Third Graders Receive Dictionaries

Once again the Irwin County Family Connection and Ocilla Rotary Club have partnered to provide ICES third graders with their very own dictionaries. The students are always happy to receive their dictionaries!

Dictionaries for Third Graders

Teacher and Employee of the Year Named

Employee and Teacher of the YearICES Assistant Principals Randy Reeves and Kawana Moffett, Employee of the Year Mendy Vickers, Teacher of the Year Haley Spell, and Principal Holly Tucker

Congratulations to Mrs. Haley Spell, ICES Teacher of the Year, and Mrs. Mendy Vickers, Employee of the Year. These hard-working ladies are loved and appreciated by the elementary school staff and faculty alike!

Kindergarten Registration for FY19-20

Irwin County Kindergarten Registration will be May 15-16 from 12:00 to 2:30 pm. Please call the Elementary School at (229)468-9476 to make an appointment. Those who are currently enrolled in Irwin County Pre-K or Irwin County Head Start do not need to register.

Please bring your child and the following items to registration:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Record
  • Eye, Ear and Dental Screening Certificate
  • Proof of Residence (Ex. Electric Bill Receipt)
  • Parent’s Picture I.D.

Ag in the Classroom

Ag in the Classroom

Georgia Farm Bureau Federation’s Ag In The Classroom is doing a book of the month activity this year. Mrs. Betty Metts of Irwin County Farm Bureau explained the program:

"Our Women’s committee took the activity as one of our projects. Our first book is Winter on The Farm, adapted from The Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

We have, so far, been to 4 classrooms and we have 10 more before the end of February!!!

We read the book, and then each child is given about 1 oz. of heavy cream to shake into butter. It goes in line with the story because in the book Almanzo talks about milking the cows and his mother straining the milk. We give the children crackers to enjoy their butter with.

This is a fun activity, but we also take opportunity to explain food safety (hand sanitizing, refrigeration and such).

This has been a really great project! The kids love it! I really appreciate the elementary school having us come from time to time. We have been to classrooms in the past, but some teachers were not aware of our Ag In The Classroom program. In the future months, we will review the books and then send e-mails to age appropriate classes."


Toll-Free School Safety Hotline

The 1-877-SAY-STOP toll- free hotline was created by the Georgia Department of Education. Students can anonymously report anyone who has a weapon, has threatened to bring a weapon to school, or has violated any other school safety rules. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after 5 p.m. all calls will be forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Callers will not be asked to reveal their identities. Make the call; you can make a difference!