Principal Lucas Roof announces the West Fannin Elementary 3rd nine weeks Principal’s List and Honor Roll.
West Fannin Elementary Principal’s List students must have a 93 or higher average in all classes, Honor Roll students must have an overall average of 90 or higher.
Fifth Grade Principal’s List:
Ava Acker, Castle Barnett, Kinzlee Elrod, Derek Greene, Reid Hilton, Carlee Klinesmith, Reese Lewis, Kalyn Martin, Danica Padrutt, Knox Puckett, Sadi Salat, Fox Sharp, Harley Stanley, Bill Stiles, and Keton Wilson.
Fourth grade Principal’s List:
Katelyn Clark, Christopher Correa, Lillie Dean, Peyton Grindstaff, Benjamin Holsonback, Aiden Jones, Will Jones, Cayson Mitchell, Michael Robertson, Isaac Watkins, and Sawyer White.
Fifth grade Honor Roll:
Alex Banks, Drew Barfield, Lei’Loni Brunjes, Aiden Bryant, Hunter Byrd, Michael Chastain, Keira Cook, Lexy Cook, Trystan Davenport, Abbie Dillard, Austin Erwin, Joshua Flores, Vince Foster, Chase Graham, Jacob Green, Hollyanna Greene, Lily Hawkins, Amelia Holbert, Kylah Imhoff, Jorja Kernea, Jordan Kinman, Diana Leal-Diaz, Kyanna Levy, Yamilet Lopez-Garcia, Nevaeh Manuel, Matthew Marlow, Isaiah McConnell, Karis McIver, Casi Mealer, Devin Meissner, Nevaeh Morgan, Obe Mullins, Charity Partin, Skyler Queen, Joshua Runions, Lauren Sherbert, Sam Smith, Caden Strickland, Kierce Trammel, Marcus Turner, William Valla, Halle Walton, and Judah Wood.
Fourth grade Honor Roll:
Lesly Alvarado, Brayden Barker, Alyssa Bolling, Cole Burk, Cayden Cantrell, Moriah Carter, Matthew Cash, Eli Coffey, Albany Cole, Avery Collis, Miley Combs, Colin Daugherty, Madison Earley, Erik Frankum, Bella Frazier, Madison Fults, Gabe Hansen, Baron Harry, Dawson Hawkins, Meredith Hedden, Izzy Jabaley, Megan Jones, Ashley Kinard, Braxton Lawrence, Kaieda Lenz, Logan Long, Grahym Maloof, Mattie Mathis, Easton Mathis, Luke McFarland, Isabella Mulcare, Delilah Naylor, Roni Oyster, Reid Patterson, Matthew Payne, Garrett Pittman, Chance Raymer, Odin Rea-Gutier, Grayson Rhoads, Ruby Rhodes, Caiden Riehl, Joseph Riendeau, Braedan Rose, Evan Thurman, Kaylee Trotter, Ava Twiggs, Yarley Vargas-Garcia, Trenton Vaughan, and Jeremiah Wyrick.
BRES students and families had a great time at our annual STEAM Night on March 19, 2019! Students participated in various stations: Creating an upcycled bird feeder, creating watercolor patterns to help Dr. Hodges and Ms. Bell illustrate a book about BRES, robotics and coding, as well as creating mosaics to add to our future 2nd grade mural.
We had so many awesome upcycled bird feeders created at night at STEAM night! The following students feeders were chosen as our award winners.
Bird’s Choice (most functional)- Eva Racque
Most Creative- Elohi Law
Most Unique- Annaleigh Cheatham
Honorable Mentions- Noley Nations and Hunter Pierce
Students in the Teaching as a Profession pathway learn what it’s like to plan and teach a lesson for students with various disabilities. Teaching students in Mrs. Dyer’s class were assigned a learning objective to teach. Their challenge was to create an interactive lesson that would include students with and without a physical or learning disability.
In the scenario pictured, teaching student, Olivia Sisson, created and led a lesson about vowels to her fictitious kindergarten class. A couple of the students pretended to have a sight disability and Olivia did a fantastic job differentiating her lesson so that they were able to master the objective.
Two members of the Fannin County Band program earned positions in the 2019 Georgia All-State Band. This elite group was selected from the top musicians from across the entire state of Georgia. Potential members must pass two rigorous auditions which include scales, two prepared selections, and playing a short example on first sight. Emma Barnstead (junior – french horn) and Brenna Harper (eighth grade – euphonium) were both selected based on the final auditions help in January.
The students who passed the final audition were placed by grade level into fully instrumented bands of 120 members each. These bands meet in Athens, Georgia for two and a half days the first weekend in March to rehearse and prepare an exciting program of innovative and challenging music under the direction of world class conductors from all over the country. The event concluded with stunning performances by each of the groups in the Classic Center.
Congratulations again to the outstanding young musicians on their tremendous accomplishment!
Fannin Middle School Technology Student Association attended the TSA State Conference at Athens this weekend. We had 10 students go and compete in different areas. The areas of competition are Mass Production, Dragster, Tech Bowl, Structural Engineering, Chapter Team, Lego Robotics, CAD Foundations, Problem Solving, Flight, and Forensic Science. We were able to finish in the top 10 in the state in 9 out of 10 areas. In placing, we had two first place finishes in Tech Bowl and Problem Solving. The Tech Bowl team consisted of Lucas Barnstead, Luke Pelfrey, and Bryce Ware. The other first place was in Problem Solving with the team being Bryce Ware and James Kyle. Tristen Siler and Wyatt Payne place second in Structural Engineering.
Below are pictures of the young men and their awards.
School Board Members Honored March 18-22, 2019
The Fannin County School System is joining in a statewide celebration to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 18-22 has been proclaimed “School Board Appreciation Week” in Georgia. The week-long observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education.
Citizens elect board members to represent the community on education matters and to set the vision for the school district. Board members are constitutional officers, and each takes an oath to uphold his or her duties, which include setting the vision and policies that provide the framework for the operation of the school system. The members represent – as a board – the entire community.
Fannin County School System Superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney said, “Our Board’s five members – Chair Lewis DeWeese, Vice-Chair Chad Galloway, Bobby Bearden, Terry Bramlett, and Mike Cole – are both neighbors and community leaders who spend countless hours fulfilling their responsibilities and working together to improve our school system. They are truly advocates for our community’s most precious asset – our children. I express sincere appreciation and thanks for each member’s commitment, and I encourage others to do so, too.”
For more information about the Fannin County Board of Education, visit www.fannin.k12.ga.us.
The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) sponsors this annual celebration. The GSBA’s mission is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy, and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s 180 elected boards of education. For more information, visit www.gsba.com.
In an effort to support local families with school readiness, the Fannin County School System will be offering two Georgia Lottery Funded Pre-Kindergarten Classes during the 2019-2020 school year. Any child who will be four years old on or before September 1, 2019, is eligible to apply for a position in the classes. The classes will be at Blue Ridge Elementary and follow the Fannin County School District’s calendar. There are no application fees or other charges for class participation, and transportation will be available, if needed.
1. Applications can be picked up at the Fannin County Board of Education or Blue Ridge Elementary beginning Friday, March 1, 2019. Applications can also be downloaded at www.fannin.k12.ga.us.<http://www.fannin.k12.ga.us/> Also the Pre-K web page can be found on our system web site.
2. Completed applications along with supporting documentation should be submitted at the Fannin County Board of Education no later than 4:00 pm Friday, April 12, 2019.
3. Children who will turn four on or before September 1, 2019, and who are Georgia residents may apply. School zones within Fannin County do not bind pre-k students.
4. Forty-four positions are available. Positions will be determined using a lottery method. A public drawing will be held at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2019, in the cafeteria at Blue Ridge Elementary School.
5. Remaining applicants will be drawn and written down in consecutive order. Those not chosen as the first 44 students will be placed on a waiting list.
6. Families will be notified by phone and mail on the status of their application no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
The Board of Education will continue to accept applications beyond, Friday, April 12, 2019, however those names will be placed on a secondary waiting list.
Fannin County High School (FCHS) will host 8th Grade Student/Parent Information Night, Thursday, February 28. The program will start at 6 p.m. in the FCHS Performing Arts Center. However, parents and students are encouraged to arrive at 5:30 p.m. in order to visit with teachers of pathway courses and view displays and exhibits.
Starting promptly at 6 p.m. Fannin High administrators and counselors will present information for all 8th grade parents and students in order to prepare for the transition to high school. Attention will be devoted to the registration process, the courses of study and extra-curricular activities available to all incoming 9th graders.
According to FCHS Assistant Principal, Theresa Dillard, “this informational session is an excellent opportunity for future 9th graders to start becoming familiar with the high school expectations and lay a strong foundation for their future.” For additional information, please contact the counselors at FCHS or Fannin County Middle School.