As usual, the beginning of the school year has been very busy. The students returned from summer vacation to a refurbished and renovated building with new paint, tile, air conditioning, lighting, and plumbing. Students were pleased to see a change in the dress code for this year, which allows them to wear their shirts untucked.
Another change this year is the requirement of Computing in the Modern World for those freshmen entering the ninth grade in 2015-16 and subsequent years. Our Board of Education approved this requirement this summer. This change resulted from the diligent work of our Technology Committee, which was comprised of teachers and administrators from all three schools. This committee outlined each technology skill set expected at each grade level (1-12). We are very grateful to Mrs. Marge Hamlin, who volunteered to co-chair this committee and provided insight into what would be expected of our students once they graduate. It was determined that high school students should be proficient at keyboarding, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, internet and social media protocols, and research strategies.
We have been fortunate enough to form a partnership with Central Georgia Technical College in Roberta. Lori Harnist comes to our campus three periods per day to teach the Computing in the Modern World class. By requiring this class, we hope to prepare our students for the challenges that a digital society presents.
Our football team enjoyed a successful season with a final record of 8-2. We are looking forward to returning to region competition next year. Our girls' softball team had another successful season highlighted by a return trip to the state playoffs. The football and softball teams had great senior leadership. These seniors will be sorely missed next season.