As there continues to be questions and concerns related to the reopening of schools, we want to assure families our first priority is the safety and health of all students and staff. We understand the challenges the novel Coronavirus brings and have plans in place to continue learning in the classroom, while offering virtual instruction for families who do not feel comfortable sending their child(ren) to school. For more information on our district reopening plans, please click the link above.
With the majority of Whitfield County students returning for in-person instruction by October 29, our teachers will no longer be able to provide virtual instruction for students learning from home. Beginning November 2, WCS virtual students will begin learning through online programs outsourced by the district. For more information, please click the link above.
Due to the reduced number of local COVID-19 cases, the high schools of Whitfield County will continue steps to safely bring our high school students back to a normal schedule. Click the link above for all information regarding schedule changes. These dates listed are contingent on the status of the virus in our community. Please continue to monitor school and district announcements for more information.
Whitfield County Schools is closely monitoring the spread of the novel Coronavirus in our community and has provided a chart of COVID-19 school and district data for your viewing. To track the spread of COVID-19 in our school system, please click the link above.
Check out our Title I Information Meeting https://sites.google.com/wcsga.net/nhmtitleiinformationmeeting/home and please fill out the Google Form so we can document your attendance. Consulte nuestra reunión de información del Título I en https://sites.google.com/wcsga.net/nhmtitleiinformationmeeting/home y complete el formulario de Google para que podamos documentar su asistencia.
To help keep our parents, students and community informed, please click here to download a printable version of our Kodiak Country calendar. Please keep in mind that dates and times are subject to change due to weather or other conditions, please check the website calendar for the most current information.
We’re raising money for the Kodiaks this year and need your help! We’ve made it super easy (and fun) to support us! Just shop through our Shutterfly Storefront to create photo books, keepsakes, gifts, home décor and more—and Shutterfly will donate 8% to our organization. http://nhmkodiaks.shutterflystorefront.com/
Earning money for your school is easy! This year we’re making $700,000 available to participating schools to invest in classrooms, equipment and essential supplies. For every dollar spent at Food City* using your ValuCard, one point will be earned for your school. The more points earned, the larger share of the cash your school will receive. All you have to do is link your ValuCard to your school of choice and you’ll automatically earn points every time you shop!
Everyone’s connected to a school in some way. Maybe you work there, or have family enrolled in one, or you have a great school in your community. No matter the connection, schools and the education they provide are important, and anything that can help stretch a school’s budget allows them to provide the best education possible. Simply make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide your school's ID at checkout (in store and online) and your designated school will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies! It's a small act that can make a huge difference.
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) prepares Georgia’s State, Local, and School Annual Report Cards. The Annual Report Cards contain test results as well as other information relevant to school performance toward the goals of student achievement and school completion. The Report Card is in compliance with both state and federal laws with respect to reporting requirements. GOSA partners with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to produce the K-12 Public Schools Reports since much of the data comes from GaDOE.
Do you have what it takes to be a Kodiak Wrestler? The Kodiak Wrestling Team announced today, that they will start practices on Monday, November 30! Athletes must have a current sports physical on file to participate. Weekly practices will be M-Th from 3:30 - 5:30 unless the coach states otherwise.
LET'S GO KODIAKS!
On game days, be sure to wear your orange and blue to support all our Kodiak athletes! It's great to be a New Hope Kodiak!
We have such an amazing staff at New Hope Middle that we want to show them our appreciation! If you would like, please take a moment to share a note about a member of the Kodiak family (faculty or staff) who has impacted your life or a student's life in a positive way, please click here. You may have more than one individual you want to recognize, so you may submit this form more than once. The administration staff will pass your comments on to these deserving individuals. Thank you for taking the time to recognize the contributions of our New Hope Kodiak family!
Records for students who were enrolled in a special education program in a Whitfield County school who were born before January 1, 1997 and were 22 years of age as of July 1, 2019 are no longer needed for educational purposes. The Special Education Department announces its intention to destroy these records after January 1, 2020. Click the link above to learn more.
The Georgia Department of Education is seeking comment on a waiver request for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, which will be submitted to the US Department of Education. More information and a survey with an opportunity for comments is available at the link above until November 29.
Dual Enrollment provides opportunities for high school students to take free college courses and earn credit at both the high school and post-secondary institution. This year, instead of holding in-person Dual Enrollment parent information meetings, an informational video is available for all families interested in Dual Enrollment. Please click the link above to learn more.
The Georgia Department of Education is asking for input on what percentage of a student's final grade should the End-of-Course (EOC) Test count. Currently the EOC test is worth 20% of a student's final grade. Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, new percentage recommendations have been made for the 2020-21 school year. The survey closes November 16.