Third Grade Receives Dictionaries

Grade 3 dictionaries

Wednesday, October 5, was "Third Grade Dictionary Celebration" day at ICES. Each year, the Ocilla Rotary Club and Irwin County Family Connection provide each ICES third grader with a student's dictionary. Designed especially for young students, the dictionary also contains other information such as the 50 states, presidents, the solar system, etc. The students and teachers were all very appreciative of the dictionaries.

September Students of the Month

Congratulations to the ICES Students of the Month for September!

PK, K, 1

Pre-K: Josiah Harris, Kyle Bivens, Caydance Harmon, Amare White, Joshlyn O’Neal
Kindergarten: Jacob Roland, Grayson Giles, Makenzie Wynn, Shalia Lampkin, Juan Cabanas, Andrae Hawes
First Grade: Branson Wright, Michael Cantu, Silas Glenn, Makinsley Brown, Amari Stuckey,  Cailee Smith, Nolan Maddox

Read More...September Students of the Month

Kindergartners Publish Book

Walker-Wilson ClassMrs. Walker and Mrs. Wilson's kindergarten students are now authors and illustrators! The class wrote a book about the things they liked most about kindergarten and titled their book "What I Like About Kindergarten." Then the book was professionally printed. The students really love their book! To celebrate, the class had an ice cream/book signing party where they gave Principal Mrs. Holly Tucker a signed copy.
What I Like About Kindergarten

2016 Get Georgia Reading

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Ready, Set, Read

During 2015, kids throughout the state read 103,636 books and spent 60,719 hours reading from mid-April through August.

MyOn heat map“This year, we’re challenging Georgia to top last year’s numbers by reading more than 200,000 books and spending over 100,000 hours reading,” said Get Georgia Reading Campaign Director Arianne Weldon. “We want you to light up your community on our heat map.”

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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!