The GFBF was founded in 1982 by a group of Dekalb County Firefighters. Over the last 34 years, the GFBF has grown to incorporate the entire state and expanded its work to include all Georgians. In 1990, the “Give Burns the Boot” campaign was started to support the GFBF’s efforts. Since that time, firefighters have continued their support by collecting more than 14.5 million dollars.
When you see a firefighter this weekend, please give generously; remember, the life you may help save, could be you very own.
Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year is May 2 – 20, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (M-F). Kindergarten registration is located at the Parent Service Center, 234 East Taylor Street.
Students enrolling in kindergarten must be five years old by Sept. 1, 2016.
Students currently enrolled in a GSCS pre-kindergarten class do not need to register for kindergarten.
Parents/guardians are asked to bring their future kindergartener to registration to assess their readiness levels prior to beginning school. This consists of asking your child a few questions about basic skills (colors, letters, numbers, etc.). The assessment helps ensure your child is placed in a class that best meets his/her academic needs and strengths.
Required registration documents include:
- Certified copy of the Certificate of Birth.
- Certificate of Immunization, Form No. 3231.
- Certificate of Eye, Ear, & Dental Screening Examination, Form No. 3300.
- Social Security Card.
- Proof of Residency – either a dated mortgage statement/payment OR a rental agreement copy with the names of all people living in the house.
- Any one of: utility, telephone or cable bill; current property tax bill; homeowner’s insurance policy; current year income tax form.
- Photo ID of LEGAL parent/guardian.
- Proof of custody/guardianship and any legal custody documents.
Save time by completing the registration form online prior to registration at www.tinyurl.com/gscsregistration. For questions or more information concerning kindergarten registration please call 470-771-4259.
The Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) will host a doctoral degree information meeting on Thursday, April 28, from 4:30PM to 7:30PM in the GSCS Learning Center, 216 S. 6th Street, Griffin, GA 30224.
Anyone interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in education is welcome to attend this meeting. These colleges/universities will be present with a representative to speak about their doctorate programs: Clark Atlanta University, Georgia State University, Mercer University, University of Georgia, University of West Georgia and Valdosta State University.
Director of Strategic Talent Management Dr. Mack Bullard stated, “We have approximately 45 GSCS employees who have expressed interest in pursuing their doctoral degree in education (i.e. educational leadership, curriculum and instruction, school improvement, etc.). It is important for us to help our staff interested in furthering their education by providing them with information from multiple places at one convenient location. We are dedicated to developing our staff into school leaders who will maximize student achievement and organizational effectiveness.”
Spalding County Parks and Recreation announces that registration is now open for Adult Spring Softball. Registration packets for the following leagues are currently available for pick up:
• Men’s Church
• Men’s Industrial
• Women’s League
Registrations will be taken Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Parks, Public Grounds and Leisure Services Administrative Offices located at 843 Memorial Drive. The last day for registration will be March 28th. Season opens April 11, 2016.
• Women’s League $420.
• Men’s League $470.
• Only team registrations will be accepted.
• Payment by Corporate Check, Cash or Credit Card accepted.
For more information call Robby Milner at 770-467-4750.