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Books for Keeps is Coming to Elbert County Schools

The Elbert County School District is pleased to partner with Books for Keeps to provide our K-4bfk students open, equal access to books for reading, discovery, and laying the foundation for a successful life. Books for Keeps will be at Elbert County Elementary School from May 1-3, and at Elbert County Primary School from May 7-8.  

Board of Education Approves 2018-2019 Academic Calendar

At its January 22 regular meeting, the Elbert County Board of Education approved the academic ccalendar for the 2018-2019 school year.

January 2018 Board Brief

The monthly Board Brief provides highlights of the Board of Education's work sessions and regularec meetings. The information included in the monthly Board Brief is intended to inform staff and community members of recent action taken by the Board.

Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits

Flu is everywhere in America right now. If you’re not sick, there’s a good chance some of your friends, familysts members, or colleagues are. The updated Weekly Flu Report indicates that this is the worst flu season since 2014-2015 and is projected to far exceed that year’s infection rate.

Superintendent's Message and January 2018 Edition of "The Communicator"

I sincerely hope the holiday season provided the opportunity for everyone to spend time with family and enjoydfmj some well-deserved rest and relaxation. January is always a special time for us to reflect on the past calendar year and its impact on our personal and professional lives. The successes and challenges that we all experienced in 2017 will help us to prepare for what lies ahead in 2018.



Congratulations to Former ECCHS Student/Athlete Mecole Hardman and the UGA Bulldogs!

MHIt was another proud moment for all of Elbert County on January 1, 2018 as former ECCHS  student/athlete Mecole Hardman and the Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Oklahoma Sooners by a score of 54-48 to earn a spot in the NCAA football championship game on January 8.

Employees and Parents Invited to Vote on 2018-2019 Academic Calendar

On January 22, 2018, the Elbert County School District will adopt an academic calendar for thecalendar 2018–19 school year. After reviewing the calendars, please go to the survey at https://kwiksurveys.com/s/D777lj5K to cast your vote for the 2018-2019 academic calendar. Only one survey submission per person is allowed, and the survey will remain open through Tuesday, January 16.

Substitute Teacher Training To Be Offered on December 12

subThe Elbert County School District is interested in recruiting and developing high quality substitute teachers for its PreK-12 classrooms. The district will be hosting training for individuals interested in substitute teaching on Tuesday, December 12th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The training will be held in the Staff Development Room at the Board of Education Office. 

Elbert County School District Receives Golden Radish Award for Farm to School Accomplishments

The Golden Radish Award publicly recognizes school districts for all aspects of farm to school, from local food procurement to hosting taste tests and gardening with students.

ECCHS Teachers Receive Hart EMC Grants Hart EMC

Congratulations to ECCHS teachers Constance Reid, Deanna Crook, LeeAnne Cordelle, and James Gordon, for receiving Hart Electric Membership Cooperative (EMC) grants totaling $2095.

October News from Elbert County Schools

Click on the image below to read the October 9, 2017 edition of the Elbert County School District's Monday Minute. #StayInformed #EveryStudentEveryDay



REACH Georgia Signing Day at ECMS

Congratulations to ECMS eighth graders Austin Bruce, Jamil Burton, Katie Hobbs, and Connie Lampkin for becoming REACH scholars on Wednesday, October 11. In the ECMS Auditorium, these four students and their parents signed REACH Scholarship Agreements in front of their eighth grade classmates, teachers, administrators, and several distinguished guests.


11th Annual College Fair at ECCHS College Fair

On Friday, October 6, Elbert County Comprehensive High School (ECCHS) hosted its 11th Annual College Fair, and once again it was a big success!

Keeping Our Students Safe on the Roads

Child SafetyOn Saturday, September 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Elberton Police Department will have officers that are certified in child seat installments available to assist you in keeping your child safe on the highway.


The event will be held at the City of Elberton Fire Department located at:
202 S. Thomas Street
Elberton,Ga 30635
No appointment is needed, simply stop by.
For more information please call 706-213-3130

Looking at Our Continuous Improvement Processes for 2017-2018  

Elbert County Schools is working with focus to fulfill its mission and achieve its vision. Click on the link below to readgraduate Superintendent Bell's August 2017 message describing the continuous improvement processes underway in the district.  


Continuous Improvement Processes for 2017-2018  

August 2017 Board Brief gh

This edition of The Board Brief is a summary of the information and actions taken at the Board of Education’s Work Session and Regular Board Meeting for the month of August. 


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Superintendent's "State of the Schools" Presentation State of the Schools

At the August 14, 2017 Board of Education work session, Superintendent Chuck Bell presented the annual State of the Schools report. The presentation provided an update to the school community regarding the district’s enrollment, personnel, budget and operational measures, and student performance data. It also sets the tone for the 2017-2018 school year by highlighting some of the district’s key goals and initiatives. The presentation is available for review by clicking here.

New School Year Message from the Superintendent Chuck Bell

Welcome to a new school year! Teachers, administrators, and support staff of the Elbert County School District are excited and energized to welcome students back to school on Thursday, August 3. Our preparations for the new school year have been excellent and quality instruction will begin on Day 1. 

Teachers and Staff Kick Off New Year at the Chamber of Commerce's Teacher Appreciation Breakfast Ms. Sylvia Hooker

Elbert County teachers and administrators returned to work today to begin the 2017-2018 school year and were treated to a delicious breakfast and door prizes by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. This year’s Teacher Appreciation Breakfast also included a new and very special program participant as long-time Georgia educator, Ms. Sylvia Hooker, delivered an inspirational address to all attendees. 

State Superintendent Richard Woods Visits ECCHS

gadoeOn Friday, March 17, State School Superintendent Richard Woods traveled to Elbert County to visit and tour Elbert County Comprehensive High School (ECCHS).

District Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

Parents/Guardians:  Please join us for an important District Parent Advisory Committee meeting.  The purpose of this meeting is to seek methods to actively involve families and the community in school improvement initiatives at the primary, elementary, middle, and high school levels. 


Request for Proposal (RFP) for Construction Management At-Risk Services

The Elbert County School District is soliciting a Request for Proposal (RFP)RFP for Construction Management At-Risk Services.

Enrollment-Registration Enrollment
If you are new to Elbert County Schools, we welcome you and your child to our district.  Review the information below if you are enrolling your child in our schools for the first time. For more information, contact Sanquetta Calhoun at the Board of Education Office, 706-213-4000.
Elbert County School District Specifications for Chromebooks Bid Opening- June 2, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m. Chrome

Elbert County School District is seeking proposals from qualified vendors to provide Chromebooks for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The following are the minimum specifications for the Chromebook.           

ECCHS Graduation Rate On the Rise Graduate

Congratulations to the faculty and staff, administrative team, district-level support staff, and parents for all the efforts that are going into “nurturing, educating, and graduating” our ECCHS students.  Students from the Class of 2017 deserve the greatest of congratulations, as they stepped up in a big way this past year. 


November is Family Engagement Month

November is Family Engagement Month in Georgia, and districts and schools across the state will beSFP highlighting the important role parents play in their children’s education. In addition, November 16 is National Parent Involvement Day, a time for all schools and parents to reflect on the vital partnership needed for Georgia’s students and schools to be successful.

FY 18 School Budget Hearings School Budget

In accordance with O.C.G.A. §20-2-167.1, the Elbert County Board of Education will provide an opportunity for public input on its proposed annual operating budget for the 2017-2018 school year. Such input will be received at the regularly scheduled board meeting on June 12, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. and June 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Board Office located at 50 Laurel Drive, Elberton, GA 30635. The proposed budget may be found by clicking here.

5th Grade Orientation Set for July 27 5th Grade Orientation

Elbert County Middle School invites all 5th grade students and parents to an Orientation Meeting on Thursday, July 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Partnering with Parents to Improve Student Attendance

Research shows that two amto four missed days in the first month of school can predict chronic absence throughout the year.


Click on the image above to view a video that offers practical, every day steps parents can take to help their children attend school. The video also highlights ways schools and communities can help reduce barriers to attendance.


Thank you for partnering with us to improve attendance at all Elbert County schools!

State Board Member To Hold Public Hearing - May 24, 2017 Public Hearing

The State Board of Education will hold a public hearing for citizens in the Ninth Congressional District on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  The meeting will be held from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at North Hall High School, Performing Arts Center, 4885 Mt. Vernon Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30506

ECCHS Class Schedules ECCHS Class Schedules

Students in grades 10-12 will soon be receiving their schedules in the mail, along with information about parking passes for the 2017-2018 school year.


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