Friday, 17 February 2012 12:14
Friday, 17 February 2012 11:56
The Sixteenth Annual District 14 Special Education Teacher of the Year Luncheon was held on February 10 at the Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro. Special Education Teachers were chosen by their peers for this recognition. This dedicated group of individuals teaches students who have a variety of special needs on many different grade levels. Each teacher received a plaque, a trophy, a gift basket and the gratitude of their administrators who attended the event with them.
The recipients of the 2011 - 2012 Special Education Teacher of the Year are as follows: Appling County – Stormi Alexander, Bulloch County – Gail Tyson, Candler County – Stacy McCranie, Cedarwood Program – Eric Gray, Evans County – Denise Williamson, Jeff Davis County – Mary Susan Arnold, Toombs County – Debbie Dykes, Vidalia City Schools – Andrea Kelley, and Wayne County – Angela Schrum.
Georgia Teacher of the Year, Jadun McCarthy addressed provided a motivational presentation on what it takes to be a G.R.E.A.T teacher. Jadun was chosen to represent the over one hundred thousand teachers in Georgia for 2011 - 2012.
Thursday, 08 September 2011 15:26
Appling County High School in Baxley, Georgia has shown an increased rate of students passing different subtests of the High School Graduation test. They have had a school wide campaign and engagement contest regarding the content of the test. An initiative of the state’s GRADUATE FIRST Program, the team sponsored a contest among the subject halls for best decorating of their classroom doors and halls with the content of the test for students to review as they pass by for a month prior to the test administration.
Teachers and students worked together to present some interesting and creative displays. You would see an outline of the human body, timeline of history events, chemistry formulas, math problems and formulas, even poetry examples.
The prize for all their hard work? Faculty in the winning hall earned dress-down days! Students showed an increase in passing different subtests, and decrease in course failures!! Go Pirates!!
Friday, 26 March 2010 09:04In honor of our colleague, Carlene Ussery a scholarship fund for educators pursuing a degree in special education has been established. Those wishing to make a contribution may send a check to the Carlene D. Ussery Scholarship for Educators Promoting Special Education c/o The Metter Bank, PO Box 1160, Metter, GA 30439.