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THE BEAT

November 30, 2020

In The News


Georgia College Early College Students Earn Admission to Attend College in Fall 2021
(Left to Right) Takeya Miller, Tabitha Lemmonds, Christopher Daniel Jones
These Georgia College Early College students are on their way to college for the Fall 2021 semester and getting a head start on their future endeavors. Christopher Daniel Jones, Tabitha Lemmonds, and Takeya Miller were accepted to attend Georgia College. Georgia College admissions representatives came to Georgia College Early College to surprise them with their acceptance gifts and welcome packets. Tyra Harper received news that she was accepted to Kennesaw State University. Jadyn Williams was accepted to attend Alabama A&M University, Erica Sanford was accepted to attend Georgia Southwestern State University, and Ahmad Foster was accepted to attend Georgia Southern University in the Fall. Congratulations to all of these young men and women for this great accomplishment. We are so very proud of you all!
Ahmad Foster
Baldwin High School Graduation Rate Above State Percentage
The Baldwin County School District announced an 85 percent graduation rate for the 2019-2020 school year exceeding the state of Georgia graduation rate and showing continuous progress in the school district’s goal to see a greater percentage of students graduating from high school. The Baldwin County School District has seen its graduation rate increase by 19 percentage points since 2014. 
 
The key to the continual success in the increased momentum of the graduation rate is the school district's comprehensive approach to focus on content mastery, research-based teaching strategies, dual enrollment, positive behavioral support systems, flexible scheduling, and community partnerships, which have created learning opportunities that allow students to reach their goals and be successful in life.
 
“Graduating seniors in the class of 2020 were faced with unforeseen challenges, but they met those challenges head-on with the determination and motivation to earn their high school diploma during a global pandemic,” said Dr. Noris Price, Baldwin School Superintendent. 
 
Georgia’s graduation rate for 2020 is 83.8 percent--an all-time high since the state began using the adjusted cohort calculation now required by federal law, and up from 82 percent in 2019. Georgia calculates a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate as required by federal law as follows: The number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma, divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class.

Oak Hill Middle School Student and REACH Scholar Featured in Body Positivity Campaign
Kaitlyn Teague, an eighth-grade middle school student, and a 2020 REACH Scholar was featured in a Body Confidence Virtual Field Trip video sponsored by the Dove/Unilever corporation and Discovery Inc., the parent company of Cartoon Network. The purpose of the Virtual Field Trip, titled Amazing Me, is for elementary students to learn from their peers how to get smarter about images they see online, build strategies to fight weight-based bullying, and teasing and appreciate their awesome selves. In Kaitlyn's segment, she shares her thoughts and feelings she has struggled with in the past regarding her self-image and how she discovered that she's truly amazing just the way she is. To view the video, click the link below.

Lakeview Primary Students Celebrate World Kindness Day
For World Kindness Day, students at Lakeview Primary School celebrated by wearing cardigans and ties in memory of Mr. Rogers, who spent his life teaching children how to be kind to others. World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, yourself, and the world. This day, celebrated on November 13 of each year, encourages others to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together. 
Midway Hills Primary Students Imitate Their Leaders
The old saying goes imitation is the best form of flattery. In November, Midway Hills Primary had Dress Like a Leader Day. Both students and staff participated in the event. Some even came dressed as their parents or their super principal Mrs. Burney.
Lakeview Academy Disguise the Turkey Contest Winners
Kinnidy Daniels
Quynh Anh Ngoc Nguyen
In an effort to help a turkey escape the fate of becoming a Thanksgiving dinner, Lakeview Academy asked students to help Disguise the Turkey. The contest asked students to use items that they had around the house to dress the turkey up so he or she can't be found. The contest winners were announced the week before Thanksgiving break. Congratulations to Kenya Dixon, Quynh Anh Ngoc Nguyen, Kinnidy Daniels, Harmonie Tucker, and Trevor Townsend for creatively disguising their turkeys!
Harmonie Tucker
Kenya Dixon
Trevor Townsend
Midway Hills Academy Students Show Their Love for Their Principal Through Letters
For National Principals Month, observed every year in October, students at Midway Hills Academy showed their appreciation by writing letters to MHA Principal Dr. Eric Carlyle. Some students drew pictures while others wrote thank you notes, expressing how thankful they are to have him as their principal.
The Early Learning Center Spreads Thanksgiving Joy
Students at the Early Learning Center participated in creative classroom projects during the week before Thanksgiving break. Each project was a unique way to help spread some Thanksgiving joy with others.
Communities in Schools Creates Virtual Reading Library
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Communities In Schools of Milledgeville and Baldwin County (CISMBC) has created a virtual reading library. As advocates for literacy and quality education, CISMBC understands the importance of reading to young students and do not let a pandemic get in the way of their mission. Because the virus limits in-person volunteer access at the schools, CISMBC decided to help parents, teachers, and students by supplying them with a virtual library of pre-recorded readings. Through the CISMBC virtual library, students have access to a variety of volunteers and a variety of children’s books. Every book makes a difference, and every reading is one step forward in a child’s literacy learning. To access the virtual library, click the link below.


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 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 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. 
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 happenings 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!
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