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Chambers County Schools. Discover How Our Schools Are Providing The BEST In K-12 Education. Chambers County Schools are the B.E.S.T!. B - Building for the Future E - Excelling in Academics S - Strategically Located T - Technologically Advanced. We are…. B uilding for the Future.

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    1. Chambers County Schools Discover How Our Schools Are Providing The BEST In K-12 Education

    2. Chambers County Schools are theB.E.S.T! • B- Building for the Future • E- Excelling in Academics • S- Strategically Located • T- Technologically Advanced

    3. We are… Building for the Future - Over $42 million invested in expanding and improving school campuses since 1995 • State-of-the-art media centers and music buildings at LaFayette and Valley High Schools LaFayette High School Media Center

    4. Building for the Future: • Spacious new gymnasiums at LaFayette High School and W.F. Burns Middle School; new Valley High football stadium built in 2000 in Valley Sportsplex • Financially stable school system: Over $4 million in reserves (state requires 1 month of reserves: $1.9 million)

    5. Building for the Future: The new Gymnasium at W.F. Burns Middle School

    6. We are… Excellingin academics: • Meeting and exceeding academic achievement goals • System-wide accreditation by SACS (Southern Association • of Colleges and Schools) • Striving to move beyond requirements of “No Child Left Behind” SACS Review Team Members Interviewing Teachers

    7. Excelling in Academics • Standardized testing scores continue to increase • Exceeding state goals on the ARMT (Alabama Reading and Math Test), the standard for grades 3-8 • Exceeding the state goal for high school juniors on the Alabama Graduation Exam (AHSGE)

    8. Excelling in Academics • Pre-Kindergarten classes • Parents are more than pleased with our Pre-K program; On a recent parent survey the satisfaction rate ranged from 4.75 to 5 on a 5-point scale • Our former Pre-K students are performing at a higher level on state testing than those students who did not attend Chambers County Pre-K

    9. Excelling in Academics: Pre-K & Kindergarten Alabama’s First Lady, Patsy Riley, reading to kindergarten students at Huguley Elementary. Dancing and singing are used as interactive learning techniques in our pre-k classes.

    10. Excelling in Academics:Academic Programs and Initiatives • ARI: Alabama Reading Initiative • TEAM MATH: Transforming East Alabama Mathematics • AMSTI: Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative • ACCESS: Alabama Connection Classrooms, Educators and Students Statewide – a distance learning program at both high schools. • DUAL ENROLLMENT: Career Tech Students can enroll in classes at Southern Union State Community College and West Georgia Tech. • PBS: Positive Behavior Support • PROGRAMS FOR ALL EXCEPTIONALITIES: Co-teaching opportunities for students with special needs; enrichment classes for gifted students • TIERED INSTRUCTION TO MEET STUDENTS’ INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

    11. Excelling in Academics:Academic Programs and Initiatives • ARI: Alabama Reading Initiative is a nationally recognized model, using research based strategies for teaching reading • ARI provides the tools needed to accomplish its goal for students to read on grade level. • All of our elementary schools are part of the Alabama Reading Initiative.

    12. Excelling in AcademicsAcademic Programs and Initiatives • AMSTI involves creating a hands-on approach to the math and science subjects while using technology

    13. Excelling in Academics: TEAM Math • TEAM Math teaches students how to apply math concepts to daily life

    14. Excelling in Academics: Career Technical Education The Chambers County Career Technical Center provides high school students the opportunity to apply academic skills taught in the traditional setting to a real world career oriented contextual setting. The center offers technical education in automotive service technology, health science, architecture and construction, environmental management/aqua-culture, cosmetology, teacher education, business/marketing, information technology and industrial services technology.

    15. Excelling in Academics:Career Technical Center Top left: Automotive Tech Top Right: Teacher Education Bottom left: Environmental Management Bottom Right: Health Science

    16. Excelling in Academics: Career Technical Center Left: Students work on wiring for a robot for the BEST (boosting engineering, science and technology) competition. Right: A Robot built by students is tested on a ramp.

    17. Excelling in Academics: Dual Enrollment • Career Tech high school students have the opportunity to go to Southern Union State Community College or West Georgia Technical College to take career tech electives that earn them college credits.

    18. Extracurricular Activities The LaFayette High School band playing at the open house of the new band facility Chambers County Schools supported the American Cancer Society as the top fund raiser for Relay for Life. J. P. Powell Middle School was the top fundraising (per student) school.

    19. ExtracurricularActivities Go Rams! Valley High School Football team, cheerleaders, and mascot (Sports-N-More Photos)

    20. Excelling in Academics:Extracurricular Activities LHS Basketball & Football (LaFayette Sun Photos) VHS Track & Baseball (Sports-N-More Photos)

    21. Extracurricular Activities LaFayette High Football Go Bulldogs! LaFayette High Basketball Area Tournament Trophy

    22. Extracurricular Activities Valley High School students in character for their annual Renaissance Faire

    23. Extracurricular ActivitiesW. F. Burns Girls’ Basketball

    24. Extracurricular Activities:Special Olympics & Awards Picnic • Students from Chambers County Schools and Lanett City Schools took part in sporting events at Ram Stadium Frisbee Throw Students receive awards from mascots at annual Knology picnic Gifted students’ inventions

    25. Extracurricular Activities Pajama Day: Eastside Elem. PAJAMA DAY!

    26. MoreSchool Activities Eastside teachers dressed up for Dr. Seuss Day Families help with Spelling on Grandparents Day

    27. We are… Strategicallylocated: • Positioned for growth • Situated halfway between Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama -Approximately 1 hour from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport -Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes from Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama

    28. Strategically Located Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery, approx. 1 hour 15 minutes Turner Field (Atlanta Braves) approx. 1 hour 15 minutes

    29. Strategically Located Approximately 25 minutes from Callaway Gardens Approximately 30 minutes from Auburn University

    30. Strategically Located: West Point Dam and Lake 525 miles of shoreline on West Point Lake for fishing, camping, boating, recreation and special events

    31. Strategically Located: Higher Education • Southern Union State Community College, Campuses in Valley, Wadley and Opelika • Auburn University campuses in Auburn and Montgomery • Columbus State University now has a branch campus in downtown West Point, GA.

    32. Strategically located: Higher Education • Tuskegee University approx. 45 minutes away • LaGrange College within 20 minutes from Valley area

    33. We are… • Ratio of students per computer with Internet access: 3-1 • Schools equipped with high-speed wireless technology • Latest in learning software Technologically Advanced

    34. Technologically Advanced: • SchoolPad: Shannon DeLamar uses the smart board to play math games with her 2nd grade class at Fairfax Elementary

    35. OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: • Eastside Elementary *Rennie Sheree Core (334) 864-8274 • Fairfax Elementary *Fran Groover (334) 756-2966 • Five Points Elementary *Rhonda Givins (334) 864-7615 • LaFayette Lanier Elementary *Victoria Leak (334) 756-3623 • Bob Harding Shawmut Elementary *Paul Sikes (334) 768-3474 • Huguley Elementary * Nancy Maples (334) 576-2572

    36. OUR MIDDLE SCHOOLS • J. P. Powell Middle School *Terry Reed (334) 864-8876 • W. F. Burns Middle School *Priscella Holley (334) 756-3567

    37. OUR HIGH SCHOOLS • Career Technical Center * Darin Baldwin (334) 864-8863 • LaFayette High School * Jaspconia Moore (334) 864-9881 • Valley High School * James Davidson (334) 756-4105

    38. Chambers County Board of Education: Left- Right: Superintendent of Education Leonard Riley, President William A. Martin III- District 6, Jeffery Finch-District 1, Clifford Lyons- District 2, Vice President Joe Davis- District 3, Mary Terry, District 4, and Alane Duncan- District 5.

    39. For More Information: • Please visit our website at: • Call the School Board by dialing: 334-864-9343 • (Valley area: 706-586-2280)

    40. Be among theBEST! Join the Chambers County Schools Family! Better Education Starts Today!