"These are the coolest shoes I have ever seen!" exclaimed a first-grade student at Southside Elementary as he proudly displayed his new light-up, Batman sneakers. Samaritan's Feet and 88.3 WAFJ provided sneakers to over 570 students at Southside Elementary with help from Citizen Way, a national Contemporary Christian band. Samaritan's Feet, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing a message of hope and love through washing the feet of children around the world and adorning them with new shoes, provided the sneakers. This inspiring organization serves and inspires hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities. Volunteers from across Richmond County spent their morning with Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle and the Richmond County Board of Education inspiring the students at Southside Elementary, allowing them to put their best foot forward with a new pair of shoes.
"It's Clifford the Big Red Dog," said all the excited third grade students at Garrett Elementary on the morning of August 25, 2017 as the Mothers of Professional Basketball Players, Inc. (MPBP, Inc.) arrived with their special guest and donation. The MPBP, Inc. has teamed up with Scholastic and the Richmond County School System (RCSS) to announce a new Reading and Resource Library at Garrett Elementary. Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, will set up a resource library of books for the third grade classes. This Reading and Resource Library provides students with a selection of books to enjoy and share; allowing students to explore the world of Clifford the Big Red Dog and much more.
"This is an incredible experience," said Academy of Richmond County students as they strapped on a virtual reality headset.
Richmond County School System (RCSS) students had the opportunity to participate in the 2017 TechNet Augusta Conference hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). Approximately 150 RCSS students from A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet, Richmond County Technical Career Magnet, Academy of Richmond County, Butler High, Hephzibah High and Hephzibah Middle participated in the event. Students attended guest speaker lectures and visited exhibits featuring hands-on information on cybersecurity, information technology, communications and electronics for defense and intelligence communities. Exhibitors included Samsung, U.S. Army Cyber Command, Panasonic, and more.
The Georgia State School Superintendent, Richard Woods, visited Jenkins-White Elementary to provide backpacks and supplies to students during their first week back to school. The backpacks and supplies were donated by the Georgia Department of Education staff and other donors throughout the state. In addition to the GaDOE donation, Lighten the Load LLC and G&P Trucking provided additional backpacks and supplies. The Richmond County School System (RCSS) appreciates the generous support of all those who contributed to the success of our students.
The Richmond County School System (RCSS) held its first set of 2017-2018 open house sessions on Thursday, August 3 for Elementary, K-8 and Middle Schools. Teachers and students had the opportunity to interact in their new classrooms and receive more information about the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Parents were able to engage in their students education and greet teachers while community partnerships gave back to students and families; including the Lighten the Load Foundation donating 600 backpacks and school supplies to every student at Glenn Hills Elementary.
High School and 6-12 (Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School, and the Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School) open house will be held Friday, August 4 from 1 PM to 4 PM.