District News

On November 4, 2014, The Early Birds Show Choir from Early County Elementary School, under the direction of Mrs. Sharon Hunt, participated in the annual Fall Choral & Theatre Festival at the Cultural Arts Center in Dothan, Alabama.  They were the youngest in their division and the only elementary school Show Choir to participate.  As a result of their performance, they were awarded the Spirit Award trophy.  This award is given by the judges and is based on professionalism, encouragement to other choirs and a positive attitude while at the festival.

This Early Birds Show Choir has made history as being the very first Show Choir at Early County Elementary School. They are an auditioned group of twenty-four 5th grade students who diligently work toward making this Show Choir the best that it can be.  


The photo:

Girls (Standing, L to R):  Madison Jackson, Charlye Allen, Christina Houston, Elisa Liles, Addison Brown, Baxley Williams, Carsyn Cooper, Mekenzie Wilbourn, Kaitlann Felch, Jane Anne Smith, Macy Middleton, Micahlyn Grist, Delaney Purvis, Ella Floyd.

Boys (Kneeling, L to R):  Malcolm Brown, Erik Rapozo, Tanner Williams, Tyler Brown, Andre Powell, Billy Gray Roland, Ryan Foster, Tyler Williams, RaSean Williams, Jackson Cullifer.




ECHS senior Connor Weaver signed with Armstrong State University to play softball Friday, Nov. 14 as her grandparents and coaches looked on. Weaver was named to the second all region team during her freshman year and made first team all region during her final three years playing for the Lady Cats. She plans to major in sports medicine. Looking on as she signed were from left, her grandfather James Weaver, Alabama Fury traveling team head coach Wade Hussey, ECHS Lady Cats head coach Tommy Holloman and her grandmother Rhonda Weaver. 


Georgia Milestones Assessment System

This Georgia Milestones Assessment Video is a short, animated video which provides a friendly overview of our new assessment.

This video highlights the purpose of the assessment, the types of questions that students will see, and the types of feedback that students, parents, and educators will receive.


November is Parent Engagement Month in Georgia!
November 20, 2014 is National Parent Involvement Day!

Read State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge's Thank You Letter To Parents!

In November 2010, Georgia recognized the importance of Parent Engagement in a Resolution signed by Georgia leaders.  In 2013, Governor Nathan Deal Proclaimed November as Parent Engagement Month in Georgia. Parents play an integral part in their child's education and Georgia recognizes the importance of the partnership between parents and the school system.  The Georgia Department of Education a wealth of resources available for parents on the Parent Engagement page of the Georgia Department of Education website. Also, a November Parent Engagement Calendar full of tips and suggestion for being involved for the month of November is available. 
This year, Georgia is kicking off the I CAN Play A Role Campaign.  Watch the 2014 Parent Engagement Month Kickoff Celebration Video then take your "I CAN Play A Role Pledge" online!  Thanks to all our parents who get involved and stay involved!   


The Early County School System has had a reputation of delivering excellent educational opportunities for many years.  State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge released October 30, 2014 that Georgia's high school graduation rate (students who graduate four years after entering 9th grade) has increased again.  This year the rate is 72.5% and this is the third straight increase in state rate.  In continuing with Early County's legacy of delivering outstanding education opportunities for students, Dr. Bronwyn Ragan-Martin and Mr. David Ferry, school superintendent and ECHS principal, are proud to announce that Early County High School's graduation rate was 80% for 2014 graduation class which is 7.5% higher than the state average.  "What a testament to how hard all of the schools work to prepare our students to graduate high school and go on to be productive citizens" said Dr. Ragan-Martin.  "I am so proud of all the schools in our system and want to thank them for their hard work and perseverance."


Our Mission ~ Our Vision

Mission:
In a safe and caring environment, ECSS provides solid, nurturing, excellent educational opportunities empowering students for future success.
 
Vision:
Early County School System will distinguish itself by preparing students for meaningful lives and service to humanity by instilling knowledge, skills, and values coupled with excellent learning opportunities--turning vision into action.

Mon, Nov 24 - Sun, Nov 30
Thanksgiving Holidays
Tuesday, November 25
Basketball vs. Bainbridge at Home
6:00 PM
Monday, December 1
BECYFL Banquet - Cafeteria
Tuesday, December 2
Lunch with the Superintendent
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Early County Middle School Lunchroom
ECES PTO General Assembly
5:30 PM
ECES Cafeteria
Basketball at Miller County
6:00 PM