacher at Midway Hills Academy.

We are extremely proud of Coach Walker's achievement in being named the Region 4A Coach of the Year, and we know she will continue to be the model of excellence for our students and basketball players. Congratulations Coach Walker on a job well done!
Coach Anthony Webb
Coach Webb and his coaching staff not only led our Varsity Boys Basketball team to a Region 4A Championship, but he also guided the team to a momentous victory, securing the Georgia High School Association State Championship in Basketball--a title that has not been held in Baldwin since 1981.

Coach Webb became the Varsity Boys Basketball Coach in 2019. Basketball has always been a part of his life. He grew up in Sparta where he played basketball at Hancock Central High School before going on to play in college at Albany State University. After serving as head coach at the university for one season, he returned to Hancock Central High School for two seasons before being named Head Coach. During his tenure at Hancock Central, he helped the team secure a Class A State Championship in 2008.

We are so proud of the leadership Coach Webb has provided for our student-athletes. His driving force helped motivate our Baldwin High School Varsity Basketball Team into an amazing history-making victory! Congratulations Coach Webb on being named the Region 4A Coach of the Year!
Georgia College Early College
GCEC Students Take the Classroom to the Outdoors
8th graders at Georgia College Early College decided to take their class outdoors. They worked on their Speed-Lab. Virtual students participated in the lesson outside as well at home with a chosen family member to help with the assignment. The focus of this activity was to practice collecting and analyzing data. Students were also able to put their math skills to the test as they worked to calculate speed.
Midway Hills Academy
Midway Hills Academy Students Bring Recess Inside
The proverb "March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb" refers to the tumultuous weather conditions and heavy rains that typically are seen in the month of March, but at Midway Hills Academy, rainy days do not deter recess. MHA students and media center staff have found a way to have recess inside by engaging in fun and educational games during those pesky rainy days.
Baldwin High School
Baldwin's Class of 2020 Students in CTAE Pathways Earn Graduation Rate of 94.62 Percent
Congratulations goes out to the students in the Baldwin High School Class of 2020 enrolled in Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) pathways for achieving a graduation rate of 94.62 percent! The expansion of the high school’s college and career academy pathways has helped the school catapult to a state-of-the-art program.

“It’s incredibly important that we introduce kids to possibilities for their lives after high school, that we make education relevant and give them a chance to explore the careers they’d like to pursue,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “Year after year, the results of Georgia’s Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education program speak for themselves and show how essential it is that we continue to invest in career education.”

CTAE in Georgia delivers a high-school experience that prepares students for their lives after high school. Students can learn skills for real-world careers in more than 100 Career Pathways – from financial technology to flight operations – while earning recognized industry credentials and participating in work-based learning and apprenticeship opportunities.
Career Pathways are for all students, no matter which path they plan to take. Pathway completers are prepared to pursue higher education, enter the military, accept an apprenticeship opportunity, or immediately begin their career.
The Early Learning Center
Early Learning Center Students Learn About Vegetables
Mrs. Hedgepeth and Ms. Ruddy’s class had a lesson on how vegetables go from the farm to our table. The students acted out the steps from farming the vegetables, harvesting the vegetables, the vegetables being transported to the store on the truck, the vegetables being stocked at the store, and buying the vegetables.
Midway Hills Primary
Midway Hills Primary Earns Top Achievement Award for United Way Donations
Midway Hills Primary School was recognized for going above and beyond for others. They received the Top Achievement Award by United Way of Central Georgia for securing the most donations in the school district's 2020 United Way campaign. Ola Scott Little, the Baldwin County School District United Way District Coordinator, and Midway Hills Primary Principal Tara Burney, came to Mrs. Kimberly Pearson's classroom to present her with an award certificate and a bag of prizes on behalf of United Way. Mrs. Pearson serves as the United Way Coordinator for MHP.
Lakeview Primary
Lakeview Primary Second Graders Celebrate Their Lesson on Coins
2nd grade classes at Lakeview Primary celebrated finishing up a unit on coins by visiting Pizzarias and Movie Theaters! Ms. Griner & Ms. Nichols' students used order cards to total up choices for pizza lunches, while Ms. Miller, Ms. Oakes, and Ms. Hayes' classes got to purchase tickets and snacks for a movie!
Oak Hill Middle School
Oak Hill Middle School Student Athletes Secure CSRA Championship Titles
A huge congratulations goes out to Oak Hill Middle School student athletes who have secured not one but two 2021 CSRA Championships. Join us in congratulating the OHMS Boys Soccer Team and the Boys & Girls Track Teams for being named the 2021 CSRA Boys Soccer Champions & the 2021 CSRA Boys & Girls Track Champions. This is a great accomplishment and we are so proud of all of you for achieving this success.
Lakeview Academy
Lakeview Academy Class Receives Special Mystery Reader
Deputy Holland was the special Mystery Reader in Mrs. Craddock's class during the month of March. She read the students a really cool book that included a story about a deputy right here in Baldwin County! It was the story of Deputy Josh Mays who raced into a burning home and rescued a local citizen. What a great opportunity to recognize the brave actions of someone here in our community.
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year officially began February 1, 2021. This year, the registration process is available online. Parents of children who will be 5 years of age by September 1, 2021, are able to register their upcoming Kindergarten student online one of two ways. To access the online registration portal, either scan the QR code located in the image above or enter the URL: into your internet browser. You will need to upload specific documents to your application as part of the registration process. For a list of all documents needed for the application, please refer to the Kindergarten Registration Flyer above.

If there are parents/guardians who are interested in having their child participate in our Kindergarten Montessori program, please make sure to fill out the Montessori Interest Form section when completing the online registration. Completion of the interest form does not guarantee acceptance into the Montessori Program. For additional questions regarding Online Kindergarten Registration, please call 478-453-4176.
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 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. 
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110 North ABC St.
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: 478-453-4176
Fax: 478-457-3327