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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

"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!


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Teachers & Students Return

Teachers & Paras will return on 10/23

All students will return on 10/24


Join us to end Alzheimer's. Please consider making a donation to support our team.

21st Century Kickoff Thursday

 Parents are invited to the Parent Kick Off  Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 3:30-5:30.  Come see what is going on in 21st Century  After School Program!

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! 

Supply List 2018-19
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
Kindergarten Slide Show
Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year TOTY and SSOTY

Congratulations, Charlotte Thomas, 2019 Teacher of the Year and Lindsay Anderson,  2019 Support Staff of the Year.



Spring Fling is HERE!!!!

Come join us for lots of fun, food, games, and rides at Spring Fling 2018, Friday, April 20 from 4:30-7:00PM!  Everyone is welcome. Armbands are $10 for unlimited activities.

Summer School

Your child can participate in a Summer Enrichment Program. The program will offer reading, math, and extracurricular activities. Breakfast and Lunch will be served to ALL students.
Transportation will be provided

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.

Read Across America Week- February 23-March 2

Storybook Character Parade will be on Friday, February 23 right after the Top Dawg presentation in the gym. Students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character.

February 26-March 2 Special Activities:

  1. Monday-Green Eggs and Ham- Wear green day      
  2. Tuesday-Fox in Socks- Crazy sock day
  3. Wednesday – Wacky Whisker Day- Wear whiskers
  4. Thursday- Cat in the Hat- Wear a hat
  5. Friday- Read Across America Read Together Time
Health M Powers Health Tips

Please sign up for Weekly Wellness Text Messages for free videos, recipes,and healthy tips.

2018 JJE Color Run- Come join the fun!

Color Run


Race day: March 24, 2018

Start time: 8am Walkers            8:30am Runners             9:15  Color Party

Race location: John Johnson Elementary School Bainbridge, GA


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
State School Superintendent Visits JJE

State School Superintendent Woods, visited JJE and gave each fourth grade student a copy of the Constitution.  Superintendent Woods was very impressed with our students and school.  We are grateful for his visit and support of our school system.  Our local School Superintendent, Mr. Cochran and Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Aldridge, also visited us.



Collaborative Impact for Decatur County
JJE Spelling Bee

JJE Spelling Bee was a great success. The students went 21 rounds! We are so proud of these hardworking students.


School winners are: 
1st place- Ry Day
2nd place- Julie Bocanegra
3rd place-Kellie Brown



Top 12 students that won at the classroom level are:

Tyrone Stubbs
Fallyn Marcowitz
Ry Day
Brooklyn Dawkins
Hayden Hand
Caleb Logue
Bryce Olds
Brayden Hudgins
Julie Bocanegra
Kaylie Sims
Kelli Brown
Sutton Smith