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January 22- 9th grade Parent/ Student meeting at 6:00 p.m.
February 19- Grades 9-11 Registration Night 6-7:30 p.m.
October 15- 8:00a.m. ASVAB/PSAT
October 24- Academic Champions
October 25- ACT at SHS 7:45 a.m.
November 18- Apply to College Day for all seniors
February 7- ACT at SHS 7:45 a.m.
May 5- 9th-11th Honors Invitational Program 9:00 a.m.
May 7-Senior Honors Night 6:00 p.m.
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.
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Grade level parent night dates will be posted soon!
JOSTENS ORDERS, PAYMENTS, DELIVERIES
- Jostens Senior Presentation: September 18, 9:00 a.m. in the Auditorium
- Senior Order Day/Parent Night: September 23, Lunch Period AND 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Commons Area
- Senior Order Make Up Day: October 16, Lunch Period, Commons Area
- Senior Delivery Days: March 24 and April 13, Lunch Period, Media Center
- If you have NOT had senior pictures taken (by Mark Williams Studio) and want to be included in the 2016 yearbook, plan to have basic portraits taken at the School Session to be held Tuesday, September 1.
- If you will be doing this, please be sure to let Ms. Cifu know to include your name.
- You must wear regular dress code clothing to school and bring your casual outfit to change into for pictures.
- Once senior portrait galleries are live, you will have a limited amount of time to select which ones you want to appear in the yearbook.
- Choices should include 1 formal (tux/drape), and 2 casual.
- Pay attention to the announcements for the deadline by which choices should be submitted to Ms. Cifu.
- All debts must be cleared before you graduate. We encourage you NOT to wait until the last minute to pay your debts from previous years. You will have LOTS of things to pay for in the spring. Now might be a good time to clear the debt issues.
- No checks are accepted as payment of debts. Cash or money order only.
· Females: You should wear a black (or dark) dress and black shoes; closed or open-toed. No flip-flops!
· Males: Black pants (NO JEANS; NO KHAKI), white shirt, black tie and black dress shoes.
· You will need to order a cap, gown, and tassel from Jostens or borrow one from a 2015 graduate.
· You have plenty of time to buy or borrow these items. You will be pulled and not allowed to participate in your graduation ceremony if not appropriately dressed.
GRADUATION & GRADUATION PRACTICE
- We will practice May 27 at 9:00 am and it is MANDATORY if you plan to participate in the ceremony. Graduation is Saturday, May 28, 2015.
STAY IN THE KNOW!! To keep up with all the stuff you have to remember about senior year, like the SHS Senior Information page on Facebook. We will keep you updated about deadlines, dates, and everything else you need to know. Parents are also encouraged to like the page.
All Emanuel County schools are required to have school councils. The school council focuses on school improvement, student achievement, and functions as an advisory body to Swainsboro High School. The school council is comprised of parents, teachers, business representatives from the community and the school principal.
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Swainsboro High School will hold its annual Title I parent meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2014, at 6 p.m. in the school media center. The school's Title I program and its benefits for students, parents and the school will be presented, as well as information about the Georgia's new accountability system. All Swainsboro High School parents and community members are encouraged to attend. For additional information, contact Dr. Denise Warnock at (478)237-2267 or Mrs. Gail Greenway at 478-237-6674.
Newest 1500 Club Members
Hunter Moore, Mercedes Hepworth, Dorminy Johnson, Madison Lawson, Lorie Love, Naomi Mason, Sierra Peebles, Celeste Rodriguez, & Chelsey Strowbridge
Angela Hooks named SHS & ECS Teacher of the Year
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
CHARACTER EDUCATION WORD FOR SEPTEMBER: Respect: A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
WORD OF THE WEEK: oblique (adj) Neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; indirect; obscure. Not wanting to come right out and speak about the problem, Mi Soon raised the delicate subject in an oblique way.
- Students interested in going to the FBLA Fall Motivational Rally at the Perry National Fairgrounds need to see Mrs. Torpy or Mrs. Hooks. The cost is $40 and is due by September 18.
- Students who are interested in joining Beta Club need to see Mrs. Riner in E-104. Dues are $20 for new members and $10 for returning members. The deadline for dues is September 4.
- Students interested in joining TSA should attend the meeting on Friday, September 4th, at 3:15 in room E111. Dues are $15 and can be given to Mrs. Robertson. Please see Mrs. Robertson in E111 to pick up a member form and if you have any questions.
- Drama Club meeting Thursday, September 3 at 3:15 in the auditorium for those interested in joining. Dues are $15. See Ms. Clay or Ms. Smith.
- FFA dues are $12 for those wanting to join. See Ms. Patrick in D131.
- FBLA members that sold doughnuts are reminded that the money is due September 4. Turn money and forms in to Mrs. Torpy or Mrs. Cherie Hooks.
- FBLA dues are $15. T-shirts are $15.
- FBLA is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, September 4. Student donors must be 16 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and have a parental consent form. Forms can be picked up from Mrs. Hooks or Mrs. Torpy. Sign up to save three lives today.
- The Horatio Alger Scholarship – apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org. Deadline: October 25.
- The College Probe Fair will be held Tuesday, September 22, from 1:30-3:00 in the old gym. Representatives from colleges will be present to discuss your future educational plans.
- If you are interested in participating in the SAT review sessions at East Georgia, please see Mrs. Collins in the Guidance Office. This is a great way to get your scores up! Math Review is from Sept 21-24 from 4-6 pm, Reading/Writing Review is from Sept 28-Oct 1 from 4-6 pm. Cost is $10 for one or $15 for both. Deadline to register for review: September 18.
- Are you interested in video production? SHS has need of your talents in front of and/or behind the camera. If you are interested meet in the Media Center next Wed right after school. See Mr. Barron for details.
- Want a deal? Pay your prom dues before Christmas break and receive a discount! Seniors- $35, Juniors- $70 (This pays for both years. All Juniors need to have their dues paid before Promfest, so don't miss out on this early bird special.) All dues should be paid to Mrs. Claxton in the Media Center.
- Juniors: It is NOT too late to get a class ring paid for or ordered! If you need to make a payment, you use your invoice received in the mail to pay online or call our Josten's representative. If you haven't ordered a ring and would still like to, THERE IS TIME. Contact Mrs. Gunn or Josten's if you need any assistance with either of these things!
- The East Georgia State College Bobcat Dash with a Splash 5K Water Run will be held September 11. For more information, flyers are available in the front office.
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As you are likely aware, the United States has been experiencing a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with severe respiratory illness that has been especially harmful to children. At the same time, you and your communities may also have questions about the Ebola virus. To address both public health concerns, the U.S. Department of Education and our federal health partners have a number of informational resources to share with you.
Almost all of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-confirmed cases this year of EV-D68 infection have been among children. Many of the children had asthma or a history of wheezing. Many parents continue to be worried about the outbreak and want information about what they can do to prevent illness and protect themselves and their families. The CDC has developed information and resources for parents about EV-D68. Please help us to address parents’ questions and concerns and make them aware that these resources are available.
Below are CDC resources about EV-D68 developed for parents:
Kevin A. Judy, Ed.D.
Emanuel County Schools
201 N. Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401
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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.