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Farm Bureau visits CoxFarm Bureau visits CoxMrs. Charlotte Wingate, from Colquitt County Farm Bureau, recently visited Ms. Marcie Tadlock’s first grade homeroom.  She spoke to them about the importance of agriculture and read them a book about a typical day on the farm.  The book, along with others, were part of Colquitt County Farm Bureau’s Reading Barns.  The barns (small bookcases) were filled with books and were loaned out to elementary schools in Colquitt County.  It was an effort to educate students about the importance of agriculture. 
Cox has a fun and successful Science and Social Studies nightCox has a fun and successful Science and Social Studies nightCox Elementary held a Science and Social Studies night on Thursday, February 16.  Parents and their children enjoyed performing science experiments and finding out a wealth of valuable social studies information.  The Bio Bus was there also for a demonstration.   It was a great, fun-filled night for all that were there. 
Lights and Sounds ParadeLights and Sounds ParadeFirst and fifth grade students at Cox Elementary recently learned about light and sound in the STEM lab.  First graders created their own musical instruments with ordinary household objects.  Fifth graders made various objects such as lighted banners and lighted hats to demonstrate what they learned.  They showcased their projects in a parade in the hallways to show other students, faculty, and staff what they have learned. 
Happy harvest for first gradeHappy harvest for first gradeFirst-grade students at Cox Elementary School were finally able to harvest collards after many months of patiently watching and waiting for the leaves to mature. Some of the students picked the leaves while others learned how to prepare them to be cooked. All the students were given a chance to sample their cooked product. This was the first time some students had ever tasted collards. Students will now have a chance to help out more often with the recent addition of the S.T.E.M. Garden Club.
5th graders learn about electrical safety5th graders learn about electrical safetyAfter learning about electricity and circuits, 5th graders at Cox Elementary School received a visit from Andy Croft with Colquitt EMC. Mr. Croft presented an electrical safety demonstration that taught students the dangers of electricity and what to do in situations involving electricity. 
Our own Mr. Wayne received district PBIS Superior Service AwardOur own Mr. Wayne received district PBIS Superior Service Award(L-R) Dr. Tabathia Baldy (RTI/PBIS director), Mr. Doug Howell (superintendent), Ms. Kim Guion (Cox PBIS coach), Mr. Wayne Hendrixson (school nutrition manager), and Mr. Jim Horne (principal).

Mr. Wayne Hendrixson, school nutrition manager for Cox Elementary was awarded the Colquitt County School System’s Superior Service Award.  According the district, it is “[a]warded to someone who is not necessarily on the PBIS team or directly involved with PBIS implementation at the school level, but who continuously goes above and beyond to serve the students and faculty and whose contributions add to the overall success of PBIS” (PBIS District Team, 2016).  Mr. Horne stated that, “Mr. Wayne is very supportive of our students, faculty, and staff.  He goes far and beyond to serve Cox Elementary.”

Presley Brothers donate books to CoxPresley Brothers donate books to CoxDawson and Peyton Presley recently celebrated their birthdays and wanted to donate their books to the Media Center at Cox Elementary.  Dawson celebrated his fourth birthday and Peyton celebrated his first birthday.  Instead of asking for presents, they donated books to our media center.  It was a very generous donation and our students will greatly benefit from them.  We greatly appreciate their generosity and look forward to our students getting to read them.  Pictured (L-R in wagon):  Dawson and Peyton Presley; (back row L-R):  Mrs. Ashley Purvis, Media Specialist; Principal Jim Horne; Mr. Sonny Presley (grandfather); Ms. Marcie Tadlock; and parents, Mrs. Megan and Mr. Zach Presley.




GIFTS Club Serves at Cox Thanksgiving LunchGIFTS Club Serves at Cox Thanksgiving Lunch

Students of Cox Elementary’s GIFTS program prepared and served drinks for the Thanksgiving Lunch.  GIFTS stands for Great Individuals for Today’s Society.  The club was formed this school year and its purpose is to reach inside of each individual member, to pull out their good and perfect gift that makes them a unique individual. It helps build relationships and makes students leaders. 

Cox Pre-K Gets a Special VisitorCox Pre-K Gets a Special VisitorPre-K students at Cox Elementary spent this week learning about community helpers.  A special visitor, Lt. Rocky Hancock from the Moultrie Police Department, talked to them about safety and showed them his police car. 
Bio Bus Visits CoxBio Bus Visits CoxFifth grade students from Ms. Shonta Walker’s class learned about DNA from a demonstration from Georgia State University’s Bio Bus.   This demonstration was held in the STEM Lab.  The purpose of the Bio Bus is to teach elementary students about genetic traits and diversity. 
Cox Celebrates VeteransCox Celebrates Veterans

Moultrie’s VFW Post 4830 visited Cox Elementary on Veteran’s Day and demonstrated the flag.  The flag was ceremoniously folded by Mr. Ed Irby and Mr. Randall Hancock.  Each fold was explained to the students, along proper care and maintenance of a flag. Mr. Irby is a twenty-one year veteran, who served in the Korean War and Vietnam War. Mr. Hancock is a three-year veteran, who fought in the Vietnam War.   Students, faculty, staff, and parents of Cox Elementary are very grateful for their service to our country!

Mock ElectionMock ElectionMrs. Ashley Purvis, media specialist at Cox Elementary, held a mock election in the media center.  Mrs. Purvis provided students and teachers with digital and printed resources about voting.  She made an electronic ballot using Google Forms and the students were able to select their candidate of choice on the computer.  The purpose of this activity is to: 1) educate students about the voting process and 2) get students motivated to vote when they turn eighteen.  Pictured is Ms. Shonta Walker, fifth grade teacher, placing an "I Voted" sticker on one of her students. 
Fall Festival SuccessFall Festival Success

Cox Elementary held a very successful fall festival. Various volunteers from First United Methodist, The VFW, and other businesses provided many great prizes, refreshments, and a whole host of activities.  Some of the activities included a special cardboard arcade known as Caine’s Arcade, which were made by students in the STEM lab, dance, bouncy houses, candy corn toss, and a car demolition. 

First ever glow danceFirst ever glow dance

Approximately 235 students participated in a first-ever PBIS Glow Dance at Cox Elementary. PBIS is their new classroom management system that stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. These students saved up their Cox Cash, which is a PBIS acknowledgement for good behaviors.  Students receive these for representing Cox’s PBIS 3 R’s, which are Responsible, Respectful, and Ready.  Students, faculty, and staff had a wonderful time dancing in the gymnasium with various glow sticks, bracelets, and necklaces.  

Going for the GoldGoing for the GoldCox Elementary held a very successful reading kickoff celebration on Friday, September 9th for their students. Faculty and staff performed a skit in which they were various olympic athletes that also had a desire to read. Principal Jim Horne challenged all students to read a million words or more and encouraged them to read every day in the classroom and with their families. Pictured are front row (L-R) Julie Thompson, Carli Vick, and Ashley Purvis. Back row (L-R) Nelda Crook, Cristina Yero, Kristina Turner, Heather Grantham, Na’Terrius Madison, and Principal Jim Horne.
Special Visitors at the Book FairSpecial Visitors at the Book FairCox Elementary had a very busy week promoting literacy. The fall book fair, Ahoy Bookaneers, was provided by Scholastic was thankfully extended due to severe weather. A parent night was held on Thursday, September 8th in which parents were informed of the reading program and the implementation of Accelerated Reader. Students and their families were in for a real treat when Clifford the Big Red Dog made his presence, along with a book-loving, library pirate, a.k.a Mrs. Carolyn Christie, Media Clerk. Families got to shop and build their home libraries. It was a very, very successful night and enjoyed by all!
One Team, One DreamOne Team, One DreamOur school theme for this year is" One Team, One Dream." We are welcoming new staff and implementing many great programs. We are going to make this the best school year ever!
Fourth and Fifth Graders go on first-ever Georgia Studies Tour!Fourth and Fifth Graders go on first-ever Georgia Studies Tour!Fourth and fifth grade students from our school went on their first ever Georgia Studies Tour.  Pictured are the students, staff, and chaperons on the steps of the Capitol.  They have various cities and historical sites that include: Jekyll Island, Saint Simons, Savannah, Tybee Island, Atlanta, The State Capitol, Stone Mountain, Andersonville, and the Little White House in Warm Springs.  Congratulations to our students and may you have safe travels.  Special thanks to everyone that worked hard to make this possible!
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