Schley Elementary a ‘Highest Performing School’
Schley County Elementary School has been recognized as one of the "Highest Performing" schools in Georgia.
We are all extremely pleased with this accomplishment. Larry Stubbs, our superintendent, said our teachers, students, parents, Board of Education and administrators here worked timelessly to improve the education of our students.
The community support for our schools remains strong and is extremely important in what we are able to achieve. Everyone's cooperation and support are greatly appreciated.
Brian Hall, principal of Schley County Elementary, said, “We are extremely proud to be named to the rewards school list.”
Of roughly 2,289 public schools in Georgia, 78 made the rewards school list.”
This recognition is based on performance over three years and demonstrates high achievement across all subgroups. Parents, teachers, and especially students have put in a lot of work to reach this achievements.
“Highly - Performing” means a school that is among the top five percent of all Georgia Title 1 Schools in students’ test scores over a three -year period.
The Georgia Department of Education announced Oct. 31 the names of the 78 state highest performing schools.
“These schools are shining examples of what we can achieve in public education in Georgia,” State School Superintendent John Barge said in a statement. “I want to take what’s working at our Reward Schools and replicate that in every school in the state."
These are the schools making education work for all Georgians.
The High-Performing and High-Progress Schools, named "Reward Schools’ under the state's new accountability system, also managed to make significant progress in closing the achievement gaps.
There's not any school around the Schley County area that has made this High- Performing Award.
Thank you all, and congratulations to all of our students, teachers, parents , principals, staff and Board of Education members and administrators for your High-Performing Award.
Heys E. McMath IV — WOTC Player of Week
Heys E. McMath lV of Country Day School of Savannah is in his first season of playing football for the Hornets. The senior transferred from a boarding school in Virginia to play football at home.
He's being recruited by several division schools and he is making a difference playing with the Hornets and is the WOTC TV player of the week.
They played Wheeler County. The Country Day Quarter back was 11 of 17 for 131 yards passing with two touchdowns. He also ran for three touchdowns with 81 yards rushing on eight carries in a 45-13 win.
Heys says it's kind of easy to do your job when everyone around you are doing their jobs as well.
The Coach said at six--five, 200 pounds, he’s the largest one on the field most of the time. His performance has helped the Hornets from a losing streak.
There are many schools attending his football games in hope to recruit him into their schools next year.
Heys is the son of Heys E McMath lll and Marquine McMath of Savannah. His grandfather, Heys McMath Jr. and his great-grandfather were both raised in Americus. He also has aunt in Ellaville, Nancy McMath Young and husband Bobby and first cousin Frederick.
A special thank you
The Ellaville United Methodist Church thanks the community for supporting its barbecue, yard sale and bake sale held Nov. 3.
Everything in the bake sale was home-made by the women of the church. There were cakes, pies, old-fashioned fried pies cheese straws, brownies and large chocolate chip cookies. Oh how good.
This is an annual event that we have once a year at the church on the first Saturday in November.
Again thank you for your support.
Special Christmas lights in downtown Ellaville
The Schley County Board of Commissioners will be putting Christmas lights on our courthouse again this year. This will really make Ellaville shine and have a special Christmas for sure this year.
When you ride through town at night it's the prettiest place anywhere around. This is why we all need to renovate our courthouse.
Let me say thanks to the Schley County Board of Commissioners for their love of Christmas and the love of Schley County and for making our courthouse shine.
Special reminder for Ellaville-Schley Historical Society
The Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society reminds everyone about its Bake Sale that starts at 10 a.m. Saturday in front of Piggly Wiggly. In case of inclement weather, it will be moved into the M.E. Ellis Building, City Hall Conference Room beside the City Office.
This Bake Sale will help you out from not having to bake Thanksgiving desserts. There will be a lot to choose from.
Remember you can freeze your cakes, and some pies and other good things and take them out a day before Thanksgiving to defrost. You will not only be helping yourself and your family out with delicious Thanksgiving desserts, but you will be helping the Historical Society to preserve the history of Ellaville and Schley County.
We've had friends that have called and will be bringing us desserts from out of town. So make plans to come and buy your Thanksgiving cakes on this special day. We will be looking for each of you; come early and stay late.
City of Ellaville sponsors annual Christmas Parade
The City of Ellaville is planning its annual Christmas Parade which will start at 6 p.m. Dec. 1. The theme for the parade this year is “Home for the Holidays.” The theme this year is in appreciation for all veterans and current military personnel, those who will be home with their families this holiday season as well as those who are unable to be home.
They would like to have bands, tractors, floats, antique vehicles, horses, marchers and others in the parade If you enter a float, be sure to give the length and height.
You may pick up an entry forms at City Hall through Nov. 23 or call Debbie Pilcher at 937-2207.
After the parade, guess who will be in the park to see all of the little ones? That’s right; Santa Claus, and he will be in the parade as well. So get ready to come and sit on his lap and tell him what you want for Christmas.
We all hope to see you during the parade.
Schley Family Connection still needs coats
The Schley County Family Connection is still in need of coats for the children here in Ellaville and Schley County. These are for the needy children.
We need sizes 6 through 18 for boys and girls.
The cost of cleaning the coats will be taken care of by Southwest Farm Credit of Americus. The coats will be distributed the first week of December.
We will also take cash donations. Please call John Greene at 937-2591.
Schley Elementary a ‘Highest Performing School’
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