Junior Beta Club Sponsors Guatemalan Student


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.