Richmond County School System Students Compete in Paper Plane Contest

Augusta Regional Airport partnered with Augusta Aviation-Daniel Field and the Richmond County School System (RCSS) this weekend to host a paper plane contest to promote student interest in aviation. Students participating created a series of paper planes and competed for furthest distance, time aloft, and most unique paper plane, while learning the cause and effects of engineering and piloting.   

Students from C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet, Davidson Fine Arts Magnet, Hephzibah Middle, T.W. Josey High, and the Richmond County Technical Career Magnet created teams to compete for the grand prize. Hephzibah Middle won the contest with their paper plane flying over seventy-five feet, receiving a trophy and a flight over Augusta. Congratulations to all Richmond County teams for their outstanding paper planes! 

Meet Our 2017 REACH Georgia Scholars

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Congratulations to Ty’Angel Antley, Khalia Smith, Joseph Horvath, and Maria Salas-Murillo for signing their commitment forms to become our 2017 REACH Scholars! A big thank you to this year's sponsors; Eddie Bussey with State Farm, W&A Engineering, and Ingenious Culinary Concepts. 

REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Georgia is a needs-based scholarship that begins in 8th grade. REACH Scholars are paired with a mentor and an academic coach through high school. Scholars must maintain good grades, behavior, and attendance through middle and high school. Scholars who successfully complete the program and graduate from high school are awarded a $10,000 scholarship that can be used at any HOPE-eligible institution in Georgia. 

 

Richmond County School System Students Receive Sprint Tablets for Education

"I can use this to complete my homework and do research, I'm really excited," said members of the freshmen class from Butler High. The Richmond County School System has partnered with Sprint to be the recipient of over 600 devices and participate in the 1Million Project. The 1Million Project helps to close the Homework Gap by providing 1 million free devices and wireless service to high school students who can’t complete their schoolwork at home because they lack internet access.

The Richmond County School System is one of 118 school districts across the country participating. The 2017-2018 school year marks the first year of the initiative with more than 180,000 students in 1,300 schools across 30 states. Every year over the next five years, hundreds of thousands of high schoolers who lack internet access at home will join and benefit from the 1Million Project. 

2018 Teacher of the Year Finalists

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The Richmond County School System announced its 2018 Teacher of the Year top five finalists (from left to right): Mrs. Tonya Fulton from Morgan Road Middle, Dr. Denise Pennywell from Glenn Hills Elementary, Ms. Kia Mills from A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet, Mrs. Sandra Owens from Freedom Park K-8, and Mrs. Brigitte Holmes from Hephzibah High.

The Richmond County School System will be honoring the Teachers of the Year from each school and will be announcing the 2018 RCSS Teacher of the Year at the 2018 Teacher of the Year Ceremony held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Augusta Marriott. Congratulations to all the finalists!

I am extremely proud of these finalists and all of the Teachers of the Year at each school. Their dedication to our children is unparalleled and is a credit to themselves and the teaching profession.
— Dr. Angela Pringle, Superintendent of Schools

Richmond County School System First Annual Robotics Kickoff

The Richmond County School System (RCSS) held its first annual Robotics Kickoff hosted by the Career, Technical, and Agricultural, Education (CTAE) Department this past weekend featuring the Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School Robotics Team displaying their latest projects to students of all ages. The kickoff featured guest speaker Dr. Amos Johnson, Jr., a Morehouse College Professor of Computer Science and an alumni of A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School. Students and parents in attendance rotated between a hands-on demonstration and a walk-through of the current robotics teams' throughout the system. 

Richmond County School System Students Participate in Farmer Field Day

"Where does honey come from?" asked the first-graders of Monte Sano Elementary as they were given samples of honey from local beekeepers. The students experienced first-hand locally grown, fresh food options as part of their Feed My School for a Week initiative. Feed My School for a Week is a partnership between the Richmond County School System and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to educate students about the nutritional quality of locally grown food. Students spent the morning tasting orchard apples, petting farm animals, and tasting local honey options as part of their field day experience. 

Monte Sano Elementary Students Participate in Feed My School for a Week Partnership

‘Feed My School for a Week’ is a partnership between the Richmond County School System and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to educate students about the nutritional quality of locally grown food. Monte Sano Elementary school was selected to participate, allowing the menu to be catered around locally grown fruits and vegetables.

The Feed My School initiative increases the nutritional value and quality of food in Georgia schools and bridges the communication gaps from the farm to the cafeteria, resulting in healthier Georgia children. As the mission continues to expand and reach every school across the state, there will be decreased barriers in the farm to school efforts and increased awareness as students learn and experience, both educationally and nutritionally. 

Monte Sano Elementary school students will participate in a week long educational and nutritional program that includes a farmer field day, smoothie parties, and visits from local farmers. Students began the week-long initiative with a kickoff fall festival that featured the Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black and Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle as guest speakers.