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Oak Hill Middle School Eco Club receives donation
by FeliciaCummings/TheUnion-Recorder

Kathy Chandler, president of the Milledgeville Garden Club Council, presented a check for $500 to the Eco Club of Oak Hill Middle School to help assist the group in its environmental endeavors. The Milledgeville Garden Club Council is made up of members of the four local gardening clubs. ‘We chose this project because we’re passionate about gardening and we want children to know how to grow their food, where food comes from, and be able to appreciate the relationship we have with plants and the earth.

We just thought this was a worthwhile project for us to support,’ Chandler said. Students in the Eco Club are involved with gardening and environmental issues around the school, as well as in the community. Chuck Claxton, sponsor for the OHMS Eco Club, says they are appreciative for the donation and support from community organizations. ‘It’s groups like this that help sustain us by helping us out with money so we can buy our seeds every year or buy new soil or other equipment like tools and such,’ Claxton said.


Runner aims to inspire students to bring forth world-wide change
        By FELICIA CUMMINGS (unionrecorder.com)

Marathon runner David Christof is bringing awareness to the public about the safe drinking water problem in developing countries.

“I wanted to do more and help people everywhere have safe drinking water,” he said Tuesday as he addressed a gym full of fourth and fifth grade students at Eagle Ridge Elementary School.

Christof, from the Czech Republic, visited Baldwin’s public schools Monday and Tuesday to discuss the factors surrounding the safe drinking water crisis thatother countries face.

His visits to each school were sponsored by Georgia College.

Christof also discussed his cause with the GC campus and community at the Library Museum Education Room, Monday night.

During his presentations, Christof shared with studentshis story of determination to help solve the world water crisis by organizing and executing long-distance charity runs.

His drive to be a part of the solution to the world water crisis started when he participated in Blue Planet Run.

In 2007, the Blue Planet Run marathon, comprised of a team of 21 male and female athletes, started in New York City and encompassed a round the clock run through the U.S., Ireland, the U.K., France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Mongolia,

Marathon runner David Christof from the Czech Republic speaks to fourth and fifth grade students at Eagle Ridge Elementary School about the importance of safe drinking water in developing countries. Christof visited all schools in the Baldwin County school district to bring awareness about the issue through his long distance charity runs.


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BCSD Pursuit of Excellence Awards
  • Mr. John Davis, Maintenance Technician, Facilities and Maintenance


    Nominated by Blanche Lamb, Director of the Early Learning Center

    Mr. Davis has been serving the students of Baldwin County Schools for over 16 years. He is noted as being someone that can be counted on in times of desperate need. Mr. Davis not only works at fulfilling the work orders that he is assigned, but he ensures that the job is done right and in a timely manner.  Ms. Lamb credits Mr. Davis as an employee who has foresight and initiative which in turn, saves the district a “significant” amount of money in preventative maintenance services that might otherwise go unnoticed. He also works hard to ensure that the students have a safe and clean learning environment. Thank you Mr. Davis for your example of excellence!

  • Ms. Jessica Johnson, Teacher at Creekside Elementary School



    Nominated by Michelle Dunn, Co-worker, Ashley Dent, Student Teacher and Amy Brown, parent.

                   Ms. Johnson is completing her first year with Baldwin County Schools and has not received not one, not two, but three nominations. She is noted as going beyond the call of duty every day for her students, parents and co-workers. Her dedication to ensuring student success was recognized by the Donors Choose campaign in which she was chosen as the winner of a trip to the Ron Clark Academy for herself and several of her co-workers.  Not only does Ms. Johnson support her co-workers, but she gives of herself to help mold future educators and hosted a student teacher this school year. She introduced “Dojo” for parents to track student behavior and share information. She encourages her students to give their best and wear a smile. She displays a deep commitment to student success, enthusiasm, love and passion for teaching. Ms. Johnson you are a true example of excellence!




  • Ms. Libra Renfroe, Paraprofessional at Blandy Hills Elementary


    Nominated by Katrina Veal and Anna Dunn, Co-Workers

    As a member of the Blandy Hills team, Ms. Renfroe is quoted as wearing “many hats”. Completing her ninth year with Baldwin County Schools, she has helped with everything from making copies, covering classrooms when needed, helping with the After School Program, and having charge of the ISS classroom.  Ms. Renfroe works in a professional manner and does not mind going the extra mile to help others. Ms. Renfroe, you are an example of Excellence!


  • Mr. Odell Rozier, Bus Driver, Transportation Department


    Nominated by Heather Cox, Teacher

    For over eighteen and a half years, Mr. Rozier has worked to ensure that Baldwin County students are safely transported in and around the community. He is noted as being “the best example of a bus driver for children….ever”.  He not only cares about the student’s safety, but he also cares about their over-all well-being. Mr. Rozier makes every effort to do what is best for students to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride. Not only does he transport students himself, but he also trains other bus drivers in proper safety procedures, bus inspection mandates and for initial licensure and licensure renewal. Mr. Odell you are a prime example of Excellence!

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Georgia High School Graduation Test Is Eliminated Effective Immediately!

On March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law HB 91. This law retroactively eliminated the Georgia High School Graduation Test as a requirement for students who were enrolled in a Georgia public school during the years from 1981 to 2011.

This law makes it possible for those students to finally obtain their high school diploma who have met all requirements EXCEPT passing one or more sections of the Georgia High School Graduation Test. This bill allows those individuals to obtain their high school diploma so they can move on to a brighter future either in a specific career that they could not obtain before or enroll in postsecondary education.

The State of Georgia required local school systems to put into place a policy and procedure for these qualified students to petition the local school board to review their records and if they qualify under HB 91, receive their diploma.  The Baldwin County community has greatly benefited from this law.  As of the July 31st, over 255 diplomas have been issued to individuals that have qualified under HB 91.

Currently, petitions are being accepted at Baldwin County High School at any time for review.  Starting September 1st, in connection with a new school year, petitions will ONLY be accepted three times per year: October, February and June.  Individuals are able to pick up a petition at the Board Office, Baldwin County High School or print them from the district web site at any time but will not be able to submit them to Baldwin County High for review until the three selected months listed above.  If an extenuating circumstance arises where an individual needs to petition the local Board for their diploma in a month other than the three listed above, the local Board of Education will review the circumstance and make a decision to process the petition at that time or wait until the submission window.  

Any questions about HB 91 qualifications or local procedures can be answered by contacting Baldwin County High School at 478-453-6429 or Baldwin County Board of Education at 478-453-4176.   


Attached are the procedures that must be followed when a request is made by a petitioner to receive their high school diploma. The Petition form (click here for a copy) is available at the high school and the Baldwin County Board of Education.                                                                                    

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State Board of Education approves revisions to CCGPS standards in English language arts and math

The State Board of Education has approved revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) in English language arts and math. Those standards were posted for a 60-day public comment period on November 12, 2014. The standards were revised based on a formal review and evaluation process, as directed by an executive order from Governor Nathan Deal. 

Baldwin County Board of Education Recognition

Baldwin County Board of Education for achieving the status of "Distinguished Board of Education" by the Georgia School Board Association (GSBA) Their adherence to the highest governance standards is a testament to their commitment to education and to our community.


Free digital textbooks available through
the Georgia Department of Education
The textbooks, which can be accessed by visiting http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedLandingPage.aspx, are currently available for middle and high school courses. They cover an array of content areas in Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, CTAE Electives, and several World Languages (Spanish, German, French, Latin, Chinese and Japanese). Textbooks available range from courses such as Coordinate Algebra, Analytic Geometry, and Biology to electives such as Web Design, Agriculture, and Healthcare Science.


Teresa Phillips 
Baldwin High School
155 Highway 49 W    Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-453-6429 ext. 336

Baldwin County Mission and Vision Statement

The mission of the Baldwin County School District is to educate students
who will graduate from high school with the knowledge, skills, and values
to be college and/or career ready in order to be contributing members of a global society.
Our vision is for the Baldwin County School District to empower students through a positive, culturally responsive and stimulating environment where students will recognize and achieve their fullest potential.