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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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.
SHS BAND OF GOLD
received Superior rating at the GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation
Newest 1500 Club Members
Hunter Moore, Mercedes Hepworth, Dorminy Johnson, Madison Lawson, Lorie Love, Naomi Mason, Sierra Peebles, Celeste Rodriguez, & Chelsey Strowbridge
Livia Daniel named SHS Teacher of the Year
Friday, September 30, 2016
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: charisma (n): A quality that compels attention, admiration and desire. What the senator lacked in intelligence he made up for in charisma; everyone who met him found his presence to be enlivening.
2nd Annual Balling for a Cause will be held on October 8, 2016 in the SHS Old Gym starting at 10:00 AM. Cost is $5.00 for ages 13 and up. For more information contact Shon Corley, Jamie Worthen, or Kuwame Coleman.
Students interested in playing basketball must have a current sports physical on file by October 14.
Girls’ basketball tryouts will begin October 17 at 3:30pm. Anyone trying out must pick up a Teacher Recommendation Form and have it turned in to Coach Alex by October 14th. All participants must wear white t-shirt, black shorts, and basketball shoes during the tryout period.
Juniors and seniors who have lettered in a varsity sport: If you would like to order a Letter jacket, the order forms are available in A100. Orders and payments will be taken on Tuesday, October 18th during lunch.
Any former or current Family and Consumer Science student interested in joining the culinary team needs to see Ms. Daniels today for an application.
ONLY Students of iFOCUS that paid their DUES will have basketball practice on Monday, October 3 from 4pm -7pm at the Recreation Department for their 1st Basketball Game against the iFOCUS Team of Jefferson County on Saturday, October 8.
FFA will be going to the Perry Fair Oct. 11. The cost is $25 and due to Ms. Patrick today. FFA dues are $12.
FBLA members who would like to volunteer to work at the Swainsboro Jaycee Fair need to see Mrs. Torpy to sign up. Volunteers are needed for October 12-16.
On Wednesday, October 19th, sophomores will take the PSAT and juniors/seniors will take the ASVAB. This year, we are giving our freshmen and juniors the opportunity to take the PSAT for a fee of $15.00. They will be given a study guide and a practice test in order to prepare. The scores from the PSAT/NMSQT are used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program. *Fee waivers will be given to the first 10 juniors who sign up in the Guidance Office. See Ms. Pace or Mrs. Collins for more information.
Wendy's High School Heisman Award – Go to www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com to apply. Deadline: October 3.
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship Essay application is now available in the Guidance Office. Senior applicants must write a 700 word minimum essay on the topic of, "What would you propose to substantially reduce the incidence of gun violence in the United States and the around the world without taking away the legal rights of law abiding citizens to acquire and possess firearms?” Students must also submit a transcript. First place is a $5,000 scholarship. Deadline is October 20 by 3:00 pm to Mrs. Collins.
Horatio Alger Scholarship – apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org. Deadline: October 25.
Senator David Schafer Scholarship Essay is a $1500 scholarship for seniors. Visit www.davidschafer.com/scholarshipessay for more details. Deadline: December 1, 2016.
Altamaha Electric Membership Corporation $1000 scholarship. Deadline: January 25, 2017.
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, 2017.
The SunTrust Off to College Sweepstakes is open to senior applicants. There is no GPA or financial need requirement. Go to suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Two winners will be chosen every two weeks until May 12, 2017.
Seniors, Jostens representatives will return to take orders for your graduation announcements, accessories, and cap/gown on Thursday, October 13 during lunch. You must have $80 deposit in cash, check or money order made payable to Jostens. This will be your last opportunity to order graduation keepsakes at school.
Seniors, image choices and senior choice votes are due today. Please respond using the Google Form you received in your school email.
- Everyone should have received a flu vaccine consent form. If you would like to get a flu shot here at school, please return the signed consent form today. The Health Department will be in the school after fall break to administer the shots.
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.