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Swainsboro High School News

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Charlsey Kelly Emanuel US Senate Youth Nonimee Emanuel County Schools Select Charlsey Kelly as the System U.S. Senate Youth Nominee

Charlsey Kelly, a junior at Swainsboro High School, was selected as the Emanuel County Schools U.S. Senate Youth nominee. The United States Senate Youth Program was created to help outstanding high school students broaden their knowledge and understanding of Congress and the crucial role the Senate performs in the maintenance of our government.  The nominee must be a junior or senior who is currently serving in an elected or appointed capacity in student government, civic or education organizations.  Ms. Kelly will go on to compete at the state level of competition.

(Pictured L-R: Superintendent Dr. Kevin Judy, Charlsey Kelly, and Swainsboro High School Principal Dr. Denise Warnock)

Honorary Golden Radish Winners Emanuel County School System Receives Golden Radish Award for Farm to School Accomplishments

Georgia’s Departments of Agriculture, Education and Public Health, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and Georgia Organics came together at the historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot to celebrate over 40 percent of Georgia school districts with outstanding farm to school programs. Seventy-five school districts, serving more than one million students in Georgia, are now participating in farm to school.  These districts served more than 97 million school meals with local food items during the 2016-17 school year.

 

Emanuel County School System was recognized at the Honorary level for their accomplishments during the 2016-17 school year, including:

·         Hosting two "Farm Days", where the School Nutrition Department presented “Where in Georgia Are Our School Foods Grown" to primary and elementary students. Students took home seeds to take home to start gardens with. Students also talked to farmers, visited barns where they could pet goats, horses, cows and rabbits, sat on tractors and listened to high school FFA students explain how they work. Altamaha EMC joined by teaching students how they run power to all of the farms in the county.

SHS Fake News

This afternoon the Emanuel County Board of Education learned that a fake news site - breakingnews247.com - has posted a story that is circulating through social media stating a potential spreading of HIV by an 11th grade student at one of our schools. This website is a known prank website and should not be taken as real. “It is disappointing that someone would create a fake news story such as the one traveling around on social media,” stated school superintendent Dr. Kevin A. Judy. “Although probably intended to be funny, it unfortunately took away from our focus on students to address this issue that many believe to be true. I have contacted the provider and they readily agreed to remove the page due to the negative impact to the school and community. We appreciate their quick response to our concern.” The superintendent has been in touch with the Emanuel County Health Department to confirm that there is not a health risk to our students. Although this story is fake, the Emanuel County Nurse Manager, Jennifer Harrison, stated that anyone in the community that ever feels that they need to be tested can go the Emanuel County Health Department without an appointment time. The Emanuel County Schools take the safety and well-being of all of our students as a top priority of the school district.

Senior Jostens Orders

Attention Seniors: the time has come to order your senior graduation announcements, accessories, and cap & gown.  The Jostens Representative will be here to take your orders on Wednesday, September 27 during lunch and from 4-6 pm in the Commons Area.

Ordering now will ensure delivery with the rest of your class and eliminate any special handling charges.  Be sure to bring your $50 deposit in cash, check or money order made payable to Jostens.

One Call Now News Message
School Closing due to Hurricane

 
Emanuel County Schools will remain closed Wednesday, September 13, 2017.  The safety of our students, their families, faculty and staff is of the upmost importance.  The decision is remain closed another day is due to a large number of our families that remain without power and many of our roadways that are impassable.  We understand that families were affected by this storm in different ways.  Students unable to attend school beyond Wednesday will need to provide a parent note upon returning.
 
Emanuel County Schools will reopen on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at regularly scheduled times.
 
The Emanuel County Board of Education would like to extend our appreciation to all the road crews, safety workers, and others that have worked long hours to restore our community. Thank you for your efforts!
 

Nomination for Swainsboro High School CouncilĀ 

All Emanuel County schools are required to have school councils comprised of parents, teachers, business representatives from the community and the school principal. The school council focuses on school improvement, student achievement, and functions as an advisory body to Swainsboro High School.

Click here for more information and the nomination form.  Nominations must be made by submitting the form in person, by email or regular mail to Dr. Denise Warnock, SHS Principal, by Wednesday, September 13, 2017.   

SHS v. ECI - Advance Ticket Sales

Tickets to the August 25 Swainsboro High School v. Emanuel County Institute football game may be purchased in advance at either school beginning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 23 and ending at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 24. 

Tickets are $7, cash only.

School Closing

Emanuel County Schools Cancelled for Monday, August 21, 2017 


In light of the recent recall of glasses sold to view the solar eclipse and careful consideration of the concerns expressed by families and staff, Emanuel County Schools has cancelled school for Monday, August 21, 2017 for all students and staff. We have been contacted by the vendor with concerns that not all the glasses sent to the district met the industry standard requirements. Teachers are providing lessons with great learning activities this week to educate children about this phenomenal event. 
We hope that families are able to enjoy sharing this lifetime event with their children.

Blood Drive

SHS FBLA is hosting a Shepeard Center Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 8:30am - 2:30pm.  Donors must be at least 110 pounds, 16 years old, and present a donor or picture id.  SHS students must have a signed parent permission form turned in to give.  Permission forms can be picked up at Swainsboro High School.

2017-2018 Meet the Tigers

"Meet the Tigers" will be held on Thursday, August 17 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the SHS new gym. Please come and meet the Tigers and enjoy the activities planned. The SHS Athletic Booster club will have a table set up to give out Corporate Sponsors' and Century members' All-sports passes for those who have not received them.  Also, SHS football reserve seating will go on sale at this time.

2017-2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The 2017-2018 Swainsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at Tiger Field on September 29th during halftime of the Metter  football game. Applications can be found on the SHS athletic website or can be picked up from Swainsboro High School.

SHS Parent Meeting

Swainsboro High School will host a parent meeting August 15, 2017 to review documents and solicit parent input at the following times:
Parent Involvement Plan at 6 pm
School Compact at 6:15 pm
School-wide Plan at 6:30
The annual Title I Parent meeting will follow at 6:45 p.m.

Mental Health Awareness

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities, Office of Behavioral Health Prevention, has created a 30-second PSA promoting mental health awareness and reducing stigma.

Summer Water Safety

With summer upon us, local agencies are reminding Georgians of the importance of water safety.

Swainsboro High School  |  689 S. Main St  |  Swainsboro, GA 30401
Phone: 478.237.2267  |  Fax: 478.419.1134