The Season of Giving

Tis’ the season of giving!

We want to start by saying thanks to the students from The Academy of Richmond County and the Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School who spent their afternoon providing meals for families at the Ronald McDonald House.

The Richmond County School System is also very thankful for the many businesses and organizations that have contributed to our students; we appreciate you!

Special thanks to LifeWay Book Store for providing stuffed animals for all students at Sue Reynolds; Fort Gordon soldiers who provided tons of toys for students at Hornsby Elementary School; A Few Good Men and Women who provided bikes to students with the highest i-Ready math and reading scores; and lastly, thanks to the local Publix stores for providing all students in the Special Education program at A. Brian Merry new toys!

Coding for the Grinch with Diamond Lakes Elementary

Fourth grade students at Diamond Lakes Elementary School put their coding skill sets to work to complete an interactive coding assignment and received a sweet prize. After the winter break, students will go on to learn about robotics and gaming.

“My students mean the world to me and if Coding with the Grinch, green popcorn, and green juice gets them excited about learning, well I think room 302 has learned to change the Grinch's Heart and our students mindsets as well!”

-Mrs. Mills, Technology Instructor

Freedom Park K-8 School and C.T. Walker Magnet School Chess Competition

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Freedom Park School and C.T. Walker Magnet School participated in an intense and exciting Chess Competition this week. The competition was held at Freedom Park School which is located on Fort Gordon. This is the second year the schools competed and organizers hope to continue the tradition and include more schools next year. While both schools presented first-rate teams, the title goes to the Walker Wildcats! Keep playing and having fun!

 

Junior Beta Club Sponsors Guatemalan Student

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The Junior Beta Club students from Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School are having a world-wide impact through an innovative community service project. The Junior Beta Club president, Tyler Sims, was inspired to make a difference in the world; he researched several service projects that his peers and he could participate in and stumbled across the Yuda Band website which focuses on raising money to send children in third-world countries to school. The money is raised by students selling wristbands that are handmade in Guatemala.  

After making the proper arrangements, the seventh grade Junior Beta students were able to Skype with their sponsored student, Duglus Chavez, a 14-year-old boy from Guatemala; through this experience, students were able to break down language and travel barriers to understand different cultures and share a common story. The goal is to sell 326 bands so they can fund Duglas’ total high school education! They are well on their way to meeting this goal.