An ESPLOST is the option for a local school system to call a referendum approving a one percent sales tax for school construction/renovations and/or retire bond debt. The penny sales tax spreads the responsibility of educating our children to all citizens and visitors of the community. Anyone who spends money in Lowndes County is funding the ESPLOST, regardless of whether or not the person lives in the county.
If you have an upcoming Pre K or kindergarten student and live in Valdosta City Schools’ District, come and register early to beat the back to school rush! The lottery drawing for PreK classes will be held on April 12, 2019.
Registration will be held at each of the elementary schools.
Date: March 11, 2019
Times: 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm
The VHS Marching Cats will hold their 2019 Colorguard and Dance Line audition camp beginning Monday, March 18th to Friday, March 22nd from 3:45pm until 6:00pm.
Cheerleading tryouts will be held March 25-28, 2019 at Valdosta High School for the 2019-2020 seasons.
The Valdosta Board of Education adopted the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic calendars during the meeting tonight. Interim reports and report card release dates will be added soon.
State School Superintendent Richard Woods recently named 230 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools for 2019. Valdosta High School earned the distinctions of AP Access and Support School and AP STEM School.
The Georgia Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) award is awarded to the senior with the highest SAT score in one sitting who also ranks within the top ten percent of their class. Nominees’ SAT scores must be equal to or be higher than the SAT National Average scores on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Math sections. High school STAR Students are asked to name their STAR Teachers. Statewide, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation sponsors the program and has honored more than 25,000 high school seniors since 1958. Locally, the Kiwanis Club of Valdosta sponsors the Valdosta High STAR student and teacher.
Kandice Anderson, WGN para, quietly filmed Coach Oliver as he helped a Kindergarten student put her hair in a ponytail a few weeks ago. She then played back the video for the coach and asked, "Would you mind if I shared this on Facebook?" So with his permission, she posted and jokingly said, "this is going viral!" Little did she know that it actually would.