When Danny Hall dropped off son Blake at Gum Springs Elementary School, they paused to take a photo on the way to class.
See more scenes in LeAnne Akin’s photo gallery.
First day of school 2015-16 Jackson County Schools
Commerce City Schools will host a community forum at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, in the Commerce High School auditorium.
Dr. Keith Everson, executive director at Northeast Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), will lead the forum and give attendees an opportunity to share feedback related to strengths and weaknesses of the school system. The school system intends to use the feedback in its system improvement efforts.
Parents, community members, and business leaders are encouraged to attend. The forum will occur just prior to open house set for 4-6 p.m.
The Back-to-School shopping season kicked off last weekend at Tanger Outlets Commerce with lots of fun activities for the kids, beginning with Kids Day.
The $5 tickets for Saturday’s Kids Day benefited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County, and some club members participated along with existing Tanger Teen Fashion Panel to model TangerStyles during the big back-to-school fashion shows.
Each Boys & Girls Club model was required to meet with a panel of judges, comprised of Boys & Girls Clubs board members and volunteers, for an interview and modeling demonstration.
Participating from the Commerce club was Ava Lyle, Cahley Langford, Katilyn Thomas, Mimi Merritt, Angelina Kennedy, Tyler Rideway and Jayla Beasley.
Modeling from the Jefferson club was Breasia Barnhart, Guytana Carson, Princess Evans, Aziriyah Faulkner, Reagan King and Annabelle Zekeri.
JCCHS grad Chelsey Bell ready to engage in competition cheerleading at Brenau
BY CHARLES PHELPS
When Chelsey Bell looks back on her four years at Jackson County Comprehensive High School, she is going to miss cheering on Friday nights during the Panthers’ football season the most.
She will miss seeing the home crowd get “pumped up” as she cheered from the sidelines and watching the energy level of the student section grow. Ultimately, she’s going to miss cheering in a Panthers’ uniform in general.
Cheerleading has been a year-round sport for Bell. She competed on both the spirit and co-ed competition cheerleading teams. As the next chapter in her life begins, she will only be competing for one of the two squads at the collegiate level.
Bell will write the next chapter of her cheerleading endeavors this fall at Brenau University.
She will be part of the Golden Tigers’ competition cheerleading squad. Her mom attended Brenau and Bell went to different functions such as seeing plays, taking swim and vocal lessons at the college when she was as kid.
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