Richmond County School System Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

The Richmond County School System will host the Battle of the Bands on November 5, 2017 at Butler High School starting at 3 PM, with doors opening at 2 PM. Participating bands include the Academy of Richmond County, Butler High, Cross Creek High, Hephzibah High, T.W. Josey High, Lucy C. Laney High, Westside High, and Morgan Road Middle. 

Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at each of the participating schools for $15. Advance tickets are only available until October 31. Proceeds from advance tickets will be used to support our area band programs directly. Tickets will also be available on the day of the event. For questions regarding this event, please click here. 

First Annual Augusta National Eating Disorder Association Walk

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The First Annual Augusta National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Walk will be on Saturday, November 4 at Lake Olmstead Park. Check-in time will be at 9 AM with the opening ceremony beginning at 10 AM. NEDA is a non-profit organization that helps those with eating disorders connect with help as well as their families and loved ones. They provide a 24/7 helpline for those in crisis and always update all the information they have on eating disorders and treatment. 

For additonal information about the NEDA mission, please visit here. For more information about this event, please click here. 

Student Advisory Council Meetings

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The Richmond County Student Advisory Council will meet six times with district leaders to discuss issues that affect students throughout the system. Members are advisors and act as liaisons between the Richmond County Board of Education and students. The advisory consist of one 8th grade student from each middle school and two high school students (10th - 12th) from each high school.

Members of the Richmond County Student Advisory Council are required to attend meetings, actively participate in discussions, maintain good academic standing, and show good character throughout the school year.

Student Advisory Council Meeting Dates 2017 – 2018: Upcoming dates are bolded. 

  • September 27 - 4:30 PM - Central Office, Rm. 110
  • October 25 - 4:30 PM - Central Office, Rm. 110
  • November 29 - 4:30 PM - Central Office, Rm. 110
  • February 22 - 4:30 PM - Central Office, Rm. 110
  • March 28 - 4:30 PM - Central Office, Rm. 110
  • April 25 - 4:30 PM - Central Office, Rm. 110

The application deadline for the Student Advisory Council has already passed. For questions about the Student Advisory Council, please click here. RCBOE Central Office located at 864 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901. 

CTAE Regional Meetings Set to Further Engage Education and Industry

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The Georgia Department of Education 's Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Division will host six regional economic development meetings this fall (dates and locations listed below). The meetings are intended to provide industry and community stakeholders a chance to participate in creation of best practices and strategic plans for CTAE curriculum in their local school systems.

"We value the relationships that have been developed with our business and industry stakeholders ," State CTAE Director Dr. Barbara Wall said. "The role of CTAE in supporting local and regional economic development has never been more important, and we know that educating Georgia's future workforce cannot be done in silos. It takes many people working together with our educators to create a strong and sustained career pipeline for all Georgia employers."

The basic framework of each meeting will be facilitated with assistance from the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, however all six meetings will have a distinct local flair focusing on student achievement, current industry needs and future growth unique to that region of the state . Panel discussions and moderated Q&A with community leadership will center around short- and longer-term planning to ensure the programs of study remain relevant and all students graduate career-ready.

"It is an absolute priority of my administration to foster stronger relationships between industry and K-12 public education ," State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. "Education truly is economic development - meaningful partnerships between businesses and public schools are good for our students and good for our state."

Dates & Locations: Upcoming dates and locations have been bolded.

  • September 6 - Newton County
  • September 13 - Fayette County
  • September 19 - Glynn County
  • October 12 - Dougherty County
  • October 26 - Bartow County
  • October 30 - Richmond County

Learn more at workforce.gadoe.org and gacareerpipeline.gadoe.org.