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Georgia Parent Survey

Please take a few minutes and provide us feedback!

The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions and you may complete the survey using a personal computer, smartphone or tablet.  If you do not have access to the Internet, there will be opportunities for you to do so at the school or feel free to call the school and schedule a time to complete the survey. We encourage you to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data is used as part of our ongoing school improvement process. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Please click the link below to complete the survey. We appreciate you taking the time to do so and we value your feedback. 

Georgia Parent Survey Link:



Updated Benz Info, Update Benz Info
Community Wide Pep Rally Community Wide Pep Rally

Join Us for a Community Wide Pep Rally 

November 1st

Centennial Field 

6:45 p.m. 

REACH Scholarship REACH Scholarship

Three Decatur County students were awarded REACH scholarships at a signing ceremony held at Bainbridge High School on Friday, September 26.  The scholars for 2018-2019 are (L-R) Skylar Jones, Thomas Spooner and LaQuirsten Williams.  During the signing ceremony, the students, parents and guardians, community members and Decatur County School officials pledged to support the students until graduation.  The ceremony consisted of a video message from Governor Deal, congratulations from Representative Darlene Taylor, and inspiration from John Wooden, Assistant Superintendent,  and Tim Cochran, Superintendent.   

Bearcats Have HEART Bearcats have HEART 2019

"Bearcats Have Heart" is a great way for individuals to request assistance in a process that is respectful of individual needs and circumstances. Thank you to so many who have provided needed donations and support! Once your submission is made, you will be contacted via email within 48 hours (not counting Saturdays and Sundays) with a response to your request. 

Please click on the link: 




Teachers & Students Return

Teachers & Paras will return on 10/23

All students will return on 10/24

Parent Family Engagement "On the Road"

If you would like for us to partner with your school, business or community event, please contact Cheryl Guy or Chip Davis at 229-248-2835. We would love to bring Parent Family Engagement to you!


Decatur County Schools School Supply List
College & Career Academy Concept

To learn more about Bainbridge High School's College & Career Academy Concept, click here! 

Invitation to Participate

Decatur County Schools annually conducts a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA), reviews and revises our CLIP (Consolidated LEA Implementation Plan) and our Title I Parent and Family Engagement Plan.  The annual review process is discussed at our annual Title I Stakeholder Meetings. Opportunities to attend these meetings will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018, at the Decatur County Schools Support Center located at 507 Martin Street in West Bainbridge. There will be two repeated sessions:  11:00 am until 1:00 pm OR 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  All parents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend one of these informational meetings and offer feedback and suggestions.

For more information, please contact:

 Kathy Varner at 229-248-2836 or by email at kvarner@dcboe.com.

Summer iStation & iLearn! Stay Engaged this Summer
End of Year Slide Shows
Georgia Milestones Re-Test Information

Decatur County Schools is a Strategic Waiver System, which allows our system to waive specific state board rules. In our current strategic waiver, we chose to waive O.G.C.A 20-2-283 & 20-2-284. This waiver allows us as a system not to retest students for the 2017-2018 school year. The wavier also allows us to be able to use other vital information from your child’s entire school year and not only state assessment scores in the promotion and retention policy for the 2017-2018 school year.

EKE 2017-18 Yearbooks EKE Crest Image

The EKE 2017-18 Yearbook sales have begun! Please look for the order form in your child's school paperwork for your copy. The link below contains the document to print if needed. The yearbook cost is $15. The form and money are due by Friday, April 27th. It will be a year to remember!

2017-18 EKE Yearbook Order Form

Pennies for Patients


Click the "Pennies for Patient" logo above to watch a video about why EKE is excited to begin this event!

We will be collecting money for our Leukemia Survivor "Hero". Please help your child assemble the collection box sent home, inform family, friends, and neighbors, and help support cancer research. You can also donate and share using our school link for the event:


Thank you for your help and participation!

EKE 2017-18 Inspirational Video- Mrs. Crews Class
District Spelling Bee

District Spelling Bee Participants 2018

Elcan-King would like to recognize the following students for participation in the District Spelling Bee for Decatur County:

Kaleigh Mills, Mark Andrew Esquivel, and Kaiya Deibert.

We are so proud of your accomplishments!

Flu Awareness https://pixabay.com/en/influenza-flu-disease-virus-2833622/

Flu season is well underway. We are seeing many cases in Decatur County Schools. Flu is a very contagious illness. Please keep your children home until they are fever free without medication for 24 hours. If your child has fever, they are CONTAGIOUS! Also, if your child has been vomiting/diarrhea, please keep them home. Remember to wash hands with soap and hot water and to cover your cough. 

Flu Symptoms are achy head, dry cough (can be severe), decreased appetite, achy muscles, fever/chills, fatigue (weakness) can last 2 weeks.

EKE 5K "Glow" Run EKE 5K Glow Run

When:   March 2, 2018

Where:  Earle May Boat Basin 

Time:     6pm-9pm (Registration begins at 5:30)


Some glow items will be provided with registration; however, feel free to GLOW yourself up for the 5K run. Join us after for a little GLOW celebration at the Performance Arts Building. Thanks for GLOWING with us at Elcan King Elementary!

Click the link to get registered for this great event!!!!


All children will need to be accompanied by an adult. The adult does not have to run or walk the 5K, but will need to stay until his or her child(ren) have finished the race and the glow party.  

***Important dates for registration

February 16th-last day to save $5 use discount code EKEGLOW2018

February 18th-last day to register for $20 and receive a T-shirt

February 19th-registration fee is $30 and will not include a T-shirt

Decatur County Elementary Technology Competition Technology Competition

Elcan-King is proud to acknowledge the following students for achievements at the Decatur County Elementary Technology Competition:

Isaac Poitevient- 1st place in game design programming

Mark Andrew Esquivel & Careygan Palmer- 1st place in video production and editing

Cassie Marshburn & Hayden Reynolds- 2nd place in video production and editing

Karma Hutto & Cammie Marshburn- 3rd place in video production and editing

Congratulations to all of these talented students!

Decatur County Canceled, Wednesday January 17th

Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our students, all schools in Decatur County will be canceled tomorrow, Wednesday January 17th, for students and staff due to the possibility for icy and unsafe road conditions during the morning hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but the weather conditions tomorrow are too questionable at this time to jeopardize the safety of our students or our staff. 

We will be back to our normal schedule Thursday January 18th. 

Pre-K Registration February 6th at all Elementary Schools
National Football Championship Game 2018 Survey
Schools Closed November 17th

School Closed

All schools will be closed on November 17th.

Thanksgiving Break is November 20 - 24.

Early Learner's Workshop: Literacy Skill Building

Early Learner's Workshop

Decatur County Schools Closed Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th

Parents and Community Members,

The uncertainty of the future track of Hurricane Irma and its potential impact on our area has led us to cancel school for all Decatur County Schools on Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th. We are hopeful that our area sees very little impact but the uncertainty remains too high to take any chances with the safety of our students and staff. Schools will reopen on Wednesday, September 13th unless developments change at which time we will update you all.  Thank you and be safe.



Tim Cochran

Superintendent Decatur County Schools 

Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, August 28th through Friday, September 1st.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-2pm; Friday 10am-1pm

Parent Night Monday August 28th 3:30-5:30pm

Click below to shop Online


Updated Pre-K School Nutrition Guidelines
Charleston Wrap- School Fundraiser


Parent Information/ Title I Open House Elementary School


Please join us at Elcan-King on Thursday, August 10th for the following informational meetings:


5:00 p.m. - Early Intervention Program 

Topics-   What is this program and how does it work?


5:30 p.m. - Title I

Topics- Why does our school receive Title I funding?  Academic Accountability; Teacher Qualifications; Testing; Safety; Parent Volunteers; Other Federal Programs


6:00 p.m. - Back to School Curriculum

Topics- What does my child's schedule look like?   What are the expectations for my child?  How can I, as a parent, help?  

GKIDS Readiness Check
2017-2018 Back to School Information

Click here for all Registration Dates and Times

Bearcat Basics - all rising 9th graders are encouraged to sign up for a Bearcat Basic summer orientation. Visit the BHS website for available times and additional information.

Open House for All Schools
Thursday, August 3rd from 5:00-7:00 pm
We invite you to visit the school in which student is enrolled for the 17-18 school year to meet their teacher, visit the classroom, and to receive important school information.
Student schedule/homerooms will be posted at this time.

First Day of School - Friday, August 4, 2017

2017-2018 Back To School Supply Lists

Please visit individual school websites for additional information and parent resources.

School Wide Plan/ Parent Compact Meeting School council

You are invited

To the

School Wide Plan/ Parent Compact Meeting


Elcan King Elementary

June 5-6, 2017

From 8a.m. – 4 p.m.

Parent Portion

June 6th from 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Print Version of Flyer

We hope that you are able to come.  

Summer Reading
School Choice Week April 24th - 28th

The Decatur County Board of Education requires that all students attend the school in the zone in which they reside unless they are in a specialized program that contains students across school zones.  Any exceptions to this policy must be made through the “School Choice Plan.”

Scholastic Book Fair at EKE!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming! Monday, January 30th through Friday, February 3rd.  Hours are Monday-Thursday 10:30-2:30, and Friday 10:30-1:30. Hope to see you there!


Click on the image to go to our online book fair!

Happy Holidays! See you in 2017!


Georgia Student Health Survey


Please click on the image to enter the survey.

Georgia Schools- Parent Survey


Please click on the image to enter the survey.

Georgia School Personnel Survey


Please click on the image for the survey.

Have A Safe Break!

EKE Presidential Mock Election


Volunteer Training Opportunity http://www.123rf.com/photo_11197785_illustration-of-families-entering-a-theme-park.html

Attention Parents, Grandparents, and Guardians:

Volunteer Training will be conducted at the Parent & Family Engagement booth

during EKE's Fall Carnival

Friday, October 28th, 4:30-6:30pm

Scholastic Book Fair
Open House Event

We are please to invite you to our Open House, EIP & Title I information meetings for the 2016-2017 school year, Thursday, August 11, 2016.  We are excited about the information we will share with you about Elcan-King Elementary, as well as the information that the teachers will be sharing about their individual classrooms.  

The administrators of Elcan-King will share a host of information about our Federal Title I Program.  You will also have an opportunity to visit your child's classroom.  Teachers will be going over important material about the school year.

Parent Involvement- Volunteer Training

Summer Meals for Kids & Teens

2016-17 School Supply List
Early Release--December 4, 2015

The Decatur County Board of Education wishes to inform you that your child(ren) will be released from school early on Friday, December 4,  2015.  The early release schedule will be as follows:

  • Bainbridge High School and Hutto Middle School-Released at 12:30 pm
  • Bainbridge Middle School-Released at 12:45 pm
  • All Elementary Schools except JWE & WBE-Released at 1:00 pm
  • JWE & WBE Elementary-Released at 1:05 pm

The early release time is needed to provide the travel time and flexibility needed for our participation in the state semifinal football game in Cartersville, Georgia Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.  We appreciate your continued support.  GO BEARCATS!


Cougar Community Connection Meeting

Dear Parent / Guardian,
Thank you for supporting Elcan- King Elementary.  Your input and participation has proven invaluable. We will be holding our first Cougar Community Connection meeting on November 5, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. This meeting will be held in the cafeteria at Elcan- King Elementary.

Queridos padres / tutor,

gracias por apoyar a Elcan- Rey elemental. Sus aportaciones y participación ha resultado inestimable. Celebraremos nuestro primer Cougar Conexión Comunitaria reunión el 5 de noviembre de 2015, a las 9:00 a.m. de esta reunión se celebrará en la cafetería de la Elcan- Rey elemental.

Free Text Service for Parents of 4- & 5-year Olds!

Georgia has its very own free text service for parents of 4 and 5 years olds!  Thanks to the Georgia Department of Education and Stanford University, parents can receive tips, facts and resources to help get their child ready for kindergarten.  Joining is easy- parents just text "GAready4K" to 313131.

Georgia Parent Survey


Please click here to complete the Parent Survey. 

Title I School-Parent Compact Meeting

Please join us Monday, August 24, 2015 at 5:30 pm for a look at why the school-parent compact for Title-1 is important.


Open House & Title I Meeting

We are pleased to invite you to our Open House, EIP & Title-1 Information Meetings for the 2015-2016 school year, Thursday, August 13, 2015. We are excited about the information that we have to share with you about Elcan- King Elementary, as well as the information that the teachers will be sharing about their individual classrooms.

The administrators of Elcan- King Elementary will share a host of information about our Federal Title-1 Program. You will also have an opportunity to visit your child’s classroom. Teachers will be going over important material about the school year.

 Please join us for this event, and learn more about Elcan-King Elementary, as we “Climb to Great Heights”. 

Schedule of Events:




Federal Programs / Title -1 Meeting


Classroom Open House


EIP Meeting

Transportation Changes

To ensure that we send your child home in the appropriate manner, we need your help.  Please make every effort to have arrangements for your child made before the start of the school day.  All transportation changes must be made in writing.  You may send a note or fax a note to 229-248-2263.  Please know that we understand emergencies occur; however, we will be unable to honor any requests after 2:30 pm.  Thank you for you help.

Safety Protocol--Walking Students to Classrooms

Parents are allowed to walk their children into school for the first week.  For safety reasons, parents may not walk their children into the building after the first week. Staff members are posted throughout campus to ensure the safety of students as they walk to class independently.  

Open House

Open House at ALL Schools Thursday, August 6 
Time:  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Welcome to Our New Website Design

Welcome to Decatur County Schools.  We are proud to provide you with information regarding our schools and district.  Though our newly redesigned websites remain under construction, we are confident that as you visit our organization through these web pages that you will find DCBOE to be committed to providing parents and students with clear, timely, well-designed communications.

We assure you that everything is still on the website, but may be listed under a different menu.  We appreciate your patience as we transition.

Important School Nurse Update!


It’s that time of year when we start seeing signs and symptoms of Flu and other viruses. The best defense to staying healthy is GOOD HAND WASHING. Encourage your child to wash their hands often and to cough and/or sneeze into their arm.  

Please remember to keep your child home if your child has.….
?Fever greater than 100.5
Severe Cough and Congestion

Students should not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without having to take fever-reducing medicine. Also, if your child has been seen by a physician please send in the excuse to return to school. Illnesses that require antibiotics must be given for at least 24 hours prior to returning to school.  

Medications can be given at school but MUST be provided by the parent along with a note authorizing the nurse to give it at school.

Christy Harrell RN, BSN
Director Comprehensive School Health Care
Hutto Middle School Nurse

EKE Field Day 2015

Elcan-King will hold its "Field Day" event on Friday, May 1st. The activities will begin at 8:30 and last until 11:30.  It will then break for lunch.  Field Day shirts have been graciously provided by our PTO for students.  There will also be shirts for sale at the event if parents wish to purchase one.  We hope that you are able to come and join your child for fun and fitness!

Parent School Choice Notification
 Decatur County Schools
Excellence, Engagement and Accountability...for All!

Parent School Choice Notification
School Choice Week: April 27 - May 1, 2015
EKE Advanced Education Parent Survey

survey icon

Please click on the picture above to go to the parent survey. 

Thank you!

Georgia Milestones


Elementary GMAS Schedule

Wednesday, April 12- ELA Section 1 (3rd & 4th Grade)

Thursday, April 13- ELA Sections 2 & 3 (3rd & 4th Grade)

Friday, April 14- Math Sections 1 & 2 (3rd & 4th Grade)

The Georgia Milestones Assessment measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Students in grades 3 through 8 will take End-of-Grade (EOG) assessments in each content area. Decatur County students will participate in the Georgia Milestones between April 12th-24th. During this week we ask that your child attend school each day, arrive on time (before 8:00am), and get a good night's sleep. It is very important that your student is at school each day, rested, and ready to do their best on the EOG. Please schedule all doctor and dental appointments around the test dates. Students will be testing during the morning.

For further information or questions, you may contact your child's school adminstration or Chip Davis, Director of System Assessement at 229-240-2039.

Spring Break


Spring Holidays are Monday-Friday April 3rd-7th. Students will return to school on Monday, April 10th.

Parent Volunteer Training https://www.google.com/search?q=volunteer+images&safe=strict&espv=2&biw=1600&bih=770&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiY9oqw9_PRAhWBKiYKHTAlAp8Q_AUIBigB&dpr=1#imgrc=34y2j9iE0LBgNM:

Parent Volunteer Training Session

Tuesday, October 24th at 9:00 AM 

Elcan-King Elementary

725 Lousie St.

Dr. Seuss' Read Across America Week Dr. Seuss

The last week in February is Dr. Seuss' Read Across America Week! We encourage your child to dress up and celebrate the theme for each day of the week. Please help us show support for the importance of reading!

Monday, February 27th- Cat in the Hat Day

Tuesday, February 28th- Fox in Socks Day

Wednesday, March 1st-Thing 1 and Thing 2 Day

Thursday, March 2nd- Green Eggs and Ham Day

Friday, March 3rd- Horton Hears a Who Day

Power-Up for 30 Day

A day to promote physical activity, health, and academic achievement in our elementary schools.

EKE School Council Nominations Ballot 2016-17
Get Georgia Reading! Georgia Campaign for Grade Level Reading

"Get Georgia Reading! Georgia Campaign for Grade Level Reading" is the Summer Reading program that includes access to 10,400 free E-books that you can use through the link myon.com/.  You will be able to open and read, or listen to, a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction E-books on your computer or mobile devices.  Please use to following steps to log in and get started!

To login, go to myON.com and click the green Log in now button.

School Name:
Get Georgia Reading, Georgia Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Note: Do not cut and paste. Start typing "Get Georgia" and select the school from the drop down menu when it appears.

Username: read

Password: read

Click the Sign in button, select a book, and start reading!

For more program reading information visit http://www.getgeorgiareading.org/myon2016

Student School Climate Survey
Read Across America Week
Scholastic Book Fair Online Access

Please use this picture link to access the Scholastic Online Book Fair 

The online book fair will be available through the dates of January 28, 2016 to February 5, 2016.  Thank you for your participation!  All proceeds will go to buy books for our school!

Safe Route to Schools
Parent Involvement: Positive Discipline


Please join us Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 5:30 in the Elcan-King Elementary Cafeteria to learn more about positive discipline in school and at home.  The Decatur County Parent Involvement team will be examining how to better use positive discipline to promote better home and school behavior.

When: October 22, 2015

Where: Elcan-King Cafeteria

Time: 5:30 P.M.

Poor favor unease a nosotros el jueves, 22 de octubre de 2015, a las 5:30 en la cafetería Elcan-King elemental para aprender más acerca de la disciplina positiva en la escuela y en el hogar. El equipo de Participación de Padres del Condado de Decatur será examinar la mejor forma de utilizar la disciplina positiva para promover un mejor comportamiento del hogar y la escuela.

Cuando: 22 de octubre de 2015

Lugar: cafetería Elcan-King

Hora: 5:30 P.M.


Red Ribbon Week https://www.google.com/search?q=drug+free&safe=strict&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS756US756&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj2sIW0jvrWAhVGYiYKHSN0Dn0Q_AUICigB&biw=1600&bih=720#imgrc=RSDRrU_QDFLWDM:


Monday, October 23rd through Friday, October 27th

Monday- Wear Red! "Use your head, wear Red!"

Tuesday- Wear "Wacky-Tacky- I'm Drug Free!" Day

Wednesday- Wear Team Spirit "Team up against drugs!"

Thursday- Wear Hawaiian Day- "Lei off Drugs!"

Friday- Wear Storybook Character- Parade Day

Parade starts at 8:15am


EKE ADvanced Ed Student Survey 2017

EKE Student Survey

Please click on the picture to enter the survey.

Thank you!

District Pre-K Registration Bearcat Way Image

District Pre-Kindergarten Registration

When: Wednesday, April 26th from 1:00 to 6:00

Where: Decatur County Student Support Center

Exceptional Education Office

507 Martin Street in West Bainbridge

Documents needed for registration:

  • *Birth Certificate
  • *Proof of Residency- (Accepted documents include electric, gas, landline phone, water bill, rent receipt with landlord’s contact information or mortgage payment, vehicle registration, property tax notice, homeowner’s insurance bill. Documentation not accepted includes driver’s license or cell phone bill. )
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Form 3231
  • Medicaid Card, Food Stamp Card, TANF or SSI Award Letter

*Must have to complete registration

Pre-K Registration is conducted on a first come first serve basis. Classes are filling quickly. To guarantee a spot, please ensure your child is registered.

Questions- Call Catherine Gossett, PK Project Director 229-248-2828

Print Version of Flyer

National School Breakfast Week


Join us in our "Take the School Breakfast Challenge" at EKE, Monday, March 6th- Friday, March 10th. The weeklong celebration encourages students to enjoy our healthy, delicious school breakfasts, and focuses on the importance of eating breakfast for building a strong body and mind.

Monday: Wear the color yellow (bananas, pineapple, etc)

Tuesday: Wear the color green (grapes, kiwi, etc)

Wednesday: Dress up as your favorite breakfast item/ food. Get creative!

Thursday: Wear the color red (strawberries, apples, etc)

Friday: Wear the color orange (oranges, peaches, etc)

October Cougar Clips
Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

Free Meals for Kids This Summer! 

Children 18 and under can have free food and fun during summer vacation. For the Summer Food Service Program Site closest to you, call (229)243-5321 or visit our website at http://www.boe.dcboe.com
*There’s no registration and no fee.

The Seamless Summer Nutrition Program is sponsored by
the Georgia Department of Education.
GaDOE is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

This Institution is an equal opportunity provider

Comidas gratis para niños este verano!

Niños 18 y pueden tienen comida gratis y la diversión durante las vacaciones de verano. Para el verano alimentos servicio sitio Del programa más cercana a usted, llame al (229)243-5321 o visite nuestro sitio web en http://www.boe.dcboe.com
 * hay sin registro y sin cargo.

El Programa de Nutrición de Verano sin fisuras con el patrocinio de
el Departamento de Educación de Georgia .
GaDOE es un proveedor con igualdad de oportunidades.

Esta institución es un proveedor de igualdad de oportunidades

Parent School Climate Survey
Georgia Parent Survey

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school.  All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

Student Survey

Lost and Found


Please remember to come check the school's Lost & Found for your child's belongings. All items will be donated to local charities after school closes for the break on Wednesday, December 20th.

Thank you!

Georgia Parent Survey

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.


2016-17 EKE Yearbook EKE Crest

2016-2017 Yearbook Order

We are excited to offer parents the opportunity to purchase a 2016-2017 Cougar Yearbook. This book will consist of 36 pages, in color, and will cost $15.00 each.

Each homeroom will be featured along with other captured moments throughout the year. This yearbook will include pages for their current and future likes and interests.  This is a great way to commemorate their 2016-2017 school year at Elcan-King Elementary.

The deadline to order is Friday, April 21st. 

Yearbook Order Form

Georgia Parent Survey 2016-2017

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  

Let's Move! Active Schools
Get Georgia Reading (2017 Summer Reading Opportunity)

Exciting news, everyone!

Underway now, Get Georgia Reading Campaign partner myON is delivering thousands of free books to computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day—every day—through Aug. 31.

Last summer, kids throughout the state read 248,901 books and spent 55,831 hours reading. This year, we are challenging Georgia to top last year’s numbers by reading more than 250,000 books and spending over 60,000 hours reading.

Please help spread the word — including simple instructions for logging on — by sharing this news story with your networks: http://getgeorgiareading.org/2017/05/03/summer-for-georgia-readers-begins-today/


Summer Reading Tips for Parents

Student Climate Surveys

Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 
There are two versions of the Georgia Student Health Survey (GSHS) 2.0. The first version is for middle and high school students (grades 6 – 12), and the second version is a short survey for elementary students (grades 3-5). At least 75% of students at each grade level (3-12) must participate in the GSHS 2.0 to be eligible for the School Climate Star Rating. Please make plans for your elementary, middle and high school students to participate in the GSHS 2.0. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The GSHS 2.0 is also available in Spanish. Students may select the Spanish version by clicking Español within the survey. The URL addresses for the elementary, middle and high school surveys are posted below.

Teachers, Parents, and Stakeholders . . .Participate in Surveys

From Pam Smith, GaDOE Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Georgia Department of Education

On January 14, 2016, the State Board of Education granted permission to post the draft Science and Social Studies GSE for 60 days of public review and comment.

Important Information for Parent Volunteers and Chaperones

Would you like to become a parent volunteer or chaperone in the schools?

End of the Year Program Dates https://pixabay.com/en/owl-clip-art-books-school-2790684/

Pre-K- Friday, May 18th @ 8:15am

Kindergarten- Friday, May 18th @ 9:30am

First Grade- Monday, May 21 @ 8:15am

Second Grade- Monday, May 21 @ 9:30am

Third Grade- Tuesday, May 22 @ 8:15am

Fourth Grade- Tuesday, May 22 @ 9:30am

EKE School Supply List- 2017-18 School Year
Decatur County Schools Facebook Page

Please check out the school system's new Facebook page at the link below.  The page wil display general information, items of interest, weather alerts, and emergencies.  Please follow it and inform family and friends in our community.  Have a great school year!


EKE Relay for Life T-shirt Sale!


EKE is now selling T-shirts for the 2016 Relay for Life event.  Please click on the picture to see a larger image. Order forms will be sent home with your child's Cougar Folder, or you can come to the school to fill out an order for your purchase. Thank you for being a "Super Supporter" of your school!

Collaborative Impact for Decatur County
2016-2017 School Calendar


An Atlanta Falcons Moms Football Safety Clinic is being hosted at Bainbridge High School on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 with Dinner provided from 6 pm to 7 pm and the Clinic from 7 pm to 9 pm in the BHS Cafeteria.  To register for the clinic click on the link provided below:



Decatur County Schools 2015-2016 Calendar
Community Wide Literacy Campaign https://pixabay.com/en/book-reading-blue-smile-read-1524010/

Everyone may help by:
Book drop-off bins located at each school
Purchase books from Amazon, Read, Dream, Achieve Account


Become a trained volunteer
Participate in a brief training to learn how to effectively read aloud
If you are interested in becoming a trained
volunteer who also reads aloud to students,
please contact Dr. Cheryl Guy
for additional details.
229-243-6847 or 229-248-2835 cguy@dcboe.com

Read, Dream, Achieve: A Community-Wide Literacy Awareness Initiative Read Dream Achieve

1. Go to Amazon.com and log on to your account or if you don’t have one you can create a new account.
2. Go to the “Account & Lists” tab on the top right of the page.
(Hello, Name: there will be a drop down box.)
3. Click on “Find a list or Registry”
-Go to “Your Friends” (three tabs in blue will say “Your List”,
“Your Idea Lists”, & “Your Friends”)
-Type in: DCBOE from “Find Someone’s List” box (to the left)
-Then hit enter to pull up the wish list
4. Book Wish List is available for you to purchase.
-Click on the book or books you would like to pur-chase.
-You have the choice of Hardcover or Paperback books.
-Place the QTY and add to your cart. Once added & you’re ready to check out, then you will proceed to check out. (Select Shipping Address page).
-Select DCBOE Read, Dream, Achieve. The order will be shipped directly to the DCBOE Support Center 507 Martin Street.
-Choose the OPTION of completing a Gift Receipt & type a message.
-Choose your shipping options (free to Amazon Prime Members, etc…) Then press Continue.
-Select Payment Method. Put in your credit card, debit card, gift card, Ama-zon.com or bank account number (checking). Press continue to review your order and place your order.

Parent Volunteers Volunteers

Interested in volunteering, chaperoning a school-related event or trip, or attending a field trip with your student?
First Time Volunteers: Be sure to attend a face-to-face volunteer training session
All Others: Recertify online (every school year ) @ dcboe.com/ for parents/Annual Recertification Requirements

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