Copeland Elementary Visits Augusta Museum of History

Copeland Elementary School's kindergarten classes embarked on a fun filled day at the Augusta Museum of History.  Students were able to blast through the past as they toured the interactive museum and learned about music, culture, politics, fashion, transportation, and influential Augustans. This exciting journey through the CSRA’s history was a perfect way to end a study on life in the past. Thanks to the Augusta Museum of History for collaborating on such an enjoyable event.

Richmond County School System celebrated National Red Ribbon Week

National Red Ribbon Week was celebrated in style at Westside High School with a community-wide Red Ribbon Rally. The rally was a collaborative effort of Garrett Elementary, A. Brian Merry, Warren Road, Westside High, and Laney High.  

William Avery, current President of Basketball Operations for the Augusta 706ers and member of Westside’s 1995 state championship basketball team, Duke University standout, and Minnesota Timberwolf, assisted with the official ribbon cutting. Devon Harris from Full Circle Refuge Juvenile Justice Ministries was the guest speaker. Twenty local agencies and vendors were also on-hand to offer information on a variety of topics and resources.

Our goal is to give hope to families and allow them to see that dugs do not have to destroy lives . . . with the wraparound resources available today, families have more support than ever!
— Dr. Lutricia Parkman, School Counselor, Garrett Elementary

Richmond County School System Dads on Duty

Deer Chase Elementary School recently hosted their third annual Dads on Duty event. About 100 dads, grandparents, uncles, and community leaders participated in this Title 1 literacy initiative. As the event began, the men lined the entrance to the school and greeted incoming students with high-fives. They were then given the opportunity to read aloud to students from different grade levels. Based on the smiling faces, all participants and students benefited from this reading and parental involvement program.

Richmond County School System Parade for GHSA Basketball Final Four

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The Richmond County School System hosted a parade this past weekend to honor the four High School teams who advanced to the Final Four in the AA classification of the Georgia High School Basketball Tournament. The parade featured the Boys’ and Girls’ teams from Laney High School, the Girls’ team from T.W. Josey High School, and the Boys’ team from Glenn Hills High School along with bands, cheerleaders and supporters from each school. Aquinas High School, who won the GHSA 1A private state championship, also participated. The parade route began at Dyess Park and proceeded down James Brown Boulevard to Laney Walker Boulevard before turning on to Twelfth Street and ended as the parade returned to Dyess Park down D’Antignac Street. Click on the photos below to see our coverage! 

Laney Alumni Continue the Legacy of Lucy Craft Laney

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On a spectacular Saint Patrick’s Day evening, the Lucy. C. Laney High School Alumni Association held their annual Hall of Fame banquet to honor those alumni who embody the teachings and legacy of Lucy Craft Laney. During the evening, the Alumni Association inducted Honorary Alumni and added to their impressive list of Hall of Fame members, including Ms. Betty Beard, Reverend Johnny Hatney, and Mr. Charles Walker. One of many highlights of the evening included a demonstration of support by the alumni for the students currently attending Laney High School. Surrounded by the superintendent and several prominent community members, Mr. Johnny Nimes, president of the LCLHSAA, presented Mr. Virgil Smith, principal, with a check for $10,000. These funds will be used to support various student activities and is truly a blessing for Laney High School’s future alumni.

Lucy C. Laney Wildcats Take Home GHSA State AA Girls' Basketball Championship

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Congratulations to the Lucy C. Laney Lady Wildcats for winning the GHSA State AA Girls’ Basketball Championship. The Lady Wildcats defeated the T.W. Josey Lady Eagles in a great game at the Macon Centreplex! Congratulations to both teams on an outstanding year and for representing Richmond County at such a high level.

Richmond County School System Students Participate in C-SPAN and Comcast Bus Tour

"We had the best time, I'm incredibly interested in exploring technology and entering the world of communication," said Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School students as they boarded the C-SPAN bus. The Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School was selected to participate in Comcast and C-SPAN’s '50 City Bus Tour' to promote the use of innovation through technology. This interactive demonstration teaches students how to utilize a variety of technological resources for school purposes and provided students with lectures from C-SPAN members and a meet-and-greet with Mayor Hardie Davis. 

We had the best time, I’m incredibly interested in exploring technology and entering the world of communication.
— Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School Students

RCSS Partners with the Augusta Regional Airport for Summer Shadow Program

The Richmond County School System (RCSS) has partnered with the Augusta Regional Airport to offer high school students the opportunity to shadow multiple aviation departments.

This Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) program is designed to provide students that are interested in the aviation industry the opportunity to shadow professionals within each field; to gain knowledge and experience through the use of observation and hands-on opportunities. Two students, Donquarius Rhodes from the Academy of Richmond County and JaQuan Hall (pictured) from Lucy C. Laney High School, have spent four weeks of their summer shadowing professionals in aviation fields such as, Airfield Maintenance, Aircraft Maintenance, Avionics, Line Service, Airport Operations, and Airport Engineering. 

RCSS Receives Educator HERO Award

Dr. Angela Pringle, and the Richmond County School System (RCSS), were recognized by the American Red Cross - Augusta Chapter at their HEROES Breakfast on June 7, 2017. The RCSS received the Educator Award for actions taken during the Hurricane Matthew evacuation of Savannah, Georgia. The HEROES are selected by a committee which is comprised of community leaders from the Red Cross’ 15-county jurisdiction. We are proud of this honor and we thank the Red Cross for their continued partnership.