February Parent Meeting: Healthy Lifestyles

Ms. Ann Pettis, 4-H Education Program Specialist, brought a team of awesome Senior 4-Hers to the CIS/FC February Parent Meeting on February 28, 2013. These 4-H students presented to parents and students on a variety of topics which included proper care of cattle, healthy eating (especially at fast food restaurants!), and dairy sciences. All presenters were extremely knowledgeable in his or her field. In fact, several students have won several local and state awards for their expertise, presentations and portfolios!

Parents were encouraged to enroll their student(s) in 4-H activities, clubs and summer camp. For more information about 4-H and how your child can get involved, please contact the Bleckley County Extension Office at  (478) 934-3220.

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CIS/FC Appreciates Mentors

Original article published by The Cochran Journal on 2/19/2013.

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As a highlight of January being National Mentoring Month, Bleckley County Middle School hosted a Mentor Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, January 25, 2013 for Mentors serving in the CIS/FC Mentoring Program. Over 40 Mentors, Mentees and guests were in attendance for the fun-filled event.

Bleckley Middle School is proud to have 25 Mentors volunteering their time to meet once a week with their Mentee for an entire school year. Together they enjoy all types of activities such as drawing, cards, basketball, painting, jewelry making, board games and lots of laughter and conversation. The program is designed for both the students and adult to form a strong trusting friendship and to have FUN!

In addition to mentoring, Communities in Schools of Cochran/Bleckley County and Family Connection Community Partnership, Inc. provides the following initiatives for our school system: 21st Century Community Learning Center After School Program, Abstinence Education and Youth Development program and Safe Schools/Healthy Students program services which include Mental Health services, Family Case Management services, Parents As Teachers program or Wellness and Prevention programs.

If you are interested in more information about the mentoring program or would like to sign up for training next fall, please contact Gretchen Wilson-Tuck, CIS/FC Site Coordinator at 934-4300 or email gtuck@cisfccochranbleckley.org

2013 Student Achievement Month – Local Contest Winners

For the past ten years, Communities In Schools of Georgia has held an annual Student Achievement Month contest. Designed to recognize Georgia students who are sometimes overlooked and often expected to underachieve, this year there were more than 200 entries from elementary, middle and high school students who receive Communities In Schools services.

Bleckley County students competed at the local level in the categories of computer technology and creative expression on February 7, 2013. First and second place winners were honored for their achievement and will move forward to the regional competition in March. Winners at the regional level will move on to the state competition.

 

2013 Student Achievement Month winners

2013 Student Achievement Month winners

 

Middle Grades Computer Technology Winners (Left to right) Amanda Horne, 1st Place and Sherita Amerson, 2nd Place

Middle Grades Computer Technology Winners (left to right) Amanda Horne, 1st Place and Sherita Amerson, 2nd Place

Middle Grades Creative Expression Winner: Malik Fowler, 1st Place

Middle Grades Creative Expression Winner: Malik Fowler, 1st Place

Creative Expression Elementary Grades Winner: John Michael Teagle, 1st Place

Creative Expression Elementary Grades Winner: John Michael Teagle, 1st Place

Creative Expression Elementary Grades Winner: Ieisha Horne, 2nd Place

Creative Expression Elementary Grades Winner: Ieisha Horne, 2nd Place