RBMS 8th Graders have completed the Junior Achievement Program. The final activity for students is to participate in the Junior Achievement field trip. Students will engage in real life scenarios that help them develop the skills that they will need to have a positive financial future. Field trip forms were sent home on Monday, September 20, 2021. Please have forms back by September 27th, 2021. NO forms will be taken after that day. Students may bring a lunch or order a sack lunch from the lunchroom. Masks are highly encouraged.
September 29th: Casey, Cash, Pratt, and Tankersley
September 30th: Crider, Gordon, Baggett, and Bennett
October 1st: Bowen, Robbins, Townsend, and Cascio
CALHOUN, Georgia — The Gordon County Board of Education voted during a special called meeting on August 26, 2021, to approve revisions to the 2021-22 Gordon County Schools (GCS) academic calendar.
Modifications to the academic calendar allow for the adoption of two health awareness days for students and staff over the course of three, four-day, school weeks. Designed to support overall health and wellness as well as mitigate the risks of COVID-19 transmission, the modified calendar assists in Gordon County Schools’ effort of providing continued in-person instruction.
Key elements of the calendar change include:
•A Health Awareness Day added on September 3rd (students and staff will not attend this day)
•The change of the September 17th Digital Learning Day to a Health Awareness Day (students and staff will not attend this day)
“As we continue to navigate through the pandemic, Gordon County Schools will continue to put the well-being of students and staff at the forefront of our response,” said Dr. Kimberly M. Fraker, Gordon County Schools Superintendent. “We recognize the need for time to be given to our students and staff to focus on self-care.”
Information regarding the available resources provided in support of both physical and mental health are available at https://www.gcbe.org/coronavirus/resources.
“It is our intent that staff and students utilize these days as time to rest, reflect, and catch up as needed to be better prepared to move forward in the coming weeks,” stated Dr. Fraker.
Gordon County Schools continues to implement mitigation measures across all campuses by continuing to use enhanced cleaning protocols, supporting social distancing, encouraging masks to be worn when distancing is not possible, exhibiting diligence with hand washing and the increased use of sanitizer. GCS encourages the community of students and staff to continue practicing these same precautions, even while off-campus, for continued mitigation of the virus.
Gordon County Schools recognizes that providing financially for your family can at times be challenging. We would like to help provide assistance to families experiencing this challenge. The Backpack Buddy program is offered to help families stretch their food budgets by sending home child-friendly snacks in their backpack every Friday. Each child in the family attending school will bring home a small bag of food items. These items are generously provided by local churches and the churches only know the number of bags needed each week. If your family is interested in participating in this program, please complete this form. Some items sent home may contain peanut products. If you have questions regarding this program you may contact the school counselors David Weaver and Haylee Fowler at 706-879-5261 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Congratulations to Red Bud Middle School’s REACH Scholarship recipient, Alexandra Reyes! Alexandra was one of 5 students chosen, out of 11 student finalists, to receive a $10,000 scholarship to be used for college or technical school upon graduating from high school. Thank you to all our student applicants for demonstrating what it means to Reach Beyond and be Motivated for Success!
8th grade students recently participated in a sweet lab in Mrs. Cascio’s class. They have been learning to read and write chemical formulas in physical science as part of the unit on matter. Students used marshmallows and toothpicks to create models of molecules and help reinforce concepts they have learned about counting elements and atoms within a chemical formula.
Congratulations to Mrs. Michelle Childress, 6th grade math teacher, for being name Teacher of the Month and Mrs. Rosie Silvers, Custodian, for being named Staff Member of the Month at Red Bud Middle School. Here is what colleagues wrote when nominating these two deserving individuals: "Michelle is a great mentor and resource for things. She is always willing to help answer questions or provide assistance. Ms. Rosie meets everyone with a smile on her face and a friendly greeting. She works non-stop to keep our school looking spotless and goes above and beyond each day. Congratulations to these top notch winners!
Congratulations to RBMS student, Caden Orozco! He recently competed at the Georgia Junior High Finals Rodeo. He placed in team roping and goat tying. He’s now qualified to compete at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Des Moines, Iowa this month. He will compete against contestants from all over the country, Mexico and Australia. Good luck Caden!