Principal's Corner » Banks County Elementary School

Banks County Elementary School

Vision Statement

Educating and Empowering for Success.
Mission Statement
The Banks County School System will meet and exceed the expectations of the people we serve by:
  • Providing a foundation for lifelong learning
  • Fostering responsible citizenship
  • Maximizing individual potential
Guiding Principles
Developing positive attitudes by:
  • Focusing on success for all student
  • Promoting a climate of high expectations, respect, and dignity
 Providing resources by:
  • Recruiting,employing, and nurturing dedicated, highly qualified, and professional employees who adhere to professionally recognized standards and board policies
  • Ensuring a safe, healthy environment for students, teachers, and staff
  • Offering the highest quality instructional resources and tools
 Improving student achievement by:
  • Implementing a challenging curriculum relevant to the lives of students
  • Emphasizing democratic classroom processes in which students learn independently and through group work while learning to value diversity
  • Promoting continuous improvement through cooperation among students, parents, educators, and the community
Principal's Message
Dear BCES Families,
It is truly an honor to be the principal of Banks County Elementary School. As a lifelong resident and former student of Banks County, I look forward to working together with you to continue to make children our first priority at BCES.
I firmly believe that every child deserves the very best we have to offer! BCES is a very special place with highly qualified and caring teachers and support staff who go the extra mile to meet students' needs. Here at BCES, our priorities are: student safety, student learning, and student experience. We are committed to keeping all students safe, to maximizing learning for all students, and to creating a welcoming and fun elementary school experience for all students.
We strongly encourage our parents and community members to be an active part of the educational process as we strive for excellence. With a strong partnership between home and school, we will be able to work together to best meet the needs of your child.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.
Dr. Dana Simmons