Augusta University hosted fifth graders from Richmond County School System elementary schools to participate in Education Day activities at Christenberry Fieldhouse and to cheer on the Augusta University Jaguars Basketball team as they played the University of North Georgia! This opportunity exposes RCSS students to Augusta University and allows them to interact with the Jaguars Basketball Team. Thank you to Augusta Unviersity for hosting such a great event!
In order to give back to the community, and in an effort to improve relationships between young people and the police, officers from the RCSS School Safety and Security Department bought toys and distributed them to classes at Barton Chapel Elementary. The top students, one boy and one girl, in each class received bicycles to acknowledge their commitment to high academic achievement. Chief Reginald Wade said, “Barton Chapel is close to my heart and I am pleased our officers chose the school to be the recipient of these toys.” Next year, they plan to expand the program to include more classes and to reach more students.
Richmond County School System students had the opportunity to participate and compete in the annual Skills Challenge Competition. The Skills Challenge Competition allows students from across Georgia to excel and compete in plumbing, welding, carpentry, electrical, and masonry and is presented in partnership by AGC Georgia, RW Allen, and Gold Mech.
Students from Hephzibah High School and T.W. Josey High School competed in beginning and advanced welding and placed first in both categories.
The Richmond County School System hosted the Battle of the Bands on November 5 at Butler High School with bands including the Academy of Richmond County, Butler High, Cross Creek High, Hephzibah High, T.W. Josey High, Lucy C. Laney High, Westside High, and Morgan Road Middle. Visiting bands included McCormick County and Twiggs County to compete in the event. Congratulations to all the participating bands!
Ms. Sandra Owens, a fourth and fifth grade teacher from Freedom Park K-8, was named the Richmond County School System 2018 Teacher of the Year at the Teacher of the Year banquet on November 2, 2017. Congratulations to Ms. Sandra Owens and Freedom Park K-8!