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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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.
FBLA Region Leadership Conference Winners
Lelyn Stewart - 6th place in Business Communication
Jessica Rios - 5th place in Computer Application
Malik Baker, William Collum, Adrienne Gardner - 2nd place in Digital Video Production
Jency Stevens - 10th place in Introduction to Business Communication and 1st place in Introduction to Business Presentation
Esmeralda Hernandez - 3rd place in Introduction to Business Communication
Austin Oglesby - 10th place in Introduction to Financial Math
Hunter Mills - 1st place in Introduction to Information Technology and 4th place in Impromptu Speaking
Evans Key, Rebecca Palmer, and Becky Mason - 5th place in Marketing
Curstin Burke, Caleb Rich, and Kent Womack - 2nd place in Public Service Announcement
Kirsten Gray - 1st place in Introduction to Business Presentation
Joe Cephus - 1st place in Job Interview
Curstin Burke - 1st place in Public Speaking I
Hannah Gomez - 2nd place in Public Speaking II
Our chapter also placed 2nd in Largest Local Chapter for Region 4.
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, February 5, 2016
CHARACTER EDUCATION WORD FOR FEBRUARY: Kindness: the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
WORD OF THE WEEK: amicable (adj): Friendly or peaceful. Despite their divorce, the couple remained on amicable terms, meeting for dinner and a movie once a month.
- Any senior participant of the basketball program who has not received their Senior Night form, needs to see Ms. Pace.
- The Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department is holding Spring Sports Registration through February 19 from 9:00-5:00. First time participants must take a birth certificate. Registration fee is $30.
- FCCLA members who are going to Region competition Saturday Feb. 27th need to go to Mrs. Daniels' room to sign up.
- FBLA doughnut order forms are due today. Doughnuts will be delivered on February 12.
- The Sudie Fulford Learning Center is providing SAT review sessions for the NEW, re-designed SAT. The math review is scheduled for Feb 22-25. Reading is scheduled for Feb 29-March 3. One week costs $10. If you attend both reviews, the cost is $15 total. The deadline is February 18. See Mrs. Collins if you are interested.
- The Senator David Schafer Scholarship Essay –Visit www.davidschafer.com/scholarshipessay for more details. Deadline: February 15.
- Easy potential scholarship opportunity. Seniors planning to attend college can go to www.collegecovered.com/assist to enter their name and email address for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship from Discover. Deadline is February 29.
- Pineland Telephone Cooperative/Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship – Deadline: March 1.
- Robbins Federal Credit Union Scholarship – Deadline: March 18. Turn in to Mrs. Collins.
- Jefferson Energy Cooperative Foundation Scholarship – Deadline: March 21. Turn in to Mrs. Collins.
- Jefferson Energy Lineman Scholarship – Deadline: March 21. Turn in to Mrs. Collins.
- The Julia and Jan Hester Scholarship is available to senior students that plan to attend a college in the state of Georgia that is at least two years in length. This is a $1,000 scholarship. Students must complete the application, activity record, submit teacher recommendation page, as well as high school transcript and test scores. Student must also complete the following essay prompt, "What do you think is the most important aspect of community banking? Why? Has a specific community bank made an impact on you?". This scholarship will be based on academic merit not financial need. Scholarship application is available in the Guidance Office. Application is due to Mrs. Collins on April 4, 2016.
- The Candace Canady Memorial Scholarship is now available. This is a $1,000 scholarship. Students must be meet the following criteria: senior student accepted to an accredited college, be a Christian and member of a local church, attend church regularly and attend youth group regularly. Must submit 3 letters of recommendation. A more detailed list of the criteria can be found on the application. Scholarship application is available in the Guidance Office. Application is due on April 11 to Mrs. Collins.
- Matthew Anders Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is available to any senior enrolled or accepted in a degree or diploma program at Southeastern Tech. The student should reflect interest in sports endeavors at Swainsboro High School along with involvement in extracurricular school activities, have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better, and be enrolled full time. One (1) $200 scholarship will be awarded and paid Fall Semester after attendance is established. Applications can be found in the Guidance Office. Deadline is April 22nd to Mrs. Collins.
- Senior Signature shirts are now on sale. Cost is $20 and must be paid when ordering. Stop by C-104 to sign the template and order yours today.
- Students, yearbooks are on sale for $55, but they won't be for long. Be sure to purchase yours before the price goes up at the end of the month! You must order in the next two weeks if you want a personalized book. See Miss Cifu in A111 for an order form.
- JROTC is hosting a military ball. All cadets from this semester and the past semesters are invited. The price is $20 per person and the money is due February 12. Cadet’s date does not have to be a member of JROTC.
- The Swainsboro Rotary Club will host the Pine Tree Festival Pageants on April 23.
Applications for the Miss SHS/Miss SMS Pageants can be picked up in the front office. Deadline to apply is March 17. Entry fee is $35.
- Students registered to take the ACT at SHS this Saturday, February 6 should make sure that they have their admission tickets printed and a picture ID (Driver’s/Learner’s License). If you do not have an ID, come to the guidance office as soon as possible.
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.