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Annual Report 2019


fROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION As we kick off the 2019 school year, the Oconee County Board of Education is honored to continue serving the entire school district community. One of the belief statements of Oconee County Schools is that everyone is accountable for excellence, and this is clearly reflected in the ongoing success of our school system. To that end, we applaud the hard work of our teachers, administrators, support staff, students, parents, and partners for their diligence and unwavering support of our schools. This past year, in partnership with the Georgia School Boards Association, OCS launched its first annual parent academy, known as VILLA (Volunteer Instructional Leadership Learning Academy). The Board enjoyed engaging with all 22 parent participants and looks forward to meeting our new cohort in the spring. In addition, we appreciate all the community engagement and feedback received through our strategic planning process. To have nearly 400 parents, teachers, students, and business members share an evening with their school system to celebrate successes and set priorities for the future speaks volumes. This year, the Board is very pleased to have unanimously approved the 2019-20 budget with a $3,000 raise for all certified staff, a 2% raise for all support staff, and a $1 per hour raise for custodians, bus drivers, and school nutrition staff. We have also increased funding for school security, approved positions needed for our growing system, and maintained a healthy fund balance. Also of note, the Board of Education voted to decrease the millage rate from 17.0 to 16.5 mills which is the lowest millage rate since 2003. Again, thank you to the entire Oconee County Schools community. We look very forward to the school year ahead! Sincerely, Tom Odom, Board Chair Kim Argo, Board Vice Chair Wayne Bagley Tim Burgess Amy Parrish

fROM THE SUPERINTENDENT Welcome to another great school year in Oconee County Schools! It is my honor and privilege to lead Georgia's premier school district, where we offer a world-class education with a small-town feel. In addition to our systemwide achievements in academics, we are also the #1 system in the state for fiscal responsibility. I am confident that our educators, administrators, and support staff are the best in the nation, and the results reflect that belief. Our students achieve at the highest levels in the classroom and on the field, and they receive top honors for a variety of extracurricular pursuits. The parent and community support we enjoy is unparalleled, and our Board of Education continues to set a high standard of leadership. As the fastest growing system in Northeast Georgia, we recently opened our 11th elementary school and completed a 20-classroom addition at Oconee County High School. To ensure our students are prepared to succeed in today's digital and global world, OCS is expanding 1:1 technology to encompass grades 2-12. In addition, we are excited to launch the parent portion of our learning management system – itslearning – this school year. Each and every one of our students learns in both a challenging and nurturing environment that prepares them for post-secondary success. Behind our 96% graduation rate are students who are well-rounded in academics, extracurricular activities, and service-learning. Oconee County Schools continues to lead the way because of what happens every day in our classrooms: dedicated teachers and support staff, in partnership with parents, offer the very best to our excellent students. To our school community and indeed all of Oconee County, please accept my sincere thanks for your support of our schools. I know you join me in looking forward to another year of sustained excellence in Oconee County Schools! Sincerely, Jason L. Branch, Ph.D.


Class of 2019

The Class of 2019 was offered over $5 million in scholarships (not including the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarships) and accepted at the following colleges and universities: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Agnes Scott College Alabama State University Appalachian State University Arizona State University Athens Technical College Auburn University Augusta University Belmont University Bentley University Berklee College of Music Berry College Birmingham Southern College Boston University Brenau University Brigham Young University California Institute of Technology California State University-Los Angeles Central Michigan University Clemson University Coast Guard Academy Colorado State University Colorado State University-Pueblo Columbus State University College of Charleston Davidson College Dean College Delta State University Dublin Institute of Technology Duke University Earlham College Eckerd College Emmanuel College Emory University Flagler College Florida Institute of Technology Florida Southern College Florida State University Fort Valley State University Furman University

Georgia College and State University Georgia Military College Georgia Southern University Georgia State University Georgia Tech Glenville State College Gordon State College Guilford College Gwinnett Technical College Hampden-Sydney College High Point University Humboldt State University Indian River State College Iowa State University Kennesaw State University James Madison University John Cabot University Kentucky Wesleyan College Lindenwood University-Belleville Lipscomb College Louisiana State University Marshall College Mercer University Middle Georgia State University Middle Tennessee State University NC State University North Carolina State University North Greenville University North Georgia Technical College Northern Arizona University NW Mississippi Community College Oglethorpe University Piedmont College Post University Presbyterian College Princeton University Purdue University Randolph-Macon College Reed College Rollins College

Samford University San Diego State University Sarah Lawrence College Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah State University Sewanee University of the South Shorter College South Georgia State College Stetson University Stevens Institute of Technology Syracuse University Texas Wesleyan University The Ohio State University Toccoa Falls College Truett McConnell University United States Air Force Academy United States Naval Academy University College Dublin University of Alabama University of Alabama-Birmingham University of California-Berkeley University of California-Davis University of California-Irvine University of California-San Diego University of California-San Marcos University of Colorado University of Colorado-Boulder University of Florida University of Georgia University of Illinois University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign University of Illinois-Chicago University of Maine University of Maryland University of Mississippi University of Missouri University of Montana University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of North Carolina-Asheville University of North Carolina-Greensboro

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill University of North Georgia University of North Georgia-Oconee University of Oregon University of Pennsylvania University of South Alabama University of South Carolina University of South Carolina-Columbia University of Southern California University of Tennessee University of Texas-Austin University of Vermont University of Washington University of West Georgia University of Wisconsin Utah State University Valdosta State University Vanderbilt University Virginia Tech Warren Wilson College Wesleyan College West Virginia Wesleyan College Western Michigan University William Peace University Wofford College Yale University Young Harris College Military: Air Force Army National Guard Navy

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About Oconee County Schools Schools

11 Total 1 Primary 6 Elementary 2 Middle 2 High

Students

8,253 Total Gifted - 22% Special Needs - 13% ESOL - 3% Native Languages - 32 White - 78% Asian/Pacific Islander - 6% Hispanic - 7% Black - 5% Multiracial - 3% Other - 1%

Employees

1,036 Total Full Time 636 Certified 400 Support Staff Over 90% Retention Rate

Budget Information

5/5 Financial Star Rating Operating Budget: $82,328,294 Local Revenue: $36,379,760 State Revenue: $44,467,085

Per Pupil Expenditures

#1 Financial Efficiency in GA Oconee - $9,011 Clarke - $12,164 Oglethorpe - $10,351 Jackson - $9,682 Barrow - $8,973

Millage Rate

One of the lowest in NE GA Oconee - 16.5 Clarke - 20.0 Oglethorpe - 18.884 Jackson - 18.858 Barrow - 18.5 4    OCS ANNUAL REPORT

Graduation Rate

A Leader in the State and Nation Oconee (2018) - 96.3% Georgia - 82.8%

Dual Enrollment Courses

57% of Seniors Participated 1,240 courses taken by students

SAT Achievement

#2 in Georgia Oconee (2018) - 1163 Georgia - 1054 U.S. - 1049

ACT Achievement

#3 in Georgia Oconee (2018) - 24.2 Georgia - 21.4 U.S. - 20.8

Post-Secondary Enrollment

Class of 2019 $5 million offered in scholarships (not including HOPE or Zell Miller) 147 - College and Universities to which students were accepted 4 - Military Branches

School Bus Miles 1,056,411 Total Miles Driven 5,376 route miles daily 967,680 total route miles 88,731 total field trip miles

Meals Served 637,722 Total Meals Served 3,543 meals served daily 132,431 total breakfasts served 505,291 total lunches served


About Oconee County Schools

#1

#1

#1

#1

County School System in Georgia

Statewide Financial Efficiency

System Growth in Northeast Georgia

Elementary School in GA Oconee County Elementary

96.3% Graduation Rate

A leader in the state and nation

#2 SAT and #3 ACT

Among the highest averages in the state

4 Blue Ribbon SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE High Shoals Elementary School Malcom Bridge Elementary School Rocky Branch Elementary School North Oconee High School - only HS in GA

2 STEM-Certified Schools

Colham Ferry Elementary School Rocky Branch Elementary School

National School of Character

Advanced Placement Honor Schools Recognized for exceptional merit North Oconee High School Oconee County High School

#1 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN GEORGIA As ranked by Niche Oconee County Elementary School

Distinguished breakout school

Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals Honor Malcom Bridge Middle School

georgia all-star school

Georgia Department of Education Honor Rocky Branch Elementary School

Rocky Branch Elementary School

school bell award winner

Governor's Highest Performing Schools

Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals Honor High Shoals Elementary School

Malcom Bridge Middle School (Bronze) Oconee County High School (Bronze)

Exemplary School Board

Governor's Greatest Gains Schools

Highest designation for school boards by the Georgia School Boards Association

Malcom Bridge Elementary School (Silver) North Oconee High School (Platinum) Oconee County High School (Gold)

GreatSchools College Success Award

Only county system with winners in Northeast Georgia North Oconee High School Oconee County High School

4 Georgia Scholars Designation from the Georgia Department of Education Oconee County High School students selected

5/5 School Climate Ratings

Oconee County Primary School Colham Ferry Elementary School High Shoals Elementary School Malcom Bridge Elementary School Oconee County Elementary School Malcom Bridge Middle School Oconee County Middle School North Oconee High School

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oconee county primary

colham ferry elementary

poINTS OF pRIDE

poINTS OF pRIDE

●5/5 for Positive School Climate Highest possible designation from the Georgia Department of Education for having a positive, safe school environment ● 100% of Teachers GiftedCertified OCPS teachers provide the benefits of gifted certification with creative problem-solving and hands-on learning to all students ● Over $5,000 Awarded in Grants from Walton EMC Grants awarded to create an outdoor music garden and to support a literacy unit

Academic Achievement ● 83.7 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Score (99.2 Content Mastery, 100.0 Progress, and 89.5 Readiness) As designated by the Georgia Department of Education ● Overall Performance Higher than 83% of Schools in the State  Top tier of the state ● Excellence in English and Mathematics  73% of students scored at the Distinguished/Proficient levels in English (as compared with 42% at the state level) and 81% in Math (as compared with 46% at the state level)

Dr. Katherine Brown Principal

www.oconeeschools.org/OCPs Twitter AND INSTAGRAM: @OCPSLITTLECHIEF 6    OCS ANNUAL REPORT

● Georgia Department of Education STEM-Certified School Excellence in an integrated curriculum driven by problem-solving, discovery, project-based learning, and student-centered development of ideas and solutions ● 5/5 for Positive School Climate Highest possible designation from the Georgia Department of Education for having a positive, safe school environment ● #9 Best Elementary Teachers in Georgia As ranked by Niche

Academic Achievement ● 85.9 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Score (90.5 Content Mastery, 91.9 Progress, and 90.1 Readiness) As designated by the Georgia Department of Education ● Overall Performance Higher than 87% of Schools in the State Top tier of the state ● High Literacy Achievement 74% of 3rd graders are reading at or above grade-level targets - far exceeding the state average of 47%

Mr. Tony McCullers Principal

www.oconeeschools.org/CFEs Twitter AND INSTAGRAM: @cfesmustangs


HIGH SHOALS ELEMENTARY

OCONEE COUNTY elementary

poINTS OF pRIDE

poINTS OF pRIDE

● Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School Excellence in categories including: student focus and support, school culture, challenging curriculum, leadership, partnerships, technology, and more ● Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals (GAESP) School Bell Award Winner Commendation for schoolwide enrichment program ● 5/5 for Positive School Climate Highest possible designation from the Georgia Department of Education for having a positive, safe school environment

Academic Achievement

● 81 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Score (88.9 Content Mastery, 91.7 Progress, and 88.1 Readiness) As designated by the Georgia Department of Education ● Academic Growth Higher than 80% of Schools in the State Top tier of the state ● High Literacy Achievement 75% of 5th graders are reading at or above grade-level targets - far exceeding the state average of 55%

Ms. Jennifer Whitaker Principal

www.oconeeschools.org/hses Twitter AND INSTAGRAM: @highshoals_hawk

● #1 Elementary School in Georgia As ranked by Niche for excellence in categories including academics, teachers, and diversity ● 5/5 for Positive School Climate Highest possible designation from the Georgia Department of Education for having a positive, safe school environment ● Title I Highest Performing Reward School Honored as one of the top 5% of Title I Schools in the state by the Georgia Department of Education; OCES has received this award each year it has been given

Academic Achievement ● 85.3 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Score (96.5 Content Mastery, 89.5 Readiness) As designated by the Georgia Department of Education ● Overall Performance Higher than 86% of Schools in the State Top tier of the state ● High Literacy Achievement 69% of 3rd graders are reading at or above grade-level targets - far exceeding the state average of 47%

Ms. Ashley Templeton Principal

www.oconeeschools.org/OCES Twitter: @oceschiefs 7    OCS ANNUAL REPORT


OCONEE COUNTY MIDDLE

OCONEE COUNTY HIGH

poINTS OF pRIDE

poINTS OF pRIDE

● 5/5 for Positive School Climate Highest possible designation from the Georgia Department of Education ● "Vintage Oconee" Grant Awarded from Georgia Humanities In partnership with the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF), OCMS is preserving the history of Oconee through visual, performing, and literary arts ● 2nd Place Regional Science Olympiad Competition Excellence in STEM

● Top 2% of High Schools Nationwide As ranked by U.S. News & World Report ● Advanced Placement Honor School As designated by the Georgia Department of Education ● Governor's Office of Student Achievement Highest Performing and Greatest Gains School Designated as a Bronze School for academic achievement and a Gold School for academic gains ● GreatSchools “College Success Award” For college achievement among graduates

Academic Achievement ● 81.1 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Score (87.0 Content Mastery, 89.8 Readiness) As designated by the Georgia Department of Education ● Overall Performance Higher than 76% of Schools in the State Top tier of the state ● Most students proficient/distinguished in all subjects Over 60% of students proficient/distinguished in reading, mathematics, social studies, and science - far exceeding state levels ● High Literacy Achievement 82% of 8th graders are reading at or above grade level - far exceeding the state average of 65%

Mr. Keith Carter Principal

www.oconeeschools.org/OCMS Twitter: @OCONEECOUNTYMS 8    OCS ANNUAL REPORT

Academic Achievement

● 93.7 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Score - an "A" (93.7 Content Mastery, 99.2 Progress) As designated by the Georgia Department of Education ● Overall Performance Higher than 97% of Schools in the State Top tier of the state ● 93.2% Graduation Rate The vast majority of students - 71% - take an accelerated course prior to graduation

Mr. Ben Wiggins Principal

www.oconeeschools.org/OCHS Twitter: @ochswarriors


DOVE CREEK ELEMENTARY

malcom bridge elementary poINTS OF pRIDE

poINTS OF pRIDE

● Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School Excellence in categories including: student focus and support, school culture, challenging curriculum, leadership, partnerships, technology, and more ● Governor's Office of Student Achievement Greatest Gains School Designated as a Silver School for academic achievement ● 5/5 for Positive School Climate Highest possible designation from the Georgia Department of Education for having a positive, safe school environment

● Oconee County's newest school Opened in 2018, DCES is a gorgeous, state-of-the-art elementary school ● Awarded $20,000 from a Walton EMC EmPOWERment Grant Modern and cutting-edge STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Lab ● Teacher of the Year Media specialist Jennifer Mellina is Dove Creek's firstever Teacher of the Year

UNIQUE PROGRAMS

● Multiple afterschool club offerings ● Makerspace in the Media Center ● Incredibly supportive PTO ● Strong business and community partnerships

dove creek elementary will have its first-ever achievement scores released in the 2019-20 school year!

Dr. Susan Stancil Principal

www.oconeeschools.org/DCES Twitter AND INSTAGRAM: @dcesdragons

Academic Achievement

● 90.9 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Score - an "A" (96.7 Content Mastery, 94.5 Progress, 89.9 Readiness) As designated by the Georgia Department of Education ● Overall Performance Higher than 94% of Schools in the State Top tier of the state ● High Literacy Achievement 81% of 5th graders are reading at or above grade-level targets - far exceeding the state average of 55%

Ms. Jennifer Haygood Principal

www.oconeeschools.org/mbes Twitter: @MBES_EAGLES INSTAGRAM: @MBESEAGLES 9    OCS ANNUAL REPORT


Rocky Branch ELEMENTARY

malcom bridge middle poINTS OF pRIDE

poINTS OF pRIDE

● Georgia All-Star School Honor given by the Georgia Department of Education to less than 5% of schools ● Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School Excellence in a variety of categories ● Georgia Department of Education STEM-Certified School Excellence in an integrated curriculum driven by problemsolving, discovery, projectbased learning, and studentcentered ideas and solutions ● National School of Character Recognized for excellence in character development

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

● 87.9 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Score (96.3 Content Mastery, 90.7 Readiness) As designated by the Georgia Department of Education ● Overall Performance Higher than 90% of Schools in the State Top tier of the state ● High Literacy Achievement 80% of 5th graders are reading at or above grade-level targets - far exceeding the state average of 55%

Ms. Laura Mason Principal

www.oconeeschools.org/RBES Twitter AND INSTAGRAM: @rbesrockets 10    OCS ANNUAL REPORT

● Georgia Distinguished Breakout School Awarded to the top four middle schools in the state by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP) ● Governor's Office of Student Achievement Highest Performing School Received a designation as a Bronze School for academic achievement ● 5/5 for Positive School Climate Highest possible designation from the Georgia Department of Education

Academic Achievement

● 87.5 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Score (93.7 Content Mastery, 91.0 Readiness) As designated by the Georgia Department of Education ● Overall Performance Higher than 89% of Schools in the State Top tier of all schools ● Most students proficient/distinguished in all subjects Over 62% of students proficient/distinguished in reading, mathematics, social studies, and science - far exceeding state levels ● High Literacy Achievement 85% of 8th graders are reading at or above grade level - far exceeding the state average of 65%

Mr. Mike Eddy Principal

www.oconeeschools.org/mbMs Twitter: @malcombridgems


north oconee high poINTS OF pRIDE

● Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Only Lighthouse High School in Georgia ● Top 2% of High Schools Nationwide As ranked by U.S. News & World Report ● Advanced Placement Honor School As designated by the Georgia Department of Education ● Governor's Office of Student Achievement Greatest Gains School Platinum School ● GreatSchools “College Success Award” For college achievement ● 5/5 for Positive School Climate Highest possible designation

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

● 94.1 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Score - an "A" (97.8 Content Mastery, 98.3 Progress, 91.0 Readiness) As designated by the Georgia Department of Education ● Overall performance higher than 98% of schools in the state Students' academic growth is also higher than 98% of all schools in the state ● 96.8% Graduation Rate The vast majority of students - 72% - take an accelerated course prior to graduation

Career, technical, and agricultural education (CTAE) AT NOHS AND OCHS Programs and Associated Student Organizations ● Agriculture - FFA ● Business and Entrepreneurship - FBLA ● Computer Science - FBLA ● Early Childhood Education - FCCLA ● Engineering - TSA ● Finance - FBLA ● Graphic Design - SkillsUSA ● Health Science - HOSA ● Marketing - DECA 63% of jobs require post-secondary education or training

Dr. Philip Brown Principal

www.oconeeschools.org/nohs Twitter: @nohstitans

1,663 students enrolled in Career Technical, and Agriculture Education (CTAE) courses  113 students participated in WorkBased Learning  74 employers participated in WorkBased Learning  11     OCS ANNUAL REPORT


Teachers of the Year Stephanie Bennewitz - OCPS

Amy Arnold - CFES

Jennifer Mellina - DCES

Erin Bowen - HSES

Michelle Robinette - MBES

Stephanie Dickens - OCES

Nancy Stearns - RBES

Lisa Boyd - MBMS

Amy Rejmer - OCMS

Melissa Darnell - NOHS

Faith Hoyt - OCHS

STEM Certified School

Teachers of the Year 2018-19

Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School

Once the children know I care, their effort magnifies. My students know what they are working on, their current data, where they are headed, and that they will be rewarded for their achievements. They know I am proud of them, and they are proud of themselves."

Amy Arnold Colham Ferry Elementary District Teacher of the Year 2018-19 Top 10 Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalist 12    OCS ANNUAL REPORT


Retiring Educators Thank you to our retirees for their lasting impact on the lives of our community's children!

Name Geraldine Brown Randy Cain Cathy Cartey Felicia Cielaszyk Carol Finley Sally Fowler Barbara Garrett Michelle Griffith Michael Hale Sandra Hale Jane Holman Camilla Lambert Marcia Laster Robbie McCarty Scarlett Mitchell William Nelson Michael Oakes Amy Perry Deirdre Pursley Julie Rogers Joy Tant Jerelyn Wallace Clare Williams Susan Winstead

Position School Food Assistant Teacher Bookkeeper Bookkeeper Bookkeeper Teacher Paraprofessional Teacher Director of Technology School Food Assistant Teacher Teacher School Clerk Paraprofessional Teacher Teacher Bus Driver Director of Secondary Education Teacher Teacher Teacher Teacher Human Resources Manager Teacher

Location CFES MBMS MBES RBES HSES OCMS DCES CFES Technology OCES OCES OCES OCHS OCPS CFES CFES Transportation Teaching and Learning RBES OCPS CFES/OCES OCHS Human Resources MBMS

Years of Service 12 28 25 18 21 9 28 19 24 17 21 18 17 28 30 14 10 23 2 27 15 31 24 16

477 years of combined service!

Alumni Association

The Oconee County High Schools Alumni Association (OCHSAA) hosts the Teacher of the Year program, awards educational grants, and holds a multi-year class reunion! This year, they donated over $12,400 to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library which provides a book each month to children from birth to 5 years old.

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villa parent academy First Annual Parent Academy Program Developed by the Georgia School Boards Association, VILLA (Volunteer Instructional Leadership Learning Academy) provides parents an opportunity to learn more about public schools in their local communities. The six-session program focused on an overview of the school system, Board governance, teaching and learning, operations, human resources, business services, and communications. Participants also engaged in a field trip experience to various schools. VILLA 2019 Graduates: OCPS - Deanne Rosso and Natalie Sams CFES - Brandy Hale and Alex Pershka DCES - Paige Hayes and Kim Heath HSES - Katie Collins and Jennifer Koberger MBES - Tiffany Carter and Kate Morgan OCES - Katie Castleberry and Kate Gelsthorpe RBES - Madonna Poole and Monica Wesolowski MBMS - Beatrice Howard and Tammy Rumpf OCMS - Rebecca Bishop and Robin Mayo NOHS - Heather Kincaid and Leigh Morris OCHS - Amie Dunford and Joanne Frantz

looking ahead New for the 2019-20 School Year

1:1 in Grades 2-12 Chromebook for every student in grades 2-12 with classroom devices for students in K-1 itslearning Parent Portal One location for curriculum information, study materials, grades, and teacher communication New HVAC at North Oconee High School 44 units replaced in Summer 2019 New Field Lighting at Oconee County High School Optimized lighting for football, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, softball, and track Air Conditioning on All School Buses Buses retro-fitted with A/C in Summer 2019

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Community Partnerships We are fortunate to have numerous business, higher education, government, and non-profit partners. All are so appreciated!

First Responders (EMS, Oconee County Emergency Management Agency, Oconee County Fire and Rescue, Oconee County Sheriff's Office, and the Watkinsville Police Department) contribute in numerous ways to keep our community safe, including directing traffic at schools.  Oconee County Chamber of Commerce supports the Teacher of the Year Program and provides $10,000 annually in grants to teachers! Oconee Area Resource Council administers Food for Kids and the Oconee County Mentor Program. Peach State Federal Credit Union provides a Visa gift card, sports chair, and desk token for each month's Pursuit of Excellence winner. Walton EMC awarded over $60,000 in classroom grants during the 2018-19 school year. Zaxby's provides over $8,000 annually to support employee appreciation by providing a meal for each of Oconee County Schools' employees.  Chick-fil-A Epps Bridge supports employee appreciation by providing a meal for each school system employee, as well as a meal for each graduate. BankSouth supports various schools and  sponsored the VILLA graduation. Georgia United Credit Union supports various schools and sponsored the retiree's reception. Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) provides art and cultural activities in a space donated by OCS. Oconee State Bank sponsors the Hog Mountain Bowl, the annual football game between North Oconee High School and Oconee County High School. The University of Georgia and the University of North Georgia (Oconee) contribute in numerous and meaningful ways throughout OCS. Local banks and credit unions, Benson's Hospitality Group, Heyward-Allen, SpringHill Suites, and many more contribute to the success of Oconee County Schools - and indeed all of Oconee County. Thank you to our partners! ASJ


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