Click here for details and to print the nomination form. 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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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
Angela Hooks named SHS & ECS Teacher of the Year
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
CHARACTER EDUCATION WORD FOR AUGUST: Positive Attitude - A positive attitude helps you cope more easily with the daily affairs of life. It brings optimism into your life, and makes it easier to avoid worries and negative thinking. Positive attitude manifests in the following ways: Positive, constructive, and creative thinking, motivation and energy to do things and accomplish goals, an attitude of happiness.
WORD OF THE WEEK: arduous (adj): Difficult; laborious.The hikers found the climb arduous; by the time they reached the summit they were tired and sore.
This week is CTSO Rush Week at SHS. Starting today, students joining FBLA, FCCLA, TSA, and/or FFA this week will receive a treat and a jeans pass for the October club day. To join, see your CTSO advisor or go to the table set up at lunch to sign up and pay your dues.
Students of iFOCUS are reminded to pay their $25 Dues and to turn in their Mentor Form by club day THIS Friday.
Drama Club dues are $15. See Ms. Smith in A101 by September 14.
Students interested in participating in Science Olympiad this year need to see Mr. Mendieta this week (B-111).
FFA Dues are $12. See Ms. Patrick to pay those.
Beta Club dues - $10/returning members and $20/new members. Deadline is tomorrow, August 31. See Mrs. Riner in E-104.
FBLA dues - $15 or $25 for dues and a t-shirt. FBLA is selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts. You can sell doughnuts to pay your dues, t-shirt, and trip to Rally. Order forms are due to Mrs. Torpy by Friday, September 9. See Mrs. Mary Mason, Mrs. Torpy, or Mrs. Cherie Hooks to get an order form.
The FBLA Fall Motivational Rally will be held on Thursday, October 13 at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, GA. Cost is $40. You must be an FBLA member to attend. You must register and pay by Friday, September 9 to attend. Please see an FBLA adviser for additional information.
The Sudie Fulford Learning Center is providing SAT review sessions for the NEW, re-designed SAT. The math review is scheduled for Sept 19-22. Reading is scheduled for Sept 26-29. One week costs $10. If you attend both reviews, the cost is $15 total. The deadline to register is September 15. See Mrs. Collins if you are interested.
Wendy's High School Heisman Award – Go to www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com to apply. Deadline: October 3.
The Horatio Alger Scholarship – apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org. Deadline: October 25.
There will be NO CREDIT RECOVERY TODAY.
Members of the 2018 ring committee, there will be a meeting tomorrow at 9:30 am in the conference room. If you have any questions see Mr. Mendieta.
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.