Dog Therapy Program

There’s no better way to spend an afternoon. Through an innovative dog therapy program, students at Langford Middle School are showing improvements in behaviors. Lego, the Aussiedoodle, is a certified therapy dog; he is trained to help people who have anxiety, autism, and/or emotional behavior disorders. The program started about 4 months ago, and the benefits have been remarkable. Mr. Cunningham, a special education teacher at Langford, attributes the therapy to calming the students and giving them confidence. The school is hoping to expand the program to serve even more students.

What a great way to spend an afternoon.

STEAM Night at Warren Road Elementary

The Chiefs Go Back to the Future! 

Warren Road Elementary School recently hosted its largest family engagement event of the year! Thursday night, January 24th was STEAM Night; the theme of this innovative and fun-filled Title 1 event was, “Back to the Future.” Students, parents, and staff celebrated inventions and inventors from history. Students also showcased their science fair projects and participated in themed activities such as, Puff Mobile, Marble Maze, Splish Splash, and how to make fireworks in a jar! The activity stations were set up to illustrate unique ideas and inventions that are taught throughout the school year. STEAM concepts were able to come to life; what a perfect way to go Back to the Future!

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.

Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School Takes First Place in Eco-Meet Challenge

Eco Meet

Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School takes overall first place in the 18th annual Eco-Meet Challenge! In addition to Davidson, A.R. Johnson, C.T. Walker, Tutt Middle, and the Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School were also represented and took home awards in various categories. Eco-Meet is an environmental science competition open to middle school students in public, private, and home schools in the CSRA. The competition consists of six different testing stations hosted by different member organizations of the CSRA Environmental Science Education Cooperative. 

Marion E. Barnes Career Center at T.W. Josey High School

We are proud to announce the new CTAE wing at T.W. Josey High School has been named the Marion E. Barnes Career Center! Mr. Barnes served eighteen years as principal at T.W. Josey High School and is currently in his third term as President of the Board of Education. He has positively impacted the lives of students in Richmond County for over 50 years and his legacy will continue through the state of the art facilities available to students in the Career Center.

The Marion E. Barnes Career Center will serve as a training facility for students across the Richmond County School System; focusing on welding, HVAC, cosmetology, and additional skilled trades.