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Back to School 2011

Schools to scramble if classes are filled
Columbia County school officials busily prepared last week for the first day of school on Monday.
Parents, pupils get first look at school
Columbia County school officials, parents and pupils celebrated the opening of the new Baker Place Elementary School on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony that preceded an open house.
First day of school
Maybre and Hagen Zachry of Waycross, Ga. were ready for their first day of school.
School Information
Monday: First day of school
School Menus
Monday: Chicken nuggets with roll, hot dog, peanut butter, jelly sandwich, crinkle cut fries, broccoli Normandy, romaine garden salad, orange wedges, milk
New Horizons

Gifted pupils in Columbia County's elementary schools no longer will travel to receive specialized instruction.
Festival to have info on schools

A weekend festival will help parents and students get ready for the upcoming school year.
Baker Place principal excited about opening of new school

The paint at Baker Place Elementary School is barely dry and the sod is freshly planted.
Officials hopeful schools will still meet progress standards
Three Columbia County schools -- Evans High, Grovetown Middle and Harlem Middle -- failed to make "adequate yearly progress" last school year.
Technology robs students of a pet excuse
Columbia County pupils might soon need a new excuse other than "the dog ate my homework" for failing to turn in assignments.
Six schools are getting new principals

When the new school year starts Aug. 8, new principals will greet pupils at six Columbia County schools. While most held administrative positions within the county in the past, they all have long career histories that led them to their current positions.
New leader of Augusta Prep will emphasize achievement

Students at Augusta Preparatory Day School will have a new leader when classes start Aug. 22.
Private Schools
Augusta Preparatory Day School: 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez; (706) 863-1906
Open Houses
Open houses for Columbia County public schools will be held on the following dates:
2011-12 School Calendar
2011-12 School Calendar
School Contacts
Important numbers: Transportation: (706) 541-0657
Harlem Back to School Bash

Sharon Forrest paints a rainbow on the cheek of Lori Lofton, 5, of Augusta, during the second annual Harlem Back-to-School Bash Saturday at Harlem City Park.

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