UPDATE: March 26, 2020-- Following an Executive Order mandated for the state by Gov. Brian Kemp today, Hart County Schools will remain closed for in-person instruction through April 24th, and students may return on Monday, April 27th. Prior to this date, the Governor will make a decision on the remainder of the school year.
Please check back here and to our Facebook page for any updates as this is an ever-evolving situation. Independent learning days will continue, with Smartbus WiFi locations accessible throughout the county.
For Hart County Wifi Smartbus locations, click here: Google map
For additional information regarding instructional techonology, click here https://www.hart.k12.ga.us/Page/152
Schools will remain on Spring Break from April 6-10. Announcements regarding prom and senior graduation will be announced at a later date.
Meal distribution will continue at elementary schools for students 18 years-old and younger, from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. on regular school days. Meals will not be distributed during Spring Break.
Registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten has been postponed and new days and times will be announced at a later date.
March 19, 2020-- Due to school closures because of COVID-19, Hart County Charter System will be implementing online learning starting Monday, March 23. Teachers and schools will continue to communicate with students and parents about what is expected. Please be in constant communication with your child's teacher to ensure you have the resources necessary.
Hart County Schools are proud and excited to announce 12 students from all five Hart schools have been named as FY20 Young Georgia Authors in the statewide competition. Sponsored by the Georgia Language Arts Supervisors (GLAS) and the Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) network with support from the Georgia Department of Education, the purpose of the Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing competition is to encourage students to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in writing, to provide a context to celebrate writing successes, and to recognize student achievement in arts and academics.
For more than two decades, this competition has been open to any student enrolled in Georgia public schools, kindergarten- 12th grade. In Hart County, competition winners were selected at every grade level.
From Hart, the following students were named for their stories:
Hart County High School Winners, L-R:
Ken’Asia Johnson, tenth grade; Madeline Owens, ninth grade; Omari Durrett, twelfth grade; Chess Mitchell, eleventh grade
Hart County Middle School Winners, L-R:
Bella Chitwood, eighth grade; Lake Dickenson, seventh grade; Juliette Cason, sixth grade
North Hart Elementary School Winner, Sam Moss:
Hartwell Elementary School Winners, L-R:
Asher Marchman, second grade; Joniyah Glaze, third grade; Jackson Carter, fifth grade
South Hart Elementary School Winners, L-R:
Grayson Morris, kindergarten; Kaelynn Shapland, fourth grade
Congratulations to these students for their hard work and creativity!
By Drew Dotson
The Hartwell Sun
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
A glimpse into history that is usually reserved for the Smithsonian Museums in Washington D.C. has arrived in downtown Hartwell. Four unique poster exhibits are on display this month at the Hartwell Art Center.
The exhibits were provided to Hartwell Main Street Program by the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition.
The program offers exhibitions to museums, libraries, science centers, historical societies, community centers, botanical gardens, schools and other institutions across the country. The program provides printable posters for the communities to display for educational purposes for free.
“Oftentimes in communities across the country we don’t have the opportunity to go to Washington D.C. to see the Smithsonian, so they work to bring the Smithsonian to communities,” Hartwell Main Street director Jason Ford said.
There are currently four poster exhibits at the art center, each with about eight posters. The Choosing to Participate exhibit encourages people to participate in the government and shows how they can get involved. Destination Moon tells the story of the Apollo 11 mission and has photos of the moon landing. Righting a Wrong is about the incarceration of Japanese people and Japanese-Americans during World War II. World War I: Lessons and Legacies examines the way the war led to changes in America’s culture, technology, economy and role in the world.
The exhibits are currently at the Art Center and will be there until Feb. 1. The exhibits are free and open to public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
More exhibits are available through the SITES program and Ford is hoping to add more in the future if there is good feedback from the community. He is also hopeful that the school system will make use of the exhibit and that it can become an attraction in downtown for residents of Hartwell and Hart County.
“I like the idea of the educational component, the history component, and just having something a little bit different in our downtown to give people the opportunity to come into town, see a little bit of the art, see a little bit of the posters, get a little bit of dinner, get a little bit of shopping and you can make a day of it,” Ford said.
There will be an opening reception for the exhibit from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, at The Art Center is at 338 E. Howell St. in downtown Hartwell.
Five Georgia school districts are included on the College Board’s 10th Annual AP District Honor Roll, with Hart County Schools among them, the organization announced this week.
“Our teachers are doing a great job preparing students at an early age. One of our goals is to provide equal access to the curriculum for all students. We are committed to finding a pathway for every student. I am grateful to our high school administrators and teachers for standing in the gap to provide the best education possible. We are #onehartbeat,” said Hart County School Superintendent Jaybez Floyd.
The AP District Honor Roll is a roster of districts that are increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. The five Georgia districts honored are:
“Our number-one focus is on expanding opportunities for students in Georgia’s public schools,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “I commend these districts as they expand access to advanced coursework for their students, while maintaining a high standard of performance.”
The College Board describes its AP District Honor Roll as “a roster of districts that are simultaneously expanding opportunity and improving performance.” Districts identified had to, since 2017, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher.
“With more students participating and succeeding in AP…more students are getting a head start on college by earning college credit during high school,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and Instruction at the College Board. “We are pleased to honor the teachers and administrators who have worked to clear a path for more students of all backgrounds to advance through AP.”
We're so excited to announce and invite you to the dedication ceremony of the Hart County High School basketball court! Please join us at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, for this exciting ceremony!
Parents, this is a great Facebook Live event to help you understand the ever-changing world of digital media and how it effects our students! Take part in the 3rd annual Pioneer RESA Technology "A Parent's Guide to Raising Digital Natives" at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 11! Take part, here https://www.facebook.com/pioneerresatech/.
Fourth grade students in Hart County schools took a great field trip today to Cateechee Golf Course for the county’s inaugural First Green program. Students learned a variety of topics about water conservation, soil management, irrigation systems and vegetation, among other eco-centered topics.
First Green is an innovative environmental and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education outreach program which utilizes golf courses as environmental learning labs. Golf Course Superintendents and local golf course representatives host students on field trips where they test water quality, collect soil samples, identify plants, design plantings, assist in stream bed restoration and are involved in the ecology and environmental aspects of the golf course. The students are also introduced to many other aspects of golf.