What is Smart Snacks in School?
Simply put, Smart Snacks in School is a healthy end to the days of vending machines loaded with soft drinks, candy, pastries and chips that students bought generating additional and much needed revenue for schools. Starting July 1st, 2014 USDA regulations go into effect limiting the amount of calories, fat, sodium and sugar found in ALL FOODS sold during the school day. In the past competitive food sales had little or no regulation which inturn under minded the wellness of our students. Few foods were not allowed because they were considered to have no nutrition value. Items like chewing gum, and ice waters are just two examples. There were more foods allowed than not allowed. USDA's federal regulation titled "Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School" as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, sets new standards for all foods sold. USDA starteddown this new road to wellness with the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs by setting new standards for healthy meals but that only fixed half of the problem. It did not include other foods sold throught out the day at breaks, in school groups and clubs, and as fundraisers plus at many other events during the school day. Smart Snacks in School fills the gap between breakfast and lunch regulations and provides guidelines for a healthier student. (for more information click here)
ECMS Kicks Off the CRCT!
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Early County School System is trying something new! We are adding web based information sessions for parents. Our first session is the Test Taking Workshop that was presented at Early County Middle School February 27, 2014. Check out the workshop and information for testing in the Early County School System at Test Taking Workshop for Parents! Please let us know what you think about the workshop and other information you would be interested in by completing the short evaluation on the web page.
Early County School System announces the nominations for the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. One of these nominations from each school will be a candidate for School Teacher of the Year and a candidate for District Teacher of the Year. The District Teacher of the Year will participate in the Georgia Teacher of the Year program. We are honored to recognize the following teachers for their leadership and innovation in the classroom. They are not only a role model for other teachers, but also a shining example of public education at its best in Early County.
Early County Elementary School - Pam Childs, Casey Cleveland, Alicia Harrell, Kim Jester, Teresa Price, Nan Stuart, and Amy Taylor.
Early County Middle School - Suzette Middleton and Teresa Mitchell.
Early County High School - Windy Cox, Keith Gore, Tammy Kilgore, Lashonda Smith and Natasha Wimberly.