Fannin County Schools Start Back This Wednesday!

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BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County Schools start back Wednesday, August 7, 2019!

The official calendar 2019 – 2020 calendar is as follows!

Note: Days for Spring Break and holidays can be used to make up days missed due to inclement weather or other reasons.

Thursday, August 1, 2019 – Tuesday, August 6, 2019: Preplanning

 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019: First day of school.

 

Monday, September 2, 2019: Labor Day Holiday, Emergency Make Up Day

 

Thursday, October 17, 2019: Early Release, Parent Teacher Conference

 

Friday, October 18, 2019: Professional Learning Day, Emergency Make Up Days

 

Monday, October 21, 2019: Holiday, Emergency Make Up Day

 

Monday, November 25, 2019 – Friday, November 29, 2019: Thanksgiving Holidays, Emergency Make Up Days

 

Monday, December 23, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019: Christmas Holidays, Emergency Make Up Days

 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – Friday, January 3, 2020: New Years Break, Emergency Make Up Days

 

Monday, January 6, 2020 – Tuesday, January 7, 2020: Professional Learning Day, Emergency Make Up Days

 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020: Students Return from Break

 

Monday, January 20, 2019: Martin Luther King Holiday, Emergency Make Up Day

 

Monday, February 17, 2020: Holiday, Emergency Make Up Day

 

Friday, March 13, 2020: Early Release, Parent Teacher Conference

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020: Kindergarten Registration – BRES, EFES, & WFES

 

Friday, April 10, 2020 – Friday, April 17, 2020: Spring Break, Emergency Make Up Days

 

Friday, May 22, 2020: Last Day of School, Graduation

 

Monday, May 25, 2020: Memorial Day

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 – Thursday, May 28, 2020: Post Planning

 

Friday, May 29, 2020: Emergency Make Up Day
 

Testing Dates:
Sem/Final Exams: MS/FH Thursday, December 19, 2019 – Friday, December 20, 2019 & Thursday, May 21, 2020 – Friday, May 22, 2020.
 

Milestones test windows:
Winter 2019 EOC (FCHS only)
Monday, December 2, 2019 – Friday, December 13, 2019
Spring 2020 EOC (HS courses)
Monday, April 27, 2020 – Friday, May 15, 2020
Spring 2020 EOG (3rd-8th grades)
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 – Friday, May 15, 2020

 

Fannin County High School Daily Schedule: 

7:30 – 8:00 Students report to the cafeteria with breakfast being served starting at 7:40 am.

8:05 – 9:30 Block 1 Class

9:36 – 11:01 Block 2 Class

11:07 – 1:04 Block 3 Class and Lunch

1:10 – 2:35 Block 4 Class

2:40 – 3:10 FLEX Time/Block

 
West Fannin Elementary School Daily Schedule:

Pre-K
8:15 – 8:40
Breakfast
8:40 – 10:50
Academic Time
10:50 – 11:45
Lunch/Recess
11:45 – 1:30
Academic Time
1:30 – 2:00
Gross Motor Skills
2:00 – 2:45
Academic Time

Kindergarten
8:15 – 9:50
Academic Time
9:50 – 10:40
NBI/Intervention
10:40 – 11:20
Academic Time
11:20 – 12:20
Lunch/Recess
12:20 – 1:15
Activity
1:15 – 2:45
Academic Time

1st Grade
8:10 – 8:55
Academic Time
8:55 – 9:50
Activity
9:50 – 10:40
Academic Time
10:40 – 11:30
NBI/Intervention
11:30 – 12:25
Academic Time
12:25 – 1:25
Lunch/Recess
1:25 – 2:45
Academic Time

2nd Grade
8:05 – 8:55
Academic Time
8:55 – 9:50
NBI/Intervention
9:50 – 10:45
Activity
10:45 – 11:40
Academic Time
11:40 – 12:40
Lunch/Recess
12:40 – 2:45
Academic Time

3rd Grade
8:00 – 8:55
Activity
8:55 – 11:00
1st Block
11:00 – 12:00
Lunch/Recess
12:00 – 12:55
NBI/Intervention
12:55 – 3:00
2nd Block

4th Grade
8:00 – 8:50
NBI/Intervention
8:50 – 10:55
1st Block/1st and 2nd Period
10:55 – 11:50
Activity
11:50 – 12:50
Lunch/Recess
12:50 – 3:00
2nd Block/3rd and 4th Period

5th Grade
8:00 – 9:55
1st Block/1st and 2nd Period
9:55 – 11:50
2nd Block/3rd and 4th Period
11:50 – 12:35
ELA Block
12:35 – 1:25
Lunch/Recess
1:25 – 2:10
NBI/Intervention
2:10 – 3:00
Activity

 

Last-minute supply list:

 

Fannin County High School (9th – 12th grade):
#2 Pencils, Black or Blue Pens, Binder, College-ruled Notebook Paper, Colored Pencils, Highlighters (two colors), Calculator.

 

Fannin County Middle School (6th-8th grade):
2″ Binder with Divider, Notebook Paper, Composition Books, Pencils, Pens, Highlighters, Colored Pencils.

 

Blue Ridge Elementary, East Fannin Elementary, West Fannin Elementary:
Kindergarten, 1st-2nd Grade: Crayons, Glue Sticks, Pencils, Scissors, Paper, Pencil Box or Pouch
3rd-5th grade: Colored pecils, Pencils, Loose Leaf Paper, Spiral Composition Notebooks, Pencil Pouch
 
 
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BoE Approves West Fannin Elementary Paving Project

Board of Education, News

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Fannin County Board of Education approved a West Fannin Elementary School paving project during their called meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

West Fannin Elementary Paving Project. (Click to enlarge)

There was only one bid for this project which came from local vendor Johnson Paving, LLC. in the amount of $197,383.00 for the replacement 10,650 square yards of overlay and 4,314 square yards of mill and replace. The plan does include striping.

The board discussed how these repairs have been much needed for quite some time now, and none of the board members were opposed.

The project is said to be paid for with special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST) funding.

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WFES Honor Roll and Principal’s List – 4th Nine Weeks

West Fannin Elem

Principal Lucas Roof announces the West Fannin Elementary 4th 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, Abbie Dillard, Kinzlee Elrod, Chase Graham, Derek Greene, Hollyanna Greene, Reid Hilton, Kylah Imhoff, Carlee Klinesmith, Reese Lewis, Kalyn Martin, Casi Mealer, Natalee Reeves, Sadi Salat, Fox Sharp, Harley Stanley, Graham Sutherland, and Keton Wilson.

Fourth grade Principal’s List:
Katelyn Clark, Albany Cole, Avery Collis, Christopher Correa, Lillie Dean, Peyton Grindstaff, Benjamin Holsonback, Aiden Jones, Will Jones, Logan Long, Cayson Mitchell, Roni Oyster, Garrett Pittman, Ava Twiggs, Isaac Watkins, and Sawyer White.

Fifth grade Honor Roll:

Erik Acevedo-Bustos, Drew Barfield, Trinity Bell, Lei’Loni Brunjes, Aiden Bryant, Hunter Byrd, Adrian Cartwright, Michael Chastain, Johua Cheatham, Keira Cook, Lexy Cook, Trystan Davenport, Austin Erwin, Joshua Flores, Vince Foster, Magdalena Garcia-Leal, Jacob Green, Brody Hawkins, Lily Hawkins, Amelia Holbert, Jorja Kernea, Diana Leal-Diaz, Kyanna Levy, Yamilet Lopez-Garcia, Matthew Marlow, Isaiah McConnell, Karis McIver, Nevaeh Morgan, Obe Mullins, Danica Padrutt, Charity Partin,Gavin Payne, Knox Puckett, Skyler Queen, Tucker Rhodes, Nadia Rosas-Leal, Joshua Runions, Lauren Sherbert, Sam Smith, Bill Stiles, Caden Strickland, Kierce Trammel, William Valla, David Waddell, Halle Walton, and Judah Wood.

Fourth grade Honor Roll:
Lesly Alvarado, Brayden Barker, Alyssa Bolling, Cayden Cantrell, Moriah Carter, Matthew Cash, Eli Coffey, Colin Daugherty, Madison Earley, Mailey Gibbs, Alexis Green, Baron Harry, Dawson Hawkins, Meredith Hedden, Garet Hughes, Izzy Jabaley, Ashley Kinard, Braxton Lawrence, Kaieda Lenz, Grahym Maloof, Easton Mathis, Luke McFarland, Star Morris, Sadie Navarro, Delilah Naylor, Ella Oliver, Reid Patterson, Chance Raymer, Grayson Rhoads, Ruby Rhodes, Caiden Riehl, Joseph Riendeau, Michael Robertson, Braedan Rose, Brooklynn Siler, Evan Smith, Dalton Stiles, Evan Thurman, Kaylee Trotter, Yarley Vargas-Garcia, Trenton Vaughan, Morgan Worley, and Jeremiah Wyrick.

West Fannin – Photography Club

West Fannin Elem

The West Fannin Photography Club meets every Wednesday. Along with school sponsors Miranda Roof and Charlene Hubbard, local photographer Anna Watkins volunteers her time to lead the photography club students through a variety activities that improve their skills. In addition, the photography club has been fortunate to have guest speakers who have shared their talents and passion.

Recent Fannin County High School graduate, Ethan Taylor (pictured above), spoke to the WFES Photography Club students in March. Ethan is an uprising Georgia Tech Student and an aspiring photographer. He taught the students about aperture, dark rooms, composition, editing, lighting, ISO, lead lines, framing, and so much more. The students thoroughly enjoyed listening to Ethan share his love of photography.

Bryce Ware, current 8th grade student at Fannin County Middle School, spoke to the WFES Photography Club on Wednesday, April 3rd. He shared how he became intrigued with photography, how light bends when entering different camera lenses, and his favorite shots to capture. He also brought his collection of usable antique cameras and photography equipment that span all decades from the 1950s to the current day. The WFES Photography Club enjoyed hearing Bryce share his passion for and expertise in photography.


Bryce Ware and Caden Strickland


Avery Collis


Megan Jones

WFES Character Ed for March

West Fannin Elem

The Character Ed word for the month of March was Honesty. The definition is “a person who tells the truth and does not lie, cheat, or steal”

These students were chosen for consistently displaying this character trait throughout the month. Congratulations to all of you!

Pictured from left to right- Front row: Zane Huffman, Bristol Hawkins, Raven Westphal, Sophia Garcia, Ryann King, and Aiden Eshleman. Middle row: Bee Dunkum, Makayla Siler, Hervin Sutton, Trenton Davis, Addison Graham, Sadie Patton, Skylar Gazaway, and Haley Lucas. Back row: Isaac Watkins, Cayden Cantrell, Reid Patterson, Gavin Payne, Josue Flores, and Sadi Salat. Not Pictured: Adisyn Gilmore, Jacob Curtis, Brady Payne, and Lucas Jarrett.

West Fannin Honor Roll and Principal’s List – 3rd Nine Weeks

West Fannin Elem

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 STEAM Night

Blue Ridge Elem

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

 

Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Activities

Rebel's Corner

Blue Ridge Elementary students and staff enjoyed Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Activities during the week of February 25- March 1.  Attached are pictures of some of our events.


A High School student reading to a kindergarten classroom


Kindergarten Student Gabriel Lance


1st grade student in Donna Gray’s class Ethan Tutterow

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