BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Fannin County Board of Education released their 2019-2020 Registration and Open House schedule during their meeting held on Thursday, July 11, 2019.
New Student Registration day is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, 2019 from 8 am until 4 pm.
Currently enrolled students, as well as other new students, including upcoming Kindergartners, who have already registered for SY 19-20 do not need to attend.
Open House at Elementary Schools and Middle School will be on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 1 pm until 5 pm.
Fannin High Schools Open House for 9th grade students will be on Monday, August 5, 2019 from 5 pm until 7 pm.
Open House for Upperclassmen students will be on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 1 pm until 5 pm.
Any Fannin County High School student needing a parking permit needs to be at the PAC by 2 pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
If you are planning to enroll your child in any Fannin County School for the 2019-2020 school year, the following documentation is needed:
Birth certificate, Current Immunization Record (Must be on a Georgia form), Eye/ear/dental examination record, Proof of custody (as noted in a divorce decree), Georgia Department of Public Health Form 3300, Social security card, and proof of residency (two documents, i.e., utility bill, paperwork, etc. verifying your 911 address; P.O. boxes are not proof of residency).
Also helpful in making your child’s transition smooth are copies of your child’s last report card and the withdrawal from the previous school.
To enroll a child in school, you must be the parent or legal guardian of the child.
For bus information, please call 706-632-7802.
Blue Ridge Elementary – 224 East Highland Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 706-632-5772
East Fannin Elementary – 1 Elementary Circle, Morganton, GA 30560. 706-374-6418
West Fannin Elementary – 5060 Blue Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 706-492-3644
Fannin Middle School – 4560 Old Highway 76, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 706-632-6100
Fannin High School – 360 Rebel Circle, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 706-632-2081
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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.
Students in the Fannin County Middle School STEM class got to experience walking and observing on a giant Mars map accompanied by a robotic rover that was awarded through a grant submitted by Mrs. Pack, the STEM Teacher. The grant was sponsored by Buzz Aldrin and the ShareSpace Foundation. To purchase the giant map and robot, this would have costed the school $5,000.00. However, with the grant, the school was able to receive it for free. The grant included a 25’ x 25’ giant Mars map, a set of books about the mission to Mars co-authored by Buzz Aldrin and Marianne Dyson, a remote controlled robot, as well as the curriculum to accompany the map and robot.
This year twelve students completed the Teaching as a Profession pathway, earning college credit. In order to receive the credit, they demonstrated mastery in many topics by passing a very difficult national assessment. The exam included laws that govern education, instructional strategies, history and philosophies of education, and theories of childhood development. In addition, they worked many hours with an elementary or middle school teacher. This program helps them see what it’s really like to be an educator and gives them the opportunity to be a positive role model to younger students in our community.
Pictured from L to R (Back Row) – Olivia Akins, Briana Mathews, Jase Huff, Blake Rogers, Hunter Gray, Kayleigh Russell, Kendall Postell
(Front Row) – Macy Greene, Faith Swartzell, Jessica Westcott, Kaelyn Hensley
Not Pictured – Emily Ingle
This year the Fannin County Middle School REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) scholars attended three field trips. The scholars received first-hand experience with visits to the University of North Georgia Blue Ridge, Young Harris College, and Berry College. While on campus students participated in informational sessions designed to give them insights into how to best plan and prepare for their future college careers.
Pictured L to R: Corbin Kendall, Dadrian Flowers, Emily Salas, Bryan Stiles
Fannin County Middle School is so excited to announce that our media center is now a full functioning learning commons. The transition was challenging but with the help of many the conversion was a success. The new furniture has been installed and all 14,000 books are now on the shelves after being delivered on January 2nd. The installation crew worked tirelessly and completed the installation process on January 3rd. The Media Center staff started putting the books on the shelves on January 4th and we were open for business by January 7th. All grades levels visited the library to renew and checkout books the week of the January 14th. We are so grateful that we received the L4GA grant which funded our remodel. Now we have flexible furniture that is conducive to collaboration, communication, and creation. The Learning Commons is a hub for participatory learning. Students are able to enjoy state of the art technology, resources, and flexible seating options in order to maximize their learning experience. The kids are so eager to come down to the Learning Commons to read in our new soft seating areas, use their new Chromebooks to complete their assignments, and utilize our new media tables to collaborate with group members while working on group projects. Transforming our Library Media Center into a state of the art Learning Commons has been a huge success! We couldn’t be more excited about the future. This is one step that our school has taken in order to ensure that we are providing all students with an education that prepares them to be successful and meet future challenges.
In March, 8th grade FFA member Emilee Thomas represented Fannin Middle in the FFA Creed Speaking competition. For this competition, she has to recite the 5 paragraph standards for all FFA members, as well as answering questions about the history. She advanced to the preliminary round at Ashworth Middle School and she placed fourth in North Georgia.
Middle School Recordbook
Annelise Hughes, a 6th grade FFA member at Fannin Middle, competed in the Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Record Book competition. She received a silver medal for her hard work. For the competition, she created a video about agriculture in Blue Ridge. She toured around local chicken farms and even local agribusinesses such as “A Taste of Amish.” The Record Book competition teaches students how to keep records of their activities towards a single goal.
The 7th and 8th grade band from Fannin County Middle School traveled to Douglasville, Georgia on Saturday, April 6 to compete in the Music in the Parks festival. Middle school and high school bands, orchestras, and choruses from Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina participated in the event sponsored by Six Flags Over Georgia and hosted by Douglas County High School. The FCMS Band earned the highest score out of the bands in Middle School Class A and brought home the First Place trophy.