For Immediate Release
Jasper, Georgia – In a called Board of Education meeting this morning, Ms. Donna Enis was selected to fill the remaining term of the vacated seat of Katherine White. Ms. Enis was among five candidates who expressed their interest in serving our community in this capacity
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Pickens County Schools Teachers Selected as Fellows in the 2019 Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows
Pickens County School District is eager to announce the selection of three teachers from Pickens Junior High School as Fellows in the 2019 cohort of the Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows. These teachers representing PJHS were selected as one of 9 schools in the program’s fifth cohort and will join over 120 teachers from the program’s first four cohorts. The teachers selected for this honor are William Gay, Daniel Johnson, and Cynthia Swisher. The Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows is a competitive, three summer, two school year program that seeks to improve STEM teaching and learning for all students, especially underserved populations in STEM. Congratulations to these teachers!
REACH - Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen
REACH GA partners with eligible school systems to become a REACH participating school system. REACH school systems identify academically promising middle school students with a financial need who are then selected at the local level by community members and school personnel to become REACH Scholars. Donors partner with Pickens County School System by contributing money for the scholars. If you would like to donate to this wonderful program, please send a check to Pickens County Board of Education 100 D B Carroll St, Jasper, GA 30143 Atten: Anita Walker. Please write REACH in the memo section of the check.
If you have further questions, please contact Anita Walker at 706-253-1800 or 706-253-1700 or go to http://reachga.org/
Pickens County School System invites parents and community members to review upon request the textbooks being proposed for adoption at PIckens High School and Pickens Jr High School for the 2019-2020 school year.
If you would like to review any of the instructional material, please contact Anita Walker at 706-253-1800 to make an appointment. The material will be available until May 31, 2019.
The Pickens County School District developed a policy granting parents the freedom to request the school location for their children. Click below for policy details. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's principal or the Office of the Superintendent.
Pickens High School STAR Student Dale Smith
The Optimist Club of Jasper announced senior Dale Smith the 2019 PAGE STAR Student. Dale selected Dr. Kathy Daymude, a math teacher at PHS, as his STAR teacher. Dale earned this recognition for academic achievement and performance on the SAT. Congratulations to Dale and Dr. Daymude!KnowPickens Press Release>>
PHS Esports Rocket League Team Advances To State
The Pickens High School Esports Rocket League team is playing in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state championship June 16th at 4 PM. The team from PHS will be playing Calvary Day School of Savannah, GA. This is the first year the GHSA has included an Esports category in athletics. The match will be held online and played in a lab at PHS. The public is invited to attend and support this exciting event. Those wishing to participate should report to the front entrance of the high school at 3:45 for directions to the classroom. The public may also view the action online at twitch.tv/playvs.
PHS Cheerleaders Hold Cheerleading Clinic July 15th - 18th
The PHS Cheerleaders will be holding their annual cheer clinic for ages 4 through 12. Students will learn cheers, jumps, tumbling, dance, and stunts. See links below for more information and registration.
2019 Youth Dragon Basketball Camp at PHS
Basketball camp will be held June 10th through June 12th at Pickens High School for students in Grades Kindergarten through 8th. For more details, contact Coach Mike Duffy at PHS, 500 Dragon Drive Jasper, Ga.30143 | Office 706-253-1800 Cell 770-881-2906 firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the link below to access the registration form.
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All stakeholders are accountable for student learning and will strive for continuous improvement in student achievement.
Collaboration between students, schools, families and community is critical to student and district success.
Recruiting, retaining, and supporting dedicated employees is important to successful educational programs.
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Central Student Registration
Welcome to the Pickens County School District. Our Central Student Registration Facility is located at 158 D.B. Carroll Street, next to the Central Office Facility. We are open...
The Transportation Department is tasked with one of the most important missions in our school system: To provide safe, efficient transportation for the students of Pickens County.
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Educational Services and Assistance
Welcome to Pickens County Schools! Our Central Registration facility is located at 158 D.B. Carroll Street, Jasper, Georgia. During the summer, the Registration Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Please call to schedule an appointment.
The information below is necessary to register a student in the Pickens County School System:
- Student's Proof of Age
- Proof Authorized Person to Enroll Student
- Proof Residency in Pickens County Attendance Zone
- Immunization and Health Certificates
- Previous School Records
Pickens County Schools use Infinite Campus as our Online Grading and Student information system. Parents are allowed to establish an account or reset their password by emailing email@example.com. (This email must be sent from the parent or guardian email address listed in student's records.) If you need to update or change student information or email addresses, please send signed note to student's school.
The School Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
We would like to welcome you to the Parent and Community Resource Page of the Pickens County Schools website. The research is clear that when schools, families, and the community support each other, students of all backgrounds and ability levels achieve at higher levels.Click here for Parent and Community Involvement Information
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act includes the Child Find mandate. Child Find requires all school districts to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. This obligation to identify all children who may need special education services exists even if the school is not providing special education services to the child. The IDEA requires all States to develop and implement a practical method of determining whichchildren with disabilities are receiving special education and related services and which children are not. (20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3); Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, pages 72, 206-207).
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Spot Light on Attendance
Parents please write a note if your child is sick. All excuses must be provided to the school within 5 days of your child’s absence.
The Pickens County Parental Responsibility Act (Truancy Ordinance Section 42-7) allows for a child to miss (5) unexcused days.
"Bright Futures Begin with Good School Attendance."
All excuses, including medical and dental may be faxed directly to the District Attendance Office at (706) 253-1771, with the exception of PHS excuses.
If you have any questions regarding school attendance, please contact the Student Services Department District Attendance Data Clerk at (706) 253-1770.
Rita Nolan- (HCES, JMS) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Becky Prescott- (TES, HES, PJHS) – email@example.com
Sharmon Martin – PHS (706) 253-1800 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Something To Think About...
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things."
– Jean Piaget
"The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. "
– John F. Kennedy
"Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time."
– Rabindranath Tagore
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."
– Albert Einstein
"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
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