myON Provides Free Access to Digital Books through August 30
Through a partnership between myON and Get Georgia Reading: Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, all educators, librarians, students, and parents in Georgia have free access to more than 5,000 enhanced digital books this summer. These digital books, with flexible reading scaffolds, are the core content of myON's award-winning personalized literacy environment with embedded tools and metrics to support and track student reading growth. During this free summer trial, all readers will share a single account that provides unlimited access to myON's digital books, without the personalization elements.
To start taking advantage of this great resource now, watch a short video and then visit the myON website. To log in for free, enter "Get Georgia Reading, Campaign for Grade Level Reading" as the School Name, User Name: read, and Password: read. Click "Sign In," select a book, and begin reading!
The Coffee County School Nutrition Program in cooperation with the City of Douglas and several community partners are sponsoring a summer meals program for children ages 1- 18. The program is at no cost to the participants. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The meals are served Monday through Thursday beginning Monday June 2nd with the exception of the week of the 4th of July; we will be closed the week of the 4th of July.
Parents, please encourage your students to continue reading over the summer. The Satilla Regional Library System has lots of resources, including a summer reading club and weekly crafts and stories. You can use your student’s Lexile® score to help select books at http://www.lexile.com/fab/ga/. Another great way to support your student over the summer is to help him or her recognize the words on Fry’s sight word list. These words comprise nearly 50% of the words in typical books, and it is important for young readers to instantly recognize these words by sight in order to build up their reading fluency. Have a great summer, and spend more time reading!
Ten CHS Seniors Named Zell Miller Scholars
Ten Coffee High seniors were recently recognized for earning Georgia’s prestigious Zell Miller Scholarship. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must meet all HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements and: graduate as the valedictorian or salutatorian of their class, or graduate with a minimum 3.7 GPA combined with a minimum score of 1200 on the math and reading portions of the SAT or a minimum composite score of 26 on the ACT test in a single national test administration.
The Zell Miller Scholarship Program is a merit-based scholarship program with specific academic and grade point average eligibility requirements. The purpose of the Zell Miller Scholarship Program is to encourage the academic achievement of Georgia’s high school students and Georgians seeking degrees from postsecondary institutions located in Georgia.
An eligible student seeking a degree from a University System of Georgia or Technical College System of Georgia institution may receive Zell Miller Scholarship funds covering the Standard Undergraduate Tuition amount. An eligible student seeking a Degree from an Eligible Private Institution may receive Zell Miller Scholarship funds based on the amount established by the Georgia General Assembly.
Receiving the Zell Miller Scholarship from Coffee High School this year were: Kathleen Stansbery, Daniel Vickers, Megan Wehmeier, David Arambulo, Reagan Wiggins, Cheyenne Carver, Jacob Kirkland, Kate Newell, Keegan McGovern, and Jenna Musgrove. Congratulations to these students and their families on this wonderful accomplishment!
CCBOE Named a 2013 Quality Board by GSBA
Superintendent Morris Leis is pleased to announce that the Coffee County Board of Education was named a 2013 Quality School Board by the Georgia School Board Association (GSBA).
The Coffee County Board of Education was recognized at the 2013 Annual Georgia School Board Association/Georgia School Superintendent Conference in Atlanta on December 6, 2013. Over 600 board of education members and superintendents from across the State of Georgia were in attendance at the annual winter conference.
Georgia School Boards Association was one of the first board associations in the nation to develop a program of standards. GSBA’s recognition program reflects these standards and offers school boards training opportunities to continually increase their effectiveness.
All Coffee County Board of Education members including Mona Moore, Bryan Preston, Ronnie Johnson, Judi Worrell and Adam Lott were recognized as a Quality Board at the GSBA Awards Luncheon on December 6th.