Varnell Elementary School

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  • Thank you for visiting Varnell Elementary School! We are the COLTS! 

    • C--Care about others
    • O--Own your actions
    • L--Lead by example
    • T--Think before acting
    • S--Stay Safe

     

     

Announcements

  • On October 15, 2018, our School-Parent Compacts and our Family Engagement/Involvement Policy Plan for Student Success were sent home with each student. Please sign and date the signature page to acknowledge that you have read, received, and agree to this School-Parent Compact and the Family Engagement/Involvement Policy and Plan. Once signed, please return the signature page to your child’s teacher by Oct. 22nd and keep both documents as a reminder of your commitment. The School-Parent Compact and Family Engagement/Involvement Policy and Plan will be discussed with you throughout the year at different school-family events as we work together to help your child succeed in school. We look forward to our school-parent partnership.

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Latest School News

  • Varnell Annual School Report Card

    In Georgia, 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.

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Latest District News

  • Elementary and Middle School Gifted Screening

    Whitfield County Schools participates in a gifted screening process each year. The consideration window and nomination for the testing process for elementary and middle schools will begin in January. School personnel and parents may nominate their child for this consideration. Testing will be conducted in February. Please contact your child's school if you have any questions.

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  • Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0

    The Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 provides Georgia public schools with a measurement system to satisfy all requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The survey is also used to guide school prevention and intervention programs and for grant funding. The GSHS 2.0 for middle and high school students covers topics such as school climate and safety, graduation, school dropouts, alcohol and drug use, bullying and harassment, suicide, nutrition, and sedentary behaviors. The GSHS 2.0 for elementary students includes school safety and school climate questions.

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  • WCS receives grant to fund Beyond the Classroom initiative

    Whitfield County Schools is one of four recipients in Georgia to receive an Innovative Fund grant from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement. The grant, totaling over 550 thousand dollars, will fund Beyond the Classroom, a program that will serve over 1,500 children and parents throughout the year in Learning Academies, Power Lunches, Summer Literacy Camps, and other literacy events through partnerships with Dalton State College, the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, and the Northwest Georgia Regional Library.

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  • Whitfield County Schools Financial Review

    As of November 1, the Department of Education has published its new financial data reporting tool as required by HB 139. HB 139 required the aggregation and publication of a variety of financial information for all school districts, such as revenue and expenditure data, capital construction costs, recent audits, and similar reports. The reporting system can be found at the link above.

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