Let’s Move! Active Schools is an initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama that aims to ensure 60 minutes of physical activity a day for students in kindergarten through the 12th grade. Of the 544 schools honored nationally as Let’s Move! Active Schools, 16 were from Bibb County –Alexander II Magnet, BruceElementary, Bernd Elementary, Heard Elementary, Ingram-Pye Elementary, Lane Elementary, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Porter Elementary, Skyview Elementary, Springdale Elementary, Taylor Elementary, Weaver Middle, Central High, Howard High, Rutland High, and Southwest High. Powered by a national collaborative of leading health, education and private sector organizations, Let’s Move! Active Schools equips schools with the resources, programs, professional development and grants to increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students, and to cultivate an Active School environment. To earn a Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award, a school must have met significant benchmarks in five areas: physical education; physical activity before and after school; physical activity during school; staff involvement; and family and community engagement.
Teacher of the Year
A Message from the Principal, Donna Jackson
Welcome to Springdale Elementary School! I am excited about returning to Springdale as your principal. I have worked in the Bibb County School System for 24 years. I am pleased to be a part of your school community and look forward to meeting and working with each of you.
My commitment to you, our school family, is to do all I can to maintain and foster a warm, caring, and enriching environment for all of our students. The most important thing I can do as your leader is to create a safe environment where all children can learn. We will strive to help the students maximize their potential. Our children deserve more than an adequate education, they deserve an outstanding education! We will set our standards high and know that our students will succeed.
I am pleased to be a member your school community and invite you to become an integral part of our school. We need your help in making certain this year is a successful one. It is important that each and every student and parent know that they are important to our school. As parents, you know your child better than anyone else. For this reason, we want you to help guide us in making decisions and educational goals for your child. We share with you the responsibility for the instruction and guidance of your child. We sincerely invite your involvement in maintaining a standard of excellence at Springdale Elementary.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and for sharing your children with us.
At Springdale, we are very proud of our teachers. We feel they are ready for the coming school year and are prepared to help your child do their best in school. We are required by federal law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), to let you know about your child’s teachers’ qualifications. It is your right to request the following information about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials:
Please know that our staff is committed to helping your child reach his or her highest academic potential throughout their school career. That commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled and are providing quality instruction to your child.
If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teachers’ qualifications, please contact your child’s principal.
The Bibb County School District requests your input into the needs of the school in order to improve practices that are related to student achievement. We ask that you take a few minutes to answer the questions on the survey link. Your input is very important and will remain anonymous.
Please complete the survey no later than Friday, January 27. Thank you for your time!