Dr. Martin G. Waters
Letter from the Superintendent
Evans County School District Family:
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!
Whether you are a returning or new to the Evans County Schools, we warmly welcome you to this school year. We are proud of the efforts of our students and staff and we know there is still work to do in improving learning for ALL students. Among the success of 2017-2018:
We introduced the Evans County Literacy Bus sponsored by Evans C.A.F.E and our commitment to supporting literacy.
At CES, we completed a partial renovation of the school that is slated to be completed during the summer of 2019.
At CMS, the percentage of students reading at or above grade level on the 8th grade EOG increased by 14% and exceeds the RESA and state averages.
CHS was recognized as an AP Access School as well as one of 14 districts in the state to earn Bi- literacy seals.
Second Chance Academy completed its first year and is looking at ways to expand non- traditional approaches to learning.
We will be integrating a balanced approach to literacy in all classrooms to improve ALL students’ reading and writing abilities, utilizing district benchmark exams to check student progress. All three schools are expanding opportunities for our students. Claxton Elementary increased Early Intervention Program classes to support students with achievement gaps. Claxton Middle School is expanding connections courses by offering Early Childhood courses and Christian Life Center classes. The Claxton High School course offerings include the return of journalism. AP World History has also been added. Additionally, we are strengthening our partnerships with Ogeechee Technical College, East Georgia State College, and Georgia Southern University to expand our Dual Enrollment Opportunities. It is our goal to have ALL students meeting or exceeding typical achievement growth, and 100% of our graduates prepared for their post-secondary opportunities.
As we return this school year, there has been revisions with our safety protocols and policies. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences, but we do want to take any chances in protecting our students and employees. Please be aware that we will be conducting frequent drills to be sure we are all prepared in an emergency. Safety is of utmost importance.
As you all prepare for the start of the school year, we hope you can feel the excitement in the air. When your students enter our doors, our mission will be to ensure a commitment that ALL students have the opportunity and support to achieve the high levels of learning and character development required for successful college and career endeavors through partnerships with students, parents, staff and the community.
We are looking forward to a successful year and invite you to partnership with us!
Dr. Martin G. Waters, Ed.D.
Evans County Schools: Expecting Excellence…No Exceptions, No Excuses!