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June 1, 2017 Richard Autry, Superintendent One Core Mission: Student Success Our Board of Education holds the highest possible designation of Exemplary Board from the Georgia School Boards Association for 2nd consecutive year! ◦ Only 39 school systems around the state hold this designation. Extraordinary Success Congratulations to Katrina McCollum Young on being selected as President- Elect of the Georgia School Boards Association for 2018-19! RCPS enrollment has been increasing over the last six years 15680 15841 16195 16532 16497 16621 10000 12000 14000 16000 18000 RCPS District Enrollment 2011 - Present 2015-16 Results RCPS Score Tops State for Third Consecutive Year Extraordinary Success RCPS Star Ratings - grade level average Elementary School Avg. Middle School Avg. High School Avg. District Avg. 91.9 80.2 86.2 88.3 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Climate Star Ratings How did RCPS do overall? (2016) ◦RCPS = 82.1% ◦State = 79.2% 4 out of 5 students are graduating on-time! 72.0% 78.0% 75.9% 83.3% 82.1% 69.7% 71.5% 72.5% 78.8% 79.2% 65.0% 70.0% 75.0% 80.0% 85.0% 90.0% 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 4 Year Cohort Graduation Rate RCPS State RCPS Graduation Rate is above the state average. ◦ RCPS = 82.1% ◦ State = 79.2% 1,086 students offered over $21.4 million in scholarships All three RCPS High Schools named 2017 Advanced Placement (AP ) Honor Schools ® AP STEM Schools: Schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses. (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science A) Heritage HS, Rockdale HS, and Salem HS AP STEM Achievement Schools: Schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and at least 40 percent of scores on AP math and science exams earning scores of 3 or higher. Rockdale HS AP Humanities Schools: Schools with students testing in the following AP courses: at least one ELA course, two social science courses, one fine arts course and one world language course. Rockdale HS and Salem HS AP Access and Support Schools: Schools with at least 30% of AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African- American and/or Hispanic and 30% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher. Heritage HS and Rockdale HS 2017 AP Honor Schools Superintendent Richard Autry presented a Superintendent's Letter of Commendation to the Sims Ivy League team on SES's success over the past two years and its exit from the Focus Schools list. Highest Performing Reward School (top 5% of Title I schools): BES, LES High Progress Reward School (top 10% of Title I schools): CJH, FSE, DMS 16 different Specialty and Choice Programs throughout the district! ¡Hola! ¿Hablas español? The students at CJ Hicks Elementary do! This summer, two kindergarten teachers and two paraprofessionals from C.J. Hicks Elementary attended a Dual Immersion Institute at Georgia State University. Currently, there are 32 students enrolled in the DLI program, where the students spend 50% of their school day speaking, hearing, and reading only Spanish. Renovations to the audiovisual technology & film lab. Open House was held Nov. 2016. Tours for all rising 9th graders will be held Dec. and Jan. Superintendent’s Advisory Council visited SHS on 12/6/16. Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, the first Georgia high school to be STEM Certified, was re-awarded certification by the Georgia DOE in April 20, 2017 ceremony DMS Orchestra received a “Superior” rating at its first Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation. HHS performed excerpt of “Les Miserables” at the Shuler Awards April 20 broadcast live on GPB at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Also nominated: Music Direction - Terrance Green Best Featured Actor - Mehki Hamm, Honorable Mention for Lighting Design - Fenna Henderson Shuler Student Ensemble – SHS students Ally Denhart-Fung and Naz Harvey and HHS students Lathan Roberts and Malaikia Sims-Winfrey S.T.A.R. Council production assistant - Brionne Butler (SHS) Performers Warehouse Summer Intensive Scholarship - Arianna Hardaway (HHS) HHS "Les Miserables" wins Shuler Awards Best Overall Production and Ramone Nelson wins Best Leading Actor Architecture Automotive Audio Visual Technology and Film Construction Culinary Early Childhood Education Engineering, Drawing and Design Graphic Design Healthcare: Allied Health, Patient Care, Sports Medicine Interior Design IT Law and Justice Manufacturing Marketing: Fashion and Sports Teaching as a Profession Veterinary Science Cosmetology EMT Firefighting Welding Certified Nursing Assistant EKG Certification Over 35 courses available for middle and high school students! Advanced Placement Move on When Ready Work Based Learning Career Technical and Agricultural Education Customization of the learning process… blueprinting the path to attaining college and career goals Instructional technology usage and One to One access Over 18,300 individual devices purchased and distributed to teachers and students We did it - one to one fully implemented! Instructional technology usage and One to One access Components of Our One- to-One Plan ◦ Phases ◦ Curriculum ◦ Technology ◦ Professional Learning Tour of Classrooms ◦ Honey Creek ◦ General Ray Davis ◦ Heritage Group Discussion ◦ Leadership ◦ Curriculum and Instruction ◦ Technology ◦ Maintaining a Debt Free School System ◦ Passed tentative FY 18 Budget $155,366,005 The Board of Education passed the tentative FY 18 Budget which addresses 7 out of 10 elements of the Strategic Compensation Model. 3% Cost of Living Adjustment for all employees!!!!!!!! Implement a market competitive incentive model to support recruitment, retention and recognition of QUALITY personnel Continue Team Incentive Model for SchoolwideAchievement Offer $1500.00 signing supplement for ‘hard to fill’ positions: (Special Education, Secondary Math, Science, Foreign Language) Provide $100.00 School Supply Gift Card for all classroom teachers Provide $500.00 ‘Quality’ bonus to all school selected Teachers of the Year or RCPS Honor Teachers (one time) Provide $1000.00 ‘Quality’ bonus for all District Teachers of the Year, STAR Teachers, or Certified Master Teachers (perpetuity) Expand Perfect Attendance Incentive to $250.00 bi-annually Awarded for Recruitment Process / Materials by the Georgia Association of Personnel Administrators More than 600 people registered for our two job fairs! Safety and Security $779,557.03 Technology $17,336,505.48 Facilities $9,803,811.14 DMS RCA RCHS SHS May 2, 2017 Groundbreaking Ceremony for New PSE All new websites Rockdaleschools.org Crowdfunding for Classroom Projects! RCPS won three Gold and two Bronze Awards at the Georgia School Public Relations Association Annual Conference. ◦ Gold – Special Event – Superintendent Academic Awards ◦ Gold – Social Media – Engaging and Informing Our Families Through Social Media ◦ Gold – Photography – Experiential Learning: Culinary Arts Cooks Up a Storm ◦ Bronze – Special Purpose Publication – Specialty and Choice Flyers ◦ Bronze – Website – RCPSpartner.com Front row: Robbie Kelley 30 years, Pam Boswell 36 years, Donna Beam 46 years. Second row: Janette Jones 31 years, Beth Banks 41 years. Not pictured: Barbara Daniels 39 years. Back row: Dwight Spencer, RCPS Transportation Director of Operations. DMS student Emma Arnold won the GSNA art contest Poilette Colbourne of EMS, GA School Nutrition Association Employee of the Year State winners recognized at April 25, 2017 Rockdale County School Nutrition Banquet, themed “Strong Roots, Strong Future” Teresa Longo’s recipe won state Breakfast Entry contest Occurred April/May 2017 CJ Hicks Elementary launched the Georgia Grown “Feed My School” farm-to-school initiative May 15-19. Only local, Georgia Grown foods were served in the cafeteria during that time, and students learned about where their food comes from with a variety of educational activities. Ga. Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black visited May 18th. Guest Speaker Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Chair Dee Barnes, CEO of Evans Tool & Die RCPS Counselors, Mandy Branch from the University of Georgia, and Brenda Vaughn, from the Georgia Student Finance Commission helped students and families better understand college finance options and complete the federal student aid application. RCHS: 47 attendees SHS: 34 attendees HHS: 27 attendees Alpha: 2 attendees TOTAL: 110 attendees! RCPS school social workers teamed up with “Action Ministries” to coordinate a fundraising campaign that made a collective statement about hunger: No child or family in our community will go hungry . The following restaurants agreed to donate 10% of their profits on November 10, 2016 to help this cause: Moe’s collected $243.59 Chick-fil-A collected $1,569.60 Blimpie’s (Hwy 138) collected $50.00 Bradley’s BBQ collected $164.98 Total: $2,028.17 (This equates to 507 SuperPacks or 405 boxes of food.) Food will be distributed to any RCPS student/family in need. Samples of SuperPacks Presented at February 2017 BOE worksession Winners of the 2017 RCPS Road-e-o (pictured left to right): First place driver Aimee Matheny, RCPS Transportation Operations Manager Dwight Spencer, second place driver Cheryl Howard, third place driver Dora Thomas. First place winner Aimee Matheny advances to the state Road-e-o finals at Warner Robbins, Ga. on June 7 and 8, 2017 One Core Mission: Student Success Five RCPS schools achieved 2017 National Beta School of Merit status: Barksdale Elementary Flat Shoals Elementary Shoal Creek Elementary Sims Elementary Rockdale County High School • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Memorial Middle School • A showcase for students to share their exemplary science and social studies products • Students in Grades 3-5 participated • 90 students participated with 50 projects • Over 125 CTAE students participated at Region and State Leadership Conferences • 12 students advanced to National Competitions: • FBLA (Salem) • FCCLA (Heritage and RCA) • DECA (RCA) • SkillsUSA (RCA) Computer Science Program • Rockdale County High School’s Computer Science Program hosted the “ Ten80 Education Georgia Invitational Race Day.” • RCHS students won 1st Place in 4 out of 7 categories and 1st Place Overall. The RCA Culinary Arts program renewed their Industry Certification . (no non - compliances noted) Culinary Arts teacher, Chef Cathy Harris (RCA), received the 2017 American Culinary Federation Atlanta Chefs Association President’s Award! CTAE Family & Consumer Science teacher, Jessica Wammock from Heritage HS was recognized as a FCCLA Georgia and a National Master Adviser. Sidney Brown (DMS 6th gr) “Snowy Owl” Shelby Prichett (DMS 6th gr) “The Water Fox” Maddie Lombar (DMS 8th gr) “Owl on a Log” Rylee Breese (DMS 8th gr) “Tales of the Tiger Swallow” Jasmine Patrick (DMS 8th gr) “Under the Sea” "River of Words" art and poetry contest by Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division and Georgia Center for the Book Congratulations to Salem High School students Gradea Harris and Demetrious Sampson and their teacher advisor, Ms. Karleta Sigman. Gradea won 1st place in Healthcare and Demetrious won 2nd place in Impromptu Speaking at the state FBLA conference this week! They will travel to California to compete at FBLA Nationals in June. Rockdale Magnet School Math Team placed 2nd out of 35 schools at the state-wide Mercer University High School Mathematics Contest on Nov. 12th. Matthew York paced 1st and Andrew Bonar placed 3rd in ciphering. RMSST Austin Goodloe (10th gr), Jeebe Diop, Daniel Garner, Brandon Golston (11th gr) Congressional App Challenge for Congressman Hank Johnson's district "Dungeon Delver II“ game app Congressman Johnson will recognize these students on Jan. 17, 2:30 – 3 p.m. at the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology Rockdale Magnet School senior Jazz Duncan selected as a semi-finalist for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. About 1,900 seniors named semi-finalists, more than 86,000 applicants. 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 each. Students are selected to advance to this next phase based on academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities. Memorial Middle School's Kennedy Williams County winner of the 2016 Middle School Essay Contest by Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District One of 16 chosen out of 1,700 applicants to be honored at the state Capitol 26 students from RCPS chosen to present (only 70 spots statewide) 23 from RMSST, 3 from DMS (only middle school students selected) February 26-28, 2017 at UGA 16 middle school students (12 projects) and 29 high school students (28 projects) were selected to represent RRSEF at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair March 30 – April 1, 2017. Science Fair - State Representatives Middle School High School International Sustainable World Project Olympiad Representative May 2017, Houston, TX National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools Student Research Conference Representatives June 2017, Boston, MA. Science Fair - National and International Award Winners ISEF Representatives May 2017, Los Angeles, CA International Science Fair Winners Madeline Burkey ◦ “The Effect of EDTA Chelation as a Desorption Mechanism” ◦ 11th grade at Rockdale Magnet School Nkima Stephenson ◦ “Data Integration & Analysis of Epigenetics” ◦ KardinalAward Winner- Best in Fair ◦ 12th grade at Rockdale Magnet School Michelle Nguyen ◦ “Topical Antibiotics Consisting of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles” ◦ 11th grade at Rockdale Magnet School The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Approximately 3,000 students from across the state applied to attend the program, and those students underwent a rigorous selection process to be named semi-finalists. 18 RCPS high school students were selected as semi - finalists for the Governor’s Honors Program Students will interview and audition on February 25th. Finalists will spend 4 weeks at Berry College this summer. Zoe Chichester – Heritage HS – Dance Ryan Valley – Heritage HS – Vocal Music Cameron Bennett – RCHS / RMSST Engineering Zarek Syed – RCHS / RMSST Mathematics GHP is a 4 week residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. 3,000 students from across the state applied to attend the program, and 2,000 semi-finalists were interviewed and auditioned during February. 600 students were chosen to participate. Rockdale Magnet School math team placed 2nd at the 43rd annual Georgia Southwestern State University High School Mathematics Tournament, 330 students from 38 schools Raeed Ahmed, Sarah Beharry, Andrew Bonar, Elijah Cheban, Erin Hardnett, Felix Luu, Zarek Syed, and Matthew York, coached by Dr. Chuck Garner. Andrew Bonar won 1st place in individual honors and Matthew York won 5th place in individual honors. Grand Champion: Melvin Blocker, Pine Street ES First Runner-up: Christopher Garcia, Flat Shoals ES Second Runner-up: Kaden Thomas, Flat Shoals ES The annual district-wide competition was held on March 25, 2017 at RCA. Over 60 students in grades 3rd, 4th & 5th competed. The students were the school-level winners from all 11 elementary schools. This year’s competition was funded by the Rockdale County Public Schools Foundation. Social Studies - Tony Wilson, Jr. Music / Band - Ramone Nelson Foreign Language - Kayla Ocasio English - Mary Kathryn Hutcheson ROTC - Kayla Johnson P.E. - Blake Roberts Performing Arts - Malaikia Sims-Winfrey Science - Gabriel Martinez Art - Lindsey Hardwick CTAE - Lemyrianna Short Math - Luis Pimentel ROCKDALE COUNTY HIGH: Social Studies - Martin Murphy Music/Band - Adaugo Achionye Foreign Language - Jack Dugan English - Laurel Holmes ROTC - Sulaimane Bangura P.E. - JaMicheal Baldwin Performing Arts - Renauj Buckley Science - Emily Barrus Art - Lorenzo Toney CTAE - Rhea Beckford Math - Keyanna Schultz ROCKDALE MAGNET SCHOOL: Science - Sierra Driver Math - Andrew Bonar Social Studies - Akash Patel Music/Band - Mason Smith Foreign Language - Victoria Britton English - Amin Williams ROTC - Tamiria Thomas P.E. - Paul Moreland III Performing Arts - Allyson Denhart-Fung Science - Detesria Lovelace Art - Jazmine Morgan CTAE - Princess Clark Math - Manuel Tapia 9th Grade Honorable Mention: Shadiyah Percival (Ms. Howell, HHS). 10th Grade Winner: Maria Scott (Mrs. Rowe , HHS). Honorable Mentions: Josh Isaac (Mrs. Cobb , HHS), Miracle Woodard (Ms. Benton , HHS), Jada Banks (Mrs. Cobb , HHS). 11th Grade Winner: Ronan Fitzgerald (Ms. Howell , HHS). Honorable Mentions: Mariela Aguilar (Mrs. Cobb , HHS), Elijah McWilliams (Ms. Howell , HHS). School Winner & 12th Grade Winner: Naomi Douglas (Mrs. Cobb , HHS). Honorable Mentions: Jessica Brown (Ms. Benton , HHS), Kalee Martin (Ms. Howell , HHS). Salem: One Act Region 4- AAAA Champion “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Best Supporting Actor- Jordan Moreno, Best Actor-Naz Harvey, Star Performers- Demetrious Sampson and Kristen Bolton Heritage: One Act Region 3- AAAAAA Champion “Fences” by August Wilson Best Ensemble Cast and Crew, Best Actor-Ramone Nelson, Best Actress-Cortlyn Mays, Best Supporting Actor- Christian Anderson SHS’s Kennedy Lester signed full letter for softball at Mississippi Valley State University. RCHS’s Cortney Jones to sign letter for track at Texas A&M (Friday, 1:30p) HHS’s Byron Abrams to sign letter for basketball at Florida Atlantic University (Friday, 3:30p). Dax Willette of RCHS finished 4th in the State Cross Country Championships for AAAAAAA after winning first place in the region HHS Softball - Elite 8 in state playoffs Faith Hager, Region 3-AAAAAA Pitcher of the Year All-Region 1st Team: Faith Hager, Destiny Herrera, Kassidy Slayton, Gabby Lester, Paige Owens, Claire Williams All-Region 2nd Team: Addy Allegretti, Morgan Whiten, Glory Seay Region 3- AAAAAA title for first time in school history (as the sole title holder) with Nov. 4th “W” over Evans (42-23) Playoffs begin Nov. 11th: Coffee Co. High @ HHS Salem High Region 4AAAA title winner in GHSA Literary Competition Advance to state competition Patriots Wrestling wins Region 3-AAAAAA Title! State Playoffs, Thurs 3p vs Chattahoochee Bulldogs Wrestling region runner-up In State Playoffs for AAAAAAA, Thursday 5p vs Camden County Football DeMorreal Burnam – Indiana University Darryl Carter, Jr. - Arkansas Pine Bluff Toney Smith - Highland Community College Salem High School Softball Kennedy Lester – Mississippi State Football Adeolu Adeleke – Kennesaw State Corey Moore – Highland Community College Wallace Cowins – Georgia Military College Malik Howard – Berry College Anthony Cook – Garden City Community College Cam Williams – Iowa Central College Heritage High School Soccer Maddy Adams – Gordon State College Kylie Kersh – Huntingdon College Baseball Myles Blocker - Southern University and A & M Jaylin Turner - Coastal Alabama Community College Kevin Barham - Georgia Highlands College Cross Country Dax Willette - Savannah College of Art and Design Football Cameron Turner - University of North Alabama Cordarrian Hartsfield - Antelope Valley College Andrew Turner - Plymouth State University Jamichael Baldwin - Savannah State University Mytaavious Carrgan - Highland Community College Walter Collins - Antelope Valley College Chad Henry - Southern Sports Academy Gerry Clennon - Ridgewater College Track and Field Cortney Jones - Florida State University Rockdale County High School Soccer Shane Woodruff - Air Force Academy Ashley Mancuso - Berry College Softball Sydney Driver - Emmanuel College Heritage High seniors Aysia Boersma (soccer at Georgia Military College), Derrion Fountain (football at Iowa Central Community College), Jessica Long (soccer at Georgia Military College) signed letters of intent Friday to play at their respective colleges Salem High School senior Micah Hoggatt signs with University of North Carolina – Wilmington Heritage High School senior Donovan Butler signs to play at Albany Tech Heritage High School Girls Soccer Heritage High School Boys and Girls Track and Field Heritage High School Boys Soccer Rockdale County High School Boys Soccer Georgia High School Association 2016-2017 Class AAAAAAA Coach of the Year Rockdale County High School Boys Soccer Phillip Woullard, baseball at Florida State College – Jacksonville Jessilyn Nicholas, track at Texas Southern University Cam Gaines, basketball at Paine College in Augusta Reyna McFadden, track at Tennessee State University Chris Bois, basketball at Albany Tech Erica Frank, basketball at Agnes Scott Not pictured: Jesse Woodruff, soccer at US Merchant Marines Academy Not pictured: Jalen Jordan, basketball at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY RCHS senior Jhaquan Anderson, Positive Athlete Georgia, “Most Positive Multi-Sport Athlete Award” (http://georgia.positiveathlete.org) Seven Definitions of a Positive Athlete: Optimistic Attitude Encouraging Teammate Servant Leader Heart for Others Admits Imperfections Always Gives 100% Puts Team First 731 Graduates since Open Campus began in SY 2008-09 Schools include: Brown, Columbia, Howard, Vanderbilt, Emory, Morehouse, Spelman, Air Force Academy, UGA, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Berry College, University of Alabama, SCAD, military service and more. Schools include UGA, GA Tech, Albany State, SCAD, GSU, University of Alabama, Tuskegee, KSU, Fort Valley, University of West Georgia, Valdosta State, and more RCHS – Jahnei Turner RMSST – Jazz Duncan SHS – Vladislav Mandzyuk HHS – Jamira Wood RCHS/RMSST – Galilea Garcia SHS – Rosendo Lopez-Molina HHS – Alejandro Rodriguez Male: Vraj Patel (Tennis, RCHS) Female: Sydney Driver (Softball, RCHS) Amarah Rashad (HHS), Mario Welch (HHS), and Felix Luu (RMSST) Class of 2017, graduating with 13 years perfect attendance Valedictorian: Chyna Mays (Stanford) Salutatorian: Sydney Driver (Emmanuel College) Valedictorian: Myra Larkin Salutatorian: Johanna Stokes Best friends who met on the first day of 9th grade Valedictorian: Omar Tapia Salutatorian: Vladislav Mandzyuk 5th grade at Honey Creek Elementary 12th grade at Heritage High School Valedictorian: TJ Wilson Salutatorian: Emily Howe HHS Senior Smith Meach earned 2 Associate’s Degrees (Modern Language and Natural Science) with Academic Excellence Honors from Middle Georgia State University He enters University of Alabama as a junior $14,900,000 $18,500,000 $21,400,000 $10,000,000.00 $12,000,000.00 $14,000,000.00 $16,000,000.00 $18,000,000.00 $20,000,000.00 $22,000,000.00 $24,000,000.00 2015 2016 2017 Rockdale County Public Schools Graduates / Scholarships 2015 - 2017 1105 Students 1123 Students 1166 Students 1,086 students offered over $21.4 million in scholarships On behalf of our students and the entire Rockdale Community – Thank you for your contribution to all of the “Extraordinary Successes.” 2016-17 locker - Southern University and A & M Jaylin Turner - Coastal Alabama Community College Kevin Barham - Georgia Highlands College Cross Country Dax Willette - Savannah College of Art and Design Football Cameron Turner - University of North Alabama Cordarrian Hartsfield - Antelope Valley College Andrew Turner - Plymouth State University Jamichael Baldwin - Savannah State University Mytaavious Carrgan - Highland Community College Walter Collins - Antelope Valley College Chad Henry - Southern Sports Academy Gerry Clennon - Ridgewater College Track and Field Cortney Jones - Florida State University Rockdale County High School Soccer Shane Woodruff - Air Force Academy Ashley Mancuso - Berry College Softball Sydney Driver - Emmanuel College Heritage High seniors Aysia Boersma (soccer at Georgia Military College), Derrion Fountain (football at Iowa Central Community College), Jessica Long (soccer at Georgia Military College) signed letters of intent Friday to play at their respective colleges Salem High School senior Micah Hoggatt signs with University of North Carolina – Wilmington Heritage High School senior Donovan Butler signs to play at Albany Tech Heri