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  • RETURNING TO SCHOOL FOR 2020-2021

    Currently, Gordon County Schools (GCS) is busy planning for a safe reopening of schools on August 12. Our intent is to welcome back all students, Pre-K through 12th grade, on a traditional, in-person Monday through Friday schedule, with prevention protocols in place that follow health and safety guidelines outlined by the Department of Public Health and CDC. Protocols and procedures for opening may change as we continue to receive information from state and local officials and monitor data on the community spread of COVID-19 in our area.

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  • School Supply List for 2020-21

    Check out the AMS 2020-21 School Supply List here!

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  • Awards Program Videos

    Watch the 2019-20 Ashworth Awards Day Programs here on May 21 & 22.

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  • 6th Grade Virtual Tour

    Hello rising 6th grade students! We are so excited that you will be joining the Ashworth Family in August! Take a "Virtual Tour" of AMS by clicking on one of the links below. There is a Prezi, a Keynote and a PowerPoint. Choose the one (or all of them) that works best for you. See you soon!

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  • Sora Sweet Reads Summer Reading

    Sora Sweet Reads Summer Reading program is up and running a little early this year, April 15 – July 31, 2020. The program offers a collection of Juvenile and Young Adult titles that will be prominently displayed in Sora for quick and easy unlimited access.

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  • AMS Announces Teacher of the Year

    “Laura is the champion of the 2nd mile! She goes above and beyond what is required of her to make a difference every day. Not only does she make a difference in the lives of the students she teaches, but she makes a difference in the lives of the teachers around her. She is an incredible teacher but doesn't let it stop at that. She is also an incredible mentor, listener, and encourager. Simply by being who she is, she challenges others to jump up and run the second mile with her. She is oh so deserving of this award.”

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  • AMS Recognizes Students of the Month

    Ashworth Middle School recognized Students of the Month on Friday, February 14, 2020. Students and their families enjoyed a hot breakfast during the reception. AMS Guidance Counselor, Ms. Anna Stutts, and Assistant Principal, and Mr. Danny Lowrance, along with the AMS faculty, gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of these fine students who have exhibited exceptional academic, leadership, and citizenship excellence during the past month at school.

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  • AMS Announces Young Georgia Author Winners

    Ashworth would like to congratulate the 2020 Young Georgia Author school-level winners. 6th Grade - Makayla Williams, 7th Grade - Krystal Marshall, 8th Grade - Tori Ranow. Their writing pieces will now advance to the county level competition.

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  • Aliyah Mills Advances to All State Chorus

    Aliyah Mills, 8th grade student at Ashworth Middle School, has completed and passed both rounds of rigorous auditions to participate in the 2020 All State Chorus. She will perform in a concert next month at the Classic Center in Athens. Aliyah is among the top 8% of chorus students in the state of Georgia. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

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  • AMS Announces 2020 Spelling Bee Winners

    Ashworth Middle School would like to congratulate the winners of the 2020 school-level spelling bee. Kevin Hall, 8th grader, is the overall winner. Seth Kolterman, 6th grader, was runner up. Both students exhibited outstanding spelling abilities.

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  • AMS Achieves Highest Scores

    Ashworth earned the Highest Achievement and Highest Overall CCRPI Score in the district for the Middle School Level.

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  • Faith French places in Cotton Bowl contest

    Ashworth 7th grader, Faith French, placed 2nd with her presentation of her cotton commercial and was 2nd High Individual of the Georgia 4-H Cotton Bowl and Consumer Judging contest. Juniors had 34 competing in this contest.

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  • AMS Celebrates Successful Pecan Fundraiser

    Ashworth PTSO would like to thank everyone who sold pecans during our recent fundraiser. AMS sold over 1300 bags! Our top sellers were: 1st place - LJ Nicholson (91 bags), 2nd place - Madelyn Payne (51 bags), and 3rd place - Reagan Kerce (45 bags).

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  • AMS Book Character Pumpkin Winners

    Thank you to everyone who made a Book Character Pumpkin or voted for them! It was a very close contest! The winners are: 1st Place – Anna Caroline Parker for her Ursula pumpkin; 2nd Place – Yoselin Alvarez for her Violet pumpkin; and 3rd Place – Lily Perez for her Harry Potter pumpkin. All three winners received a treat bag with books, candy and other fun items.

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  • AMS Announces REACH Scholars

    AMS students were honored at the 4th Annual REACH Georgia Scholars signing ceremony for Gordon County Schools on October 21. REACH Georgia is a mentoring and scholarship program providing promising students the support to graduate from high school and achieve postsecondary success.

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Announcements

  • Currently, Gordon County Schools (GCS) is busy planning for a safe reopening of schools on August 12. Our intent is to welcome back all students, Pre-K through 12th grade, on a traditional, in-person Monday through Friday schedule, with prevention protocols in place that follow health and safety guidelines outlined by the Department of Public Health and CDC. Protocols and procedures for opening may change as we continue to receive information from state and local officials and monitor data on the community spread of COVID-19 in our area.

    WHAT DOES AN IN-PERSON RETURN TO SCHOOL LOOK LIKE FOR GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS?
    Recently, the Georgia Department of Education released a document entitled “Georgia’s Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools”, which outlines guidance for reopening schools based upon three levels of spread for the virus – green indicates little to no spread, yellow is minimal to moderate spread, and red is substantial spread. Community spread levels will be determined by Department of Public Health officials and will be based upon our community’s specific data.  For further information and details of this guidance, please visit https://www.georgiainsights.com/recovery.html

    When the GCS community is in the green or yellow levels, Gordon County Schools plans to operate on a traditional schedule with modifications for health and safety, including limiting visitors to schools, providing additional distancing to the extent feasible and practical, practicing heightened cleaning protocols, and making hand sanitizer available. Upon returning to school, face coverings/masks may be worn but are not required at this time. Additionally, bus transportation will be offered for students attending school in-person, and the school system will provide information regarding health and safety when riding the bus. The After School Program will also be offered at all of our elementary schools, with protocols for prevention in place.  School meals (breakfast and lunch) will be offered to students while attending school for in-person instruction.

    WHAT IF THERE IS A RESURGENCE OF COVID-19 ONCE SCHOOL STARTS BACK?
    The in-person instructional setting may require modifications at certain points throughout the year if there is a resurgence of the virus based on Department of Public Health and CDC information. This could be on a school-by-school basis or system-wide, if the number of cases rises to a level that affects school operations.

    Dependent upon the severity of the spread, there may be a need for a temporary modified schedule to limit the number of students on campus each day. If this becomes necessary, it would affect grades 6 – 12 and allow for students to receive intermittent face-to-face instruction, while significantly reducing the number of students in classrooms and allowing more social distancing. Pre-K through 5th grade should be on campus every day, unless the GCS community enters a substantial spread situation (red) that would require school closure for all. However, under these circumstances, elementary students will see additional modifications in the school building to allow for fewer transitions and more social distancing among students.

    WHAT IF MY FAMILY DECIDES THE IN-PERSON OPTION IS NOT BEST FOR US AT THIS TIME?
    Because we realize each family will face different concerns and challenges when school resumes on August 12, GCS also plans to offer a full-time, at-home virtual option for the 2020-21 school year. Students will be provided with a school-system iPad.  However, this option requires the student to have consistent, reliable access to the internet. GCS is exploring a variety of models for full-time virtual learning. The number of students requesting full-time virtual school at different grade levels will determine which model is chosen. ​The model developed and implemented may be a combination of a virtual platform with GCS teacher support or solely a virtual platform. Families should also understand that the choice to pursue at-home virtual learning requires a commitment to the program for a specified amount of time.  Elementary students will have the option to return to in-person instruction after completing 9 weeks of full-time at-home learning, and middle and high school may return after one semester.  Please note that gifted and Advanced Placement courses may not be offered virtually, and students who wish to participate in extracurricular activities/athletics should not choose the virtual at-home learning option.  

    The new version of virtual at-home learning will be refined from what families experienced during our recent school closures. If the virtual at-home option is chosen, attendance and student online engagement will be recorded, assignments will be graded, and grading practices appropriate for a full-time virtual classroom will be utilized. ​Additionally, parents/guardians and students who choose this option will be required to participate in a virtual school orientation session.

    HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD IN FULL-TIME AT-HOME VIRTUAL LEARNING THROUGH GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS?
    Before selecting the at-home virtual option, families should consider the child’s study habits and motivation, learning support at home, and other factors that may impact his or her success with virtual learning.  For continued planning, GCS is asking families to state their intent regarding enrollment in at-home virtual learning for the coming school year.  A link to apply for at-home virtual learning will be sent to GCS families and posted to our website on July 6.  Any currently enrolled student who has not indicated intent to participate in the at-home virtual learning option by noon on July 13 will be considered a traditionally-enrolled student who plans to attend school in-person beginning August 12.

    We appreciate your support and are looking forward to continuing our service to you and your family in the coming school year.


     

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  •   summer reading flyer          SUMMER READING
    Attention Parents:  Summer is a critical time for students to keep reading.  Compare it to an athlete practicing off season to avoid a decline in his/her skills. To learn more about how to help students find the right book, and for suggestions for how to motivate them to read, please refer to the “Summer Reading” flyer. Also, if you’d like to access an excellent resource, visit the Gordon County Schools online book resources, Sora. If you’d like other resources or support, contact your child’s teacher or media specialist. https://soraapp.com/library/gordoncountyga


     

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                DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS              GaDOE COVID-19 & GA Public Schools Updates

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    For Gordon County Schools’ announcement on Vaping Conduct Violations, please visit:  

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