Bobcat Highlights

Freshmen and other students new to ECHS may pick up their schedules July 29 at 10:00 AM.  Following a brief welcome, students will be allowed to quickly visit their classes.  The activity should conclude by 11:00.

The full orientation will take place on July 30 immediately after the Blue/Gold Award Assembly in Mangham Auditorium.  The orientation will begin around 9:00 AM.  Parents are invited to attend. Students will be given an overview of rules, policies and procedures for ECHS.  Requirements for graduation and other important academic, extracurricular and attendance information will also be discussed.

Any parent that can attend only one of these events should attend July 30, if possible, as it will be much more informative.

ECHS handbooks will be available via the school web site, under the School Resource menu.  Printed handbooks are available upon request.

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Text the message below to(229) 394-4785
In the message line put @ecstudents

District News

Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Stella Smith accepts the award on behalf of the school system from Wayne Turner
and the GA Dept. of Audits and Accounts 

The Early County Board of Education was recently awarded the Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting by the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts. The award was established to recognize the better practices for financial reporting and controls. The award encourages Local Boards of Education to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles and recognizes individual school districts that are successful in achieving that goal.

The award of distinction was presented to organizations that submitted quality financial statements and supporting documentation in a timely manner, whose annual financial report was given an unmodified audit opinion and was free of any significant deficiencies or material weaknesses, and complied with all Transparency in Government requirements.  At his presentation to the Early County Board of Education on June 10, 2014, Department of Audits and Accounts representative Wayne Turner said that the Early County School System was in the 15% of systems audited this year that received this award. Superintendent Dr. Bronwyn Ragan-Martin praised Assistant Superintendent of Finance/CFO Stella Smith and her department for their work that culminated in this recognition.

Thursday, July 24
Canning Plant Open - 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
After July 24 open by appointments only!
Friday, July 25
ECHS Basketball Cheerleaders Event- Princess for a Day
9-4 in New Gym
Monday, July 28
District Transportation Meeting Mangham Auditorium
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 29
Schedule Run-Through for New Students/Freshmen
10:00 AM
New Students and Freshmen can pick up their schedules and there will be a short run through so they can locate their classes.
Wednesday, July 30
First Day of School
Blue/Gold Recognition Assembly
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Freshmen Orientation
9:00 AM
This orientation will immediately follow the Blue/Gold Assembly in Mangham Auditorium.  Parents are invited to attend.  Students will be given an overview of rules, policies and procedures for ECHS.  Requirements for graduation and other important academic information will also be discussed.