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Summer Hours

Our summer hours of operation are as follows:

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Open House/First Day
OPEN HOUSE 
August 7, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 
August 8, 2014
2014-2015 School Supply List

Please click the following link for the 2014-2015 School Supply List:

2014-2015 School Supply List

New Testing System



Georgia announces new testing system

 

MEDIA CONTACTS: Matt Cardoza, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 651-7358mcardoza@gadoe.org

 June 4, 2014 – The Georgia Department of Education will implement a new testing system, the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) during the 2014-2015 academic year. The new system will replace both the CRCT and the EOCT.

Georgia Milestones will be aligned to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) and will require more from students than the CRCT and EOCT it replaces, in order to better prepare students for college and career and to provide a more realistic picture of academic progress. A major benefit of the new system is that it is one consistent testing program across grades 3-12, whereas previously students took a series of individual tests.

The increased expectations for student learning reflected in Georgia Milestones may mean initially lower scores than the previous years’ CRCT or EOCT scores. That is to be expected and should bring Georgia’s tests in line with other indicators of how our students are performing, State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said.

“We need to know that students are being prepared, not at a minimum-competency level but with rigorous, relevant education, to enter college, the workforce or the military at a level that makes them competitive with students from other states,” Dr. Barge said.

The new testing system will include open-ended questions to better gauge students’ content mastery. With some exceptions for special education students with specific testing accomodations, Georgia Milestones will be administered entirely online by the fifth year of implementation, compared to 35 percent online administration of the EOCT in 2013-2014.

The State of Georgia awarded a bid on Wednesday, May 28 to CTB/McGraw-Hill to develop the new testing system. The award is for a $107.8-million, five-year contract.

GA DoE Summer Reading Challenge






Summer is on its way, 
but that shouldn't mean books are left on the shelf. When students don’t read during the summer months, they lose educational ground.  To ensure that Georgia’s students don’t fall behind while school is out of session, the Georgia Department of Education is encouraging summer reading.  

All Georgia students are challenged to read every day this summer, for at least 15 to 30 minutes. Parents and students are encouraged to visit the Find a Book, Georgia website and make a Summer Reading Pledge. Then they can use the site to find book recommendations throughout the summer, all tailored to a student’s interests and reading level.


For More Information:

2014 Summer Reading Challenge Website: 
http://www.gadoe.org/curriculum-instruction-and-assessment/curriculum-and-instruction/pages/georgia-summer-reading-challenge.aspx

Information on summer reading loss: 
http://www.lexile.com/using-lexile/summer-reading/ or http://www.summerlearning.org/?page=know_the_facts


 

Georgia Parent Survey


PCES Parents, please click on the 
image below to complete
the parent survey.


Parent School Survey

For additional information,
read this 
informational memo from Mr. Braziel,
about the Georgia Parent Survey
.

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Teacher of the Year



Mrs. Amber Roberts
PCES Teacher of the Year
2014-2015
Congratulations!!!