The Banks County School System held the 2016 Banks County Schools Spelling Bee today. Congratulations to Banks County Middle School 7th grade student Matthew Zohoranacky for winning the Bee. The winning word for the Spelling Bee was L-E-O-T-A-R-D. The Runner-up was Danielle Stephens, an 8th grader at BCMS. The spelling bee, part of the Scripts National Spelling Bee process, was held at Banks County Elementary School and consisted of 21 rounds of spelling words, coupled with a round of vocabulary words.
Banks County Middle School will retain the “Kathy Cash” Spelling Bee trophy, which is named in honor of long time educator Kathy Cash, at Banks County Middle School. Zohoranacky will advance to the District Bee, which will be held at the Barrow County Schools Central Office on February 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Congratulations to all participants!
Pictured L-R are Joy Edwards, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Matthew Zohoranacky (winner), Landis Johnson (5th grade), Morgan Mathis (6thgrade), Danielle Stephens (Runner-up), and Zuleydi Walker (4th grade).
Due to the anticipated inclement weather predicted for the Banks County area, Banks County Schools will be closed Friday, January 22nd for all students and staff.
Due to the indecisive weather forecast and an overabundance of caution, Banks County Schools will release early today, Wednesday, Jan 20th at 12:00 pm. All buses should leave campus by 12:30 p.m. Students transported by bus should arrive home approximately 3 hours earlier than on the normal transportation schedule.
Please note that all extracurricular activities, afterschool, and trips are cancelled for the remainder of the day as well.
The Banks County School System Special Programs has announced its intention to destroy special education records of students born before August 1, 1993.
These records are no longer needed for education planning purposes and will be destroyed February 1, 2016. The Banks County School System will make the Special Education records available to the student or parent (with the student's permission) upon request to the school system's Special Educations Records Department. To request inactive Special Education records call 706-677-2224. Please give at least 48 hours notice to have records ready for pick-up.
Identification will be required to receive these records.