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Learning Takes You PlacesLearning Takes You PlacesOur theme for the 2018-19 is Learning Takes You Places (Geographical Places, Travel, Adventures). Each grade level has chosen a continent and each classroom should choose a specific country within that continent. Please see the linked document for information about your grade level's continent.
Cox Honors Graduating Seniors with a WalkCox Honors Graduating Seniors with a WalkApproximately 15 graduating seniors, who attended Cox Elementary, paid a visit to the school one last time before graduation. The seniors walked the halls of their former elementary school, while students at Cox held up posters in support of the soon-to-be graduates. The seniors were treated to a brunch reception immediately following the event. Special thanks to Ms. Suzi Hancock for organizing the event as well as the teachers and staff for providing the items for the brunch.
Reading PaloozaReading PaloozaThe threat of severe weather did not stop the students at Cox Elementary from celebrating their reading achievements. What was originally Water Day, an outdoor party that is celebrated yearly, a “Plan B” alternative slated as Reading Palooza was created. Students rotated around to various stations that involved activities such as dancing, arts and crafts, STEM, bowling, and other physical activities. Over 200 students got to participate in the celebration. The event was planned by Ashley Purvis, Media Specialist, Coach Carissa McKinney, and the Reading Committee.
Mystery May MarketMystery May MarketStudents at Cox Elementary got to redeem their Cox Cash, their monetary system for PBIS, at the May Mystery Market. The event was hosted in the media center and was organized by the PBIS committee. The market included various items such as toys, clothing, candy, and books that were donated by Colquitt County Family Connections.
Cox Kickball Teachers Vs. StudentsCox Kickball Teachers Vs. StudentsStudents, faculty, and staff at Cox Elementary held its first-ever “Students versus Teachers Kickball Game.” This was a PBIS (Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports) incentive in which the students could redeem their Cox Cash to play on the team or be a cheerleader. The teachers narrowly won the game, but there was so much great sportsmanship that was learned that day. The event was planned by PBIS Coach, Carissa McKinney and the PBIS team.
Cox Gears Up for Milestones with Positivity and EncouragementCox Gears Up for Milestones with Positivity and EncouragementCox Elementary encouraged their students for the Georgia Milestones Testing in a big way. Lower grades classrooms adopted classrooms in third through fifth grades. They decorated the doors of the classrooms with cute, encouraging messages. They also placed student-made posters throughout the halls and purchased treats for each classroom and teacher. Students in the upper grades were treated to a Georgia Milestones Parade in which the lower grades and teachers and staff cheered on each student as he or she walked down the hall. Several staff members devoted time on Sunday to decorate the windows of the school with beautiful artwork and inspiring quotes to help students with testing jitters.
Third Graders receive dictionaries from Southern Regional Technical CollegeThird Graders receive dictionaries from Southern Regional Technical CollegeThird graders at Cox Elementary had special visitors from Southern Regional Technical college.  Every student in third grade received a dictionary.  Photo Courtesy:  Mrs. Melissa Burtle, Director of Adult Education, Southern Regional Technical College.
Cox Celebrates Read Across America Week with visitors and activitiesCox Celebrates Read Across America Week with visitors and activitiesStudents at Cox Elementary had an exciting Read Across America Week in celebration for Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  Visitors from Central Office included Mr. Doug Howell and Mrs. Debra Turner.  Students enjoyed many hands-on activities such as making Oobleck (slime) and a breakfast of green Eggs and Ham.  The Cat in the Hat visited many classrooms and read to the students.  
Stuck to the WallStuck to the WallTwo kindergarten classes from Ms. Tirzah Morris and Mrs. Clefira McComas duct taped their principals at Cox Elementary to the wall.  These classes earned 90 cougar paws, which are given by other staff members when the classes are caught representing the 3R’s, which are Respectful, Responsible, and Ready.  This incentive is part of the school’s Positive Behaviors Interventions and Support (PBIS).  Ms. Morris’ class duct taped Principal Jim Horne to the wall in the morning and Mrs. McComas’ class duct taped Assistant Principal Teresa Willis to the wall in the afternoon.  The students and their teachers had a wonderful time and filled the hallway with laughter seeing their principals stuck to the wall.  
Cox Elementary celebrates 100 days of learningCox Elementary celebrates 100 days of learning

Kindergartners at Cox Elementary celebrated the 100th day of school by learning about the number one hundred, along with objects filled with one hundred things.  Students demonstrated how to make number 100 in the gymnasium for this photograph.


Smith Wins Destination Ag ContestSmith Wins Destination Ag ContestKariah Smith, a first grader at Cox Elementary, won the Destination Ag Writing Contest for 1st/2nd Grade bracket in Colquitt County.  Kariah was asked to write about what she learned on her Destination Ag field trip that was taken at the beginning of the school year. She won $100 and her teacher, Mrs. Julie Thompson, won $500.  Her writing was framed and given to her along with her gift card and certificate.  Pictured are Mrs. Julie Thompson (Teacher), Kariah Smith (student), Kelly Scott (Destination Ag).
2018 First Semester Honor's Day2018 First Semester Honor's DayClick here to see pictures of your child(ren) with his/her/their class during our first semester honor's day.  
Staff Shout Out!  Staff Shout Out! Ms. Debra Osby and Mr. Nate Madison worked very hard to put together the Christmas tree in the cafeteria.  We appreciate your hard work and the tree is beautiful!  
Winter Garden PreparationsWinter Garden PreparationsStudents from Mr. Brandon Medley's class are working hard to get the vegetable garden ready for winter planting.  Students from all grade levels will be planting seeds in the coming weeks.  
Morris wins Colquitt EMC Bright Ideas GrantMorris wins Colquitt EMC Bright Ideas GrantMs. Tirzah Morris (center) applied for the Colquitt EMC Bright Ideas Grant and was awarded $1,000 to use in her classroom. She is pictured with her kindergarten class at Cox Elementary.  “Bright Ideas awards teachers money for innovative lessons and projects to energize students learning abilities” (Colquitt EMC, 2013). 
PBIS Pep RallyPBIS Pep RallyStudents at Cox Elementary had a PBIS pep rally.  Representatives from each class displayed their class pledges.  Special visitors included cheerleaders from Colquitt County High School and guest speaker, Dr. Irma Townsend, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services.  She applied the three R’s – Responsible, Respectful, and Ready to the real world.  PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.  It is funded by the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs and its purpose is to “improve thee effectiveness, efficiency and equity of schools and other agencies” (PBIS.org, 2017).
Punch at Lunch Punch at Lunch Students from Ms. Suzi Hancock’s class are enjoying Punch at Lunch, a PBIS incentive for the month of August.  Approximately 364 students redeemed their Cox Cash for the acknowledgement.  
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