Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

 District News

August 14, 2019 Board Brief

Read a summary of the latest meeting of the Savannah-Chatham County School Board.

August 2019 ESPLOST PROJECT UPDATES

Read to find out more about the replacement facilities for White Bluff Elementary and Jenkins High, along with updates on the Beach High Auditorium, Woodville Tompkins Gymnasium and other ongoing projects!

Early Learning Center at Henderson Formey, Jr. School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held

The new Pre-K and Kindergarten school was named for an educational giant in the community.

SCCPSS Awarded $8.2 Million to Support 21st Century Community Learning Centers

SCCPSS will receive over $8.2 million over the next five years to support these new programs.

SCCPSS to Host 2nd Annual Back to School Expo on Saturday, July 27th

Staff will be available to help families with anything they might need for back to school readiness.

Savannah Arts Students Enjoy Language Immersion Program in Spain

In addition to attending 4 hours of class daily, led by native Spanish speaking teachers, students benefitted from the experience of total immersion with Spanish families

July 10, 2019 Board Brief

Read a summary of the latest meeting of the Savannah-Chatham County School Board.

AdvancED Monitoring Review Report Released

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has received the “Monitoring Review Report” from the AdvancED Review team’s visit held on March 26-28, 2019.

SCCPSS Communication Efforts Recognized with National Awards

The SCCPSS Division of Communications has received two 2019 Publications and Digital Media awards from the National School Public Relations Association.

June 25, 2019 Special Called Meeting Board Brief

Read a summary of the latest meeting of the Savannah-Chatham School Board.

June 19, 2019 Special Called Meeting Board Brief

Read a summary of the latest meeting of the Savannah-Chatham County School Board.

New Hampstead Student Recognized as Outstanding Intern by Maritime Logistics Education Taskforce

New Hampstead High School rising Senior Naomi Gores has been recognized with the 2019 Eddie Johnson MLET Award from the Maritime Logistics Education Taskforce.

SCCPSS Lead Nurse Named GASN School Nurse Administrator of the Year

The GASN School Nurse Awards publicly recognize school nurses statewide who demonstrate excellence in school nursing practice and leadership in school health.

Massie Awarded CMA Awards of Excellence

Massie was recognized for the program “Pinching Pottery and Weaving Walls: American Indian STEAM”.

Kade Wright Named Superintendent’s Student of the Month - May 2019

Isle of Hope 4th Grader Receives Honor at Board Meeting

Notice of Property Tax Increase

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 18.881 mills, which is no increase in mills.

June 5, 2019 Board Brief

Read a summary of the latest meeting of the Savannah-Chatham County School Board.

Educate Chatham Foundation Provides Grants to those Chosen as 2019 Inspirational Educators

The educators, selected by the senior class at each of the public high schools as the “most inspirational,” were awarded $500 each.

Ft. Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Recognize SCCPSS for Support

The installation considers the surrounding communities an outreach of itself in welcoming soldiers and their families to the area.

Gadsden Elementary School Recognized as a 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School

Gadsden Elementary is being recognized for teaching conscientious environmental preservation with energy-saving strategies.

SCCPSS Class of 2019 Includes 13 Georgia Scholars

Students eligible for Georgia Scholar recognition are high school seniors who exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home.

8th Grade Isle of Hope Student Named Deep Laureate for Spring 2019

Khalil’s powerful letter, “Consider Me,” won him the honor.

SCCPSS Students Help Build Tiny Houses for Homeless Veterans

Students rotate on tasks and receive instruction and guidance in framing, roofing, siding, and plumbing.

Isle of Hope Fiddlernauts Launch New Bobcat Space Shuttle Simulator

The simulator is a vital component, supplementing math and problem-solving skills, in the students’ preparation to compete in NASA-University of Florida Student Astronaut Challenge.

May 8, 2019 Board Brief

Read a summary of the latest meeting of the Savannah-Chatham County School Board.

SCCPSS Names 2020 Instructional Support Person of the Year

Jacquline White Chosen to Represent School District

SCCPSS CTAE Director Selected as a 2019 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Winner by Boy Scouts of America

The honor is given to local community leaders in recognition of their dedication to improving the quality of life in the community.

SCCPSS Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett Recognized for “Championing Montessori in the Public Sector”

Dr. Levett and 11 other district leaders from across the United States were recognized for their leadership in supporting and recognizing the Montessori pedagogy as a leading curriculum in the education field.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New ESPLOST-Funded Islands High Athletic Complex

The athletic complex will be the first district-owned stadium in Chatham County.

April 10 Board Briefs

Read a summary of the latest Board Meeting.

Devin Francois Named Superintendent’s Student of the Month - March 2019

Woodville Tompkins High School Senior Receives Honor at Board Meeting

SCCPSS Afterschool Activities Canceled Tuesday Due to Severe Weather Threat

Parents and staff are encouraged to monitor the weather forecast closely and stay alert to changing conditions.

Islands Campus Athletic Complex - Construction Update

A groundbreaking will be held at the site on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

2nd Annual Books, Blankets and Family Fun Set for April 13th!

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools will take over Daffin Park for our annual Family Engagement Day event.

SCCPSS Superintendent Honored by State of Georgia

Dr. M. Ann Levett was recognized as both an Outstanding Woman in Leadership and as an Outstanding Georgia Citizen.

Notice of Changes to Powerschool Parent and Student Portal Access

Enhancements made to Powerschool over Spring Break may require the reinstallation of the smartphone app or the replacement of the existing bookmark website of the portal to view.

Islands Senior Named STAR Student Region Winner

Adkins will now advance to the State Level Competition in Atlanta which will be held at the end of April.

Woodville Tompkins Teacher Recognized as National LifeChanger

LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students.

March 6 Board Briefs

Read a summary of the latest Board Meeting.

SCCPSS Kindergarten Orientation-Wednesday, March 27, 2018

Children will have the opportunity to visit a kindergarten classroom and participate in activities that will help them feel comfortable about starting school.

Anastasia Cail-Greene Named Student of the Month - February 2019

Coastal Middle School 8th Grader Receives Honor at Board Meeting

SCCPSS Improves School to Home Communication Through Peachjar

Digital flyers will be sent directly to parents who see them as visually engaging images right on their smartphone or computer screen.

SCCPSS Seeking Participants for Spring Job Fair

The job fair will allow employers, recruitment officers and college admissions representatives the opportunity to meet with students from all eleven Savannah-Chatham high schools.

Garrison's Kathryn Whitney Named 2020 SCCPSS Teacher of the Year

Ms. Whitney teaches gifted students Kindergarten and First Grade students at Garrison School for the Arts.

Islands High School wins 4th consecutive Georgia FFA Veterinary Science Competition

The Veterinary Science Program at Islands High School is the only Choice Program of its kind in the state of Georgia, and the first and only Veterinary Science Program in Georgia to receive Industry Certification.

Islands High Student Named Chatham County Star Student

The factors considered in naming the STAR student are class rank and SAT Scores. The student then chooses to honor a teacher who has been influential in their education as their STAR Teacher.

February 2019 ESPLOST PROJECT UPDATES

Read to find out more about the replacement facilities for White Bluff Elementary School and Jenkins High School as well as plans for the New Hampstead K8 and other ongoing projects!

Garrison 7th Grader Named Deep Laureate for Fall 2019

The honor recognizes Demetris Alston as one of Savannah's “deepest" young authors, whose creative writing is among the most skilled, original, and fearless in the county.

Benedict College Awards $585,000 in Scholarships and “On the Spot” Admissions Decisions to Qualified SCCPSS Seniors

Benedict offers students with mid-level grade point averages an opportunity to further their education at one of the region’s most affordable colleges.

SCCPSS Student Progress Reports Delayed

A printed copy will be sent home with you child on Tuesday.

Four SCCPSS High Schools Make State List of AP Honor Schools

The 2019 AP Honor Schools are named in six categories, based on the results of 2018 AP courses and exams.

Summer 500 Youth Employment Program

Are you a student looking for summer employment? Read more!

February 6 Board Briefs

Read a summary of the latest Board Meeting.

SCCPSS Participants in the Fulbright-Hays Ghana Project Abroad Share Experiences

Participants shared their photographs from the journey and described their experiences with emphasis on how they will integrate them into curriculum and classroom practice.

Isle of Hope Fiddlernauts Earn First Place & Teamwork Awards at National Student Astronaut Competition

Preparing for success at finals required a lot of dedication as the 18 student team members practiced between 10 and 20 hours each week, including after school and weekends, beginning last August.

Matthew Mitchell Named Student of the Month - January 2019

Bloomingdale Elementary 2nd Grader Receives Honor at Board Meeting

Savannah Arts Academy 4-Peat Region 14 Mock Trial Champs!

This is the youngest team the Savannah Arts Academy has ever taken into competition.

Pre-K Lottery Application Process Opens February 20th

Funding from the Georgia Lottery provides a limited number of Pre-Kindergarten classes.

STEM Academy at Bartlett Once Again Recognized as the Top STEM Middle School Program in the Nation

The FETC STEM Excellence Awards recognize excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at the primary, middle and high school levels.

Six Schools Earn Right to Represent SCCPSS in the Regional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in February

Nearly 300 students from 32 SCCPSS schools at all levels participated for the chance to advance to regional competition on February 9th at Valdosta State University.

Groves High School Chosen as Regional Winner of the 2017-18 Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award

The Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award honors sportsmanship demonstrated by athletes as well as that of fellow students, parents, coaches and spectators alike, making the award a tribute to the entire school community.

Five SCCPSS Students Earn Spring Mentorship Opportunity in Film Industry

Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah and the Georgia Film Academy at Savannah Technical College will pair our students with a current GFA student to learn about working on set or in a production office.

Coastal Middle Students Step Up to Assist Their “Partners in Education” at Coast Guard Station Tybee

The students collected and donated 339 gift cards totaling over $2,500 to assist those impacted by the federal government shutdown.

STEM Academy at Bartlett Receives Banner from GaDOE in Recognition of S.T.E.A.M. Certification

The STEM Academy at Bartlett was the state of Georgia’s first STEM-certified middle school and is just the second STEAM-certified middle school in the state.

SCCPSS Celebrates New Student Affairs Support Services Center with an Open House for the Community

The Student Affairs Support Services Center (SASSC) helps to eliminate barriers to students’ academic success and assist families in gaining stability which often correlates to a student’s academic experience.

STEM Academy at Bartlett Recognized as One of the Top STEM Middle School Programs in the Nation

The school is one of the top three finalists for the FETC STEM Excellence Award which will be announced on January 30th.

Board Approves SCCPSS 2019-2020 School Year Calendar

The calendar was developed in a manner that maximizes student achievement, represents feedback received by the Board’s Calendar Committee, and includes certain administrative requirements.

January 9 Board Briefs

Read a summary of the latest Board Meeting.

Fifteen SCCPSS Student-Athletes & Four SCCPSS Coaches Set to Participate in Annual Blitz Border Bowl Versus South Carolina

The fifteen SCCPSS student-athletes participating will be among a total 45 players making up Team Georgia.

Larissa Gomez Named Student of the Month - December 2018

New Hampstead Senior Receives Honor at Board Meeting

Coastal Middle School Receives 2nd Re-designation as a Lighthouse School to Watch

Coastal Middle School will be recognized at the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders conference in Athens on January 28th, as well as at the annual National Forum Schools to Watch conference in Washington, D.C. in June.

SCCPSS Administration and School Board Meet with Legislators to Discuss Priorities

SCCPSS Staff and Board of Education members come up with an annual list of priorities to send to Atlanta with our local legislative delegation.

SCCPSS Student Earns Scholarship after Advancing to Interview Stage of United States Senate Youth Program

Savannah Early College student Nathan Castro is one of only 19 students from the state of Georgia to qualify to advance to the interview stage of the United States Senate Youth Program this fall.

Three SCCPSS Employees Recognized as Health Care Heroes by the Georgia Medical Society

SCCPSS Lead Nurse Lisa Wilson, Juliette Gordon Low Elementary School Nurse Ja’net Nevels, and Pooler Elementary School Nurse Marla Danis were recognized as Allied Health Professionals.

Memorial Health High School Basketball Tournament Set to Tip-Off on December 19th

Over thirty-two teams will compete in a tournament that will bring out the best in High School Athletics!

Student Success Expo – A Pathway to Graduation and Beyond!

The event helps make the connection between our programs of study and college and career options through information available at school, collegiate, and business displays

December 12 Board Briefs

Read a summary of the latest Board Meeting.

Liam Clark Named Student of the Month - November 2018

5th Grade Student from Pooler Elementary Receives Honor at Board Meeting

Johnson High Students Excel at Collegiate Debate Conference

Johnson High students not only held their own with universities such as UGA, Ohio State and Kennesaw State, but came home with two awards!

November 7 Board Briefs

Read a summary of the latest Board Meeting

Shawn Bulloch Named Student of the Month - October 2018

7th Grade Student from STEM Academy Receives Honor at Board Meeting

Isle of Hope K8 Wins First Place Georgia STEM Education Award for STEM Day Activities

This is Isle of Hope K8’s THIRD first place state STEM Education award since 2014.

Isle of Hope K8 Named a Finalist for 2018 STEM Education STEM Day Activities Award

2018 winners will be announced at the Seventh Annual STEM Education Awards Assembly being held Friday, November 2nd at Loudermilk Center in Atlanta.

SCCPSS Once Again Earns Meritorious Budget Award

This is the eleventh year that the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System’s Division of Finance has participated in the MBA program – showing a commitment to sound fiscal management and budgetary policies.

SCCPSS Names Five Finalists for 2020 Teacher of the Year

Teachers were on hand to represent their school at the 2020 Teacher of the Year reception.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New ESPLOST-Funded White Bluff Elementary School

The new school is being designed for 650 students at a projected cost of $22,600,000.

SCCPSS School Food and Nutrition Program Awarded Gold Level Golden Radish Award for Farm to School Efforts

The Golden Radish Award publicly recognizes Georgia school districts for best practices in farm to school programs.

Islands High School’s Kalen DeLoach Selected for the 2019 Under Armour All-America Game

Deloach is considered one of the best players in the country and has been recruited by a number of college football powerhouses.

It’s Not Too late to Fill out a Meal Application for the Current School Year!

Parents and guardians can pick up a paper application for Free or Reduced Lunch at the school sites or at the Application Center located at 3609 Hopkins Street.

60 Young Men Inducted into West Chatham Middle School's M.A.L.E. Dreamers Program

M.A.L.E. Dreamers is a mentorship program for male students in 6th through 8th grade at West Chatham Middle School.

Atlanta-based ArtsNow Program to Use Federal Grant to Fund smART Literacy Project in Three SCCPSS Schools

ArtsNow’s smART Literacy! initiative will deliver professional development and job-embedded training in literacy-based arts integration to Garrison School for the Arts, Heard Elementary School, and Marshpoint Elementary School.

Flag of Learning and Liberty Raised over Mercer Middle School

Ms. Kiwonda Riley was honored at the latest Teacher of the Year Flag Raising ceremony.

STEM Academy at Bartlett Again Named an Apple Distinguished School

The selection highlights the school’s success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment.

SCCPSS Celebrates National School Lunch Week October 15-19, 2018

The theme, “Lots 2 Love,” encourages students and school nutrition professionals across the country to share what they love most about school lunch programs.

Classes to Resume for SCCPSS Students on Friday

All facilities are in good condition and ready for reopening tomorrow.

SCCPSS Severe Weather Closure for Thursday, October 11, 2018

An update will be provided on Thursday afternoon regarding school operations on Friday, October 12, 2018.

SCCPSS Monitoring Weather for Potential Impacts from Hurricane Michael

SCCPSS remains in constant contact with the Chatham Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service for the most up to date information associated with this storm.

SCCPSS Continuing to Monitor Weather – No Change to School Operations on Wednesday

SCCPSS officials will continue to monitor weather conditions over the next 24 hours and are closely reviewing forecasts that indicate a potential for severe weather on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Academic School Year Calendar Survey!

SCCPSS seeks feedback for the development of the 19-20 Academic School Year Calendar

SCCPSS to Utilize October 8 as a Make-up Day

Monday, October 8, 2018, is now a regular school day. All students will report to class at their designated bell time.

SCCPSS Budget Update – Use of Tax Anticipation Note

SCCPSS offers background on the budget process, public school finance, and the use of a Tax Anticipation Note.

SCCPSS Receives Nearly Half a Million Dollars in Federal Grants to Increase Safety and Security in Schools

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools make ensuring the safety of students, staff and our facilities a top priority.

Four SCCPSS Students Win Awards in Annual Statewide Law Day Poster Contest

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools had two first place winners in both the Pre-K thru 2nd grade level and the 3rd thru 5th grade level!

Gould Elementary 21st Century Program Named Tops in SCCPSS for 2017-18 SY

21st Century Community Learning Centers provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.

SCCPSS and Partners Awarded Grant to Improve FAFSA Completion Rates

Grants have been awarded to organizations from 25 cities as part of a national “FAFSA Completion Challenge,” which aims to increase FAFSA completion rates in urban areas.

Garrison K8 Student Chosen to be Part of State School Superintendent's Student Advisory Council

Garrison School for the Arts 8th Grader Trenton Brockington has been selected as a member of the 2018-19 Student Advisory Council for State School Superintendent Richard Woods.

SCCPSS 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Continues to Rise

The SY2017-18 graduation rate is 86.6% - a 2.3 point jump over the previous year.

Audition Prep Being Offered for 5th Grade SCCPSS Students Planning to Audition for Garrison Middle School Arts Programs

The Garrison School for the Arts fine arts’ faculty has developed a series of workshops directed at helping students prepare for their middle school audition.

SCCPSS Administration Announces Planned October 8 Make-up Day

SCCPSS Administration has designated October 8th as a recommended make-up day.

Classes to Resume for SCCPSS Students on Monday

All facilities will reopen and classes will resume on Monday, September 17, 2018.

REMINDER No School for SCCPSS Students Friday and District Central Office Closed to Public

The Districts Central Office facility located at 208 Bull Street will be closed to the public on Friday, September 14th.

SCCPSS Schools to Close Friday Due to Potential Severe Weather Conditions Associated with Hurricane Florence

There will be no school for students on Friday, September 14th, 2018, due to potential severe weather conditions associated with Hurricane Florence.

SCCPSS Monitoring Weather - No Change Anticipated to School Schedules

All schools are expected to remain open and on their regular operational schedule this week.

STEM Education Opportunity for SCCPSS Students!

It’s a yearlong STEM project related to community problems.

SCCPSS Monitoring Weather - No Change to School Schedule at this Time

Savannah-Chatham County Public School Officials are closely monitoring the track of Hurricane Florence.

SCCPSS Seeks Community Input for School Safety Taskforce

Four meetings in September will solicit recommendations and feedback to improve safety and security in SCCPSS schools.

Kristen Horan Named Student of the Month - August 2018

Kristen Horan Named Student of the Month for August 2018

Gould Elementary 21st Century Named Best SCCPSS Program for 2017-18 School Year

Gould Elementary's 21st Century Program received Certificates of Excellence in a number of areas.

Gould Elementary Students and Staff Collect and Deliver Books for Tornado Damaged Marshpoint Classrooms

On Friday, August 17, 2018, there were smiles all around as Gould teachers and administrators delivered donated books to the students and teachers at Marshpoint Elementary School!

Savannah High Student Lauded as Hero After Saving Neighbor from Fire

Seventeen year old Taequan Mitchell received a plaque on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from Savannah Fire Chief Charles Middleton.

Coastal Georgia Comprehensive Academy Hosts Seminar to Give Law Enforcement Advice for Interacting with Autistic Citizens

The visit gave officers the opportunity to learn about and, in a tour following the information session, to see a variety of behaviors that they may encounter when dealing with a citizen who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Comcast Surprises 100 SCCPSS Students with Laptops at Digital Literacy Rally

​​There were smiles all around at Butler Elementary School on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 as Comcast partnered with SCCPSS to host a digital literacy assembly.

Applications for SY 2018-19 Free/Reduced Lunch Available for SCCPSS Families

SCCPSS families who receive free/reduced lunch must reapply each year to maintain their recipient status.

Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School Partners with J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Program

Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School has partnered with the J.W. Fanning Institute to provide a robust leadership program for students, faculty, and staff during the 2018-2019 school year.

Back-to-School Showcase

SCCPSS Invites you to our Back-to-School Showcase at Savannah Mall.

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