Banks County School System will be offering a virtual learning option for the upcoming semester. If you are interested in this option for your student, please watch the posted video from your child's school regarding the requirements and expectations. After viewing the video, please reach out to your student's school by Friday, December 11, to set up a meeting to discuss whether this is the best option for your student and sign a contract for the full spring semester (January through May).
Congratulations to our very own Dr. Fuschetti for being named the GA DNR 2020-21 Conservation Teacher of the Year Grant Winner!
As a third grade STEAM teacher, Dr. Fuschetti will receive $1000 from TERN (DNR Wildlife Conservation Friends Group) to implement her “Learning in the Lab of Life” project this school year! Per her grant proposal, third-grade students at Banks County Elementary will create a garden for wildlife that will serve as an outdoor classroom for the entire school. After learning about habitat requirements, the third-graders will collaboratively investigate which wildlife currently use the site. Data from winter months will be compared to findings in the spring. Based on their research and observations, students will determine ways to improve the habitat. Native plants and grasses as well as birdhouses and feeders will likely be added.
We are so very proud of you and all you do for our students at Banks County Elementary School!
PARENTS: Thank you to each and every parent who helped make the BCES fundraiser a success this year!
The Krispy Kreme Vouchers pick-up is 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on October 27th, October 28th, November 2nd , and November 3rd.
* Ice Cream and Slushie award slips will be handed out to the students this week.
* Movie and popcorn award is scheduled for November 6th.
* Pizza Party is scheduled for November 10th.
* Funopolis is scheduled for:
3rd grade on December 2nd
4th grade on December 3rd
5th grade on December 4th
Homeroom Teacher Student of the Month
Moran Caleb Mayfield
Angel Addalyn McClure
Pruitt Paisley Elrod
Crabbe Haley Baker
Fuschetti Ally Moore
Howard Peyton Gowder
Morris/Venable Angela Tran
Elrod Annabelle Wilbanks
Rylee Kendall Garrison
Ryals/Charles Caleb King
Book Bentley Rylee
Milford Mackenzie Fowler
Chitwood/Evans Maxton Miller
Cornett Aubrianna Nolan
Gilreath Britton Dove
Williams Enrique Rosillo-Brito
Millwood Kimber Cummings
Spear Abby Kimbrell
Purcell Marley McDaniel
Carnes Braelee Crider
Crenshaw Trent Gee
Beasley Brett English
Blackmon/Loggins Noah Phillips
Boyle/Peppers Faith Chapman
Goodwin Marleigh Moses
Martin/Hart Emma Daniels
McGowan Ava Lynn
Vandiver Cash Butler
G. Rylee Bryson Haynes
Banks County population according to the 2010 Census was 19,234. For each person counted in 2010 it brought in $2300 per person to Georgia. That sum will be higher in 2020. For every resident not counted Banks County will lose those dollars!
Top 5 Things Census Helps
Undercounting leads to overcrowded schools, under resourced classrooms, and shortage in preschool slots just to name a few things.
Businesses use Census data for expansion and new market opportunities. IF WE WANT A GROCERY STORE AND MORE EATING PLACES…FILL OUT THE CENSUS!!!!
Here is a list of just a few things the Census Data helps fund:
SNAP State Children’s Health Care
Head Start Preschool
School Lunches Adult Education
Pell Grants Section 8 Housing
Rural Water Waste Disposal Systems
Highway Planning & Construction
Prevention & Treatment of Substance Abuse
In Other Words, We All Lose If Everyone Does Not Fill Out
The 2020 Census
KONA ICE will be at BCES ON Friday, September 18, 2020 from 11 am- 1:15 pm. Remember to bring your money for KONA ICE! The proceeds will support our school-wide PBIS program. There are sugar free options available if needed.
$2 Kiddie Kona $3 Classic Kona $4 King Kona $5 Souvenir Cup
($3 to refill your souvenir cup that you bring from home)
Students may choose to pay $1 and wear a hat of their choice EVERY FRIDAY! (All proceeds go toward our PBIS program)