Bring Your Own Device – Student Policy
Use of certain devices is permitted at Swainsboro High School as described below. Electronic devices are classified as disruptive, non-disruptive, and mobile phone devices. Permissibility of each type of device is described as follows:
Disruptive Electronic Devices
1. Recording devices, radios, pagers, laser pointers, and other electronic devices are deemed distracting to the educational environment. As such, these devices are not permitted in any area of SHS.
· Use of cameras on non-disruptive devices and cell phones to take still pictures or video is not permitted on school grounds, including transportation, unless under the direct supervision of a classroom teacher, counselor, or administrator.
2. The misuse of permissible electronic devices in a manner distracting to other students or school personnel is not allowed. The misuse of electronic devices includes, but is not limited to:
· Use of any electronic device in a classroom or other area of SHS not authorized by school personnel.
· Listening to video or audio (this includes use of ear buds or ear phones).
3. Ear buds and earphones may not be used or worn in any hallway or commons area between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
1. Non-disruptive devices are defined as electronic devices primarily used for educational purposes.
2. The categories of non-disruptive devices are (a) laptops, (b) net books, (c) tablets, & (d) e-readers.
3. These devices may be used:
a. During classroom instruction and in the Media Center as permitted and directed by school personnel.
b. During an approved privilege period as permitted and directed by school personnel.
1. Use of cellular phones (including smart phones) for the purpose of text or voice communication is not permitted during school hours.
2. Cellular phones may only be used as directed by school personnel. Otherwise, cellular phones are to be turned off or muted during school hours.
Consequences of inappropriate use of electronic devices
1st offense – Device confiscated for 2 school days.
2nd offense – Device confiscated for 5 school days.
3rd offense – Device confiscated for 10 school days.
4th offense – Device confiscated for the remainder of the school year.
· Refusal to relinquish a device violating this policy will result in an automatic Class II offense.
· SHS is not responsible for the theft, damage, or loss of a device brought to campus.
Students must have an acceptable use policy signed and on file at SHS. Students may connect to the internet using their internet provider.
Lost or Damage Device
SHS assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, or damage of an electronic device brought to school. Students bring these devices to school at their own risk.
Theft is a crime of opportunity! Students are directed not to leave their Smartphone or any other electronic device unattended. Putting one of these items on a table, in a class, etc. and walking away invites theft. Taking one of these items to the gym and placing it on the bleachers, in a book bag or in an unsecured locker invites theft. SHS administrators receive reports daily of thefts due to the owner of these items leaving them unattended. DO NOT LEAVE THESE ITEMS UNATTENDED! SHS staff routinely warns students they must keep an eye on their electronic devices. It takes less than a minute for a theft to occur.
ATTENTION STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Earning Units of High School Course Credit by Testing-Out
Beginning in school year 2013-14, a student may demonstrate subject area competency by testing-out of any course that has an associated End of Course Test (EOCT). Click here for more information.
All parents of students enrolled in the Emanuel County School System are invited to review and provide input on the Emanuel County Schools' Consolidated Improvement Plan. The CLIP is our school system improvement plan which is updated annually to identify system goals and objectives. The plan may be reviewed by visiting the Emanuel County Board of Education Office, located at 201 North Main Street Swainsboro, on Thursday, August 20, from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and/or on Friday, August 21, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Please contact Gail Greenway, Federal Programs Director, by phone at 478-237-6674 or by email at email@example.com for additional information.
Click here for more information.
We are pleased to remind our students who took the PSAT last year can link to Khan Academy, free of charge, to practice for the SAT or ACT or strengthen skills.
Students wanting a FREE personalized SAT experience should link their PSAT/NMSQT results to Khan Academy.
Click here for instruction on how to do this.
As a result, you will be able to:
· See personalized practice recommendations of skills
· Practice anytime, anywhere, at no cost
· Plus, access four FREE official practice exams from College Board.
Click here to see more SHS videos.
This year, Swainsboro High School is participating in Hines Ward’s Positive Athlete Georgia program, which awards the most positive high school student-athletes in every high school sport. Parents, coaches, administrators and fans can nominate any high school student-athlete for the awards, and every nominee has a chance to win corporately sponsored scholarships, which will be given away this Spring.
The deadline for nominations is March 15th, but early nominees may be featured in publications and recognized by local professional and college sports teams.
Click on the link below to nominate a positive athlete.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
CHARACTER EDUCATION WORD FOR JANUARY: TOLERANCE: a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward opinions, beliefs, and practices that differ from one's own.
WORD OF THE WEEK: pungent (adj): Causing a sharp sensation, as of the taste, smell, or feelings; biting; sharply painful. The blue cheese had such a pungent odor that a number of guests covered their noses when it was brought to the table.
****All students interested in playing a sport must have a current sports physical on file prior to tryouts. Sports physical forms can be picked up in A-100.****
Baseball tryouts will begin today at 3:20.
Boys’ soccer tryouts will be at the recreation department today starting at 5:45. Wear your cleats.
Tennis tryouts will be held on Monday January 23, Tuesday, January 24, and Thursday January 26 from 3:45-5:00 at East Georgia State College. If you have any questions stop by E-100 before or after school and see Mrs. Daniel.
FCCLA is selling flats and half flats of fresh Florida strawberries now until February 10th. See any FCCLA member or Mrs. Daniels to order. Flats are $25.00 (8 cartons) and half flats are $15.00 (4 cartons).
FBLA members interested in volunteering at the Region Leadership Conference today need to sign up with Mrs. Torpy.
FBLA members interested in selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts need to pick up an order form from Mrs. Torpy in room A105. All money and orders are due on Friday, February 3. Doughnuts will be delivered on Friday, February 10.
The Ronald McDonald National Scholarship –Deadline is tomorrow, January 18. Go to https://aim.applyISTS.net/RMHC to apply.
Altamaha Electric Membership Corporation $1000 scholarship. Deadline: January 25.
The Alice Dodd Memorial Scholarship – Deadline: January 26.
Senior Beta Club Members are eligible to apply for National Beta Club Scholarships at betaclub.org/scholarship. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000. Deadline is Jan 26, 2017.
The Georgia Farm Bureau scholarship – Go to www.gfbfoundation.org. Deadline: January 30.
Attention senior athletes, the GADA Scholarship is now available. This is a $1,500 scholarship. Applicants must have at least at least a B+ GPA, be ranked in the top 25% of your class and have an ACT composite of 24 or an SAT of 1500. Applicants must have also participated in two sports for at least two years and have earned at least one varsity letter in each of the two sports. You must complete the application/essay, and submit a letter of recommendation from Mr. Ware. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Applications are due to Mrs. Collins by February 3.
The Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship is now available. Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $5,000. Students majoring in science, medicine, engineering or math are given preference for the $5,000 scholarship. Students can stop by the Guidance Office for an application or it can be downloaded at www.pineland.net. Applications are due to Mrs. Collins in the Guidance Office by February 24. Applicants must be a US Citizen, be accepted to college, have at least a C GPA and express an interest in returning to their rural community after graduation from college. Applicants must complete the application, complete a 300 word essay, submit 2 letters of recommendation, submit 2 copies of your transcript and have a teacher or counselor complete an educator statement on your behalf. Applicants will also have to have an employee of Pineland Telephone endorse their application.
Eligible students can enter to win one of the $2,500 Discover scholarships by signing up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college at CollegeCovered.com/Assist. Deadline: February 28.
MEST scholarship through Robins Federal Credit Union – Deadline: March 17.
Seniors whose households are electrically served by the Jefferson Energy Cooperative that are planning to attend a technical college or college are eligible to qualify for scholarships ranging from $2,000-$5,000 from the Jefferson Energy Cooperative Foundation Scholarship. Seniors whose households are electrically served by the Jefferson Energy Cooperative that plan to become an electric utility lineman and plan to attend an accredited Line College are also eligible to apply. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and are due to Mrs. Collins by Friday, March 24. Students must submit an essay, official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, a comprehensive list of activities, and a 500 word essay describing personal goals in life, plans for the future and how this scholarship will help meet these goals. Students must also have at least a 2.5 GPA if planning to attend a technical college or a 3.0 GPA if planning to attend 2-4 year college.
The SunTrust Off to College Sweepstakes – Go to suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes. Two winners will be chosen every two weeks until May 12, 2017.
Males must wear the Class A uniform; females can wear a modest and conservative dress if they desire. The ball will be held at ECI and the cost is $25 for single or $40 for couples. Deadline for money is February 1. If you plan on going, you must sign up with Captain Sirmans or Sergeant First Class Robinson.
Hello SHS Tiger Fall Student Athletes!
Congratulations on your new school/athletic year!
We have posted all Fall Sports pics that were taken recently on picture day for your sport.
*Some of you have already ordered and those orders are ready for pick up at the studio now…
To view/order prints please use the attached form and bring it by the studio or simply order online through the online photocart…
To login go here: http://www.markwilliamsstudio.com/photocart/index.php
After creating an account on this page you will be logged in. (Remember your username and password for the next time you log in for any gallery on our site!)
After logging in simply click on the gallery that is titled “SHS Fall Sports and Cheer”.
At this point you will use this access code to enter the gallery to view and order:”shsfallsports2014” If you want to order either use the order form attached or place your order online…
**Most importantly: THIS GALLERY WILL ONLY BE ONLINE FOR 7 DAYS!!! AFTER THAT YOU MUST COME TO THE STUDIO TO ORDER OR CALL IN OVER THE PHONE.
SO PLACE YOUR ORDER OR MAKE A NOTE OF YOUR ORDER AND THE IMAGE # YOU ARE ORDERING FROM ON THE FORM YOU DOWNLOAD (WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL).
The textbooks, which can be accessed by visiting www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources, are currently available for middle and high school courses. They cover an array of content areas in Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, CTAE Electives, and several World Languages (Spanish, German, French, Latin, Chinese and Japanese). Textbooks available range from courses such as Coordinate Algebra, Analytic Geometry, and Biology to electives such as Web Design, Agriculture, and Healthcare Science.
Many of the textbooks feature supplemental or interactive content, including study guides, discussion questions, games, audio recordings, and quizzes. When learning about function families in a Coordinate Algebra textbook, students can hover over vocabulary words to view their definitions. In a Fundamentals of Web Design CTAE course, students can take interactive quizzes as they learn HTML.
These resources are aligned to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards and are free for use by schools, districts, or individuals. To access the textbooks and a list of subjects available, visit www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources, then visit the “click here” link under the “shared” heading. Visit www.gavirtuallearning.org to access more online-learning resources from the Georgia Department of Education.