Matt Seale Visits Kindergarten Class

Matt SealeChief Petty Officer Matt Seale visited Ms. Renea Taylor's class to talk with the students about being a veteran. Chief Petty Officer Seale served in the United States Navy and came to greet the students in his blue camouflage Navy uniform. He talked with the students about his experiences in the United States Navy and also discussed the five branches of the United States military: Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and the Coast Guard. He also answered questions that the students had about the United States military. Today Chief Petty Officers Matt Seale is a part of the Navy Reserves.

Matt SealeThe students wrote a thank you letter to Chief Seale to thank him for his service.

Ms. Renea Taylor’s and Ms. Susie Davis's Kindergarten class would like to thank Chief Petty Officer Matt Seale for his service and all veterans for their service in defending our country.

ICES Teacher and Staff Member of the Year

TOTYCongratulations to Mrs. Keri Tucker, ICES Teacher of the Year, and Mrs. Karen Roberts, ICES Staff Member of the Year!

Third Graders Receive Dictionaries

Dictionaries     On Wednesday, September 9th, the morning was full of excitement at Irwin County Elementary School as all the 3rd grade students received their very own dictionaries. Irwin County Family Connection and the Ocilla Rotary Club collaborate each year to provide the dictionaries.
     Irwin County Family Connection members want to thank the Ocilla Rotary Club for providing the funds for the dictionaries to assist the students in reaching their educational goals.
     Pictured: Irwin County 3rd grade students and teachers, Ocilla Rotary Club members: Betty Metts, Pam Barry, Bill Causey, Howell Taylor and Wesley Paulk,  and Irwin County Family Connection executive director, Laverne McConico.

ICES Teachers Receive Grants

Congratulations to the following teachers, who received the Bright Ideas grant from Irwin EMC:

Haley Spell, Gr 1 - The Life Cycle of a Chicken Project
Mrs. Spell's Class
Amanda Barrs, Gr 2 - Let's Get Physical Science Experiments
Mrs. Amanda Barrs
Kim Busbin/Ashley Hutto, Gr 3 - Rockin' Technology Classroom Response System
Hutto, Busbin
Cindy Sutton, Gr 4 - School Weather Station
Cindy Sutton
Alecia Martin/Charity Couey/Kayla Haire, Gr 5 - Presenting Poetry with Pizzazz
Couey, Martin, Haire

A huge THANK YOU goes to Irwin EMC for awarding $3,860.03 to Irwin County Elementary School!

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!