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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Monday, February 20, 2017
CHARACTER EDUCATION WORD FOR FEBRUARY: KINDNESS: Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions.
WORD OF THE WEEK: animosity (n): Ill will, hostility. The centuries of animosity between the feuding families led many to believe there was no chance for reconciliation.
Let's help Albany! FBLA is collecting items to help the city of Albany which was recently damaged by a tornado. Please bring in new toys, books, puzzles, school supplies, toiletries, and nonperishable food items by Wednesday. The first block class that brings in the most items will win a pizza party.
Any students that plan to do take MOWR classes either over the summer or next year must have qualifying scores and have spoken to Mrs. Collins about your plans prior to April 1. No one will be scheduled for MOWR classes after this date.
Junior or Senior students interested in applying for the Washington Youth Tour in order to win an all-expenses paid trip to our nation's capital need to see Mrs. Collins in the Guidance Office for an application. Tomorrow is the deadline.
Seniors please bring your college acceptance letters to Mrs. Collins so you can be featured on our new “College Acceptance Hall of Fame” wall.
The Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship – Deadline: February 24.
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.
The Missouri Canady Dudley Scholarship is now available. Seniors must be planning to pursue a degree in business administration or communications. This is typically a $1,000 scholarship. Deadline is March 16 to Mrs. Collins. Students are to provide a high school transcript, letter of recommendation from a school counselor, and a short essay describing themselves, including accomplishments and activities as well as college plans.
The Yeomans Scholarship is available to seniors that have been accepted into either law enforcement or a healthcare program of study. This is typically a $1,000 scholarship. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline is March 16 to Mrs. Collins. Students must complete an application form, submit transcript, two letters of recommendation (one from teacher/counselor and one from a community member) as well as a short essay describing their plans for the future and how this scholarship can help achieve those future plans. Applicants must also be willing to participate in an interview with the selection committee.
MEST scholarship through Robins Federal Credit Union – Deadline: March 17.
The Danny Stat Cat Athletic Booster Scholarship – Deadline: March 23 to Mrs. Collins.
Jefferson Energy Cooperative Scholarship – Deadline: March 24.
Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship – Applications available in the Guidance Office or online at http://baseball.dixie.org. Deadline: March 27.
The Margo Sommors Georgia Head Start Scholarship – Deadline: March 27 to Mrs. Collins.
The Julian and Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship – Deadline: March 30.
The Candace Canady Memorial Scholarship – Deadline: April 12 to Mrs. Collins.
The Ricky Gilmer Memorial Scholarship – Deadline: April 14.
There are several scholarships available to seniors that have been accepted to East Georgia State College that plan to attend the Swainsboro campus. Students must go to www.ega.edu/scholarships to apply.
Correll Scholars – Deadline March 1.
Leadership Merit Scholarship – Deadline April 15.
Jennings Family Leadership Scholarship –Deadline April 15.
Livingston Family Leadership Merit – Deadline April 15.
The "Our Girls Rock Too" Scholarship – Deadline: March 30.
The Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship is available to female seniors with a service background. Deadline: April 13.
The Tee to Green Golf Association Scholarship – Deadline: April 21.
Seniors willing to spend 15-20 minutes completing a survey about colleges in our area will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a scholarship ranging from $500-$4,000. Go to www.student-view.com to complete this survey. Deadline: April 22, 2017.
The Georgia Development Authority Scholarship – Deadline: April 28 to Mrs. Collins.
Samuel Lee "Jack" Vescuso Memorial Scholarship – Deadline: April 28.
Pin Hi Golf Scholarship – Deadline: April 28. Applicants need not to have played golf in order to be eligible.
Matthew Anders Memorial Scholarship – Deadline: April 28th.
The Geneva Moore Survivor Scholarship – Deadline: April 28. The Geneva Moore application is also available online. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1w3J10GJo3ly65DueDnAbZstAHRPJyYqbd3-QnHCIdVA/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link. Some forms will still need to be scanned.
The SunTrust Off to College Sweepstakes – Go to suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes. Two winners will be chosen every two weeks until May 12, 2017.
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.