May Board Recognitions
RETIRED EDUCATORS RECOGNITION
The Baldwin County School District recognized our retired educators for their many years of dedication to the Baldwin County School District. They were honored with tokens of gratitude and appreciation for their service to shaping and impacting the lives of Baldwin's students over the years. Our retired educators who are retiring this year includes the following: Jan Anderson, Victoria Basilio, Jayne Rourke, Margretta Giles, Cathy Hollis, Cynthia New, Vickie Lee, Minnie Harmon Boone, Julianne Fowler, Wanda Beard, Paula Stephens, Daphne Williams, Tara Giddens, and Daphne Williams.
NATIONAL NURSES WEEK & NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY
The Baldwin County School District recognized our school nurses in honor of National Nurses Week and National School Nurse Day. The purpose of Nurses Week is to shine a spotlight on the amazing nurses (registered nurses, nurse practitioners, LPN's, school nurses, and others) across the country who have devoted their lives to the betterment of the lives of others. To read more about Nurses Week and School Nurse Day, click the following link: Nurses.
BALDWIN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FINANCE DEPARTMENT
The Baldwin County School District Finance Department as well as the school district was recognized for receiving an unmodified audit.
YEARS OF SERVICE RECOGNITION
The Baldwin County School District proudly recognized the following employees on reaching a milestone working in Baldwin County Schools. Recognition is in 5 year intervals and applies for consecutive years of employment with Baldwin County Schools. To view a gallery of all recognition photos click the following link: Years of Service. Below is a list downloadable document of all employees who were recognized for their years of dedicated service to the Baldwin County School District.
STAR STUDENT AND STAR TEACHER
The school board recognized Baldwin High School senior Carlos Abella-Ramirez and BHS Teacher Jessica Thompson for being selected as the 2021 STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) student and teacher. To learn more about BHS' STAR student and teacher click the following link: 2021 STAR.
CATHERINE MULLIS GHSA STATE WRESTLING CHAMPION
Baldwin High School senior Catherine Mullis was recognized for bringing home the Georgia High School Association's State Championship title in wrestling and for becoming the first Girls State Champion in Baldwin High School history. She is also the first wrestling champion we have had in the 21st century.
BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION
Music educators in the Baldwin County School District were recognized for their part in the school district being named a Best Community for Music Education for a Sixth Year in a row. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. The designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To learn more click the following link: Best Communities for Music Education.
Our music educators consists of the following instructors:
Midway Hills Primary: Brad Bell-General Music
Midway Hills Academy: Cameron Hamby-General Music, Lyndsey Hamby-Band
Lakeview Primary: Leanne Hallmark-General Music
Lakeview Academy: Elizabeth Yorker-General Music, Lyndsey Hamby-Band
Oak Hill Middle School: Ben Gibson-Chorus, Christie Edwards-Band, Trent Henderson-Band
Baldwin High School: Ben Gibson-Chorus, James McMillan-Band, Christopher Ryles-Band
OCONEE RESA'S 21st CENTURY ANNUAL TECHNOLOGY FAIR WINNERS
Baldwin County School District students at all grade levels brought home a lot of ribbons at the annual Regional Technology Fair. Here is the complete list of winners:
MHA, 1st Place Jamielia Harris, 2nd Place Aydan Speights, and 2nd Place, Alyssa Espich
MHA, 2nd Place Tristen Bazemore
Digital Game Design:
MHA, 1st Place, Jeremiah Swiney, 1st Place, Kyle Ramsey, and 2nd Place James Reynolds
Digital Photo Production:
LVA, 1st Place Lola Bergeron, and 2nd Place Ava Fechner
OHMS, 1st Place, Madeline Clark
MHA, 1st Place Soren Kennedy, 2nd Place Jeremiah Thomas, and 2nd Place, Angela Kirkland
LVA, 2nd Place Bentley Simpson, 2nd Place Will Waters
MHA, 1st Place, Lyle Sullivan, and 1st Place Charmarcus Thurmond
MHA, 1st Place Taylor Bonner, and 2nd Place Davion Simpson
BHS, 1st Place Elaine Abella, 2nd Place Victoria Morris, and 1st Place Camelia Darrisaw
OHMS, 1st Place Emily Mullis
MHA, 1st, Place, Thomas Crooms
MHA, 1st Place, Anashia Boyer
OHMS, 1st Place Kaitlyn Teague
2021 SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS
The school board recognized our science fair winners with certificates of achievement. To see a complete list of winners click the button below to download a PDF copy of winners.
YOUNG GEORGIA AUTHORS WRITING COMPETITION RESA LEVEL WINNERS
The Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing competition is to encourage students to develop an enthusiasm for and expertise in their writing, to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes, and to recognize student achievement in arts and academics. The 2020-2021 RESA Winners of this competition are listed below:
Midway Hills Primary: Cadence Polack for her work ~The First Hamster on Mars~
Baldwin High School: Rachel Brooks for her work ~A Single Sunflower~
Oak Hill Middle School: Phillip Johnson for his work ~The Weight of Thought~
Oak Hill Middle School: Dyllon Mosley for his work ~Good Ole Times~
RECOGNITION OF THE HELEN RUFFIN MIDDLE GEORGIA READING BOWL TEAM WINNERS
Mrs. Helen Ruffin, a dynamic and innovative Library Media Specialist at Sky Haven Elementary School in DeKalb County, created a unique reading competition in 1986. It was called The Reading Bowl and, in a competitive game format, questioned students about the content of the 20 Georgia Book Award Nominees each year. Her vision was to have teams, comprised of students from different schools, compete to test their knowledge of the selected books. This tradition continues. This year, due to the pandemic, the Reading Bowl took place virtually, and our students did an excellent job! Here is a list of BCSD students who placed in the 2020-2021 Reading Bowl.
1st Place- Midway Hills Academy Lyle Sullivan Thomas Crooms Soren Kennedy Charmarus Thurmond Alyssa Espich Aydan Speights Harmonee Smith Tristen Bazemore Taylore Bonner Melina Camilla 2nd Place- Lakeview Academy Josi Scott Ichita Kawabata Melodie Sherwood Morgan Smith Teri Anne Bradley Sophia Abney 2nd Place: Baldwin High School Robinson York Torin Weston Alan Weston Yalonda Wright Kaylee Miller Damian Garza
PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
The Baldwin County School District Pursuit of Excellence Award, an employee recognition program, is presented monthly to employees who go above and beyond the call of duty. A maximum of four employees are chosen monthly and recognized during the regular Baldwin County Board of Education Meeting. Any Baldwin County School District employee is eligible for nomination, so long as they have not previously received the award. The May 2021 Pursuit of Excellence winners are Krisandra Butts, Haley Thigpen, Charisma Webb, and Hillary Jenkins.To read each profile visit the following link: Pursuit of Excellence May.