More than 35 policies were recently reviewed and revised by the Pickens County Board of Education in an ongoing attempt to keep the district abreast of current issues and to strategically improve schools. The policy review was an objective the board set for themselves during a recent self-assessment.
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The 2014 session for General Assembly will be here before you know it. I want to offer an opportunity for you to meet with me, Representative Rick Jasperse, and Senators Charlie Bethel and Steve Gooch on November 21, personally. [Read more »]
Jasper Middle School’s Boys and Girls cross country teams competed in the North Georgia Mountain League Championship in Ellijay on October 15. The boys team took first place with a total time of 1:07:45. The girls team placed second with total time of 1:21:47.
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In late September students from Jasper Middle School entered their compositions into the statewide Fire Safety Essay Contest. Of all the entries throughout the state, two winners came from J.M.S. Notified by State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, first place went to Hannah Hardison and second was given to Laura Swancey. Congratulations girls!
The Pickens County School Board presented Sheriff Donnie Craig with the G.S.B.A.’s (Georgia School Board Association’s) Partnership Commendation. Board Chair Wendy Lowe read the proclamation to the assembled congregation outlining his contributions to the school system since his election in 2009. Those include providing school resource officers, participating in childrens charities and involvement in various school functions. Below, Craig is congratulated and thanked by Superintendent Dr. Lula Perry as Dr. Dan Fincher of the board looks on.
“She dreamed of a day when the under-served could walk into a place where they would find help writing a resume, learn what to expect during a job interview, take the first steps toward getting a G.E.D, in short—she dreamed of a place where a beaten, defeated person could dare to hope.”