Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year at Colham Ferry Elementary School!
I am honored to serve as your principal of CFES! I am so proud of all of the accomplishments and accolades gained during the last school year and look forward to the exciting things we have planned this year at Colham Ferry Elementary School.
To start, Oconee County Schools will issue each student in second through fifth grade a Chromebook. Please note, only fourth and fifth graders will take their new Chromebook home each day. Students in Kindergarten and first grade will have access to a classroom set of twelve Chromebooks. These new digital devices are a part of the district’s strategic plan to transition each school in Oconee to a 21st century learning environment.
To compliment the rollout of our new digital devices, we will also update our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program at Colham Ferry. Students will earn “digital horseshoes” this year for being motivated, safe, and respectful through the new PBIS Rewards platform. This system includes parent and student apps to help track the positive behaviors of our students.
I am a firm believer in the "3 Rs" for student success at CFES.
- Rigor - The CFES staff will focus on each student's individual needs and tailor their educational experiences to achieve positive academic growth. Students will be challenged but given freedom for innovation and inquiry.
- Relevance - Through our STEM and Career Lessons, CFES students will experience the standards while exploring how they relate to real-world applications.
- Relationships - While the learning of mathematics, science, reading, and social studies is vital for academic success, CFES also embraces positive peer and adult relationships to develop the "whole child."
I encourage you to explore our school website for information regarding upcoming events and major school announcements. You will also find informational pages for each of our grade levels and programs.
I anticipate another wonderful year as we collectively strive to foster a culture of learning to “Teach the Whole Child” at Colham Ferry Elementary School! Thank you for your continuous support!