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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!
Pictures and payments for senior adds are due Friday.
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Important Senior Information:
· JOSTENS: Jostens will deliver Senior items March 24 and April 13 during the lunch period in the Media Center
· DEBTS: 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. No checks are accepted to pay for debts. CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY!
· GRADUATION ATTIRE: Females must wear a black dress with black shoes (no flip flops). Males must wear black pants, white button down shirt (with collar), black tie, and black dress shoes. There is still plenty of time to borrow these items if necessary.
· CAP & GOWN: You must have a black cap and gown, gold “S” stole, and 2016 tassel to participate in graduation
· PRACTICE: Graduation practice is mandatory in order to participate in the ceremony. Practice will be Friday, May 27 at 9:00 am
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.
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
Friday, November 20, 2015
CHARACTER EDUCATION WORD FOR NOVEMBER: Thankfulness: Feeling or expressing gratitude, appreciative.
WORD OF THE WEEK: capricious (adj): Unsteady; inconstant; acting on whim. Holly Go-Lightly was known for her capricious ways, always acting on impulse and never one for sticking to a task.
- Today is the last day to purchase your basketball spirit shirts. "Straight OUTTA SWAINSBORO TSHIRTS" All money and orders are due by tomorrow. A table will be set up in the commons area during lunch or you can see a basketball coach, player, and or cheerleader.
- Anyone wishing to purchase basketball season passes for $50 or reserved seating passes for $75, please see either Coach Alex, Coach Andrews, Coach Pace, or Coach Neal.
- FBLA is partnering up with the Swainsboro Jaycees for their annual Empty Stocking Fund can food drive. Please bring can food items to help those in need. Cans will be picked up on December 8. The class with the most cans collected will be honored with a class pizza party sponsored by the Swainsboro Jaycees.
- iFOCUS would like to invite all students, faculty and staff family members out to their 1st After-School Community Event tomorrow at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church Gymnasium. There will be a carnival and a basketball tournament for families from 10am-3pm. The award ceremony will be held during the Bow-Tie Meet and Greet Feast from 6pm-9pm on the SAME DAY! All participants are asked to check with President Virgil, VP Joe, Secretary Trashawn, or Treasurer Eric for more information by this Friday before leaving school, especially those who THINK they will be able to stick with Dr. Rob on the basketball court.
- GCEL Scholarship - Must be a senior, have at least a 2.5 GPA, submit scholarship packet which includes essay, sealed official transcript, SAT/ACT scores and 1 recommendation letter. Must also be able to prove acceptance to college by September 30, 2016. Deadline is January 5, 2016 Go to www.gcel.org to apply. This is a $1000 scholarship.
- The Altamaha Electric Membership Corporation Scholarship - Deadline: January 29, 2016.
- Scholarship opportunity for sophomore, junior or senior students. If you have at least a C average, are a Christian and play at least one sport at the varsity level, you may be eligible for a $2,000 Playing with Purpose scholarship. Go to www.playingwithpurpose.org. Deadline is February 1.
- Prom dues are discounted until Christmas break. Seniors- $35, Juniors- $70 (pays for both years and due before Promfest). Don't miss out on this early bird special. See Mrs. Claxton in the Media Center.
- Attention Students: If you are wanting to get your Driver’s License but you are still needing to take your Joshua’s Law Driver’s Education Course, now is your opportunity. Southeastern Technical College is offering this 4-week course for FREE beginning January 11, 2016. There are only 25 seats available between SHS and ECI and applications are on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested in taking this course, see Mrs. Pressey to get an application. Applications must be returned by December 11 at 3:00.
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.