The faculty and staff of the Banks County School System congratulate our 2016 Senior Graduating Class. The students graduated from Banks County High School in a ceremony on May 20, 2016. We are proud of our students achievements both inside the classroom and out and wish them the best of luck on future endeavors.
More Graduation photos can be found on The Banks County New's Facebook page.
Due to the predicted weather conditions, Graduation will be held at 8:00 in the gym. Doors to the gym will be open at 6:00 pm for those who have tickets. Graduates will report to the cafeteria by 6:45. We will have a live broadcast in the auditorium which will hold approximately 500 people for over flow and whose who do not have tickets. All seats are first come first serve. We look forward to a special ceremony for the great accomplishment these graduates have achieved.
If you have any questions, call the school at 706-677-2221.
Today the Georgia State Board of Education approved a waiver submitted by the Georgia Department of Education that relieves the promotion, placement and retention requirement tied to the 2016 Georgia Milestones End of Grade tests in grades 3, 5 and 8. Therefore, there will be no retest administrations this summer for students in 3rd, 5th and 8th grades. This waiver was submitted in order to provide the state with sufficient time to analyze student results and how they were impacted by testing disruptions that occurred in several districts throughout the state. Fortunately, we did not experience these disruptions within our district.
Please note, this waiver does not apply to Georgia Milestones End of Course assessments.
If you have any questions, please contact the principal or testing coordinator at your child’s school.
Cadet Woods of Banks County JROTC Heads Project to Help Neglected Children of the Dominican Republic:
Cadet Ashley Woods has taken on a project to help the young neglected children of the Dominican Republic. Her project included purchasing and making around 250 bracelets for the children to be delivered and distributed to small towns and villages in the local areas. She is accompanied by a medical team that also provides services to the same families and children.
The beads were constructed by the classes of JROTC cadets at Banks County High School in GA. This is a tremendous project and is a winning experience for those sharing and caring as well as those who receive the gifts. This activity of service learning and community service is exactly what is taught at Banks County HS.
CONGRATULATIONS to Ashley Woods and all the Cadets at BCHS.
For more information visit the JROTC Website: here.