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!

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration and Screening will be April 23-24 from 12:00 until 3:00 for those students who are planning to attend Kindergarten at ICES for the 2015 - 2016 school year and are not already enrolled in Irwin County.  Please call the school at 468-9476 to make an appointment.  Students must be 5 on or before September 1.

Please bring the following with you:
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • EED Record (Eye, Ear, and Dental)
  • Proof of residence
  • Parent picture I.D
  • as well as the student enrolling
Students who are currently enrolled in the Irwin County Pre-K and the Irwin County Headstart Program are not required to register at ICES.

ICES Celebrates Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Cat in the HatAnn PaulkICES students were treated to a visit by the Cat in the Hat in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday on Monday, March 2. In addition, several members of the community read to students in their classrooms. Pictured are retired teacher Ann Paulk, who read to Mrs. Dixie Sherrod's Kindergarten class, and the Cat in the Hat, played by ICHS student Kameron Williams.

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!