District News


Welcome back! We are ready for a new school year and are thrilled to be welcoming our new teachers this Thursday, July 24th and our veteran teachers Friday, July 25th. Our 2,200 students in PreK through grade 12 will be arriving on Wednesday, July 30th, and we are eagerly awaiting their return. The buildings have been cleaned and waxed, the grass has been cut, and teachers have been working on exciting lessons.

A couple of years ago, the Early County School System went through a strategic planning process incorporating business leaders, parents, students, and educators, and we created a mission statement. The mission of the Early County School System is: In a safe and caring environment, ECSS provides solid, nurturing, excellent educational opportunities empowering students for future success. We also created a 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. The commonalities of the two are that we want to prepare our students for the future by providing excellent educational opportunities. That’s our business every day. John Maxwell says, “Success is not a destination thing—it’s a daily thing.” Our goal is to turn our vision of being an excellent school system into action through what we do every day. We are looking forward to a great year!

Bronwyn Ragan-Martin, Ed.D., Superintendent



Early County School System will be hosting a System-Wide improvement meeting July 22, 2014, 10:00 AM at Early County Middle School Media Center.  We will be reviewing the Comprehensive LEA (Local Educational Agency) Improvement Plan (CLIP) and the ECSS Parent Involvement Plan.  ECSS continuously seeks parental and community input into school improvement.  Please join us in reviewing our plan and offering suggestions to improve Early County School System.

GEORGIA-PACIFIC SPONSORS BLAKELY TEACHER

TO ATTEND KEYSTONE SCIENCE SCHOOL’S STEM WORKSHOP

Teachers Learn “Keys” to Make Science Engaging 

Holly Strickland, ECMS Teacher receives scholarship
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New teacher orientation is Thursday, July 24th at 8:30 in the middle school media center.

The System-Wide meeting is Friday, July 25th at 8:30 in the middle school cafeteria.

Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Stella Smith accepts the award on behalf of the school system from Wayne Turner
and the GA Dept. of Audits and Accounts 

The Early County Board of Education was recently awarded the Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting by the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts. The award was established to recognize the better practices for financial reporting and controls. The award encourages Local Boards of Education to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles and recognizes individual school districts that are successful in achieving that goal.


The award of distinction was presented to organizations that submitted quality financial statements and supporting documentation in a timely manner, whose annual financial report was given an unmodified audit opinion and was free of any significant deficiencies or material weaknesses, and complied with all Transparency in Government requirements.  At his presentation to the Early County Board of Education on June 10, 2014, Department of Audits and Accounts representative Wayne Turner said that the Early County School System was in the 15% of systems audited this year that received this award. Superintendent Dr. Bronwyn Ragan-Martin praised Assistant Superintendent of Finance/CFO Stella Smith and her department for their work that culminated in this recognition.


9th Annual Early County Back to School Bash scheduled for July 22, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM has been canceled.



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.

Tuesday, July 22
Canning Plant Open - 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
After July 24 open by appointments only!
Thursday, July 24
Canning Plant Open - 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
After July 24 open by appointments only!
New Teacher Orientation
Friday, July 25
ECHS Basketball Cheerleaders Event- Princess for a Day
9-4 in New Gym
Pre-Planning
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM